Laura Surman, RN
Botox expert injector, Laura Surman is a registered nurse and one of our most artful injectors. As part of our team in Pittsburgh, dermal fillers and Botox® wrinkle-relaxing treatments are her favorite treatments to recommend. She also touts the benefits of chemical peels as an economic way to help erase years of sun damage.
Joined The Skin Center
Trained to inject: Botox®, Dysport, Restylane/Perlane, Juvéderm, Belataro, Radiesse
Trained to operate: Cynosure, Alexandrite Laser, Palomar Intense Pulsed Light(IPL), Fraxel®, Thermage, Ultherapy
Skin Care Tip
A good skincare regime is key. An antioxidant and SPF in the morning and Retin-A in the evening can make a world of difference in the tone and texture of your skin.
Favorite Med Spa Treatment
Facial peels are one of my favorite easy solutions to achieve beautiful skin. You can erase years of sun damage and dullness with just a little effort and investment. Peels are great for any age and skin type. For myself, I notice the biggest change in my own skin when I do a combination of light chemical peels and photofacials, because I’m fair with a tendency to break our get freckles and broken capillaries.
I read dermatologic treatment journals to keep up with industry standards. And like our clients, I also follow what many of the celebrities are doing.
My Top 3 Client FAQs
- How can my lips look like yours?
- How can my skin look like yours?
- What can you do about this sagging?
My Favorite Client Transformation Stories
I had one middle-aged patient with terrible skin discoloration from years of sun damage and acne scars. We were able to transform her skin with a good home routine as well as a combination of light chemical peels and photofacial treatments. I’ll never forget the look on her face when she reviewed her before and after photos. She is still a loyal patient here years later.
My Greatest Challenge
Staying on top of current trends and new, effective treatments in this industry can be a challenge. It’s ever-changing with more and more products and services being offered. The great thing about The Skin Center is that Dr. Brandy is always ahead of the game. He makes sure that we are offering the most effective treatments for our patients.
What I Love Most About My Work
As a registered nurse, I feel that there is no better specialty to work in. I have always had a passion for the cosmetic surgery industry—which is why I came to work here. I’m proud to say that I was part of the birth of The Skin Center almost 14 years ago and watched it grow into the best Med Spa in our region. I’m also proud to say that we have the most hard-working and dedicated staff that make The Skin Center such a success.