Vanessa Than Nguyen, RN
IllumaGlo Medical Aesthetique | Medical Aesthetic Injector
Vanessa has a family and loves the outdoors. When she's not at work, she spending time with her family fishing, kayaking, camping, or over landing. Vanessa has been a nurse for almost 10 years. She has experience working in psychiatry as well as medical surgical nursing. She is currently obtaining her master's as a nurse practitioner. She has always been interested in aesthetics and now finally living out her dream of becoming an aesthetic nurse. Her future goals include teaching as an experienced nurse injector and hopes to one day own her own medical spa.
Why did you decide to get into injecting and/or aesthetics?
I’ve been thinking about becoming an aesthetic nurse for a couple of years now. Prior to enrolling into the psychiatric nurse practitioner program, I thought about doing aesthetics. I thought I would fail, there was not a high demand for it in Colorado, and it is highly competitive. I decided to enroll into the psychiatric nurse practitioner program because it was the “safe route.” It was difficult finding clinical placement during the pandemic, so I put school on hold. I think this was a blessing in disguise, because I came to the realization that aesthetics is something I wanted to pursue. I was fearful but went against my fears to get my certifications. I was lucky enough to have found Amanda as a mentor and now I run my own business!
What can a client expect at an appointment with you?
We would start with the consents and medical history. We would then talk about your goals and questions. I would then talk you through what I am doing and how it will look. I always offer a 2-week follow-up to discuss anything we can fix.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love injecting and doing other aesthetic treatments. I love that every person I treat is different and it gives me the creativity to be artistic. It can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. I love seeing the smile and glow in a client’s eyes when they see themselves after an appointment with me.
What is your favorite treatment to give?
I love doing combination treatments like lips and chin. It’s amazing to see the result of a beautiful transformation and how it all comes together.
What is your favorite thing about Liv + Lo?
I love that we are a women-based business. All the women I work alongside are so talented, humble, and amazing! We work so well as a team and collaborate amongst each other and empower one another.