Simone Abel, BSN, RN, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of North Dakota. She started her nursing career in the Surgical-Trauma ICU in North Carolina, and transitioned into Neonatal ICU at Mayo Clinic. When she moved to NYC to become an Aesthetic RN Injector at a well known Plastic Surgery practice, she quickly realized this was her lifelong passion.
Simone has years of experience working as an Aesthetic RN Injector. She takes pride in creating a more attractive and youthful appearance using non-surgical methods, while continuing to create a natural appearance. She approaches all clients in a conservative manner. “Less is more. There is no reason to go 0 to 60, instead we go slow, that way we always achieve a natural appearance,“ says Simone. She is committed to continuous education in order to grow with the ever-changing techniques and products. Simone is the Director of the Medical Spa and overseas all treatments that are done in the Dermacenter Med Spa.
Melissa Kohler, Medical Aesthetician
Melissa Kohler has been a medical aesthetician at DermaCenter™ Medical Spa for 5 years. Ms. Kohler received her skin care specialist license in 2011 from Rizzieri Aveda School in Voorhees, NJ and also holds a business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Ms. Kohler has seven years of experience in the medical aesthetics field working side by side with other estheticians, doctors and plastic surgeons to create successful practices. Prior to joining DermaCenter™, she worked as an aesthetician at medical spas in Philadelphia, PA including an Assistant Clinic Manager at American Laser Skincare. Over the years she has perfected performing microdermabrasions, chemical peels, laser hair removal, micro needling, body contouring, laser skin rejuvenation, IPL treatments and more. Ms. Kohler prides herself in creating long term client relationships by making people feel beautiful and confident again in their own skin.
At DermaCenter™ Medical Spa, Ms. Kohler uses her experience to make DermaCenter™ a place where women feel comfortable with themselves and happy with their skin care needs. She is excited to be a part of a team that sees Total Wellness as the ultimate goal.
Marijana Smajic, Medical Aesthetician
Marijana is a licensed esthetician and laser technician with over 20 years of experience. Her interest for beauty, health and vitality started when she was very young and she remains a passionate advocate for her client’s confidence, education and well-being. Over the years she has perfected and applied the skills of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, microneedling, body contouring, skin tightening and other treatments amongst a diverse population. She is very familiar with the latest skin care lines such as Skinceuticals, Hylunia, Murad, Yonka Paris, Jan Marini and Dermalogica, among others. She is always looking to remain informed and up to date in the latest innovations and trends. As a professional, Marijana takes tremendous pride in her role. She has established loyal and long-standing relationships through her ability to create a sense of confidence and beauty within her clients. She is thrilled to be a new member of such a supportive and enthusiastic team and looks forward being able to expand her horizons.