DR. YOUNG CHO, M.D., Ph.D
Dr. Young Cho is a Board Certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing patients with the latest in surgical and non-surgical options to help them along their aesthetic journey. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada; a PhD from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England; an MD from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Ct.; and completed his plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Dr. Cho lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Dr. Melissa Chiang, a dermatologist, and lovely son and daughter.
JILL CAMPBELL, RN, BSN, CANS, MEP-C
CERTIFIED AESTHETIC NURSE SPECIALIST
Jill Campbell graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1997. She is a licensed and certified aesthetic nurse specialist and medical esthetic professional. Jill is passionate about her work. She is known for her attention to detail, fun bedside manner, artistic eye and honesty.
Building trust and confidence with every patient is an essential part of her practice. Helping patients feel confident with a personalized, natural, subtle and refreshed look is the goal of every interaction. Jill has attended numerous advanced and master training courses. She understands the importance of constantly learning, sharing information and staying current in a rapidly changing field.
Jill not only takes great pride in her work, she takes a great deal of time with each patient. She feels it’s important to explain to clients the natural aging process and how addressing the entire face keeps one looking natural and lovely. She is often told “no one has ever explained this to me before.” She does much more than just “putting filler in the lips and cheeks.” Jill works with a variety of neurotoxins, fillers and collagen stimulators including, Juvederm, Voluma, Vobella, Vollure, Restylane, Silk, Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Sculptra, Radiesse, Belotero, Bellafill, Kybella, Botox and Dysport. She is also trained in cannula technique, various lasers, radiofrequency treatments, PRP, hair restoration and microneedling.
LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST
Megann received her esthetic training from Aveda Institute. She has been a licensed Esthetician since 2008, and a Permanent Makeup Artist since 2009, specializing in the Soft Tap Method. Megann’s esthetic skills range from customized facials, diamond tip Microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, Skin MicroNeedling, Dermaplaning, brow and lash tinting, brow shaping, and waxing. Megann believes her clients come first and strives to give them the most exceptional experience they have had, not to mention helping them feel beautiful.
CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTIONER
Sue Cote, Certified Nurse Practioner, has been a health care professional for over 30 years. In 1997 she incorporated an Aesthetic component into her women’s health practice. Her motivation was in response to people’s unique wellness and medical Aesthetic needs. Sue has attended many dermal filler and Botox advanced courses, qualifying her to teach an Injectibles course, or perform injections on clients herself, according to best practices and the most up-to-date information and care available.
Currently she has a Women’s Health Practice in The Woodlands, and is an associate professor at the Texas A&M University Medical School. She also injects dermal fillers and Botox at Avante, as well as instructs in Avante's training institute in The Woodlands, Texas.
CLINICAL ESTHETICIAN/ IPL SR. TECHNICIAN
Anita performs Aesthetic Laser treatments for the face and body using the Lutronics CO2 Fractional Laser, IPL Photo Rejuvenation using the Harmony XL 360, Skin Tightening using the IPL Harmony, Skin Resurfacing using the Pixel Pro Laser as well as basic aesthetics, facials, and MicrodermAbrasion. Anita is also trained and experienced in using the Visia Professional Skin Analyzer to inspect a client’s skin for sun damage and aging.
Becky has been a Physician Assistant for 13 years. While she primarily has a love and passion for Emergency Medicine, she started injecting Botox and Fillers in 2005 after she loved the result she got for herself. She worked full time for 2 years, collectively in a high volume Dermatology office, then a Plastic Surgery office in Denver as a featured injector.
She joined Avante Laser & MediSpa in 2009. "I am really blessed that as a PA, I can divide my time between two types of medicine.....Emergency Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. In Aesthetics, I love being able to make men and women feel better about how they look....feel younger...look more refreshed. Making it all look very natural and not overdone is my number 1 priority. Working at Avante has been perfect for me. I work in an ER full time, but I still inject monthly at Avante. I feel I have the best of both worlds."
Becky has a Botox and Wine event every second Thursday of each month at Avante in the Woodlands, and is also available for individual appointments for fillers.
LICENSED CLINICAL ESTHETICIAN
LuAnn began working in the spa and skin care industry over seventeen years ago. LuAnn performs services which include evaluating skin types and determining which skin treatment would best suit each client, medical aesthetics, MicroDermAbrasion, IPL Photo Rejuvenation using the Harmony XL 360, Skin Tightening using the IPL Harmony, and Facials. LuAnn possesses unique wisdom in collaborating with her clients as they progress on their well-being journeys. LuAnn is certified in Obagi, Vivant ProPeels, Biomedic Dermaplaning technique, SkinCeuticals, Pevonia, Glo Therapeutic Peels, and Young Living Raindrop Therapy.
Angela received her esthetic training from Aveda Institute in 2014. She became a licensed Esthetician in 2015. Angela’s esthetic experience includes customized facials including Microdermabrasion, and also certified in micro needling . She also is experienced in lash and brow tinting as well as lash lifting(perming of the lashes). Angela is certified to teach Lash Lifting in Avante’s training institute. Angela has experience using GLO Minerals and SkinCeuticals products. She also performs the latest in facial treatments using the Hydra Facial. She believes in providing her clients with the best professional care and service.
CERTIFIED LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROFESSIONAL, ELECTROLOGIST
Anne has been in the hair removal and skin care industry since 1994 starting as an Electrologist. Anne has progressed in training and education and is currently a Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional (CLHRP), through the State of Texas Health Services Department. She is certified and authorized to perform Laser Hair Removal (LHR) procedures as a professional.
Anne received a Certificate in 2009 for the Rev Lite Medical Laser. In 2001 she received a certificate as a Certified Laser Specialist (CLS), from Rocky Mountain Laser College given by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners and has completed Laser-Based Hair Removal Training on Laser Physics, Hair/Skin Biology and Anatomy, Indications, Technical Specifications Pre and Post Treatment Protocol, and Laser Safety. Currently at Avante Laser & MediSpa, Anne is designated to perform the functions of Laser Safety Officer and Supervisor for the Avante Laser Training Institute. She supervises student procedures on clients as well as teaches how to use lasers.