Paulina Collins R.N. L.E.
Credentialed medical and esthetics skin care expertise at MST medi spa. Paulina is the Director of Medical Skin Therapeutics. She brings enthusiasm, joy, and a lifelong love of cosmetics and skincare to her job.
In her teens and as a young adult, Paulina’s skin was oily and she suffered from breakouts. She had a natural instinct towards beauty, and she tried every department store product line in search of the perfect skin care routine.
Paulina is a registered nurse. As a nurse, she enjoyed working with people, but she wanted something more that would integrate health, wellness, and prevention.
In 1994, she attended her first school makeup course, and began freelancing as a makeup artist. Paulina did makeup for weddings, proms, and other special events, as well as providing expertise in camouflage makeup to cover problem areas.
In 1996, Paulina completed her esthetics course. She expanded her repertoire to include salon work and additional freelance makeup work. However, Paulina realized that she wanted to devise a way to synthesize the medical aspects of skin care with the esthetic aspects of cosmetology. She joined a plastic surgery practice in Baltimore and began to explore ways to merge medical and esthetic skin care.
In 2001, Paulina joined RiverHill Wellness and co-founded Medical Skin Therapeutics with Dr. Ross. Here, she has been able to implement her ideas of integrated health, wellness, and prevention along with an elegant fusion of medical skin care with esthetic skin care.