Dr. Jennifer Walden
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a board certified plastic surgeon who trained at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in Aesthetic Surgery and medicine. She learned and worked with the very physicians who developed many of today’s accepted techniques and current technologies in the medical spa industry for Botox, dermal fillers, ablative and non-ablative laser, and radiofrequency.
Dr. Walden is the first female President-elect of the world renowned American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (“The Aesthetic Society”). She also is on the forefront of the noninvasive and minimally invasive aesthetic industry, serving as a Key Opinion Leader and consultant for Sciton, InMode, Lumenis, and BTL Aesthetics to name a few.
She is a member of Premiere Aesthetic Solutions, a small and select group of world-renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the United States who teach about injectable filler and neurotoxins to their peers within professional societies and the public. The members of this elite organization work with industry on clinical studies, trials and FDA compliance on injectables, and many have authored the very textbook chapters and studies that manufacturers of the injectable fillers and toxins use for education and training. Its members also serve to enhance safety of injectors through proper formal education and training pathways of core physicians (plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and ENTs) injecting and their licensed professional delegates.
Dr. Walden has written major textbook chapters of Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Fillers, facial anatomy and danger zones, and noninvasive body contouring; in addition she has published in medical journals and lectured around the world to other plastic surgeons and their team members on non- and minimally invasive aesthetic techniques. She has appeared on TV, radio and podcasts on a myriad of medical spa topics, and has been asked to appear before the Texas Legislature on patient safety issues such as scope of practice and delegation to non-core paraprofessionals.
Lauren is a veteran of Dr. Walden’s offices and medical spa. She has done it all from surgery scheduling to front desk coordinating, and has always done so with utmost respect and courtesy to other staff and patients. Lauren is extremely organized, and is an aesthetician by trade herself so is knowledgeable about all the procedures we do. She can be found running the front desk at our Westlake office (Suite D200), where she also assists both physicians and their day-to-day medical spa functions. In fact, Lauren is the only one that can “dismiss” Dr. Walden for the day. 😄
Licensed Medical Aesthetician | Vaginal Health Team | Certified Laser Technician
Brooke has been an the active member of the industry since 2012. She obtained her Aesthetics training and licensure from Aveda Beauty School.
Brooke was raised in the Austin area and loved the eccentricity that it offers. A large contributing factor as to why Brooke pursed this career path is because she herself has suffered from bad skin as a teenager and young adult. She has the ability to empathize with her clients and understands the desire for quick and long lasting results.
As a member of the aesthetics team at Dr.Walden’s office, Brooke strives not only to treat but also educate our Medspa patients before, during and after treatments so that the patient is well informed and results are maximized.
Dedicated to her craft, Brooke is an advocate of continuing education and seizes any opportunity to learn about new products and services to better serve and educate our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time quality time with her family and friends.
Brooke has been awarded certifications by Sciton, PiQo4 Tattoo Removal, PiQo4 for Melasma, Sculpsure, Dermaplaning, ThermiSmooth Body and Thermismooth Face, SkinPen Microneedling, Hydrafacial MD, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma.)
Licensed Medical Aesthetician | Certified Laser Technician
Erin has been a licensed esthetician and certified laser tech for the past four years. She attended Avenue Five Institute for esthetics, and National Laser Institute in Dallas for her laser and microneedling certification. With a background in diagnostic ultrasound, she always knew she wanted to be on the medical side of aesthetics.
She has a passion for learning new techniques and treatments! Erin is meticulous with every treatment she gives, and loves to help patients reach their skin care goals through educating them on treatments in the office and at home care. She is very excited to be a part of the medspa team and growing her skills in the field.
Erin is a proud native Austinite and loves everything the city has to offer. Especially if her cocker spaniel, Winston, can tag along! When not in the office, she enjoys being on the water, live music, eating out, hiking, and traveling with friends and family.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician | Vaginal Health Team | Certified Laser Technician
Portia attended Austin’s Avenue Five Institute for her aesthetics training, and has been an esthetician for two years.
After working in the industry for a year Portia wanted to further her professional skill set to more corrective, results driven skin care treatments. She returned to school and obtained a laser technician license, as well as certifications in Chemical Peels, IPL-Photofacial and Microneedling.
Portia was drawn to the industry by a desire to help clients meet their skin care and aesthetic goals. Portia enjoys educating clients and has a talent for making people feel comfortable and relaxed, while making sure they get the best results.
Born and raised in Austin, Portia enjoys outdoor activities as well as the music scene Austin has to offer and spending time with her family.
Medspa Manager; Senior CLT, LMA.
Courtney was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has 20 years of laser and medical aesthetic experience. Previously working at our Westlake location, Courtney rejoins the Walden team as Medspa Manager and Advanced Laser Specialist at The Medspa Northwest Hills. Throughout the years she has quickly gained a reputation for having extensive knowledge in all things laser and providing compassionate, results driven care to patients. Outside of work she enjoys music, practicing martial arts and spending time with her husband and two French Bulldogs.
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Front Office coordinator
Kimberly Chase has over 18 years experience in the medical administrative field. She resides in Kyle, Texas and enjoys the country life Kyle, Tx gives. Kim is the front office coordinator at Dr. Walden’s office and will assist you with scheduling and any questions that may arise.
Kim is passionate about her career at Jennifer Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center and loves helping people every single day. In Kim’s spare time, she enjoys bike riding, and any other outdoor activities.
Kim also is Dr. Walden’s assistant and ensures all locations are in communication. She’s our glue that holds it all together!
BOARD-CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER
Ashley is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1999 from Sonoma State University, California, and quickly returned to school to study nursing. She was a Registered Nurse for 15 years before returning to school for her Master of Nursing, Family Medicine at Walden University, graduating with honors.
She has done additional training in bio-identical hormones through A4M and Worldlink Medical, IV vitamin therapy training, weight management, and nutrient therapy for brain health. She is passionate about helping patients reach their weight goals in a healthy and safe way. She is dedicated to working collaboratively with patients to find the best health management program for them.
In addition to her faithful work with her patients, she has taught in the nursing department at Santa Rosa Junior College in California and Austin Community College in their MA program.
Ashley moved to Austin 8 years ago with her husband, 3 children, and several fur babies. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, water skiing, and time with her horse.
TONY VO, CRNA
Graduating with high honors from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004, Tony received his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesiology. He performed his clinical residency training in anesthesia at the University of Kansas Hospital, and has refined his skills in general and regional anesthesia techniques over the past two decades. With a passion to help his patients beyond acute surgical pain and enter the chronic pain arena, he pursued a year long Advanced Pain Management Fellowship at Texas Christian University in 2020. He is now dual-boarded and holds board certification in Anesthesia (CRNA), as well as a sub-specialty certification in Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM-C), both by the national governing board of the NBCRNA. With over 56,000 Nurse Anesthesiologists nationwide, only 145 have this unique dual-board certification. His professional memberships are with the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists (AANA) and the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA).
Utilizing his skills and knowledge as an experienced CRNA in the operating room, Tony uses the most current best practices to guide and enhance the standard of care. Multi-modal, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), opioid-free anesthesia (OFA), and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia blocks are some of the techniques used along with general anesthesia to ensure the best surgical experience. The focus is to optimize safety, reduce the time to wake up from surgery, limit the pain experience as much as possible, reduce narcotic need, and limit side effects of general anesthesia and opioid usage. These techniques have consistently given us patients that wake up with smiles on their faces in the recovery room.
Knowing that 20-30% of the general population in the U.S. has some form of chronic pain, Tony pursued a fellowship at TCU to offer pain services outside of the operating room. During his fellowship, he further developed his already advanced ultrasound skills to treat musculoskeletal pain (muscle, bone, joint). Common, painless interventions that can be done in the office with ultrasound are trigger point injections, nerve entrapment hydrodissection, nerve blocks, steroid joint injections, occipital neuralgia injection, genicular nerve ablation (chronic knee pain), and stellate ganglion blocks (PTSD, CRPS, Long Covid).
Leigh Walters Olufs
ADVANCED AESTHETIC INJECTOR, LMA, SLT, CPT, CHHC
The beauty business is in Leigh’s blood. She spent her formative years in and around her Grandma Lila’s salon, and that passion for making others feel beautiful never left her! Leigh began her career managing law practices and has appeared in many published articles, routinely spoke to the media, and lobbied the legislature on ways to prevent drinking and driving. In 2004 after reading A Purpose Driven Life, Leigh embarked on a journey to help others feel beautiful inside and out and went back to school to study aesthetics. She completed her Aesthetic Apprenticeship at one of the top 20 fastest growing spas in America, then completed her medical aesthetics training as one of only two aestheticians accepted into a program among PA’s and MD’s.
While continuing her medical aesthetics training and becoming certified in many areas, Leigh gained hands-on experience working in dermatology. Leigh continued her education and became an Aesthetics Instructor, taught the DSHS Laser Course and Injectable training courses for Neuromodulators and fillers in Texas; she traveled the U.S. as a Clinical Trainer with Candela Medical Laser company. Leigh is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, is a student of Holistic and Ayurvedic Nutrition, and works with her patients since nutrition and wellness are integral to every individual’s aesthetic and beauty regimen. Leigh continues to stay on the cutting edge by attending as many continuing education classes and medical aesthetic seminars as possible to advance her knowledge.
Leigh enjoys hanging out with her family, dogs and horses. Leigh’s first love is horses, and her dream is to one day to open an equine therapy center. She is excited to be a part of the Dr. Walden’s team and looks forward to seeing you soon! Leigh performs injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers, and also performs Laser Resurfacing, Microneedling, and an array of other cosmetic facial and body treatments.