Shilpa R. Desai Phelps, MSPAS, RPA-C

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Shilpa R. Desai Phelps, MSPAS, RPA-C

Co-Founder & Visionary
Clinical Director
Master Artistic Injector in Aesthetic Medicine
Board Certified Physician Associate
Trainer & Speaker for Allergan Medical Institute
Private Educator & Speaker

Shilpa R. Desai Phelps stands as a distinguished Physician Associate with a specialized focus on Aesthetic Medicine, recognized nationally for her role as an accredited Allergan Medical Institute Trainer & Speaker. Among 100,000 injectors in the United States, Shilpa is 1 of only 400 trainers/speakers nationwide and 1 in 8 within her local region. Beyond her notable professional affiliations, she serves as the visionary founder of Canvas Medical Spa, where her commitment to excellence and passion for aesthetic medicine has earned her widespread recognition.

With a profound background in the medical field, Shilpa’s educational journey includes attaining a Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential in Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from SUNY Purchase. She furthered her academic pursuits with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from Mercy College. In 1996, Shilpa achieved the distinction of becoming a Board-Certified Respiratory Therapist, and later, in 2006, she solidified her expertise as a Board Certified (NCCPA) Physician Associate.

Throughout her 28-year career in medicine, Shilpa worked in various medical disciplines, including vascular surgery, general neurology, oncology, radiology, reproductive endocrinology and emergency medicine. Her well-rounded medical background has served as a solid foundation for her specialization in medical aesthetics, where she has continued to excel.

Recognizing her passion for medical aesthetics, Shilpa diligently pursued certifications and advanced training in cosmetic dermatology. Her dedication to providing superior care and her artistic eye transformed her patients into a better version of themselves. These achievements led her to a prominent role at a renowned medical spa, where she excelled in administering advanced procedures such as neurotoxin injections to the face and body, bio-stimulatory collagen-producing filler, dermal hyaluronic acid filler injections, laser procedures, Platelet-rich plasma injections for hair restoration, facial and body rejuvenation procedures, vaginal rejuvenation, body sculpting, non-surgical butt enhancement, and cellulite dimpling improvement.

Shilpa is deeply committed to helping men and women feel more confident about their appearance as they age. She approaches her work as an art form, specializing in treatments like Pan facial rejuvenation and facial balancing. Her expertise extends to performing advanced procedures such as non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty and providing corrective work for patients dissatisfied with previous treatments. The consultation process is of utmost importance to Shilpa, allowing her to understand and meet her patients’ desired goals effectively.

Acknowledged as one of the top master injectors in the nation, Shilpa’s exceptional skills have earned her recognition in prestigious publications like New Beauty magazine. Her impressive qualifications include certifications from the Esthetic Skin Institute in Advanced Dermal Fillers and Neurotoxin Injections, as well as expertise in ultrasound for complication management, master injector certification, laser devices, Ultherapy, and other skin rejuvenation procedures. Additionally, she holds a Masters in CoolSculpting.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Shilpa leads a fulfilling life, practicing the spiritual teachings of Jainism as a lifelong vegetarian. Outside of work, she cherishes moments spent with her family, husband, and two rescue dogs, enjoying activities like boating and kayaking in the ocean and traveling internationally. Her commitment to giving back is evident through her active involvement in several dog rescue organizations, medical missions, and charitable endeavors.

Benefits of Body Contouring & Cellulite Treatment


Individuals looking for non-surgical options to improve body contours and reduce cellulite are ideal candidates.

Initial results can be seen a few weeks after treatment, with optimal outcomes developing over several months.

Results can last up to two years, depending on the individual and the specific treatment used.

There is minimal downtime, and side effects are typically mild, including temporary swelling or bruising at the injection site.

Before undergoing Body Contouring & Cellulite Treatment, avoid blood thinners and stay hydrated. After the treatment, adhere to your practitioner’s aftercare advice, avoid heavy exercise for a few days, and moisturize the area. Using ice can help with swelling, and maintaining hydration and a balanced diet aids in recovery and results.

You can expect a series of injections in the targeted areas, with the entire process taking as little as 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment scope.

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