Gustavo E. Galante, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Meet Nikki Love, RN
A lifelong passion for aesthetics and a commitment to amazing patient care led Nikki Love, RN, to Dr. Gus Galante's office. Nikki has established a solid reputation as a favorite aesthetician and leader in skin care throughout northwest Indiana. We're so pleased to have Nikki on our team as our master aesthetician and nurse injector, using her talents to make our patients look their best.
Nikki grew up in the Chicago suburbs but has called Indiana home for more than a decade. Nikki has always had an interest in aesthetics and decided to pursue a career in the field shortly after high school. Once Nikki had her sights set on her long-term goal, she was uncompromising in her pursuit. In fact, she chose a school with a 1 ½ hour commute simply because it was the best.
Toward the end of her education in 2004, she interned at one of the very first medical spas on Chicago's Gold Coast. Her eagerness to learn was quickly recognized, and she was hired on as a full-time employee. Nikki was introduced to multiple laser modalities, chemical peels, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and fillers, among other technologies.
After several years in Chicago, Nikki began to crave a better work-life balance. She accepted a position in a high-volume dermatology practice here in northwest Indiana. Over the next 11 years, she continued doing medical aesthetic treatments while gaining a deeper understanding of skin conditions, including rosacea, acne, and melasma, and became motivated to further her formal education and expand the scope of her practice. She earned her nursing degree from Purdue University Northwest and became a registered nurse. Nikki is also a member of the Society of Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists and ISPAN, the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses.
Nikki wanted to be sure the next step in her career was solidly in line with her personal values and work ethic. Honest and ethical, Nikki truly cares about her patients. She found these qualities in Dr. Galante's practice and knew she wanted to be a part of his team. During the hiring process, Nikki likes to recall that she asked him as many questions as he did of her!
Nikki is drawn to procedures that are results-driven. "I love to educate my patients on how to achieve their aesthetic goals, whether it's by recommending a specific procedure or choosing the right skincare products," she says. Nikki is warm and approachable and wants everyone to feel confident in their own skin.
"I strongly believe in treating both safely and ethically. Maintaining good skin is an investment, and to help my patients get the biggest return, I blend the newest technologies with tried-and-true products and procedures."
— Nikki Love
Nikki's favorite procedures include:
- BOTOX Cosmetic for its ability to soften features
- Chemical peels to help skin look refreshed and glowing
- IPL for lightening up dark spots and undoing years of "fun in the sun"
In her spare time, Nikki loves traveling, trying new restaurants, listening to live music, and watching movies. She's the proud mom of a teenage daughter as well as 2 dogs and 2 cats. Nikki keeps fit with Zumba, barre, and running.
Get to know Nikki and see how beautiful your skin can be. Request your consultationrequest your consultation online or call us at +1-800-721-3244 to book your appointment.