1. Someone who practices, or is highly skilled in a craft; an artisan
The term “Craftsmanship” is defined as, “Someone who practices, or is highly skilled in a craft; an artisan.” Whether you’re referring to aesthetic skin care, woodworking, fashion design, or any of a number of artistic fields, the term “Craftsman” or “Artisan” cannot be earned without a combination of experience, skill, expertise, and especially passion. Nor can it be achieved without an appreciation for the artistry involved in creating something of rare quality. Schedule your consultation today to experience the SKNCRAFT commitment to the art and science of skin care.
AUDRA VELLECA FNP
Audra is a Houston native and lifelong resident who is passionate about her commitment to patient-centric, quality healthcare. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, and is in her 13th year as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Currently Audra is pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing at University of Texas Medical Branch. Beyond her career in medicine, Audra’s interests include traveling, skiing, reading, and studying art. Audra Velleca and Sabrina Mercer have worked in close collaboration for more than five years, and have been closely acquainted for over a decade. They are both excited about their ongoing collaborative relationship at SKNCRAFT!
SABRINA MERCER RN, BSN, CANS
Sabrina opened Sabrina Mercer Skincare in 2007, and has since developed extensive experience in the field of medical aesthetics. Her commitment to the pursuit of excellence has led her to travel across the United States and Canada to train with some of the top aesthetic physicians and thought leaders in the world.
For example, in 2019 she received a rare invitation to train with Shino Bay Aguilera, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, at his Ft. Lauderdale, FL training center. Sabrina is also a frequent guest participant at Allergan’s exclusive “Masterclass” events, in which she’s been selected to assist world-renowned thought leaders in aesthetic medicine.
Currently, Sabrina is a paid trainer for Allergan Medical Institute, makers of Botox® Cosmetic and the Juvederm® family of dermal fillers, and has trained numerous physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s and RN’s on Allergan’s cosmetic injectable products.
She is also a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses (ASPSN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Texas Nurses Association (TNA), the Texas Aesthetic Nurse Coalition (TANC), and the National Association of Professional Women, and is currently pursuing her Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) degree.
Sabrina is a native Houstonian, and outside of aesthetics she enjoys spending time exploring this amazing city. She and her husband, along with their three Tibetan Spaniels, live close by her new SKNCRAFT location in the Houston Heights.
2019 – Sabrina was selected by Allergan to assist Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, Raj Chopra, MD
2018 – Sabrina was selected by Allergan to assist Koenraad De Boulle, MD, Dermatologist and Director of the private Aalst Dermatology Clinic in Belgium
2018 – Sabrina selected by Allergan to assist Mauricio de Maio, MD, Plastic Surgeon from Sao Paulo, Brazil and member of the Brazillian Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Perlman earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and M.D. degree from Brown University Medical School. He completed his surgical residencies at Baylor College of Medicine as well as fellowships in Hand Surgery and Microsurgery. Dr. Perlman’s extensive background in microsurgery allows him to perform a full range of reconstructive procedures involving the hand and breasts.
Recently, he returned from a conference for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and he has incorporated many of the new and proven techniques at his Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre practice in Northwest Houston.
Dr. Perlman is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which is the most prestigious society to which board-certified plastic surgeons can be elected. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Dr. Perlman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and The American Board of Surgery (ABS), and he has a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery.
The ABPS is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in the specialty of plastic surgery. ABPS-certified plastic surgeons are qualified to perform surgery on the face and all areas of the body. They complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including an accredited plastic surgery residency program.
Dr. Perlman is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, whose purpose is to address surgical problems associated with massive weight loss after gastric bypass, gastric banding, and dieting. Dr. Perlman has one of the largest practices in the Houston area.
In addition to having an extensive cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice, Dr. Perlman treats a significant number of hand injuries and related problems. He has served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and has been a consultant to Ben Taub Hospital in hand surgery.
Dr. Perlman is excited to begin offering his FaceTite™ procedure right here in our Houston Heights facility! FaceTite™ is a non-surgical, sub-dermal procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten loose skin around the face and jaw up to 36%. It’s able to deliver the same amazing results you get with a mini-facelift, but is minimally invasive. There is no surgery involved, so there are no stitches needed or residual scarring afterwards. Sabrina and Dr. Perlman have worked together for over 10 years, and she has seen some of his FaceTite™ results first-hand in some of her SKNCraft patients. Dr. Perlman is a leading provider of this procedure in the United States, so we are thrilled that he’ll be bringing this innovative non-surgical procedure to the Heights! Click here for more information about FaceTite™