Synergy is a Diamond Account with Allergan, and we are in the Top 2% of all their practices in the nation! Our medical aesthetics nurses are CANS (Certified Aesthetics Nurse Specialist) certified, signifying they hold the highest qualifications for injectables and laser treatments.
J. Kelly Gibbs | RN, BSN, CANS
Kelly has over 16 years of medical experience, with a decade in the medical aesthetics industry. Kelly has trained extensively in advanced injectable techniques and state-of-the-art laser procedures. She has received advanced certification in aesthetic medicine from both regional and worldwide leaders in the field of aesthetic medicine. allowing her to provide every patient with a more youthful, natural-looking appearance. Beyond her high proficiency in Medical Aesthetics, Kelly brings the gift of warmth, compassion and respect to each person she comes in contact with. She understands the industry is continually changing, and she is devoted to challenging herself to remain at the forefront of technology. Patients describe her as caring, warm, understanding, and sympathetic. She believes aging is wonderful and her greatest reward is creating a balance between the way you look and the way you feel. Kelly and her husband Dr. Scotty Gibbs have two wonderful children. Kelly is a RYT-500 Yoga Instructor and instructor at Flywheel Raleigh. As a Registered Nurse, Kelly values the relationship between herself and her clients and prides herself on the time and care she gives to each client. Kelly is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified, which indicates the highest degree of professional competence and skill in the area of aesthetic nursing. She is also an ACE (Advanced Certified Educator) Trainer with Allergan, training doctors and nurses on how to best inject Botox, Voluma, Juvéderm, Volbella, and Kybella.
Emily Horwitz | RN, BSN, CANS
Emily received her BS in Nursing and BA in Pre-Physical Therapy at Towson University in Baltimore, MD and spent many years as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Medical Center and in Colorado before entering the aesthetics industry. As an expert nurse injector at Synergy, Emily specializes in delivering beautiful, individualized, natural-looking results through the use of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, medical-grade skin care and laser treatments. She has a great passion for patient safety and education. Her background as a Quality and Safety Manager and Educational Liaison ensures that her patients are being treated with the safest and most effective treatment options available. She is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified, and has received extensive training completing the Duet Injector Training and Epic Advanced Injector Certifications through Allergan, the makers of Botox and Voluma/Juvederm. She has also received several Advanced Injector Certificates through Allergan, Merz Pharma, and Galderma. She is an Elite Member of the Society of Plastic Surgery Skincare Specialists and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. She also has received advanced clinical training for various laser and skin rejuvenation techniques including, Rejuvapen Medical Microneedling, PRP Vampire Treatment, and the Sciton Joule system. Emily enjoys creating a very comfortable, calming environment where individuals can not only look but feel their best. When she is not at Synergy, you will find her teaching yoga at CorepowerYoga in Cameron Village, another great love of hers.
Jenna Murray | RN, BSN, CANS
Jenna has been working in the Aesthetics field since 2005, and has been trained by many highly successful, respected professionals in this industry. She is passionate about this ever-expanding, non-invasive, non-surgical specialty and helping her clients achieve great, natural results. While Jenna specializes in both neuromodulators and facial fillers, she also provides a variety of laser services for our clientele. Jenna is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through her knowledge in both medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. With her background in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, she is able to provide a thorough consultation to help create an individualized plan of care for each of her patients. As a patient herself, Jenna really understands what clients are looking to achieve. Jenna is a Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree of Nursing in Science and also has a BS from North Carolina State University. She is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. Jenna is very dedicated when it comes to improving patients overall appearance and strives to make people feel more confident.
Dr. Stewart Collins | MD
Dr. Stewart Collins owns the med spa at Synergy and is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Raleigh NC native. He graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He holds a Master of Science degree from North Carolina State University and a medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Collins went on to train in General Surgery at the University of Virginia. While attending UVA, he became fascinated with the ability to improve someones self image through surgery and went on to complete a full plastic surgery fellowship at the Sutherland Institute at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. In his last year at Kansas University, Dr. Collins trained under a world renowned staff and ran the Senior Fellow Cosmetic Clinic. Upon the completion of over 14 years of school and training, Dr. Collins moved back to his hometown of Raleigh, NC where he began his own private practice. He holds surgical privileges at all four Raleigh area hospitals. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Leslie, and their 4 children. He has taken medical mission trips to Kenya and works during the summer at Camp Sea Gull as a Camp Doctor. He has also worked extensively with Operation Smile.