31 Oct Meet the Instructors: Meredith Harris, NP
An experienced, effective instructor is vital to a medical aesthetic training course. We would like for you to get to know the team of MedAesthetics Training educators, and what they personally bring to our training courses. This is the second post in a series that will introduce you to our educators so you can get to know them better – before your training!
Meredith Harris, NP
Meredith pursued undergraduate studies in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of California and later completed a second undergraduate degree in nursing at Loma Linda University where she was inducted into the International Honor Society of Nursing. In 1998, Meredith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health.
After years of caring for women, Meredith found her career niche in the sub-specialty of aesthetic enhancements. As the owner and Nurse Practitioner of New Life Aesthetics, Meredith has extensive knowledge of what it takes to start and grow a successful aesthetic practice. Meredith travels extensively to teach and train new and advanced injectors throughout the country. This is where her contagious passion is shared with colleagues and professionals entering her field.
Question and Answer Session
What drew you to aesthetics and why is it your passion?
I have always had a deep love for sewing, design, decorating, watercolor and crafts. After working as a women’s health nurse practitioner for 10 years, I was able to bring my passion for art and all things beautiful, together with my desire to serve women. The greatest reward is seeing the joy and self confidence restored in guests that I have the privilege of treating.
What is your favorite thing about instructing?
My favorite thing about being an instructor is seeing my passion for aesthetics ignite in my students!
What is your favorite injectable product?
My favorite product is Voluma.
Is there a supply item that you HAVE to have?
A smile on my face AS I am treating a guest is my most important asset… and it doesn’t have to be ordered, stocked or ever run out!
What are your top 3 methods to minimize risk and optimize your patient results?
- Most importantly is educating my guests thoroughly prior to treatment
- Inject SLOWLY with a healthy fear of possible risk
- Always request a follow up with guests before they leave from their treatment
If you could give one piece of advise to someone just starting in aesthetics, what would it be?
Don’t pursue aesthetics for financial gain, pursue it because it’s your passion.
What attendees have to say about Meredith
Krista Kunz, DMD:
Thank you! This was one of the best CE classes I have ever taken. Meredith was amazing.
Alexiss Ross, RN:
Great course! Meredith is very knowledgeable and a great instructor.
Ghias Rana, MD:
Excellent Training Course! Good hands-on experience. Very knowledgeable instructor.