Certified Medical Aesthetic Nurse
A registered nurse for more than 30 years, Stephanie has been with Wilmington Plastic Surgery since 1994. Because of her experience in the operating room, she first joined the WPS team as a First Assistant in the OR. Her professional experience also includes many years in the Emergency room, and as a Flight Nurse for the US Air Force Reserves Nurse Corp, where she recently retired Lieutenant Colonel with more than 23 years of service. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she has received specialized training in the growing specialty of Medical Aesthetic Nursing to include skin care advances, laser therapies, spider vein injections, and injectables, which includes neuromodulators and dermal fillers as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
She believes being certified in your specialty is important; it states your commitment to your patients to provide the most up to date individualized treatment care plan, blending experience and specialty training.
Favorite go-to skin care regimen:
TNS growth factor; Vitamin C Serum healing aged skin; HA5 hydrator; Retinol/Retin A exfoliation/collagen stimulator.
Favorite procedure: Juvederm Voluma for treating mid-face volume loss because the results are immediate and give the patients such a lift.
Certified Physician Assistant
Natalie joined our practice in 2019. She is a certified Physician Assistant and thrives on education. She provides each of her patients with in-depth knowledge of their treatment options and creates a customized plan to optimize each patient's results. As an injector, Natalie specializes in wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and Xeomin and placement of facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Belotero. Her goal is always to create the most natural looking results.
In addition to injectable treatments, Natalie also performs spider vein treatment, EmSculpt, CoolSculpting, and Ultherapy.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Technician
Sarah graduated from UNCW with BA in Social Work. She obtained her Aesthetics license from Cape Fear Community College in 2005. In 2007 she began working at Wilmington Plastic Surgery and was trained to be a laser technician for hair removal, laser resurfacing and pigmentation reduction. She takes pride in working side by side with the doctors and being able to treat patients with medical-grade treatments and products. She educates her patients about the importance of healthy skin maintenance.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Technician
Christine has been practicing for 12 years in aesthetics and skin rejuvenation. She received her aesthetic license in 2005 and has been thoroughly trained in pharmaceutical grade chemical peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and oxygen treatments. She continues to receive training in laser with Sciton for BroadBand Light, Microlaser, and Profactional procedures. Driven by her passion and dedication to skincare, she continues her journey of learning by attending advance skincare for rejuvenation, acne and laser training. Christine’s goal is to make a difference in how patients treat and maintain healthy skin.
Leslye has been practicing as a nurse with her Bachelors in Science and Nursing for 10 years. Leslye started her nursing career in the Emergency Department, then transitioned into the recovery room, and has found her passion as an Aesthetic nurse.
It is important to Leslye that her clients are educated on all the available treatment options. She works with her patients to make the perfect treatment plan based on their goals and budget. Leslye makes the experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Her favorite part of her job is to watch her patient's insecurities disappear and their confidence return after their treatment.
Her favorite dermal filler is Juvederm Voluma injected along the cheek line. This one filler can lift jowls, add volume to a depleted midface, improve nasolabial folds, and improve the appearance of the under eye, and it lasts up to 2 years!
Leslye is also trained as a body contour specialist. Leslye has training and certification with CoolSculpting and EMsculpt.
Her favorite skin care regimens include:
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum to help with antiaging, Obagi Nu Derm system to help with her hyperpigmentation, and from SkinCeuticals: AGE eye to help with crepey under eye, and Triple Lipid Restore as a soothing moisturizer that gives your complexion a radiant glow.
Karie began her career in 2013 as a certified laser technician and medical aesthetician while working as a professional makeup artist in Raleigh, NC. She has extensive training and experience in laser skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, body contouring, medical microneedling, chemical peels, rosacea, acne, and melasma treatments, and product coaching.
Additionally, Karie provides advanced aesthetic training and mentoring to medical aestheticians in the art of laser resurfacing and rejuvenation, as well as body contouring. Aside from her love of medical aesthetics, Karie enjoys fishing with her husband, cooking, live music, traveling, and lazy beach days in her hometown, Carolina Beach.
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEONS WITH WORLD-CLASS CREDENTIALS, AND RESULTS
The excellent surgeons and support staff of Wilmington Plastic Surgery have outstanding credentials and esteemed reputations that make them stand out among others in the cosmetic surgery specialty. The practice has been serving southeastern North Carolina for 30 years— longer than any other cosmetic surgery practice in the area — and the thousands of patients who have been treated by these physicians can attest to their superior talent and caring demeanor.