Brooke Nichol

RN, CANS

BROOKE NICHOL is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist whose experience includes several years as a clinical educator for Allergan, and working with Beverly Hills top cosmetic surgeons. Developing a passion for the aesthetic field, the native Southerner extensively trained with the best of the best and specializes in liquid face lifts. Brooke believes in putting safety and comfort first, and she warmly and patiently educates clients on their procedures to put them at ease. Her expertise includes Blunt Tip Micro-cannulas, tear troughs, Botox, brow lifts, mid-face rejuvenation and lip enhancement, and she actively seeks out the latest technologies and therapies to provide the most effective treatments. “My motto is, “You have to look good to feel good to do good,” says Brooke. “If I can help people do better in this world, I am accomplishing my purpose.”

After training in critical care at Mississippi Baptist Hospital in 2001, Brooke joined the intensive care unit at Providence of St. Joseph Hospital in Los Angeles. Over the next few years, Brooke accepted the challenge of working in intensive care units and emergency rooms throughout Southern California, and these high-pressure situations helped her develop a steady composure and a warm personal rapport. Her skills attracted the interest of celebrity surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, who recruited Brooke to become his operating room nurse in 2004. Three years later, Brooke expanded her career as an aesthetic injection specialist for Dr. Fisher and another famed surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie. Brooke took her advanced technique to the Lone Star State in 2012 making a new home in Austin, TX with her handsome husband, Jason and their two wonderful kids, Miller and Knox.

Saving Face has been a dream come true for Brooke. Partnering with Board Certified Plastic surgeon, Dr. Rocco Piazza, paved the way for this boutique injectable lounge to open. It is not about the numbers for Brooke, it is about the artistry involved and building personal relationships based on connection, comfort, and trust that only enhance once the results set in.

Training & Credentials:

  • Voted Top 100 Injector in the U.S.
  • Certified Aesthetics Nurse Specialist
  • California Board of Registered Nurses
  • Texas Board of Registered Nurses
  • Allergan ACE Trainer and Ambassador
  • ACLS/CPR

Master Injector Training:

Victoria Hunter

MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

VICTORIA HUNTER is a professional motivated by the belief that while beauty radiates from inner vitality and wellness, we can also benefit from the science and technology available today. She is a Registered Nurse of 20 years, and a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist whose extensive training and education includes years of aesthetic injections since 2010. Her focused attention to detail lends itself to the artistry of fillers and neuromodulators, and she injects the entire suite of Allergan, Galderma, Merz, and Prollenium products on the market today to help her clients attain and maintain a natural and youthful appearance. Victoria is a PACE Clinical Educator for Prollenium, teaching other professionals how to safely and effectively inject the product line. She pursues continuing education to stay on the pulse of the industry is deeply committed to providing the best possible aesthetic advice and treatment available today.

Victoria earned a bachelor’s degree from UF in Journalism and, much to her parents chagrin, did nothing with it. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Masters in Nursing at UT-Austin, graduating Summa Cum Laude at both. She has studied and practiced healing arts since 1995 and is attuned to the link between body, mind, and spirit.  She is delighted to practice alongside Brooke and Lisa in an environment of connection, trust, expertise, and service. She lives in Austin with her main squeeze and their beautiful daughter, and is consciously working everyday to live her highest purpose and show up in loving kindness. “Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul.” – Phish

Training & Credentials:

  • Board Certified Adult – Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Texas Board of Registered Nurses
  • Dermasculpt Blunt Tipped Cannulas
  • Certified Aesthetic Consultant
  • Certified Aesthetic Laser Operator
  • Botox and Filler Aesthetic Certifications for Advanced Practice Nurse

Master Injector Trainings:

Lisa Vasquez

FNP, BC

LISA VASQUEZ is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is trained in Advanced Aesthetics. Lisa is Certified in Neuromodulators, Injectable Dermal Fillers, and Ultherapy Ultrasound Laser by Merz. She has 6 years experience serving as a Nurse Practitioner. Lisa received her Bachelors in Nursing at Hawaii Pacific University in 2004 where she trained in Trauma and Critical Care. She then received her Masters at the University of Texas Pan American in 2009 where she trained in Family Practice and Pediatric Critical Care. In 2012 she obtained Surgical First Assist training in multiple fields of surgery. She then trained and assisted in Neurosurgery as a Nurse Practitioner.  She is trained in Women’s Health, Weight loss and Hormone replacement therapy.

Lisa is certified in Botox and Filler Aesthetics. As a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner she is able to perform Aesthetic Health Assessments that improve quality of care. Aesthetic Health Assessments identify potential risks and provide information that may improve patient outcomes. Lisa works closely with Brooke Nichol, Victoria Hunter,  and Rocco C. Piazza, MD to provide continuity of care in order to determine goals and procedures that are most appropriate for you.

Training & Credentials:

  • Texas Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Texas Board of Registered Nurses
  • Dermasculpt Blunt Tipped Cannulas
  • Botox and Filler Aesthetics Certification for Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Certified Aesthetic Consultant
  • Certified Aesthetic Laser Operator
  • Board Certified Adult – Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

Claire McGahan

Claire is a skin care specialist with an expertise in all things laser. From hair removal to Ultherapy Skin tightening, she will work with you on a customized treatment plan to ensure optimal outcomes. She was certified through the National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Claire loves building a relationship with her clients as she works closely with each of them to achieve their skin goals. Claire provides effective procedures with a gentle hand and long-term goals in mind. Before finding her niche in medical aesthetics, she was a personal trainer and managed a gym. She has always enjoyed maintaining a healthy lifestyle, happy skin, and a love for helping others do the same.

Veronica Garcia

M.A.

Veronica Garcia is a Medical Assistant of 11 years and has a strong passion for helping others. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and is the proud mother of two children, Romeo and Gia.   

She started her career assisting OB-GYNs in July of 2008 and expanded her knowledge at the Texas Liver Institute. In August of 2017 she found her best fit at Saving Face and is the right hand for Brooke, Victoria, and Lisa. Veronica has completed her advanced training on Ultherapy Ultrasound Laser by Merz Aesthetics and received her accreditation as and Advanced Ultherapy Technician. Her proficiency and attention to detail will ensure a positive experience and effective result. Her smile brightens any room and clients are put at ease by her soulful energy. We are blessed to have her practice here at Saving Face.

Training & Credentials:

  • Advanced Ultherapy Technician

Leslie Reyes

We are so delighted for Leslie Reyes, Medical Assistant extraordinaire, to join the Saving Face family. As a single mother of daughter Mia, she keeps herself very busy. She started her career in the medical field in 2016 after graduating from Austin Community College with her associate degree. She then went on to earn her certification in Phlebotomy. Leslie honed her skills at Austin Regional Clinic, Bio Life and Legacy Oaks after seeking more opportunity for professional growth, she joined our team in early 2019. She has quickly proved herself an integral member of our work family. She enjoys all things outdoors as well as meeting new people. Be sure to look for her when you visit. Her gracious presence and adept skills make her a true blessing for our practice.

Lexie Klassen

Lexie was raised in the gorgeous hill country area of San Marcos, Texas. After graduating from Texas State University in 2016 with a Fashion Merchandising degree, she moved to the beautiful city of Austin. Lexie is married to her husband Steven and has two fur babies, Olive and Jude. Her love for all things beauty led her to Saving Face as the receptionist in the beginning of 2019. She is an avid animal lover, a thrifting enthusiast, and will always have some form of caffeine on her desk. Her open and loving attitude will certainly make you feel welcomed and at home.

Rocco C. Piazza

MD, FACS

Dr. Rocco Piazzais the founder of The Piazza Center, whichfocuses on a comprehensive approach to plastic surgery creating quality patient experiences and delivering the highest quality results in a partnership for life. He believes in creating a relationship with his patients based on trust.  His unique ability is deeply connecting in a trusting and meaningful manner, visualizing untapped potential, building confidence and inspiring action in order to achieve exceptional outcomes.  Earning trust and helping his patients achieve their long-term goals is his greatest satisfaction. Voted as one of the Top Cosmetic Surgeons in Austin, he is a Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

 

Dr. Piazza received his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  He then proceeded to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he completed his surgical residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center.  Dr. Piazza trained under 20 board-certified plastic surgeons, including the world-renowned breast surgeon Dr. Dennis C. Hammond. This diverse training experience gave him wide exposure to many different surgical techniques in facial aesthetics, trauma reconstruction, breast and body contouring, and the latest advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.  He is a member of AOA, Phi Beta Kappa and has written peer-reviewed articles published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS).

 

Upon completion of his surgical training, Dr. Piazza returned to Austin, Texas to open The Piazza Center in 2010.  He has spent time with the internationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Charles Randquist, in Stockholm, Sweden to become the expert in cohesive silicone gel breast implants in Austin. He has also spent time with the foremost expert on male body contouring, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, in New York to expand his training in muscle enhancement with BodyBanking®. Dr. Piazza is a national speaker educating his peers on the importance of an aesthetic approach to breast reconstruction as well as a contributing author in the plastic surgery literature.  Dr. Piazza is also a member of the Spokespersons Network of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, representing the prestigious group by providing the media with information on a broad range of plastic surgery topics.

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