Annie Bruno-Thurston, RN, CLT, LE

Annie Bruno-Thurston is an Arizona native with a dynamic background in the aesthetics industry which made her the perfect fit for leading the med spa team in Scottsdale at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. Annie earned an undergraduate degree at Arizona State University before attending aesthetics school, where she became a Board-Certified Licensed Aesthetician.  Annie also earned her nursing license after attending nursing school, and is now a Board-Certified Registered Nurse, as well as a nationally-recognized and Board-Certified Certified Aesthetics Nursing Specialist (CANS).

After working in the field, both with patients and as a sales representative for a pharmacological-grade skin care product line of topicals and injectables, Annie’s knowledge and love for the aesthetics field grew. While attending nursing school in Phoenix, Annie began shadowing Dr. Todd Hobgood in the operating room and the practice setting. She joined Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery in January 2015 after training with Dr. Hobgood for two years.

As the Aesthetics Coordinator and Registered Nurse for The Skin Spa, Annie can assist you in selecting the best treatment options that align with the specific needs and goals of your skin.

Annie looks forward to helping you explore the nonsurgical treatments at our med spa in Scottsdale, AZ. To get started, request a comprehensive skin care consultation or call our office at (480) 214-9955.

For more Before + After photos of Annie’s work, check out Annie’s Instagram page: @NurseAnnabelle


  • Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Arizona Board of Cosmetology – Licensed Aesthetician
  • Certified Aesthetics Nurse
  • Laser Certified (CLT)
  • Microneedling Certified

Our Aesthetic Director and RN

Annie has dual roles at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. As Aesthetics Director of The Skin Spa at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery, she helps patients develop a skin care plan, with an eye toward the safest and most effective treatment options for addressing their concerns.

Annie also works alongside Dr. Hobgood during his initial plastic surgery consultations to gain perspective on each patient’s long- and short-term goals and plan for an ongoing skincare regimen. After surgery, Annie assists patients in preserving their results by providing an at-home plan to maintain them.

Expertise in a Range of Treatments

Annie has training and experience in a variety of nonsurgical treatments:

  • Injectable Neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport)
  • Dermal Fillers (Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, Voluma XC, Volbella XC, Vollure XC, and Restylane)
  • Kybella
  • Microneedling
  • PRP Injections (Cosmetic and Hair Loss)
  • PRP with Microneedling
  • Lasers
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Erbium Laser Resurfacing
  • Dermaplaning
  • IPL Laser (Photofacials)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Makeup Application For Everyday and for Camouflage Purposes (After Surgeries/Procedures)
  • Customizable Home Skincare Plans

Her favorite treatments include natural lip augmentation, customized injectable procedures, microneedling, and erbium laser resurfacing.

Personal Interests

Annie and her dogOutside of work, Annie loves spending time with her husband Todd, friends & family, going to the movies, cooking, and traveling. She’s active outside of work and enjoys tennis, barre and Pilates workouts, hiking, and running. A highlight of each day for her is playing with her Rhodesian Ridgeback/German Shepherd rescue puppy, Kam.

Awards + Recognition:

2017 Most Loved Injector Award from RealSelf

2019 Best of Our Valley "Best Botox" Injector Award from AZ Foothills

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