Santa has worked in the skincare and laser industry for 20 years. She started in Fort Worth in a plastic surgeon’s office as a Registered Medical Assistant. She assisted the surgeon with all in-office surgeries. During that time she learned that many patients were looking for a medical environment for their skincare needs. Under the doctor’s direction she began working with skincare patients, applying light to medium depth peels and incorporating a pharmaceutical grade skincare products. . She became a licensed Aesthetician 1996. Later that year, as lasers started to evolve in the skincare industry, Santa became certified on the first laser hair removal device to hit the market in 1996. Consequently, she was introduced to Intense Pulse Light and other light sources that help correct and address “skin” issues. In 1998 Santa had the opportunity to train with Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., a well-recognized cosmetic Dermatologist; who performed the research on Photofacial also known as FotoFacial and Photorejuvenation. This training gave Santa added knowledge and ability to transform patients’ skin by incorporating chemical peels, medical grade laser devices, and pharmaceutical grade products. Having the option to do effective combination therapy is imperative when dealing with skin and aging issues.
In 2006, Santa worked as a trainer for Lumenis, a laser distributor in addition to operating her laser and skincare company. She traveled both nation-wide and in Latin America training and certifying physicians and their staffs on different laser devices. This experience gave Santa great exposure to different skin types, aging factors, versatility of medical training and practices, and the knowledge to train and certify others. Santa frequently attends laser seminars and conventions to expand her knowledge on lasers, keeping her current on what’s available and how it compares to the technology she offers. As a result of Santa’s training, background, and exposure to lasers, she only uses lasers that have proven to be the most effective and give consistent results.
In addition to skincare and laser procedures Santa also performs permanent makeup application. She has been certified since 1994 in this profession. Santa’s artistic eye and skill sets her work apart from other technicians. She also has over 15 years of experience doing areola tattoos for breast cancer patients.