Medical Skin Care Specialist
Camouflage Makeup Artist
Pre & Post Operative Care
Gina Thompson has nearly 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. Her journey began as a makeup artist and she has furthered her career by blending her artistic talents with the exciting world of plastic surgery. She has played a leading role in the growth and development of the skin care and Aesthetic programs for the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
“It’s hard to imagine that more than 16 years have passed since the chance encounter that brought Gina to our practice. Now it’s impossible to imagine the place without her, her talents and her dedicated expertise. She is a fabulous team member with a great vision and we consider her more of a colleague than an employee. She makes us and our patients better in many ways,” says Dr. Richard Beil.
Gina earned her certification in Medical Aesthetics and Paramedical Camouflage Therapy from the Advanced Aesthetics Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her Spa Management Certification from University of California, Irvine in 2012 and recently completed studies in Holistic Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Gina is an active member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and has been invited to lecture on the business of Medical Aesthetics at Aesthetic conferences around the country.
At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Gina works closely with the surgeons to establish pre and post-surgical skin care protocols that can enhance the benefits of cosmetic surgery. She believes in combination therapies for optimal results and that beautiful skin is possible at any age.
Her roles in the Aesthetic industry have included makeup artist, medical skin care specialist, marketing director, consultant, public speaker and health coach. “Investing in good quality skin care is the number one priority when it comes to aging gracefully. My skin looks youthful and healthy because of my commitment to a daily skin care regimen and I love sharing what I learn first hand with my loyal clients.”
“With Gina’s help, I have truly healthy, radiant, smooth skin. Gina believes in personalized skin treatments and I get one religiously every month. I’ve consulted with Gina for many years about skin care treatments, products and cosmetics and I look fabulous, thanks to her advice.”