Houston Staff


 

Sarah Hill

MSN, BSN, RN-BC, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Cosmetic Injector

Sarah is a native Texan where she lives with her husband and children. She attended University of Texas Arlington graduating with her Bachelors of Nursing. Sarah spent a number of years working in critical care, surgical services, and aesthetics before graduating with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M Corpus Christi as a family nurse practitioner. She graduated with honors and was privileged to do a specialty rotation in dermatology.

Sarah specializes in the art of aesthetics and believes that to achieve the best and most natural correction, is by an individualized facial assessment to restore volume, soften lines, and correct the signs of aging on the skin. She is an advanced cosmetic injector using the latest techniques, including the use of a cannula, to obtain optimal results with little to no discomfort to her patients. She has years of experience with all of the Galderma, Allergan, and Suvena products, as well as, Eurothreads.

Sarah has continued to add to her education by obtaining an Advanced Certification in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement from experts at World Link Medical. She is trained and able to help restore hormonal imbalances that produce troublesome symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, and low libido. Sarah has achieved success by helping patients to achieve optimal levels which for many is life changing.

In addition to restoring hormones, Sarah also provides vaginal rejuvenation for her female patients. With loss of estrogen, childbirth, or heavy lifting, many women experience bladder control issues, vaginal dryness and/or looseness of the vaginal canal. There are non-surgical methods to restore the health of the tissues in the vaginal canal using laser therapy and the famous O-Shot that utilizes the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP can also be used to restore hair loss and skin health! Women can have better bladder control, relief from painful intercourse due to dryness and a more fulfilling sexual experience with little to no downtime or discomfort!

Sarah believes in keeping up with the latest advancements and techniques in the industry. She has trained with the leaders and experts for cosmetic services, hormones, vaginal rejuvenation and PRP treatments. She takes a holistic approach to each patient visit, exploring their health and beauty goals. She truly believes restoring the effects of aging should be an “inward-outward” approach. This is why Sarah takes the time and gives her full attention to each and every patient to address the whole person.

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SANDY BAGDAD

CERTIFIED LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROFESSIONAL

As a laser hair removal professional, Sandy holds the industries' highest level of education, CLHRP (Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional). With over 11 years of experience, proficiency in treating all skin types and hair color, performing over 25,000 treatments and continuing to maintain as well as grow a repeat clientele of over 200+, Sandy is one of Avante's leading professionals. Not only has she been an esthetician for 15 years but she is also an experienced Electrologist. Compassion, knowledge, and dedication for this industry are just some of the qualities that set her apart from others and allows her to continue successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

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MICHAEL POOLE

MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Michael received certification at the Christine Valmay International School of Esthetics in New York. He has worked for Georgette Klinger of Dallas, and Charmelle and Entrehous of Houston, plus Urban Retreat of Houston. Michael has developed extensive experience in medical esthetics since1997, working with acids of all types for correcting all skin conditions. He is also experienced in microdermabrasion and many other modalities of skin care. Working for Avante Laser & MediSpa since 2010, Michael has mastered several new techniques and services, providing excellent client experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TAMARA COHEN

MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN, CERTIFIED LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROFESSIONAL

Tamara has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas. She received esthetic training at the Institute of Cosmetology in Houston, and began her career at Urban Retreat of Houston in 2000, focusing on clinical skin care and waxing services, as well as lash and brow dyes. She also has developed extensive experience in medical esthetics with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and other esthetic treatments. Tamara joined Avante in 2010.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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RODICA PETRESCU

MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Rodica is a Licensed Skin Care Specialist with over 30 years of professional experience providing skin care treatments to maintain and improve appearance. She specializes in Epidermal Leveling, High Tech Peels, sebaceous hyperplasia and Microderabrasion. Rodica focuses on a high-level of a client’s skin care to achieve best outcome results and highest expectations for professional care. Rodica has an Esthetician’s Associate’s degree, and has completed numerous training and seminar courses in her professional field. Recognized by her clients and professional associates, Rodica strives to provide her clientele with continued care and service. She is well-versed in a number of skin care products and skin analysis techniques.

 

 

 


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MIRELA IONESCU

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Mirela is a Certified Medical Esthetician . She also practiced nursing for 5 years in an Obstetrics and Gynecology hospital prior to becoming an esthetician. She began her esthetician's career at Urban Retreat in Houston, and just recently joined the Houston staff of Avante Laser & MediSpa.

Mirela has developed additional skills through education classes and seminars. She specializes in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, epidermal leveling, waxing services, and clinical facials. Mirela focuses on a high-level of a client's skin care to achieve best outcome results and highest expectations for professional care.

She is well-versed in a number of skin care products and skin analysis techniques, and believes in a blend of holistic and medical modalities.



 

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REBECCA VANDEBUNT

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Rebecca has a degree in Business Management from Grand Valley State University, MI. She received her massage therapy license in 1993. She has over twenty years experience at a chiropractic office, and a major medical spa in Houston. Rebecca joined Avante Laser and MediSpa in 2012. She has taken numerous continuing education classes and specializes in reflexology, hot stone massage therapy, acupressure, deep tissue massage, sports massage and rehabilitation therapy.

Rebecca is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. She intentionally creates a massage that will suit your specific needs. Her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to your busy life. She truly enjoys facilitating your personal goals towards wellness, empowerment and improvement!

 

 

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RACHEL TATE-STUDY

MAKEUP ARTIST

Rachel is a licensed cosmetologist with 21 years of experience in the spa industry. She has been seen locally as well as nationally on TV shows such as E!'s "Fashion Emergency", in the publication "Bridal Star" magazine, as well as at the Emmy's, the Oscar’s, and numerous fashion shows and charity events. Rachel is certified to perform permanent makeup and paramedical camouflage (scar blending), Rachel's artistry includes brow shaping, lash dying, and eyelash extensions.

 

 

 


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JOHANNES LEBLANCE

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Licensed massage therapist with over 25 years of experience in the Houston area.

Johannes specializes in traditional Swedish, deep tissue, and the John Barnes method of Myofascial release. He is also a Reiki master, and a 5th level student of Deborah King 21st Century Energy Medicine healing.

His talent combines all modalities, providing the client with the ultimate therapeutic and relaxing massage experience.

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