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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:


  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Legal Nurse Consultant

Continuing Education Focus:

  • Medical Skin Care (2003 – present)
  • 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

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.

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 Dr. Banis in surgery.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 1995


  • Legal Nurse Consultant

Continuing Education Focus:

  • Medical Skincare
  • Member of the SPSSCS

Michelle Welch, BSN, RN

Michelle Welch, BSN, RN
Michelle comes to us from a prestigious plastic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetic center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her impressive experience includes her expertise in CoolSculpting ™ – where she was part of the training team that teaches internationally for Zeltiq as a Certified Trainer. Michelle’s assessment skills and delivery of the CoolSculpting technique is truly superior as she develops a customized treatment plan for each of her patients. She is a seasoned nurse injector where it is her ultimate goal to assist each client to rediscover and maintain a natural, healthy and youthful appearance making her a perfect fit for the Joseph Banis Plastic Surgery team.

Leslie Harris, BSN

Leslie Harris, BSN
Leslie has been with Dr.Banis Plastic Surgery for 10 years. She assists Dr.Banis by guiding and educating our surgical patients through their treatment plan and assists him in surgery. She is an advocate for our patients and makes sure that they have answers to all their questions.

Kelly Isaacs, Licensed Esthetician

Kelly Isaacs, Licensed Esthetician
Kelly comes to Banis Plastic Surgery with over 9 years of experience in the skin care industry as a Licensed Esthetician. Her natural people skills and caring way provides her a great ability to assist clients on their journey to healthy and beautiful skin. One of Kelly’s specialties is customizing a personalized skin care plan through products and skin care procedures best suited for everyone that she spends time within our practice.

“I love working with clients and having the ability to truly make a difference in their skin with the products and services I recommend for them. It is not just making their skin look better but healthier as well. Having a team of nurses and surgeons to work along side of, allows me the ability to support our clients achieve the best outcomes possible and reaching their optimal goals”.

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