Holistic Skin Care Clinic

Offering residents of Maine facials and waxing services in a warm and restorative aesthetics studio. Products and techniques are well researched and directed by careful consideration for the individual. Uplifting and therapeutic, my approach integrates wellness and health benefits through self-care practices from customized chemical peel treatments to Gua Sha lymphatic drainage massage and Reiki energetic healing.

Portrait of Esthetician, Melissa DeLano, wearing a Purple Shirt

Our Esthetician Services

Our approach integrates wellness and skin health benefits through advanced skincare treatments, excellence in waxing techniques and methods, restorative Reiki healing sessions and customized facial services in South Portland, Maine.

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Customized Facials

The first visit to our South Portland, ME facial spa includes an in-depth clinical evaluation as well as a discussion of goals in an effort to develop a fully customized treatment plan that includes advanced modalities and clinically-proven methods that have the highest likelihood of treating damage and restoring the integrity and health of skin. Click here to Learn More.

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Full Body Waxing

We offer Brazilian waxing, leg waxing, bikini waxing services and more! Exceptional technique and high-performing skincare products minimizes discomfort, prevents irritation and leaves skin flawlessly smooth. Using both hard and soft wax in the treatment room gives clients an optimized result. Click here to Learn More.

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Reiki Energy Healing

A gentle hands-on method to induce a deep relaxation that stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate. A 100 year-old Japanese healing technique, Reiki is employed for nearly any ailment and is subtle in effects and treatment, though a profound state of wellness often occurs. Many clients book Reiki sessions as a compliment to their more aggressive healthcare treatments.

Skin Care Products

Products are hand-selected to deliver a professional-grade, luxurious experience at home to supplement the esthetician services received in the treatment room, leaving nothing to be desired in efficacy and quality. We carry a few different skincare lines to meet specific needs, such as sensitivity, oncology-safe and botanically-based clinically-reviewed vegan lines. We offer free shipping for orders over $100 and always for established clients. Virtual consultations are available and can be booked under services.

Your Portland, Maine Esthetician

Welcome to my esthetician practice; glad you are here. I bring a multi-faceted approach to my clients in the treatment room, and draw on multiple modalities to individualize your experience— based on your goals, my clinical analysis and dedication to a holistic mapping to skin health.

My experience and education in the field began with an interest in making soaps and lotions at age 13, and experimenting with makeup and prescription topicals shortly after. While finishing my bachelors degree in Holistic Psychology, I worked as a make-up artist at the Prudential Center in Boston; working alongside licensed estheticians and mineral skincare lines focusing on sensitive skin.

A few year later, I moved to Arizona and attended the Southwest Institute of Natural Esthetics and graduated with a 4.0 in October 2014. I opened a small aesthetician practice in Scottsdale and continued my education with classes at Scottsdale Community College in Maths, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology. In addition, I sought Master level training with Dermalogica of Scottsdale to include advanced waxing techniques and skin analysis.

Headshot of lead esthetician, Melissa, of Asteria Aesthetics

In 2018, I moved to Portland and became licensed in the state of Maine. After settling back into the New England coast, I was employed to leg wax, bikini wax and body wax full-time and have had a specialty in Brazilian waxing now for several years.

I then established Asteria Aesthetics, LLC in 2019 and began a national Master’s study in aesthetics while waxing and introducing chemical peels and customized facial spa service. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I began a deep dive in product lines and new studies. In 2021, I moved my practice to Knightville, South Portland and dedicate the treatment room to my wonderful and exceptional clients, and meeting new faces each week.

Additionally, I spend a few hours each month supporting the Reiki program at the Dempsey Foundation for cancer patients. As the Reiki Lead, I help develop the program, support the volunteers and interface with the oncology clients. I am currently offering Oncology-safe facials as part of my practice as well.

There are a lot of options for licensed aestheticians / estheticians in Portland, Maine, so I appreciate your interest and coming this far in your own research to read my bio. I will also say that it is important to have a few specializations in a wide-ranging field such as aesthetics, and I am always happy to recommend competent practitioners who offer other specific services or have a need I cannot fulfill.

I look forward to getting to know you and finding your unique path to radiant, healthy skin and well-being! See you in the treatment room.