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.
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 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.