ABOUT THE SKIN ELITE
Welcome to The Skin Elite, where science meets beauty.
At Skin Elite, you will find the most up to date medical aesthetic services and procedures. Laura has searched far and wide to bring you the most beneficial beauty services and products--everything from injectables and laser services to permanent makeup and much more.
Our team is ready to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Laura P. Galvan, RN, CANS, CMLSO, CPCP
Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has been a Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) nurse since 1999 and retired in 2009 from the NICU to solely focus on Aesthetic Nursing. In 2002, Laura started her training by learning Sclerotherapy in Boca Raton, FL. After that, she became a Permanent Cosmetic technician in Dallas, TX, which was the launching pad for her aesthetic endeavor. In 2006, she received her Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO) from The National Council for Laser Excellence (NCLE).
Laura has earned certifications in advanced chemical peels, advanced Botox® and Juvederm® injector training, advanced Radiesse® injection training, and PDO threads. She is also trained in Sculptra® Aesthetic injection techniques, BellaFill and Kybella. She provides treatments ranging from injectables, medical grade chemical peels, laser hair reduction, laser vein removal, BBL, Fraxel, micro-laser peels, pro-fractional, CO2 laser resurfacing and permanent makeup application, color correction and removal as well as Botox and Filler training.
Not only is Laura an expert injector in dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and PDO threads, she is also a National Trainer with Allergan, the maker of Botox, the Juvederm portfolio, and Kybella. She was also a National Trainer to practitioners with Merz Aesthetics (the maker of Radiesse, Xeomin, Asclera and Belotero), one of the leading companies in the aesthetic industry covering South Central Texas, the Valley, Corpus, and New Mexico.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Texas Nurses Association (TNA), and the Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP); Board of Laser Safety, Laser Institute of America, Aesthetic International Association, American Society for Plastic Surgery Nurses (ASPSN), and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASMLS).
Laura was recently the owner of a successful medical spa, and is currently attending South University to receive her Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialization in Family Practice. She also trains practitioners at the Texas Institute of Medal Aesthetics from beginners to advanced injectors with derma fillers and neurotoxins. Laura has lived in San Antonio since 1999 and loves it. She has a beautiful, twelve-year-old son with her husband, DS, who is the love of her life. Her expertise and dedication to her clients is her number one priority.
Dr. Wendie Grunberg, Medical Director
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Danielle Diaz, FNP-BC
Danielle Diaz, Nurse Practitioner, has been an RN since 1987 and a nurse practitioner since 1998. She is certified in hormone replacement therapy, the O-Shot, weight management and wellness. She is also certified in vaginal rejuvenation and the Cleopatra procedure, which restore intimate wellness. She also diagnosis and treats hormone imbalance caused by PCOS and thyroid dysfunction.
Danielle enjoys shopping, traveling, being outdoors, spending time with her family, and listening to music.
Dominque Peña, RN, BSN
Dominque Peña, RN, BSN is an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist at The Skin Elite.
Paige Debner, RN,BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
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Laser Safety Officer and Permanent Makeup Tech
Celeste has extensive training in anti-aging and medical laser procedures. She began her aesthetic training at The Paul Mitchell School in 2009 immediately after high school. She has completely immersed herself in her career and continues to receive advanced training. Starting in her early years, she worked for a high volume laser hair facility and eventually transitioned to the medical spa where she could peruse her passion for skin care. She has completed countless education and received her professional state certification for laser through Avante Laser Institute; every year she works towards advancing her training. Celeste has great empathy for clients with skin care challenges and has made it her goal to make these challenges easier and help them through a difficult time. A laser enthusiast, Celeste enjoys working at The Skin Elite doing advance rejuvenating procedures and facials. She can kindly guide any of her clients to the next step if they need more aggressive treatments.
Heather is an aesthetician who obtained her license in 2007. Since then, she has worked some time outside of the esthetics field, including insurance and being a stay-at-home mom to her two girls.
In her off time, she'll be with her family (including her husband when he's not working as a firefighter). She loves sunshine and enjoys spending any time she can outdoors. With more than 7 years experience in the spa industry, she's excited to be back to doing what she loves again. She is truly looking forward to helping our clients on their path to healthy, beautiful skin.
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Krystal Vega was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She completed permanent makeup/microblading training at the Texas Institute of Medical Aesthetics and then onto laser training at the Texas Laser Institute in Houston, Texas.
She’s passionate about her career and loves working at The Skin Elite. She is always learning about new products and services to better serve our medical spa.
Krystal's goal is not only to treat but also educate our patients during and after treatments so that the patient is well informed and results are maximized.
She has training in lasers & radiofrequency, including ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation and Thermi smooth as well as micro-needling, Mirapeel, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, dermaplaning, microblading and more.
She has been happily married for over three years to her husband Jake and is a Mother to her one-year-old baby girl. She is currently expecting and will be adding a baby boy to her family in May. Krystal loves to bake and try new coffee spots during her free time, but most of all she loves spending time with her family outdoors.
El Askari, Front Desk Concierge Manager
El moved to San Antonio in December 2006 and started working with The Skin Elite in April 2019 as a Patient Coordinator. She is now working as the Front Desk Concierge Manager.
El is married and has two kids. She likes spending time with her family, shopping and traveling. She loves what she is doing right now, and is happy to be a part of The Skin Elite.
Michelle Avila, Front Desk Concierge
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KoKo Mendez, Front Desk Concierge
Koko was born and raised in Southern California. She attended private school and Graduated from St Pius - St Matthias Academy in Downey, CA. As a child, she became very intrigued with the medical field. She started her journey in Cosmetic surgery in 2001 - 2010, in the city of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, CA. She started as a cosmetic consultant and shortly after was promoted to surgery center Manager. In 2012, she enrolled in Nursing school and earned her nursing degree. In 2015, she and her family moved to San Antonio from Southern California. She loves being able to care for people as well as to making them feel beautiful. Koko enjoys spending time with family and friends