Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist; Clinical Director
Dawn Sagrillo, MSN, AGNP-C, CPSN, CANS
Dawn Sagrillo’s enduring dedication to the specialty of plastic surgical nursing has driven her passion for nonsurgical aesthetics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1987 and has spent over 25 years in both plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, focusing on research, education and clinical practice. Most recently, Dawn earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
After a decade-long tenure with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Plastic Surgery, she partnered with a nationally recognized plastic surgeon, and played an integral role in establishing a successful private aesthetic surgery practice. In 2011, she established ReFresh Aesthetic Center, and serves as its Clinical Director, Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She practices collaboratively with her team of medical professionals, including a plastic surgeon, a nurse practitioner, nurses and medical aestheticians to provide nonsurgical aesthetic services in a safe, caring and comfortable environment.
As a Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN) for the past 25 years and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) since 2013, Ms. Sagrillo recognizes the value of specialty training. Her devotion to ongoing education led to her involvement over the past 10 years as Vice President and Clinical Instructor with Aesthetic Advancements, Inc. (AAI), the internationally recognized leader in continuing medical education in aesthetics. Most recently, she was appointed President of Ideal Esthetic Educators (IEE); a company that works with practitioners and industry manufacturers to provide hands-on aesthetic training and education. Ms. Sagrillo is considered one of the pioneers in providing aesthetic injectable education, having trained thousands of practitioners throughout the United States.
Ms. Sagrillo has served on nearly 20 different committees and professional boards throughout her career. She has been actively involved in the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Inc. (ASPSN) , the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB) and the Plastic Surgical Nursing (PSN) Journal Editorial Board for many years. Ms. Sagrillo also assisted in the development of the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) certification examination offered through the ASPSN. She has published more than 50 articles and is sought after for community speaking engagements as well as peer-to-peer presentations at national industry meetings.
A gentle touch, attention to detail and aesthetic eye are essential to providing beautiful and natural results. Understanding the synergy of art and science in facial aesthetics has given Ms. Sagrillo a reputation that is known and respected by both her patients and peers locally and nationally.