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Botox Injections: Purpose, Procedure, Risks, Results

As we age, fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in the areas of our face that we move the most. These fine lines and wrinkles can not only age our appearance but can give you a more “tired” look. Botox Cosmetic might be the solution if this is an issue for you!

BOTOX Injectable is an FDA-approved treatment with great success by temporarily reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has continued to be extremely popular due to its consistent, predictable, and natural results.

The BOTOX Cosmetic procedure can be the best option for you if you’re looking for a quick and simple solution to target and treat your wrinkles.

The skin loses its suppleness and flexibility as we get older, causing fine lines and wrinkles and causing creases and skin folds to appear.

By boosting the tissues’ volume and reducing the activity of the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles, Botox can help to reduce their appearance. Botox is injected into your face to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines associated with aging or decrease existing wrinkles.

Botox injections are a relatively painless treatment in the convenience of your med spa. By smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can aid in helping those achieve a more youthful appearance. A licensed provider can safely and effectively administer Botox cosmetics.

Following a cosmetic Botox treatment, the muscles tend to relax, and the wrinkles become smoother, giving you a youthful, lively, and lovely appearance. The full result is visible after just 14 days!

 

What Parts of the Face Can Botox Cosmetic Treat?

Three separate areas on the face that can be treated with Botox Cosmetic:

● Crow’s Feet – With the use of Botox Cosmetic, you may get rid of the appearance of any wrinkles that develop on the side of your eyes after spending a lot of time in the sun. To perform this treatment, a qualified practitioner or clinician is required.

● Botox can be used on the muscles between the brows, which are also commonly known as the “Eleven Lines.” The muscular activity that causes creases between the brows can be decreased by injecting Botox into this region.

 

● Botox for the forehead – You can use the cosmetic treatment Botox to get rid of forehead wrinkles or lines that give you a weary, worried, or older appearance.

Additionally, problems like hyperhidrosis—excessive sweating on the back or armpits—can be treated with Botox as a cosmetic procedure. However, the advantages of this therapy based on your skin and body type should be discussed with your provider.

 

How Do Botox Injections Work?

With the help of the injectable therapy Botox Cosmetic, wrinkles can be reduced. The bacterium Clostridium botulinum, from which it is produced, allows for the muscle to relax.

The Botox cosmetics’ active component relaxes muscles beneath the skin. Botox prevents the nerves from communicating with the muscles. After being injected, muscles will be unable to contract.

A tiny needle is used to administer Botox Cosmetic into specific muscles easily. The full results of the Botox aesthetic can be observed during a 7 to 14-day span. It would help if you refrained from drinking alcohol for one to two weeks before the procedure. Prior to this treatment, it is advised to stay away from NSAIDs for 7 to 10 days.

 

Is Botox Painful?

A series of tiny injections of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is made into the skin. Botox doses might change depending on where it is to be administered. Depending on how severe the problem is, various areas require Botox. The level of discomfort a patient feels is based on their pain threshold, but most patients agree that pain is very minimal.

The 30-minute injection treatment may be scheduled over your lunch break with little to no downtime. After a quick session, you may return to the normal work, family, and life routine.

 

Is Botox Effective Long-term?

Results from one round of Botox injections can last for three to six months. Depending on the patient’s degree of activity, Botox gets broken down differently, which can either decrease or prolong its effects. Numerous medical uses for Botox exist, such as the alleviation of contractures, neck spasms, and migraines.

Your age, the flexibility of your skin, the depth of wrinkles, and other factors will all affect how long Botox aesthetic treatments may last.

 

How Frequently Should You Get Injections of Botox?

Although the effects of botulinum toxin can disrupt nerve connection right away, they seldom last longer than a few months. When the aesthetic effects of Botox treatment fade off, you’ll notice that fine lines and wrinkles start to appear again. On the other hand, consistent treatments can assist in lessening the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox treatments are administered using units of the drug. When less Botox is applied in a region that needs more units of Botox, the advantages and effects of Botox fade more quickly. A qualified healthcare professional will determine the number of units required for each area of your body.

 

Are There Any Risks or Negative Effects to Consider?

Injections of Botox used for aesthetic purposes are typically very safe. There may be a few mild adverse effects, such as bruising, swelling, redness, and soreness at the injection site.

Though rare, allergic responses might include itchiness, wheezing, asthma, red welts, dizziness, or fainting. The medication’s adverse effects have been listed as include dry mouth, fatigue, headaches, and neck discomfort. Your doctor should be informed of any breathing issues, fainting, or dizziness.

Who should not have Botox? Are You a Good Candidate for Botox Therapy?

In the USA, people between the ages of 18 and 65 may use Botox Cosmetic. However, avoid using Botox Cosmetic if you are allergic to any ingredients.

 

Are You Prepared to Schedule Your Cosmetic Botox Treatment?

You should be informed of the following key details regarding BOTOX cosmetic injections. If wrinkles and creases make you look older than you are, Botox Cosmetic Treatment may be exactly what you need. To talk about your aesthetic objectives, get in contact with a qualified provider from Revive Med Spa.

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You can book an appointment with Kevin by calling or texting him at 619.647.3818

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Teresa Trevino

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Lisa has been a cosmetologist for 16+ years. She enjoys all aspects of the business, especially creating short haircut looks and and playing with different color techniques. From beautiful rich brunettes to exceptional blondes, Lisa does it all. She has many years of continuing education with Redken and L’Oréal.   

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Raquel Kashevos

Raquel is a Northern California native, and is both a California Licensed Esthetician as well as a Reiki II Energy Healer. She takes the health and wellness of the whole body into consideration when treating a patients’ skin, and incorporates healing energy work as well as lymphatic drainage massage into each customized treatment. Raquel has an innate passion for effective skincare products, and thoroughly enjoys learning about the latest advances in the esthetics field. She will calmly help you formulate your perfect AM/PM regimen, and create a roadmap for treatments, tailored to your specific skin goals and lifestyle.

In her spare time, Raquel enjoys Ashtanga yoga, singing, and spending time outdoors with her son and husband.

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Mariana Salazar

Mariana is a licensed esthetician who found her passion for skin through her battles with cystic acne growing up. She chose to combine them with her inner passion for helping and guiding others and turn it into a career where she could change lives. She has received an extensive education in various skincare topics and continues to expand her knowledge to ensure she’s always providing top-of-the-line treatments. She was born in Colombia and lived in Spain before moving to California over 20 years ago. She is therefore fluent in English & Spanish. When she’s not in the treatment room, you can find her watching the sunset from a new explored location with her poodle, or scouting new restaurants to please her inner foodie. Her mission is to make the world a brighter place, one complexion at a time!
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Holly Harrington

Holly is a licensed skincare professional who is passionate about helping her clients exceed their skin goals and create lasting results. She graduated from The Skin Institute and Utah Tech University, both located in St George, UT. Her specialties include acne, anti-aging, and overall skin health services. When booking a service with Holly, you can expect a thorough and detailed consultation, exceptional facial experience in a relaxing and healing environment, and to leave feeling refreshed with customized recommendations tailored specifically to you. Holly stays up to date on continuing her education with skincare services and products to ensure the best results for her clients. When she is not in the treatment room, Holly loves to spend time in nature, with animals and finding good food (especially tacos).
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Lydia Chamberlain, RN

Lydia graduated from Goldfarb School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO, and just moved to San Diego in August! She has been a nurse for 3 years and has been doing aesthetics part-time for about the last year but now has gone full time and she is super excited about it! Lydia specializes in Botox and other neurotoxins! She loves to sit with her patients and really get to know their long-term goals to help get them the best-personalized results possible. Her ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease makes all the difference in their treatments. Helping them become the most confident version of themselves is her favorite part of the job!
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Tatum Rinder

Tatum has worked at Revive Med Spa since the opening of the Carmel Valley location in 2015. She began working at the front desk where she enjoyed giving each client outstanding customer service and a great overall experience at Revive before becoming the Retail Manager. She loves working with all of the fantastic products, stylists, and medical providers. Tatum plans on finishing school at Bellus Academy to become a Cosmetologist.
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Andrew Saurin, PA-C

Andrew Saurin is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. He has been practicing since 2014 in San Diego and is a California native originally from Venice Beach. He has worked in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as interventional pain management for 4 years. Since 2018 he has worked in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has experience performing procedures for both chronic pain and aesthetic dermatology. He attends regular conferences to stay up to date and has participated as a sub-investigator for clinical trials for Allergan. Andrew and his wife live in Oceanside with their 2 boys.
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Michelle Raby

Michelle began her career in her hometown of Cork, Ireland in 1988. She attended the CoolSculpting University Master Program to learn the most advanced techniques for treating clients. Michelle is excited to bring her expertise and passion for beauty and wellness to Revive. She loves seeing the amazing results her clients receive from CoolSculpting and Exilis and how it boosts their confidence in their daily lives.

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Savannah Nelkin, RN, BSN

Savannah started her nursing career at Sharp Memorial Hospital providing inpatient care before transitioning to Medical Aesthetics. Savannah has 14 years of experience as a registered nurse and currently offers the latest beauty treatments in Botox and dermal fillers. As an experienced nurse injector, Savannah focuses on creating natural results that boost her client’s confidence. She has a passion for using her artistic skills to enhance her client’s beauty.

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Kiana Schaubel, RN, BSN

Kiana is an aesthetic registered nurse specializing in both dermal fillers and neuromodulators, as well as a variety of lasers and skin rejuvenation treatments with a focus on natural results. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kiana was drawn to the aesthetic field for its pairing of biology and artistry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University and has experience in labor and delivery and the pediatric cardiovascular ICU. Prior to joining the team at Revive, Kiana worked at another leading Allergan med spa in the area. Kiana’s patients recommend her for her precise attention to detail, kindhearted demeanor, and gentle touch. In her free time, you can find Kiana cooking, hiking, or at a live music show.
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Michelle Vuong, RN, BSN

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roseman University of Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from California State University, Fullerton. She started her nursing profession as a bedside nurse; however, her love for both art and medicine led her to the field of medical aesthetics. Patients recommend Michelle for her compassion and attention to detail. During her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her furbabies and husband, roller skating, and indulging in BTS content.
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Meri Vandyke, RN

Meri studied nursing at the University of Michigan and has practiced nursing for over 20 years, specializing in Emergency/Trauma and Aesthetic Nursing. Meri has worked in Aesthetics for more than 15 years and has extensive training in injectables and non-surgical laser procedures. She has trained nurses and physicians in aesthetics and has written treatment protocols for several Medical Spas.

Meri has a passion for helping clients achieve their greatest aesthetic goals and it shows in her work. Meri truly enjoys the science and the art that comes with being an aesthetic nurse. When Meri isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, friends, and her pets.

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MJ Salonga, RN

MJ graduated from Lyceum Northwestern University Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2004. MJ has 17 years of bedside nursing experience and 5 years of experience in Aesthetics. MJ obtained a Progressive Care Certified Nurse Certification with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in 2013 and attends yearly aesthetic conferences/trainings to enhance her skills and techniques in aesthetics. Before working at Revive, MJ worked in several plastic surgery offices/Medspas. MJ specializes in neurotoxins, dermal fillers, lasers, tattoo removal, and microneedling with PRP. MJ loves Aesthetics because she believes it is a rewarding experience! MJ’s passion as an Aesthetic Nurse is to work with patients and help them feel their best. With this boost of confidence, it helps them live their best life. Aesthetics is a career path where we can inspire confidence in others. During her free time, MJ loves to travel with family and make many great memories!
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Sydney Chase, RN, BSN

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Olga Brener, RN, BSN

Olga Brener graduated from the Los Angeles Valley College nursing program and received her BSN from the University of Phoenix. She is certified by the American Association of Aesthetics and keeps her aesthetic trainings up to date. She has two years experience in the acute care settings of a community hospital in Los Angeles and a year as an Operation Room nurse at Enhance Plastic Surgery Center in Beverly Hills. She is fluent in the Russian language and honed her communication and interpersonal skills during her experience in the customer service industry prior to becoming a nurse. She offers her cosmetic patients a unique combination of experience, knowledge, and personal attention. She has over a year of experience in the field of Aesthetic Nursing; her areas of expertise include non-surgical facial rejuvenation with Botox, fillers and lasers. She has the drive to succeed and an innate ability to provide safe care. Olga consistently strives to exceed the expectations of her patients and colleagues.

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Emily Hagedorn, RN, BSN

Emily graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Abilene Christian University in Texas and is currently continuing her education at West Coast University to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Her artistic eye combined with her love for patient care instilled her passion for aesthetic nursing. She is adept with dermal fillers, neurotoxins, a variety of lasers, and all things skincare. She specializes in lips and facial contouring, and she loves to take her patients on a aesthetic journey to help them reach their goals. In her free time, she likes to hangout with her dogs, hike, surf, and tap into her artistic side off-the-clock as well through painting and drawing.

ehagedorn@revive.md

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Anna Malcolm, RN, BSN

Anna has almost 10 years of experience in the aesthetic industry and has an extensive background in injectables, laser treatments, and skin care. Shortly after obtaining her Bachelors of Nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011, she began her career at a prestigious dermatology practice in Washington D.C., before moving to San Diego. She was working at another leading Allergan medical spa in the area for the last 7 years. Anna loves to build connections with patients and desires that they leave looking and feeling fresh, well-rested, and of course, Revived! In her free time, Anna enjoys rollerblading, health and fitness, and adventuring in the great outdoors.
Kayla Hillygus, RN, MSN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Kayla Hillygus, NP

Kayla Hillygus is an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner who specializes in various non-surgical laser and injectable treatments to restore youth and health to the skin. Kayla holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CSU Fullerton, along with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara. She graduated Sigma Theta Tau from her graduate program and as a Dean’s List Candidate from her undergraduate education. She was Valedictorian of her high school class, 2005 Taft Oil Dorado Queen as a Kiwanis Club representative, and Miss Bakersfield’s Miss Congeniality. Over the past 7 years as a nurse and certified specialist, Kayla has treated thousands of cosmetic patients with great success. Kayla considers herself an artist and finds great purpose in helping people feel good about themselves. Kayla lives in Oceanside with her husband of 8 years and their 3 year old little boy. You will rarely find her not smiling!

khillygus@revive.md

Shalane Saceda, RN, BSN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Shalane Saceda, RN, BSN

Shalane attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brookline College. She went on to work in the Operating Room and circulated for numerous surgeries for several years. After visiting San Diego on a vacation, she decided to leave her home in Alaska and job in the O.R. to pursue her true passion in Aesthetics. Prior to joining the Revive team, Shalane worked with another leading Allergan Medical Spa. She takes pride in providing safety, individualized patient-centered care and obtaining desired results while also building that “family” connection. Shalane specializes in Skin Rejuvenation, Facial Lasers, Laser Hair Removal and Cosmetic Injectables (Neuromodulators and Filler). Outside of making patients feel pretty, Shalane enjoys rollerblading, watching basketball and spending time at the beach.
Nicole Pringle, RN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Nicole Pringle, RN

Nicole attended Kaplan College, graduating in 2011. She decided to pursue her career in Aesthetic Medicine and began working with several top Allergan Medical Spas before joining Revive. Nicole strives to provide each client with informed options while administering thorough, attentive care. Her specialties include dermal fillers, laser treatments and microneedling, as well as skincare and skin rejuvenation. Nicole will be continuing her education in Spring 2019 to become a Nurse Practitioner.

npringle@revive.md

Rachel Gonzalez, RN, BSN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Rachel Gonzalez, RN, BSN

Rachel is a skilled nurse injector who takes pride in her work and strives for excellence in both a cosmetic result and patient experience. She provides an individual and comprehensive approach to aesthetics to help patients look and feel their best. She has worked alongside a National Peer-to-Peer Trainer for Galderma, Inc. and Diamond Injector for Allergan for over six years in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in the aesthetics since 2012 gaining experience with multiple modalities and a passion for Botox and fillers. She graduated with her RN with honors from the Collin College Nursing Program in Texas and will graduate with her BSN from Texas Tech in 2018. During her downtime, Rachel loves to enjoy good music, create art and is always on the hunt for good food!

rgonzalez@revive.md

Polly Moore, RN, BSN

Polly received her BSN from Dominican University of California in 2012. Her specialty is Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatology. Areas of expertise include: PDO threads, Botox injections and dermal fillers, and laser treatments. Polly’s goals are to provide exceptional treatment outcomes, both safely and effectively. She is excited to be a part of the Revive team, and brings her passion for skincare, Dermatology and Aesthetics with her.

pmoore@revive.md

Tracy Driscoll, RN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Tracy Driscoll, RN

Tracy enjoys her position as an Aesthetic RN. She is continually learning about new aesthetic techniques and truly enjoys the rapport she has with her clients. Her goal, during treatment, is to create a personalized plan to help each client achieve their desired results. When not working, Tracy loves spending time with her children. Her other passions are reading and hiking with her dogs. Tracy received her degree as a Registered Nurse at the Grossmont College School of Nursing in 2013. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Laser Tattoo Removal.

tdriscoll@revive.md

Kathleen Hood, RN | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Kathleen Hood, RN

Kathleen has been in the medical field since 1993 as a respiratory therapist and registered nurse. She has been in the aesthetic arena since 2004 and a member of the Revive Med Spa since 2008. Kathleen specializes in injectables such as Botox and Sculptra, as well as lasers. She is also a Nurse Injector Trainer for Allergan, educating nurses on how to achieve the best results with injections and the proper procedures.

khood@revive.md

Kimberly Hottmann, PA-C | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Kimberly Hottmann, PA-C

Kim has been a Physician Assistant since 2000. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim attended the Physician Assistant Program at Des Moines University. Kim’s focus since 2000 has been in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She has worked with multiple laser systems and the latest techniques in injectable fillers. Kim’s experience, attention to detail and commitment to providing the most natural results are a perfect reflection of our standards at Revive. Kim volunteers her time in non profit organizations that serve underprivileged families locally and internationally.

khottmann@revive.md

Jennifer McCleary, NP | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Jennifer McCleary, NP

Jennifer is an ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in a variety of cosmetic injectable and non-surgical laser procedures. Born and raised in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, Jennifer graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2000. She came to San Diego in 2004 as a travelling nurse and returned to school in 2015 to obtain her Master’s of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner from Purdue University Global. She has been working as an aesthetic nurse since 2006 and prides in her ability to listen to patients and help them achieve their aesthetic goals. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going to the beach, walking the dog and running.
Angelica Camargo, CFNP | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Angelica Camargo, CFNP

Angelica Camargo has been a nurse since 1996. In 2003 she received her Master’s Degree/FNP Certificate in Nursing from UCSD/SDSU. Angelica has been working in Family Health and Nephrology in San Diego for 12 years and Aesthetic Medicine for the past 7 years. She regularly attends seminars and training programs to enhance her Aesthetic Medicine knowledge and techniques to bring the best possible solutions to her patients’ areas of concern. When not attending to the needs of her patients, Angelica practices yoga at every opportunity and loves to travel.

acamargo@revive.md

Liza Nikitsina, MSN, APRN, FNP-C | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Liza Nikitsina, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Liza is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since May of 2017. She received her MSN/FNP degree from the University of San Diego and her Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Liza has a strong passion for the practice of Aesthetic Dermatology. She routinely attends aesthetic conferences/trainings to sharpen her skills and stay up to date with the latest techniques. Ever since Liza began injecting fillers and Botox she fell in love with the artistic side of helping clients achieve their desired goals. Liza also has a strong background in family practice and has practiced multiple years serving the medical needs of students at Miramar, Miracosta and Palomar community colleges.

lnikitsina@revive.md

Nicole Chase | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Nicole Chase, PA-C

Nicole has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 2012. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Biology from UC San Diego and then obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences. She has practiced in both Plastic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. She has experience with cosmetic injectables and multiple laser modalities.
Nicole strives to provide a tailored treatment plan in order to achieve the most natural results to help you look like the best version of yourself. In her free time, you can find Nicole taking a pilates class or at the beach doing a crossword puzzle.

nchase@revive.md

Kate Baber, NP | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Kate Baber, NP

Kate Baber is an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in various cosmetic injectables (Botox, Fillers), preventative and restorative skin solutions, and non-surgical laser treatments. Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Towson University and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing at George Washington University. Kate has over ten years of experience in nursing, and worked in women’s health before specializing in Aesthetic Dermatology. Kate loves aesthetics because it offers a creative outlet. Prior to joining the team at Revive, Kate worked at another leading Allergan med spa. She is a perfectionist, and is incredibly passionate about ensuring that her clients achieve natural results and age as gracefully as possible. Outside of the medical world Kate enjoys San Diego living, traveling, beach days, yoga, and good food and wine with friends.
Susan Brenner, MSN, FNP-C From Revive MedSpa In San Diego

Susan Brenner, MSN, FNP-C

Susan has her Master of Science in Nursing and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma and her master’s degree with distinction from Chamberlain University. She obtained her certification in injectables and laser technology from The Medical Aesthetic Training of California and has been practicing aesthetic medicine for over a decade. In addition to frequent advanced training, Susan has successfully completed numerous master’s level courses and enjoys mentoring colleagues at Revive. She is passionate about her practice of aesthetics. Susan listens to each patient’s concerns while making a careful assessment and recommendations tailored to each patient with the goal of providing natural results and an exceptional patient experience.

sbrenner@revive.md

Steve Laverson, MD | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Steve Laverson, MD

Steve Laverson MD is an established San Diego plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic treatments for face, breast, and body. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Unite Eurotherapy Revive Med Spa

Unite Eurotherapy

Unite Eurotherapy is a premium boutique line of 29 professional haircare products. Each has undergone extensive testing and research, allowing UNITE® to experience extraordinary performance feedback from the finest salon professionals.
Kerastase Product by Revive Med Spa in San Diego CA

Kérastase

Kérastase luxury hair care products for men and women meet the needs of every hair type. The active ingredients immediately deliver visible results. Maintain silky, healthy hair with Kérastase at Revive.
Loreal Professionnel Revive Med Spa

L’Oréal Professionnel

Molecular Precision Haircare – L’Oréal Professionnel introduces the next generation of professional haircare. The first system with Ionène G to treat the hair’s molecular structure from the core to the surface. Série Expert, premium haircare services and products are available only in leading salons.
Alastin Revive MedSpa In San Diego

Alastin

The mission of Alastin Skincare is to bring the highest levels of pharmaceutical science and innovation to the skincare industry while creating a new category of products designed to be used to enhance aesthetic procedures as well as maintain daily skin health. Alastin’s deep understanding of the science related to the functioning of the skin, and decades of experience creating unique and synergistic formulations containing peptides and active botanicals that support skin renewal, are the keys behind Alastin Skincare topical preparations.

Whether the goal is to create an essential daily skincare regimen or to enhance the results of some of the most popular skin care procedures, ALASTIN Skincare® offers cruelty, paraben and gluten free solutions that promote fortified, healthy skin so patients can look refreshed and are free to feel fabulous, unfiltered and confident.

Shop Your Favorites Online and earn Aspire points to use towards rewards and future treatments or shop and save in-store using your Radiance Membership!

Obagi Skin Products by Revive Medspa in San Diego CA

Obagi

Obagi® medical-grade skincare products are backed by science and are primarily available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, and skin care physicians. Obagi products are designed to minimize the appearance of premature aging skin, targeting skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, and treating and preventing sun damage.

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SkinCeuticals Products by Revive Med Spa in San Diego CA

SkinCeuticals

Made in the USA, SkinCeuticals is formulated to maintain and improve skin health. It is trusted by Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, and Medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. As an effective skincare regimen designed to prevent signs of future damage, protect healthy skin, and correct the appearance of previous damage, SkinCeuticals is committed to advanced skincare products that are backed by science.

Receive exclusive discounts on SkinCeuticals with a Radiance Membership from Revive when you shop in-store. Shop at one of our locations today!

Skin Medica Products by Revive MD in San Diego

SkinMedica

SkinMedica professional skin care products are the result of over a decade of research and dedication. Innovative technologies formulate advanced skin care products that deliver optimal results. Used by professionals and leading dermatologists, these scientifically based products rejuvenate the skin, repair sun damage, and help stimulate tissue repair.

Shop Your Favorites Online and earn Allē points to use towards rewards and future treatments or shop and save in-store using your Radiance Membership!

Latisse Product by Revive Med Spa in San Diego CA

Latisse

Revive Med Spa is the #1 provider of Latisse in the nation. Latisse is the only FDA-approved eyelash growth serum on the market. Achieve longer, fuller and darker lashes with this prescription treatment. With a quick daily application, you will begin to see longer lashes in as little as 4 weeks, and full dramatic results in just 16 weeks.

Receive exclusive discounts on Latisse with a Radiance Membership from Revive when you shop in-store. Shop at one of our locations today!

*Complimentary consultation required

Vinita Parekh Verma, D.D.S. | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Vinita Parekh Verma, D.D.S.

Dr. Vinita Parekh Verma earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After practicing traditional dentistry for several years, she decided to move in another direction and worked with her husband, Dr. Vishal Verma to create Revive Med Spa. Beyond the scope of her professional training, Vinita has always had a strong interest in fashion, beauty trends and marketing; Revive has been a perfect match for her interests.
Maria | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Maria

Maria began working at Revive in 2012 as a Salon Coordinator. She loves all of the customer service aspects of her job, including assisting clients with any questions they may have about Revive and our services. With a passion for new beauty trends, Maria enjoys working in a medical spa environment where she is first to know the latest “beauty musts”. She is the mother to a young toddler and now knows the true meaning of multi-tasking!
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Erin | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Erin

Erin’s career at Revive started in early 2020. In May 2019, she graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Television, Film and New Media with an Emphasis in Production. Before making social media content for Revive, she was working as a Producer and Director for numerous podcasts. She also has made ten short films, a couple of which are currently in the festival circuit. When she’s not taking photos and videos of beautiful clients and providers, Erin loves seeing the latest films, hanging out with her dog and going to concerts!
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Brenna

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Christina B.

Christina has been with Revive since 2009. She previously worked with luxury hotel brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide in their regional marketing program. She has her BA from Loyola University, Chicago and her MA from California State University, Sacramento. Christina handles all of the press, social media, website development and design and print and web advertising for Revive.
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Denise | Revive MedSpa In San Diego

Denise

Denise began her career with Revive in 2016 as a Spa Coordinator at Revive Carmel Valley. Prior to joining the Revive team, she spent years working with children at nonprofit after-school care programs. In 2017 Denise received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University. As the Manager at Revive Encinitas, she loves getting to know the clients on a personal level and building a relationship with them so they have a memorable experience and feel good about themselves. When she is not at Revive she loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her 4 pets!
Camile | Revive Med Spa In San Diego, CA

Camile

Camile started at Revive as a Med Spa Coordinator in March 2015. She has always had a passion for helping people and wants to continue her education in the medical field. She loves working at Revive and interacting with clients by making sure they always have a smile on their face.
Angel From Revive MedSpa In San Diego

Angel

Angel has worked in the customer service industry for over 5 years and began her career with Revive in 2016. She previously worked as a merchandiser at one of the largest bakeries in Sacramento, giving her experience in organization and administration. As the Queue Master, Angel strives to help clients feel comfortable and welcome at all of our locations, ensuring all their needs are met and that they walk out with an outstanding experience. Outside of Revive her passion lies in music and her Great Dane, Liberty.
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Tina B.

Consultant Tina has been working in the aesthetic’s industry for 6 years now and found her passion for this industry because of her own experience with Melasma and acne scars. Tina has been trained by by Galderma, Allergan, Skin Medica, Skinceuticals, Obagi and is constantly on the forefront of the latest procedures and technology. Tina prides herself on self-preservation and natural results, she wants to help boost clients confidence and help them put their best self forward.

Vishal Verma, M.D.

Dr. Vishal Verma is originally from Minnesota and has spent the last decade in San Diego. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine in the prestigious accelerated 6-year Honors Program in Medicine (HPME) at the University of Miami. He continued his medical training with a residency in Radiology at the University of Chicago and an MRI fellowship at the University of California – San Diego. His passion and talent for aesthetics led to the creation of a truly unique spa concept incorporating both medical and non-medical beauty services. Revive is recognized as one of the top medical spas nationally. Dr. Verma strives to stay at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. He has served on the Allergan Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board, which serves to provide leadership in partnering for the future of aesthetics and focuses on future innovations in products and programs.

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