Janie Rushnell, Certified Medical Electrologist, Certified Laser Specialist, Facial Specialist

 

Mrs. Rushnell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree. She enjoyed her career as an elementary educator for seven years prior to the birth of her first child; she then found herself passing the next thirteen years as a “stay-at-home” mom. Being a native Floridian, she experienced firsthand the damaging effects of growing up in the sunshine state and became very intrigued with the whole "anti-aging" concept! She decided to thoroughly research how she could best care for her skin. She became interested in treatments and products to help heal and restore skin. Her interest quickly grew into a passion and she reinvented herself. She received her Facial Specialist training at Bene’s International School of Beauty. After completing her training, she opened Skintastic, a niche skin care studio. Immediately, the educator inside of her craved more knowledge and expertise. She then completed a medical aesthetic program learning advanced treatments and chemical peel techniques, along with the treatment of skin irregularities. She teamed up with Dr. Cynthia Brooks, M.D. and Dana Hess, PA-C and Skintastic morphed into a boutique Med-Spa. After meeting and treating a diverse group of clients with various skincare needs, the quest for learning and advanced training once again captivated her. She completed her schooling for Clinical Electrology and Laser Hair Removal. She is a board certified Medical Electrologist, Certified Laser Specialist and a member of The Society For Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. She continues to pursue advanced cosmetic procedures and truly loves what she does every day helping women look and feel their best. She enjoys meeting new patients and sitting down to create a unique plan with them. Currently in her seventh year of business, Skintastic has grown into a full service Med Spa that can help you accomplish any of your aesthetic goals with a team of six amazing ladies. 

Dana Hess, MPAS, PA-C

Mrs. Hess graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.  She received multiple awards and honors during her time at the University of Florida. Mrs. Hess was a Patient Care Assistant at Shands Hospital at UF, Gainesville, Florida. She has spent the last several years working in Dermatology in Tampa, Florida. Prior to that she worked at Brooksville Regional Hospital in Brooksville, Florida. Because of her interest in cosmetic medicine, she has pursued and completed advanced training with cosmetic injectables. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and of the Junior League of Tampa. She plays an active role in the community with her volunteer work in organizations such as March of Dimes Society, Mary Lee’s House and the Children’s Miracle Network. She is known for her likable personality, her attention to detail, and her excellent work ethic.

 

Dr. Cynthia Brooks, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Cynthia Brooks, MD graduated from the University of Florida with honors in Microbiology, and went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine.  Following medical school, Dr. Brooks completed her five year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She then went on to Fellowship Training, specializing in Women’s Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Brooks joined the faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as an Associate Professor of Radiology. Dr. Brooks is Board Certified in Radiology with a subspecialty in Women’s Imaging.  In addition, she is a member of the following Professional Societies:

  • American Board of Radiology, Diplomate
  • American College of Radiology
  • Radiology Society of North America
  • American Association of Women Radiologists
  • Society of Breast Imaging
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

During her training in Women’s Imaging, Dr. Brooks learned all about diagnosis and treatment of cancer, but it was only after working very closely with these women did she truly appreciate the importance of their appearance to their overall health, happiness and self-esteem. This understanding is what motivated her to continue her training in cosmetic medicine, obtaining her credentialing in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine by the National Council on Laser Certification.  She has experience in all aspects of aesthetic injectables and laser treatments, particularly those procedures that are minimally invasive, have minimal downtime, yet offer maximal results.  Each patient is treated with their own individualized plan supported by evidence based medicine. As a dedicated and committed physician, Dr. Brooks advocates and ensures improvements in the wellness and quality of life of her patients.  She brings these values and ideals to Skintastic as the Medical Director, assuring the highest quality and standards of medical care.

 

Jessica Hage, PA-C

Physician's assistant

Jessica Hage is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Clinical Allied Health and a minor in Health Services Administration. Jessica then went on to earn her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors. She began her career as a PA in primary care, however found that her true passion is the field of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She loves helping patients feel more youthful and refreshed with the wide variety of cosmetic procedures available to us today. 

Jessica is on the board of the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as Director at Large and CME co-chair. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as well as the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. 

Jessica was raised in Tampa Bay area and lives in South Tampa with her husband and newborn daughter. She values time spent with family and feels there is nothing more important than spending time with the ones you love!