Kristen Cantwell is a nationally board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in aesthetic medicine.
She completed her training at the University of Tennessee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Science in Nursing. Kristen believes in optimal health from the inside out, and that everyone deserves to look and feel his or her absolute best. Her expertise is advanced aesthetic procedures such as neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Kristen is honored to collaborate with Dr. Alex Roher, MD.
THE FUN STUFF
When not working, Kristen can be found on a hiking trail outside of the city, enjoying Little Italy, or at Del Mar dog beach with her two pups, a maltipoo and a Belgian Malinois.
Favorite treatment? Filler is liquid gold! From giving the lips a boost to defining the cheeks and jaw, it's my favorite transformation tool. I love to surprise patients and let them know exactly how I've used filler myself!
Favorite products? Our super serum, because I put my heart and soul into it! It benefits everyones skin - literally, and is so well tolerated. I also love our newest product from Anfisa, their Hydra-balm is super luxurious to apply. My skin loves it.
Biggest vice? Binge-worthy reality shows, but not the new ones. I'm talking about the 2001 season of Amazing Race or the original Survivor. Hint: check Hulu.
Nicole Brustkern is a registered nurse with experience in aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic injectables. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University. Her struggle with cystic acne from a young age inspired her career path in cosmetic dermatology. Nicole specializes in custom acne treatment, preventive skin care, and advanced aesthetic techniques. Nicole is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Diego and will graduate as a nurse practitioner in May of 2021.
THE FUN STUFF
When not working, Nicole can be found sweating on her Peloton bike, sipping wine on a patio, and playing fetch at Coronado dog beach with her rescue pup, Jett.
Favorite treatment? Microneedling + PRP because it stimulates collagen in a natural way to both prevent and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Bonus: PRP can also be injected into the scalp to promote hair growth!
Favorite products? It’s a tie between the At-Home Peel Kit and PCA clearskin. PCA clearskin is the perfect staple for anyone's skin regimen to minimize pores, breakouts
and redness. The At-Home Peel Kit combines powerful anti-aging with blemish-fighting acids for glowing, clear skin – in the comfort of your own home!
Biggest vice? Coffee! The addiction started in nursing school and now I can’t live without it. Oat milk lattes are my drink of choice.
My name is Mia, and I work as Vitality’s social media manager. My interest in social media started about 3 years ago and I had no idea at the time that I would be loving it as much as I do now! I’m super happy to be working with Vitality because I get to learn so much about treatments I have been interested in for a while. I have struggled with acne and confidence issues for as long as I can remember, and it’s hard to do jobs when you are fixated on your insecurities. I’ve seen (and experienced myself through treatments) how Vitality’s providers can make someone feel better about themselves in a matter of minutes, and it’s truly amazing to see. I am so honored to be a part of this team!
When Mia isn’t working, she can be found on the beach, hanging out with friends + family, or relaxing at home with her cat Zara, and sipping on a good cup of lavender/vanilla chai tea.
Favorite treatment? I would say my favorite treatment would be a chemical peel because it leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth afterwards! It takes the glow from within and puts it on the outside too!
Favorite product? I absolutely LOVE anything by Aesop. All their products smell phenomenal, work amazing, and are fairly priced! I am all about natural and effective skincare.