MIND • BODY • SOUL
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.
Jennifer Prince, RN, BSN, CANS
Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
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 through 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 with her two teenage daughters. She has two miniature Labradoodles and two Arabian show horses. She enjoys running, yoga, pilates, and traveling the world.
- 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
- Galderma GenNOW Trainer
- Galderma Global Innovation Team Member
- Women’s Council for Facial Aesthetics
- Revance Therapeutics Advisory Board
Elle Edwards LE, MSN, FNP-C
Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Elle is an Arizona Native. She has lived in many states and countries, but her anchor has been planted here in the Valley of the Sun. She holds a current license as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago and has been a Registered Nurse for 6 years. Her background is in Dermatology both in Arizona and California, Plastic Surgery, and Medical Aesthetics. Her entire career path has been focused on the skin, aesthetics across the human body, and with the goal of helping one achieve the highest confidence within themselves. In 2019, she made the best investment in her career and took a leap of faith joining the New Immersion Training here at Institute of Aesthetics. Thereafter, she became the apprentice of Brandie Henderson RN, BSN. After further one on one trainings and while apprenticing under Jennifer Prince RN, BSN, CANS, Elle has joined Institute of Aesthetics as one the injectors. Though a member of the team now, her want for advanced education and eager devotion to anatomy and best practice continues.
“Building confidence through the world of medical aesthetics is more than injectables. It is creating a genuine connection with each patient and learning, growing, and pouring into their soul as well. Beauty is truly from the inside out, enhancing the outside is just icing on the cake!”
Elle resides in Gilbert with her husband and two beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys quality time and quality food with family and loved ones. Her heart and soul is her family, and she tries to live in the presence of each moment with them.
- Family Nurse Practitioner, Olivet Nazarene University
- Masters of Science Nursing, Brookline College
- Bachelor of Science Nursing, Brookline College
- Bachelors in Health Care Administration, Ashford University
- Arizona Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner
- Arizona Licensed Aesthetician
Irena Mielke, MSN, FNP-C
Certified Nurse Injector
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 Peterson, LE
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. 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 and is an advanced skincare specialist.
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.
Sarah Rosenthal, LE
Sarah moved to the valley from New England in 2020. She graduated from a master esthetics program in Massachusetts in 2016, after completing 1200 hours of schooling.
Sarah previously worked in plastics and dermatology and specializes in Diamond glow, chemical peels, dermaplaning, LED light therapy, acne treatments, and much more! Sarah also has a vast knowledge of clinical/medical grade skin care.
Sarah loves making her clients feel beautiful and confident in their skin!
Sarah resides in North Scottsdale with her husband and cockapoo. She likes exploring the valley, going for long walks with her family, and enjoying the immense amount of cuisine the valley has to offer!
Financial Officer/Training Coordinator
Clara moved to Scottsdale in 2005 from Nashville, TN. She comes to the practice with over 20 years of experience in finance and law.
She is the backbone of the practice operating as the Chief Financial Offer and Training Coordinator.
“Seeing growth and education in others brings me immense joy. I’m so happy to be a part of the team.”
In her free time she enjoys her dog Tobi, reading, and her grandchildren.
Front Office Coordinator
Stacy moved to the valley in 1998 from Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Law and a minor in Business Administration. Stacy completed her education with a Certificate in Bookkeeping and brings over 10 years of management and customer service experience to our practice and clients.
“I am excited to be part of such a strong, passionate, qualified team that wants to share their knowledge and abilities with others.”
Stacy resides in Mesa with her husband and their teenage daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, baking, traveling and…shopping!