Why Choose Gold Coast Aesthetics
Introducing Our Team
Karina Cornejo is a Family Nurse Practitioner and passionate advocate for enhancing natural beauty through her expertise in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. With over 5 years of dedicated experience, Karina has become a trusted name in Orange County, known for gentle touch, artistic eye, and her commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements and innovations.
Karina’s expertise extends to her role as an injectables trainer at the prestigious Wake Up Beautiful Academy, where she shares her aesthetic knowledge and expertise with fellow nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians, guiding them in achieving exquisite results through safe and effective techniques.
Dedicated to offering her patients the very best, Karina diligently keeps herself updated with the latest advancements in non-surgical rejuvenation. She actively participates in hands-on training sessions, attends seminars, and collaborates with industry leaders in order to bring the safest and latest techniques to her own patients. Karina has had the privilege of small group training with internationally renowned physicians such as Dr. Jonathan Sykes, Dr. Gideon Kwok, and Dr. T.J. Tsay. She has also undergone specialized training with Francine Young, affectionately known as the “Queen of Threads,” in the latest injectable treatments. Additional trainings include Dr. Tim Pearce, Dr. Rajani, and numerous others!
Her philosophy revolves around the belief that knowledge of products and their application is essential for any cosmetic injector. This commitment drives her to regularly engage in continuing education, ensuring that she remains up-to-date with the latest treatments and techniques. In a rapidly evolving field, Karina’s dedication to ongoing learning sets her apart, allowing her to provide the most effective and cutting-edge solutions for her clients.
Karina is also a first-generation Chilean immigrant, a Spanish speaker, a wife, and a dog mom to a Great Dane.
FNP License Number- 95022376
Dr. Ann Mai
Dr. Ann Mai is a double-boarded physician working in Internal Medicine and Medical Aesthetics. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is trusted by thousands of patients and is known for being knowledgeable, empowering, and caring.
MD License Number- A 61491
Bella Conto is Gold Coast Aesthetics’ social media and office manager. She is passionate about beauty– both creating beautiful things and helping others recognize the beauty in themselves. A California native, Bella graduated from Long Beach State University with a bachelor’s degree in theory and practice of cinema, with an emphasis in multi-camera producing and directing. Her numerous production credits include Dr. Phil, The Doctors, MTV’s Catfish and other reality television programs. When not at the office, creating TikToks or scheduling patients, you’ll find Bella at home writing music and poetry, or in Europe, enjoying an espresso and sketching the view.