A Beautiful Investment…in You!
Biography of Cindy Nickel RN
At a young age Cindy’s artistic ability was expressed through oil painting. As time went on, her artistic passion remained—but the canvas changed. Since graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor in Science and a major in nursing, Cindy has focused her work in the realm of cosmetic enhancement. Cindy has been an integral part of the renowned Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery team in Dallas, TX, for twelve years. She provides Botox®, dermal fillers, sclerotherapy and permanent cosmetic makeup. Cindy practices in Edmond, Oklahoma with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary Hill. “Aesthetic medicine is the perfect match for my skill set,” Cindy says. “Fillers and injectables demand not only a thorough knowledge of anatomy, but a true sense of artistry. I’ve always been fascinated by both the clinical and creative aspects of facial rejuvenation.” Cindy offers patients the very latest in products and application techniques because of her commitment to ongoing education. She has completed over 60 advanced courses in injectable training since 2001. Cindy has the distinction of being a certified instructor for Allergan – the manufacturer of Botox® and Juvéderm™. She instructs other practitioners interested in growing their injectable practice the nuances associated with non-invasive rejuvenation.
Cindy’s other passion is the practice of permanent cosmetic makeup. Contrary to other practitioners and salons, Cindy works hard to put the two biggest patient fears to rest; pain and an unnatural result. “Almost without exception a patient’s biggest concern is pain because of stories from others. The good news is it does not have to hurt” explains Cindy. As a nurse, Cindy uses medicine to make the experience comfortable with less downtime. Cindy says, “Permanent makeup should never be obvious. A great result means it’s soft, natural and pretty, not applied. My philosophy is the same regarding Botox® and dermal fillers which can be overdone. I take my time and create very subtle changes using a conservative approach. No huge lips or frozen expressions. My practice is almost exclusively referral based. I’m fortunate to have built a sense of loyalty among my patients. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than earning a high level of trust with patients.”