___ My name is Anna Sofman. Ever since I was a student at Russian State Medical University, I have been interested in cosmetic dermatology. After graduating, I worked at the famous Moscow Beauty Institute, where I applied my knowledge as a medical doctor to the very rewarding task of making women beautiful. When I came over to the USA, I confirmed my medical diploma by passing all the required examinations. I later decided to continue my career in my life-long passion of cosmetology.
I was lucky to have met and trained by Lara Woltag, a famous aesthetician with more than 25 years of experience, who is the founder of Lara Woltag Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lara is working with the Mrs. America pageant, as well as with Hollywood celebrity clients such as Luther Vandross, Lisa Minnelli, and many others. I am very thankful to Lara for her invaluable advice and encouragement. Also I would like to thank Lidia Dowdy, the founder of Lidia's European Beauty Center, for her help and support from the first steps of my carrier. European Beauty Center looks like a small French chateau; on February 2012 the Center won the second place among day spas in Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.