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Meet Dr Bullocks
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Dr. Bullocks is a Board Certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He now joins Dr. Downey as the co-creator of Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa. He creates inspiring changes in the lives of his patients to help them feel good about themselves and elevate confidence.
Dr. Downey is among the most trusted board-certified plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas. Her years of unparalleled experience, combined with an artful understanding of the human body, has enabled her to craft life-changing and beautiful results to countless patients around the world.
Meet the Staff at Houston Plastic Surgery
Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks as well as their talented staff are committed to providing you with customized treatment plans aimed at improving your quality of life. We strive for the highest level of satisfaction by providing education and options. We hope that our clients truly feel our commitment to safety, quality, compassion and respect. Here at Heights Plastic Surgery, you are treated like family.
Laura has been a practicing aesthetic provider since 2011 and a full-time board-certified aesthetic nurse injector since 2016. Prior to becoming a nurse injector Laura worked as an OR Scrub Nurse at a high-volume plastic surgery office in Houston, TX. Laura obtained her nursing degree Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in 2008. She receives regular continuing education and is a certified Master Injector through Allergan, Galderma and Revance. Laura is one of the few nurses in the area to have her CANS certification which requires extensive training, education, and years of experience to obtain. Laura is also a national GAIN trainer for Galderma, where she travels to other medical offices, training providers on the newest products and techniques.
Laura prides herself on taking her time with patients, building trust through personal relationships. She is committed to creating patient-specific treatment plants with the patient’s aesthetic goal as the primary focus. As a nurse injector, Laura combines her thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, her caring nature, and clinical expertise to achieve a natural, conservative results for her patients in a comfortable setting. She specializes in wrinkle reducers [Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Daxxify], biostimulators like Sculptra and Radiesse and advanced injectable filler technique including full facial balancing. Laura also has extensive knowledge of the ZO Skin Health and SkinCeuticals skincare products.
Follow Laura on Instagram to see more of her craft! @mackoaesthetics
Laura’s Favorite Treatment to Perform: Chin Augmentation also known as “Profile Balancing”
Laura’s Favorite Treatment to Receive: Sculptra
Laura’s Favorite Skincare Product: ZO Skin Health Illuminating AOX Serum
Laura’s schedule is open to see patients Tuesday – Friday. She is currently accepting new patients.
Drilona Ibraimi, BSN, RN – Nurse Injector
Dra has been a practicing aesthetic provider since 2020. Dra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL in 2018. Prior to working in aesthetics Dra worked in both the specials needs healthcare environment and pediatric ICU. She receives regular continuing education and is a certified Master Injector through Allergan, Galderma and Revance.
Her strong passion for the aesthetic industry is what brought her to obtain her certification in cosmetic injectables. Through extensive trainings from top plastic surgeons and injectors across the country, Dra ensures her patients are receiving the utmost safe and innovative aesthetic treatments. She is known for her attention to detail and natural-looking results. As a patient of Dra, one can expect a thorough consultation focused on patient driven goals and concerns, followed by high quality outcomes. She specializes in wrinkle reducers [Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Daxxify], injectable fillers including advanced technqiues like tear troughs, laser resurfacing, microneedling [SkinPen], microneedling with radio frequency [Vivace], fibroblast skin tightening [Plasma Pne] and hair restoration. Dra also has extensive knowledge of the ZO Skin Health and SkinCeuticals skincare products.
Follow Dra on Instagram to see more of her craft! @aesthetics_drilona
Dra’s Favorite Treatment to Perform: Chin Fillers for Facial Balancing and Plasma Pen
Dra’s Favorite Treatment to Receive: Dysport
Dra’s Favorite Skincare Product: ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish
Dra’s schedule is open to see patients Monday – Friday. She is currently accepting new patients.
Taylor has been a registered nurse for 3 years, and a full-time practicing aesthetic provider since early 2022. Taylor completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center in 2020. Prior to becoming an aesthetic nurse injector, Taylor worked at Houston Methodist Hospital, deepening her clinical knowledge in order to holistically care for her patients. Taylor is now a certified Master Injector by top aesthetic companies Allergan, Galderma & Revance. She receives regular continuing education to remain on the cutting edge of new innovations & research in aesthetic medicine. She has undergone multiple in-depth injection trainings with top injectors across the country.
Taylor’s strong passion for beauty & wellness, paired with her deep intrigue for facial anatomy, brought her to specialize in aesthetic nursing. Taylor is known for her thorough, patient-focused consultations and precise, individualized injection techniques. She prides herself in fostering a trusting relationship with her patients and creating natural yet transformative results using a conservative approach. Taylor is committed to collaborating with her patients in creating a customized treatment plan to reach one’s aesthetic goals, providing both immediate and long-term quality outcomes. Taylor specializes in wrinkle-relaxers (Dysport, Daxxify, Botox, Xeomin), Hyaluronic Acid fillers to balance & restore one’s facial features, biostimulators (Sculptra, PRP), and collagen-induction therapy (SkinPen microneedling, Vivace microneedling with radio-frequency). Taylor also has extensive knowledge on our medical-grade skincare products, ZO Skin Health and Alastin, which she believes to be foundational to a refreshed appearance.
Follow Taylor on Instagram to see more of her craft! @taylor.aestheticrn
Taylor’s favorite treatment to perform: Lip & Chin Filler to feminize & balance the lower face, or Cheek Filler for a youthful light reflection
Taylor’s favorite treatment to receive: Chin Filler
Taylor’s favorite skincare product: ZO Daily Power Defense
Taylor’s schedule is open to see patients on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays. She is currently accepting new patients.
Melissa Flanagan, Licensed Medical Aesthetician & Certified Laser Specialist
Melissa has been a practicing aesthetic provider since 2021. Melissa completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University in 2000. She graduated from the premier aesthetics program at the Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics in 2021. She receives regular continuing education and has extensive knowledge in medical-grade skin care treatments and products. Her specialties include Hydrafacials, chemical peels, and Skin Pen microneedling. Melissa truly cares about her patients and is passionate about helping them transform their skin for the better.
Follow Melissa on Instagram to see more of her craft! @estiebestiehtx
Melissa’s Favorite Treatment to Perform: SkinPen
Melissa’s Favorite Treatment to Receive: Vivace [Radio Frequency with MicroNeedling]
Melissa’s Favorite Skincare Product: ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum and ZO Skin Health Wrinkle & Texture Repair
Melissa’s schedule is open to see patients Monday – Friday. She is currently accepting new patients.
Megan Martell joined Studio Essex Medical Spa in 2023 as Operations Manager. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). Megan has over 11 years’ experience in aesthetic practice management and marketing. She has served on several advisory boards for leading aesthetic brands, as well as, served as Head Chair for the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons – Nurse Injector Program 3 years in a row. Outside of work Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She has played on a recreational sand volleyball team since 2016.
Cynthia is the manager of our AAAASF certified operating room facility – Upper Heights Surgery Center. Her credentials are elaborately immersed in a variety of modalities of the perioperative setting.
Cynthia brings greater than 20 years of experience in the operating room. She has designed and orchestrated the ultimate operative theater and recovery suites to complement the luxury atmosphere for aesthetic surgery. Upper Heights Surgery Center is compliant with and regulated by the standard of the most stringent surgery center regulatory agency – AAAASF.
Sirena is our patient care coordinator. She was born and raised in California. She started working in dermatology aesthetics in 2018 and then transitioned into facial plastics in Newport Beach. Since then, she has relocated to Houston to continue to grow in the field of aesthetics and plastic surgery. On her free time, Sirena enjoys time with her two boys and exploring her vibrant new city of Houston.
Maria is our Medical Assistant. She is a certified Phlebotomist and Laser Hair Technician. Maria has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. She has excellent time management skills and communication skills help her to assist every patient with a personalized approach. She is very excited to be a part of the Heights Plastic Surgery team!
Franshezca is our social media and marketing coordinator. She graduated with honors and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from the University of Houston. She brings over four years of customer service in the beauty industry and experience in social media analytics. Her attention to detail and dedication make her a perfect fit here at Heights Plastic Surgery. Make sure to follow all of our social media accounts to see more of what Franshezca has to offer!
Edrina serves as one of our dedicated front desk coordinators, bringing a wealth of qualifications to her role. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the esteemed University of St. Thomas and boasts a remarkable track record of over five years in the field of customer service. Her standout qualities include organizational skills and a genuine commitment to fostering strong interpersonal connections.
Allysa is one of our front desk coordinators that helps organize the front of the house and is our patients’ first point of contact. She has always been passionate about all thing’s beauty, aesthetics and fashion. She is continuously learning and is currently going back to school for nursing and medical aesthetics and is constantly striving to improve her skills. Allysa enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling to new places all over the globe, and trying new restaurants in Houston.
Julie received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has over six years of nursing experience in various fields such as oncology, surgical services, and the float pool. Julie is very thankful to transition into plastic surgery and is embracing her role as Perioperative Nurse.
Brittany received her Associate’s degree in Biology from San Jacinto College along with a degree in Surgical Technology. She is a licensed Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Brittany has over 10 years of experience in surgery including labor and delivery and neurosurgery.
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