Entrepreneur Phil Schafer, an experienced Prescott acute care and family nurse practitioner, recently opened his own business called Tri-City Aesthetics and Wellness, located at 212 S. Montezuma St, Suite 1.
The medically trained, certified owner said, “Demand is beyond expectations for Botox and dermal fillers.” He adds his firm will specialize in helping people feel better about themselves. Schafer said, “We do this by providing top-notch, client-focused aesthetic services in a comfortable, professional atmosphere. We provide neuromodulators to include Botox and Dysport. We also provide dermal fillers for treating lips, cheeks, tear troughs, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.”
Also available to clients are fluid hydration options and medically monitored weight-loss programs.
Schafer, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, CFRN, has been in the medical profession for the past 10 years. He earned certification at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale as a Nurse Practitioner Aesthetic Injector. Schafer earlier had earned a bachelor of nursing degree from Northern Arizona University. He later earned a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.
Prior to establishing himself in Prescott, he had several years of experience as a flight nurse in the Valley of the Sun. He then gained experience as a hospitalist NP at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
He and his wife, Christie, have three children, one son and two daughters.
Explaining why he was opening the business, Schafer said, “To provide professional aesthetic services to clients who want to feel better and have more confidence in themselves. I want to make a tangible difference in people’s lives and help them feel better and more confident. I love walking first-time clients through the processes and procedures to help them meet their needs in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment.”
Schafer will see clients by appointment only. “I will only initiate procedures after a thorough and detailed consultation with a client.”
A woman named Leah M., said in a website review, “I had the best experience at Tri City Aesthetics and Wellness. My needs were listened to with thoughtful care. My treatment was done with gentleness. Phil was professional and highly knowledgeable about his practice. My consultation was done in depth. I felt very confident in receiving my Botox treatment. Highly recommended.”
Another client, Amy Jo S., wrote in a website review, “I had misgivings about doing anything to my face. Phil put me at ease the moment I walked in the door. I had lip filler and marionette lines done. I am so happy with the work. Nobody notices unless I mention it – very discreet work. I will be going to Phil for my follow up. He did a fantastic job, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Botox injections target specific muscles such as in foreheads, facial creases, frown lines or around eyes. He explained that wrinkling naturally occurs with facial expressions and aging. He said Botox relaxes the injected muscles and reduces wrinkles. Botox treatments typically take two weeks to establish their full effect. Treatments can last as long as three months.
Botox is currently the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, according to consumer research.
Schafer also injects dermal fillers, a soft tissue substance which fills in wrinkles. It also plumps up lips, cheeks, laugh lines and wrinkles under the eyes. Dermal filler effects last from nine months to two years, depending on location of the injection and the product used.
Costs vary, dependent upon the kind of service. “Consultations are free. I charge only for procedures. My objective is to help educate people and make sure they understand completely the risks, contraindications and benefits of the procedures.”
For more information, visit Tricityaesthetics.com or call 928-515-3096.
What is a perfect day away from work?
“For me, being in the mountains with a close buddy, mountain biking. The mountains are my gym. That’s where I go to clear my mind, feel refreshed. Prescott is a mountain biking Mecca.”
When was the last time you were star-struck?
“That’s a difficult question. But when I was a helicopter flight nurse, I met a very prominent leader – also a flight nurse – who owns a podcast. He teaches best practices. Meeting and working with him – very cool.”
What’s your favorite cause or non-profit organization?
“My favorite cause is Mercy Ships. The work they do changes the lives of people. They take life-changing, life-saving surgical options to third-world countries. I hope someday to be able to volunteer to work full-time for that organization.”
What prompted you to dedicate so much time and money to becoming an acute care nurse practitioner?
“I genuinely love being able to make a tangible positive difference in people’s lives. Seeing people enjoy good health is truly gratifying to me.”
What’s your guilty pleasure?
“A big glass of cheap Cabernet Sauvignon from Trader’s Joes.” QCBN
By Ray Newton, QCBN