Meet Our Experienced Team
Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAAM, is triple Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bariatric Medicine and Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine. She is also certified in Sex Therapy. Dr. Hakkarainen specializes in functional medicine and hormonal health and is a professor of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is involved in her community, chairing and sitting on numerous boards. In her spare time, Dr. Hakkarainen plays the violin. She lectures nationally, has appeared on Lifetime Television and ABC News and writes articles for numerous publications.
Samuel Lederman, MD, FACOG is Co-Director of Laser Skin & Wellness, has over 20 years of experience in Laser Surgery. He lectures nationally and internationally on cosmetic laser procedures for the treatment of hirsutism, spider veins, and wrinkles. He is Board Certified in OB/GYN with practices in Lake Worth and West Palm Beach. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of Altus Research. For the past 17 years he has been involved in studies ranging from, birth control, UTI’s, arthritis, dermatitis, fat reduction, scarring and vaccinations, to name a few.
Pam Ross, PA-C has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant for the past 11 years. Specializing in Aesthetic Medicine, Pam keeps up to date on the latest injectables by attending the yearly Aesthetic Extender Symposium. She has extensive training with Dysport®, BOTOX®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Kybella®.
Nicole Engler, CME is a Certified Medical Electrologist with additional certification and training on lasers for hair removal. Nicki received her training at the Hollywood Institute of Beauty and continues to update her knowledge by attending yearly educational seminars in this ever-changing field. She has been a part of the Laser Skin & Wellness team for more than 14 years! Nicki is an expert on all skin types for Laser Hair Removal. She also performs IPL and Titan/Genesis treatments.
Karen Helen Renfro, LE is a Licensed Esthetician who is excited to join the Laser Skin & Wellness team. Originally from England and trained in Arizona, she worked for many years for a large skin care company educating and training estheticians in Arizona and California. Karen make a great team advising patients about treatment options and best product choices for each individual’s needs. Her extensive knowledge about skin care and her nurturing personality makes her a great addition to our family!
Malinda White, CME & Esthetician is an experienced Laser Technician in addition to being a licensed Esthetician. She started her career at American Laser Centers over 10 years ago and we are excited to have such a knowledgeable professional on our staff. Malinda specializes in all laser treatments including Laser Hair Removal, Titan/Genesis, as well as RF devices, IPL and micro-needling.
AnnMarie Koehler, Medical Assistant & Nutrition Specialist utilizes her passion for nutrition in her approach to guiding patients on their health and weight loss journey. She will work with your individual lifestyle to yield sustainable results. AnnMarie is also a Certified Medical Assistant and will discuss specialty testing, draw blood and explain results in a clear and concise manner.
Jackie Pett, LE & Health Coach is our health and wellness specialist with a diverse background including esthetics, medical assisting, health coaching and fitness. She received her B.S. degree from Everglades University with a concentration in Alternative Medicine. To deliver optimal results, Jackie takes a holistic approach to help you reach your goals by including elements of anti-aging, lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition.