Katie O’Brien, PA-C, MMS, CLT – Clinical Director, Master Level Injector
As a Physician Assistant who has practiced both medical and aesthetic dermatology for more than 14 years, Katie’s extensive experience in “all things skin” is unrivaled. With an impressive background in non-surgical cosmetic treatments including Botox, fillers, LipoDissolve and Sculptra as well as numerous laser modalities such as SmartLipo, radiofrequency tightening, CO2 resurfacing, IPL, Katie decided to narrow her focus on what she was most passionate about-cosmetic injectables. As a certified Master Level injector, Katie brings to Skinjectables® a level of artistry and expertise that is unparalleled in the realm of Botox™ & dermal fillers. Having been a lead clinical trainer for Advanced LipoDissolve Centers as well as Clinical Director and owner of several aesthetic clinics in the Midwest, Katie has provided advanced training and education to other practitioners around the country. She places great emphasis on educating her clients about the safest, most effective treatments and techniques that are both research and clinically proven. Through ongoing, advanced clinical aesthetic training with many of the country’s leading experts such as Kent Remington MD, Arthur Swift MD and Dr. Mauricio De Maio, Katie continually provides her clients with the industry’s most therapeutic injectable interventions specializing in natural- not overdone- results. In 2018, Katie’s level of expertise was recognized by Allergan, the aesthetic industry leader, and she was selected to become one of three elite injector trainers in the area to provide instruction and guidance on advanced industry techniques, safer practices and better client outcomes.
Alisa Grimm, RN, Master Level Injector
Alisa attended college and received her RN degree in 2004 right here in Tucson. Her medical career began as a recovery room nurse with an emphasis on cosmetic surgery. After working with some of the area’s most respected Plastic Surgeons for more than 10 years, Alisa expanded her cosmetic background to include becoming certified in injectable aesthetic procedures. Now, after a decade of aesthetic injectable experience, Alisa brings her knowledge and expertise to Skinjectables® by focusing on natural outcomes that her clients have come to appreciate and expect. As a Master Level injector, Alisa specializes in Botox and Dysport as well as the entire spectrum of dermal fillers, Kybella, and Sculptra.
Shanasue Shallenbarger, RN, Master Level Injector
As a native Tucsonan, Shanasue graduated from the U of A and then went on to pursue a career in nursing after attending the University of Phoenix where she received her RN designation. With more than 8 years of clinical nursing experience in such areas as Urgent Care, Plastic Surgery and Emergency medicine, Shanasue was able to perfect her skills as an injector. Expertly trained in advanced injection techniques, Shanasue “SSS” is adept at delivering the exceptional results Skinjectables® is known for while with a gentle, finely tuned hand. Her focus on natural looking outcomes and honest, detail oriented recommendations are why her clients return to Skinjectables® to seek her anti-aging intervention.
Yivonne McFarland, RN, Master Level Injector
After receiving a BS in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, Yivonne began her extensive medical nursing career in Cardiology, ER medicine, Labor & Delivery and as a Nurse Manager. Highly skilled in all aspects of nursing, Yivonne decided to utilize her injection skills as a cosmetic provider becoming certified in Botox, fillers and laser treatments in 2013. For the past four years, she has practiced in the aesthetic setting delivering superb, natural looking results in keeping with what her clients have come to expect from her. Her attention to detail and desire for achieving excellent outcomes makes her a great addition to the Skinjectables’® team of medical professionals. Consultations with Yivonne are always based upon her honest, expert recommendations while keeping her clients expectations as a top priority. If your looking for a natural looking, real world and gentle approach, come see Yivonne for all your anti-aging needs!
Brittany Kingsley – Client Liaison
Brittany comes to Skinjectables with a strong background in customer service, having worked in restaurants, salons, and at a law firm. Brittany is currently studying Retail and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona but is considering a switch to nursing in the near future. Brittany is a native Tucsonan and attended Sabino High School where she played volleyball and ran track. Her “team-player” mentality, focus on customer care, and relaxed personality are sure bring an extra level of service to all our clients. Most likely, when you call in to schedule your appointment, it’s Brittany’s calm, friendly voice you’ll hear that will brighten your day!
Dr. Edward Eades, M.D. – Collaborating Physician
Dr. Eades has been in private practice in Tucson since 1990. Formerly an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, he also did his Plastic Surgery residency at Duke and completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery with Drs. Kutz and Kleinert in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Eades received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Medical Degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed a five year residency in General Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before going to Duke. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.