Having worked in the aesthetics industry for nearly two decades, Laura P. Galvan founded The Skin Elite with the aim of bringing an exceptional level of professionalism and care to her work. Offering a wide selection of non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate the face and body, The Skin Elite is here to help you discover the most beautiful possible version of yourself.
Founding a Practice that Makes a Difference
Years of experience taught Laura everything there is to know about creating her patients' ideal outcomes, and her decision to establish The Skin Elite was motivated by her drive to offer patients a better, more caring experience. The Skin Elite takes a comprehensive approach to every procedure, walking every patient through the process as carefully as possible, ensuring that you can look forward to your incredible results with complete and total peace of mind.
If you’re interested in learning more about what Laura and her talented staff can do for you, The Skin Elite is ready to help! Simply reach out and set up your consultation, and take those first steps on your exciting cosmetic journey today.
Laura’s Education and Training
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. This 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).
Certification and Credentials
Peels and Injections
Laura has earned certifications in advanced chemical peels, advanced BOTOX® and Juvéderm® injector training, advanced Radiesse® injection training, and PDO threads. She is also trained in Sculptra® Aesthetic injection techniques, Bellafill and Kybella. She and her team provide treatments ranging from injectables, medical-grade chemical peels, laser hair reduction, laser vein removal, BBL, Fraxel laser treatments, micro-laser peels, pro-fractional, CO2 laser resurfacing and permanent makeup application, color correction, removal, and more.
Not only is Laura an expert injector in dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and PDO threads, but she is also a National Trainer with Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, the Juvéderm collection of fillers, 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.
Laura 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 dermal fillers and neurotoxins.
Laura has lived in San Antonio since 1999 and loves the area. She has a beautiful, twelve-year-old son with her husband, DS, who is the love of her life. Exceptional results and dedication to her clients are her number one priority.