Wholistic,
clinical
Skin + acne care

Welcome to Mikura! I’m Naomi Kurata, a licensed esthetician specializing in corneotherapy, advanced facial massage, and the treatment of acne vulgaris. I use a blend of wholistic and clinical-strength products which include:

  • acne-specific skincare from Face Reality,

  • botanical skincare from Australia, and

  • whole plant skincare products hand crafted by Tender Flower Botanicals.

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treatments & Services


 

Acne Treatments

Initial Consult + Acne Remedy
$110 // 90 minutes

During your initial visit, we'll discuss your diet, lifestyle, and current home care then address any problems with your skin that you're experiencing. After analyzing your skin under a magnifying lamp, we'll determine the best treatment plan for you. Please bring all skincare and makeup products you are currently using to your first visit so that we can check the appropriateness for skin type and comedogenicity.

Acne Remedy
$75 // 45 minutes

This treatment is for acne follow up visits only. Depending on the type of acne, this treatment may include cleanse, enzyme steam, extractions, masque, high frequency, and blue LED light therapy.

Extended Acne Remedy
$110 // 90 minutes

This treatment is for acne follow up visits only and can only be booked with approval. The Extended Acne Remedy includes everything in the Acne Remedy plus longer extraction time, ultrasonic infusion, blue LED light therapy, and high frequency.

Blue LED Light Therapy
$55 // 35 minutes

Blue LED light is used to shorten the healing time of acne lesions and stimulate the appearance of plump new cells, which helps to minimize the appearance of acne scarring. The LED light has a germicidal effect which can shorten the lifespan of P. acnes bacteria on the skin which in turn leads to clearer, healthier skin quickly.  

 

 

Corrective Skin Treatments

Redness Relief Treatment
$160 // 90 minutes

The Redness Relief Treatment gives you immediate results in reducing facial redness and sensitivity. Skin is refined and softened with the natural enzymes of papaya and pineapple to gently remove excess skin cells without irritating your delicate skin. Vitamins, ceramides, and our exclusive dermal remodeling complexes are infused with the use of ultrasound into your skin. A chrysanthemum and rose peel-off mask seals in the actives and leaves the skin calm and incredibly soft and hydrated. The treatment will finish with LED light therapy to calm the appearance of inflammation and improve the appearance of the capillary network by visibly reducing the appearance of diffused redness.

Skin Brightening Treatment
$150 // 90 minutes

This treatment is designed for those with uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Includes a deep cleanse, enzyme steam and an ultrasonic exfoliation. The skin is then infused with a skin brightening complex which evens and lightens it.  An application of a pearl brightening treatment mask is followed by a 20 minute red LED light therapy session.

nano-infusion
$150 // 75 minutes

A non-invasive alternative to Micro Needling, nano-infusion offers immediate and long-term results. It enhances product absorption and drives active ingredients deep into the skin for optimal skin restoration. This treatment stimulates circulation, softens fine lines, reduces scarring, improves hydration levels, controls breakouts, and plumps up the skin. 

Dermaplane Facial
$90 // 45min

Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation used to remove the outer layers of the epidermis. A surgical steel instrument is used to ablate the skin which in turn also removes vellus hairs (a.k.a. peach fuzz). This leaves a silky smooth finish to the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, large pores, and uneven skin tone. 

The treatment includes a double cleanse, dermaplane, and finishing mask. 

Please note: dermaplaning does not follow the principles of corneotherapy and temporarily disrupts the skin barrier. This treatment increases sensitivity to the skin and affects everyone differently. Please do not book this service prior to an important event if you have never received this treatment before.

 

 

Basic Facials

Nutrition Facial
$65 // 40 minutes
$99 // 75 minutes

My nutrition facials are completely customized for each person and are a great starting point to your skin health journey. This nutrient dense treatment includes a double cleanse, manual exfoliation, enzyme steam, extractions if needed, and finishing mask.

 

 

Waxing Services

Brows // $20
Lip // $12
Chin // $15
Nose // $12
Cheeks // $20
Full Face // $60
Underarms // $25
Tummy Trail // $30

 
 

*Services are not taxed and gratuities are not accepted. All prices are exact and shown accordingly.

 
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my skin Philosophy

What is the difference between conventional, organic, and biodynamically grown, whole-plant skincare?

Conventional skincare products are mass-produced, one-size-fits-most skincare. Any cosmetic product sold at drugstores, department stores, and through individual sales representatives (consultants) typically contain the least amount of active ingredients and more fillers so that the general public won’t harm their skin. When a conventional product that is not suited to your skin type is used long-term, it can lead to irritated, unhealthy, and unbalanced skin which in turn may cause permanent damage. 

Although the term “organic” may make it seem that a product is better for you, that is not necessarily true. Organic cosmetics do not contain pesticides or herbicides, but they often contain unsustainably sourced plants that are grown in depleted soils. This creates subpar products at a higher price point. Typically conventional, organic skincare in general contains chemically extracted single plant constituents or synthetics such as isolated vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These types of products also tend to be the most pore clogging!

Biodynamics is a way of including all of nature and the cosmic rhythms in its methods and preparations, thereby re-vitalizing the soil and nature. This leads to the growth and harvesting of vibrant, healthy, and happy plants. Biodynamically grown plants carry more active nutrients than its standard organic counterparts, which in turn has more impact when applied to the skin. Naomi has partnered with a small skincare company based out of Virginia called Tender Flower Botanicals. Tender Flower is different from other skincare companies in that owner/operator Donna La Pré creates delicate skincare products that hold immense therapeutic abilities in small batches while utilizing the plants that grow on her own biodynamic land as well as other local farms. Naomi utilizes various backbar products from Tender Flower into her facials in order to create a fully tailored and healing experience. For more information on Donna and her products, please visit www.tenderflower.net.

What is corneotherapy?

 

“Corneotherapy is a remedial skin treatment methodology with its core principle being the repair and maintenance of the skin barrier defense systems. As the name suggests, Corneotherapy is closely related to Corneobiology, which is the physiological, biologic and biochemical processes of the stratum corneum; the outermost layer of the epidermis.”

Corneotherapy.org

 

It is now widely understood that the outer layer of corneocytes of the stratum corneum is a biologically active cellular tissue. The co-inventor of Retin-A, U.S. dermatologist Dr Albert Kligman, and his partners discovered that the stratum corneum, and the lipid barrier that keeps it intact, play a significant role in skin health; it can send many signals to the underlying living epidermis and influences the regenerative processes in deeper layers of the skin. This understanding of skin health, along with appropriate interventions and topical treatments is an ensemble of therapies that Dr Kligman labeled “Corneotherapy.”

 
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About Naomi

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Naomi Kurata is a licensed esthetician and certified acne specialist. Her journey with esthetics started at a young age when she started experiencing severe inflamed acne in middle school. After many costly visits to various doctors and dermatologists and not receiving the proper care or attention, she decided to do her own research and treat her skin by herself. Although it took many years of trial and error to heal her skin, this inspired her to help others who also struggle with skin issues. 

Naomi implements plant based products into her skin treatments for their powerful healing and regenerative capabilities. These products unlock the body’s natural processes to heal itself.

At Mikura, Naomi offers a variety of skin treatments including clinical based treatments as well as relaxing, therapeutic facials. Besides skin treatments, Naomi offers hair removal and lash lifts. Mikura is a transgender safe space and is also accessible to the disabled. 

The Meaning of Mikura

The last two letters of my first name, and the first four of my last, Mikura also has meaning in Japanese. “Mi” means real, truth, or beauty, and “kura” means cellar. The kanji (traditional Japanese characters) used for my business are also the ones given to me by my mother for my name.