Get To Know Medical Aesthetics Expert Dr. Laura Purdy

Dr. Laura Purdy is a board-certified family medicine physician who served in the United States Army for 14 years. She has worked throughout the medical field in both Outpatient and Inpatient capacities. She developed a love for aesthetics through her experience as a virtual health executive, helping patients reverse the signs of aging through prescription topical care. Evolving this practice into a state-of-the-art medical spa was a natural next step. Dr. Purdy is passionate about helping patients reveal their true and best, most beautiful selves aesthetically. She is a certified Injector with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc., and the American Medical Spa Association. Get to know Dr. Laura Purdy in this introductory Q & A. 

My greatest achievement:

Taking my love for aesthetics and evolving into a state-of-the-art medical spa where I can continue to help patients reveal their true and best, most beautiful selves aesthetically.

What is the future of your field?

The aesthetics industry will continue to develop at the rate that new technology becomes available. The most modern technologies are able to reverse the signs of aging with less downtime, faster and longer-lasting results. There are so many options for patients now, more so than over the last 10 years. I am grateful that we have such a wide range of options to suit every patient’s needs and budget.

The biggest misconception about my field is...

Many patients come to the medspa with a preconceived notion that aesthetic procedures will leave them looking fake, unreal, or not like themselves anymore. In reality, we have the ability to provide subtle or dramatic changes for patients. Most people do not leave anesthetics procedure, especially if the clinician is skilled and attentive to their needs, feeling anything less than the best and most beautiful version of themselves.

My most requested procedures:

Radiofrequency microneedling and the Subnovii Nonsurgical facelift are our two most requested procedures. These are both technologically highly advanced, reasonably priced, and have outstanding results.

What are you best known for?

We are best known for being empathetic and compassionately attentive to our patient's needs. We do not tell patients what we think they need to have done to their aesthetic, but rather we listen for what areas they would like to work on and then present them with a range of options that would address the areas or concerns that they have. Unlike our competitors, we never tried to sell procedures, but rather we put packages together that are tailored to the individual client's needs and desires.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

Our most memorable patient reaction was a woman who had a Cinderella laser facial. This is the lightest and least invasive laser facial that we have available, and there is no downtime. She was heading out of town for a family holiday event, and she messaged us immediately after the event excitedly proclaiming that everyone wanted to know what she had done to her face, and they thought that she looked so beautiful. She said that she would refer everyone to us if they didn’t leave out of town! Those are the types of encounters that are at the heart of our business and we love to be able to positively impact our patients in this way.

What sets my practice apart?

At Metamorphosis Aesthetics, the patient is the center and heart of our business. From the pleasant but approachable ambiance to the friendly and welcoming staff, to our schedule flexibility and our wide range of services, we have the patient's best interests and desires at heart. Our desire is not to mass-produce magazine cover supermodels, but rather to help the average individual optimize their inner beauty in whatever way they defined it, and reveal their true selves.

What I love most about my profession:

I love getting to know patients and hear about their lives, their goals, their families, and how we may be able to help them. It is a very special relationship, As patients are willing to share their hearts with us and speak candidly about the areas in which they may like to improve aesthetically. I love that we have the opportunity to make such a meaningful impact on a personal level to so many people.

Career-defining procedure?

The Subnovii plasma pen is the highest quality nonsurgical facelift that I have been able to identify. To my knowledge, there are only a few of these devices in the Nashville region, and this procedure is best done on patients who are considering having a surgical facelift but may be intimidated by the definitiveness of this procedure. The plasma pen does not scar, and it can be used on any area of the face, neck, and upper chest, to tighten and reverse the signs of aging. This is a revolutionary procedure that produces unparalleled results, and it is an honor to be able to offer this at our facility.

New services I am excited to offer...

Our radio frequency micro-needling device recently won FDA clearance for two new handpieces. One is a deeper radiofrequency micro-needling, and the other is a more precise radiofrequency micro-needling. This is one of our most popular services, and now we will be able to offer it on additional areas of the body, in more delicate areas, and in a more precise way. I am very excited about offering these new services to our patients.

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