Medical Spa Show Advisory Board
CoolSprings Laser Aesthetic and Skincare Center, Evolve Wellness and Aesthetics Center, Evolve Weight and Age Management, Skinsation Medical Spa and Rejuvenation Plastic Surgery
In late 2011, Matthew Billingsley saw a need in the Middle Tennessee area for a weight loss and hormone replacement therapy clinic with affordable pricing. In January 2012, Evolve Weight and Age Management opened its doors to the public. Due to this great success, clients started asking for cosmetic services to complement their new appearances. In early 2013, Evolve added its first laser to the clinic and, today, Billingsley heads up three independent brands: Evolve Weight and Age Management; CoolSprings Laser Aesthetic, & Skincare Center; and Skinsation Medical Spa. Billingsley’s staff of 32 industry professionals sees nearly 200 patients per day and has successfully performed more than 50,000 laser and aesthetic treatments and procedures. He also consults with and educates many new doctors and medical spa owners looking to enter the industry on how to run a successful medical aesthetics and anti-aging practice from his own experiences. He has dedicated his life and work to being a leader and innovator in medical aesthetics and anti-aging industry.
Shawna Chrisman, MS, NP, BC
Destination Aesthetics is the Sacramento, California, region's premier medical spa that specializes in non-surgical treatments for the face and body. Owner Shawna Chrisman graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a nurse practitioner and received her master's degree in 2002. After working in critical care for many years, she decided to pursue her passion for aesthetics with the goal of enhancing natural beauty in her patients. Starting with cosmetic injectables, Chrisman and her team elevated Destination Aesthetics into one of the fastest growing cosmetic practices in the United States achieving a top 20 ranking out of 18,000 accounts nationwide with Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX, in less than six years. In 2016, she opened the doors to a second location in Folsom, California, which will be expanding into a newly-renovated, 3400-square-foot space in the fall of 2018. According to Chrisman: "Eliminate the word vanity. Doing something for yourself that makes you happy is not being vain. It's simply empowering."
Rejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training
Oak Brook, Illinois
Christina Imes is the founder of Rejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Imes received her degree in communications from Loyola University, and recently graduated from Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program. She has extensive experience in studio/spa management. Her creativity, and entrepreneurial and leadership skills have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of Rejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training. Imes coordinates all client functions, injector and laser training, business operations, and marketing efforts. She is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the ever-changing aesthetics market and strives to keep clients happy.
Dr. Sheila Nazarian, MD
Private Practice Plastic Surgeon and Owner
The Skin Spot, Nazarian Plastic Surgery
Beverly Hills, California
Sheila Nazarian, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She has a master’s degree in medical management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC), where Nazarian also serves as an assistant professor in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She serves as the co-chair of membership for the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a committee member on the Electronic Communications Committee and the External Marketing Committee for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). She is married to a neurosurgeon, has three children and also enjoys being an influencer in the aesthetic space: @drsheilanazarian on Instagram and Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Facebook.
Skin Body Soul Spa
Vagabond at heart, entrepreneur by choice, Brandon Robinson is the current founder and CEO of Skin Body Soul MedSpa, a multi-state multiple location medical spa based in Texas, Iowa and Washington. Robinson is also a partner with Dr. Grant Stevens's medical spa, Orange Twist, based in Los Angeles, CA. Robinson was a graduate of University of San Francisco in 2004 and started his first business in 2005. Since then, he has started and operates multiple businesses, sold medical devices in the aesthetic industry and helped consult for Groupon.com. Robinson currently lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife, Jennifer, a former industry council board member for American Society of Dermatological Surgery and current Sientra territory manager.
Managing Partner and Director
Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center
Beverly Hills, California
Terri Ross is managing partner and director of Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, which she transformed from a $500,000 to a $2.5 million business in the span of 18 months. She was also a consultant for world-renowned plastic surgeon Garth Fisher, M.D. when he opened his medical spa in Beverly Hills and has been working with world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and host of the TV show Botched, Dr. Paul Nassif, since 2012. Her experience also spans the corporate world working for several leading medical device companies such as Zeltiq, Medicis, EMD Serono and Johnson & Johnson. Ross is also a consultant for Revance Therapeutics.