Who We Are

Jo Ann Cilona is the CEO, Founder, and Trainer at FACE Alternatives, the first Vocational Trade School in the State of Texas to specialize in Permanent Cosmetics, Paramedical Cosmetics, Trichology, Eyelash Technician and Advanced Korean Esthetics. The Academy offers individual certifications in Fibroblasting (The First Non-Surgical Eyelid Lift), Filauron Pen (Russian Lip Volume and Fat Dissolving) and Body Contouring. The Diploma Programmes are designed to empower students with multiple innovative skills. Our students will learn the latest techniques in the Cosmetic Industry, along with Business Knowledge and Marketing Techniques, while acquiring the proficiency to become self-employed or a skilled employee. Our Facility has a Lecture Room, Training Room, and offers scheduled hands-on supervision to all postgraduates to ensure their confidence and success.

This is an opportune time for this technical/vocational programme to launch, due to the recent Covid-19 Crises and the need for revision in the Vocational Trade School and Beauty Industry. Our goal for graduating students is to enable them to create a successful career. Vocational Education is focused on practical work, that prepares students for a particular trade or skilled profession. OUR Diploma Programmes fall into this category and in the Cosmetic Industry we are proud to be known as artisans (a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that uses their hands). FACE Alternatives is the first in the State of Texas to recognize this extraordinary group of talented people.

Jo Ann is fully licensed and holds a Board Certification in Aesthetics from AAOPM, an International Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from ESNECA, Spain, and Numerous Certifications in Aesthetics and Permanent Cosmetics from Russia, Singapore, and Italy. She is proud to be San Antonio’s first Elite Plasma Pen Technician.

Our Mission

I am happy to welcome you as you enter this exciting world of beauty and to help guide you as you determine what area(s) you wish to specialize in. The beauty industry has saturated the internet with online courses that have left many confused and insecure; you will be pleased to know that our training facility offers a hands-on in-person approach leaving you with no guessing as to the depth of pressure to apply in certain techniques, your questions will be answered on the spot, and I will be able to share much more industry secrets and techniques with an international flair. I look forward to working with each of you in this extremely rewarding and fun career.

Jo Ann Cilona

Jo Ann Cilona, educated and trained in Italy, where she lived for 27 years, is specialized in non-surgical and non-invasive Aesthetics Procedures. Her experience and skill set were developed by studying and attending extensive training courses throughout the years. Jo Ann capitalized on her specialized knowledge and opened an Esthetic Center in Ceparana, Italy, where she performed numerous lifting, regenerative, and PDO Thread procedures. Jo Ann’s training is European with an influence on Advanced Russian and Korean Aesthetics.
Since transitioning to the United States, Jo Ann realized the Cosmetic Industry needed innovation and saw a chance to make a difference. She loved seeing the joy on a client’s face when they saw their results in the mirror. She realized that by teaching her techniques it would make a difference in the lives of others.

Jo Ann Cilona, educated and trained in Italy, where she lived for 27 years, is specialized in non-surgical and non-invasive Aesthetics Procedures. Her experience and skill set were developed by studying and attending extensive training courses throughout the years. Jo Ann capitalized on her specialized knowledge and opened an Esthetic Center in Ceparana, Italy, where she performed numerous lifting, regenerative, and PDO Thread procedures. Jo Ann’s training is European with an influence on Advanced Russian and Korean Aesthetics.
Since transitioning to the United States, Jo Ann realized the Cosmetic Industry needed innovation and saw a chance to make a difference. She loved seeing the joy on a client’s face when they saw their results in the mirror. She realized that by teaching her techniques it would make a difference in the lives of others.

Jo Ann Cilona is proud to be one of the first Elite Plasma Pen Technicians to be trained in the United States in January 2019. She is a member of the Elite Plasma Pen Technicians for the State of Texas. She is the premier Technician for San Antonio.

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Jo Ann Cilona is proud to be one of the first Elite Plasma Pen Technicians to be trained in the United States in January 2019. She is a member of the Elite Plasma Pen Technicians for the State of Texas. She is the premier Technician for San Antonio.

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300 E Ramsey Rd, #305

San Antonio, TX 78216