THE DERMAPLANE TRAINER
Rikki Kusy is an ASU College of Education and Barrett Honor’s College graduate with over 25 years of experience in training and education. She holds aesthetics licenses in Arizona and California. She founded Arizona Aesthetics Association in 2006 in order to provide monthly networking and continuing education events to aesthetics professionals and students in Arizona. She has gained experience working with several prominent plastic surgeons and was owner of a medical spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a PSIA-certified ski instructor and registered yoga teacher. Her training programs are one of a kind and are truly comprehensive in their multi-faceted approach to student success. All learning is experiential, as well as didactic, and provides for a real world, hands-on approach that is easily implemented post-training.
"Creating innovative new products and techniques, we have taken dermaplaning to a whole new level and will continue to do so."
WHO I AM
1. SKIN CARE PHILOSOPHY
Use the best products you can – you only get one face, so you have to make it last!
2. WHO INFLUENCED ME THE MOST
Other skin care company leaders – learning their stories and how they saw a need in the industry and filled it.
3. BIGGEST LEAP OF FAITH I’VE TAKEN IN MY CAREER
Quitting my job with an ocular surgeon to commit to DermaplanePro full-time.
4. ULTIMATE CAREER GOAL
To continue being the leader in dermaplaning innovation and training as we continue our expansion into more languages and countries.
5. ONE MUCH-NEEDED CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRY
State boards to become more consistent across the United States in regards to defining the aesthetician’s scope of practice.
6. TOP PRIORITIES
To see more state boards approve dermaplaning contigent upon the practitioner’s successful completion of an approved course.
As many business owners are aware, work normally follows you home. I have the beautiful mountains and rivers of the Sierras and breathtaking Lake Tahoe as a backdrop to immerse myself in nature. I also enjoy working with artists on large scale art pieces and I have the most amazing group of friends who I enjoy spending time with.
- ASU College of Education and Barrett Honor’s College graduate
- Over 25 years of experience in training and education
- Aesthetics licenses in Arizona and California
- Arizona-certified laser technician
- PSIA-certified ski instructor
- Registered yoga teacher
TO THE FUTURE
We are innovating new ways to bring our certification course to more practitioners in the United States and abroad, along with new products that further enhance the results of dermaplaning.
HOW I’M BREAKING THE MOLD
“DermaplanePro believes that aestheticians in all settings should be able to obtain quality training, supplies, and support for dermaplaning. They also knew that dermaplaning was a great stand-alone treatment but needed updating. Protocols and the introduction of their AHA/BHA Skin Prep Solution, Nourishe dermaplaning oil and blades designed specifically for dermaplaning, and their signature learning systems has elevated DermaplanePro to become the leader in dermaplaning education and innovation.” Rikki Kusy, Founder and CEO of DermaplanePro, Inc.