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Judi’s Dramatic Transition With Dr. Lori In Progress!

· Judi Kirkpatrick's Transition is coming into the final stretch. ·

Judi’s Dramatic Transition With Dr. Lori In Progress!

Judi Kirkpatrick’s Transition is coming into the final stretch. She had her Botox injections last week and is already seeing huge results.

“The results are dramatic,” Kirkpatrick said. “The lines in my foreheads are either gone or almost gone! Also, the lines at the corners of my eyes are greatly diminished!”

Kirkpatrick, a cancer survivor and a former small town mayor originally from Texas, asked for Dr. Lori Greenwald’s help with her transition to become Mother-of-The Bride. Judi survived a rare form of cancer and the treatments that saved her life, prematurely aged her. When Judi’s son was married, she looked at the pictures of herself  and cried.

“I looked like a person who had been through a lot,” Kirkpatrick said in a previous interview. “I looked at that picture of myself and said, is that really me?” Judi’s daughter gets married in Texas on June 3rd. Judi leaves for the wedding on May 20th! We will be at the wedding in Texas with Judi and her family. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the dramatic transition that will no doubt, be a real tear-jerker! Judi looks amazing already but she still has a few weeks left to go in her Transition with Dr. Lori, including a make-over  at the Mac Studio Salon in Windsor. That’s next week. We will give you a preview of Judi’s new look as it unfolds!

The HydraFacial MD by Vivesse Med Spa


The HydraFacial MD by Vivesse Med Spa

Jodi Daniels has more than 20 years experience in the skincare industry. She explains what the HydraFacial MD is and how it wil help to transform Judi’s skin and erase her daily reminders from her battle with cancer from her reflection. The HydraFacial MD improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin.

What is the fastest way to get your skin on track?—The HydraFacial MD of course! Clients rave about the HydraFacial MD and
feel that it is the best treatment to exfoliate, extract, and deeply hydrate the skin.

“What I love about the HydraFacial MD is that it is the quickest way to resurface and invigorate your skin,” said Jodi Daniels paramedical aesthetician at Dr. Lori Greenwald’s Vivesse Med Spa.  “There is no downtime. It is non-invasive. And, it just leaves you with more radiantly beautiful skin.”

Judi has already received two Pixel Laser treatments, a VI Peel, IPL Therapy and now will undergo a series of HydraFacials.

“It’s like Botox in a bottle,” said Daniels. “One of the serums used in an advanced form of the HydraFacial can help to relax muscles in the face. Judi is an amazing woman and a survivor. We want to make sure she is red-carpet ready for her daughter’s wedding in June.”


A HydraFacial treatment consists of gently moving the HydraFacial tip across the face.  As it rubs the skin, the unique Vortex-Fusion serum delivery system is applied to your face. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides, Growth Factors and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the device’s unique delivery system, these ingredients are able to more effectively penetrate the skin.  LED light therapy can also be applied to enhance absorption of these skin renewal factors.

What is HydraFacial useful for?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightening for dull skin
  • Oily/congested skin
  • Age reversal
  • General skin maintenance

To learn more about the HydraFacial MD click here or schedule a free consultation with our highly skilled paramedical aesthetician Jodi Daniels.


A Patient Once Again

A Patient Once Again


A Patient Once Again.

I’ve been told I have a high tolerance for pain because the side effects from arsenic, used as my chemotherapy, really weren’t that bad. Sure, I had headaches, was nauseous and slept all the time but I didn’t lose all my hair. However, It did fall out in patches but I still didn’t have to wear a wig.

Not even poison could take away my hair but it did prematurely age me; I feel like I look ten years older.

Today, I am a patient once again. Except this time, I’m not fighting for my life, I’m just fighting to get my life back to the way it was…

Once upon a time…

We teach our children to believe in happy endings and fairytales; now,  I feel like I am living one of my own. Dr. Lori Greenwald is determined to help me with my transition to erase the daily reminders of cancer I see in my reflection. You might call her my very own fairy godmother/doctor. 🙂

Dr. Greenwald shares a smile with Judi Kirkpatrick during her vein procedure.

With every procedure, I see a part of me coming back to the way I looked before I had cancer. And this week was a busy week at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Med Spa. I went in for my second vein treatment. I admit it’s a little bit uncomfortable but the pay off is worth the discomfort. I can already see a big difference in my legs after the first treatment, which was only two weeks ago. I used the all-natural healing supplement Arnica to reduce the swelling and bruising and it worked really well. I’m relieved that Dr. Lori Greenwald is treating my varicose and spider veins now because my legs will look so much better by then end of May, when I head back to Texas for my daughter’s wedding. She hasn’t seen me in person since the end of September, so I’m sure she will be in shock at my transformation!

(Left to Right) HydraFacial MD, IPL light therapy for sun spots on her chest, PIxel laser skin resurfacing.

In addition to the veins, I had Juvashape to tighten up the skin under my neck and an IPL photofacial, which uses pulses of light to reduce age lines. It takes a little planning to manage the appointments with my work schedule but I’m blessed because my boss is very flexible since I put in so many hours at Chlor- Alkali. Not to mention that the guys at the plant love watching my progress! They think I’m brave to endure these treatments. But then again, they’re guys. They don’t understand the price of beauty. 😉

Cancer Campground, Right This Way.

Honestly, trying to keep all my appointments at Dr. Lori Greenwald’s Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Med Spa is nothing. This is a piece of cake compared to the arsenic infusions that cured my leukemia. It’s really no big deal running to Dr. Lori’s a few times a week – I mean, I lived in a camper on a campground next to the hospital when I was treated for cancer. That was a dark time. My husband had relocated to Connecticut and the treatment schedule was so intense I needed to stay close by because we lived an hour and a half from the hospital. Fortunately, my son would come and stay with me to keep me company. The campground was full of cancer patients like me, who were all undergoing daily treatment. Not exactly what I’d consider a vacation, but it definitely was convenient.

A cancer campground, I don’t think that would go over as a big travel destination for anyone but for me, it was part of my journey to where I am today. I just can’t wait to see my daughter on her wedding day and I want to make her proud of me,  just like I am of her. And I am so grateful to Dr. Lori and her amazing staff for helping me to get there.

To hear Doctor Lori talk about Judi’s transition click here. 


Better Connecticut Filming New Story To Air This Week on WFSB-TV

Better Connecticut Filming New Story To Air This Week on WFSB-TV

Better Connecticut was in the house at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Med Spa filming the Transitions of Judi Kirkpatrick and Cynthia Washburn  in progress! Here’s a quick look behind the scenes of what’s in store for the story. The story will air this Thursday on Better Connecticut with hosts Kara Sundlun and Scot Haney at 3 p.m on WFSB-TV 3! Be sure to tune in. We will also post the segment here on our website after it airs.