Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Karmen LaMer, founder of Tight Clinic, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are a medical aesthetics clinic that vehemently advocates for women. Our mission is to work with women of every age and culture and walk of life to age gracefully. We believe that less is always more, and we will advocate for every client. As a cancer survivor, this is incredibly important to me and remains our mission every single day.
Tell us about yourself
Let's begin with this- getting older is scary for most of us. In our youth, skincare, age prevention, wrinkles, and volume loss are not even on our radar. And then… one day, it's just there. From crow's feet and smile lines to deepening nasolabial folds and loss of volume. Most will panic and begin down the rabbit hole of Botox, fillers, and injections. I wanted to invest my time and my money into finding a solution that would provide long-lasting, dramatic results without resorting to knives or needles.
I contacted every laser therapy manufacturer I could find – I spent time with their clinical professionals, Research and Development teams, and sales reps. I tried every treatment I thought would be useful to test for results, longevity, aesthetics, and pain level. I knew right away after trying the InMode platform that this would be the technology I wanted to bring to my peers.
There are so many platforms that promise results. After my research and experience, most do not live up to their promises. The entire InMode lineup, including Forma for the face and body, Body FX for body sculpting and cellulite reduction, and Lumecca for pigmentation, texture, and discolouration is truly unrivaled in the dermatological industry.
This is the most results-driven technology on the market – these high-end radiofrequency platforms are mainly used by plastic surgeons and specialty Dermatology Clinics, whereas the other technologies are on a cosmetic spa level with minimal results.
I have completed my Laser Certification and trained closely under a revered plastic surgeon to ensure I can deliver the most amazing results possible with immediate visible results and long-term cumulative benefits. And with that said, Tight Clinic Toronto was born! I am bringing my passion and expertise paired with the most revolutionary and high-end technology available to my friends, peers, and clients in downtown Toronto. Whether you are in your twenties and you are looking to maintain fresh, tight skin, increase collagen production and prevent the aging process from creeping in, or you have more mature skin, Forma can restore and maintain the youth, bounce and glow we are all seeking.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Doing the hard work, saying no to women who are looking to do work for the wrong reasons. Be careful only to carry and offer services of value. And investing in the well-being of every human to walks through our doors. We book about three months in advance for most services, which is a testament to what we do every day.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Tuning out the noise from outside voices and following your gut. Working 24/7 and always shining a light on others and listening. Doing the right thing always, everyone's feelings are valid, and we want to ensure every human who steps through our doors feels heard and valued.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Give your all. Be consistent. Show up with passion and vigor every day. Never stop learning. Never be afraid of growth. Take the risk. Always treat the client with unending gratitude and energy, and go the extra mile. Don't be afraid of failing; if you do all of the above, you can never fail.
Where can people find you and your business?
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