MEET OUR MEDICAL DIRECTORS
W. TRACY HANKINS, M.D.
The former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital, W. Tracy Hankins, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing surgical and non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation treatments in Las Vegas since 2004. As the co-medical director of Advanced Aesthetics Salon & Medical Spa, he helped build the practice on a foundation of exceptional service, attentive compassion, and natural-looking results, all while emphasizing the importance of patient education. Dr. Hankins’ extensive experience helped him to develop proficiency with cosmetic injectables and minimally invasive aesthetic enhancement methods, as well as body contouring, breast augmentation, and other popular surgical procedures. He has been recognized and featured on numerous television shows and in national magazines, including “The Doctors” and MAXIM.
SAMUEL SOHN, M.D.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Samuel Sohn, MD is the co-medical director of Advanced Aesthetics Salon & Medical Spa. In addition to providing the latest non-surgical cosmetic procedures available, he also strives to create an exceptional patient experience by listening attentively and creating customized treatment plans tailored to suit the unique anatomic needs and aesthetic goals of each individual. He believes cosmetic enhancement requires an artistic eye as well as medical aptitude, and achieving natural-looking results, along with providing the safest and most effective rejuvenation options available, is of the highest priority.
MEET OUR NURSE INJECTORS & MID LEVEL PRACTITIONERS
MARY SULLIVAN-BRYAN, RN, CANS/OWNER
Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Advanced Aesthetics owner Mary Sullivan-Bryan, RN has successfully treated thousands of patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and injectable dermal fillers for over ten years. She is an instructor for Allergan, Medicis®, and Valeant and is a consultant for aesthetic enhancement practices across America. Mary is also a faculty member at P.A.L.L.E.T.E. (Progressive Aesthetic Learning Essential to Technical Expertise, an educational program teaching all levels of nurses advanced techniques for dermal filler treatments). Mary is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses and is licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, and Ohio. She received her nursing degree from Northwestern University, and worked for 15 years in a variety of critical care settings.
*CANS- Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
MICHAEL SULLIVAN, MS, PA-C
Michael Sullivan is a Physician Assistant who was born in Chicago, IL. Michael’s training was primarily located on the West Coast with an emphasis in General and Cardiac Thoracic Surgery. Michael graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies from The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Sciences. After spending several years in the Midwest in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine Environment, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue Primary Care. While residing in Las Vegas, Michael developed and partnered an Internal Medicine House Calls Practice which he currently operates today. Michael was also instrumental in the development of a locally owned hospice where he was an Associate Medical Director as well as an Owner/Board of Directors. Michael was one of the original aesthetic injectors in Las Vegas with training in toxins and as well as Restylane. Michael has returned to work in the aesthetics field in 2014 because of his passion for aesthetic expression and to advance his knowledge in the practice of aesthetics. Michael is currently an alternate instructor for the Allergan® product, Voluma.
APRIL SULLIVAN NP-C
April was born in California and moved to Las Vegas in 1997 after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. April received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2003 from UNLV and has worked as an RN in a variety of nursing specialties, including Medical-Surgical, ER, home health, and hospice. April received her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from UNLV in 2017 and immediately joined the Advanced Aesthetics team. April has obtained extensive and direct training from her sister-in-law and founder of Advanced Aesthetics, Mary Sullivan-Bryan and husband, Michael Sullivan.
April is committed to staying at the forefront of aesthetic innovation and science, and participates regularly in continuing education to ensure that patients experience the best technology and techniques available.
JEFF NGUYEN, PA-C
Jeff Nguyen is a Physician Assistant who was born in Vietnam. In 2008, Jeff received his undergraduate from Cal Poly in Pomona, California. Jeff began his career in behavioral therapy where he mentored children with autism. In 2012 Jeff graduated PA school from Touro University in Nevada. He then entered the internal medicine field for two and a half years. Jeff joined the Advanced Aesthetics team in May of 2015, where he received his training from Mary, Samantha, and Michael. Jeff has a strong and enthusiastic interest in the aesthetic field.
BERNIE BLANKS, RN
Bernard Blanks, RN, has been seen on stages around the world from Tokyo to Vienna, and Sydney to Berlin. He performed in the musicals A Chorus Line, Evita, Grease, Starlight Express, and Camelot, to name a few. An accomplished make-up artist, he was also seen monthly for 6 years on Germany’s QVC as Brand Ambassador and Make-up Artist for BareMinerals make-up and skin-care lines. His distinct eye for, and love of facial aesthetics brought him to Advanced Aesthetics Las Vegas, where he trained 120 clinical hours with owner and founder Mary Sullivan Bryan and Physician’s Assitant, Mike Sullivan.
AMANDA DUNN, RN
Amanda Dunn, RN was born in Southern California, but raised in Arizona. Her interest in skin care began when her mother was diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In 2008 she received her aesthetic license from Bellus Academy in Poway, San Diego. Amanda moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 2009 and began to work with Dr. Tracy Hankins; it was there, her knowledge with skin care and lasers took off. In 2013, Amanda became a board certified cosmetic laser technician through the Clear Skin Institute in Phoenix and began working at a dermatology office to advance her knowledge. It was at this time she began her journey to become a Registered Nurse. Graduating from nursing school in 2016 from Mohave Community College, Amanda moved to Las Vegas, NV to pursue her career as a Nurse Injector and utilize her comprehension of skin care.
AMY BASS, RN
Amy Lee Bass, RN, a native of North Carolina, graduated nursing school in Wilmington in 2003. She began her nursing career in the surgical trauma intensive care unit. She continued her career working as a travel nurse throughout the country in various critical care units. Amy moved to Las Vegas in 2008 and has been working alongside Dr. Hankins and Dr. Sohn since. She has experience in inpatient intensive care, ambulatory surgical nursing, and in the private practice setting. She worked as the Surgical Nurse Supervisor for the practice before merging with Advanced Aesthetics.
In 2010 she joined our practice and has been working closely with both surgeons and their patients throughout the entire surgical process. She has been trained by Dr. Hankins & Dr. Sohn in the art of injectables, and has expertise with injectable dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, Sculptra®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.
Amy is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, the American Association of Medical Esthetic Professionals, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
MEET OUR COOLSCULPTING TECHNICIANS
Julie and Meagan have been a part of the Advanced Aesthetics for nearly 7 years. They both were trained by a Certified Coolsculpting Trainer and have completed over 1000 treatments treating over 100 patients. They have been a key element to making Advanced Aesthetics the #1 provider of CoolSculpting in Nevada!
MEET OUR MEDICAL & LASER TECHNICIANS
Amy graduated in 2004 from Euphoria Aesthetics and has been certified in laser treatments since 2006. She attended the National Laser Institute in 2009, as well as the Nima Institute of Medical Aesthetics in 2013. She is trained in Skin Ceuticals, Obagi and Neocutis products. Amy has worked for Lakes Dermatology, Jamie Lee Metz and currently for Advanced Aesthetics. Amy highly enjoys doing Fotofacial treatments to help people reduce signs of aging and feel more confident in their appearance. Her favorite product is the C+E serum from Skin Ceuticals, because it helps protect the skin from sun damage and leaves the skin glowing. Amy is a wife and a mother of two, and was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. “I truly enjoy my career. I love meeting new people, establishing relationships, and helping people achieve results!”
Kristine attended Euphoria in Aesthetics and has completed numerous laser training programs in Nevada. She currently has 12 years of experience. Kristine’s specialty services include the Spectra, Fotofacials, Laser hair removal, and chemical peels. Her product of choice is Neocutis Reactive (Vitamin-C). Kristine was a professional dancer for Folies Bergere for 20 years, where she became interested in the anti-aging field and attended Euphoria school. Kristine is very thorough in providing the best information on skin care and anti-aging. You can be sure you’re getting great advice to improve your skin.
Linda moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1976 after attending Troy University in Alabama. Linda worked in the Hospitality and Technology industry until 1999. At that point in her life, she went back to school and started a new career in aesthetics. Linda has worked at Advanced Aesthetics for 4 years and specializes in treatments with Syneron (IPL & EMAX) and Lutronic 1064 Q Switch laser. Her favorite product lines include Obagi, Skin Ceuticals, Neocutis and Pro Therapy.
Jackie has been practicing aesthetics for over 14 years and has experience working in collaboration with Dermatologists and other skin care professionals. Educated and certified in Nevada at the accredited Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Jackie holds several certifications in aesthetic skin care and has developed an expertise in performing laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels. She enjoys customizing treatment plans and creating skin care regimens for her clients. “My approach encompasses all of the technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch.”
Anneli has been a licensed aesthetician for 15 years, always working in both the luxury spa industry and also the clinical skincare environment. She is passionate about skincare and she very much enjoys collaborating with her clients to treat their skin effectively and achieve their goals. Anneli is certified in many laser modalities including Fotofacial, laser hair removal, spectra lasers and laser tattoo removal.
Anneli is also our resident Ultherapy specialist. Ulthera is the only FDA cleared device on the market to provide lifting and tightening of the face and neck muscles.
Anneli is also our resident eyebrow expert and she has her own brow bar located inside Advanced Aesthetics offering brow shaping and tinting, eyebrow extensions and airbrush make up.
Areal is a native Las Vegas, who began her career at Advanced Aesthetics in 2008, when she was just 16 years old. Areal has received extensive training in customer service and product knowledge. Her love for aesthetics comes naturally.
In 2015 Areal became the aesthetician’s assistant, where she spent her time assisting in aesthetic treatments. She worked side by side with our aestheticians where she began training in medical aesthetics. She is now proficient in treatments such as chemical peels, IPL treatments, and micro needling. She then graduated from Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences in 2017.
Areal strives to bring her clients the best possible beauty results by combining appropriate aesthetic treatments and an at home skincare routine that best suits their life style.
Charla was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from La James College in 1998 and started her career in Aesthetics. She moved to Las Vegas in 2002 and has experience in working with a dermatologist and then became employed at Dr. Hankins and Sohn Plastic Surgery assoc. Charla holds several certifications in laser skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, aesthetic procedures, and medical grade skincare. Charla has been in the Aesthetic field for 20 years and has loved every day. She loves meeting with patients and being able to customize the right aesthetic treatment and skincare to help them achieve their best results, making them feel better about their appearance.
Dominique has been behind the scenes of some of the most renowned productions in Las Vegas, having over 10 years of experience working in the Las Vegas entertainment industry, with companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Wynn entertainment. Dominique obtained her aesthetic license after attending G Skin and Beauty Institute where she discovered a passion for skin care and experimenting with different skin care regimens. She previously worked at Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery where she trained one on one with each of their advanced laser technology companies to achieve the highest qualification and experience. Due to her extensive costuming background, attention to detail is one of her greatest strengths and is sure to always apply that when engaging with anyone she works with, making her a qualified and reliable source of knowledge and expertise.
Marci attended Bellflower Cosmetology School. She has been licensed since 1995, and is certified with Syneron lasers, Obagi, and Skin Ceuticals. Marci has aesthetic training and spa management experience. She has 19 years of skincare/spa skincare and is a licensed aesthetic instructor in Nevada. Marci offers clinical facials, peels, IPL, and hair removal. Her specialty products consist of Retin A, Vitamin C, and Sunscreen. She says: “All three products are essential in helping reduce and slow down aging, and maintaining healthy/beautiful skin.” and “I truly enjoy combining clinical result oriented skincare with a relaxing, enjoyable experience, and educating clients on the importance of home care regimens.”
Advanced Aesthetics offers the latest salon services and non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures at its state-of-the-art Las Vegas, NV facility to help you look and feel your best. We pride ourselves in providing high-quality care and utilizing the most innovative techniques at our practice for beautiful results. Let our team of experienced registered nurses and licensed technicians help you relax and feel wonderful while attaining procedures that can revitalize and rejuvenate your appearance.
The following links will take you to more detailed descriptions of our registered nurses and owners of our practice, as well as the board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeons who serve as medical directors of Advanced Aesthetics. If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
MEET OUR SKIN & BODY WAX EXPERTS
RUTHI PILEGGI, Licensed Aesthetician & Professional Make-Up Artist
Ruthi started her career as a professional make-up artist for KTTV in Los Angeles, CA. She then moved to Las Vegas, NV where she attended aesthetic school, and got her license. Ruthi has 25+ years in this industry. She specializes in make-up application, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping, teen acne, medical peels, parafango body therapy, back facials, and facials that she customizes for you. Her products of choice consist of Obagi, Repechage, and DPC. Ruthi is fully devoted to her clients and ensures in providing the best service possible.
Mission Statement: “I’m confident to the health and appearance of my clients’ skin, by ongoing education, research and client support.”
VICKY CARTER, Aida Grey of Las Vegas, Licensed Aesthetician & Cosmetologist
Vicky attended the Advanced Aesthetics training program, and has years of specialty classes completed. She has been licensed since 1968, and has 45 years of experience working as an aesthetician and cosmetologist. Her specialties include facials (deep pore cleansing and extractions) and full body waxing. Vicky’s product of choice is Aida Grey S.O. She says “It’s the finest natural skin care from Beverly Hills, since 1960.” Vicky likes to offer her clients the highest quality of services and results with her skills.
MEET OUR EYEBROW / LASH ESTHETICIANS
Lisa has been with Advanced Aesthetics since 2003, and completed cosmetology school in Las Vegas, NV. Lisa and her team have twenty years of experience combined, and specialize in every type of lash. Lisa is a master in her field, and offers eyelash training.
She keeps up with the latest trends with different colors, lengths, curls and styles.
Allergy testing for glue is available upon request. Removal of lashes is also available.
Call today to schedule your appointment at 702.321.6274.
Anneli has always been passionate about eyebrows and make up. Following a 17 year career as a professional dancer and performer where she honed her skills as a make up artist, Anneli completed her aesthetics training in Las Vegas in 2000.
For the past 15 years Anneli has always worked in both the luxury spa industry and also the clinical skincare industry. Until recently Anneli worked as an aesthetician at a 5 star resort on the Las Vegas strip for 10 years and she has also been a resident aesthetician with Advanced Aesthetics for the past 10 years.