Q&A: ‘Element Medical Aesthetics’ To Open Next Week on Main Street


A new business is coming to downtown New Canaan. Element Medical Aesthetics is set to open next week at 80 Main St. 

In advance of the openings, we put some questions to owner Merry Thornton.

Here’s our exchange. 

New Canaanite: Before we get into your business, please tell us a little bit about your own professional background.

Merry Thornton

Merry Thornton: I earned my Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies at Weill Cornell and have spent the last decade working alongside leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons. During this time, I developed a passion for skincare and aesthetics with a focus on natural-looking results. Seeing my patients feel more confident in their skin is the most fulfilling part of my career.

When is Element Medical Aesthetics expected to open?

We will open next week, the week of March 14th.

How are you feeling about the opening?

Hugely excited. Opening my own aesthetics boutique has been a longtime dream, and to see it come to fruition is just incredible.

80 Main St. in New Canaan. Streetview

Tell me about your decision to come here. Why is New Canaan a good fit for you?

When it came time to choose a space, New Canaan was always my first choice.  Living nearby in Katonah, I’ve become familiar with many Fairfield County towns, and the vibe of New Canaan’s downtown area always stood out to me. The lovely sense of community here, paired with the beautiful shops and restaurants, makes New Canaan a truly special place, and I feel lucky to have Element be part of that.

What services will you offer?

Element will offer a wide range of beauty enhancing treatments and procedures, including wrinkle reducers (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, Xeomin), hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Lyft, Defyne, Kysse, etc.), lasers, radiofrequency, PDO threads, chemical peels, hair restoration, AQUAGOLD Fine Touch facials, and platelet-rich plasma. A full list of services can be found on our site.

What else would you like to tell the community about Element Medical Aesthetics?

I’m looking forward to welcoming you into my new space and helping you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. My goal is for people to tell you that you look refreshed, not ask what work you had done. 

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