Q&A with Erin Alouf, Family Nurse Practitioner
It takes a lot of people to keep a busy cosmetic surgery practice running smoothly, and we’ve got a team like none other!
One of the most important Alouf Aesthetics team members gets little recognition, but without a doubt, would fall apart without her.
Erin Alouf is the vice president of Alouf Aesthetics. She holds a business degree, became a RN in 2016, and finished Family Nurse Practitioner school in 2019. The combined background in business and medicine makes her an invaluable asset to the practice.
Oh, and did we mention that she’s also Dr. Greg Alouf’s wife?
Here are a few other things you might not know about Erin:
1. How did you get into nursing?
I have always loved medicine and planned to go to Physician Assistant school after receiving my undergraduate degree. Then, I met my husband, got married, and had three children. When the youngest was a year and a half old — I decided to go back to school and fulfill my lifelong dream. When I told my husband, Dr. Alouf, he thought I was crazy!!
2. What is exciting to you about your field right now?
More people are willing to get dermal fillers in their face and lips because the mask covers any redness or bruising.
3. Why did you choose Botulinum toxin Type A as a research topic?
I wanted to choose a subject that I enjoy learning because this was a one-year project in my nurse practitioner program. [Read the abstract of Erin’s study here: Botulinum Toxin Type A: Evaluation of Onset and Satisfaction]
4. What’s the most rewarding part of your work at Alouf Aesthetics?
The most rewarding part is helping people feel good about themselves.
5. What is the biggest myth or misconception you hear from patients?
That Botox or Xeomin injections are painful.
6. What would you tell someone who is interested in a cosmetic procedure?
Come in and let’s talk about it. You’d be surprised at all the options available!
7. What is most important to the staff at Alouf Aesthetics?
That we provide high quality care, make our patients comfortable, and build lifelong relationships.
8. What do you do outside work?
Work and more work. Take care of our three children, usually taking them to sporting events or doctor’s appointments.
Fast facts about Erin:
Favorite music: Rap
Favorite food: Lebanese food
Favorite vacation spot: Bora Bora
Favorite app on your phone: UpToDate (Medical reference)
Favorite spot around Roanoke: My back yard
Favorite family activity: Playing baseball and softball
Favorite quote: “Never judge a book by its cover!”