Veronica Alaniz

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Specialist

veronica injects was founded by veronica jones aesthetic rn

Veronica is a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and completed a Nurse Practitioner Masters Degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a board-certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Specialist with a strong foundation of advanced aesthetic training in both the clinic setting and in the plastic surgery operating room. Her early training was hands-on, or rather, “hands-in” training as she “scrubbed in” for plastic surgeries. Veronica recounts, “I did not learn anatomy by just reading a book. I was able to see, touch, and understand facial anatomy on a different level. I use this awareness in every single treatment I provide my patients.”

Veronica was born into a U.S. Air Force family. Her love for travel and experiencing a variety of cultures and diversity in all things sprang from a childhood of seeing the world through many vantage points. The importance of faith and family were instilled early on as a child and today give her a solid foundation and the confidence to be creative, passionate, and disciplined. Houston has been home to much of her family for five generations.

veronica injects founder veronica jones rn with her fur baby beau a yorkshire terrier

Health, wellness, and aesthetics have been an important part of Veronica’s life and serve her well as a care provider. Being competitive in nature, and always up for challenge, she participated in numerous pageant competitions. The pageants furthered her interest in fitness, healthy living, and aesthetics. Her efforts paid off not only in setting the foundation for a career she loves, but she was also crowned Miss Petite Teen International 2005 and Miss Nevada USA 2008. She also worked in the world of modeling for several years even owning her own agency which enhanced her business sense in the aesthetic world.

Her experiences in pageantry and the modeling industry gave her a keen appreciation for beauty and pleasing appearances which she employs in her assessments when working with patients. She feels blessed to be in a place where many of her life’s interests, career, education, and passions are in alignment. Veronica believes aesthetic treatments should always be performed with patient safety as the number one priority. She employs a combination of science and art to customize every treatment to enhance each patient’s uniquely different features leaving them with natural-looking results.

Phi Nguyen, MD

Medical Director

dr phi nguyen is medical director of veronica injects medspa in houston

Dr. Phi Nguyen is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston and the founder and physician of MIA Plastic Surgery in Houston. “Dr. Phi” has more than 20 years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery with special expertise in minimally invasive surgery. He continually studies and advances his techniques and is developing exciting new ways to contour the face and body without invasive surgery.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, Dr. Phi attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston’s Medical Center where he graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine. His residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery were completed at Houston’s St. Joseph Medical Center. The plastic surgery residency program Dr. Phi attended was founded by the creator of the breast implant and notable plastic surgery physicians.

Dr. Phi annually travels with the nonprofit association, Operation San Jose, to Asia and South America to perform cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children in need. He also serves on the boards of several other Houston-area nonprofit associations and surgical nonprofit associations within Texas and the United States.