I strongly believe in making treatments as comfortable as possible. “No pain, no gain” is not part of my philosophy. I always err on the side of caution and safety and work very slowly so there is less trauma to the tissues.
Every meeting I attend reminds me to be that much more careful because the potential complications and risks are real. I work onsite with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in both my Oklahoma City and Dallas offices.
Although I have access to a wide variety of neuromodulators and fillers, I know what they can and cannot do and I make recommendations based on patient need, not just what I provide. Patients can be sure if they trust me with a treatment plan that they are getting the highest value for their investment.
Even after over 15 years of having my own practice, I still enjoy every day. My staff and I know our patients’ preferences and cater to each of them. Patient retention is high and we have grown almost exclusively through word of mouth.
It keeps me humble and feeling blessed for all the great relationships that have been built. I never knew so much satisfaction was possible in a career.
I offer my patients the very latest in products and application techniques because of my commitment to ongoing education. I have completed close to 40 advanced courses since 2002 and attend annual society meetings.
I have the distinction of being a certified instructor for Allergan—the manufacturer of Botox®, Juvederm®, and Kybella®. I teach plastic surgeons and other physicians and practitioners, who are interested in growing their injectable practice, the nuances associated with minimally invasive rejuvenation.
Educating patients on how they are aging and what might improve their appearance is the foundation of any treatment plan. That is the reason I spend an inordinate amount of time in consultation.
Often where a patient thinks they want product and where they need them are two different things. I help them understand what will make the biggest difference to achieve what they desire–holistically. I believe less is more with fillers because they are so easily overdone.
Evidence of overly aggressive “corrections” are everywhere. Yes, injectables are “minimally invasive” and temporary, but when done poorly you can look just as bizarre as plastic surgery gone wrong.
All injectors are not created equal. Product and price are not as important as the provider. A great experience and optimal outcomes are predicated upon the skills and expertise that come from training, judgment and a keen sense of artistry.
Aesthetic enhancement through minimally invasive injectables and dermal fillers.
Expert injector and part of the educational faculty of Allergan Medical Institute. When my schedule permits, I train physicians, nurses and physician assistants on a nationwide basis. Statistics show that while over 1.2 million practitioners are legally allowed to perform injectables in the United States, less than 7 qualify as “expert injectors.”
Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, 2000.
Regular attendance at annual aesthetic meetings hosted by the Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Association of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Yearly commitment to the Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting attended by international practitioners where I take 40 hours of accredited continuing education courses. This ongoing education keeps me at the forefront of all the new products, techniques and nuances associated with the specialty.