About Our TeamOur practice is a Black Diamond Alergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Volbella provider. This means all of our practitioners have extensive treating you with Allergan products. We are also Abassdors for Merz, the makers of Radiesse, Belotero and Xeomin. This means you can count on practitioners who have seen a wide variety of patients with a great breadth of concerns and are able to help identify the right solution for you. Similarly, they know what works and what does it, who will never suggest or use anything that they are not confident wil achieve the desird results.
Laurie Tare, PA-C
Laurie Tare is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Laurie has been a PA since 2002 and for the last 11 years has been working in plastic surgery with a focus on aesthetics.
Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science and graduated cum laude from Touro College's PA program.
Laurie is an experienced injector in all types of neuromuscular modulators, including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, and dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero and Restylane.
She uses advanced techniques and artistic ability to customize each patient's treatment with the highest regard for safety and precision. With her warm personality and love of medicine, her patients feel at ease with her and leave feeling confident and well taken care of.
Lauren Shanker, NP
Lauren is a board certified Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with 9 years of experience in aesthetic medicine.
She initially started her career as a cardiac nurse while attending a Masters in Science program at NYU. While there, she specialized in acute care, and she continues to work as a Nurse Practitioner at a hospital to this day.
In 2007, Lauren decided that she wanted to help others look as well as feel better, recognizing the two are intimately related. She enjoys taking care of sick patients and being able to see them walk out the door healthier and she wanted to make people feel better on the outside as well as the inside!
That is when she decided to get trained to inject Botox and Fillers and she has been practicing aesthetic medicine ever since!
Karen Lessing, RN, BSN
Karen has served as an Allergan Certified Educator (ACE) since 2012 and is one of the most sought-after trainers in the United States, educating physicians, physician assistants, and nurses across the country. Since 2007, Karen has been working as an injector of Botox and dermal fillers. In addition, she has worked in aesthetic medicine and/or plastic surgery for 17 years!
From 2002 to 2007, Karen worked in facial and reconstructive surgery performing pre-operative photography, teaching, and doing surgical consultations, scheduling, and postoperative care.
From 1998 to 2002, Karen worked in the New York University Hospital operating room in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand, occuloplastic, and general surgery.
Janet Bowen-Notes, L.E. (Licensed Esthetician)
Janet is a licensed medical esthetician and a skincare specialist coveted throughout Manhattan. Her cutting edge skincare treatments apply the latest in technologies and aesthetics techniques and incorporate highly effective cosmeceutical skincare products, giving each patient outstanding results.
She has worked around the nation with award winning dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons since 2005. Janet’s loyal clientele have benefited from her passion and the individualized treatment regimens she carefully selects to provide optimal results. Janet has been profiled in magazines and her entrusted clientele include celebrities and models.
Janet’s philosophy is founded on the concept that the skin is a living organism and it is critical to match the unique requirements of the environment, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, and climate changes to the individual’s immediate needs in order to achieve beautiful skin.
Her background includes aesthetic consulting services where she applied her comprehensive aesthetic knowledge for the development of spas across the New York City area and a decade long career as a fashion model allowing her to understand the importance of putting your best face forward.
Janet utilizes a wide range of skin therapies in her treatments and will customize her treatment plan for your unique circumstance.
Philip Roux-Lough, MD
Dr. Philip O. Roux-Lough earned his MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his BA/MS in Applied Physics at Harvard University. Dr. Philip then completed his residency in neurological surgery at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, and the Albert Einstein College Hospital in New York. He then became a
board-certifiedneurosurgeon and established a practice in New York and New Jersey.
Having retired from the active practice of neurosurgery, Dr. Philip now focuses on the forefront of the evolving field of aesthetic medicine. Philip is certified by the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), is a member of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
Click here to watch Dr. Philip describing his practice with Rejuvenation NYC.