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.
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Karen Zizzo is a certified nurse practitioner who has practiced for several years in Austin. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she practiced primarily in the critical care area. She returned to school at the University of Texas at Austin where she received her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in family practice, neurology and over the last several years has worked in functional medicine and bio identical hormone clinics. She is also an experienced injector of Botox, dermal filler, and PRP and performs these procedures at both our Far West/ Northwest Hills and Westlake locations! She also performs “P-shot” and Big D Wave procedures to help with male ED issues.
Karen is a big believer in the “big picture “ of health, wellness , and longevity . She has attended numerous hours of additional training with Institute of Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University and anti-aging medicine. She likes to drill down to the root cause of illness/disease and address the root cause of chronic illness instead of only treating with medications to assuage the symptoms. She is most proud of times when through reducing inflammation and making dietary and lifestyle changes, patients are able to eliminate many of their medications and disease states.
In her spare time Karen and her husband enjoy traveling, wine tasting, and spending time with her three sons.
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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!
Amaris is a certified Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician who started her journey 7 years ago. She is primarily at our Northwest hills Location.
She has a passion for skin care and helping people love their true skin. She is constantly learning and growing with new techniques and excited to bring them to our patients. She specializes in acneic and aging skin as well as brow shaping and tinting. She finds this very rewarding to help her patients be their most beautiful self!