Updated: Oct 24
Returned from maternity leave, Madison shares insights on work-life balance, challenges of motherhood, and her application of medical expertise for beauty enhancement.
It had been a busy morning for Madison Stevenson. As a new mom, she had risen early to tend to her son's needs, dressing and feeding him before dropping him off at daycare. The bittersweet moment of saying goodbye lingered in her heart, as she prepared to return to her role at Renew Beauty Med Spa after months on maternity leave.
Arriving at work, Madison was greeted by a reception area filled with familiar faces. Her extended work family greeted her with hugs. Clients eagerly awaited their age-defying appointments, seeking valuable beauty advice from Madison. Her expertise and guidance, honed from her recent return, brought a renewed sense of wisdom and inspiration to those seeking transformative experiences.
A Journey of Resilience and Transition
Madison, an RN, is more than just a cosmetic nurse injector obsessed with asymmetry. She is a skilled professional who has transitioned from a demanding career in hospital nursing to the world of aesthetics. Her story is a testament to the pursuit of work-life balance, the challenges of motherhood, and the application of medical knowledge to the art and science of making clients feel and look more beautiful.
Madison's journey into nursing started early in life, driven by a profound experience of her father's battle against cancer. She was drawn to the compassionate and informative role that nurses played in her father's care, setting her on a path towards becoming a nurse. After graduating in 2017, she embarked on a career in healthcare that would eventually lead her to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a major hospital in downtown Dallas.
But the ICU, with its high-stress environment and the relentless challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, took a toll on Madison. She described it as feeling "disposable" and knew that something had to change. Hospital life was demanding and emotionally draining, and Madison began to search for an alternative that would allow her to pursue her passion for nursing while regaining her work-life balance.
The Confluence of Art and Science in Aesthetics
A chance recommendation from her mother led Madison to explore the world of aesthetics and, more specifically, Renew Beauty Med Spa. She started shadowing a friend who was a nurse practitioner specializing in aesthetic treatments, eventually paving the way for her transition to the med spa world. Madison's medical background, coupled with her calm demeanor and critical thinking skills honed in the ICU, made her a valuable addition to Renew Beauty.
As Madison settled into her role at the med spa, she discovered that her knowledge of anatomy played a crucial role in her work. She could approach clients as a neutral and empathetic figure, allowing them to open up about their insecurities and treatment goals. Madison's ability to educate her clients about their options, breaking down complex concepts into understandable terms, became her forte. She realized that just as she had demystified the hospital experience for patients and their families, she could now provide clarity and guidance in the world of aesthetics.
Her favorite procedures at the med spa include facial balancing and Botox treatments. Madison's approach to facial balancing goes beyond addressing specific concerns and focuses on creating harmony in the entire face. She often recommends a combination of cheek and chin fillers to achieve a natural and rejuvenated look. Botox, for her, is not just about reducing wrinkles; it's a tool to help clients achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin. She has found the results to not only be aesthetically beautiful, but has given her clients confidence and a feeling more youthful. As Madison says- it's also about “prevention and correction”- defying the aging process by using the art and science of injecting to slow down the visible signs of aging and replay lost volume.
While Madison helps her clients achieve their aesthetic goals, she also takes advantage of the med spa's offerings to maintain her own self-care routine. Botox and regular facials, including Hydrafacials and Dermaplaning, help her maintain a healthy and glowing complexion.
Embracing Work-Life Balance as a New Mother
But Madison's journey at Renew Beauty Med Spa isn't just about aesthetics and skincare. It's about finding a balance between her career and motherhood. She emphasizes that becoming a mother was a carefully considered decision, one that aligned with her desire for a more predictable and family-friendly work schedule. Renew Beauty's flexible hours and supportive environment allowed her to take the time she needed to be with her newborn boy and adjust her work schedule as a new mother.
Madison's advice to other women considering a career change or pursuing opportunities in the med spa industry is clear: go for it. The field is dynamic and ever-expanding, offering opportunities for growth, education, and personal development. She encourages women to explore their interests and not be bound by traditional career paths. Her own journey from the ICU to the med spa world is a testament to the possibilities that lie ahead.
In a world where self-esteem and self-care are paramount, Madison Stevenson is more than just an injector. She's a healthcare professional who understands the power of feeling beautiful and confident. She's a mother who has found a work-life balance that suits her family's needs. And she's an advocate for embracing change and seizing new opportunities, one injection at a time.
Madison's story serves as a reminder that beauty, balance, and career satisfaction are within reach, and it all starts with taking that first step towards change.