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Our Team – Ft. Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale, FL – Team
Esther Elbogen is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined our practice this year after practicing dermatology and esthetics in Long Island and New York City for 13 years. She has worked with many different patient skin types and is very familiar with treating skin of color. She is extremely compassionate and loves taking care of her patients. During her first job she trained with a professor of dermatology at Albert Einstein medical school. From there she went on to work in Manhattan, treating many elite patients, including fashion designers and prime ministers of African countries. She moved on to the Bronx , where she became familiar with a subset of patients with skin of color. She is well trained in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She received her injectable certificate in 2009 And laser treatment in 2010. She has mentored physician associates students in her practice. Esther moved to South Florida in 2020 and continues to work in her field of medicine. She prides herself on her cosmetic outcome and likes to blend her acquired training with her natural artistic eye to achieve a perfectly balanced result.
Esther traveled to Masai Mara, Kenya in 2017 on a dermatology medical mission to help the under-privileged.
Esther is a mother to three girls ranging from age 15-4 and dog. She aims to balance work life with motherhood.
She enjoys traveling, working out, and trying new things such as Tuff mudder, surfing, hiking and sky diving. She is also a black belt in Pa kua. She is active community member and has volunteered in collapse of Surfside. She is also a volunteer for Atime organization, an infertility organization.
Esther received her Bachelor of Science from Touro College in Bayshore where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
She is a member of JAPA( Jewish association of physician associates ) and SDPA (society of dermatology physician assistants).
Ann-Marie Lofland received the world’s prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy, The CIDESCO (Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie) Diploma in 2002, along with being Licensed for Esthetics in Florida.
Being in the beauty and health industry for 17 years, with a focus on medical esthetics and wellness, her goal is to educate her clients on regenerative age reversal modalities, and topical nutrition to help repair, restore and enhance the health of the skin providing and delivering dramatic, long lasting results.
She passionately aims to live a holistic life and looks forward to nurturing a wonderful relationship with her clients through sharing her pearls of beauty, health, wellness and nutrition.
Karina Montgomery is a licensed medical esthetician who began her skincare education at Florida College of Natural Health in 1996. Thereafter, she worked in Boca Raton, Florida for three years before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During that time, she created her own makeup freelance company for over 15 years. After a few years on her own, she opened a salon with her family where she managed the salon and was the full-time esthetician for over 10 years. Following thereafter, she went to college to continue her education as a medical esthetician and received a license as an Electrologist and Laser Technician.
Karina followed her passion, because she loves taking care of people and making them feel beautiful in their skin. She is a perfectionist in many ways. Her experience and knowledge make an amazing medical esthetician and electrologist! Shining Way Esthetics is excited to have Karina on board to complement the many skincare procedures and treatments that we offer.