Shawna is a Licensed Advanced Aesthetician and Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP).
She has been practicing since 2014 and has worked in several skin and laser clinics in the Portland area. Her passion is working with clients to clear their acne and rosacea. Her son experienced severe acne as a teenager. She became frustrated by the lack of treatment options given by her health care providers. She was hesitant to allow her son to go on Accutane because of the known side effects. Her lifelong interest in nutrition taught her that they should be addressing skin health from the inside not just the outside. She knew there had to be a better way. She decided to pursue a career in esthetics and nutrition to be a resource for others struggling to find options. In the course of her studies, she also learned how her own gut health was behind the embarrassing rosacea that she had experienced since childhood. A combination of professional treatments, skincare and addressing internal issues virtually eliminated her rosacea.
“It is my hope that I can provide alternative options to traditional acne and rosacea treatments that provide long term and lasting change that will also have a positive effect on overall health and well-
Shawna makes professional development a priority and stays on top of the latest research in skin treatments. She continued her advanced training in esthetics at Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2017.
Shawna also volunteers as a mentor for the Nutritional Therapy Association training program. She is excited to bring her expertise to Avalon Natural Medicine & Aesthetics.
Shawna’s Services Include:
- Face and Body Peels
- Light-Based Therapy (LED)
- Nutritional Assessments and Counseling
“I followed Shawna here from another spa, because she’s that amazing with my skin. She pays attention to what my skin needs/likes/doesn’t like and recommends the right products and services. She seriously CHANGED my skin and confidence.”
“I have trusted Shawna Esparza with my skin for almost 2 years now and I won’t ever stray away! She has been nothing short of phenomenal! Her skills and knowledge are so vast and I truly appreciate her going into detail of all products/tools she uses on my skin. I highly recommend her for those who are having trouble with acne, scarring, pigmentations, sun damage or just in need of maintenance facials!
She has so many tools and regimens for all skin types! I personally have had Shawna preform micro-needling, microdermabrasion, LED therapy, high frequency, and retinol treatments on my skin and let me tell you, I don’t foresee any wrinkles/blemishes showing up any time soon!”