Walk us through your career journey and how you ended up at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics.
What sparked your interest in aesthetics?
A Merz dermal filler representative came by the Med Spa, where I did laser treatments for a couple of years and introduced me to injections. I lit up like a firecracker, and I said, “ Oh yes, I am meant for this!”
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Seeing patients so happy with not just their results but their treatment experience with me. It is extremely gratifying.
Favorite procedure to perform and why?
Global enhancement! Patients are not aware of how much volume loss they have had over the years, especially for someone that’s never had any treatments. When we strategically restore some of the volume and structure loss, it is an incredible, dramatic yet natural improvement.
Favorite procedure to have and why?
Oh my gosh, I love it all, but if I was stranded on an island with only one treatment, it would be PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) and sunblock… I would never age!
What is one thing you tell all your patients?
I show them their natural beauty before I start a consult. Because most patients come to me depressed, broken, or feeling insecure.
Best skin advice you’ve received: Restore and protect your skin with good skincare and routines, and it will function properly on its own!
What sets CDA apart from other practices?
The list is quite long because I’ve been in many practices. The technology in this office is unmatched. Dr. Kilcline has state-of-the-art Lasers/treatments. We have 15 different aesthetic treatments, not including injectables! The combined provider knowledge in this office is incredible, but what truly brought me here and makes me happy to be here is that Dr.Kilcline built this practice with pure love and proper intentions not only for herself but for patients and her staff, (and still does).
How do you think fitness and aesthetics are related?
Both are Self-care that make you feel emotionally confident, beautiful, and strong.
What is your skincare secret weapon?
Besides sunblock, definitely RETINOLS and Antioxidants!
What advice would you give to a nurse in their 20s looking to get into aesthetics? / What do you wish you had known?
Never stop learning! Aesthetic rules and “best” techniques and practices change often and vary greatly. Be careful of fads and ALWAYS practice safety first.
I wish I learned injection anatomy at the beginning of my career. I highly recommend taking a cadaver class for injections to understand the planes you are working in.
What procedure would you recommend for someone in their 20s? 30s? 40s? 50+?
In general, 20s-Customized skincare routine! Occasional preventative Botox or structural enhancements like chin augmentation for retracted chin, Or laser treatments for acne scars.
30s- Same as ’20s plus fillers for enhancements (cheeks, lips) Microneedling with radiofrequency, Kybella® for fat pockets on face.
40s- Same as 20s 30s, add Botox, fillers for restoration of volume and PDO thread lift, biostimulation with hyperdilute Radiesse or smooth threads, RF Microneedling with PRF, possibly IPL for sun damage or vessels.
50+ same as above.
Is there a new treatment coming out that you’re particularly excited to begin incorporating in the practice?
The fusion tip by Potenza! It is a radiofrequency Microneedling treatment with a tip that can infuse skincare serums, hyaluronic acid, neurotoxins, or platelet-rich Fibrin deep into the skin! I’ve been waiting for this technology for at least five years!
What is the best part of being a nurse?
Being a nurse is so flexible. I can work in so many different fields, which means I can serve and make people happy in different areas of nursing.💞