Meet Our Staff
As the only medical spa in Pittsburgh that offers a holistic approach, we know how important it is to train our medical aestheticians. You can count on us to safely and comfortably deliver results as all of our staff has been trained by Dr. Barad, a board certified surgeon with an artistic eye and woman’s touch to help you look and feel your very best at any age.
Following the European tradition of continuous education based on science and technology, outside trainers are brought in to ensure everyone is up-to-date on to the latest techniques, products and devices. Your experience and outcomes are our highest priority.
Erin Crombie, Front Office Manager
Erin has an extensive background in customer relations, customer service and patient coordination. With over 20 years implementing these skills, along with her positive energy, Erin makes a great addition to Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center. With a welcoming personality, Erin embraces the opportunity to work with Dr. Barad and her team, assisting clients in all their aesthetic needs. She has always had an interest in the world of beauty and looks forward to meeting and helping you to feel your best.
Shana Lohr, Lead Aesthetician
Shana Lohr is the lead Medical Aesthetician at Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center. You can rest assured that you are in good hands as Shana has over 14 years experience in the beauty industry and over 10 years in skin care. In 2003 she attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for special effects make-up. This led her on a path to training at South Hills Beauty Academy, after which she received her skincare license in 2007. In addition, Shana has obtained professional training and experience providing cosmetic services, including Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal, Photo Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Acne Treatments, many laser therapies, facial treatments, skin tightening, and body contouring. Shana is very knowledgeable and takes the necessary time to listen to your skin care needs and concerns. She will recommend a treatment plan, including at-home maintenance that will give you the results you’re looking for.
Violet Gromley, Permanent Make Up
Violet Gromley has been a licensed Cosmetologist for over 25 years. After receiving training from the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics (Micropigmentation) in 2008, she became a Certified Advanced Intradermal Cosmetic Technician. Violet is a talented makeup artist and is passionate about helping people to feel great about themselves and their appearance. If you are looking to save time getting ready in the morning or not losing your eyeliner or brows in the pool or surf, permanent makeup is your answer! Violet has helped many clients look their best at all times, day or night.
Barbara Calcagni, CCT II, Clinical Thermographer
Barbara is a Certified Level II Clinical Thermographer who had extensive training and certification with Meditherm in the UK. She has since returned to her hometown to help patients with detection of inflammation, pain, disease, and early breast abnormalities by way of thermal imaging. Barbara has been employed by Meditherm for four years prior to beginning her own business. She is passionate about Thermography and believes in painless non-invasive ways to prevent and detect early changes in the body.
Carissa Fox, Medical Aesthetician
Carissa Fox is a licensed Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist with over 12 years experience in the medical spa and aesthetic industry. Carissa has advanced training and expertise in Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal, Fractional Resurfacing, Scar Treatments, Stretch Mark Treatments, Photo Rejuvenation using various laser and light modalities, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Skin Analysis, body contouring with SculpSure, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Acne Treatments and IPL.
Carissa is very knowledgeable and prides herself in keeping up with industry knowledge by studying new and advanced technologies. She enjoys taking care of client’s aesthetic concerns and delivering the best possible results. We are delighted to have Carissa join our practice and become part of our team.