About Briggs Cook


About Briggs Cook

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Briggs Cook has had a long and diverse educational career. In 1985 Cook attended Duke University for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chemistry. He graduated summa cum laude, achieved Dean’s list with distinction for all four years, and received the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship for all four years. Additionally, Cook received the Merck Index Science Award (Senior Chemistry Award) and attended international summer study programs in Oxford, England and Erlangen, West Germany.

Cook’s successful undergraduate career led him to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1989, where he received his doctor of medicine. In 1995, Cook began his residency with the Mayo Clinic in the department of Ophthalmology. In 1999, Cook attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed two fellowships by 2001, one in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, and the other in American Academy of cosmetic surgery.


Upon completion of the fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, Briggs Cook began working with the Charlotte Ophthalmology Center for Sight and Facial Plastic Surgery, and the Skin Center of North Carolina. It was not until 2013 that Cook decided to create his own clinic, Pure Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa.

Pure offers a variety of services including eyelid surgery, brow lift, earlobe repair, lip augmentation, and hair restoration techniques. The Pure MedSpa offers fillers, injectables, waxing, dermaplaning, cellulite removal, and more. As founder and medical director, Briggs Cook personally reviews and oversees every injection and cosmetic procedure. Additionally, Cook is the #1 provide of QuickLift, an innovative facelift technique, dubbed the “weekend facelift”, that corrects sagging skin around the midface, jowls, and neck. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery & MedSpa is well known throughout Carolina for their amazing customer service and long lasting results.

Family and PANDAS

Briggs Cook married the love of his life, Kia Cook, in 2010. Together they have five beautiful children that bring them love and happiness every day. Their middle children, Sophie Kate (6) and Eli (6) have a rare autoimmune disorder called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric disorders, also known as PANDAS. PANDAS is caused by streptococcal infections and has a variety of symptoms including OCD, anxiety, emotional lability, and aggression.

Receiving the PANDAS diagnosis has been a difficult journey for the Cook family, however they are so grateful to have each other, as well as their dedicated team of healthcare and education providers.