The key difference between the two is that the family of Juvéderm products are fillers that temporarily remain under the mid-to-deep dermis to add volume and plump. Botox is a neuromodulator injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity, which is one of the causes of those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet.*These treatments may be used together, depending on your desired results, and the recommendation of our Expert CANS-Certified Nurse Injectors.
After consultation, a topical numbing agent may be used to help ease any discomfort from injection. Several of the Juvéderm family of products include built-in lidocaine to help ease discomfort during and post-treatment. Most patients do not report discomfort beyond a minor and manageable level, and due to our careful and tested techniques, experience even less discomfort than is standard.
While results are not permanent, they are long-lasting. Most clients need only one treatment to achieve their desired results but may continue to return for ongoing maintenance. Results may vary.
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.
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.
Abby is a board-certified Physician Assistant originally from Grand Rapids, MI. She and her husband relocated to North Carolina in 2019. She completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Hope College in Michigan and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis in Indiana. Abby specialized in surgery and has a passion for procedures. Abby has worked in surgery, orthopedic surgery, hematology oncology, and emergency medicine. She felt there was something missing from her career. Abby found her true passion in medical aesthetics. Aesthetics combines her passion for procedures, artistry, and education. Abby finds joy in restoring her patient’s confidence by helping patients look and feel better with the use of injectables, educating patients about the aging process, and empowering her patients to radiate self-confidence. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dog, camping, hiking, working out, reading, and checking out new restaurants/breweries.
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Jessica Allen has been a practicing physician assistant at Synergy since 2003. She grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Saint Francis University where she obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences Degree. The majority of Jessica’s career has been spent performing hands-on procedures to provide treatment outcomes that improve the daily lives of her patients. Her experience ranges from Orthopedic Surgery to Medical Aesthetics. Jessica is passionate about establishing genuine honest relationships with her patients. She takes pride in providing patient education and understanding on injectables, laser treatments, skin care, and procedures that Synergy has to offer. Her goal is to formulate a well rounded treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs to help them look and feel their best inside and out.
Jessica moved to North Carolina with her husband while he is was in the Navy in 2011. Her love for sunshine and blue skies has her firmly planted here in the South. When not at Synergy, Jessica enjoys traveling with her husband, spoiling their three dogs, watching sporting events, and maintains a thriving collection of orchids.
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