With a focus on aesthetic services and products for skin care, beauty enhancement, wellness promotion and common skin concerns, Phases Medical Spa is the vision of Amber Sharp and her husband, Mark Hammel. The couple has a strong background in the medical field with Sharp holding an MSN degree from Wilmington University and Hammel a registered nurse.
“I earned my MSN with a family nurse practitioner focus,” Sharp said. “Since graduation, I have worked as a primary care provider at Atlantic Family Physicians. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I was a registered nurse at the Delaware Hospice Center and the Bayhealth Sussex Campus.”
Last year, Sharp, who grew up in Milford, re-enrolled in Wilmington University to begin seeking a dual DNP/MBA degree. Hammel, who grew up in Coronado, California, graduated from the Beebe School of Nursing. Although he has worked in almost every nursing specialty, Hammel has a calling for home hospice. Before he became an RN, Hammel was a histologist while serving in the United States Air Force and also as a civilian at the Mayo Clinic. The couple is expecting their first grandchild who they both say they cannot wait to spoil.
“Growing up going to the beach always included a beach umbrella, a big beach hat and lots of sunblock because my grandmother had very sensitive skin and an allergy to the sun” Sharp said. “Sometimes, even if she took all the precautions, she would still have a reaction, so she had to be extra careful and take special care of her skin. This is what sparked my interest in skin care and healthcare, ultimately leading to my pursuit of becoming a medical provider and opening a practice that combines the two.”
The new spa, which will be located at 1012 North Walnut Street in the Walnut Street Professional Center, will offer cosmetic injections, skin rejuvenation therapies, IV infusions, vitamin shots as well as medical ear and nose piercing. They also plan to offer a line of retail products that include medical grade skin care products, prescriptions, supplements and more. Sharp explained they also plan to carry medical grade titanium and nickel free jewelry.
“Time management has been challenging,” Sharp said. “Trying to juggle our careers while turning my dream into reality has not been easy.”
The challenges are worth it, though, Sharp explained.
“As nurses, we understand the impact of how a person feels can affect their wellbeing,” Sharp said. “We are looking forward to expanding our reach in improving lives and helping people feel good on the inside as well as the outside. As dedicated lifetime learners w will stay up with new technologies and add new services based on client interests. Mark has expressed an interest in microblading so we may add permanent make-up in the future.”
The website for Phases Medical Spa will be activated in mid-November, then published on Google. Once the website is activated, the couple plans to release a Facebook page as well as an Instagram page that will be found @phasesmedspa. Appointments will begin in mid-November.
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