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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty has extensive training and decades in the aesthetic industry.  They are highly sought after to speak, train, consult, and serve on advisory boards. 

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Grace McLaurin, PA-C


Grace McLaurin, PA-C has been injecting for 20 years and has been one of the most requested  Allergan Medical Institute trainers and speakers nationally. She is on the faculty of InjectAbility® Institute training, others on the world’s only patented injection technique, ArqueDerma® Restoration Lift, in addition to their innovative trademarked, MicroTox®, PRPCocktail™, and DermaBLT™. She also is a speaker/trainer for MedShift, teaching advanced PRP and PRIVI™ injection techniques. She is the founder of Vitality Anti-Aging Center, Vitality Surgical Center, V-Infusion Center, and Aesthetic Consulting & Training. She has created numerous training programs for the aesthetic and wellness industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience teaching not only injectables, but PRP, PDO and PLLA threads, sclerotherapy, Bio-Identical Hormone replacement, weight management, team building, business development, risk management, and more. In addition, she is a certified Ziglar Legacy Speaker and is certified in the DISC Model of Human Behavior. She has worked with businesses to help organize and motivate their teams. In 2020 she was a presenter and the AestheticNext conference.She graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1995 and has worked in the fields of Surgery, Emergency medicine, Women's Health, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetics.  She has continued her training with some of the world's top aesthetic leaders including Arthur Swift, Kent Remington, Julie Horne, Jonathan Sykes, Shino Bay, Leslie Fletcher, NP, Mauricio De Maio, Rami Batniji, Steve Yoelin, Steve Faigen, Inna Prokopenko, RN and more.  She was a real self Top I Love My Injector, was a 2019 a top 100 Aesthetic Injector in 2018, 2020 Aesthetic Everything Crystal Award winner for Best Female PA-C, Best Female Injector and Best Businesswoman.  She is a certified by the NCCPA and is a member of the AAPA, NCAPA, and NC Medical Society. She currently is a Doctoral of Medical Sciences Candidate with a focus in administration and leadership


McCoy Moretz, MD


McCoy Moretz, MD is the founder of F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills and Co-founder of Vitality Surgical Cente and Infusion Hydration Center.  He is a world renowned surgeon and one of Las Angeles' leading surgeons. He has developed an exemplary reputation as a surgeon in North Carolina, as well. He is a board certified surgeon with over 31 years of experience. He graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his surgical residency at Emory University. He is board certified by the ABO and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  He was voted one of the "Top Facial Plastic Surgeons in America" by the Consumers Research Council.  He joined ACT in 2016. Not only is he an advisor and consultant, he trains surgeons in VASER Body Sculpting, BodyTite, FaceTite, and other facial surgical techniques.


Andrea Cotton, RN, BSN,CANS

Andrea Cotton, RN, BSN, CANS has over 10 years experience specializing in non-surgical aesthetics.  She a top injectable trainer for Allergan Medical Institute. She specializes in pan-facial correction and has studied with some of the top injectors in the world, including Arthur Swift, MD, Tom Van Eijk, MD, Steve Yoelin, MD, and Leslie Fletcher, RN.  She has a commanding knowledge of anatomy, facial structure, product selection, and safety. In 2020 she was named one of The country's Top 100 Injectors, putting her in a group of the most elite injectors in the US. She is working towards obtaining her NP license.. She currently practices at Mancoll Platic Surgery in Virgina Beach, Virgina.


Heather Rypien, RN,CANS

Heather Rypien, RN, BSN, CANS is one of the countries top injectors.  She has extensive training and experience in facial injectables and creating a balanced and harmonious result.  She is a top Galderma Gen Now speaker and trainer, a speaker and trainer for Allergan Medical Institute and CosmoFrance. She has sat on numerous advisory boards for Galderma and Allergan. She has presented on stage at some of the most respected conferences including AMSPA and AestheticNext.  She has extensive training from some of the world's top injectors including Julie Horne, Arthur Swift,MD, Mauricio DeMaio, and more.  She currently is a top injector in New York Center, working for Park Avenue's prestigious PearlmanAesthetic Surgery.  

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Mary is a well-known and well-respected provider and trainer in the aesthetic world.  She has over 20 years of experience exclusively in aesthetic medicine. She brings a wealth of knowledge in facial anatomy and artistry to cosmetic injections. She has a passion for education and dedication to remaining up to date on the latest procedures, products, and techniques. She has trained with some of the most skilled injectors in the world.  She has been an Allergan Advisory Board member and is frequently sought after for her thoughts and opinions on the direction of the aesthetic industry.

Mary Shaver, MSN, NP-C, AGPCNP, CANS

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