Meet Our Staff
Kyle Graber, RN, LE, CLT
Registered Nurse, Licensed Esthetician, Certified Laser Technician
Kyle is a registered nurse who has brought exceptional experience to the aesthetics industry since 1999 and a wealth of knowledge to AZ Oculoplastic Specialists.
After numerous years in hospital nursing (ICU, ER, Ortho, Rehab), Kyle added an aesthetic license to her nursing credentials in 1998. She followed that with certifications in Neuromodulators (wrinkle relaxers), Dermal Fillers, Sclerotherapy, Mesotherapy, Ulthera and Laser Hair Removal/Skin Rejuvenation before earning certification in Medical Aesthetics in 2006. Since then she has added certifications in Silhouette Instalift, PDO threads, ThermiVA, Microneedling, and Hydrafacial procedures.
Kyle has been training other physicians and nurse injectors nationally in the science and artistry of fillers and neurotoxins – with Esthetic Skin Institute, Merz North America, Galderma, Allergan and Suneva since 2005. Considered an advanced or “master” injector, she is one of a handful chosen to the national team of clinical educators for Silhouette Instalift and remains in high demand as an independent trainer due to her skill as both an educator and injector.
Kyle’s expertise is based upon her knowledge of anatomy, her creative and artistic eye, a gentle touch, and passion for natural enhancement. She takes time to collaborate closely with her patients to provide the best possible aesthetic outcomes so that they look younger and refreshed. That honesty, passion and commitment to providing safe and effective treatments has enabled her to establish and value many long-term relationships with both the patients who’ve entrusted her with their care and those to whom she’s provided education to over the years. To remain current on new technology and techniques to benefit her patients, Kyle attends several conferences and training opportunities every year as she feels there is always something to learn.
Kyle works closely with Dr. Ghafouri and shares his commitment to providing our patients with excellent care and beautiful outcomes. It is important to her that each patient is fully educated on available treatment options and together determine a plan for their desired outcome.
Kimberly Leavitt, LE, CLT
Kimberly Leavitt is a board certified Medical Aesthetician and licensed Medical Laser Technician. She has worked in the medical aesthetics and laser industry since 1998. She received her degree at National Aesthetics Institute of Scottsdale. Since graduation she has taken numerous advanced training courses to stay on the forefront of her profession mastering the latest techniques in skin care and laser technology.
Kim has extensive knowledge and experience with many types of lights and lasers treatments. Being the first aesthetician in Arizona to perform laser skin resurfacing, she has helped to improve and build confidence in all of her patients. Her expertise, years of experience will ensure the best and safest treat options available in the industry.
Kim has received advanced skin care certificates from Obagi, ZO, Jan Marini, Skinceuticles and PCA. She has in-depth knowledge of medical grade skin care products. At our Medical Spa we will create a custom regiment based on patients individual needs, no matter what skin type or condition. We specialize in all skin types, including rosacea, acne, melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Kim excels in other non-invasive anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, hydrofacial, micro-needling with PRP, and photofacial. She uses these techniques along with her armamentarium of skin care products to reverse the signs of aging and maintain a refreshed and youthful skin. At our facial rejuvenation center we are committed to educate our patients about the uniqueness of each treatment and product which is tailored to our clients specific needs.
Kimberly is also a wonderful makeup artist. She is certified in Softtap, and 3DHD Brows specializing in “natural stroke,” 3DHD and Microblading techniques. She understands the importance and desire of looking and feeling your absolute best.
Kim works closely with Dr. Ghafouri and joins him in his commitment to providing patients with excellent care. Her warm, caring personality, genuine smile, and years of training will ensure that the time spent will be enjoyable, informative and your skin will thank you!
Sara joined Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists in January of 2021. Although Sara is the newest addition to AOS, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in laser therapies, non-invasive aesthetic procedures and medical grade skin care. Originally from the Midwest, Sara has been practicing aesthetics for nearly 15 years. Her passion for skin is deeply rooted from childhood as she watched her close family friend battle acne. Sara too, experienced skin challenges in her late teens and again in her mid twenties. It is these experiences that shaped her as a provider and ignited her desire for providing individualized coaching for skin health. Sara gravitated towards ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical formulated and designed by renowned Dr. Zein Obagi. Later on on her career, Sara had the privilege of participating in a short mentorship with Dr.Obagi at his Beverly Hills Clinic.
Ecstatic to work with ZO again; Sara will be able to provide AOS patients with guidance on product selection, home care regimens and long-term treatments plans. Certified in PCA’s peel portfolio in advance treatments, Sara is recognized for combining a multi-modality approach integrating light based therapies and other medical devices such as microneedling to achieve the best patient outcome. Additionally, she is eager to offer patients Hydrafacial by Edge Systems for those who are seeking therapeutic monthly facial treatments. This form of “dermal infusion” is first in-class and enhances home care regimens.
Sara is thrilled to assist our Lead Aesthetician, Kimberly Leavitt and Dr.Ghafouri post-operatively and post ablative laser resurfacing. We look forward to you meeting Sara as she possess a strong commitment to her patients as she believes that your results matter.
Jake Collins is as an esteemed Aesthetic Nurse Injector in the valley. Jake began his medical career as a Green Beret Special Forces Medical Sergeant, the most elite trained trauma medical practitioners in the world. As a special forces medic Jake learned the importance of appropriate interventions in an environment where the slightest mistake meant life or death. The same principles are applied to his aesthetic procedures. Knowing what is appropriate, safe, and in your best interest is his top priority.
While Jake enjoys customizing each injection experience to augment natural features, he is also able to make significant changes to contour, shape, and enhance looks with a suite of medical products. Jake specializes in lips injections to shape and create fuller more voluptuous lips. If you want a simple fill or a Russian lip technique to really catch the eye he is the one to see. His other services include a number of face and body enhancements using products such as neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, xeomin) dermal fillers (Revanesse, Restalyne), and biotstimulators (Sculptra, Radiesse) Jake participates in ongoing training to continuously learn new techniques that create beautiful aesthetic and build confidence in each of his clients.