Michelle M. Ruffino, MS, PA-C is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Medicine at Augustana College and completed her Master’s of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago in 2003. Michelle has been involved in training physicians and medical students for several years. In addition to carrying a full patient load, she is a Certified Clinical Research Associate, runs a preceptorship for Physician Assistants and medical students and trains injectors of all levels throughout the country.
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
- Juvederm Voluma
- Juvederm Volbella
- PRP (platelet rich plasma)
- IPL/ Photo Facial
- NdYAG laser rejuvenation
- Pixel Laser Resurfacing
- Fractionated C02 laser resurfacing
- Clear & Brilliant laser resurfacing
- Laser Hair Reduction
What is a Physician Assistant?
Physician Assistants are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) – a mark of professional accomplishment – and state-licensed. They are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.
Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a re-certification every ten years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.
Source: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Real Patients on Michelle
- Michelle is a true pro with all these treatments. She has a great eye and makes you look beautiful but not overdone. Took 10 years off my face. Feel great, fresh, rejuvenated! – G.B.
- I’ve been seeing Michelle Ruffino, and I’m very impressed with my results. Being someone who worked in cosmetic surgery for 6 years, I can recognize exceptional service and a truly talented technique.- Anonymous
Preceptorship Day Discounts
Michelle M. Ruffino, MS, PA-C will be teaching physicians, nurses and students how to perform Botox, filler and laser treatments (this is separate from Dr. Dayan’s preceptorship day).
If you do not mind being observed by others while Michelle M. Ruffino, MS, PA-C performs your treatment, you will receive an additional 10% off your visit.