Meet Our Staff

Amy Hicks, NP-C 

A certified nurse practitioner passionate about helping her patients, Amy Hicks is the founder of MedSpa Downtown. Prior to discovering her passion for the aesthetic industry Amy worked as a trauma critical care nurse at Grady Health System. During her time there she was repeatedly recognized for her dedication and excellent care receiving multiple awards. She was a valued team member and advanced during her time at Grady. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from South University.
Amy is known for her warmth and ability to put patients at ease. She is passionate about continued education and she and her team actively seek out opportunities to provide patients with the latest and most effective treatments available. She utilizes an artistic approach rooted in science to help patients explore available options to achieve their aesthetic goals.



Taylor Lawson, LE, Junior Laser Practitioner

Meet Taylor, our Esthetician!

Taylor graduated from Body Logic School of Aesthetics in Birmingham, AL. She is also a Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Laser Certified! Taylor has always had a love for beauty, skin health, and medical grade skin treatments. She is dedicated to making others feel confident in their own skin, and she loves creating quality relationships with her patients that turn into friendships!

In her free time, Taylor enjoys spending time with her 5 pups, boyfriend, friends, and family.

Emily Heath, B.S

Practice Manager

Meet our practice manager, Emily!

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of West Georgia. Her knowledge of biology allows her to understand the science behind the services and products that we offer here at the MedSpa! Emily handles a multitude of responsibilities. She oversees all of the day-to-day operations, manages staffing and training, and also serves as a patient care liaison. Emily helps set our providers up for success as they go into each treatment!

In her free time she uses her creative skills to create amazing paintings, event signs, and more! She has always had a love for the aesthetic industry and is so excited to continue her journey at MedSpa Downtown

Alex Smith, RN-BSN

Meet our newest member, Alex Smith! 

Alex is a Registered Nurse who graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Before joining the MedSpa Downtown team, Alex works at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units. While working at WellStar, she was praised by staff and patients for her compassion and excellent care. Alex has always had a passion for patient care and the aesthetic industry. She combines her experience in the healthcare field along with the most up to date education and training to provide quality aesthetic services. Alex is looking forward to making her clients feel beautiful and developing meaningful relationships. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and sweet German Shepherd, Sage, in the outdoors.

Alex’s services will include neurotoxins, laser treatments, diamond glow facials and microneedling!

Lets talk toxins…

More specifically Neurotoxins, like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. What are they? Why should we care? Who is a great candidate for a Botox treatment?

I am going to use the term Botox, the more common neurotoxin, to discuss the basics of Neurotoxins then I will delve into what makes each toxin more appealing to differing clients.

Botox is a neurotoxin that diminishes the nerves ability to communicate with the muscle which in turn leads to decreased activity of the muscle. Basically the nerve calls the muscle to say hey it is time for you to move and the muscle doesn’t answer. Botox has a variety of uses, it can be used medically to help treat muscle spasticity, excessive sweating, migraines, and many more. Cosmetically Botox is used for reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is achieved by decreasing the muscle activity uncertain areas of the face. Anyone over the age of 21 can benefit from Cosmetic Botox. Botox is FDA approved for treatment in the forehead, glabella (eleven lines), and later canthal lines (crows feet). Some of my favorite Botox treatments are “off-label.” Meaning they haven’t been approved for that area by the FDA but in clinical practice they have been beneficial for other treatments areas (around the lips, on the neck and in the lower face).

At MedSpa downtown we offer a variety of toxins:

We currently carry Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport

Dysport reminds me of spray paint. It has great spread and is useful in areas I want more coverage. Botox is like a trim paint brush with minimal spread and Xeomin falls in between the two.