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Ashley James (AJ) is the CEO and founder of DermAesthetic Consulting. and The National Medspa Training Institute. AJ opened her first clinic at the age of 23 and throughout the years, her vision has continued to evolve. She has founded several companies in a variety of industries during her career. With nearly 20 years of offering experience in the medical and aesthetic field, she has founded 4 award winning medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery clinics. In addition to her success as a medical spa and dermatology clinic owner, she is a mastermind sales consultant, published skin care author, aesthetic laser trainer and educator, social media influencer and experienced business consultant. After attending nursing school for three years before transferring and obtaining a BA in Business Marketing, she obtained her aesthetics diploma from the Professional Institute of Cosmetology in 2002, going on to earn a National Certification in Medical Aesthetics and Laser Technology in 2005. This level of training made her one of the first nationally certified laser technicians in the Midwest. With her level of education and proven success as a business owner, she began providing training for laser technology and business consulting to physicians and a variety of medical spas around the country in 2008.
As one of the first non-physicians to own a medical practice in the midwest, AJ has weathered the storms of starting and growing businesses to become 7-figure practices. As new technologies and treatments emerged and the medical aesthetic industry exploded, she was someone who was at the forefront of an ever changing industry for nearly two decades. She understands how to insulate businesses from hostile competition,, changing regulations and compliance for professionals while continuing to make a strong footprint within a primarily physician owned industry while continuing as a trusted leader & expert medical skin specialist to customers seeking aesthetic care.
As a woman who is a leader in her profession with extensive entrepreneurial experience owning and operating a variety of businesses, she has been recognized Nationally and was awarded " Business Woman of the Year " by the National Association of Professional Woman in 2016. Her dedication and hard work in developing a strong team has also resulted in over 24 Best of the Best Awards throughout her career that include Best Place for Skin, Best Place for Aesthetic Surgery, Best Local Product and Best Spa, Best Local Doctor. She was recognized in 2013 for "Business Woman Making a Difference" and has been featured in magazines such as Boomer Magazine, DSM Magazine and City-View while her Dermatology & Medical Spa clinic also earned the prestigious national title as a "Real Self Top Doctor." As DermAesthetics Founder she has a sincere passion for the skin care and cosmetic dermatology industry and an unsatisfied thirst for knowledge to ensure her student and business customers receive only the best.
In addition to her success as a business owner and medical aesthetician, her passion leads her to the co-creation of her very own skin care line. After nearly eight years of research, trial and error and development, her skin care line launched in the summer of 2017 and continues to grow as a product line. Less than a year after her product line launch, the products were featured in the British Vogue Magazine as one of the Top 20 Best Anti-Aging must haves. In September of 2018 her Skin Care Line became the official Skin Care Sponsor for the International Reality Tv Awards where AJ presented an Award for best Female in a Reality Series. In addition the entire line was provided in each celebrity grab bag during the event. In Jan of 2019, her skin care line was then featured on the Amazing Blog launching her Skin Care Line into overnight success in the UK. This success ultimately resulted in AJ selling her Dermatology Medspa to focus on her product line and DermAesthetic Consulting where she feels she can make a greater impact within the skin care industry as a whole and other up and coming aesthetic professionals and Medspa owners.
Dr. Lisa Jenks is the Co-Founder and Head Physician Trainer and Business Consultant at DermAesthetic Consulting. Dr. Lisa is an industry leader and nationally recognized for her work in the medical aesthetic field. Her career began as an emergency physician. later transitioning into the field of medical dermatology and aesthetics in 2006. In 2007 she founded her award winning medical spa facility that is now one of the largest and most successful medical spas in Colorado. Dr. Lisas' work has also earned her many prestigious awards including but not limited to being named one of Real Self Top American Doctors, Allergen's Top 500 injectors and Colorado's TOP 100 Woman in Business Award. In addition to these professional awards, her business has earned many additional awards such as the BBB Best Customer Service Award and Diamond Award for Medical Aesthetics along with a variety of local and community business awards in Colorado. As a trusted trainer for nearly fifteen years, Dr. Lisa has also provided injection and business training to many other physicians around the nation.
In addition to her extensive experience as a physician, trainer and business owner, in 2018 she was asked to join the Skin Inc. advisory board! The Skin Inc. Advisory Board serves as a sounding board to what is happening in the spa industry around the world. As a trusted industry veteran and member of the Skin Inc. Advisory Board, Dr. Lisa Jenks provides Skin Inc. editors with expert input on given topics, contributes to their thought leadership through articles and brings that thought leadership to life by presenting at Face & Body events nationwide. Dr. Lisa has also been a guest speaker on a variety of medical podcasts for her expertise in building multi million dollar entitles. Like her partner, AJ Dr. Lisa also developed and created her own skin care in order to provide trusted, medical-grade products to the thousands of patients with whom she has worked. DermAesthetic Consulting was founded on the substantial knowledge and experience our two founders possess and is dedicated to producing the highest quality training and Business consulting available anywhere.
Together AJ and Dr. Lisa offer widespread experience in the industry as business owners and as recognized aesthetic leaders which allow them to provide a larger circumference of care for training and education that isn’t offered elsewhere. No other consulting company offers the variety of consulting and training to business owners, physicians and other aesthetic professionals combined to. help owners and aesthetic providers solutions for success.
Dr. Lisa, AJ and the Team of Educators offer training and aesthetic certification courses through their sister company, THE NATIONAL MEDSPA TRAINING INSTITUTE. Classes are offered online and in person and can be scheduled to be provided in the privacy of your own home medspa.