About Me



I am the Practice Manager and Senior Aesthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in midtown Manhattan. As a licensed aesthetician, cosmetic laser specialist and holistic health coach with almost fifteen years of experience in the medical fields of plastic surgery, dermatology and the healing arts. Known for my dedication to fostering skin health and beauty, I have extensive training in a wide variety of skin care, anti-aging and wellness treatments.  I am passionate about providing superior client service, while using only the highest quality medical-grade products and cutting-edge treatment techniques. 

As a holistic health coach, I received my certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition with expertise on a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.  I co-create a completely personalized action plan based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.  Specializing in helping busy professionals on the go who want to lose weight, have beautiful skin and love the life they are living.

By blending the holistic with the medical, I use many healing modalities such as lymphatic drainage, Ayurveda and nutritional supplementation to help busy executives, families, teens, enjoy beauty from the inside and out.

In the summer of 2015 I joined the plastic surgery practice of David M. Shafer, M.D., F.A.C.S.  a state of the art facility conveniently in midtown Manhattan.  Dr. Shafer is a double board certified plastic surgeon, trained at the Mayo Clinic.  He is an international peer trainer for Allergan on all their injectable techniques, including their most recent and widely publicized Kybella.  At his office, my many aesthetics services include Hydra Facials, dermaplaning, advanced medical peels, micro needling and platelet rich plasma (PRP).  

We are a Syneron-Candela luminary laser facility and most recently have been published in clinical papers on non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation techniques called "CO2RE Intima" which improves urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and laxity.  Other laser procedures include laser hair removal, rosacea treatments, photo facials, Sublative Fractional RF treatments, Sublime RF skin tightening as well as all the various procedures the CO2RE laser is capable of.  I also specialize in pre-surgery skin care protocols designed to prepare and protect the skin during surgery as well as post-surgical measures that can enhance circulation, support healing, improve immunity function, and leave the skin looking radiant and healthy with laser scar therapy protocols.

Most recently I have been added as a consultant to GuidePoint Global Advisors as well as Skin Medica, a division of Allergan to help development of new product launches.  My most recent press features include quotes in Star Magazine, "The Aesthetic Guide", abcnews.com http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/summer-shape-memorial-day-best/story?id=39007305 and an article on PRP and micro needling by the Beauty Editor of New York Social Diary http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/beauty-wellness/2015/microneedling-with-prp

I attended Brooklyn College, and after relocating to Nashville, graduated from Tennessee Technology Center where I received my aesthetics certification.  My corporate background experience includes work for a major record label as well as an internationally renowned teaching hospital.  In Nashville, I spent the majority of my aesthetics experience at the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgeon Joseph B. DeLozier III, M.D., F.A.C.S. who has been voted "Top Plastic Surgeon" in Nashville for seven years in a row, and who has been in practice more than twenty five years. After relocating back home to New York, I expanded my aesthetics experience working with veteran plastic surgeon David K. Funt, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his dermatologist wife Dr. Tina K. Funt before joining Shafer Plastic Surgery in Manhattan.

I live in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn with my creative and artistic daughter.  Together we enjoy walking in our neighborhood, exploring Prospect Park, and tasting our way through New York's amazing cafes and restaurants.  In my spare time, I take Pure Barre and dance classes, watch movies and go to local events and museums. I love cooking extravaganzas on Sundays, especially while watching the NY Giants!

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching and skin care.  Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.  Click on www.shaferplasticsurgery.com to find out more on how to schedule a complimentary skin care consultation or get details on how to start your journey to more beautiful, healthy and radiant skin.



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