Carolina Facial Plastic Surgery

Meet Our Staff

facial injectable expert

Courtney Whitley, FNP-C

As a board-certified nurse practitioner, Courtney Whitley has 10 years of combined nursing and medical aesthetic experience. Since becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Courtney has devoted her practice to the aesthetic field. She has extensive training and experience in cosmetic injectables and lasers, and is a certified injector through Allergan and Galderma.

Additionally, Courtney has been extensive trained by double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. She has learn the most advanced technique including the needless injection with blunt tipped microcannulas. She has a keen eye and understands the art of facial injectables.

She is a native North Carolinian and was born and raised in Winston-Salem. She attended undergrad and graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received her B.S.N. in 2007 and her M.S.N. in 2013. She has called Charlotte home since 2007.

Courtney is an experienced and enthusiastic nurse practitioner that has a passion for the aesthetic industry. She wants her patients to look and feel the very best version of them self. In order to assure her patients are receiving the best care, she stays abreast of new technology, training and research.

When not at work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and their dog, reading, and all things outdoors.

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Terri Edson

Terri Edson is the medical aesthetician at Carolina Facial Plastics. Terri brings to our practice over 10 years of experience in the facial plastic and skincare industry. She understands the unique needs of each patient and will create a personalized treatment plan incorporating medical grade skin care for each patient. Terri has extensive training in the treatment of acne, aging skin, hyper pigmentation, fine lines, and rosacea. Terri offers treatments, such as, chemical peels, dermaplane treatments, and micro needling. She is also skilled in laser treatments.

She has a passion for skincare and for the people she treats. Terri and Dr. Kulbersh enjoy working closely together to come up with the best skincare regimen for their patients.

Terri often gives out her cell phone number to be available to patients. Anytime they need skincare, patients are encouraged to text her and she will mail it or leave it at the front desk to make it easy for them. Whatever you need, Terri can do!

Exceptional patient care is of the utmost importance and she is committed to creating a valuable connection with patients. While not a social media user, Terri strives to be your real-life support for healthy skin. She looks forward to meeting you!

Interested in scheduling an appointment with Terri? Contact us today by calling (704) 579-6721!

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Mischell Christmas, RN, BSN

Mischell Christmas RN, BSN has over 25 years’ experience in the field of nursing and medical aesthetics. In addition to her extensive education and professional experience, she is also a national trainer and serves on the faculty of Aesthetic Advancements Institute (AAI), an organization that provides individualized injection technique training to licensed medical professionals across the US and Canada. Mischell is an expert injector of dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport.

Mischell is a native of a small coastal town in Maine and graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has worked in major university hospitals in Washington, DC and was the Vice President of Operations for a number of exclusive medical spas. She has worked as a medical spa consultant in Chicago. She moved to Charlotte in 2006, working in management roles as well as providing aesthetic injections and treatments.

Mischell moved to Sydney, Australia in August 2018 to begin a new chapter in her life and gain international experience in her craft. She quickly obtained her Australian Nursing License and has been consulting with a number of Sydney-based facial aesthetic practices. Her many Charlotte-based patients, however, requested that she return regularly to the US, to continue to provide them with personalized care.

In a very unique display of loyalty to her existing US patient base, Mischell is now making the 20-hour trip from Australia to Charlotte several times a year, to continue to provide the personalized care her patients have come to expect.

When not working Mischell enjoys spending time with her partner and son in Sydney, exploring Australia, cooking, running, and reading.

anti aging treatment expert

Lisa Madar

Lisa is the patient care coordinator at Carolina Facial Plastics. With over 10 years of experience working in the field of plastic surgery, she understands the importance of ensuring our patients always have a personal contact at our boutique practice. As the patient care coordinator, Lisa ensures that all patients have a smooth and enjoyable experience before and after their treatment.

Lisa is originally from Chicago and has always had a passion for anti-aging treatments and facial rejuvenation procedures. After a successful career as a flight attendant, she decided to switch to a profession where she could help people look and feel their best. Since that decision, she has come to us after a successful 10 years at a well-known plastic surgery practice on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

At Carolina Facial Plastics, Lisa will be with you from your initial consultation through your post procedure care and is eager to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact her as her main priority is ensure our patient’s happiness and satisfaction.

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Heather Thorsen

Heather Thorsen is the Patient Concierge at Carolina Facial Plastics. Heather’s goal is to ensure patients have a wonderful experience from their initial phone call throughout their entire experience at the practice. She is available to answer all questions and concerns that patients may have. She takes pride in making patients feel welcome and comfortable. With a background in nuclear medicine and expertise in customer service, Heather joined our practice after specializing in the customer service industry for over 15 years. Heather grew up in a military family and has lived all over the United States in addition to Greece! She loves an adrenalin rush, which is evident in her past experiences, such as Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain and glacier climbing in Switzerland. She and our patient care coordinator, Lisa Madar, work closely together to ensure that Carolina Facial Plastics is the premier facial plastic surgery center. Heather looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.

plastic surgery technologist

Angela Wyland

Angela Wyland is a surgical technologist and medical assistant at Carolina Facial Plastics. She is originally from Minnesota and was fortunate to be trained at a surgical technician program at the Mayo Clinic. Angela has more than 28 years of operating room experience in all surgical areas, specializing in plastic surgery for the last five years. She has lived and worked in many states, including Minnesota, California, Hawaii and North Carolina. Angela will be with you throughout your surgical experience and will enhance the surgical journey for all of our patients at Carolina Facial Plastics. She will by the patient’s side starting at pre-procedure visits, assisting Dr. Kulbersh in the operating room, and helping patients during their recovery during all post-procedure visits.

Angela has lived in Charlotte with her husband and four children for 13 years. She enjoys traveling, reading a good book and cooking.

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