Karlene Ruiz, BSN, BBA, RN

Karlene Ruiz is a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine, seamlessly combining years of clinical expertise with an entrepreneurial spirit. With an impressive resume spanning over two decades, she has solidified her reputation as a leading professional in aesthetic treatments.

Karlene began her journey in healthcare as the head surgical nurse for one of the country's top facial plastic surgeons. For five years, she played an instrumental role in assisting in a range of procedures, from facelifts and rhinoplasties to intricate facial augmentations. This experience provided her with invaluable technical skills, as well as a nuanced understanding of the aesthetic needs and expectations of patients. She carried that knowledge and spirit with her as she opened her own venture, Aesthetic Med Studio, where she proudly serves as clinical director. From its humble beginnings, Aesthetic Med Studio has become one of the top 12 med spas in the nation in terms of the volume of injectables delivered. Karlene's success is not simply a byproduct of her extensive experience — it's a testament to her dedication to detail, commitment to achieving natural results, and unerring focus on patient satisfaction.


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Education and Training

Karlene received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She then completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cox College Health and Sciences.

A strong believer in ongoing education and professional development, Karlene continues to hone her skills with advanced training from Sciton®, the Esthetic Skin Institute, Aesthetic Consulting Group, Medscape, and many other major names in the aesthetic industry. She's proud to use her expertise to educate her clients on the latest aesthetic treatments, design treatment programs that will provide the highest level of efficacy, and develop long-term anti-aging strategies that will produce results that are second to none.


In her quest for excellence, Karlene continually invests in the latest technologies and training, ensuring that Aesthetic Med Studio remains at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. Her approach is holistic, firmly rooted in the belief that aesthetic enhancements should not only transform appearances but also boost confidence and overall well-being.

Karlene's unparalleled devotion to her craft and her patients has earned her a place among the elite in aesthetic medicine. Her guiding principle is simple yet impactful: to help each patient look and feel their absolute best. With Karlene at its helm, Aesthetic Med Studio continues to redefine the standards of aesthetic care in the United States.

Personal Life

When she's not at her practice or speaking at a national conference, Karlene enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new cuisines, believing that a balanced life contributes to her personal success.

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3259 E Ridgeview St

Springfield, MO 65804

Call: 417-200-6114

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Everyone was extremely nice and informative! It was a great experience!

J.S. Google

I had the edge laser treatment done today. Upon arrival I was taken back to the procedure room within a minute of sitting down. The staff was kind and accommodating. The young lady that performed my procedure, explained everything and offered to answer any questions that I had. The procedure took less than 12 minutes, but she was very empathetic and kind during the procedure. She accurately, as of right now (as of 2 hours after), explained the aftercare process. They explain there is different settings to the edge, laser treatment, which accommodate the number of days you have for recovery. I go back to work on Wednesday, 1/10. I will update on the healing and aftercare process next week.

A.G. Google

The staff was kind and professional. Answered all my questions and put me at ease.

D.D. Google

The space is beautiful and the people are very friendly! Feels like you’re coming to visit your friends!

D.C. Google

My experiences at Aesthetic Med Studio are always wonderful. Samantha took her time and made sure to explain everything she was doing during my chemical peel/facial. I will always recommend this studio to my friends and family!

T.R. Google


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