Meet Nurse Practitioner Annette

We asked Nurse Practitioner Annette about her and her role at Revive Walnut Creek, keep reading to learn more!


What made you want to become an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner?

I find joy in helping patients improve their appearance and self-confidence through non-surgical cosmetic procedures, especially in the dynamic field of aesthetics, which is constantly evolving with new technologies and treatments emerging regularly. This dynamic nature of aesthetic nursing keeps me engaged in learning and keeps me updated with the latest advancements.


How long have you been in the industry?

With over five years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I have a background that includes conducting training for other aesthetics nurses and holding leadership positions in this field.


What treatments do you specialize in?

My expertise lies in non-surgical procedures, particularly in lip enhancement and neuromodulators, as these treatments offer patients minimally invasive options with natural-looking results, minimal downtime, and reduced risk compared to surgical alternatives. Additionally, my focus on these specific procedures allows me to stay on top of the latest advancements and techniques in these areas, ensuring that I can provide my patients with the highest quality of care and optimal outcomes.


What is your favorite treatment to get?

Neuromodulators are my favorite treatment because of their versatility in the aesthetics field. It can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns effectively such as wrinkle reduction, preventative measures, facial contouring, and treatment for excessive sweating, amongst other things! My favorite use of neuromodulators is facial contouring. For example, it can be used to lift the eyebrows, create a slimmer jawline, or reduce the appearance of a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles responsible for pulling the upper lip too high.


What do you wish you would’ve known about skincare/beauty when you were younger?

I’m certain sun protection ranks high on the priority list for many aesthetic nurses. Incorporating sunblock into your daily skincare regimen and practicing sun avoidance are essential habits for safeguarding your skin against sun damage, lowering the risk of skin cancer, and promoting a healthy, radiant complexion in the long run.

Sunblock acts as a barrier, shielding the skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun. UV radiation disrupts the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of skin firmness. Regular use of sunblock and limiting sun exposure can help maintain a youthful appearance and skin elasticity. UV radiation stimulates melanin production in the skin, resulting in hyperpigmentation concerns such as dark spots, melasma, and uneven skin tone. Sunblock prevents these pigment-related issues by blocking UV rays from penetrating the skin’s deeper layers. Sunblock and sun avoidance play pivotal roles in maintaining overall skin health by safeguarding the skin’s natural barrier function and minimizing inflammation caused by UV exposure. Healthy skin retains moisture better, withstands environmental damage, and facilitates efficient self-repair mechanisms.


What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy exploring new places, organizing events, and cherishing moments with my family and toy poodle! My travels have taken me to exciting places like Dubai, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico.


Favorite celebrities who have gotten work done?

Jennifer Aniston! She is known for her timeless beauty, Jennifer Aniston has openly discussed her use of cosmetic treatments like laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and Botox to maintain her youthful look while still appearing natural.


Favorite aesthetic trends right now?

Skin rejuvenation treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, and laser resurfacing! These treatments improve skin texture, tone, and overall radiance.