Nurse Practitioner, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Founder, and Clinical Director

Dawn Sagrillo
Meet Dawn Sagrillo
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduate: 1987 – Dean’s List for Honors
Walden University Minneapolis, MN Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Graduate: May, 2015 – Dean’s List for Honors
Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Licensures in WI (compact state), CA, AZ, IL
2011-present ReFresh Aesthetic Center Founder, Clinical Director, Nurse Practitioner Whitefish Bay, WI
2016-2017 Ideal Esthetic Educators, LLC President and Clinical Instructor Atlanta, GA
2004-2018 Aesthetic Advancements, Inc. Vice President (2004-2011) and Clinical Instructor Atlanta, GA
1998-2011 John Yousif, MD, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates Nurse Associate and Aesthetic Nurse Specialist – SIER Wellness Aesthetic Center Mequon, WI
2005-2007 Medical College of WI Cascadia MediSpa Nurse Specialist II Milwaukee, WI
1990-1998 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Plastic Surgery Nurse Specialist Milwaukee, WI
1989-1990 Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Operating Room Nurse Milwaukee, WI
1988-1989 Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Staff Nurse Plastic and Reconstructive, ENT and Oral Surgery Unit Milwaukee, WI
ISPAN Fellow is the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses’ highest acknowledgment that recognizes years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership, and commitment to the plastic and aesthetic nursing specialty – the ISPAN-F designation. Achieving the ISPAN-F designation recognizes these individuals as a leader dedicated to excellence in the field of plastic and aesthetic nursing.
2018 Voted by colleagues as Top 100 Aesthetic Injectors –
2018 Inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success
2017 Voted Most Loved Injectors –
2010 American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc. Distinguished Service in Plastic Surgical Nursing Award
2001 American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc. Outstanding Achievement in Plastic Surgical Nursing Award
1996 First place writing award for Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal article Psychological Dimensions of Aesthetic Surgery: Essentials for Nurses
1992 American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc. Outstanding Achievement in Plastic Surgical Nursing Award
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 more than 25 years in both plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, focusing on research, education, and clinical practice. Dawn also earned a master of science in nursing from Walden University and is a certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. She is nationally 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 certified aesthetic nurse specialist. She practices collaboratively with her team of medical professionals, including a plastic surgeon, nurse practitioners, nurses, and 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, Dawn Sagrillo recognizes the value of specialty training. Her devotion to ongoing education led to her involvement for more than a decade as vice president and clinical instructor with Aesthetic Advancements, Institute (AAI), the internationally recognized leader in continuing medical education in aesthetics. She also served as president of Ideal Esthetic Educators (IEE), a company that works with practitioners and industry manufacturers to provide hands-on aesthetic training and education. Dawn Sagrillo is considered one of the pioneers in providing aesthetic injectable education, having trained thousands of practitioners throughout the United States.
Dawn Sagrillo has served on nearly 20 different committees and professional boards throughout her career. She has been actively involved in the International Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN), the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB), and the Plastic Surgical Nursing (PSN) Journal Editorial Board for many years. She was part of the founding committee that developed the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) national certification examination. 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.

“In the world of aesthetic medicine, the only constant is CHANGE. That is why at ReFresh, we are committed to providing the best clinical outcomes and overall patient experience at our Center.”
Dawn Sagrillo

Practice Philosophy

Dawn Sagrillo’s synergy of aesthetic knowledge, more than 20 years of experience, and passion for her patients led her to growing ReFresh Aesthetic Center and its team to what it is today. Dawn believes a gentle touch, attention to detail, and aesthetic eye are essential to providing beautiful and natural results. Our practice name is rooted in her philosophy of care: simply giving women and men a ReFreshed look and feel. Understanding the blending of art and science in facial aesthetics has given Dawn a reputation that is known and respected locally and nationally by both her patients and peers.

Credentials and Achievements

    • Nationally board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)
    • Founder, clinical director, certified aesthetic nurse specialist, and certified nurse practitioner
    • Creator of the BRIVO Boards (patent pending) injectable tool and BRIVO syringe holders
    • International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) Scope and Standards Task Force
    • Co-author: ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing, 3rd Edition
    • National trainer for Allergan Medical Institute (AMI)
    • Faculty for Allergan speaker-training programs (ACE, AMI) 2008-2020
    • National trainer for Galderma GAIN trainings
    • Faculty for Galderma GENNow training programs 2017-2020
    • Advisory board for Allergan Medical – Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers, Aesthetic Practice Management
    • Former vice president of Aesthetic Advancements Institute (AAI); Clinical Instructor 2005-2018
    • Former president of Ideal Aesthetic Educators, a division of Georgia Aesthetic Holdings
    • Former National Board of Directors, International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN)
    • Former Board Member, Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)
    • Former Editorial Board Member, Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal (PSNCB)
    • Committee Member for development of National Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) examination

“Results matter; it’s all about who’s behind the needle and syringe!” – Dawn Sagrillo