Crosby Craddock RN, Delivers High-Quality Care as Optima’s Newest Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector

June 2022

Crosby Brings Deep Expertise in Neurotoxin Injections and a Range of Medical Aesthetics Services

Optima Dermatology is excited to welcome our newest Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector, Crosby Craddock, RN, to our practice in Mentor, OH. Crosby has advanced training in Botox®, microneedling, HALO® Hybrid Fractional Laser, BroadBand Light (BBLTM), and more. 

Crosby also has trained under Optima Dermatology’s Dr. Sarah Lohser, a board-certified dermatologist who has served patients in the Cleveland area since 2008, and maintains membership to some of the country’s most prestigious dermatological associations. 

Before joining Optima Dermatology, Crosby provided professional nursing care at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and continues to enhance her skills in aesthetic procedures and technology. Crosby is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Cleveland State University and will be graduating in the Summer of 2022. 

Delivering the Highest Quality of Care

Crosby’s approach to patient care reflects Optima Dermatology’s commitment to treating every patient the way we would want our friends and family to be treated. Crosby is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to her patients. 

Patients who seek medical aesthetic care from Crosby will receive a personalized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. Crosby is passionate about cosmetic treatments that  are results-oriented and prioritize long-term skin health, and she enjoys building relationships with her patients and collaborating on their goals. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Crosby, her approach, and the path that led her to pursue aesthetic dermatology.

How and when did you know you wanted to be a nurse? Were you always interested in the aesthetics world and what was your path to working in aesthetics?

Both of my parents were in the profession of helping people. My mom is a dentist and my dad is a firefighter/EMT. I knew I loved connecting to people just like they do, and in my eyes nursing was the best job for that. My opinion on nursing was solidified when my mom was in and out of the hospital for spinal surgeries. Once I was introduced to the dermatology world by Dr. Lohser I never wanted to look back. She has been my inspiration and mentor through it all, and I love being able to collaborate and learn under someone just as passionate about the field as me.

What do you enjoy most about treating your patients and what is unique about your approach?

I can sit and talk with my patients all day. Aesthetics is all about making patients feel good on the outside, which helps them feel good on the inside. I love learning their stories and backgrounds so I can make that outcome possible for them. Whether it’s a first-time bride getting ready for their big day or helping someone age gracefully, it’s all about making them feel proud to be in their own skin.

For HALO® Hybrid Fractional Laser, which patients would you recommend this treatment for?

HALO® is an amazing treatment that can be targeted toward a wide variety of skin imperfections, such as fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone, and scarring – to name a few. It is an incredible overall skin rejuvenation that improves the health and appearance of skin through the unique combination of ablative and non-ablative wavelength technologies.

When would you recommend BroadBand Light (BBL™) treatment for a patient? What kind of results can patients expect to see?

The BBL™ handpiece on the Sciton machine has so many functionalities it’s almost a question of what it can’t do. There have been amazing studies at Stanford University that have proven BBL™ to rejuvenate the gene expression pattern on aging skin to express in a more youthful pattern – also known as reverse aging! It has functionalities to eliminate dyschromia or discoloration, kill bacteria within active acne, attack rosacea redness, improve skin tone, texture, and pore size, provide hair reduction, and more! Typical post-treatment effects you may see immediately include some micro-crusting, which is the pigmented lesions breaking up and exfoliating, as well as mild edema and redness.

What treatment might you recommend for a patient that is new to medical aesthetics, and not ready for neurotoxins or dermal filler?

I love chemical peels! I offer The Perfect Peel in my clinic and the patient’s love their results. The procedure is mildly invasive but produces amazing clinical endpoints. It is safe for all skin types and a wide range of ages. It’s something I like to do for myself every few months to keep my skin looking bright and healthy. 

Tell us about Microneedling, who do you recommend this treatment for and how many treatments do you recommend for best results?

I think Microneedling is an amazing treatment. It gives your skin a noticeable glow after the healing process is complete. It targets skin imperfections such as, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, texture, tone, large pore size, and more! I really suggest adding PRP to your treatment plan. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is composed of collagen and proteins that support cell growth, so when we microneedle PRP into the skin, we are maximizing your body’s healing process. The after-glow texture and tone are beautiful, and I think it’s a great mild to medium invasive treatment. Studies say 3-4 treatments are recommended, but I base it on my patient’s results and satisfaction. Some may have one treatment and be so happy with their result that they may not feel like they need another. Others like to come for maintenance treatments every 6 months!

What do you like to do when you are not treating patients?

The majority of my life outside of work consists of school, but other than that I’m usually enjoying my patio with my dog and family.

Answer this question: If you know me you would know…

I’m obsessed with my Chihuahua-Doxie mix, Daisy. Realistically, I’m obsessed with all dogs!

What to Expect From Dermatological Treatments From Crosby and Her Team

If you’re considering an aesthetic treatment, it’s important to understand your options and explore the best treatments for your specific goals. 

Our expert team of specialized medical aesthetic providers, like Crosby, have advanced training and experience in a range of procedures and treatments. These include:

Come in for a free consultation to learn what will work best for you at our Mentor, OH location. Give us a call at 440-530-9580 to schedule your consultation today!