Meet Our Nursing Staff
René Thomas, RN, BSN
Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Injector
René attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. René started her nursing career in the Emergency Room, but found her passion in facial plastic surgery and has been working with Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery since 2006.
Over the years, at Buckingham Center, René has trained closely with Dr. Buckingham and assisted in surgical procedures which has given her a deep understanding of facial anatomy that is not accessible to all injectors. René has attended numerous aesthetic injectable courses all over the world, including the internationally acclaimed Master Class with Julie Horne at the Swiss Aesthetic Institute. René is a provider of injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Daxxify, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, RHA and Sculptra.
Along with her advanced skill level, her caring and compassionate character will provide a safe and comfortable environment during your treatment. René excels at correcting problem areas with an expert artistic eye. She will accentuate your best features and help you to look like your best self, naturally.
Sarah Morse, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector & Laser Specialist
Sarah Morse has been a Registered Nurse since 2018, where she attended New Mexico State University, and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Sarah began her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse and found her love for the aesthetic field when she moved to Austin and joined the Buckingham Center in 2021. Sarah was able to begin her career in aesthetics by assisting Dr. Buckingham and Dr. Smith as a surgical nurse, while also training and shadowing closely with the MDs and Rene’ on both injectable and laser treatments.
Over the last two years, Sarah has continued her education by attending three National Sciton Laser Summits as well as the American Academy for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual meeting. Sarah offers both laser and injectable treatments which include: BBL, Moxi, Halo, Radiofrequency Microneedling, Botox, Dysport, Daxxify, Sculptra, as well as fillers from Juvederm, Galderma, and Revance. Sarah will help to create a treatment plan that will best meet your aesthetic goals while also keeping you looking natural and refreshed.
Nicole Elek, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse & Laser Specialist
Nicole moved to Austin, Texas from Whitefish, Montana in 2015. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Concordia University Texas before beginning her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit. She found a love for aesthetics after joining the Buckingham Center team as an OR nurse, alongside Dr. Buckingham and Dr. Smith. Through this she found the beauty and importance of helping patients feel just as beautiful on the outside, as they are on the inside.
Shortly after, she started practicing as an aesthetic nurse provider, specializing in laser treatments. Nicole provides a variety of laser treatments such as; Broad Band Light (BBL), Moxi, Halo, and Radiofrequency Microneedling.
She has attended multiple Sciton Laser Seminars and Advanced Laser Trainings, expanding her knowledge to provide her patients with skillful, safe, and advanced treatments that are tailored to meet her patients’ specific skin goals so they look and feel their best.
Randee graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a Bachelors in Science and Arts in 2017. Randee’s love for science and medical field led her to be an optometrist assistant. From there, her passion blossomed for facial anatomy and her commitment to assisting patients in their journey to enhancing their inner beauty which led her to the Buckingham Center.
With over 8 years of customer service, Randee enjoys meeting new and returning faces while building long lasting relationships. Randee brings a sense of urgency to each patients needs while maintaining her natural calming and cheerful personality that will ensure a stress-free experience.