Lorna Kadooka was introduced to medical aesthetics by a plastic surgeon and medical aesthetician, who came to her for services when she owned a design studio in Palm Springs, California. While they worked together, she gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic industry and decided to fully pursue a career in this field.
Lorna completed her studies at The Academy of Aesthetic Sciences, The American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics, and The Olympian University of Cosmetology. She continued her studies in Ayurveda, Bioenergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T), and Reflexology.
Her total of 23 years in the aesthetic field began in California, blending holistic modalities in her practice. During that time, she later accepted a position in Las Vegas Nevada with a private company in the entertainment field, focusing on micro implantation, medical aesthetics, and body enhancement. She experienced work in the resort spa venues in Hawaii, and later in New Mexico as Spa Director at the Isleta Resort Casino. For 11 of those 23 years, she continued medical aesthetics at The DocSpa in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During that time, she opened The Thrive Wellness Center, a holistic wellness center offering independent practitioners a location to provide their services in a client-centered environment. Lorna is passionate in her work and finds it extremely rewarding to see positive transformations in those she has worked with. She is grateful to have found her “Ikigai “ in her profession. Her motto is: You cannot attain beauty without a healthy foundation. And the path to beauty should never compromise one’s health”