Maria is an accomplished Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Injector, who attended the University of Illinois, Chicago, majoring in Psychology and continued her education, obtaining her Nursing Degree with honors from Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center – Henry J. Kutsch College of Nursing. Maria received her Masters Degree in Nursing, Family Practice Medicine from Walden University, and she received her certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Maria brings years of experience in non-invasive facial sculpting utilizing Botulinum Toxin Type A and other dermal fillers. Maria’s caring and honest approach, combined with her unique creative talents, bring the client’s desired look to life. Maria continues to be on the foreafront of advancements and progressive techniques in injection and laser therapies. With her extensive experience, Maria mentors physicians and nurses with the latest injection techniques. Prior to her transition into the medical aesthetic field, Maria worked in Women’s Health as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Childbirth Educator. With her continued love and passion to teach and educate, she is currently a Clinical Instructor with Aesthetic Advancements Incorporated, a leading education company that educates physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants on aesthetic practices.
Beyond training nationally, Maria currently works with a large successful plastic surgery practice in the western suburbs of Chicago where she has served as Director of their Aesthetic Skin practice, as well as the lead Aesthetic Nurse. In addition, Maria has also served as a consultant and trainer for several large pharmaceutical companies, also serving as one of Allergan’s CORE® speakers. Maria is a current member of the ASPSN (American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses).