In 2019, Serenity's founder, Nicole who was an experienced nurse practitioner in family practice, was encouraged by her family to get involved in the aesthetic side of medicine. (They wanted discounts, let's be real ha!). But as a self love, inner health advocate, Nicole was hesitant about participating in an industry that often plays on people's insecurities and makes them feel that they are not enough. Around the same time, Nicole was approaching her 40's, and modalities to help people age gracefully became more relevant to her personally and interesting to her professionally. After a lot of thought, Nicole resolved that she would indeed enter the medical aesthetics space, but she would do things differently. She would provide an alternative to overdone faces, salesy med spa appointments, and the "treat em and street em" approach to patient care. Instead, she would advocate for the inner wellness of her patients, provide exceptional customer service, and focus on techniques that would prioritize safety and create natural, yet appreciable, results. In 2021, Serenity Medical Aesthetics was officially born and Nicole remains awed and humbled by how it continues to grow.
Nicole has been a nurse practitioner for 7 years and a nurse in total for over a decade (gasp!). She holds a board certification in Aesthetics by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine as well as a board certification in Family Medicine by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She's a proud Stanford, UCLA, and Emory alum and currently flexes her teaching muscles as a volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor for UCLA School of Nursing’s family nurse practitioner program.
Nicole is a sure fire closet nerd and has done way more school than she ever expected! She has a Bachelor degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree in Nursing from Emory University. In 2016, she completed a Master degree in Nursing from UCLA with a 3.96 GPA and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She loves to learn and is so grateful to have found an awesome career in healthcare where the opportunities for continual learning are endless.
Nicole’s most favorite role by far is the one of mama. She is privileged to be raising two incredible little boys - Bryce (9) and Cameron (6). They are the love of her life and also have the uncanny ability to tap dance on her last nerve and almost kill each other on the daily! (why tho?! somebody send help!) In all seriousness, having the flexibility to prioritize her family is a perk of being a business owner and she’s grateful that her patients are supportive of her role as a mom.
Nicole was born and raised in Northeast LA, a predominantly working class Mexican-American neighborhood, and is a grateful granddaughter of Mexican immigrants who have achieved the American dream and paved the way for Nicole’s access to great education. When she’s not working or wrangling her kids, you can find Nicole scouring LA for the best enchiladas suizas or doing the Roger Rabbit at a club she’s most definitely too old to be at. :) She loves this crazy city and plans to call it home forever.
There’s nothing more important to Nicole than her faith in Jesus. It has carried her through the lowest of lows of life and has enabled her to reach goals she never thought possible. She is the woman she is today because of her relationship with God and it is that faith that motivates her to create a life and business marked by excellence, integrity, authenticity and love.
It’s not unusual to find out that Nicole has either just gotten back from a trip out of town or is planning to hop on a plane soon. She loves adventure, diverse cultures, and opportunities to escape the monotony of life. Whether she’s joined by friends or creating memories with her kiddos, she’s committed to working hard and playing hard, and uses travel to cultivate that important balance.
As life sometimes has it, Nicole has been thrown several curveballs over the years. While these curveballs might not have been fun at the moment, they ultimately set the stage for more courage, more clarity and more commitment to be the healthiest version of herself she could be. She continues to make space for things like therapy, recovery groups and spiritual disciplines to strengthen her inner woman and loves incorporating things she’s learning into her aesthetics business.
Nicole’s heart is rooted in social justice and she’s committed to helping all people reach their fullest potential. When she is not seeing her aesthetic patients, she works as a nurse practitioner for the homeless, providing primary care services to patients under bridges, on sidewalks and in parks. She’s also the cofounder and current president of a parent group at her son's school that focuses on addressing racial equity and representation on campus.
THAT LESS IS MORE AND SUBTLY IS SEXY
everyone is beautiful
that no one "needs to" do anything to change the way they look.
that you are enough, just the way you are.
you got no business being finer than you already are, ya hear?! (But if you insist, we can help.)
Injecting your face is not something we take lightly. We promise to stay up to date on all relevant research and emerging techniques that will yield the best aesthetic outcomes. We also will never compromise safety. Whether we are delivering our treatments at your home or at our office, we're committed to ensuring that our treatment plans and treatment methods prioritize your well being above all else.
the commitment to
Doing away with wrinkles can certainly give us a boost of self confidence. But we believe that addressing our outer appearance without addressing our inner wellness will still leave us coming up short. So we weave inner health reminders into all aspects of our operations. From social media posts to e-blasts to elements of our patient visits - our hope is to encourage you to feel your best - inside and out.
the commitment to
While our price per unit of Botox is competitive among other medical spas in the area, our commitment to competitive pricing is more than just our cost per unit. We're committed to not overtreating or over-recommending services, which means you save money in the long run. We also offer packages and discounts for repeat clients, and are working on a membership program to help you save further!
the commitment to
In the words of Anne Frank: "No one has ever become poor by giving." We agree.
We're committed to donating a portion of our profits to helping people meet their basic needs and reach their fullest potential. Keep a look out for our giving updates and other ways to partner with us as we serve our local and global communities.
the commitment to
As a boutique aesthetic medicine practice owned and operated by our NP Nicole, you never have to question who will be your injector. Nicole always delivers every single service available on our menu.
We also are very much against high pressure sales tactics that often permeate the aesthetics industry. We will never force a full face consultation. Instead, we listen to what is important to you and will work together to devise a treatment plan accordingly. Whatever your goals are, we approach them with the foundational truth that peace with ourselves comes from within and that you are beautiful just the way you are.
We look forward to helping you feel your best - inside and out!
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