When You Feel Broken and Ugly

Everyone needs me.

My family. My friends. My staff. My patients.


As soon as I get to the office, I’m swamped. Surgeries. Consultations. Peels. Phone Calls. Emails.

Next thing I know, it’s 9pm. I go home, make dinner, and have a glass of wine with my husband.

I’m involved heavily in the community, host events at my house, and always make sure I’m there when people need me.

I love my job. I love my life.

But I also make sure to take some time for myself and appreciate my life.

I know exactly how you feel. Life moves fast.

If we don’t feel good about ourselves, love ourselves, accept ourselves, then life can be a lot harder than it needs to be.

This is my purpose. I’ve been helping my patients not only look better, but feel better, for over 30 years. Even when I say that number, I’m shocked. But this is who I am, and I love every minute of it.

What keeps me going is knowing how much I help you. A patient just wrote this to me:

Candy Langen Sattenspiel is an amazing person, and I am blessed to have her in my life. Not only is she a very accomplished RN and business woman, but she is a very compassionate and understanding person.

Having gone through two very serious spinal surgeries in seven months, I was struggling with my recovery and not feeling very good about myself. I didn’t know what I wanted or needed. I reached out to Candy and she was there for me. Not only has she always offered good advice, wonderful products and services, but more importantly, she gave of herself. She has the unique ability to combine professionalism with compassion and caring. Candy helped me through one of the darkest times of my life.

I went from saying “I feel broken and ugly”, to saying, “Thank you for helping me get back to ME”. -Janet

Wow. I have tears in my eyes. This is why I do what I do. This is why I created Academy by Candy skincare products. This is why I’m always here for you.

On my blog, I’m featuring you. The women and men I do this for. The ones who have their own Academy by Candy stories.

Write to me and tell me your story. It can be anonymous if you choose. I want to hear from you. And so do others who are going through the same thing: the same struggles and insecurities. They want to hear from you too.