Kelly Wala, RN BSN
Kelly Wala is a Registered Nurse with a Baccalaureate Degree of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. The initial 10 years of her nursing career focused on cardiothoracic nursing where she worked in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit in Lexington, Kentucky. After 8 years of cardiac critical care experience, she became a certified cardiovascular nurse specialist and worked as a physician extender alongside one of the top cardiovascular surgeons. She was also involved with Edwards’ Life Sciences in research with porcine heart valves and with St. Jude, Medtronic and Guidant in electrophysiology research studies.
In 2004, Kelly re-focused her education and experience to develop her practice as an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She joined Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery to provide a full complement of non-surgical aesthetic services such as facial injectables, laser and light therapy, body contouring, and skin care.
As an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Kelly recognizes the value of specialty training. Her devotion to ongoing education led to Kelly’s current involvement as a clinical instructor with Aesthetic Advancements, Inc., a national resource for clinical instruction on nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, such as neurotoxins, dermal fillers, lasers and skin care. AAI offers group instruction to physicians and physician extenders across the country. These courses provide Category 1 CME and CE credit to the practitioner after completion of the course.
Kelly is on the Allergan Advisory Board and serves an Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetic ACE speaker. She is a national trainer with companies including Allergan (Botox, Juvederm, Voluma), Medicis (Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport), Merz (Radiesse, Belotero), StrataMed, CME Scholar, and IntraMed Educational Group. Kelly is also a member of the ColoreScience Advisory Board where she provides expert advice on product development. She also serves as the Laser Safety Officer for Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. In 2017, she was recognized as a “RealSelf Most Loved Injector”.
Kelly is one of the first 100 practitioners nationally to become certified in the Medical Esthetic Field, giving her the title Medical Esthetic Professional-Certified (MEP-C). The American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professional (AAMEP) promotes the highest standard of practice in medical esthetic nursing and enhances professional growth through education and certification, scientific inquiry and research.
Kelly is a member of the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, the National Association of Professional Women, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Texas Board of Nursing. She sees patients at our Westlake location.
Patient Testimonials For Kelly Wala
- “Kelly always does a great job. I have recommended her to my friends.” — Julie S. (October 9, 2018)
- “Kelly is awesome!! Love her.” — Kim R. (November 5, 2018)
- “Ms. Kelly Wala did a really outstanding job. Very good nurse. Professional, courteous, kind.” — Omar R. (October 9, 2018)
- “My visit was was fantastic!” — Joan B. (June 24, 2018)
- “Kelly is extremely professional and talented.” — Robert B. (March 29, 2018)
- “I was very pleased with the entire experience. Kelly and assistant were happy to answer all of my questions. I did not feel rushed and I appreciate that they did not try to add on or suggest additional services or treatments.” — Heather B. (March 6, 2018)
- “It is a pleasure to interact with Kelly as she always makes time to listen and address my concerns. Her eye for detail and expertise, in both product knowledge and injection technique, have resulted in very remarkable, yet natural rejuvenation goals. Her nurse assistant is very thorough and makes me feel comfortable as well. They make an effective team!” — K.D.G. (November 15, 2017)
- “Such a great professional staff… from the front office ladies to the assistant to fabulous Nurse Kelly Wala… a class act!” — Connie P. (October 25, 2017)
- “Kelly is top notch, very talented!” — Alics L. (October 19, 2017)
- “Kelly is so awesome! She has helped me with a number of things and I really appreciate it!” — Juli E. (July 31, 2017)
- “Kelly Wala does wonderful work. I have a location much closer to where I live but I go to the Westlake location because I trust her!” — M.W. (June 10, 2017)
- “Been going to Kelly for years. She is super professional and attentive. Her skills are exemplary. Really like Kristi (her medical assistant) too. She is very pleasant and helps answer all my questions. Ladies at front desk are very pleasant.” — Martha L. (May 19, 2017)
- “This was my first visit to the Westlake office and it was by far one of the best experiences I have had with medical staff. Kelly is friendly, knowledgeable and very patient. She answered all my questions thoroughly. Thank you for making it such a great experience!!” — Maria C. (May 2, 2017)
- “Kelly Wala does beautiful work and is fun and friendly. If I could afford it, I would come more! Ha!” — Mary C. (February 24, 2017)
- “Everyone is professional, discreet, welcoming. Kelly makes you feel important, assured and let’s you know what to expect. Great follow up and information.” — Mary C. (January 31, 2017)
- “Everything was very positive and professional. Kelly has always been extremely kind and considerate of what I’m looking for. She’s skillful and I feel very secure in her hands.” — Jill P. (December 30, 2016)
- “Kelly is always so friendly and makes me feel that she truly cares. She takes the time to ask questions, listen and repeat back to me my procedure goals and what out come to expect. The front desk and medical assistant staff are very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. Since I am on a tight budget, I do appreciate the Botox specials very much! Thank you Westlake Dermatology for making me feel special and beautiful!” — Robin B. (December 2, 2016)
- “None… everyone was wonderful, especially Kelly. I drive from Port A just to see her… she is amazing.” — Stephanie K. (November 17, 2016)
- “The staff at Westlake Dermatology is always so friendly and helpful. A pleasurable experience every visit.” — John D. (September 26, 2016)
- “Kelly is so talented and helpful.” — Alice L. (February 23, 2016)
- “Kelly is such an amazing professional. She makes me feel so comfortable. I totally trust her advice on injectables. She is a true artist!” — Emily C. (January 22, 2016)
- “Comfortable, caring, smiling, friendly, state of the art machines, professional” — Mary C. (January 14, 2016)
- “I love Westlake. I would recommend it to everyone in Austin.” — Bonnie L. (December 15, 2015)
- “Kelly is wonderful. I trust her completely with the decisions she and I make.” — Stephanie K. (July 10, 2015)
- “Had a great experience. Thank you.” — Deborah W. (July 1, 2015)
- “RN Kelly is efficient and does a great job with my Botox.” — Cindy B. (February 17, 2015)
- “After first visit you will never want to go anywhere else. Everyone was nice, professional and helpful. The facility is GORGEOUS! Kelly is amazing! I love my results and I’m so glad I chose Westlake Dermatology!!!” — Sherry G. (January 31, 2015)
- “Everyone is so professional, kind, and timely. A well oiled machine!!” — Susanne B. (January 30, 2015)
- “Very professional, Kelly is excellent at what she does.” — David R. (January 11, 2015)
- “I am so happy with Kelly…..so professional and more importantly, knows exactly what she’s doing….a master of her craft!!” — Jill P. (September 25, 2014)
- “I adore Kelly and would recommend her to anyone….” — Mary Kay H. (April 24, 2014)
- “Kelly is knowledgeable, skilled, and insightful. It is truly a pleasure to be her patient.” — Laura B. (March 21, 2014)
- “This location is very helpful and pleasant. I have been getting services for the last couple of years and would highly recommend Kelly. She is wonderful. She takes the time to answer questions and has always been transparent about what to expect with the services I have requested.” — Melinda W. (December 7, 2013)
- “The staff is very nice and Kelly was wonderful doing my Botox.” — Mary Kay H. (September 18, 2013)
- “Absolutely love Kelly Wala! I have been a loyal patient of hers for 8 years. She is incredibly charismatic, professional, knowledgeable and great at her job. I will be a patient of hers for life.” — Laura H. (September 5, 2013)
- “Every person involved in my appointment was extremely nice.” — Stephanie K. (January 30, 2013)
- “Kelly Wala has an incredible combination of technique, artistry and bedside manner. My experience today, as in previous appointments with her, was excellent. I appreciate the time Kelly takes to answer questions and listen to concerns. More importantly, she took proactive steps to minimize bruising, which I am prone to. Although Westlake Dermatology isn’t the cheapest in my area, the excellent care, superior service and beautiful results are well worth the expense.” — Amelia C. (January 15, 2013)
- “Kelly Wala is amazing! i have been a patient of hers for over 5 years. She is an expert at everything she does. She is professional but at the same time she makes you feel at ease. She is quick with her injections & makes them a breeze! Kelly answers all my questions & I completely trust her advice.” — Devona P. (October 25, 2012)
- “Kelly Wala is highly skilled as dermatological nurse. She knows exactly what injectables you need to improve your appearance, especially for anti-aging, and exactly where to place them and how much to use. I just had my 25 year anniversary at work, and at the dinner, many of the exec wives asked me my secret for looking so young! It was really nice to see how your services have slowed the aging process in my face!” — Traci C. (September 24, 2012)
- “Kelly is awesome!” — Martha L. (September 22, 2012)
- “Super, excellent job!!!!” — Alina R.
- “It was a great experience and appreciate the wonderful new products like Shinso. Everyone I met with was very good at explaining what was going to happen, the process, and what to expect. Thank you.” — Barbara B.
- “Kelly is such a great conversationalist that you don’t even feel the needle during Botox injections. I am so pleased with the results.” — Cindy B.
- “I love, love Kelly! She has always given me advice on what is needed to make me look my best.” — S S.
- “Kelly is outstanding!!” — Donna N.
- “Kelly was great and made me feel very comfortable.” — Lorena R.
- “Kelly was fantastic. Very friendly and professional. I highly recommend her.” — Karen J.