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.


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Laura P. Galvan, NP-BC, CANS

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 is married and has a beautiful, twelve-year-old son with DS, who is the love of her life. Her expertise and dedication to her clients is her number one priority.

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Danielle Diaz, FNP-BC

Danielle has been an RN since 1987 and a nurse practitioner with national certification since 1997. She is a member of A4M, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Danielle performs injectable treatments with neurotoxins and fillers. She is certified in hormone replacement therapy for men and women, The O Shot, hair restoration therapy, weight management, wellness, vaginal rejuvenation, and the Cleopatra procedure which restores intimate wellness. She also diagnoses and treats hormone imbalances caused by pre-diabetes, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid dysfunction. She admires teaching her patients and partnering with them in their care. Danielle has three sons and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys learning, shopping, traveling, being outdoors, spending time with her family, loving her pets, and listening to music. paige 2

Paige Debner, RN,BSN,

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Paige is one of our Injectors here at Skin Elite. Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Texas At Arlington. Paige has over 10 years of experience in nursing. Prior to injecting, Paige specialized in women’s health, labor, and delivery. She decided to transition to Medical Aesthetics, earning her certification from The Texas Institute of Medical Aesthetics in 2019, and has continued training to become an expert in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Paige is currently enrolled in a masters degree program with The University of Texas at Arlington to obtain her Masters Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, to obtain more knowledge to better serve all her patients. Aside from perfecting her craft, Paige loves shopping, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

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Lacey Williams, BSN, RN,

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Lacey was born and raised in South Texas, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2002. She started her nursing career as an operating room RN and that is where her passion for aesthetics was ignited. After relocating to San Antonio, Lacey began her injectable training at the Texas Institute of Medical Aesthetics in 2019 with Laura Galvan, CANS, MSN, CPCP. Since then, she has continued to expand her knowledge and training in all things aesthetic related. Treatments Lacey provides include Filler and Toxin injections, Kybella, Sculptra, PRP Hair Rejuvenation, BBL laser treatment, Microlaser peels, and Microneedling. Lacey enjoys spending time and traveling with her family. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing for her Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas at Arlington. dominque

Dominque Peña, MSN, RN,

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Dominique Peña is a Registered Nurse as an accredited Nurse Injector at The Skin Elite. She received her Bachelor Of Science in Nursing from UT Health Science Center Of San Antonio, her Masters of Science in Nursing, and is currently in the process of taking her state boards to practice as a Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Botox & Filler Injection Certification from The Texas Institute of Medical Aesthetics. She has been an RN for over 10 years with a background in emerging & trauma medicine and surgical nursing in plastics and general. Dominique worked closely under the supervision and direction of Dr. Dallas Homas and Laura Galvan in aesthetics. Dominique offers a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation, providing patients non-surgical options for optimal results. As a talent Injector, she is making waves in aesthetics with her natural and stunning results as she was recognized and awarded the 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her profession as an Aesthetic Nurse Injector by the International Association of Women and featured in the Digital Journal. Dominique’s patient goals are to help them achieve the best aesthetic results by providing beautiful and natural results through safe and effective treatments. wendie

Dr. Wendie Grunberg,

Medical Director

Bio Coming Soon!

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Celeste Ortiz, Aesthetician

Laser Safety Officer

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.

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Elle Askari,

Front Desk Concierge Manager

Elle 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.

Elle 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.

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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 California. As a child She became very Intrigued with the medical field. She started her journey in Cosmetic surgery in 2001. She was 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 joined the skin elite in May of 2020. She brings to the practice over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. She worked with a group of reputable plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach Ca. She is certified in Tracheostomy, Nasogastric intubation, phlebotomy,Pixel 8 plasma pen, Evolve and chemical peels. She continues to evolve in the aesthetics industry by constantly adding knowledge by keeping up with the newest technology there is to offer patients in anti aging and Medical services.Koko enjoys creating lasting rapports with patients while offering exceptional customer service.

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Bria Williams,

Medical Aesthetician and Laser Hair Removal Technician

Bria is one of our aestheticians here at Skin Elite. Bria specializes in laser hair removal as well as laser skin removal. Bria was inspired to seek aesthetics, while trying to improve her own skin and acne. She suffered severe acne all her life, once she found aesthetics she was able to treat and cure her acne in a year. She loves helping her patients reach their skincare goals and educating them along the way.

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Sasha Herrera,

Aesthetician

Born in the heart of Chicago, Sasha began her passion for beauty as a licensed cosmetologist, which ignited the urge to gain knowledge in dynamic skin care & aesthetics. She moved to San Antonio in 2007 and began working in spa management, being around the industry she decided to become a full time Licensed Esthetician in 2016. Sasha is a natural, building relationships with her clients and making them feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed every time they are in her presence. Sasha loves to consult with patients on advanced skin care and many services offered at the skin elite, to make sure her clients are receiving the proper care to receive the results they are striving for. She has advanced training on micro needling, plasma pen, dermaplaning facials, chemical peels, and laser hair removal. Join Sasha on your journey to being confident in your own skin!

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Torin Avery,

Social Media Marketing

Torin is a San Antonio native. From a young age she was always interested in the medical field; she served as a wound care nurse for 5 years prior to her jump to the aesthetic industry. From plastics to regenerative and aesthetic medicine, she has had a taste of it all. Torin has been with The Skin Elite since the beginning of its time and has served multiple purposes with us. She now puts all her focus and knowledge of what we do into our social media and marketing administration where she excels! Torin is all about making others feel good about themselves which is why she loves working in such an uplifting industry. On her off time she enjoys soaking up the sun and being with family.

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