Ultimate Mommy Makeover

(3 Finalists Undergo Makeovers At Aesthetic Edge’s Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon)

The Top 10 finalists in a search for women deserving the Ultimate Mommy Makeover gathered at a lunch & awards ceremony in their honor at Aesthetic Edge, which Best of LA calls “Southern California’s finest medi-spa.” Molly Fulbright, a mother of a 2 ½ year-old with one on the way and co-founder of Aesthetic Edge, welcomed the guests, offered brief descriptions of why they were selected and announced the final 3 who then underwent the initial stages of their “ultimate mommy makeovers,” which include fillers, the Botox alternative known as Dysport, laser resurfacing, facials, teeth whitening, etc. The top 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 entries in a search for “very special moms” that was conducted 1 month ago. From the 10 finalists, the top 3 selected by a panel of judges based on their stories included:

CONNIE SALERNO –This 40-year-old Simi Valley resident was in the process of in vitro fertilization treatments when her husband was hit by car and fell into a coma. He recovered but still suffers from brain injuries that present him with many challenges. During his recovery, Connie learned she was pregnant with twins. They are now 3 years old. Currently, Connie works full time, takes care of the children and tends to her husband’s needs with little time for herself. Her husband nominated her for this honor.

ERICA SLEISCHAUER –This Redondo Beach resident and 40-year-old mom has 4 kids–3 of whom are surviving quads who were born 3 1/2 months prematurely. They spent 6 months in the hospital during which time she drove to Long Beach every day to visit them. The triplets are on several kinds of medications and she must take them to frequent doctors appointments. She was able to go back to work part-time but lost benefits and health insurance and deals with insurance issues on a continual basis.

KANDRA MORALES — This 30-year-old Torrance resident, has neglected herself due to the special needs of her three children. She has a 5-year-old son with autism and her daughter faces developmental delays. Her sister-in-law recently passed away leaving her 21-year-old autistic son behind and Kandra has welcomed him into their family. Kandra’s husband nominated her.

“Our inaugural Ultimate Mommy Makeover search was conducted with the support of many in our community,” said Fulbright, who said that all finalists received lunch and prize packages worth $200 containing Latisse, Aesthetic Edge gift cards, dental care packages, and deluxe beauty products. “In addition to our own medical staff donating their time and services including our very own cosmetic dentist Michael Fulbright, DDS and plastic surgeon Keith Marcus, M.D., a number of other services and products were donated by those who wanted to ensure a terrific Mother’s Day for all involved.”

Among those donating their services or products:

Suzy Morris, hairstylist

Alex Karapetyan, hairstylist

Sonia Resendes, make-up artist

Mae Ho, Mae’s Dress Shop

Lisa Breen, Stella & Dot

Beth Wood, Dysport, Perlane and Restylane and lunch

Michelle Runnels, Botox and Juvederm

Jean Evans, Radiesse

Christian Godoy, Zoom Teeth Whitening

Joe Sporkin, Lumenis Laser (for IPL) and rentals

Cyndee Roberts, Murad skincare (for facials)