MedSpa Mastery: From Needles to Numbers (January 12-13, 2019)

Nayak Plastic Surgery


Type: Event


MedSpa Mastery: From Needles to Numbers is an intense, two day, introductory course suitable for all medical or administrative professionals working in the medical spa industry, including estheticians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, surgeons and administrative staff.  Each type of professional enters the industry with a different background, but shares common interests and goals. MedSpa Mastery is unique, in that the education provided comes from many different perspectives. Each presenter at this course has had a personal impact on the growth and success of our 35-member Nayak Plastic Surgery/Avani Derm Spa team, and contributes unique insights. The course and presenters will share tools, tips and skills used to make our practice one of top in the country.  More in-depth clinical learning, educational observational opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.


Day 1: Clinical Skills, Saturday, January 12 / 8:30AM-4:30 PM

Day 2: Mangement Skills, Sunday, January 13 / 9:00 AM-3:30 PM


MedSpa Mastery: From Needles to Numbers 

Saturday, January 12, will focus on an introduction to clinical skills including Botox/neurotoxins, fillers, lasers, Ultherapy, Cellfina, and microneedling/PRP. Special topics including anesthesia and emergencies in cosmetic medicine will also be discussed.

Sunday, January 13, will cover basic medical spa management, marketing, employee hiring and development, retail/online sales, and patient acquisition through traditional media, social media, and open house events. 
Medspa Mastery is presented at our state-of-the-art, 16,000 square foot medical spa/facial plastic surgery complex in St Louis, MO. A tour if the facility is included with attendance. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Binders with copies of each presentations, plus a signed certificate of completion, suitable for framing, will be provided for each attendee. Samples of our consents, patient instructions, and marketing materials will also be provided in downloadable format.


Registration rate per in-person attendant:

Day 1: $1500

Day 2: $1500

Both days: $2250

Non-medical staff accompanying a paid medical attendee*: $750/day

Resident/fellow/student with proof of current student ID*: $495/day


**Can’t make it to St. Louis?  Attend by online video stream and ask questions from the comfort of your own home!**

Registration rate per online attendee:

One Day: $1125

Both Days: $1875


More in-depth clinical learning, educational observational opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.


There will be a social/networking event Saturday evening for in-person attendees.

 *Non-medical staff and students must contact our office and ask to speak with Allie Israelson to register. Students must present a current student ID. Non-medical staff must register after their physician/medical professional.

Please contact our office at: (314) 991-5438 


Over the course of these 2 days, you can expect to hear presentations from:

L. Mike Nayak, MD is a Yale- and Harvard-trained, Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is an internationally-recognized authority and innovator in surgical and nonsurgical facial esthetics. Over the last 10 years, he has evolved his practice from a single-provider, exclusively surgical practice to a balanced group of 14 providers in two locations, which generates half of its revenue from nonsurgical esthetic procedures.


Avani Nayak, JD, has been instrumental in the growth and development of Nayak Plastic Surgery/Avani Derm Spa since its inception in 2006. She is a recognized authority in the growth and management of medical spas, and presents at national meetings on the topic.


Racquel Frisella, MSN, ANP-BC, has been a cosmetic injection and laser specialist since 2008 and has become a regional and nationally sought out injector. With her experience and expertise she has trained and mentored many new injectors. She also has developed a very loyal following on social media, and brings significant insight in this area as it has grown to be a pivotal piece to extending reach and growing business.


Jennifer Jones has extensive experience in the aesthetic industry and joined the team with the opportunity to extend her professionalism. She has previous work experience with neonatal intensive care, dermatological skin care, and aesthetics. Jennifer is incredibly passionate about helping patients look and feel their best. Jennifer combines her thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, caring nature, and clinical training and expertise in cosmetic injections to achieve beautiful non-surgical results. Jennifer is highly trained in neurotoxins (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Radiesse), IPL, laser hair removal, Ultherapy, and Coolsculpting. Jennifer formerly worked at a medical spa. She is enthusiastic and committed to providing patients with the latest techniques and trends in aesthetics and skin care.


Shannon Wood, MSN, FNP-BC, is an experienced nurse practitioner and licensed injector with a passion for helping her patients in the aesthetics field.  She worked previously as a nurse practitioner in a general dermatology office before joining our team. Her background helps her provide her patients with exceptional skin care needs. She is devoted to her practice and helping her patients reach their aesthetic goals.


Julie Boren, RN, BSN, has a true passion and excitement for the aesthetic industry. She has gone from beginner to greatly successful in just 18 months, giving her a unique and current perspective on breaking into this growing field.


Allie Israelson is the Office Manager for Nayak Plastic Surgery and both Avani Derm Spa locations in St. Louis. Allie began her career as an esthetician and quickly learned every position necessary to become a respected leader in a burgeoning business. She was instrumental in launching the Spa in 2010 and cultivated an expertise in all services and products provided by the spa and within the competitive landscape. Allie has been essential in the evolution of Nayak Plastic Surgery and Avani Derm Spa, from the early days of six employees to now leading nearly 40 highly skilled and helpful team members.


Erin Robbins is the Director of Marketing & Technology. She joined the practice as a consult coordinator in August of 2015 and later transitioned to her current role the following May. Her primary responsibilities involve overseeing technological operations, managing the practice's social media accounts, creating and editing media as well as promoting providers, products and services. Erin’s primary motivation is to help improve the lives of those around her daily.