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Meet Dr. Cecilia Morgado-Slychan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Cecilia Morgado-Slychan. 

Hi Dr. Morgado-Slychan, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
My journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor is actually a long one. It started during a time in my life when I was experiencing new beginnings and making new discoveries. A few months before my wedding, I suddenly broke out into horrible acne. I visited several doctors, including several experienced dermatologists, who could not give me an answer. I was freaking out! Finally, I thought, what the heck, let’s try a “detox”. I had no idea what this was but read somewhere that it could help with acne. Surprisingly enough, it worked! My acne was cleared! Then I started reflecting on why this happened. I decided to dig a little deeper, and found out later that I had actually developed a gluten sensitivity along with severe chronic dysbiosis in my gut. Thankfully, the acne cleared up before the wedding, but I, unfortunately, had bad scarring and hyperpigmentation leftover. It made me feel ugly and deformed, which is not what I wanted to feel before my wedding. This made me wonder if there was anyone who could help me, and why in the world did this happen to me. I discovered a small Aesthetics clinic in New Mexico, that had a very holistic approach to my healing. They did a lot of topical treatments, including laser. Overall, it fixed the problem, but it also made me reflect on my whole lifestyle. 

I experienced this again later in life, along with additional symptoms that made me unrecognizable to myself, and I didn’t know why. With this feeling in mind, I felt I needed to find a field that could help others in this way. A field that is more than just covering up your health problems, but discovering the root cause of health problems. All my life, I knew that a natural approach to things always worked in some way, and with the help of a mentor, I discovered that there are many moving parts to health; specifically, hormones, skin, and gut health. My own journey helped me to see that there are many people out there who undergo a disease state and don’t even truly see their internal and external selves matching. This is why I do aesthetics. After I am done working with someone, and they are able to see their true selves that is the most uplifting feeling in the world. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Any time anyone goes through a health struggle it is always difficult. Going through health struggles while going through something as intense as medical school, is a whole other ball game. When I started medical school, I had a great light in my eyes that motivated me to start. However, I had to acquire a whole different motivation for my health, in order to keep going. Even though I had started my health journey prior to starting school, I didn’t know that I would continue to be discovering myself through health, while learning about health. Learning about my health, and the various imbalances I actually had was very eye-opening, but also taught me how to help others with similar issues. These struggles were long and hard, for both me and my family, and made me question whether or not I could keep going through school. In the end, remembering what it felt like to go through health problems alone, and having no answers for it, reminded me how much I wanted to help others in this position. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I specialize in medical aesthetics including dermal fillers, neurotoxin, PDO threads for collagen stimulation, PRP for hair regeneration, PRP micro-needling, and cosmetic laser. I love to take a well-rounded and integrative approach to aesthetics by performing a combination of treatments in order to achieve optimal results for my patients. For example, on the aesthetics side, I will often combine PDO threads, which stimulate collagen production, and dermal fillers in order to maintain and continue to support beautiful tissue structure which is created during a procedure such as when sculpting the jaw or supporting collagen in the areas of marionette and smile lines (to name a few things). I truly believe that beauty starts from the inside out. Coming from a past history of skin, hormone, and digestive problems, I firmly believe in taking an integrative approach to targeting the root cause of any presenting symptoms that affect the skin and aging. Targeting the root cause is key in supporting and maintaining any aesthetic procedure results. With this approach to my practice, I am a big fan of helping my patients get the most beautiful and natural aesthetic result without looking like they have had “work” done. I sympathize and love helping my patients optimize their health and feel amazing in their own skin. Presently I practice at two locations: Regen 33 in Tempe, AZ and My Next Step Wellness in Scottsdale, AZ. 

I will be opening my own practice called: Ateier Aesthetic Clinique by Dr. Cecilia in about Feb-March time frame. Additionally, I am constructing the website for it: www.atelieraestheticclinique.com and it should also be going live around 8 weeks from now.

Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
I love to start out my day with meditation and use the App Insight Timer. I adopted a meditation practice while in Med-school in order to help ground my mind and manage the stress. Sometimes I don’t have much time in the morning, so I will usually dedicate 5 minutes to set my mind for the day. Usually, while I am getting ready in the morning, I will watch the YouTube channel Women of Impact for personal growth and inspiration for the day. I also love dancing! This past year presented a unique challenge for exercising and dancing. Normally I would go to the gym and join a dance class, but circumstances being as they presented, I luckily found Les Mills on Demand and I love doing their Barre workout! Dancing is pretty much my choice of therapy that puts me in my “happy place”. It allows me to release stress and be creative with my movements. Barre is also a killer workout! It might look easy, but man, it can kick your butt like no other workout! 

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