Coronavirus frontline nurse launches beauty, wellness spa to deal with sufferers’ psychological well being

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Working within the trenches as a critical-care nurse throughout the peak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was like nothing Gina M. Hassler, 34, ever skilled in her 12 years on the job.

And it wasn’t simple.

“It was a life-altering expertise for me compacted with many feelings — concern of the unknown, compassion, exhaustion and energy,” stated Hassler, who labored at Staten Island College Hospital, Ocean Breeze, throughout the pandemic. Previous to that, she labored on the Brooklyn VA Hospital, the place she handled the primary critical-care COVID affected person on the Brooklyn VA in 2020.

“To start with, we didn’t know precisely the right way to deal with COVID, and day by day was a battle towards the virus to maintain individuals alive in crucial care. It was a chaotic time, when nurses have been requested to sacrifice and danger their very own well being for the higher good of humanity,” stated Hassler, the mom of three youngsters. “I used to be humbled and honored to have the ability to make the most of my medical data and abilities to positively affect the care of the Staten Island and Brooklyn communities.”

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“It [working as a nurse during the pandemic] lead me to additional department out and provide individuals a medical spa, a reprieve that Staten Island desperately wanted,” stated Hassler. (Courtesy of Gina Hassler)

This led to Hassler’s want to assist individuals with their psychological well being and shallowness at a time when there was a lot uncertainty about coronavirus.

“It [working as a nurse during the pandemic] lead me to additional department out and provide individuals a medical spa, a reprieve that Staten Island desperately wanted,” stated Hassler, who earned a grasp of science Household Nurse Practitioner (FNP) diploma with honors whereas finishing scientific hours amid the pandemic in December 2020.

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“An eye fixed for element, I gravitated to beauty procedures and naturally flourished throughout the area. … As we rebuild and constantly try to return to normalcy, I’m proud to supply such a spot to reinforce magnificence and well-being,” stated Hassler.

Hassler, who achieved her American Nurses Credentialing Middle certification in March 2021, opened Butterfly Aesthetics in November 2021 in New Springville.

“An eye fixed for element, I gravitated to beauty procedures and naturally flourished throughout the area. … As we rebuild and constantly try to return to normalcy, I’m proud to supply such a spot to reinforce magnificence and well-being,” stated Hassler.

Nonetheless, shifting from a hospital crucial setting to her personal aesthetics enterprise wasn’t a fast determination for Hassler.

“At first, I wasn’t certain [about opening a med-spa], as a result of I come from such a critical-care background. I actually had instrumental results on individuals’s lives. And I stated to myself, ‘Is that this slightly superficial?’ However as soon as I began doing it, I noticed the sensation individuals have once they go away right here. Lots of people say I’ve helped alongside their weight-loss journey, and I’ve seen it have an enormous side on their shallowness. It’s really wonderful.”

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Butterfly Aesthetics provides Botox, lip enhancements, facial filler, Platelet Wealthy Plasma facials (PRP facials) Microneedling, IV infusions and, coming quickly, is physique contouring. (Courtesy of Gina Hassler)

SERVICES OFFERED

Butterfly Aesthetics provides Botox, lip enhancements, facial filler, Platelet Wealthy Plasma facials (PRP facials) Microneedling, IV infusions and, coming quickly, is physique contouring.

“Botox is a preventative. Ladies of their late 20s and 30s at the moment are suggested to begin Botox to keep away from everlasting wrinkles and indentations which can be more durable to reverse as soon as they’re there. Filler blends with the pure collagens and stimulates collagen development — reversing the looks of everlasting wrinkles,” stated Hassler.

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Hassler earned a grasp of science Household Nurse Practitioner (FNP) diploma with honors whereas finishing scientific hours amid the pandemic in December 2020. (Courtesy of Gina Hassler)

Along with Botox and fillers, a extremely requested service is IV infusion, together with those who declare to construct muscle, enhance metabolism/weight reduction, enhance immunity, enhance gymnasium endurance and enhance hair/pores and skin/nails, she stated.

BUTTERFLY AESTHETICS AT A GLANCE

Handle: 251 Richmond Hill Rd.

Web site: butterflyaesthetics.nyc

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