We provide a unique medspa experience combining Terrie’s Korean heritage, Ayurvedic education and modern clinical practices. Using both advanced technology of Western medical spas and Eastern principles, Total Glow provides in depth digital skin analysis and private consultations to give each client whole body solutions to natural beauty and wellness.
The transformational experience of having a Custom Crafted HydraFacial at Total Glow. Our four decadent HydraFacial treatments are simply in a league of their own— each one combining the experience gained through the delivery of tens of thousands of procedures, across 16 years of specialization and intensive training—and each one blended with our comprehensive knowledge of the Environ Skin Care line, and our time-honored Eastern methods of holistic delivery.Learn More
Patients often seek out the services of a med spa in Palo Alto because their over-the-counter products are simply not up to the task of rejuvenating skin that has faced years of stress, aging and environmental damage. At Total Glow, we provide medical-grade skincare products that are innovative and effective, and have an international reputation for success in treating even the most challenging skin conditions.Learn More
We incorporate a holistic approach to our treatments—because true beauty and wellness is about more than what lies on the surface.
After struggling with rosacea, acne, acne scarring, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and in more recent years hormonal imbalances and preventative solutions to aging skin, Terrie knew firsthand the need for real solutions to her skincare problems. This was the impetus to create a med spa where patients could enjoy a holistic approach that incorporated nutrition, Ayurveda, aromatherapy and whole-body wellness. Ever passionate about improving her clients’ complexions, Terrie created a wealth of strategic treatments for anti-aging, detoxification, and everyday renewal and rejuvenation. Terrie is the Environ Practice Management Educator, a licensed Medical aesthetician, a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a Certified HydraFacial practitioner who has been administering the HydraFacial since 2003.Read Bio
Dr. James Newman is the Founder and Director of the Aesthetic Center located in Palo Alto, San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. With over 15 years of skilled surgical experience and an innovator in minimally invasive techniques, he is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the area.
Dr. Newman has put together a team of exemplary plastic surgeons, aaestheticians, anesthesiologist and anti-aging specialist to help patients achieve their highest goals of both inner and outer health and beauty.Read Bio
In the beginning of my career in the esthetic industry 2012, I was working as makeup artist for 4 years. I’ve worked with women of all ages. Everyone that ever sat in my chair only had one wish, to look beautiful. No matter what their age, every time I was done with the makeup application the look on their faces instantly radiated confidence. From there, I understood how powerful appearance can be.
I decided to go into the skin care because I believe women should feel as beautiful and confident without makeup. Our faces are the representation of our bodies and everyone deserves to have radiant healthy-looking skin. Because When you look good, you feel good. and that affects our health and everyday life.Read Bio
Janessa began her journey in medical esthetics over 5 years ago at a Medical Spa as a patient care coordinator during her College years. Her work experience served to solidify her long standing passion for skincare science. After graduating from Long Beach State, with a BA in Communication Studies, she immediately enrolled into an esthetic program to pursue a career as a skincare therapist. She enjoys the one on one relationship and being personally involved with the care and education of our clients.
Because of her commitment to keeping apprised of contemporary trends and research within medical esthetics, she is able to provide valuable insight and information to our clients and our Palo Alto med spa. She makes a point of obtaining firsthand experience with the latest treatments and investigating product lines in order to educate our clients of realistic expectations and or benefits.Read Bio
Kimberly is a licensed aesthetician and graduated in 2016 from Paul Mitchell the School of San Jose. During her seven years of retail experience prior to skincare, she always enjoyed working with co-workers and the numerous daily customers. Her excellent inter personnel skills and sensitivity to her customer’s needs propelled her to pursue a career that was more personal in nature. Her first passion was makeup, however, she soon realized she had a greater interest in skincare given her own skin sensitivity and Rosacea diagnosis. Kimberly’s natural ability to learn easily and apply her knowledge and experience helped her quickly become an effective skincare provider.Read Bio
I’m a passionate about helping others and take joy in helping others feel good about themselves. Due to my own skin issues and seeing friends and family struggle with their skin, I decided to become an aesthetician. Attending Fremont beauty college was one of my most memorable experiences and one of my favorite times. I never thought that I would enjoy learning skin care as much as I did. I definitely discovered my calling. I enjoy learning new things about this industry and always doing the best for our clients. At Total Glow, the extended training and advanced courses are a perfect match. After work, my favorite part of the day is seeing my daughter. I look forward to our spending time together whether just going on a walk or traveling to new places and discovering new things. She motivates me everyday.Read Bio
Tina is a Licensed aesthetician and a Bar Method Instructor. She has been teaching Bar Method for over 15 years and makes physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle a priority in her life. Over the last decade, this approach to health evolved to include overall wellness and skin health after becoming a client of Terrie’s in order to reverse the extensive photo damage she had from her sun loving days.
She saw significant results.Her skin looked rejuvenated and hydrated and pigmentation was diminished by her treatments. Tina made the decision that she wanted to be part of the integrated revolution at Total Glow which aligned with her values and priorities.Read Bio
Daeja comes from another Spa in Palo Alto where she worked for 5 years,, as she says, "the universe led me to Total Glow". Total Glow's warm and inviting culture is the perfect fit for her positive, sweet and caring nature. She is committed to providing genuine care to our clients and patients and overall exceptional service.Read Bio
Jennifer began her first professional career in the Accounting field. However, her chronic skincare issues led her to be under the care of an aesthetician for some time. Being educated about helpful lifestyle changes and proper skincare resulted in her skin healing and being restored. Personally experiencing the life changing impact possible under the care of a dedicated and knowledgeable aesthetician instilled in her a desire to help others the same way as well. Driven by her passion, she completed the Esthetics program with Paul Mitchell The School with Skin and Makeup honors.
Her goal is to make a difference and always provide the utmost care and attention to her client's skin care needs. She found the perfect match at Total Glow which provides the education, time and tools necessary on a holistic as well as clinical level to effect change and skin health.Read Bio
Lana is a Licensed aesthetician. She began her beauty career in Ukraine where got her first degree in physics. However, since she was young she was always learning about healthy lifestyle and nutrition, and skin health. Lana believes that skin is an indicator of our well-being because many problems in our body are first visible in our skin. Her science background together with her interest in skin health resulted her studying the biological processes that had an impact in this area. This led her to pursue becoming a skin therapist.
After moving to Bay Area, she graduated from Beauty College and got her aesthetician License. She has completed advanced training for many Clinical Esthetics treatments, Para-Medical esthetics, and Cosmetic Ingredients courses in Concepts Institute of Advanced Esthetics. She never stops learning and continues stay with the updates.Read Bio
Franck Joly is a physician of Oriental Medicine and the creator of the highly novel and effective anti-aging face and body treatment, combining the very best that Western and Eastern medicines have to offer for true rejuvenation and healthy aging. The treatment was developed based on his intensive studies at the renowned Emperor’s College of TCM in Santa Monica, CA where he holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is a frequent guest lecturer. With a specialty in “Anti-aging Constitutional Cosmetic Acupuncture,” Franck has also completed fellowships with key Doctors and Authorities of Chinese Medicine who are specialized in anti-aging at the Emperor’s College Clinic as well as at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine at Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA.Read Bio
Each day, our skin encounters a host of challenges, from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays to environmental toxins and pollution. When you add to this the effects of aging, you can understand how essential it is to take decisive action to restore your complexion and well being. Our Bay Area medical spa offers customized HydraFacials, microneedling, chemical peels and more to help revolutionize your skin and jumpstart your confidence.
Injectables and dermal fillers are safe, non-invasive compounds that help to offset the loss of facial volume that occurs with aging, as well as reverse wrinkles, fine lines, wrinkles and creases that form around the mouth, the eyes, the nose, and the forehead. Injectables can be combined to achieve results on par with plastic surgery, minus the lengthy downtimes and higher costs. We work with BOTOX, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Kybella, among others.
I have had facials in Korea, Japan, LA, all of Europe and there is nothing that comes close to the facial that I get at Total Glow. I have been coming to Total Glow now for 6 months, every month, for the Elevated Glow Hydrafacial and the LED light therapy. My skin has never looked better, I get complimented all the time on my skin, and I’ve never felt better about the products that I’m putting on my face. I was a little skeptical at first of the Environ products they have available, but now that I’ve incorporated a few of the items into my routine, I’ve seen massive changes in my skin... - E.A.
Wow, wow, wow!!! I have been getting facials for years and after experiencing Total Glow I realize everybody else is doing it wrong. Terrie is an absolute hydrafacial master and the entire TG experience from greeting through departure is world-class. Menlo is very lucky to have the locally owned TG in the community and I look forward to them forming a partnership with the new Park James Hotel. - W.S.
“I can't believe I am just discovering this gem! To say they give the best facials is an understatement! I've had advance Hydrafacials with Environ treatments both with Terrie and Janessa and I always leave glowing! The staff at Total Glow are so sweet and genuine and really know their stuff when it comes to skin health. The products are incredible too!” – S.M.
I just came back from my second appointment, and it was an amazing experience! I drive far just to be able to see Terrie and Janessa, not only are they skin authorities, but they are kind, gentle, and genuinely want their clients to have a great experience. It is a lovely clinic that has easy parking and knowledgeable aestheticians! Thank you, Janessa and Terrie! – A. H.
“My first treatment was with Tina, who is a great example of what Total Glow is all about. She has gorgeous skin and is so warm and friendly. She immediately made me feel even more comfortable. She took me in to one of their well-appointed treatment rooms where we had a consultation. She introduced me to the owner, Terrie who is also beautiful, knowledgeable and oh so gracious.” – S. Murdoch
Non-surgical body sculpting is the innovative new frontier in contouring your physique. Our range of non-invasive yet highly potent treatments can help to slim, streamline and firm your belly, thighs, hips, rear end, upper arms, bra rolls and chest, improving your satisfaction with your image. These treatments are invaluable in reducing the stubborn fat that does not respond to dieting and exercise. We work with SculpSure, ThermiVA, Exilis Ultra, BodyTite, and EmSculpt. If you wish to learn more, contact our office today and schedule a consultation at one of the best medspas Palo Alto has to offer.
Your experience doesn’t stop once you leave Total Glow. We believe excellent service requires continued support and education extending into your daily lifestyle.
Updated September 22nd, 2020
Hello from Total Glow,
It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!
Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines. We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's and more are still available! Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.
We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.
Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:
Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment. This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment.
With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.
We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!
Thank you so much for your support!