By Ray Newton
An experienced Prescott acute care and family nurse practitioner has opened Tri-City Aesthetics and Wellness at 212 S. Montezuma St., Suite 1.
The purpose: To provide professional aesthetic services to clients who want to feel better and have more confidence in themselves.
Phil Schafer, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, CFRN, has been in the medical profession for 10 years. He is a certified Nurse Practitioner Aesthetic Injector, having earned that certification at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale. Schafer also has an undergraduate nursing degree from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.
He also has several years of experience as a flight nurse in the Valley of the Sun and then gained experience as a hospitalist nurse practitioner at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
Asked why he was opening the business, Schafer said, “I want to make a tangible difference in people’s lives and help them feel better and more confident. I love walking first-time clients through the processes and procedures to help them meet their needs in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment.”
The 34-year-old family man with three young children emphasized he would see clients by appointment only and initiate procedures only after a thorough and detailed consultation that revealed what the client wanted done. “I guarantee I will answer any questions clients might have before we proceed to injections. I am very honest with clients,” he said.
Schafer offers services that include Botox treatments and dermal fillers. Botox injections involve expertly injected Botox into specific muscles such as in foreheads, facial creases and frown lines and around the eyes. He said these treatments usually take two weeks to establish their full effect and can last up to three months.
Schafer also injects dermal fillers — a soft-tissue substance that helps fill in wrinkles and helps plump up lips, cheeks, laugh lines and wrinkles under the eyes. Dermal filler results can last anywhere from nine months to two years, contingent upon the location of the injection and the product used.
Costs for treatments such as Schafer provides vary, dependent upon the kind of service the client wants. “My consultations are free. I only charge for the procedures, and those charges are dependent upon what the client wants. I try to give them realistic information about the results they can expect. As I said, my objective is to help educate people and make sure they understand completely the risks, contraindications, and benefits of the procedures.”
For more information, call 928-515-3096 or visit www.Tricityaesthetics.com.