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Kathy Kramer

Kathy Hodge Kramer

Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy

About Me

After 27 years of nursing in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine, Kathy’s interest turned towards aesthetics. In 2010, she switched careers and devoted her time to learning cosmetic injection and laser skills. In 2014, she earned her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification through the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

After seven years in the field, working at two of the premiere facial plastic surgery clinics in the Portland area, Kathy has developed a large, loyal clientele. She is a National Trainer for Nova Threads for the face and body and continues to treat patients at PNAA.

“I love working in the facial aesthetics field because it offers patients such a broad range of options from injectables, to laser treatments, to surgery. I enjoy working with clients to help them decide what combination of treatments will give them natural looking results and helping them develop a long-range treatment plan to maintain those results. However, teaching is my passion, from basic injectables to advanced techniques, I’m committed to turning out highly skilled providers.”

In her off time, Kathy enjoys traveling with her husband Dave and is also a RYT 200 certified yoga teacher.

About My Products and Services

Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy (PNAA) offers aesthetic injection courses for licensed medical professionals. There’s no better way to add to your level of expertise and expand your marketability in this rapidly growing field of medical aesthetics.

In our two day Basic Injectable Course, day 1 offers an overview of the history of neuro-toxin is followed by extensive classroom discussion of mechanism, efficacy, adverse reactions and treatment considerations of neuro-toxin injections. Instruction on patient assessment and injection techniques will be followed by hands on experience with models. A maximum five students per trainer allows for ample opportunity for students to practice on models as well as each other. Day two includes an introduction to the many different types of dermal fillers available in the US market and a demonstration of consultation techniques to determine the best course of treatment to maximize your patient’s overall results and satisfaction. Students will learn how to exam facial structures and discuss anatomical changes that occur as people age. Injection techniques, adverse reactions and solutions to common dermal filler issues will be covered prior to hands on practice with models and fellow students. Whether you’re starting an aesthetics practice full-time, beginning to inject part-time, or simply exploring your options, the training staff at PNAA can answer all your marketing, business structure, and legal questions to enable you to feel completely confident, and competent, as you embark on your new career. Representatives from the major aesthetic companies are often in attendance so you can set up your accounts and get started immediately.

This one day course for the medical aesthetics providers is intended as a compliment to any of our other courses or as a stand-alone. Adding essential skin care treatments to your existing practice is critical for patient retention. By focusing on chemical peels, micro-needling and IPL, this course enables the clinician to provide quality skin care treatment while maximizing the return on their investment. Included is didactic and hands on experience with models covering the basics of skin assessment, developing treatment plans, chemical peels, micro needling, IPL (laser hair removal and photo facials) and dermal planing. Basic injectable training is recommended prior to attendance, but is not required.

This eight hour course is uniquely designed to meet the injector’s specific needs. Students must be licensed professionals currently treating patients in an aesthetics practice. Classes take place at Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy or our highly skilled trainers can conduct training off site for multiple staff members or one on one private instruction. Please call for you customized quote.

Advanced Botox- Platysmal bands, Hyperhidrosis, TMJ, Migraine treatment
Filler injections using a micro-cannula device
Filler for mid-face volume
Filler in tear troughs
Filler in hands
Filler in the temple region
Filler in pre-jowl sulcus
Filler in mandibular area
Filler in fine lines (smoker’s lines, etc.)
MicroRenew (combining micro-tox with HA filler)
Nova Thread NEW!

My Contact Information

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Physical Address:  7820 NE Holman St., Suite B9,  Portland, OR 97218
Phone Number:   (503) 354-7120