Our nurse practitioner, Anita Gardner, combines science and her own artistic skills beautifully. She has proven to be an extremely skilled and knowledgeable nurse practitioner. Anita has accumulated more than 30 years experience in the fields of plastic and general surgery, facial aesthetics, and hormonal optimization. After graduating from nursing school in San Francisco, CA, she completed a postgraduate program at Stanford University in operating room techniques. She continued her education by earning multiple advanced certifications in areas such as BOTOX® applications, dermal filler injections, the patented ArqueDerma l technique, and intravenous nutritional therapy. She is currently a member of many professional organizations including the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Dermatology DermCare Team, and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.
With a passion for people, Anita made the transition to an aesthetic nurse practitioner after seeing the positive impact these treatments have on the lives of her patients. Anita says, "Patients leave our office with an improved outlook on life, feeling happier, and with greater self-confidence." Anita was recruited and personally trained by Dr. Zein Obagi. Her service-oriented philosophy combined with her compassion and professional integrity make her a welcomed addition to our team at the ZO Skin Centre® in Beverly Hills, CA.