Erin Gagne, FNP-C
Erin is a dedicated Nurse Practitioner with an extensive and unique background. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 2008 and moved to South Carolina from there. She worked for 8 years as a nurse in the Cardiothoracic ICU at the Medical University of South Carolina prior to pursuing her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
She graduated with her Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016. Since then she has worked in several different areas before finding her love for Aesthetics and Integrative Medicine. Her career journey has taken her from internal medicine, to physical medicine where she gained a vast experience working with PRP and Stem Cells. In 2017 she became certified as an Aesthetic Injector and continued to pursue her knowledge and growth in the area since. She also has a passion for integrative medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy, and believes the blend of the two is the recipe for true anti-aging medicine. She most recently completed a fellowship in Anti- Aging and Functional medicine through the American board of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M) and become board certified in 2019.
Erin’s goal is to help each patient feel their best inside and out. She loves being able to see the physical transformation in her clients when they are truly feeling their best. Her goal as an injector is to listen and work with your goals to help you step forward with confidence.
Meena Patel RN, BSN Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist & Advanced Certified Injector
Meena Patel, RN, BSN, CANS is an accomplished and dedicated Registered Nurse with extensive experience in the aesthetic field. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Indiana University and moved to Charlotte in 1996. She worked at CMC University before joining HKB Cosmetic Surgery in 1998. Meena’s experience at HKB includes peri-operative management, coordinating FDA clinical studies, administering conscious sedation, delivering patient care, and clinical decision-making. Qualified as an Advanced Certified Injector, Meena has been injecting neuromodulators and dermal fillers since 2004. She earned her certification from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has pursued additional training obtaining certifications in Conscious Sedation and is a qualified Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist.
In addition to working at HKB Cosmetic Surgery, Meena also educates and trains other Physicians, Nurses, and Physician’s Assistants in the art of injecting neuromodulators and dermal fillers for two different companies. Allergan, for Botox, Kybella, and Juvederm products in the past, and currently for Galderma, for Dysport, Sculptra, and Restylane products. She has become the top trainer in the Southeast and in the top 10 percent nationwide for 2017.
Meena is also a member of the American Association of Sedation Nurses and American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses where she has co-presented at their national conferences in 2009, 2013, and 2014.
Her professionalism, class, and high level of acumen provide each client with an exceptional experience. What Meena likes about her job is the autonomy it provides. She also finds pleasure in interacting with the patients she serves. The satisfaction of facilitating the physical transformation and improving a patient’s self-esteem is what she finds most fulfilling.
Alexis Riker, Patient Care Coordinator
Alexis has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery for the past 12 years and truly enjoys her role as a patient care coordinator because it allows her to work closely with our doctors and patients. Alexis is successful in her position because she loves interacting with people and helping them reach their aesthetic goals. Her knowledge and expertise help patients feel confident and safe about their decision to have plastic surgery. She takes great pleasure in sharing a patient’s journey, and she looks forward to witnessing their excitement at the end of the transformation.
When Alexis is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and their Cane Corso, Craig, reading, and traveling.
Jordan Hasty, Patient Care Coordinator
Jordan has been in the aesthetic industry for over 12 years and with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery since 2015. As patient care coordinator, she will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your visit as well as help bridge a positive and open relationship with our practice.Jordan believes that, by using advanced cosmetic injectables, surgery, and medical grade skincare solutions, patients can achieve their aesthetic goals and ensure that their aging process is both graceful and seamless.
Jordan takes care of herself by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and having preventative and corrective treatments such as Botox, laser hair removal, and laser skin rejuvenation.
Kim Pisciotta, Patient Care Coordinator
Kim has worked in the aesthetic industry for over 20 years and at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery for 3 years. As patient care coordinator she is dedicated to assisting our patients by providing an experience which empowers them to achieve their cosmetic goals. Her knowledge, compassion, and commitment to each patient is present throughout the entire surgical journey. Kim feels honored to be a part of our patient’s transformation, both physically and emotionally. Working to understand our patients’ diverse lifestyles and needs is paramount to her successful coordination of their care.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending quality time with her family, hiking, yoga, live music, and traveling.
Kathy Hawk, Medical Esthetician
Kathy is a Licensed Esthetician, graduated at the top of her class in 2005. She has been with Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Cosmetic Surgery for eight years. Throughout this time, she has advanced her skills in many procedures such as chemical peels, laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, body contouring, and more. She is committed to providing her patients with the best products and services.
Jennel Mitchell, Medical Esthetician
Jennel Mitchell has been an Aesthetician for 9 years, and has been in the aesthetics industry for 16+ years. Most of her experience has been alongside well-respected plastic surgeons in both Florida and North Carolina. Jennel is fulfilled by being an Aesthetician because with her background, she is able to treat a wide range of concerns, while also making sure her clients feel confident, relaxed, and happy. Her passion for skin care and attention to detail stands out with each unique case, and every service performed. She loves helping clients feel like the best version of themselves and looks forward to seeing you in the treatment room!
Outside of work Jennel enjoys traveling, learning, new adventures, yoga, and spending quality time with family & friends!