Our highly skilled Injection Team is extremely passionate about the art of facial rejuvenation. They understand that each person has unique needs and expectations and are committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals.They stay on the cutting edge of injectable innovations to give their patients the medical expertise and excellent care they deserve.
Emily Mersman, MMS, PA-C joined our team as a Laser & Injection Specialist in 2013. Emily has a special interest in Plastic Surgery and non-invasive aesthetic medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and obtained her Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies degree from Midwestern University in Arizona. She has been a practicing physician assistant since 2007 with a diverse background in Orthopedic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. Throughout her practice she has achieved a considerable number of advanced certifications through continued education and held memberships with the AAPA & AASPA.
With thousands of injections to her credit, Emily’s experience provides new patients with peace of mind and confidence during their initial visit while her warm, loyal, and caring personality brings them back. She focuses on detailed facial assessment and has an excellent aesthetic eye for symmetry and natural results. Emily is a master level injector with advanced skills and techniques to provide optimal results while prioritizing patient safety. She says, “My goal as a provider is to achieve high patient satisfaction and trust. Seeing their satisfaction with the process is so rewarding. Most importantly, I love building personal relationships and truly enjoy the time that I get to spend with each individual patient.”
Diane Blaisdell, LPN joined our team in 2018 as our Facial Aesthetics Consultant. She came to us with over 20 years experience working with now retired expert injector, Dr. Lamberts, in this capacity. Diane puts her extensive education in facial aesthetics to use by providing an elevated, comprehensive facial assessment that is very personal, individual, and educational. Diane loves to walk patients through their options, and help them to achieve both short and long term goals with this 360 degree approach to facial aesthetics and overall skin health.
Diane completed her nursing degree in 1979 and then spent a number of years working in several states exploring different areas of nursing until she fell in love with dermatology over 30 years ago. As a Facial Aesthetics Consultant, she has traveled the country completing continuing education courses through organizations like Galderma, Allergan, CAC, and more. Diane says, "I love that I am able to empower my patients to not only look their best but feel their best as well."
Linda Nguyen Rhodes, NP-C was initially welcomed to our office in 2021 as a part of our surgical nursing team at Centre for Plastic Surgery, but it quickly became apparent that she would be a fantastic addition to Pure Skin as an Injection Specialist. She spent the first years of her career mastering the art of surgical nursing before she was led into medical aesthetics. After training with some of the industry’s most renowned experts, Linda quickly began building her own practice as a skilled and trusted provider. When you meet Linda, she’ll immediately put you at ease with her quick knowledge and soothing bedside manner.
Linda completed her B.S. Health Professions at Grand Valley State University in 2011. She then went on to further distinguish herself with BSN, MSN, and FNP degrees from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the AANP, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society. Linda has a fervent belief that aesthetic medicine should be inclusive for all people, and is dedicated to helping her patients find their own individual path to a result that makes them feel simply sensational. When asked to describe her own personal goal she says, “I have a passion for building bonds with my patients, while helping them safely and naturally achieve their aesthetic goals. I truly believe in tailoring treatments to fit the unique desires of each individual, as well as helping them to feel like their most exquisite and exceptional self.”
Shelley Schertzer, NP-C joined Centre for Plastic Surgery as an Injection Specialist in early 2020. An extensive background of over 20 years in the medical field with a special focus on Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, and Aesthetic Medicine made her a welcome addition to our team. Her passion for continuing education, aesthetic trends, advanced injection techniques, and exceptional patient care aligns perfectly with the values of our Centre.
Shelley pursued her undergraduate degree at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She then furthered her education in nursing with a graduate degree from South University in Savanah, Georgia. In 2015, she attained certification in Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers through the Esthetic Skin Institute. Shelley is a registered member of the AANP and the International Academy of Aesthetics where she completed the Facial Aesthetics Master Program. She practiced Aesthetic Medicine at the Detroit Aesthetics Company with expert injector Dr. Kyle Farr, prior to her family's relocation to West Michigan.
Shelley has developed her nursing practice around the belief that lasting relationships and individualized care lead to the best outcomes. She says “I find working to establish open communication and long term aesthetic goals leads to empowered patients who look and feel amazing!"
Annie Zimmerman, RN, BSN joined our practice in 2020 as an Injection Specialist. She pursued her BSN at Madonna and Michigan State Universities, earning her degree in 1986. She began her nursing career at Henry Ford as a Nurse Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After nearly a decade in the hospital, she brought her knowledge and passion for aesthetic medicine into the medical skin care center theater as a Laser & Injection expert. Throughout her tenured career in aesthetic medicine, Annie has earned several additional certifications in Laser, Injection, and Skin Care procedures.
Annie’s reputation for extraordinary patient care and comprehensive aesthetic expertise made her transition to our practice seamless. A nurturer to the core, her true heart shows in her dedication to her patients. She has built her practice on long term patient relationships that span many miles and many years. She says “I love getting to know my clients beyond the typical provider/patient relationship. When I learn who they really are, I am able to provide a level of treatment that meets their needs and goals. My practice is completely centered around creating an experience that fits each individual patient.”
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