Andrea Tankersley Nurse Injector, RN, BSN
Andrea is a native of Colorado Springs and has spent most of her 21 year nursing career in the aesthetic field. She has injected dermal fillers and wrinkle blockers for 20 years, 9 of which were with a previous Plastic Surgeon.
She then transitioned to working for two of the leading aesthetic pharmaceutical companies, traveling throughout North America training and mentoring Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses on the art, skill and safety standards of facial rejuvenation. She continuously updates her technical skills by staying current with the latest techniques and developments in the industry.
Dr. Burroughs is her medical director, and has complemented her prior injection experience and training with further advanced training at Springs Aesthetics. Andrea has a passion for, and specializes in, helping others to achieve a natural, more youthful appearance. She is available for after hours and some weekend appointments.
Melissa Payton, Nurse Injector, LPN
Melissa, is a highly trained LPN by profession with over 14 years of nursing experience and is a Cosmetic Nurse Injector here at Springs Aesthetics. Melissa is a leader and certified in all Laser treatments, medical grade facials and ThermiVA (Feminine Wellness/Vaginal Rejuvenation) therapy. Her skills include working in both a surgical and non-surgical setting. Her area of expertise is in non-surgical treatments including Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxins to aid in minimizing the aging process.
As a specialist, working under the medical directorship of Dr. John R. Burroughs, Melissa’s passion is to provide her patients a detailed, comprehensive evaluation consultation as well as a facial mapping of each individual’s anatomy, to develop a customized treatment plan specific to their needs. Melissa has an artistic eye, and the unique talents to help patients achieve excellent facial improvements through re-volumizing and contouring needed areas of the face and to relax bothersome wrinkles. Melissa cares deeply about her patients, listens to their needs and addresses their concerns as an individual. Her Treatment specialties include aesthetic injectables such as Botulinum Toxin, dermal fillers and silhouette InstaLift thread lifting.
She continues her training to stay knowledgeable in the “up to date” progression of the newest products, technology and techniques. She attends several cosmetic meetings a year to learn the best safety protocols and advanced techniques.
Stephanie Rabines, Master Esthetician
Stephanie Rabines is our Master Aesthetician and certified Laser Technician. Stephanie has been a licensed esthetician for 10 years working in medical spas, salon & spas and with Ulta Beauty. Stephanie had the pleasure of being a part of the very first group of Esthetic Educators for Ulta Beauty where she got to travel all over the country to train as well as assist with grand openings.
Stephanie loves working at deeper layers of the skin to give her clients the results they are looking for, while always trying to make her clients as comfortable as possible with a gentle hand. Her treatments are results driven with a little sprinkle of spa. Stephanie says, “My love for beauty and makeup is what originally led me to this career and throughout the years my passion grew and grew more for the skin side and to educate people about my passion and offer hope to those struggling with their own skin.”
Maria Iniguez, Aesthetician
Maria Iniguez is a Licensed Aesthetician here at Springs Aesthetics. She graduated locally at International Salon and Spa Academy, where she received certificates in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She originally went to school to be a hairstylist but fell in love with the aesthetics side of the beauty industry. Maria has been a Licensed Aesthetician for almost 4 years and is laser certified. She has worked in several spas, and was a Brow Expert with Benefit Cosmetics, and is considered our ‘brow gal’.
While in school, Maria quickly realized that she wanted to work more towards helping patients with aging skin, hyperpigmentation, and acne/acne scars. Maria’s favorite treatments are with hydration and deep exfoliation to bring out a patient’s natural and beautiful glow and enjoys every minute of it. Maria cares about making her guests happy, giving them amazing results, and educating clients about their specific skin type. Her ultimate goal is for her patients to walk away feeling confident in their own skin.