We had the good fortune of connecting with Alissa Caillet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alissa, what do you attribute your success to?
Passion, tenacity and perseverance.. Incandescent Skin was born from a vision to help people revise their skin so that they may walk more confidently. Fixing skin is a like a mystery that I’ve been tasked to investigate, identify the culprits, educating while creating the perfect professional treatments and home prescriptives to combat specific skin conditions. I’ve slowly built my practice over the years which takes time and trust. Many clients have a perception that they can come in for a “one and done” treatment. The reality is that the skin condition that we are addressing didn’t happen over night. The process of removing and rebuilding takes time and I’m grateful to my clients who are trusting the process with me each day.
When it comes to studying the skin, my extensive college education gave me a head start having double majored in Psychology and Sociology (1997), Masters in Education (2000), and spent two years on a PhD (2009-11). I am no stranger to hard work. Once I decided to pursue skin, I rarely look back. Ive directed all my energy into Skin Revision and becoming the very best. Committing to the process has served me well with my success at Incandescent Skin.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I received my license in 2013 and created Incandescent Skin. LLC in 2015. I have gained specialty training above and beyond my education. I am a Skin Revisionist who analyzes skin, creates a plan, and treats the skin in a series of treatments in order to revise skin conditions such as acne, scarring, pigmentation, melasma, dermatitis and so much more. I use tools such as enzyme masks, resurfacing treatments, strong medical grade peels, alkaline, and medical-grade microneedling. My goal is to provide bi-monthly treatments until the skin condition is revised and then move to maintenance treatments.
Additionally, I do sugaring hair removal. Sugaring is an ancient technique using a paste to apply to the skin and flick off to remove unwanted hair. I discontinued using wax several years ago as sugaring is gentle the the skin while removing hair in the direction of hair growth. Most clients find that hair grows back thinner and more sparsely.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Living in Tucson, Arizona I can say without hesitation that we have the best Mexican food ever. Food would play a huge role in my plans.
Some of my favorite places to eat include Taqueira Pico De Gallo, El Guero Canelo, and El Minuto Cafe and Martins Comida Chingona to name a few.
As far as places to visit, our unique desert views in the winter are majestic. The Sonoran Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, and Picture Rocks are must-see hiking locations.
For souvenirs, I would take my guest to the Tucson Botanical Gardens gift shop (also a great garden to tour).
For a little mountain getaway, of course, I’d take my guest to Mount Lemmon. There is a huge mountain rock that can be hiked up upon called Sun Rock that overlooks the valley along with my favorite local business The Living Rainbow.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to thank my husband, Jay. He has supported me with my choice financially and has been a stellar believer in me throughout this process. He has been there for me every step of the way and there is a power of being present.
My children are my inspiration. I love and respect their journey in life. I know they are proud of me and I’m happy to be able to show them what hard work and resiliency look like.
Lastly, thank you to the people who knocked me down. Without those experiences, I wouldn’t be the fighter I am today.