About

MIND • BODY • SOUL

Our approach

Institute of Aesthetics, Beauty & Wellness is the combination of an Advanced Facial Aesthetic Training Center, and a Beauty & Wellness Collective. Imagine a wellness retreat where treatments for face, skin, body and spirit can all be achieved at one visit. Life is hard, and aging can be difficult emotionally and physically on the body. One cannot feel beautiful on the outside when inner healing is needed. iA Beauty & Wellness has created a special place that is unlike ordinary med spas. Each aesthetic provider has a space where they are their own business owner. A tribe of like minded individuals who have one focus: Inner Healing/Outer Beauty.

“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” -Marcus Tullus Cicero

Our Training Philosophy

Institute of Aesthetic was developed as a passion project by our founder Jennifer Prince, RN, CANS. Through years of training privately and nationally for two of the largest aesthetic companies she realized that many injectors lacked the knowledge or confidence to safely provide great patient outcomes. “When I would ask the injector to show me where the arteries of the face lie, they could not answer that question,” she states. Many local training programs provide basic training to large volumes of people who are wanting to get into the industry, but many are left not feeling equipped to begin a career in aesthetics.

Our approach is different

We aim to change the industry of facial aesthetics from the ground up by providing deep fundamentals in anatomy and physiology, advanced facial mapping techniques, product selection and knowledge, and complication management. 

Our elite community of injector graduates will be equipped to confidently, safely, and effectively treat any client with beautiful, natural results.

The institute also hosts world-renowned aesthetic trainers from around the globe. The aesthetic industry is rapidly growing, and education and knowledge must grow along with it to keep our clients safe.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science/ Nuclear Medicine-Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Science/Nursing-Grand Canyon University
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Medical Laser RN-Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency
  • Certified Epic Master Injector-Allergan
  • Certified Allergan AMI National Speaker/Injection Trainer
  • Certified Galderma National GAIN Speaker/Trainer
  • Allergan National Ambassador Trainer
  • Member International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

JENNIFER PRINCE
RN, BSN, CANS, CLT

Jennifer moved to the valley in 2000 from Nashville, Tennessee.  She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with extensive experience working with clients in facial aesthetics. 

 

She began her medical career as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist training at Vanderbilt University and continued her education in nursing at Grand Canyon University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Nuclear Medicine and Nursing and brings over fifteen years’ experience to our practice and clients.

 

“My love for education can be shown in the time I spend with each client. I am a CANS certified nurse injector and a clinical aesthetic trainer for both Allergan and Galderma.  I have trained under prominent leaders in aesthetic medicine and never stop the pursuit of knowledge.” 

 

“My passion for education came to fruition with the development of Institute of Aesthetics.  An elite aesthetic training center dedicated to providing advanced training and new injector immersion.  I aim to foster a place of healing and beauty.  My purpose is giving back to both young injectors though education and mentoring, as well as giving self-confidence to all my clients.”

 

Jennifer’s true love is for her family and her animals.  She resides in North Scottsdale and is married with two teenage daughters.  She has two miniature labradoodles, and two Arabian show horses.  She enjoys running, yoga, pilates, and traveling the world.

JENNIFER PRINCE
RN, BSN, CANS, CLT

Jennifer moved to the valley in 2000 from Nashville, Tennessee.  She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with extensive experience working with clients in facial aesthetics. 

She began her medical career as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist training at Vanderbilt University and continued her education in nursing at Grand Canyon University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Nuclear Medicine and Nursing and brings over fifteen years’ experience to our practice and clients.

“My love for education can be shown in the time I spend with each client. I am a CANS certified nurse injector and a clinical aesthetic trainer for both Allergan and Galderma.  I have trained under prominent leaders in aesthetic medicine and never stop the pursuit of knowledge.” 

“My passion for education came to fruition with the development of Institute of Aesthetics.  An elite aesthetic training center dedicated to providing advanced training and new injector immersion.  I aim to foster a place of healing and beauty.  My purpose is giving back to both young injectors though education and mentoring, as well as giving self-confidence to all my clients.”

Jennifer’s true love is for her family and her animals.  She resides in North Scottsdale and is married with two teenage daughters.  She has two miniature labradoodles, and two Arabian show horses.  She enjoys running, yoga, pilates, and traveling the world.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science/ Nuclear Medicine-Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Science/Nursing-Grand Canyon University
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Medical Laser RN-Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency
  • Certified Epic Master Injector-Allergan
  • Certified Allergan AMI National Speaker/Injection Trainer
  • Certified Galderma National GAIN Speaker/Trainer
  • Allergan National Ambassador Trainer
  • Member International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

BRANDIE HENDERSON
RN, BSN

Brandie moved to the valley in 2003 from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University and has been a Registered Nurse for over 11 years.  She has worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Thunderbird, and Honor Health Shea.  Much of her career she has fostered the health and wellness of children serving as a Community Health School Nurse in the private sector. In 2017 she transitioned into Aesthetic Nursing, and has been training and gaining experience as an apprentice under the direction and guidance of Jennifer Prince RN, BSN, CANS.   Brandie is investing in herself and the safety of her clients by attending numerous aesthetic educational opportunities throughout the year.  She is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses.

 

“My mission as a professional Registered Nurse is to make an impact on every life I encounter by providing compassionate, knowledgeable, holistic and individualized care. My responsibility is to be proficient in my nursing techniques and to stay informed on current practices, ensuring the safety of my clients. “

 

“Beauty is not just on the outside, it’s seen within. My goal as an injector is to enhance my clients’ natural beauty leaving them feeling refreshed and confident. There is beauty in everything!”

 

Brandie resides in North Scottsdale with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys Barre3, Hot Yoga, Traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing, Western Governors University
  • Associate of Applied Science Nursing, Scottsdale Community College
  • Associate in Arts, Florida Community College
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider (AHA)
  • PALS Certificate (AHA)
  • Arizona Registered Nurse License
  • Arizona T3 Hearing Screener 
  • Medical Aesthetics Training: Injectable and Dermal Fillers Certificate
  • Member International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses

BRANDIE HENDERSON
RN, BSN

Brandie moved to the valley in 2003 from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University and has been a Registered Nurse for over 11 years.  She has worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Thunderbird, and Honor Health Shea.  Much of her career she has fostered the health and wellness of children serving as a Community Health School Nurse in the private sector. 

 

In 2017 she transitioned into Aesthetic Nursing, and has been training and gaining experience as an apprentice under the direction and guidance of Jennifer Prince RN, BSN, CANS. Brandie is investing in herself and the safety of her clients by attending numerous aesthetic educational opportunities throughout the year.  She is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses.

 

 

“My mission as a professional Registered Nurse is to make an impact on every life I encounter by providing compassionate, knowledgeable, holistic and individualized care. My responsibility is to be proficient in my nursing techniques and to stay informed on current practices, ensuring the safety of my clients.“

 

 

“Beauty is not just on the outside, it’s seen within. My goal as an injector is to enhance my clients’ natural beauty leaving them feeling refreshed and confident. There is beauty in everything!”

 

 

Brandie resides in North Scottsdale with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys Barre3, Hot Yoga, Traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing, Western Governors University
  • Associate of Applied Science Nursing, Scottsdale Community College
  • Associate in Arts, Florida Community College
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider (AHA)
  • PALS Certificate (AHA)
  • Arizona Registered Nurse License
  • Arizona T3 Hearing Screener 
  • Medical Aesthetics Training: Injectable and Dermal Fillers Certificate
  • Member International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses

Credentials:

  • Licensed Aesthetician degree from Kohler Academy
  • Chemical Peel Certified
  • Micro needling Certified
  • Jan Marini skincare specialist

CHRISTINE MADDUX, LE
Skincare Specialist

Christine is a Licensed Aesthetician and a native of Arizona. Her passion for skincare began 9 years ago when she attended Kohler Academy (now Penrose Academy). She specializes in teen and adult acne, anti-aging and skin maintenance.

 

“When I opened my business, I started focusing on treating skin, educating my clients, and making skincare a part of their lifestyle. Skincare can be expensive, confusing, and overwhelming at times, but I try to ease clients into treatments and products.  This way, when clients leave our spa they know exactly what is going on with their skin and what the next step may be. I want the decisions my clients and I make to be the best fit possible.  I am constantly educating myself on new treatments and ways to improve client’s skin through healthy home habits. Taking care of your skin should be a part of your lifestyle, so I try to integrate healthy living and healthy skin into one plan!”

 

Christine resides in Scottsdale. When she is not working on clients, she loves spending time with her family, friends and traveling.

You may contact Christine by email or simply book an appointment with her below:

CHRISTINE MADDUX, LE
Skincare Specialist

Christine is a Licensed Aesthetician and a native of Arizona. Her passion for skincare began 9 years ago when she attended Kohler Academy (now Penrose Academy). She specializes in teen and adult acne, anti-aging and skin maintenance.

 

“When I opened my business, I started focusing on treating skin, educating my clients, and making skincare a part of their lifestyle. Skincare can be expensive, confusing, and overwhelming at times, but I try to ease clients into treatments and products.  This way, when clients leave our spa they know exactly what is going on with their skin and what the next step may be. I want the decisions my clients and I make to be the best fit possible.  I am constantly educating myself on new treatments and ways to improve client’s skin through healthy home habits. Taking care of your skin should be a part of your lifestyle, so I try to integrate healthy living and healthy skin into one plan!”

 

Christine resides in Scottsdale. When she is not working on clients, she loves spending time with her family, friends and traveling.

Credentials:

  • Licensed Aesthetician degree from Kohler Academy
  • Chemical Peel Certified
  • Micro needling Certified
  • Jan Marini skincare specialist
You may contact Christine by email or simply book an appointment with her below:

ANGELENA KRUSE

Angelena is a native to the valley from Fountain Hills, Arizona. She also lived for five years in Seattle, Washington where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition as well as her Medical Assistant Certification.

 

Angelena is a natural born entrepreneur, and an amazing chef. After graduating she started a company where she cooked for pro Athletes and Celebrities for several years.

 

Angelena has been in the holistic field for over twelve years, she has completed her herbalist certificate, and currently is enrolled in Ayurveda school to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner. She started a company called Simply by Nature three years ago in hopes to bring awareness to the toxins and harmful chemicals in our everyday products.

 

“I specialize in healing and cleansing the physical and emotional conditions of the body.”

 

She resides in North Scottsdale with her three children. She loves to cook, create, practice yoga, and meditate. She is a compassionate holistic professional who is dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals to find their pursuit of being whole in all levels of mind, body and spirit.

 

You may contact Angelena by email or simply book an appointment with her below:

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science Nutrition
  • Holistic Cupping Specialist
  • Holistic Wellness Coach
  • Herbalist
  • Ayurveda Specialist
  • Founder/Formulator of Simply by Nature

ANGELENA KRUSE

Angelena is a native to the valley from Fountain Hills, Arizona. She also lived for five years in Seattle, Washington where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition as well as her Medical Assistant Certification.

 

Angelena is a natural born entrepreneur, and an amazing chef. After graduating she started a company where she cooked for pro Athletes and Celebrities for several years.

 

Angelena has been in the holistic field for over twelve years, she has completed her herbalist certificate, and currently is enrolled in Ayurveda school to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner. She started a company called Simply by Nature three years ago in hopes to bring awareness to the toxins and harmful chemicals in our everyday products.

 

“I specialize in healing and cleansing the physical and emotional conditions of the body.”

 

She resides in North Scottsdale with her three children. She loves to cook, create, practice yoga, and meditate. She is a compassionate holistic professional who is dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals to find their pursuit of being whole in all levels of mind, body and spirit.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science Nutrition
  • Holistic Cupping Specialist
  • Holistic Wellness Coach
  • Herbalist
  • Ayurveda Specialist
  • Founder/Formulator of Simply by Nature
You may contact Angelena by email or simply book an appointment with her below:

Credentials:

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Radiology
  • Fellowship: Nuclear Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • BS: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

OUR DIRECTOR
ERIC KOVALSKY, MD

Dr. Eric Kovalsky is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and moved to the valley in 2000. He has spent the last 18 years as an owner of Scottsdale Medical Imaging and Southwest Diagnostic Imaging. He has specialized in advanced oncologic imaging and nuclear cardiology, where he sees first hand the effects of aging and disease, and has a longstanding personal interest in anti-aging medicine, nutrition, and fitness.

 

Eric realized early during his medical career the importance of diet and exercise in health and wellness. He began sharing his personal lifestyle and fitness routines with others over twenty years ago. He now looks and feels better than ever.

 

“I believe that anti-aging medicine can prevent or at least delay development of chronic illnesses resulting from poor diet, hormone imbalance, and absence of physical activity.  Correcting deficiencies in those areas, coupled with the use of injectables can have a huge impact how we age and feel.”

 

Eric lives in North Scottsdale with his wife and two teenage daughters. In his free time, he enjoys maintaining a reef aquarium, playing the piano, collecting automobiles, and traveling.

OUR DIRECTOR
ERIC KOVALSKY, MD

Dr. Eric Kovalsky is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and moved to the valley in 2000. He has spent the last 18 years as an owner of Scottsdale Medical Imaging and Southwest Diagnostic Imaging. He has specialized in advanced oncologic imaging and nuclear cardiology, where he sees first hand the effects of aging and disease, and has a longstanding personal interest in anti-aging medicine, nutrition, and fitness.

 

Eric realized early during his medical career the importance of diet and exercise in health and wellness. He began sharing his personal lifestyle and fitness routines with others over twenty years ago. He now looks and feels better than ever.

 

“I believe that anti-aging medicine can prevent or at least delay development of chronic illnesses resulting from poor diet, hormone imbalance, and absence of physical activity.  Correcting deficiencies in those areas, coupled with the use of injectables can have a huge impact how we age and feel.”

 

Eric lives in North Scottsdale with his wife and two teenage daughters. In his free time, he enjoys maintaining a reef aquarium, playing the piano, collecting automobiles, and traveling.

Credentials:

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Radiology
  • Fellowship: Nuclear Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • BS: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

MARY STORTS, LE
Front Office Manager

Mary was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ where she realized her love for aesthetics when she was very young.  Her first summer job was interning for PCA skin, and she also assisted other skin care representatives throughout the years to gain knowledge of the industry and products.  This led her to Penrose Academy, where she received her aesthetic license.  Mary has built her career not only performing skincare services but also learning the business.  She has worked front office for a successful salon and yoga studio in the valley, and is now the first face you see when you enter our practice. Mary loves animals, and owns her own dog sitting company. She enjoys music, art, food, and traveling.

 

“I believe the first face you see when entering a business sets the tone for the entire visit.  I want to bring a warm smile that welcomes each client.  Life is stressful, I think our wellness center has the energy to relax and rejuvenate every client. I am a natural born entrepreneur, I have always worked hard to achieve my goals.  Being a part of what Jennifer has created is so special to me.  I can’t wait to see the lives we change through love and education.” 

MARY STORTS, LE
Front Office Manager

Mary was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ where she realized her love for aesthetics when she was very young.  Her first summer job was interning for PCA skin, and she also assisted other skin care representatives throughout the years to gain knowledge of the industry and products.  This led her to Penrose Academy, where she received her aesthetic license.  Mary has built her career not only performing skincare services but also learning the business.  She has worked front office for a successful salon and yoga studio in the valley, and is now the first face you see when you enter our practice.

 

 

“I believe the first face you see when entering a business sets the tone for the entire visit.  I want to bring a warm smile that welcomes each client.  Life is stressful, I think our wellness center has the energy to relax and rejuvenate every client. I am a natural born entrepreneur, I have always worked hard to achieve my goals.  Being a part of what Jennifer has created is so special to me.  I can’t wait to see the lives we change through love and education.” 

 

 

Mary loves animals, and owns her own dog sitting company. She enjoys music, art, food, and traveling.

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