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About Synergy’s Medical Aesthetics Team

Synergy is a Diamond Account with Allergan, and we are in the Top 50 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.

P.A. and Nurse Injector - Brooke Studley - Synergy Spa & Aesthetics, NCBrooke Studley | PA-C, M.S.

Brooke is a board certified Physician Assistant dual-licensed in the states of North Carolina and New York. She attended Long Island University’s Physician Assistant program where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Eta and Pi Alpha Honor Societies. Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Lehigh University. Brooke attended Boston University’s School of Medicine and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences. Brooke trained with Dr. Alan Studley in internal and family medicine before specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She trained with numerous internationally renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons in New York City and has worked with L’Oréal Paris performing full body skin examinations and skin cancer screenings. She has been published in beauty blogs for her work in cosmetic dermatology. Brooke has extensive training in facial anatomy and performs non-invasive sculpting and rejuvenation of the face and body utilizing neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and state-of-the art laser resurfacing. She has a highly personalized approach with each individual patient, and works closely with them to achieve natural and authentic looking results, while emphasizing safety and efficacy of each procedure. Brooke believes that maintaining your physical appearance can be beneficial for your mental well-being. In addition to treating a wide-range of medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions, Brooke performs the diVa laser for vaginal rejuvenation therapy to help women achieve optimal feminine health and vitality.

Nurse Injector - Kelly Gibbs - Synergy Spa Raleigh, NCJ. Kelly Gibbs | BSN, RN, 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.

Nurse Injector - Emily Horwitz - Synergy Spa & Aesthetics Raleigh, NCEmily Horwitz | BSN, RN, 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, 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.

Nurse Injector - Jenna Murray - Synergy Spa & Aesthetics Raleigh, NCJenna Murray | BSN, RN, 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.

Nurse Injector - Jessica Atchley - Synergy Spa & Aesthetics Raleigh, NCJessica Atchley | RN, CANS

Jessica is a North Carolina native and has been living in the Raleigh area with her husband and dog for the past four years. She attended Gardner-Webb University for nursing and has a strong background in emergency/trauma medicine. Jessica now enjoys working as an aesthetic nurse with experience in neuromodulators, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation laser treatments. She is EPIC Certified through Allergan for injectables and has extensive training and experience with Botox, Juvéderm products, and the newest Vycross technology fillers. She has worked with an array of laser systems including light-therapy, Diode and Erbium lasers and holds a Sciton Joule certification—allowing her to give her clients customized laser treatments with BBL, Halo Pro and all other modalities of the Sciton system. Jessica truly cares for her clients and strives to gives them the best possible outcomes.

Catherine Samples | MSN, RN, CANS

Catherine is a North Carolina native, attended Saint Mary’s School, UNC-Chapel Hill for bachelor degrees in psychology and chemistry then in nursing, and then Duke University for her master’s degree in nursing informatics. She has been a registered nurse for 18 years; first as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center where she worked with amazing kids and their families while they journeyed through bone marrow transplant, and then supporting patients through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and as an Allergan EPIC certified nurse injector helping patients achieve more youthful appearances in a local plastic surgery practice. She is trained in the Sciton JOULE system to provide hybrid fractional laser treatments including diVa and Halo Pro. With her master’s degree in utilizing technology to deliver safer and more efficient patient care, Catherine is dedicated to staying on the forefront of current aesthetic practices to provide her clients with safe and personalized treatment based on their goals and desires. She also works with Dr. Collins’ surgical team, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, and is CANS-certified. At home, Catherine and her husband Chris are busy raising four children and chasing after their two labrador retrievers.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Stewart Collins - Synergy Spa & Aesthetics Raleigh, NCDr. Stewart Collins | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Stewart Collins 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, works during the summer at Camp Sea Gull as a Camp Doctor, and has also worked extensively with Operation Smile.

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