His career started in Illinois and extended for 18 years in the fitness industry. Subsequent to that he moved to Cape Coral and built waterfront homes. He started Venus Med Spa in June 2009.
With a strong background in management , sales, and marketing, his goal is to continue to make Venus an industry leader which has been the case since 2012. His emphasize on staff development and client relationships set Venus apart from the rest. He prides himself on being able to give clients the best experience, price, and quality while still making it convenient.
Candace thrives off of the Venus culture where we aim to see people looking and feeling their best. Being part of such an amazing staff that walks clients through every aspect of their treatment is what prides Candace the most. We take the time to inform our clients about every option that is available to them, so that they can make the best decision based on their specific needs. Venus doesn’t want to change your appearance; we simply want to enhance it to make our customers confident in their own skin. She has formed many long lasting relationships with clients, while explaining the importance of being treated by experienced professionals. She believes that no one in the industry is better than the Venus team. She is proud to be part of what she believes to be the biggest name in Medical Spas, in the country. Many clients have come to Venus because of convenience but stay because we are the most knowledgeable in the business.
Candace was educated in Northeastern University in Boston, studying Pharmacy and Saint Peters University in Jersey City, studying Business. She worked for NBA Entertainment and the Ralph Lauren Design team in NYC before moving to South Florida in 2011.
Always having a love for aesthetics, beauty, and anti-aging, she began working for Venus Med Spa in 2012 and now oversees all aspects of Venus’ Southeast Region including Wellington, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale with her husband Casey, their daughter, and their 3 rescue dogs.
Anne is a licensed Esthetician and has been in the skin industry since 2011. She graduated from Pivot Point Academy of Evanston. She has always had a passion for skincare and helping others look and feel better about their appearance. She is certified in laser skin therapies as well as additional medical grade services such as Venus Legacy skin tightening and fat and cellulite reduction, microdermabrasion and chemical peeling. She enjoys being able to not only pamper her clients but use the most advanced medical skin care products and treatments available today to help her clients reach their goals.
Anne is trained in several skin care lines- Skin Medica, Obagi Medical, Revision, our own Venus Medica Skincare line and Venus Medica Make-up. Anne’s main goal is to educate her clients on the importance of good skin care products and getting treatments on a regular basis. Be sure to schedule your appointment with Anne.
Candace enjoyed a 35 year as a Health Care Administrator and Consultant. After retiring still
wanting to stay involved in the health care field she decided to explore the aesthetic industry
Happily landing at Venus Med Spa in 2019. Becoming Manager on 2022. And reports “the best
of my job is our amazing Clients and my wonderful work family”!
Deni has an extensive background in retail and design. She owned a small boutique and home accessory shop with her childhood friends in Tampa and had been focused on making things beautiful while striving to make her clients happy. Deni took a turn in her career path and entered into the aesthetic industry as Practice Manager of a med spa and instantly loved her new world of helping people feel beautiful. Wanting to learn as much as she could, she became certified in Refirm E-matrix, Ultherapy, Velashape, and Coolsculpting. Deni started her journey with Venus in 2017 with the opening of the Citrus Park location and has since become the manager of the International Plaza location as well. Deni looks forward to continuing education in aesthetics, growing with our amazing team at Venus, and providing the best service and experience possible that you can share with your friends and family! On her off time she enjoys long walks with her dog Gracie and grandson Remy at the lake.
Born and raised in Boca Raton, Jessica graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University. When not at Venus, Jessica likes to spend her free time with her family. She loves the outdoors and creating new memories on her journey. She specifically loves hanging out with her nephew, Mayson.
Jessica has been a dedicated member of our Venus staff since 2017. She prides herself on connecting with each client personally and providing a warm and welcoming environment each and every time they walk through our doors.
BIO: Lana has 15+ years experience working in customer service, business sales, marketing, and social media.
Success-driven professional with customer service, sales, and store operations experience. Proven ability to effectively communicate brand’s mission, design outreach plans and generate revenue streams in retail. Lana has a background in dermatology, pediatrics and retail management.
She has strong leadership experience and works effectively across organizations, building strong relationships with peers, senior leaders, and clients.
“I have a reputation for my positive attitude and ability to master new roles with excellent working knowledge of business, sales, and customer service.”
Madison is a licensed esthetician. She received her full specialist esthetician license from the Aveda Institute in Davie, FL.
Her mission is to help clients look and feel beautiful in their own skin. She truly loves guiding others toward achieving their specific skincare goals.
Madison is certified in advanced services including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, waxing, and more.
She looks forward to meeting you and addressing your skincare needs. Come meet her at our Fort Lauderdale location!
Melissa is a Licensed Esthetician. She graduated from Elite Academy in Clearwater Fl. She also is a licensed cosmetoglist. Melissa has been in the skin care and beauty industry for over 30 years. She managed a corporate salon and spa for 10 years. She also worked in an esthetics office for four years doing Refirm coolsculpt, velashape , hydra facials and medical grade peels. She is currently certified in the Venus Viva and Venus Legacy. Melissa has always had a passion for the skincare and anti-aging industry. She has worked with Skin Medica, Obagi, Revision and Venus Medica. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience to help women of all ages age gracefully.
Nancy joined the Venus aesthetic team as a Licensed Esthetician in 2018 and has been the Sarasota Regional Manager since 2020.
In her dual role with Venus Med Spa, Nancy uses her many years of experience and wide range of knowledge in the Aesthetic industry, to build meaningful relationships with clients and staff.
Nancy has been calling Lakewood Ranch home since 2003 and is originally from the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a proud mom to 3 boys. Nancy loves to cook, the beach, anything beauty/wellness related, and spending time with family in her free time.
Originally from NJ, have been in the Wellington area over 12 years now. I am married 23 years to Alan, my greatest accomplishment is being “mom” to Shane, Chelsi and Jake. Shane graduated from University of Florida and will be attending medical school. Chelsi is a sophomore at University of Florida. Jake my youngest son is a freshmen at Florida State University. I graduated from Stockton University with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.
My experiences include being the Manager of the Casino Service Department at Bally’s Park Place Casino in Atlantic City, Manager of Quality Home Remodeling, and owner of Golden Seas Restaurant in Marlboro,NJ and Vice President of Gem Mortgage. I enjoy meditating, cooking and walking with my shih tsu Daisy.
I opened up Venus Med Spa in Wellington in 2011 and love the philosophy of our company. Venus Med Spa prides itself on excellent customer service and when you visit be prepared to receive a huge smile and a warm hug.
Susie is the Director of operations for our Chicago area stores that opened in the last year.
She enjoys working with the clients and co-workers and strives to educate the Venus philosophy, the advanced techniques implemented and products that Venus has to offer. Susie also is a true walking testimonial to the services provided. Until I was employed by Venus, I was struggling with my appearance and how to slow down this aging process that I was trying to deal with. I look back now and add up all the time and money I spent each year to take care of my skin and my effort had little results with regard to my facial wrinkles and lines. I discovered the Venus procedures were not only affordable and easy, but amazed at how excited our clients were who received the treatments. When you feel good about the way you look your confidence soars. Susie says,it’s a wonderful little extra in any professional career. I truly appreciate what the Venus concept has done for me and continuously strive to make others aware of the possibilities available to them. Working for Venus is not a job for her it is an opportunity and a career that she truly enjoys.There’s nothing more rewarding than being part of and giving credit to the well-trained, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner professionals at Venus who perform such outstanding work on all our clients, myself being one of them.
Susie was previously employed as an office manager, legal secretary and former employee of Bill Clarke. She spends any leisure time buying and selling antiques and unique at Americas Treasures in Geneva, IL . She also has two sons Ryan and Rusty, the youngest, who recently graduated from Brigham Young University.
Tonia grew up in Vermont. She moved to Florida in August of 2014 and started working for Venus in November of 2014. She prides herself on connecting with each client personally and welcoming each client with the best service. She believes in order to have a happy and healthy work environment teamwork and communication is key. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her daughter.
Antonella was born and raised in Long Island, New York, where she worked as a paramedic. This is when she discovered her future career as a nurse 12 years ago and now a nurse practitioner.
After graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2019, she worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in Palm Beach County and later received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice where she focused on her aesthetic nurse career.
Antonella has completed Allergens master injector series , AMI aesthetics MD codes Edge program, as well as being apart of the Galderma aesthetics network attending their ARTT of GAIN tour. Antonella has a specialization in chronic urinary tract problems, evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, hormone replacement therapy, and PDO threads.
Antonella enjoys training new injectors and teaching nursing students in her spare time. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Brianna is a Nurse Practitioner who joined the Venus Med spa team at the South Tampa location.
She grew up in Syracuse, New York and has been a Floridian for 7 1/2 years now. She completed her undergraduate at South University, obtaining her Bachelors of Nursing degree. She then dedicated her time to emergency medicine for 4 years, in 2 different trauma hospitals. While working in the hospital she obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Brianna has always had interest in aesthetic medicine, and specifically completed her masters degree to be in this amazing field. She has focused her studies on growing her techniques for filler and neurotoxins. She pays close attention to anatomy and preciseness while consulting with clients and their needs. Brianna is known for her light touch when injecting and focusing on areas of concern. You can find Brianna on her days off at the gym, in nature, bike riding, with her two golden retrievers or with her fiancé on a vacation in the mountains. Brianna has a great outgoing and positive personality. She is very happy to be apart of the Venus team and looks forward to meeting you!
Cierra Phillips is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, and then received her Master of Medical Science degree from Yale University’s PA program. She re-located to Sarasota in 2020 and is now proud to call Sarasota home! Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her husband and their baby girl. They love to travel, drink good coffee, and be outside as much as possible.
Cierra was drawn to the field of aesthetic medicine because it allows her to incorporate her knowledge of medicine and anatomy into a practice that helps clients gain confidence in their own skin. She also has an artistic and detailed eye, which helps make her a skilled injector. She makes it a point to build an individualized relationship with each client and looks forward to helping you reach your cosmetic injection goals!
Dana, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified and Illinois state licensed physician assistant. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree and Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Dana has several years of experience as a physician assistant specializing in orthopedic trauma and joint reconstruction. Her interests in skin rejuvenation led her to pursue a career in aesthetic medicine. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care while creating a personalized experience for each of her clients.
Deena is a Nurse Practitioner who grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Marquette University followed by her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Lewis University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Deena has over 5 years of nursing experience after working on a pediatric medical/surgical unit where she cared for children and their families.
Deena has always had a passion for aesthetics. Having received aesthetic treatments herself, she can connect with her clients through personal experience. Deena believes it is important to build trusting and positive relationships with her clients in order to help them feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Her goal is to help clients enhance their natural beauty with the utmost quality and safety.
During her time off, Deena enjoys playing tennis, binge watching reality TV shows, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Emily is a Tampa native and board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily has close to 10 years of healthcare experience in hematology-oncology, pediatrics, and aesthetics. She has a passion for wellness and graceful aging from the inside out. As an injector, Emily’s goal is to enhance individual beauty while maintaining natural results. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending time with friends and family, doing Pilates, or cooking up a vegan treat.
Irene is an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant who graduated from Arcadia University with a Masters in Medical Science. She also has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Irene grew up in the North Shore of Chicago and is fluent in Russian.
Irene teamed up with Venus to share her passion of aesthetic medicine. Irene has an innate ability to listen to her clients and understand their aesthetic needs. Irene provides complete consultations to teach you about the process of aging and skin care in order to help you understand what you can do to slow down the appearance of wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity.
Irene was trained using the latest and most advanced products on the market. Her positive attitude, calm demeanor, gentle touch, and skilled medical knowledge eases the fears of her clients. Make an appointment with her at the Northbrook court location to get started on your individualized treatment plan.
Izabella is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with nearly a decade of nursing experience ranging from surgical, trauma, and cardiovascular ICU to procedural recovery. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Lewis University and her master’s degree from Saint Xavier University.
Izabella’s interest in aesthetics started with learning the techniques of proper skin care, and she has made it a priority to continually refocus and reinvest in education and learning. Izabella covets collaborating and connecting with her clients thus allowing her to enhance their best features. Her desire to inspire self-confidence and achievement in others drives her passion for the practice. Izabella believes that her patients deserve to feel their best and that beauty is not just on the outside but the inside as well.
Hello, I am Jackie. I was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. I am a Certified Advanced Practice Registered nurse through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I received a Bachelor of science in psychology from Rollins College and a Bachelor of science in nursing from Utica College. I received a Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons College, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
After working in Dermatology for 3 years, I found my passion in aesthetics. I enjoy building relationships with patients and helping them become the best version of themselves. I am excited to join the Venus Med Spa family and help patients achieve the results they want.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and fur baby. We enjoy traveling, going out to eat and spending time with family. I also enjoy getting lost in a good book.
Jaclyn is a Nurse Practitioner who joins the Venus Med Spa team at the Citrus Park location.
She grew up in Massachusetts, where she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. After graduation, she traveled with her husband; living in Colorado, Florida, and New Hampshire. While back in New England, Jaclyn completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston in 2017. She and her husband missed the sunshine state and moved back to the Tampa area.
Jaclyn is a compassionate and dedicated nurse with over twelve years of inpatient acute care and outpatient clinical experience. She holds her National certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner.
She has a passion for aesthetic medicine and its relation to whole-body wellness. She is passionate about providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all clients while providing beautiful and natural results that give the client a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. She is known for her gentle touch and attention to detail.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their rescue pups. You can find them at the local parks, playgrounds, beaches, libraries, biking, or on a road trip!
Jaclyn is thrilled to join Venus Med Spa and looks forward to meeting you!
Jacquelyn is a physician assistant who grew up in Houston, Texas before moving to the midwest for college. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree and then relocated to Florida. She obtained her Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree from Nova Southeastern – Fort Lauderdale in 2011.
She has 10 years experience working with patients and their families, first in the ICU and then in pediatric orthopedics. She honed her patient care and communication skills in these fields and is now able to make people feel at ease in aesthetics with her warm and outgoing personality. She takes pride in her work and in her attention to detail. It is her goal to build confidence and self-esteem by helping you look and feel your absolute best.
When she isn’t at work, she spends time with her husband and their two dogs. They enjoy traveling, spending time with their families and exercising outdoors.
Kasia is a double board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP, ANCC). She has over seven years of experience as an Operating Room registered nurse at one of Chicago’s most renown trauma centers. Kasia has extensive experience in scrubbing and assisting with various procedures, including plastic surgery, where she first developed interest in aesthetic medicine. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Nursing and Master’s Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. During her FNP clinical internship, she earned immense experience in the field of primary care, as well as antiaging medicine. Kasia continued pursuing her passion for aesthetic medicine by completing Facial Filler and Neuromodulator training lead by one of Chicago’s top injectors.
Kasia’s mission is to advocate and make an impact on patient outcomes. She is a compassionate and diligent individual, who always goes above and beyond to deliver top patient care. Her philosophy is to safely provide aesthetic services with the most natural results, customized for each client.
Kasia is a strong believer in a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys exercising, cooking nutritious meals, as well as top notch skincare. You can also find her outdoors enjoying a long hike.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kelly moved to the Sarasota area in 2021 to be closer to family. Her undergraduate education was completed at Daemen College in Amherst, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing at Daemen college and post Master’s in Family Medicine at D’Youville University in Buffalo, NY. She am board certified through the ANCC and my experience stems from the emergency department where I practiced for over 20 years.
Kelly is excited to be part of the Venus family to help clients achieve their goals. Knowing that feeling confident on the outside gives people an overall sense of well-being.
Kelly is married with 4 grown children who live in NY, Chicago, and Honolulu.
Lisa is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Medical Science. She began her PA career in 2003, specializing and 1st assisting in bariatric and reconstructive surgery. Her aesthetic interest sparked her to become an expert in laser treatments and now by joining Venus she is continuing her career in the exciting arena of anti-aging injectables.
Aesthetic Medicine has always been an interest and passion of Lisa. She loves helping patients feel better about themselves and their appearance and in turn, building their confidence. Lisa takes pride in her work in order for the client to take pride in themselves. She makes everyone feel comfortable and at ease knowing that they are in gentle hands. Lisa truly cares about the needs of others and her warm smile and confident demeanor lets you know that you can sit back, relax and walk out knowing she will help you look your best. She is trained in the most current advanced techniques available for tox & fillers.
Lizette brings to Venus 20+ years’ healthcare experience in Dermatology, Orthopedics, Ob/Gyn, Family Practice and a caring nature. Undergraduate education was completed in Tampa at the University of South Florida earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and later obtaining a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. She is certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Family Practice and American College of Nurse Midwives as Certified Nurse Midwife.
She has had a longstanding interest in health and wellness and has personal experience in esthetic medicine for 10 years. With a deep dedication and passion for this field she naturally gravitated to perfecting her techniques believing that health is greatly impacted by self-confidence and self-perception. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes of non-surgical esthetic enhancements through her extensive medical background and training in Dermatology, Venus Med spa techniques and the use of the FDA approved fillers and neurotoxins.
Michelle is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She specialized in Hemotology for over 10 years before pursuing her true passion of aesthetic medicine. She has completed advanced courses in both Botulinum Toxin A and dermal fillers.
She is passionate about patient education and ensures patients receive a personable and caring experience. With a skilled aesthetic eye and steady, gentle hand, Michelle works with clients to provide beautiful and natural looking results.
With a belief that there is a strong correlation between emotional and physical health, Michelle has directly observed that when patients feel good about their appearance, their mood increases and stress decreases. She is intrigued by the power of aesthetic medicine and its ability to incorporate emotional and physical well-being in order to make patients look and feel their best. Michelle is thrilled to join Venus Medspa where she will have the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest treatment options for her patients.
A native New Yorker who grew up in Tampa Florida. Michelle enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family especially her baby boy.
Patrycja graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a master’s degree in nursing and is an ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Patrycja has over 8 years of experience working as a nurse practitioner at the Level 1 trauma center emergency department. She has completed hundreds of skin procedures, laceration repairs, wound and burn treatments throughout her career.
Patrycja performed numerous facial procedures at the emergency department which ultimately made her want to transition into aesthetic medicine.
Patrycja is dedicated to making a difference in patient care management and achieving patients’ goals in aesthetics. She believes that working together on a skincare regimen and building a customized plan for each client will bring her patients desired outcomes.
Her goal is to make her clients feel comfortable by communicating effectively and implementing the best care plan to achieve natural-looking results.
Stephanie is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She grew up in Lima, Peru and is fluent in Spanish. She then relocated to Florida in 2010. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of South Florida in 2015 and then her Master in Physician Assistant Studies at University of South Florida in 2020.
She worked in Neurology for over two years before joining aesthetic medicine. During her time in Neurology, she injected Botox for migraines and found herself doing some cosmetic injection too. She noticed the delight and happiness these would provide to patients, so she decided to pursue the aesthetic industry.
She is passionate about education to meet client expectations. She is personable and caring with a gentle touch and great attention to detail. She hopes to be able to provide natural and beautiful results to her clients.
Stephanie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dogs. We enjoy traveling and finding good restaurants. She also enjoys crafting and reading thriller books.
Kirsten obtained her doctorate degree as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has experience working in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and most recently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care. Kirsten developed a passion for aesthetics and dermatology in 2020. She then decided to further her education and is now trained in neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Kirsten has a passion for enhancing natural beauty. Kirsten believes aesthetic medicine is an art and that communication and close attention to detail are both key components to achieving optimal results. In Kirsten’s free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter. She also loves nature, traveling, photography and music.
Adriana graduated from Beauty & Health Institute in Tampa, FL with a certificate in esthetics. She grew a passion for skin care at an early age having suffered from hormonal acne in her early teens. Adriana loves working as an esthetician and her mission is to inspire and heal confidence from within. She believes that you can truly impact someone’s life just by listening and helping with their skin care needs.
Kristin known publicly as “Krissy Vaine” has had a love for beauty since she was a small child. After graduating high school in NC Kristin immediately enrolled in cosmetology to become licensed in “all things beauty”! Kristin started with Venus in 2011 after moving to Florida and and continues to grow with our company. Kristin loves Medical Aesthetics and anything relating to performing and spirituality! Kristin has almost 20 years as a licensed Beauty Expert as well as being featured on television shows such as WWE, HSN, QVC, Venus Med Spa(she’s in our commercials) and working side by side celebrities such as Serena Williams and Giuliana Rancic. Kristin loves Advanced Aesthetics and is always coming up with new innovative “glam” plans for her patients to look and feel their best! Kristin is also a Certified Life Coach and Energy Healer so she brings a special kind of therapy to her patients. Kristin creates Beauty from the Inside Out!
Makayla is a licensed esthetician at Venus Med Spa at our Elmhurst IL location. She received her education at Naperville Skin Institute after a lifetime of wanting to work in the beauty industry. Makayla’s goal is to emphasize everyone’s true beauty and bring confidence back. She believes in good vibes and making comfort a priority. When Makayla is out of the office, she’s most likely snuggling up with her fur babies and enjoying the sunshine.
Sayla is a Tampa native who graduated from a local school with her Cosmetology license in 2021. With a passion for all things cosmetic Sayla began her career as a natural nail technician and transitioned into skincare after. Her goal as your esthetician is to leave you feeling beautiful and refreshed with long lasting results.
Taylor grew up in Mississippi and a holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi. While she is new to Florida, she calls Tampa home. She is also a graduate of Cortiva Institute of Skin Therapy and Paramedical Aesthetics. Taylor is a research specialist when it comes to skincare ingredients and truly has a passion for helping others achieve healthy, happy skin. Taylor is also a certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurveda Specialist which compliments her skin therapy with a touch of a holistic approach to a medical and scientific background. She specializes in Collagen Induction Therapy (Micro-needling), Microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, LED light therapy, Venus Viva and Legacy, and various chemical peels for all skin types including hormonal and adult acne, rosacea, and post inflammation scarring.
Emma is a Licensed Esthetician and native Floridian who has received formal training at the Aveda Institute in Clearwater, Florida. Her approach is one that encompasses all of the technical knowledge, with a relaxing and calming touch. She offers preventative maintenance and corrective care for your skin using a combination of high-performance modalities and medical grade, restorative skincare. “Continuing Education” in this exciting field is a top priority for her continued learning, growth, and most importantly, client satisfaction. Using safe and effective products for facials and other luxury treatments such as microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy), chemical peels, and Venus Legacy body tightening while taking a detailed approach to ensure that every single client leaves feeling refreshed, revitalized and beautiful.
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills, California
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
RESIDENCY Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
UHS/the Chicago Medical School
Bachelor of Science- Molecular and Cellular Biology Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York
Francis W Parker School in Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Sam Gershenbaum is Founder and Director of the Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery blends “art” and “science,” combining intuition, creativity and artistic sense with extensive surgical training, discipline, and medical knowledge.
Dr. Gershenbaum is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and Hair Transplant Surgery. A renowned specialist in aesthetic plastic surgery, he also has specialized training in reconstructive surgery for birth defects, traumatic injuries, and deformities from cancer including microsurgery and breast reconstruction. With this extensive background and experience, Dr. Gershenbaum has become the “go-to” specialist for corrective and revisional surgery for cosmetic surgery problems.
Based in Miami, this plastic surgeon’s meticulous attention to detail has earned him a reputation as a “perfectionist.” Dr. Gershenbaum regulary sees clients from across the country and from around the world and provides a regular point of service for national and international models, show business personalities and professional sports figures. A virtual who’s who, his client list includes cover girls, supermodels, playboy centerfolds, pro athletes, T.V. celebrities and people just like you.
Dr. Gershenbaum completed a rigorous general surgery residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York prior to his Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He has also studied under several world-renowned authorities in plastic surgery.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna moved to Southwest Florida a year and a half ago after running a very busy Aesthetic surgical practice and Surgery Center in Southern California. She has extensive experience in all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery, particularly with procedures that are minimally invasive, have minimal downtime, yet offer maximal results.
Dr. Lacerna offers procedures that can turn back the years of time by at least 10 years but with minimal downtime, such as the MACS short scar facelift, or Quicklift face and necklift. Dr. Lacerna also performs facial rejuvenation, by combining fat transfers to the cheeks, tear troughs and nasolabial creases to volumize the midface. Dr. Lacerna takes her facelift results further by performing the latest techniques for Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Dr. Lacerna has extensive experience in Laser Body Sculpture using the Palomar SLIM Lipo. She also has expertise in Mommy Makeovers (combining breast augmentation or lift procedures with abdominal contouring with a tummy tuck or liposuction) and with gluteal augmentations, having performed many Brazilian Butt lifts and Gluteal Augmentations with implants.
Dr. Lacerna is double Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and in General Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She is also an accomplished and published artist as an oil painter. Her work was featured on the cover of a national medical journal for Kaiser Permanente. She is a self proclaimed foodie and wine connoisseur, and loves to travel and scuba dive. She lives in Bradenton with her husband, Dr. Brian Kimbrell, MD, FACS, the Trauma Medical Director for Blake Medical Center, and her son Caden.
Dr. Karen Singer earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. After earning her MD at Harvard Medical School, she received training in general surgery in New York City at Roosevelt Hospital and at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Singer remained at St. Barnabas an additional two years to complete specialized training in plastic surgery.
She pursued her interest in hand surgery after being selected for a one-year fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver. Dr. Singer is a member of an elite group of Bay Area physicians to have completed such a fellowship. She has been in practice in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Seminole since 1984.
Dr. Singer combines this formal training with an eye for proportion, design, color match, form and symmetry, whether making noticeable changes or subtle refinements to her patients’ appearance.
While many cosmetic surgeons are certified by other boards that are not specifically related to plastic surgery, Dr. Singer is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Shelby Escosa born and raised in small town Redding, California moved to Florida to pursue her dreams as a Dancer. Being surrounded by people who felt embarrassed and less empowered due to issues with their skin, she then found her true passion for esthetics. Wanting to help others feel healthy and beautiful both during and after treatments pushed her to achieve her License from Boca Beauty Academy and be able to do just that.
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Alexis is from a small town in North Dakota, but has called Florida home for the last 5 years. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 6 years of nursing experience ranging from surgery, critical care, and trauma. Alexis received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama. She has a passion for all things beauty, health, and wellness. Her passion for aesthetics has been present since she was young and has grown into a career. Alexis’s goal as an injector is to help clients achieve their desired beauty goals with natural results. When Alexis is not at work you can find her walking her dogs, riding her horse, and spending time with her husband.