About the Owner

Patti Owens, RN, MHA, CNOR, CMLSO

Patti Owens, owner of AsetheticMed Consulting International LLC, provides consultation services for 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.

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She is 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). She has served as the past Nursing/ Allied Health Board representative to American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) (2008-2011).

Patti has served on the ASLMS Board as the Safety Representative (2012-2016) along with multiple committee appointments. She has been appointed as a course director at ASLMS's international conference (2015, 2016, 2017). Patti was appointed as a recent course director at ASLMS’s international conference in Orlando Florida (2015). Patti has also been an active lecturer, coordinator and the former chairperson of the Nursing/Allied Health section of ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery).

In November, 2016, she launched OnLine Laser Training USA (OLTUSA) an E-Learning aesthetic educational course in conjunction with OnLine Laser Training UK. The course curriculum has been created for a range of personnel who are interested in gaining expertise in the cosmetic application of laser and light based technology. The two core modules, “Laser and IPL Physics and Safety” along with “Light Based Hair Reduction” offer over 21 Contact Hours, approved from the California Board of Registered Nursing. The courses will also provide accreditation by the Open College Network (OCN Credit4 Learning) based in the United Kingdom.

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 has served as a staff editor with Malady Cengage publisher. Patti had the honor of providing the education for the Texas State Board of Health Safety Inspectors for use of aesthetic devices for hair removal and 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 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.