Patti Owens, business owner of AsetheticMed Consulting International LLC, provides consultation services in the areas of aesthetic and medical safety programs along with in-office management services. Her expertise in the theory and clinical aspects of aesthetic and medical-surgical safety, along with performance of a variety of laser and light based treatments, offers clients a national and international focus as to the present standards of practice in the cosmetic field.
She is presently a national consultant for a variety of laser companies and organizations including Rockwell Laser Industries and Cosmetic Bootcamp LLC for medical and aesthetic applications. She has been active in a variety of professional organizations and societies. Patti has been an active participant and lecturer with the DNA (Dermatology Nurses Association) and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). She has served as the past Safety and Nursing/Allied Health Board representative to American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) (2008-2011 and 2012-2016). In 2015 Patti became recertified as a (CNOR), Certified Nurse Operating Room. She received her recertification as a Certified Medical Laser Officer (CMLSO) in 2013. Patti also received her Continuing Education Providership accreditation from the state of California in 2015.
As an elected committee member on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) she contributed to Z136.1, .4 and .3 for the “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care.” Presently, she is serving as the secretary of the ANSI Z136 SSC3 committee during its revision process. She is also an active elected committee member on the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) TC 76- WG 4 and 12 standards committees for international laser safety. Last year, she was appointed to the International Standards Organization TC 94/SC 6/JWG 1 and IEC/TC 76/JWG 12 for “Requirements for Eye and Face Protection for Lasers.” Patti was elected into the World Wide Who’s Who as an active member in 2012.
Patti Owens is presently working with Dr. Mark Sofonio, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, as an aesthetic nurse in Rancho Mirage, California. Her previous employer for 13 years, Dr. James Brazil MD, Dermatologist, was located at the Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic in Olympia, Washington. Patti has managed the laser/aesthetic and marketing program while performing a variety of cosmetic and aesthetic laser procedures. Her expertise encompasses laser and energy based devices in treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, hair and tattoo removal, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. She is also well versed in facial injectables for volumization and wrinkle reduction. She has been a clinical investigator in the planning and initiation of various FDA studies.
Patti’s past employment includes 15 years as the Laser Manager at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Her responsibilities included program development and supervision of 13 laser systems, implementation of the laser perioperative role, development of an aesthetic laser in-house and mobile program, and enforcement of safety policies as the facility’s acting Laser Safety Officer. Patti Owens received her BSN from the University of Colorado in 1976 and graduated with her Master’s degree in Health Administration from Chapman University in 1996. Her co-authored book with Pamela Hill, Milady’s Aesthetician Series, Laser and Light Therapy , was published in 2009 by Cengage Learning.