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Meet HJ
Heather Jane McHugh, APRN

 

Double board Certified in

adult-geriatric acute care medicine and

aesthetic medicine

Nurse practitioner

CERTIFIED INJECTOR

CERTIFIED VAMPIRE PROCEDURE SPECIALIST

HYDRAFACIAL LICENSED PROFESSIONAL

geneo professional ambassadoR

LASER SPECIALIST

CERTIFIED P-SHOT/O-SHOT PROVIDEr

CHEMICAL PEEL PROVIDER

Cyroskin certified provider

IS CLINICAL PROVIDER

cellular medicine association member

aesthetic instructor

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i am patiently waiting as your 'well-being ambassador,' Ready to help my clients take the next step. 

Everyone deserves to feel like gold.

Heather Jane "HJ" McHugh is double board certified and committed to providing clients safe, accessible, and high quality care from consultation to end of session.

An eastern Connecticut-native, HJ received her B.S. & M.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). At the start of her career, she served the critically ill and trained nurses and paramedic students at a local tertiary hospital while also working as a nurse consultant for daycares throughout the State of Connecticut. Upon completion of her Masters program as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, HJ served 2 years as a Hospitalist at a local community hospital and received the Mid-level Provider of the Year award in 2016. During this time, she also served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Peer Review Committee and the Patient Throughput Committee.  She began her aesthetic journey in 2018 and in 2020 she became double board certified by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine in Aesthetics. 

Her passion for specialization then led her to a position as the Office APRN at an office specializing in Vascular Treatment in Glastonbury, CT, where she routinely performed visually guided and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, consults, & the management of acute and chronic diseases while visiting nearby offices providing educational sessions on the chronic and progressive disease known as venous insufficiency. HJ completed an in depth focused fellowship in the treatment of vein disease, and was later nominated by her colleagues to serve on the Vein Clinics of America nationwide Peer Review Committee. She helped the Glastonbury Clinic break consultation records and patient-sought-treatment on a monthly basis and earning its position as one of the top five clinics in the nation. Today, she serves as a member of the American Nurse Association, American Nurse Association of Connecticut, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Critical Care Nurses, American Academy of Procedural Medicine, American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and Cellular Medicine Association.

HJ's interest in aesthetic medicine began while treating vein disease after hearing of unfavorable experiences. She was confident that she could help her friends and healthy individuals improve their aesthetic well-being holistically and began training across the country to broaden her aesthetic education. She delivers patient care with the same focus, compassion and integrity that one should receive in an acute situation. She found in her approach patients were returning reporting increased confidence and energy experienced with their refreshed skin. With these improvements patients found other aspects in their life improved for the better. She found that a patient-centered and education based approach were improving patient’s compliance with preventative care, procedure results and overall self-esteem solidifying her position in aesthetic medicine.

 

"The medical profession at large remains so consumed with helping someone who is ill get better, but once the person is better, who is there to help them reach the next level holistically? That is where I am patiently waiting as your 'Well-Being Ambassador,' ready to help my patients take the next step.  Everyone deserves to feel like gold".

 

When not occupied providing patients with exceptional holistic care performing the newest advancements in medical technology, HJ enjoys going to baseball games, painting, sewing, off-roading, snowboarding and spending time visiting her family in South Carolina and Illinois.  

Cheryl Spano Lonis is an experienced Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who is excited to work with patients to find a holistic balance in what will help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

 

Cheryl graduated with her M.S. in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2013, and  has had the pleasure of caring for more disadvantaged populations.  Cheryl having been an avid consumer of the aesthetic market and the products we have to offer, led her on the journey to become an aesthetic practitioner. Having benefited from both sides of the treatment as the patient and the provider, she is dedicated to ensuring comfort throughout your appointment.

 

"I truly want to help people reach their aesthetic goals, as I personally have benefitted from the many treatments and products offered today. After seeing the impact these treatments and products have had on my own skin I'm excited to watch my patient's transformations as well!"

 

Cheryl not only loves providing health care to the disadvantaged population, she also loves guiding patient's on their aesthetic journey, to share  results that she herself has experienced. In her spare time she enjoys Biblical studies, spending time with her cherished family and granddaughter.

Cheryl Spano Lonis, APRN

 

board Certified in primary care medicine 

nurse practitioner

HYDRAFACIAL certified PROFESSIONAL

geneo professional ambassador

laser specialist

Cyroskin certified provider

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i am patiently waiting as your 'well-being ambassador,' Ready to help my clients take the next step. 

Everyone deserves to feel like gold.

Joscelyn
Gomez, RN

aesthetic nurse

registered nursE

CERTIFIED NURSE INJECTOR

HYDRAFACIAL PROFESSIONAL AMBASSADOR

geneo PROFESSIONAL ambassadoR

LASER SPECIALIST

CHEMICAL PEEL PROVIDER

is clinical provider

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Joscelyn Gomez is a Western Mass native attended American International College in Springfield MA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, and Minored in Psychology. Joscelyn began her nursing career at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA. Joscelyn has experience in Hospice, Phlebotomy, Cardiac Intervention, Labor and Delivery, Surgical and Post Operative Care. She continuously focuses on maintaining the patient's overall health, patient comfort, safety, and patient satisfaction. Joscelyn has also dedicated years of her time as a Volunteer with the American Red Cross of Springfield, MA, where she assisted in the process of blood donation.

 

Joscelyn began her Aesthetics journey in 2020. She believes that self-acceptance consists of three components: physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. She initially set out on her health care journey, with great motivation and intention of working in Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. She strongly believes in helping patients improve their psychological confidence, meet their physical desires, spiritual growth, and overall wellness. She is a bright, and energetic nurse. As she herself has greatly struggled with acne, she intends to help those who have walked in the same shoes dealing with acne, weight loss and hiding behind the mirror. 

 

"This is the ME era. It's all about investing in yourself, self-love and feeling confident in your own skin. I cannot wait to join you on your journey.

 

On her off time Joscelyn spends her time focusing on her physical health. She also takes pride in her devotion to her son.

 

Laura
Thompson, RN

aesthetic nurse

 

registered nursE

certified nurse injector

geneo PROFESSIONAL ambassador

Cyroskin certified provider

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Laura Thompson is an experienced Critical Care Registered Nurse who is excited to work with patients to find a holistic balance in what will help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

 

A north central Connecticut native who graduated with her B.S. in Nursing from Simmons University, Laura has spent the majority of her career caring for critically ill patients in the hospital. After spending 10 years down in North Carolina, Laura has made her way back home to Connecticut. Laura is currently enrolled in Georgetown’s Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. 

While Laura has been an avid consumer of the aesthetic market exploring products and all it has to offer, she has begun her journey in becoming an aesthetic practitioner. With the experience she brings on both sides of a treatment as the patient and the provider she is dedicated to ensuring comfort throughout your appointment.

 

"As a nurse, I’ve always been trained to help people become their healthiest versions of themselves. I am now taking that mentality and bringing it into the aesthetic field where I can help individuals become more healthy and confident in themselves".

When Laura is not caring for the critically ill population in the hospital or guiding patient's on their aesthetic journey, she enjoys spending time outside with her dogs and working with her bee hives. 

Natalie
Gonzalez, RN

aesthetic nurse

 

registered nurse

geneo PROFESSIONAL ambassador

CHEMICAL PEEL PROVIDER

IS CLINICAL PROVIDER

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Natalie Gonzalez is a registered nurse and has been in the healthcare industry for over seventeen years.

 

Natalie received her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and holds RN licenses in the state of Connecticut as well as Massachusetts. She has dedicated those years to putting patients safety, health, and overall well being at the forefront of her responsibilities. Her jobs have entailed tracking patient treatments, devising care plans, and providing direct medical care to trauma, surgical, and medical patients within the hospital setting. She believes that every single life matters, so she ensures that every day she her patients needs are handled with great care and attention.

 

As an aesthetic nurse her goals are to provide a one-of-a-kind beauty experience by using innovative techniques and quality products to achieve stunning, personalized looks that enhance your natural beauty.

"As a nurse we often don't care for ourselves the way we care for our patients. I believe self-care time spent in the gym and on your appearance isn't selfish or self-absorbed, its a necessity, especially as a mother and partner who is always focusing on everyone else's needs predominately. Set aside time for me to join you on what makes you feel like YOU on your journey together."

When she’s not taking care of patients, she loves staying active and spending time with her family.  She has a passion for hitting the gym for a good sweat session, getting outside for a run, hike, and to play various sports.  As a mom she believes staying healthy through exercise has allowed her to keep up and bond with her children to maintain a healthy lifestyle for her family.  

Alexa
Fronsaglia, RN

aesthetic nurse

 

registered nurSE

certified nurse injector

geneo PROFESSIONAL ambassador

Cyroskin certified provideR

IS CLINICAL PROVIDER

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Alexa Fronsaglia is an experienced Registered Nurse specializing in cardiac and aesthtics with a passion that lies in beauty and skin. 

 

Alexa is from Southern Connecticut and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. Upon graduation, Alexa worked in cardiology for the Yale New Haven Health system. She is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Chamberlain University to pursue becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner to further her aesthetic career.

 

Since she was in high school, Alexa has been a part of the cosmetic industry in makeup artistry. While attending nursing school, she became a consumer of aesthetic services herself and a new passion was born, in which she is now pursuing.

"Confidence is second nature when you feel good about yourself, and you feel your best when you look your best." 

 

In her free time, Alexa enjoys hitting the slopes on her skis, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. 

India
Ramos, LE

lead esthetician

licensed esthetician

facialist

hair removal specialist

LASH LIFT PROVIDER

LASH EXTENSION PROVIDER

body treatment provider

geneo PROFESSIONAL ambassador

CHEMICAL PEEL PROVIDER

IS CLINICAL PROVIDER

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India Ramos is an experienced Licensed Esthetician who specializes in facials, waxing, lash and brow treatments.

She has been treating clients in her community in North Eastern Connecticut where she grew up. 

 

"It is my passion to make everyone that visits me feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Even though these beauty services might be considered small, I've seen how they can make a huge impact on someone's life".

When India is not spending time performing services for her clients she is learning more about beauty and aesthetic treatments, a few of the things she loves the most!

Beth
Lopez, LMT

LEAD MASSAGE THERAPIST

 

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

DEEP TISSUE SPECIALIST

THERAPEUTIC SPECIALIST

PRENATAL SPECIALIST

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Beth Lopez is an experienced and highly sought after local licensed massage therapist as well as the owner of Solace Massage and Wellness, LLC.

 

She has been providing highly skilled, client centered and relaxation promoting therapeutic massages for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including luxury spas, the office of a chiropractor as well as in the community at various events.  She is excited to expand her private practice to be able to address her patients in her own unique holistic approach from her environment created to promote relaxation, stress reduction and pampering all the way through her therapeutic touch treatments. 

She graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2003 and continues her education by participating in ongoing training which has included prenatal massage, cupping, ethics, aromatherapy, and shamanic energy work. She loves learning about new topics that expand the variety of tools she has to offer her clients.

 

She is fully committed to working with her clients helping to identify and determine your specific goals and to help to meet those goals safely during each session. 

 

"Whether it's stress relief or helping you to overcome an injury, I feel massage is an important element in today's hectic environment.. Take time for yourself and feel more present in your body during a massage with me".

When Beth is not providing relaxing therapeutic massages for her clients or learning about new topics to expand upon she enjoys spending time traveling. 

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