Vice President of Nursing

Cara Dove, RN

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Los Gatos
Los Gatos
Cara Dove, RN

Cara Dove is a Co-Founder of SkinSpirit with over 25 years' experience in healthcare and medical aesthetics. Having been involved in medical aesthetics since the industry' infancy, Cara has seen tremendous growth. This has given her perspective on the trends in the market and allowed her to develop an intuition about the advancements of medical aesthetics.

Cara's expertise is in ongoing training and development of education and curriculum at SkinSpirit, with a focus on combining the science and artistry of medical aesthetics by using a global approach of combination therapy to yield the most effective and natural results possible. Together with Doctor Vistnes, Cara researches and tests treatments and products for their efficacy and potency before offering them to patients, ensuring that SkinSpirit's patients receive personalized programs using the most advanced technologies and formulations available today.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Cara earned her registered nursing degree at the Calgary Foothills Hospital in 1990. Her early experience in reconstructive plastic surgery and the burn unit taught her valuable techniques and healing therapies that she has incorporated into the development of training curriculum and patient care.

Cara moved to California in 1992, where she worked as a surgical nurse at Stanford Hospital. She has served as a preceptor for a variety of laser companies, training doctors and nurses in the latest laser techniques with a variety of laser and Intense Pulsed Light technology. Cara is considered one of the leading experts in all medical aesthetic therapies, including but not limited to neurotoxins, HA fillers, energy based devices like IPL/BBL, resurfacing, Ultherapy, etc.

Cara, who is the proud mom of two amazing sons, is an active member in the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and is always up-to-date on the latest advances in plastic surgery.

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