Meet Our Team

Mary Ann Urban

Mary Ann Urban holds both CLHRP (Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional) and CME (Certified Medical Electrologist) designations and is also a fully-licensed Aesthetician. She has been working in the hair removal industry for over 26 years, starting all the way back in 1985 as an electrologist. In 2000, she attended Rocky Mountain Laser College along with her business partner Stacey Upchurch before going on to open the first Avante Laser & Medispa in The Woodlands, TX. Just one year later, in 2001, the duo opened up a second Avante location in the heart of Houston.
Marry An Urban
Sue cute

Sue Cute

Sue Cote, Certified Nurse Practioner, has worked as a health care professional for over 30 years. In 1997, shein corporated an aesthetic component into her women's health practice in order to better meet her patient's unique wellness and medical aesthetic needs. Since that time, Sue has attended multiple dermal filler and Botox advanced courses, ensuring that she can teach our injectibles course (and perform injections herself)according to the most up-to-date best practices.

Currently, Sue has her own Women's Health Practice in The Woodlands, and works as an associate professorat Texas A&M University's Medical School. She not only injects dermal fillers and Botox at Avante, but also teaches injectibles to medical professionals at our Avante Training Institute.

Patricia Garcia

Patricia Garcia received her esthetic training from the Aveda Institute, and has been operating as a licensed Aesthetician since 2010. After receiving training and certification at our own Avante Laser Training Institute,She began operating as a laser hair removal technician as well.

Patricia's esthetic experience includes providing customized facials, diamond tip Microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, and Skin Microneedling. She is also certified in Viora Reaction, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser safety, and Sciton advanced applications.

Having returned to ALTI as an instructor, Patricia currently teaches seminar classes in IPL/ Photofacial, skintightening, bodycontouring, microneedling, and skin resurfacing. She also has experience using GLO Minerals, PCA, Biopelle, and Apeele, and uses her wealth of experience to provide students and clients with the best professional care and service possible.
Marry An Urban
Marry An Urban

Anne Voss

Anne Voss has been in the hair removal and skincare industry since 1994, starting out as an Electrologist. Since then, Anne has progressed significantly in her training and education, becoming a licensed Laser Hair Removal Professional through the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, then going to get a TWC certification to teach laser hair removal classes.

In 2001 Anne also became a Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) by attending the Rocky Mountain Laser College, receiving comprehensive training in a number of areas, including: 
  • Laser Physics
  • Hair/Skin Biology and Anatomy
  • Technical specifications Pre and Post Treatment Protocols
  • Indications
  • Hand-On Training
  • Laser Safety
Currently, Anne is an instructor at Avante Laser Training Institute, where she teaches the theory and physics behind Laser Hair Removal course as well as the Tattoo Removal course. She also closely supervises the procedures students perform on clients and conducts remote training for students all over Texas. In an effort to further enhance her knowledge and improve her students' educations, Anne frequently attends aesthetic workshops and closely monitors advancements in the field of laser technology.

Nina Bergeron

Licensed Aesthetician, Laser Hair Removal Senior Technician
Nina Bergeron received her esthetic training from Aveda Institute. She has been a licensed aesthetician since 2010, and laser hair removal technician since 2014. She received her laser hair removal training and certification from Avante Laser Training Institute.

Nina’s esthetic experience includes customized facials, diamond tip microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, and skin microneedling. Nina is certified in Viora reaction, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser safety, and Sciton advanced applications.

She teaches ALTI seminar classes in IPL/ photofacial, skin tightening, body contouring, microneedling, and skin resurfacing. Nina also has experience using GLO Minerals, PCA, Biopelle, and Apeele. She believes in providing her clients with the best professional care and service.
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Join Our Growing Network of Successful Graduates

Our team has helped turn Avante Laser Training Institute into the premier medical aesthetics training facility in the Southwestern United States. Though located in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, we can work with students from all over the state thanks to our comprehensive online training programs. In fact, for over two decades, we have helped medical professionals, cosmetologists, and first-time students get a foothold in the exciting, fast-paced world of medical aesthetics.
Are you ready to take our first step into a brand-new industry?
Medical Professionals

At ALTI, you'll learn about:

  • Laser Hair Removal
  • IPL Photofacials
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Fractional Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tightening, & lots more

Avante Laser Institute isn't just for those looking to change their career. We also train doctors, RNs, and other medical professionals in a wide range of cosmetic techniques. This allows them to expand their practices and offer more dynamic services to patients and clients, including injectables like Botox, dermal fillers, and more.


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Ready to Expand Your Horizons?

Join the Avante Laser Training Institute and get the training you need to join the multi-billion dollar aesthetic industry - on a schedule that works for you. Whether you're a newcomer looking to change careers or a medical professional looking to diversify your practice, ALTI has courses uniquely designed for individuals wishing to begin or further their training in the cosmetic laser and medical aesthetics field.

The laser hair removal industry generates billions of dollars in revenue each year, thus creating an unprecedented demand for skilled professionals. You can be one of them. As the premier aesthetics training institute in the Southwest US, we are ready to welcome you to our family of students, educators, and medical professionals. Whether you're in The Woodlands, Houston, or beyond, our team is standing by to help you change your career, your life, and the lives of others.

To find out how to get started, please fill out the no-obligation request for information form

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Now offering the Texas State Approved Certified
Laser Hair Removal Professional Exam
Training Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9AM - 5PM
Fri: 9AM - 4PM
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