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Persian poet Omar Khayyam penned this sentiment in the 11th century and it still rings true today. Good food, good wine and romance all come together in February, the month of love.

And speaking of love, we hope you’ll love our February issue. We celebrate Valentine’s Day with a look at fine dining, fabulous wine and beautiful diamonds. Plus we welcome award-winning sports writer Rick Noland, who checks out the view from the top with Medina athlete Jon Teske.

Thank you for reading our magazine, inspired by community, inspired by you. Please contact me with your news, events and stories.

Donna’s Pick

As we age, so does our skin. We notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Our skin becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. With that in mind, I decided to schedule an appointment with Katie Marino, a licensed esthetician at Visage Surgical Institute to get the most popular facial, the Jet Peel.

When I arrived, I filled out a questionnaire about my skin type and concerns. Then, while I relaxed on a nice, warm table while listening to soothing music, Katie started with a cleansing massage of my shoulders, neck and face.

The Jet Peel procedure is done in two steps. First, the jet peel hand-piece passes over the skin and applies pressurized oxygen and water to remove the layers of unhealthy skin. Katie calls it “pressure washing.” The second step is an application of a special treatment to the skin, which improves circulation and leaves the skin with a healthy glow.

In less than an hour, not only did my skin look and feel better, I had more knowledge of how to properly care for my skin type.

Instead of being overwhelmed by all the products and information on the market, see an esthetician. You’ll be pampered while receiving expert advice for your specific skin type and you’ll see beautiful results.

Visage Surgical Institute is at 3591 Reserve Commons Drive, The Keystone Building, Suite 300, Medina  330.721.2323  VisageFaceMD.com