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. 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

Irena Mielke, RN, BSN

Irena moved to the valley in 2005 from San Francisco, California, but is originally from Ukraine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and is currently obtaining a Nurse Practitioner degree. She has worked in an array of environments ranging from NICU newborns to geriatrics; however, has invested in aesthetic training from the beginning of her nursing career.

 

Irena has worked in Aesthetics for over 3 years, and in 2018 began her apprenticeship with Jennifer to improve her knowledge and safe practices.

 

“My purpose is to empower my clients emotionally, spiritually, and physically because true beauty is showing kindness… and having luscious lips!”

 

Irena resides in North Scottsdale with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and visiting farmers markets around the city.

Irena Mielke, RN, BSN

Irena moved to the valley in 2005 from San Francisco, California, but is originally from Ukraine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and is currently obtaining a Nurse Practitioner degree. She has worked in an array of environments ranging from NICU newborns to geriatrics; however, has invested in aesthetic training from the beginning of her nursing career.

Irena has worked in Aesthetics for over 3 years, and in 2018 began her apprenticeship with Jennifer to improve her knowledge and safe practices.

“My purpose is to empower my clients emotionally, spiritually, and physically because true beauty is showing kindness… and having luscious lips!”

Irena resides in North Scottsdale with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and visiting farmers markets around the city.

Erin Petersen
Client Coordinator

Erin is a native to the valley, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Arizona State University, and is currently working towards her nursing degree. Erin’s goal is to be a Certified Nurse Injector, and in order to make her dreams a reality, she has immersed herself in the business. She fell in love with aesthetics many years ago, realizing the importance of quality skin health and education. She is a graduate of Penrose Academy and is a licensed medical aesthetician. Erin holds many roles in the practice. She assists in preparing clients for their treatments and procedures, is a front desk assistant, and educates clients on their skincare needs. 

 

Erin realized early in her corporate career that she needed to be able to feel passionately about her career. “I am so happy to be in the aesthetics field. Making people feel beautiful in their own skin is the most rewarding feeling.”

 

Outside the office, Erin loves spending time with her rescue dog Nala, and enjoys trying new experiences, restaurants, and travel.

Erin Petersen
Client Coordinator

Erin is a native to the valley, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Arizona State University, and is currently working towards her nursing degree. Erin’s goal is to be a Certified Nurse Injector, and in order to make her dreams a reality, she has immersed herself in the business. She fell in love with aesthetics many years ago, realizing the importance of quality skin health and education. She is a graduate of Penrose Academy and is a licensed medical aesthetician. Erin holds many roles in the practice. She assists in preparing clients for their treatments and procedures, is a front desk assistant, and educates clients on their skincare needs. 

 

Erin realized early in her corporate career that she needed to be able to feel passionately about her career. “I am so happy to be in the aesthetics field. Making people feel beautiful in their own skin is the most rewarding feeling.”

 

Outside the office, Erin loves spending time with her rescue dog Nala, and enjoys trying new experiences, restaurants, and travel.

Lauren is available for booking directly through her contact info:
Email: Laurenannahmakeup@gmail.com
@laurenannahmakeup

Full Face Makeup Application: 60 minutes $100
Makeup Application Lesson: 90 minutes $150
Group Makeup Application Lesson: 120 minutes $75 per person
Weddings and onsite services: Please email for additional information.

Lauren Lyons
Front Office Manager/Makeup Artist

Lauren is a highly trained, traveling Makeup Artist whose passion for the aesthetic industry radiates to all her clients. Lauren’s love for fashion and makeup started at a very young age watching her mom put on her makeup and dress for events, and in 2012 her passion blossomed into a career working for the industry’s leading makeup authority, MAC Cosmetics. She is certified in beauty and fashion makeup artistry, implementing looks that cover a wide range with exceptional results. Lauren specializes in makeup application for weddings, special events, photo shoots, and corporate functions. She also shares her expertise by providing private and group consultations and lessons.

 

Lauren is the first face you will see when entering the practice. She has over 10 years of experience managing teams for MAC Cosmetics, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Quality Customer Service and relationship building is her number one goal for the practice. Her favorite quote is, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

 

Lauren recently moved to the Valley from the Bay Area, CA. In her free time, she enjoys drinking red wine, playing with her French Bulldog named Guacamole, and exploring new cities with her fiancé. Lauren is a compassionate professional who enjoys making women feel beautiful in their own skin. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence, and I am so grateful to help empower women to look and feel their best.”

Lauren Lyons
Front Office Manager/Makeup Artist

Lauren is a highly trained, traveling Makeup Artist whose passion for the aesthetic industry radiates to all her clients. Lauren’s love for fashion and makeup started at a very young age watching her mom put on her makeup and dress for events, and in 2012 her passion blossomed into a career working for the industry’s leading makeup authority, MAC Cosmetics. She is certified in beauty and fashion makeup artistry, implementing looks that cover a wide range with exceptional results. Lauren specializes in makeup application for weddings, special events, photo shoots, and corporate functions. She also shares her expertise by providing private and group consultations and lessons.

 

Lauren is the first face you will see when entering the practice. She has over 10 years of experience managing teams for MAC Cosmetics, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Quality Customer Service and relationship building is her number one goal for the practice. Her favorite quote is, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

 

Lauren recently moved to the Valley from the Bay Area, CA. In her free time, she enjoys drinking red wine, playing with her French Bulldog named Guacamole, and exploring new cities with her fiancé. Lauren is a compassionate professional who enjoys making women feel beautiful in their own skin. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence, and I am so grateful to help empower women to look and feel their best.”

Lauren is available for booking directly through her contact info:
Email: Laurenannahmakeup@gmail.com
@laurenannahmakeup

Full Face Makeup Application: 60 minutes $100
Makeup Application Lesson: 90 minutes $150
Group Makeup Application Lesson: 120 minutes $75 per person
Weddings and onsite services: Please email for additional information.

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

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
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