Meet Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector, Sarah Scanlon, BSN, RN!

September 2023

Sarah Delivers Expert Medical Aesthetics Services to Optima Dermatology’s Stratham, NH Practice

Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector, Sarah Scanlon, BSN, RN, has joined the Optima Dermatology Stratham, NH practice, bringing more than 10 years of healthcare experience.

Sarah has been providing medical aesthetics care to patients in the seacoast region since 2012, and is an expert injector specializing in Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers, including Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Sculptra®. Additionally, she has advanced training in laser and light treatments, microneedling, and more.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis College. She is passionate about continuing regular training to remain at the forefront of the latest aesthetic procedures and technology. She has attended the National Laser Institute to receive training in neurotoxins and dermal facial fillers administration, in addition to laser treatments. She is also trained in advanced filler injection techniques with Microcannula.

Providing the High Level of Care Patients Expect and Deserve

Sarah is committing to building great relationships with her patients, an approach that is aligned with Optima Dermatology’s mission to treat every patient the way we would want our friends and family to be treated.

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Sarah, her approach, and the path that led her to pursue a career as a medical aesthetics nurse injector.

How and when did you know you wanted to be a nurse? Were you always interested in aesthetics, and what was your path to get where you are now? 

I always had an interest in human anatomy and always admired my favorite aunt growing up who was a nurse at Mass General. In high school, I decided to pursue a career in nursing. I knew that I did not want to work in the traditional hospital setting and always had an interest in aesthetics. I had even considered being an esthetician or cosmetologist. 

Throughout nursing school, I worked as a milieu assistant at a locked in-patient psychiatric unit. I quickly became a charge nurse there after graduating nursing school with my BSN. I stayed working within the psychiatric realm for many years. I also worked as a school nurse for a short time. But I always longed for something that encompassed my passion for all things skin and beauty. I finally learned of the opportunity to work as nurse injector and immediately pursued making that happen by attending National Laser Institute to learn the administration of injectables as well as laser modalities. I have worked as a Nurse injector ever since and am so grateful to have found a career that is so rewarding and truly brings me joy.  

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin? 

Wear SPF EVERY day… even in the winter! And reapply often! Also, Botox is magic in a bottle! 

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

I enjoy making my patients look and feel their best! I love being able to restore or improve someone’s self-confidence.  

My approach is very patient centered. I try to advise, treat, support, and follow through with all my patients as if they were a family member or close friend. I have my patients’ best interest at heart, and I truly want to give them superior outcomes. My enthusiasm comes across when I am interacting with my patients, as I take the time to explain in detail the various treatments and options available to them. I also take the time to listen to their concerns and answer any questions they may have. This helps to create a trusting bond between us, which I believe is essential for the best possible patient care. I am focused on building long term relationships with my patients and guiding them through the aging process throughout the decades.  

For someone who is interested in, but new to medical aesthetic treatments, how do you recommend they get started? 

Come in for a consultation. It can be overwhelming if you have never done an aesthetic treatment, but we can tailor a treatment plan to your specific goals/needs. We can do as much or as little as you feel comfortable. It’s important to see an experienced and credentialed provider who can advise and guide you through the journey in order to have safe and optimal results.  

Where are the most common areas you treat with dermal filler? 

Cheeks and lips; Although Chin is the new Cheeks!! 

If there is one thing you want your patients to know about you, what would it be? 

That I love what I do! It is important to me for my patients to know how much I enjoy my work. My passion for this field extends far beyond just a job. Innovations in aesthetic technology as well as ever-changing trends in the industry continuously inspire me. I love the challenge of staying up to date with the latest treatments and techniques, and the knowledge I gain helps me to provide the best results for my patients. It’s also important to me that my patients feel comfortable and confident in me and the work I do, and that they know I’m invested in their wellbeing. 

What do you like to do when you are not in the office? 

My 3- and 4-year-old keep me VERY busy when I’m not in the office. I enjoy spending time outside and going on adventures with them and my husband. My hobbies also include interior décor.  

What to Expect From Sarah and Her Team

If you’re seeking medical aesthetic services, Sarah and her team at the Optima Dermatology Stratham, NH practice offer a wide range of services and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care.

View a complete list of our medical aesthetics services, and come in for a visit to learn more about our approach to patient care. Sarah is accepting new patients at our Stratham, NH location. Give us a call at (603) 942-2171 to schedule an appointment today!