In short, yes. Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes for over 20 years and is FDA-cleared for the purpose of treating moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines. There are many off-label uses for Botox that are safe, which you may also explore and ask about during your consultation.
Our expert team of certified nurse injectors are highly qualified and rigorously trained to provide you with the best results. All of our injectors are CANS-certified, which is the highest level of aesthetic injecting training. Overseen by Dr. Stewart Collins and Synergy Founder and CEO Anna Churchill, our certified nurse injectors are known as the top in the Triangle and have earned Synergy many awards for Best Med Spa due to our client satisfaction/results as well as strict adherence to regulations and safety procedures. Meet the rest of our team here.
No. With proper technique applied by certified injectors, Botox creates a very subtle effect and will not cause you to look abnormal. You will notice a decrease in the lines in the treated area, and movement of the muscles will be more restricted (in order to achieve this result), but you will not look as if you have had anything specifically altered on your face.
Botox treatments are priced per unit, which is the industry-standard for fair and honest pricing. During your consultation, we will discuss your desired results and make a recommendation for the number of units you will need (with pricing) before the treatment is performed. You may also suggest a comfortable budget for your treatment, and we will be able to recommend what areas may be treated within those parameters.
Brooke is a board certified Physician Assistant dual-licensed in the states of North Carolina and New York. She attended Long Island University’s Physician Assistant program where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Eta and Pi Alpha Honor Societies. Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Lehigh University. Brooke attended Boston University’s School of Medicine and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences. Brooke trained with Dr. Alan Studley in internal and family medicine before specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She trained with numerous internationally renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons in New York City and has worked with L’Oréal Paris performing full-body skin examinations and skin cancer screenings. She has been published in beauty blogs for her work in cosmetic dermatology. Brooke has extensive training in facial anatomy and performs non-invasive sculpting and rejuvenation of the face and body utilizing neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and state-of-the-art laser resurfacing. She has a highly personalized approach with each individual patient and works closely with them to achieve natural and authentic looking results while emphasizing the safety and efficacy of each procedure. Brooke believes that maintaining your physical appearance can be beneficial for your mental well-being. In addition to treating a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions, Brooke performs the diVa laser for vaginal rejuvenation therapy to help women achieve optimal feminine health and vitality.
Gurpreet is a certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner(AGNP-C) who graduated from Duke University with a MSN and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Outside of aesthetics, her experience includes work in the ICU and cardiac division. Her passion for aesthetics is innate, which she discovered in early childhood when she started drawing and painting. Her artistic skills and strong anatomical knowledge-base lets her mix medicine and aesthetic in perfect harmony to provide the most natural results. She believes in providing evidence-based and result-oriented treatments, tailored to each individual’s unique requirements. Her approach for treatment involves carefully listening to what patients want, recognizing each patient’s anatomical differences, working closely with the patient to develop a customized plan and treating the patient safely for the best possible results. She tailors individualized treatments using multiple modalities such as neurotoxins, fillers, lasers and personalized skin care regimens to help patients achieve their desired goals. She is trained extensively and is certified by Allerganin advanced dermal fillers and neuromodulators including Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Juvéderm. She incorporates many advance techniques, such as cannulas for fillers to maximize patient comfort. She is proficient in sculpting the cheeks, chin, jawline and lips among many other areas. Gurpreet deeply enjoys and loves the instant gratification she gets after seeing her patients happy and satisfied from the results. Working as an Aesthetic NP has been a dream job, where she gets to do what she loves the most every single day. When not working, Gurpreet loves drawing, painting, photography, yoga and spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
Emily received her BS in Nursing and BA in Pre-Physical Therapy at Towson University in Baltimore, MD and spent many years as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Medical Center and in Colorado before entering the aesthetics industry. As an expert nurse injector at Synergy, Emily specializes in delivering beautiful, individualized, natural-looking results through the use of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, medical-grade skin care, and laser treatments. She has a great passion for patient safety and education. Her background as a Quality and Safety Manager and Educational Liaison ensures that her patients are being treated with the safest and most effective treatment options available. She is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified and has received extensive training completing the Duet Injector Training and Epic Advanced Injector Certifications through Allergan, the makers of Botox and Voluma/Juvederm. She has also received several Advanced Injector Certificates through Allergan, Merz Pharma, and Galderma. She is an Elite Member of the Society of Plastic Surgery Skincare Specialists and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. She also has received advanced clinical training for various laser and skin rejuvenation techniques including, Rejuvapen Medical Microneedling, PRP Vampire Treatment, and the Sciton Joule system. Emily enjoys creating a very comfortable, calming environment where individuals can not only look but feel their best. When she is not at Synergy, you will find her teaching yoga at CorepowerYoga in Cameron Village, another great love of hers.
Jenna has been working in the Aesthetics field since 2005 and has been trained by many highly successful, respected professionals in this industry. She is passionate about this ever-expanding, non-invasive, non-surgical specialty and helping her clients achieve great, natural results. While Jenna specializes in both neuromodulators and facial fillers, she also provides a variety of laser services for our clientele. Jenna is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through her knowledge in both medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. With her background in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, she is able to provide a thorough consultation to help create an individualized plan of care for each of her patients. As a patient herself, Jenna really understands what clients are looking to achieve. Jenna is a Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree of Nursing in Science and also has a BS from North Carolina State University. She is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. Jenna is very dedicated when it comes to improving patients overall appearance and strives to make people feel more confident.
Jessica is a North Carolina native and has been living in the Raleigh area with her husband and dog for the past four years. She attended Gardner-Webb University for nursing and has a strong background in emergency/trauma medicine. Jessica now enjoys working as an aesthetic nurse with experience in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation laser treatments. She is EPIC Certified through Allergan for injectables and has extensive training and experience with Botox, Juvéderm products, and the newest Vycross technology fillers. Jessica is also CANS (Certified Aesthetics Nurse Specialist) certified. She has worked with an array of laser systems including light-therapy, Diode and Erbium lasers and holds a Sciton Joule certification—allowing her to give her clients customized laser treatments with BBL, Halo Pro and all other modalities of the Sciton system. Jessica truly cares for her clients and strives to gives them the best possible outcomes.
Catherine is a North Carolina native, attended Saint Mary’s School, UNC-Chapel Hill for bachelor degrees in psychology and chemistry then in nursing, and then Duke University for her master’s degree in nursing informatics. She has been a registered nurse for 18 years; first as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center where she worked with amazing kids and their families while they journeyed through bone marrow transplant, and then supporting patients through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and as an Allergan EPIC certified nurse injector helping patients achieve more youthful appearances in a local plastic surgery practice. She is trained in the Sciton JOULE system to provide hybrid fractional laser treatments including diVa and Halo Pro. With her master’s degree in utilizing technology to deliver safer and more efficient patient care, Catherine is dedicated to staying on the forefront of current aesthetic practices to provide her clients with safe and personalized treatment based on their goals and desires. She also works with Dr. Collins’ surgical team, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, and is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. At home, Catherine and her husband Chris are busy raising four children and chasing after their two Labrador retrievers.
“[My provider] was fantastic and did an amazing job with my fillers and Botox. An artist. Three people today asked… why I look different and glowing. Wow!”
– Alison H.
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