MSN, APRN, FNP=C
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner & Published Beauty Expert
Acclaimed female entrepreneur Shawnda Dorantes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C (family nurse practitioner), is the founder and Master Injector at Beauty Lounge Medical Spa, a leading, full-service aesthetic destination in San Marcos, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. As a powerful force in the beauty industry for the past 15 years and a registered nurse of over 11 years, Dorantes’ tailored expertise and innovative service offerings have paved the way for Beauty Lounge’s proven success. With an impressive 38,000 followers on Instagram, the popular medical spa is best known for its non-surgical PDO thread lifts and minimally invasive lip and nose transformations. Beauty Lounge’s service offerings include botox, fillers, laser treatments, microneedling, non-surgical facelifts, body contouring, teeth whitening, and results-driven skin care treatments.
Shawnda Dorantes, a distinguished beauty expert, has treated numerous clients, including well-known reality TV personalities. Her philosophy focuses on enhancing natural beauty and self-confidence. Dorantes attributes her entrepreneurial spirit to her early experiences in her family’s business and her parents’ guidance. She began her career as a Beauty Advisor for Estee Lauder, advancing to a freelance makeup artist and later joining Estee Lauder’s Regional Artistry Team. Dorantes is academically accomplished, with triple majors from Cal State University San Marcos. She worked as a nurse for over eight years, gaining experience in various medical fields, before establishing Beauty Lounge in 2018.
Shawnda Dorantes, blending her expertise in cosmetics and nursing, has gained recognition as an Allergan Master Injector and continually updates her skills through advanced training and medical conferences. In 2021, she earned a Masters in Nursing from the United States University, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), which broadened her service offerings at Beauty Lounge.
In winter 2021, Beauty Lounge expanded to a new facility, enhancing its range of treatments and adding a production studio for educational content. The spa focuses on innovative laser services and medical weight loss programs.
Dorantes is also committed to community and philanthropy, supporting local sports teams, contributing to charitable events, and aiding international medical missions. Additionally, she fosters educational initiatives in her local area.
Outside of work, Dorantes, a fitness enthusiast and former Team Edge Bikini athlete, enjoys activities like hiking, weightlifting, and exploring local wineries. She values spending quality time with her family and pets, balancing her professional achievements with personal interests and community involvement.