Clinical Team

Abbey Helton, BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS

Abbey Helton, BSN, RN CAbbey’s extensive training in nursing and natural people skills make her an invaluable asset to both our practice and our patients. She is a key point of communication and an integral part of the support mechanism patients enjoy while in our care.

Diploma of Health Sciences (Ontario, Canada): 1992
Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
2000

Certifications:

  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Certified Injector through American Society of Aesthetics Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Didactic
  • Advanced Dermal Filler

Continuing Education Focus:

  • Injectable Courses (2004 – present)
  • Medical Skin Care (2003 – present)
  • Program Chair- SPSSCS- New York 2013
  • Past President for the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
  • Task Force member for the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses in the creation of Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Exam
  • Director of Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board 2016-2018
  • Author “Skin Chapter” – Core Curriculum Plastic Surgical Nursing Textbook. 4th & 5th Edition

Abbey joined the practice in 1999 after seven years of critical care nursing. She performs non-invasive cosmetic and medical skin procedures and is our lead consultant for prescription-based skin care.

 

Ashley Wheeler BSN, RN

Hope Steinforth BSN, RNAshley joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2023. She is attentive and detailed, not only providing great care but educating her patients to the very best of her ability. Her calming nature puts our patients at ease and makes her a wonderful addition to our team. Ashley is precise and knowledgeable in putting together aesthetic pathways for our patients including medical grade skin care regimen, injectable and laser options for optimal outcomes.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 2009

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Aesthetics Advancements Institute -Fundamental Neurotoxins/Dermal Fillers, 2023
  • ACLS certification- American Heart Association, 2022
  • TCRN- Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, 2022

Continuing Education Focus:

  • Injectable Courses 2023 – present
  • Medical Grade Skin Care 2023 – present
  • Laser Courses 2023 – present

 

Molly Hundley, BSN, RN

Molly Hundley, BSN, RNMolly joined our practice in 2008 after previous experience in Ambulatory Care, Critical Care and Private Practice environment. She has gained a wealth of experience in plastic surgery and medical skin care. Her warm and caring nature makes her a valuable part of our team educating our patients, preparing them and assisting the doctors in surgery.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 1995

Certifications:

  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Molly’s primary focus at Banis Plastic Surgery is working alongside our surgeons in all treatment room settings. She formerly educates and prepares our patient for treatment and surgery.

“I am so proud to be a part of such an experienced, warm and knowledgeable team that feels more like family than coworkers. I think this is clearly reflected in the way we make patients feel from the moment they walk through our doors! I enjoy the people I meet and the challenges, concerns, and desires that each patient brings. It is such a rewarding experience to be a part of guiding them through their plan of care, achieve their goals, and help feel confident about themselves.”

 

Blair Ruwe

Blair RuweBlair comes to us with over five years of experience in the Aesthetic Surgery Industry. Her vast experience with aesthetic skin assessments, lasers, aesthetic services including peels, HydraFacial™, and microneedling makes her a natural fit for our practice. As a seasoned patient care coordinator in aesthetic surgery, her knowledge in assisting patients along their aesthetic journey cultivates long- term relationships and support. We are absolutely thrilled to have Blair join our team.

“Being passionate about all things is my best asset. I love being able to educate patients from start to finish on their journey. Whether it is surgical, non-surgical or simply putting together a plan for our medical spa, I want to hold their hand the whole way. It is amazing seeing patients before and after, loving their newfound confidence.”

 

Lauren Walls

Lauren WallsLauren is an Aesthetic Cosmetologist passionate about skincare and beauty. Her journey started early, in 2005, when she started freelancing as a makeup artist right out of high school. After graduating and obtaining her Cosmetology license in 2014, she’s been dedicated to educating and assisting patients in achieving healthy, glowing skin. She offered skincare services independently before joining the front office team at Banis Plastic Surgery in early 2021. She has an endless quest for knowledge and firmly believes in the continual learning process within our ever-evolving industry. She’s thrilled to help individuals discover the wonders of medical-grade skincare products and procedures.

“My goal isn’t just transforming skin; it’s also to educate my patients and instill confidence while embracing the unique glow that lies within each of us. I’m here to be your guide on the path to vibrant, healthy skin. Let’s explore the esthetic world together and find the perfect regimen that suits your unique needs. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion with you!”

 

Blair Sweeney, MA

Blair Sweeney, MABlair joined our practice in 2024 as a medical assistant after having previous experience with allergists and in orthopedic care. She is a valuable asset to our team, as she helps prepare patients and assists the doctors during in-office procedures. Her energetic nature creates a welcoming environment for patients, as she is entering the world of aesthetics and plastic surgery.

“I am so thankful to be a part of such an exciting and loving team. To me, plastics and aesthetics is about rebuilding confidence and assisting in one’s comfortability in their own self-care journey. It is so rewarding that I get the opportunity to help educate and be a part of our patient’s journey. Being able to work alongside highly educated and very intelligent surgeons and colleagues has been so impressionable.”

 

Carin Kraus

Carin KrausCarin joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2017. Carin is a great asset to our team with over 15 years of skin care experience. She is able to educate our patients on skin care needs and opportunities. She also is a clinical assistant to our surgeons and clinical team helping the flow of our day.

Bachelor of Science in Communication: 1991

Continuing Education:

  • Medical Skin Care

“I am proud to say I work here. We care about each other as a team, which makes coming to work fun! Working here is about more than just “the face” and we certainly can enhance someone’s quality of life. When I come into the office, I know I am not going to have a sad day. Our patients typically come for happy reasons: to feel prettier and feel better about themselves. Any kind of surgery or procedure can make most people nervous. Now that I am working on the clinical side, I feel that I can help our patients feel more comfortable and that they are being cared for by the BEST hands possible!”

 

Holly Hill, CCA

Holly HillJoining us in 2021, Holly came with experience in nursing, pediatrics, internal medicine, and cosmetic dentistry. Holly provides insurance billing, coding, quoting, and surgery scheduling. Her knowledge and caring nature makes her a valuable asset to the practice.

“I love the position that I am in because I can build relationships with my patients and continually help them through the surgery process. My goal is to give our patients the best experience that they can have in hopes that they will return and refer their friends and family. Banis Plastic Surgery has the best surgeons and I’m proud to be a part of a team that help make such a huge impact in the lives of our patients.”

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