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Brooke Nichol

RN, CANS
CEO/Founder

Named a Top 100 Injector by The Best Aesthetic Injectors in America

BROOKE NICHOL is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses. Her background is ICU and OR where she spent several years as a travel nurse and worked alongside Beverly Hills top plastic surgeons. Brooke is currently an Allergan Medical Institute trainer, servers on Allergan and Revance Advisory Boards and was named top 100 Injector by The Best Aesthetic Injectors in America in 2018. She is faculty at Aesthetic Next 2.0, 3.0 and The Aesthetic Show 2020, and 2021. She just recently was chosen top 12 lip experts in the country for Juverderm Lips Expert Series.

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

After training in critical care at Mississippi Baptist Hospital in 2001, Brooke joined the intensive care unit at Providence of St. Joseph Hospital in Los Angeles. Over the next few years, Brooke accepted the challenge of working in intensive care units and emergency rooms throughout Southern California, and these high-pressure situations helped her develop a steady composure and a warm personal rapport. Her skills attracted the interest of celebrity surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, who recruited Brooke to become his operating room nurse in 2004. Three years later, Brooke expanded her career as an aesthetic injection specialist for Dr. Fisher and another famed surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie. Brooke took her advanced technique to the Lone Star State in 2012 making a new home in Austin, Texas with her handsome husband, Jason and their two wonderful kids, Miller and Knox.

Saving Face has been a dream come true for Brooke. Partnering with Board Certified Plastic surgeon, Dr. Rocco Piazza, paved the way for this boutique injectable lounge to open. It is not about the numbers for Brooke, it is about the artistry involved and building personal relationships based on connection, comfort, and trust that only enhance once the results set in.

Victoria Hunter

MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC
Injectable Provider

Victoria Hunter is a professional motivated by the belief that while beauty radiates from inner vitality and wellness, we can also benefit from the science and technology available today. She is a Registered Nurse of 20+ years, and a Board-Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist whose extensive training and education includes years of aesthetic injections since 2010. Her focused attention to detail lends itself to the artistry of injectables and she enjoys helping clients maintain a beautifully natural, rejuvenated appearance. Victoria pursues continuing education to stay on the pulse of the industry and is a PACE Clinical Educator for Prollenium, as well as private trainer, teaching other professionals how to inject safely and effectively. She is delighted to practice alongside Brooke and a team of bad ass women committed to creating an environment of connection, trust, expertise, and service. Victoria loves what she does and is committed to providing the best overall aesthetic experience possible.

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

Victoria earned a bachelor’s degree from UF in Journalism and, much to her parent’s chagrin, did nothing with it. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master’s in nursing at UT-Austin, graduating Summa Cum Laude at both. She has studied and practiced healing arts since 1995 and is attuned to the link between body, mind, and spirit. She lives in Austin with her main squeeze and their beautiful daughter and feels super grateful for all that and more. “Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul.” – Phish

Maci Pfaffenberger

PA-C, MPAS
Injectable Provider

MACI PFAFFENBERGER is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who has been practicing for over 6 years. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences. She joins the Saving Face family after relocating from Vancouver, WA and is looking forward to escaping the rainy weather for Austin sunshine. Maci is joined by her fiancé and their fur baby, Buford the Bulldog, whose wrinkles we’ll never treat.

Upon graduating, Maci moved to the Pacific Northwest and worked in Urgent Care before specializing in aesthetics. She then spent three years with a Plastic Surgery Practice where she developed skills as an injector and surgical PA. Direct mentorship with a Plastic Surgeon and assisting on countless surgeries including facelifts, breast augmentations, and abdominoplasties has provided her with extensive experience in anatomy and perioperative care.

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

Maci most enjoys building a long-term relationship with her patients and helping them feel their best. She loves the ever-changing industry of aesthetics and the new techniques and treatment options that are always emerging. Some of her favorite treatments to perform include panfacial rejuvenation, lip filler, and aesthetic body treatments such as non-surgical buttocks shaping and stretch mark camouflaging. Come in and see Maci for “Rainbow Botox”, an 8-point lift, and natural looking “lippies”.

Audrey Knodell

BSN, RN
Injectable Provider

AUDREY KNODELL is a Fort Worth native and Registered Nurse of over five years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri in 2016 and began her career in highest-level Neonatal Intensive Care after graduation. Her career has taken her from coast to coast, having spent the last few years working as a travel nurse at many of the nation's top NICUs. Her time as a NICU nurse helped cultivate and hone not only clinical skills, such as delicate touch and strict attention to detail, but also the ability to connect with patients and families from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Her goal in the NICU was to take exceptional care of her patients while inspiring confidence in their parents and easing their experience with intensive care. 

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

Audrey has a passion for the field of beauty and aesthetics and joining Saving Face is truly a dream career. She has long believed in the Saving Face motto, and when life led her to Austin, she knew she had to work here. She has taken multiple didactic anatomy and theory courses, as well as hands-on trainings, and she remains committed to lifelong learning and growing within the field. She combines her high-level critical care skills from the bedside with her artistry, love for aesthetics, passion for education, and same drive to fill patients with confidence and provide them with the best experience they can imagine."

Training & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Texas Board of Registered Nurses
  • California Board of Registered Nurses
  • Washington Board of Registered Nurses
  • BLS/PALS/NRP

Master Injector Training:

  • Brooke Nichol, RN, CANS - Austin, TX
  • Sally Santos, PA-C - Austin, TX
  • Alicia Long, RN - Austin, TX
  • Dr. David Saadat, MD - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Kelly Walla, BSN, RN - Austin, TX

Conferences and Group trainings:

  • National Laser Institute
  • Kevin Harrington, APRN, FNP-C
  • Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Conference
  • Prof. Sebastian Cotofana, MD, PhD with Dr. Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS - Cadaver Course

Rocco C. Piazza

MD, FACS

Dr. Rocco Piazza is the founder of The Piazza Center, which focuses on a comprehensive approach to plastic surgery creating quality patient experiences and delivering the highest quality results in a partnership for life. He believes in creating a relationship with his patients based on trust. His unique ability is deeply connecting in a trusting and meaningful manner, visualizing untapped potential, building confidence, and inspiring action in order to achieve exceptional outcomes. Earning trust and helping his patients achieve their long-term goals is his greatest satisfaction. Voted as one of the Top Cosmetic Surgeons in Austin, he is a Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

Dr. Piazza received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He then proceeded to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he completed his surgical residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center. Dr. Piazza trained under 20 board-certified plastic surgeons, including the world-renowned breast surgeon Dr. Dennis C. Hammond. This diverse training experience gave him wide exposure to many different surgical techniques in facial aesthetics, trauma reconstruction, breast and body contouring, and the latest advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. He is a member of AOA, Phi Beta Kappa and has written peer-reviewed articles published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS).


Upon completion of his surgical training, Dr. Piazza returned to Austin, Texas to open The Piazza Center in 2010. He has spent time with the internationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Charles Randquist, in Stockholm, Sweden to become the expert in cohesive silicone gel breast implants in Austin. He has also spent time with the foremost expert on male body contouring, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, in New York to expand his training in muscle enhancement with BodyBanking®. Dr. Piazza is a national speaker educating his peers on the importance of an aesthetic approach to breast reconstruction as well as a contributing author in the plastic surgery literature. Dr. Piazza is also a member of the Spokespersons Network of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, representing the prestigious group by providing the media with information on a broad range of plastic surgery topics.

Claire McGahan

Operations Mgr./Lead Laser Tech

Claire McGahan is a skincare authority with an expertise in all thing’s laser. From evening skin tones & texture, EON body contouring/fat burning, to Ultherapy skin tightening, she will work with you on a customized treatment plan to ensure optimal outcomes. She was certified through the National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas. Claire loves building a relationship with her clients as she works closely with each of them to achieve their skin goals. Claire provides effective procedures with a gentle hand and long-term goals in mind. Before finding her niche in medical aesthetics, she was a personal trainer and managed a gym. She has always enjoyed maintaining a healthy lifestyle, happy skin, and a love for helping others do the same. .

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Veronica DeLeon

M.A., Advanced Ultherapy Technician

VERONICA DELEON is a Medical Assistant of 14 years and has a strong passion for helping others. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and is the proud mother of two children, Romeo and Gia.

She started her career assisting OB-GYNs in July of 2008 and expanded her knowledge at the Texas Liver Institute. In August of 2017, she found her best fit at Saving Face and is the right hand for Brooke’s’ right hand ever since. Veronica is an Advanced Ultherapy Technician of 4 years. She completed Ultherapy Ultrasound Laser training by Merz Aesthetics and received her accreditation. Her expertise, attention to detail, and dedication to individualized treatments will ensure a positive experience and effective result. Her smile brightens any room and clients are put at ease by her soulful energy. We are blessed to have her practice here at Saving Face.

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Sally Sykes

Functional Health Coach

SALLY SYKES is a native Austinite with over 15 years of experience as a functional medicine health coach with specialties in optimizing health & preventing chronic disease: insulin resistance, cognition/mood, hormones, thyroid, auto-immune, energy, libido, healthy weight loss, functional fertility, hair loss, digestive issues, inflammation, etc. Sally started her career path as an attorney and General Counsel for the University of Texas System before finding her way into functional medicine. Sally loves nothing more than to help others on their health journey so they can live their best lives while being their highest selves.

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Sally’s “why?”

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s Disease, Sally developed a passion for brain health and preventative medicine so that she could help other heal. From functional health to being a former attorney, there is not much Sally cannot do. If not chasing after her two teenagers around, Jay (17) and Ainsley (15), you can find her roller skating as she sstill skate at Playland Skating Rink in Austin, just like I did in 1979. And if that is not enough, she is a Certified Texas Vision & Hearing Screener and of course, ¡Se habla español!

Favorite Quotes

  • “If I’m shiny, everybody gonna shine.” – Lizzo
  • “Food is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do.” – Dr. Mark Hyman
  • “Good health is a journey. You’re never too old and it’s never too late to take the first steps.”
  • “Sometimes God closes doors because it’s time to move forward. Trust the transition.”
  • “What you choose to tell yourself becomes your story. Repeated gratitude attracts more things to be thankful for.”
  • “Genes are not destiny.”
  • “Progress, not perfection.”

Favorite Vitamins

  • D3 with K2

Favorite Books

  • Why We Get Sick, by Dr. Benjamin Bikman
  • The End of Alzheimer’s, by Dr. Dale Bredesen
  • Hormone Repair Manual and Period Repair Manual, by Lara Briden
  • This is Your Brain on Birth Control, by Dr. Sarah E. Hill
  • The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung
  • Hashimoto’s Protocol, by Izabella Wentz

Katie Vesta

NP
Nurse Practitioner

KATIE VESTA is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with nearly 20 years of experience. Katie started her career as a Registered Nurse in her native city Chicago, where she found her passion caring for women in Labor and Delivery. She loved the connection she shared with her patients in one of the most challenging and rewarding times of their lives. In 2015 Katie obtained her Masters in Nursing for Nurse Practitioner and since 2016 has specialized in Women’s Health in Los Angeles, CA. In 2022.

Meet the Team, Saving Face Austin

Katie moved to Austin, Texas to be closer to family and transition to Wellness and Aesthetics. Katie takes pride in maintaining her own health and wellness and thrives in supporting others to achieve their best inside and out. She believes in the power of healing our bodies through a holistic approach, as well as optimizing aging through natural beauty enhancement. Outside of work lives a very active lifestyle filled with hikes, yoga, and fitness classes. She also loves to travel and has attended multiple mission trips to Haiti and China sharing her medical knowledge.

Natalie Gonzales

Director of Client Relations & Executive Assistant

NATALIE GONZALES is a Texas native, with a background in client relations and design. She has been with Saving Face for 6 years and is proud to be a part of such a great team. She lives in Lockhart with her husband, 2 kids, and Charlie the Aussie. She loves nature, showing love through her cooking, and spending time with family. She prides herself in cultivating stellar client relationships and considers anyone who walks through our door part of the Saving Face family! If you see her around the office, make sure to say hello!

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Paula Salazar

Director of Operations / Admin. Assistant

PAULA SALAZAR is the backbone of our office, who handles daily operations. She has a "get it done" attitude and always lends a helping hand. You might recognize her as one of our first Medical Assistants - she really is a master of her trades! She lives in Bastrop with her son Jeremiah, to stay close to family. She loves traveling, especially her trips back home to her native Colombia.

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Tiffany Hirsh

Director of Sales

TIFFANY HIRSH has over 20 years’ experience in holistic healthcare and wellness, consulting, leading and developing businesses and educators in mind/body/energy medicine, transformational psychology, and the medical aesthetic and device markets. In her free time, she trains and travels internationally exploring mysticism, healing arts and consciousness to create meaningful relationships in service to the greater good. She lives in Austin, Texas with her two children Kai and Nyah. They enjoy fine food, lake life, live music and all the beauty Austin has to offer.

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Hope Henry

Medical Assistant

HOPE HENRY is one of Saving Face’s fabulous Medical Assistants who completed her bachelor’s degree in Allied Health at Texas A&M University. Her advanced training and experience in the assistance of aesthetics and facial balancing allows her to provide a quality, safe, and welcoming patient experience. Our patients feel immediately comforted by her presence in the treatment room and recognize her focus on high quality care. She plans to further her education as a nurse so that she can continue to pursue her passion within the aesthetics field. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends as well as fur babies, Abu and Baxter.

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Hannah Winkler

Medical Assistant

HANNAH WINKLER is a Certified Medical Assistant who is trained in facial aesthetic and body sculpting assisting. She is highly trained in aesthetic emergencies and is passionate about providing personalized care. Her warm sense provides a calming atmosphere for all her clients. In her spare time Hannah loves spending time with her daughter Ruby and lifelong partner.

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