Rachelle DePetro, RN
Botox Expert Injector, Rachelle DePetro, RN, loves the rejuvenating qualities of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. Yet, she also loves watching sun damage fade away as she treats her clients with IPL or Fraxel. Rachelle is a big advocate of a good skincare regimen to see the full benefit of any med spa treatment.
Joined The Skin Center
- Licensed since 1993
- Graduated from The Washington Hospital School of Nursing
- Advance Botox® and filler techniques (Allergan Training)
Skin Care Tip
A good skincare routine at home is a must! It will help maintain results from treatments and procedures received in the med spa. You can get Botox® for wrinkles, but if your skin is dull and uneven you’re not getting the full benefit. The same goes for peels and laser treatments. You want to prolong the results by taking care of skin at home.
Favorite Med Spa Treatment
Neurotoxin treatments (Botox®, Dysport, etc.) These quick, virtually painless procedures yield big results. Depending on the severity, neurotoxins can soften or eliminate wrinkles caused by repetitive movements such as frowning. Your face appears softer, younger and rejuvenated.
New Beauty covers new products, procedures and trends for anti-aging skincare as well as facial and body procedures. I also do research online to see how other providers are doing treatments …what treatments and combinations work and what don’t work, etc.
My Top 3 Client FAQs
- What treatments have you done?
- Does it really work?
- Will I bruise?
My Favorite Client Transformation Stories
An 80 year-old woman came in upset over her frown lines. She is very active. She was told that she looks angry all the time. This hurt her feelings because she is a happy, upbeat person. I used Botox to soften and restrict movement, then added Restylane to fill in the lines between her brows. She was so happy with the results. She felt that she looked on the outside how she felt on the inside—happy and kind. She started to tear up and so did I. I was touched by how much it meant to her.
Two men came in lip augmentations. They had thin lips and had been wanting fuller lips for a long time—especially because they are performers. After treatment, they were both thrilled and excited. They loved their new lips. They have since referred their friends here for treatment as well. They had a lot of energy and were fun to work with.
My Greatest Challenge
Part of our job is to educate each patient about realistic results that can be expected from any given treatment. Being completely sure that the patient fully understands what to expect can be difficult.
Another challenge is to let a patient know that what they really need is surgery (and not a med spa treatment) in order to achieve their desired outcome.
What I Love Most About My Work
The Skin Center is a wonderful place to work. First, I am doing what I love to do—performing treatments that help people feel and look refreshed, rejuvenated and a little younger. It’s very rewarding. I’m proud to be part of a company that continually keeps up with the newest technologies in order to provide their patients with the best treatment options. The Skin Center is well known and respected. I also get to work with a great group of people. It’s nice that everyone is here for each other—to share treatment tips and advice. Having a national trainer in injectables on staff in invaluable.