Injecting is both an art and a science. When it comes to neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, a small mistake can have big consequences! That’s why expert injectors measure twice and inject once. The science behind this process must be precise and backed by knowledge of both the formulas and human anatomy.

The truth is that no two faces are alike. Therefore, a good injector must take individuality into account. That’s where the “art” of injecting shines. Knowing which areas to emphasize is a skill developed through practice and continued education. Here at BodyLase® MedSpa, as a top 1% Allergan practice in the nation, our injectors have the knowledge and experience you’re looking for. They combine art and science to give you amazing results each and every time.

It’s no trivial thing. With so many aesthetic clinics opening up, finding an experienced set of hands is more difficult than ever. You shouldn’t trust just anyone to inject filler into your lips or neuromodulator into your forehead. Instead, you should get to know our expert team. By a thorough evaluation and a discussion about your concerns, our injectors can determine the best injection techniques specific to your goals. Get to know our team today and discover the BodyLase® difference!

Our Injectors

Julia Pjetraj

Julia Pjetraj, NP

Julia is a certified Advanced Injector and has been providing injectable treatments here at BodyLase® for over 13 years! Her specialties include BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and Kybella®. She loves working with her clients to help them attain the beautiful, natural results they desire. When Julia is not working at BodyLase®, she is traveling, camping, hiking in the mountains, and spending time at the beach with her husband and three children.


Stacie Velez, PA-C

Stacie is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a rigorous medical background. She practiced Obstetrics & Gynecology for eight years in New York City and later entered into Primary Care. Over her career, Stacie has developed a deep interest in health, nutrition, and alternative medicine. Now, she uses her background and expertise to give her clients the best injectable results. In her free time, Stacie practices yoga and enjoys entertaining, traveling, and spending time with her husband and twin boys.

Rhonda Gately, NP

Rhonda Gately, NP

Rhonda has over 20 years of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner. Her love for the beauty industry is matched by her education and expertise in the field. As a member of the BodyLase® team, Rhonda works hard to provide her clients with exceptional treatments, including CoolSculpting® Elite and injectables. When not working, Rhonda likes to hike, take exercise classes, and spend time with her husband and Golden Retriever, Gracie.

Melanie Walden

Melanie Walden, PA-C

Melanie is a board-certified Physician Assistant that began her working career in Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care. There, she understood that her true passion was in medical aesthetics. At BodyLase®, Melanie found the opportunity to combine her love of science and beauty to give her clients just what they’re looking for. In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy. She likes hiking, traveling, boating, and checking out new restaurants/breweries.


Visit BodyLase® and Meet Our Team Today!

Getting to know your injector and being able to trust their education, training, and experience is the key to getting beautiful results. Our BodyLase® team is here for you; why not pay us a visit today? If you’ve been thinking about getting injections or fillers, we welcome you to stop by. You can reach our Raleigh Spa by calling (984) 263-9229 or our Cary Spa by calling (919) 704-7131. Alternatively, you can fill out and submit the appointment form below.