Aesthetic Nurse

Amber Van Cleave

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  • Member of ISPAN (International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses)
  • Certificate for PDO Threads from ISPAN with Dr. Kian
  • Palette Workshops: Advanced Filler, Lower Face, Kybella & Advanced Filler, Periorbital with Dr. Steve Yoelin and Dr. Rivkin
Favorite Procedures
  • Kybella Certafied
  • Sculptra Certafied

Amber is a native to Encinitas and has been a Registered Nurse since 2010, as well as a Medical Aesthetician since 2003. Aesthetics has been her sole career passion and focus for 20+ years. 

She began her career in the spa industry as a medical aesthetician, where she learned about treating skin conditions and performing cosmetic procedures. Her desire to advance her career prompted a move to Los Angeles in 2005, where she continued her work as an esthetician in some of the most recognized establishments in the industry, including the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, where she had the opportunity to perform facial treatments on celebrities, as well as with one of the top Anti-Aging Doctors in Beverly Hills. 

Her love for Medical Aesthetics steered her to enroll in nursing school, and she received her RN License in May of 2010 and began working in a hospital setting. Amber focused on enhancing her RN experience by working in ICU and Surgical Units,  including at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, which has propelled her technique and knowledge, as well as safe practice for Medical Aesthetics. 

Amber joins the Portrait Team after many years as a practicing Aesthetic Nurse and moving back to North County San Diego in 2012. She has an eye for enhancing natural beauty, mastering her craft with the most advanced treatments, and providing her patients the safest and most desirable outcomes possible. She looks forward to guiding you to achieve your beauty goals by developing a plan of care and attention to detail that is unique to you! 


Amber is the BEST!!! She's gentle, caring, and very skillful. I have never had such a positive experience anywhere else. I am most satisfied with my results.
Amber is a pro to the extreme. She is so gentle, knowledgable, and sweet. She is fantastic at knowing just where to administer Botox and just how much so that you still look natural. Several friends of mine are now scheduled with her because they are so impressed with how natural my results were!
Amber is amazing. She's caring, knowledgeable, and skillful. She always takes her time to explain every step and make sure we understand and are totally comfortable before she proceeds. We trust amber completely and will continue to enjoy her services.