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The Team

Who We Are

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Dr. Dale Schaefer

DALE SCHAEFER, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dale Schaefer is an owner and practicing physician in general Dermatology at Austin Dermcare since 1987, and Devenir Aesthetics since 2002. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with highest honors in 1980 with a BA in Biology. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine with honors in 1987. Texas Monthly has named him a “Super Doc” every year from 2004 through 2022.

Dr. Schaefer has been very active in medical teaching, and in 2009 the University of Texas Medical Branch named him a “Top Doc” for teaching excellence. Dr. Schaefer has been Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 1987.

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IZABELA SIKORA

Proprietor 

Izabela is the new and proud owner of Devenir Aesthetics, a luxury spa located in Austin, TX. She is a passionate advocate for self-care and believes that everyone deserves to feel and look their best. Izabela has been in the spa industry for over 10 years, and she has a wealth of experience in all aspects of medical spa operations. She is also very well-known and connected in the industry and will find the best solution for your needs. 

She is committed to providing her clients with the highest quality services with top-of-the-line technology in a relaxing and luxurious environment. She believes in the importance of feeling and looking amazing and she strives to create an atmosphere where her clients can relax and rejuvenate with FDA-approved products of the highest quality as well as her incredibly talented and experienced team. 

Izabela is also a strong supporter of the local community. She is a member and a frequent volunteer at local charities and organizations. She is a dedicated and passionate businesswoman who is committed to making a difference in the lives of her clients and the community. She is a role model for women everywhere, and she is an inspiration to all who know her.

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Jennifer Jacques MSN

JENNIFER JACQUES

NURSE PRACTITIONER

FNP-C

Jennifer is a native of Kansas. Her first degree from Kansas State University was in Spanish Language and Literature. She then went on to study nursing at Fort Hays State University in Western Kansas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After moving to Kansas City, she began practicing as a registered nurse in the neurology department. In 2014, she relocated to Texas, living in Dallas for a few years before returning to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. After completing the Family Nurse Practitioner program at UT, she spent a few months working as an intern for Dr. Schaefer in his dermatology practice. Here she also learned the basics of aesthetic medicine.

She approaches aesthetics not only as a medical specialty, but as an art. Each patient is approached as a unique individual and her goal is to make her patients look like the best version of themselves. Her intention is to create a space for her patients to feel safe and understood and to include her patients in their skincare or aesthetic plan.

Jennifer believes in maintaining a continued education throughout her professional journey. It is important to her to stay up-to-date on the latest products and techniques in the industry. She approaches aesthetics with a growth mindset and enjoys the learning process.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her 4-year-old Doberman, traveling, watching NFL games, (particularly the Kansas City Chiefs), cooking new recipes, trying new restaurants with friends, reading, lifting weights, or taking a good nap.

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BRITTANY CANTU

Licensed Medical Aesthetician/ Laser Safety Officer

Brittany attended Atelier Esthetique, a prestigious French Institute in New York, NY, studying Holistic Skincare. For the past 18 years, she has accelerated from the spa world into Medical Skin Care and Aesthetics. Her treatment specialties include cosmetic injections such as Botox, Dysport, and various types of dermal fillers.

With her artistic eye and perfectionist touch, she goes above and beyond to give the results her patients are seeking. Her passion for treating patients always begins from the inside out. She changes the lives of many through skilled machine treatments such as IPL Photo Facials, multiple laser treatments, microneedling and so much more.

Brittany has a passion for treating skin and educating her patients about their specific skin needs and concerns. As a Licensed Esthetic Instructor in the state of Texas, she also shares her expertise with estheticians across the Austin area. With over 18 years of hands-on skin experience, she uses every tool in her tool belt to make you feel like the “Best Possible You.” Finding the right treatment and products for you is just a consult away!

In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband of 15 years and two wonderful kids. She is a proud mom to her 14-year-old daughter, who plays Softball, and to her 10-year-old son, who plays Golf. When she’s lucky she gets to head to the track to auto race! Devenir Aesthetics is honored to have her lead our team.

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ALISSA SAENZ

Licensed Medical Aesthetician / Cosmetic Injection Specialist

Alissa was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She moved to Austin in 1979 and attended St. Edwards University. Prior to her career in aesthetics, which she began in 2001, she directed a transitional housing program for homeless families.

Alissa helped launch Botox in Austin in 2003 and has taken advanced level aesthetic classes with world renowned industry leaders in cosmetic injectables, IPL and Lasers. She continues her training journey with a philosophy that you can always expand your knowledge. She has also trained doctors and other providers in all levels of aesthetic procedures. Her treatment philosophy is based on an individualized approach and she favors a natural appearance. Alissa’s favorite part about her job is helping people feel better about themselves, inside and out, whether it’s treating people with traumatic scars or helping someone with preventative and corrective cosmetic procedures.

She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her 2 grandsons. Her hobbies include taking ballet, reading, cooking, travel, art, history, learning something new and watching sports—especially the New Orleans Saints and the San Antonio Spurs!

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ASHTON SHAWVER

Patient Coordinator

Ashton is a highly skilled and dedicated Patient Coordinator, leveraging a diverse background in the entertainment, medical, and beauty industries to provide exceptional patient care and support. Having previously worked as a hairstylist in the entertainment industry, he possesses an innate understanding of the transformative power of beauty and self-expression.

 

Before joining Devenir, he most recently spent time as an entertainer, captivating audiences on the Las Vegas strip. This background has instilled in him the ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. He understands the importance of building trust and rapport with patients, making them feel comfortable and confident throughout their journey at Devenir Aesthetics. Furthermore, he brings extensive experience as a medical billing specialist, ensuring seamless administrative processes and efficient coordination of patient services.

 

As a Patient Coordinator, Ashton is committed to delivering exceptional service, fostering a warm and welcoming environment, and ensuring that each patient's experience is nothing short of extraordinary

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OSCAR BABB

Meet Oscar Babb, the creative force and strategic mind driving the success of our marketing, design, and branding initiatives. As the visionary in charge, Oscar brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for innovation, transforming our brand into a captivating and memorable experience.

As the driving force behind our visual identity and market presence, Oscar plays a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of our brand. We look forward to continued success under his leadership and are grateful for the dynamic energy he brings to our organization.

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ELAINA KNIGHT

Patient Coordinator

Before joining our Medspa team, Elaina lent her talents to a series of startups. Here, she acquired a wealth of experience in building customer relationships, managing new patient onboarding, and streamlining operations. Her adeptness at creating efficient systems and her knack for fostering a welcoming atmosphere for new patients make her a valuable asset to our team.

 

Elaina's passion for customer service, coupled with her financial acumen, ensures that our patients receive the best care and experience from the moment they step into our Medspa. With a warm smile and a professional demeanor, Elaina is the person that makes new patients feel right at home.

 

When she’s not here, you’ll likely find her out on the trails or with her pup, Mabel. 

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