injection specialist & Owner

Rebecca Suess

“I believe an educated client is an empowered one. I take the time to make sure you have a full understanding of each treatment I recommend. I feel strongly about building lasting relationships that stem from a foundation of honesty and trust. I value a true partnership that respects your lifestyle and delivers natural-looking results that exceed your expectations. I relentlessly pursue advanced education that allows me to offer you the safest treatments administered with the highest level of skill.”

Rebecca Suess | Burnsville, MN


  • Founder/CEO of Refinery Skin Clinic
  • Injection Specialist
  • Registered Nurse (RN) – MN 2010, WI 2013
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – MN 2024
  • Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified 2024
  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) St. Catherine University 2010 – Dean’s List
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) St. Catherine University 2019 – Dean’s List
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Walden University 2024
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Walden University since 2021
  • Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) Faculty Member & Trainer since 2017
  • President-Elect of the International Society of Plastic Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) 2023-Present
  • Member of the International Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) since 2011
  • Served on ISPAN Membership Engagement Committee 2017-2018
  • Served on ISPAN Board of Directors 2018-Present
  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN) – 2015
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) – 2016
  • Awarded ISPAN Fellow (ISPAN-F) – 2022
  • Sofwave™ Certified Provider


Rebecca has always appreciated the integral relationship between our appearance and our level of self-confidence. Her respect and passion for this balance ultimately led her to pursue a career in aesthetics. Rebecca wanted to touch the lives of people around her by making them love how they looked! Her journey began with an eight-year career in cosmetology, during which she learned the immense value of listening to, caring for, and genuinely connecting with clients to deliver the results they desired. Having built this foundation, Rebecca was motivated to broaden the landscape and scope of what she could offer clients by entering the medical aesthetics specialty.

Over the next five years, Rebecca studied to become a registered nurse at St. Catherine University while working as a clinical assistant at the prestigious Crutchfield Dermatology. Her knowledge of skin health and medical aesthetics rapidly advanced at this fast-paced, high-patient-volume clinic. Rebecca’s time in dermatology also solidified her belief that healthy skin is beautiful skin—a philosophy that she has implemented in how she cares for her clients to this day.

After graduating from St. Catherine University, Rebecca’s first position as a registered nurse was at the esteemed Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery (MWFPS). She worked alongside and fostered a deep professional relationship with Refinery Skin Clinic’s future medical director, Dr. Christopher Tolan! At MWFPS, Rebecca developed an advanced understanding of facial anatomy with the support of their facial plastic surgeons and began her training to become an injection specialist.

In 2013, Rebecca joined HealthPartners Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in Woodbury. Here, she gained experience with the more surgical side of aesthetics and grew as an injector. After two years, Rebecca decided to channel her professional focus into what she loved most about her career – the artistry and science of injecting! This decision led her to join Contour Clinic, a thriving medical spa with multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities at that time. For the next three years, Rebecca concentrated solely on injecting and working one-on-one with patients to develop advanced treatment plans until she decided to open her medical spa!

In 2017, Rebecca founded Refinery Skin Clinic to offer clients an entirely new approach to skincare that blends education, partnership, exceptional treatment offerings, and unsurpassed service and skill. She began to build a team of the most talented providers in the area that shared her belief that education is KEY and that we all must keep learning to stay at the top of our craft and deliver our patients the safest and best results. Refinery Skin Clinic has a shared goal of elevating the standards and best practices for the medical aesthetics specialty.

Opening a business wasn’t the only milestone Rebecca achieved in 2017. She also had the honor of being invited to become an Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) faculty member. Through this institution, she trains other nurses and physicians on the proper injection techniques for Allergan Aesthetics’ portfolio of injectable products. Rebecca is now an in-demand trainer nationwide and is amongst the first to train on any new product developed by Allergan Aesthetics.

Rebecca is passionate about the medical aesthetics specialty and the education & responsibility required to keep pace with its rapid evolution. She attends multiple Allergan master courses and speaker bureau trainings each year to continue to hone and develop her injection skills and knowledge. She is also instrumental in the overall growth and development of the aesthetic specialty. In 2023, she was elected President-Elect to the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) and regularly attends annual meetings.

To continually promote the safest and most comprehensive health care to her patients, Rebecca completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) from Walden University in 2024. As a board-certified nurse practitioner, Rebecca is eager to offer an even wider variety of healthcare services to her patients, including anti-aging medicine, weight loss, and health promotion.

Rebecca believes that the goal of all aesthetic treatments should be to enhance your natural beauty and make you feel like the absolute best version of yourself. She wants her clients to experience a sense of partnership, loyalty, and trust as they work together to realize a fresher, brighter, and more confident you!

Rebecca’s Favorite Skincare Product:

TNS® Advanced+ Serum

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