06 Sep Meet the Instructors: Angela Coton, PA-C, MPAS
An experienced, effective instructor is vital to a medical aesthetic training course. We would like for you to get to know the team of MedAesthetics Training educators, and what they personally bring to our training courses. We would like to take this time to introduce you to our educators so you can get to know them better – before your training!
Angela Coton, PA-C, MPAS
Angela is a nationally board-certified and North Carolina state licensed Physician Assistant who has been practicing since January 2010. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2000. After 10+ years working in both the corporate business environment and managing a medical aesthetics spa, she realized her true gift was in patient care. She returned to East Carolina University in 2007 to pursue her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
After graduating from ECU in 2009, she relocated to the North Shore of Boston to study Facial Plastics and Otolaryngology with seven renowned surgeons. Her supervising physician Dr David Chrzanowski is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and she gained immense knowledge in facial anatomy and aesthetics in addition to skincare science. Angela’s background in facial plastics and the science of aging combined with her desire to make people feel good about themselves led her to pursue aesthetic medicine. Her favorite tools to improve patient’s natural beauty is through minimally invasive techniques of neuromodulators (Botox/ Dysport/Xeomin) and dermal fillers to prevent wrinkles and restore collagen loss. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and values the importance of educating her patients on the options that will allow them to be the most naturally vitalized and get the most for their money.
Question and Answer Session
What drew you to aesthetics and why is it your passion?
I’ve always been a big fan of symmetry and artistic endeavors and wanted the opportunity to incorporate my love of medicine and my love of art and aesthetics seemed like the perfect blend.
What is your favorite thing about instructing?
Absolutely love when people want to learn more about a practice that is not as easy as it may first appear. I love when you see the excitement and nervousness turn to a feeling of competency during our trainings. Nother better than watching an AHA moment.
What is your favorite injectable product?
Revanesse Versa is my favorite HA filler and Dysport is my favorite neuromodulator.
Is there a supply item that you HAVE to have?
Gauze, squeezy balls, and lots of isopropyl alcohol
What are your top 3 methods to minimize risk and optimize your patient results?
- Don’t assume you know all the risks-take a course to learn them!
- Be honest with patients and manage their expectations appropriately.
- Always treat your patient’s face like they are your mother’s or best friend’s face-tell them “No” when you don’t think something will look good on them.
If you could give one piece of advise to someone just starting in aesthetics, what would it be?
Always pursue continuing education and remember that every client’s face is your billboard…
What attendees have to say about Angela
Melicent Ramsey, RN – Tampa:
Instructor was very engaging and user-friendly style. Relaxed, but so much information!
Kristi Spencer, RN – Raleigh:
I enjoyed the lecture to hands-on ratio of learning. It was great that MedAesthetics Training provided the models and the product. Extremely knowledgeable instructor who made me feel comfortable the whole time. She answered all my questions. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to get into injectables. Looking forward to taking the advanced course.