Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Medical Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Center & Aesthetic Laser Services in River Forest, IL

Kharel Baker, CLT

Kharel Baker, CLT, CCPC, CPDA

Kharel has over 22+ years as a para-medical provider in the medical spa industry. While pursuing her studies at Clark Atlanta University and Mercer University, she assisted in implementing the first medical spa in Atlanta, Georgia. She is trained in over 18 lasers.

She specializes in wound care scar revision, post-surgical scarring, laser skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, laser vein treatments, laser skin tightening, laser fat reduction, and post-mastectomy services. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.

Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS

Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS

Dr. Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS, attended the University of Wyoming, earning a BS in Zoology/Physiology (premed). He then graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1985. He completed a general surgery residency and trauma fellowship at the University of South Florida in 1991and a post-graduate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Tom Drost is currently a licensed physician and board-certified surgeon in Illinois. Dr. Tom enjoys traveling, sports, exercise, spending time with his daughter and his dogs, working in the garden, and the hobby of collecting Lionel toy trains.

Arlana Andrews, LE, C

Arlana Andrews, LE, CLT

Arlana Andrews is licensed esthetician and makeup artist for over 10 years. She has worked doing makeup for on air personalities for WLS/ABC news. She was also the premiere makeup artist and Esthetician for Allure Beauty Lounge. Arlana is highly skilled in print, runway, film, video and bridal makeup. She is a premier esthetician for exclusive brands such as Eminence skin care, VI Peel, Candela and Sciton laser hair removal.

Alexis Fullilove

Alexis Fullilove, LE

Alexis recently received her esthetician license and recently started her career with Med Aesthetics! She has a determined and bubbly personality and is excited to help clients on their wellness journey.

Alexis is a talented licensed esthetician and trained to provide customized facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, waxing, eyelash extensions, hydrafacials, makeup application, and more.

Theresa AANP

Theresa Ranta, APRN

Just Be You, PLLC

Reese (Theresa) is a board certified Adult and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years with experience in reproductive health, primary care, and urology. She transitioned to aesthetics to promote self care, confidence, and aging gracefully. She is ready to help her clients enhance their own natural beauty and create body positivity. She enjoys staying active, gardening, and spending time with her children and family.

Marisa Benakos, LE

My goal is to discuss the service(s) you are interested in and address any concerns you might have about your skin, the product, or the service(s). "I want what is best for you! I would say something that sets me apart from other estheticians is my joy in pampering my clients. I take the extra time to intentionally learn about my clients and use the best products and services possible according to their skin. This way I know that they are receiving optimal care which can alleviate any fears or concerns about a certain product on sensitive skin. I'll even throw in a complimentary relaxing facial massage that leaves my clients glowing and happy!"

Marisa's highlights:

  • Licensed esthetician for 12 years

  • Passionate about holistic health and spreading positivity •Enjoys spending time with friends and family

  • Excited to help clients look and feel their best •Specializes in customized facials, dermaplanning, chemical peels, waxing, microdermabrasion, and brow & lash tinting.

  • Marisa is also an Ambassador of organic skincare with Neals Yard Remedies Clean Beauty expert at Credo Beauty for 4 years. She is Eminence Skin Care Certified.

Vanessa Cambray, APRN

Vanessa Cambray is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner. She brings over 16 year of emergency medicine experience working across large emergency rooms including trauma hospitals in the Chicagoland area. In conjunction she started her career as an Aesthetic Nurse Injector in 2007. She graduated with her B.S.N. from Lewis University in 2006 and in 2014 received her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Governor's State University being inducted into the honors society Sigma Theta Tau. She has been a clinical nurse preceptor for Loyola University Nurse Practitioner Emergency Track program NP students. As an aesthetic injector she has trained across the country with renowned plastic and aesthetic injectors placing her training into practice by balancing great results and not compromising safety.

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