Marianne Woody MSN, FNP-BC, DCNP, CANS – professional colleague with Dr. Bruce Katz
How your clients refer to you:
Word of mouth from satisfied happy clients.
Juva Skin and Laser
60 East 56th street, 2nd floor NYC NY 10022
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
I have over 20 years’ experience as a family nurse practitioner employed the last 10 years in NYC. My experience includes nursing education, emergency room, corporate primary health care, gynecological care in addition to being board certified in Dermatology (DCNP) and Aesthetics (CANS) as a clinical aesthetic nurse specialist. My association with Juva is exciting to collaborate with and international specialist in laser and aesthetics, Dr. Bruce Katz who is Juva’s medical director who has been in practice for over 30 years
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
While employed in the Emergency room, years ago, I discovered an interest of dermatology by performing skin related procedures such as suturing wounds. The inspiration of my work comes from passion of Art and drawing. I enjoy focusing on the finest details and feel that I strive for excellence in client care and education.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I can attest that I am unique in the Dermatology field for many reasons that differentiate myself:
First, I have attained national board certification as a DCNP- Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner, the initial Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) exam was given in March 2008, with 370 subsequently taking the exam and 242 becoming certified. It is an honor for me to have achieved the DCNP credential.
Next, Juva was one of the first practices in the country to offer Vaginal Rejuvenation. We started female devoted care at Juva about three years ago, well ahead of other centers. My rich experience in family practice performing GYNE care allowed a natural transition and ease to be comfortable in performing Vaginal Rejuvenation and to discuss client concerns and desires. What began as one device available at Juva for female health is now three devices and growing… Juva always has the best and most advanced treatment modalities.
My other professional interests is that I am very involved as an Education committee member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA). The DNA is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatological care. I have been a subject matter speaker at the DNA National Convention for the past three consecutive years.
As a sector of the DNA, I am also involved as a committee member in the Nurse Practitioner Society (NPS), The NPS supports the nurse practitioner practicing in dermatology by providing evidence-based educational resources, professional networking opportunities, leadership opportunities, and by setting standards of practice in order to provide our patients with quality dermatological care.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this big city with so many options?
Please see my credentials and unique attributes above. In addition, I am certified as a CANS- Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Keeping up with every new development makes Juva on the cutting edge and absolutely ahead the crowd.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
My client care places emphasis on making the patient an integral part of the decision-making process, taking into consideration their cultural traditions, their personal preferences and values, their family situations, and their lifestyles. I provide education about the condition and treatment options for client consideration. I constantly reassure and evaluate my care.
What is your favorite part of your job?
There is not just one part; that is, I enjoy all of the Juva providers because everyone is supportive in a great environment to practice. Additionally, I enjoy my patients for their trust in my care.
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
Umm…. That is easy…. if you have never been to Via Italia restaurant (West 46th btw 6th and 5th) go there to have the best sauce and relax…tell them “Mr., Ron” sent you!
How do you benefit mamas?
I provide quality care in a caring atmosphere
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
Client statements like “I do not know what to do without you” gives me great joy.
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
I have many that I admire for their professionalism…. Too many to list but here are a few.
Dr. Bruce Katz
Dr. Ash Marghoob
Dr. Mark Lebwohl
Dr. Gary Goldenberg
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
Treat others’ as you would like to me treated yourself.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
Write a list of things to do and check it off when completed.
BTL Ultra Femme Treament:
It’s one of our newest treatments here, and has quickly become a favorite among moms. The treatment is FDA-cleared and is the most powerful, non-invasive radiofrequency system available for intimate treatments. Utilizing 360° volumetric heating and groundbreaking EFC™ system for uniform heating, Ultra Femme 360 ensures the most effective and even tissue heating to address both sexual health and aesthetic concerns of women. What I love most about it is the fact that it’s painless for patients, with no downtime – patients can “enjoy” the results that same night!
What it Treats:
The treatment is FDA cleared to provide heating to elevate tissue temperature to increase blood circulation, helping to enhance oxygenation, bring nourishment and moisture to tissue, and facilitate normal neurotransmission within the vagina. Results can be seen as early as the first treatment, and helps to address select internal medical conditions that effect women’s sexual satisfaction and confidence, such as pain during intercourse, dryness and loss of ability to achieve orgasm. Additionally, clinical studies demonstrate statistically significant results related to improvement in vaginal laxity and gratification during intercourse.
How it helps women post baby:
My mommy-patients often share that things just haven’t been the same down there post- baby or babies. The radiofrequency energy heats tissue in order to improve blood flow, and ultimately improve laxity - the tighter sensation is often what my patients notice first and is often very empowering for patients who often put their families before themselves. This treatment helps many of them regain their sense of self, sexual satisfaction, and confidence post-baby.
Treatment Protocol (sessions needed to see results):
For optimal results, a series of three, weekly treatments are recommended, which can take as little 8 minutes and no more than 20 minutes depending on individual treatment plans. Treatment pricing varies but here at Juvaskin it’s $400/treatment.