Aesthetic Providers

Dawn Ford (BSN RN)

Dawn Ford has been a Registered Nurse since 1988 when she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing from Grand Valley State University. She joined Elite Plastic Surgery in 2003 and began injecting in 2004. As a result she brings years of experience in the assessment and correction of aging or volume depleted skin and lips. Her specializations include the prevention of wrinkle formation and correction of wrinkle deepening by injecting BOTOX Cosmetic and Xeomin; and the restoration of fullness to the face and hands by injecting soft tissue fillers such as Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Voluma.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as injections require years of experience and training. Dawn has been a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses since 2008 and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with focus in the areas of injections, laser procedures, and skin care. As a member of the ASPSN she is able to attend many conferences and training sessions which allow to stay current in her field, and proficient in the execution of cosmetic procedures.

Safety, patient education, and natural restoration are her highest goals. A thorough evaluation of your skin along with full consideration of your desired outcomes will be discussed in your consultation. Ample time to discuss product selection will always be part of your plan of care, as well as gentle administration of the procedure. Schedule a free consultation today to find out how we can help you achieve the refreshed, youthful, and natural look you desire.


Melissa Heys

mehMelissa has been a Licensed Aesthetician since 1998 and joined Elite Plastic Surgery in 2004. She was very instrumental in incorporating skin care and skin treatments into the practice. She works very closely with the physicians and treats many different types of skin concerns, ranging from acne, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), uneven skin tone, sun damage and wrinkles.

Melissa is a 1998 graduate of Booker Institute of Cosmetologys Aesthetician course and worked in Plastic Surgery/Skin Care immediately after obtaining her license. She is a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) and is continually seeking to advance her knowledge and expertise in her field.

Melissa specializes in customized skin care consultations and chemical peel treatments, as well as micro- pigmentation (permanent makeup) .

Her most gratifying part of her job is seeing how happy her clients are when they begin to see the changes in their skin and in their self confidence!


Stephanie Nussbaum

steph-n-photo-1Stephanie Nussbaum has been a Licensed Aesthetician since 2005 and joined Elite Plastic Surgery in 2011. She has brought years of laser experience to Elite and has worked with many different lasers helping to treat skin concerns ranging from hyper pigmentation (brown spots), redness, skin tightening, scaring, acne, and laser hair reduction. In joining Elite she has been able to help people achieve their skin care goals with the use of chemical peels and physician grade skin care products.

Stephanie graduated from French Academy of Cosmetology’s Aesthetics course in 2005. She has worked in skin care and with lasers since graduation. She loves helping people take care of their skin and feel good about themselves whether it be from products, chemical peels, make up, or laser treatments.