Owner / Cosmetic Nurse Injector
Owner / Cosmetic Nurse Injector
Three years after launching Skin Damsel Aesthetics I am excited and humbled to
share the story of my business start-up journey with all of you supporters and
followers. From a medical background spanning over 25 years starting in
neonatal ICU nursing to cardiology research followed by medical device sales,
each of my life experiences has contributed to the creation of this venture
which I completely love.
In 2016 when I had the crazy idea to make a change in my career, Aesthetics
was a clear choice for me. Although I had experienced injectable treatments
personally, the challenges of healthy skin still escaped me in my late 30’s as I
battled cystic acne and melasma. I found myself investing countless hours
reading through skincare blogs and absorbing knowledge that I would put to
work as a skincare expert in my own business, Skin Damsel Aesthetics.
My continued pursuit of knowledge and education in aesthetics led to Botox
and Dermal filler certification in 2017. Additionally, a dozen trainings in topics
such as safety in dermal fillers, laser treatments, complex injection techniques
and business development have been my passion for the past 3 years with no
plans to stop learning.
Thanks to you, the Skin Damsel customers and family, after 3 short years we
have elevated to one of the favorite Med spas in North Dallas and have snagged
Addison’s Readers’ Choice award for best med spa. Thank you and we look
forward to the next part of the journey with you.
As a transplant from West Texas to Dallas in 2007, my family and the love of making new friends has inspired me. Beginning with graduation from Ogle Cosmetology and Beauty School in 2013 and launching iLash Studio and SkinCare of Frisco in 2013 my life has been about artistry, perfection and attention to detail. Skin Damsel is the next chapter of taking beauty and skin solutions to the next levels. As a licensed aesthetician, creating individualized health and beauty solutions for clients as people allows for a long-lasting relationship of trust. They say beauty is only skin deep…I disagree. Beauty increases self-confidence. Beauty empowers you. Increasing self-confidence through individualized health and beauty solutions. My specialties are eyelash extensions, facials, chemical peels, micro-blading, facial waxing, and making YOU feel fabulous! My clients feeling beautiful inside and out means everything to me!
Dr. Das is a board-certified interventional cardiologist and the first cardiologist in Dallas to specifically obtain board certification in Endovascular Interventions for peripheral vascular disease through the SMVB. (Society for Vascular Medicine) He specializes in minimally invasive, non-surgical therapy for heart and peripheral vascular disease. He has advanced training in cardiac, vascular and vein treatments, vascular laser and phlebectomy. Dr. Das graduated with high honors from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1990. He went on to medical residency at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1990 until 1993. He then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease from 1993 until 1996 at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, where he served as chief cardiology fellow.
Dr. Das has been in private practice with CIVA (Cardiology and Interventional Vascular Associates) since 1996 and has quickly emerged as a nationally-recognized expert in complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures. Dr. Das maintains an active second opinion clinic for offering alternative, less invasive interventional options to patients instead of open surgery for vascular disease. Dr. Das has gained great respect among his cardiac and surgical colleagues who refer the majority of Dr. Das’ nearly 1000 procedural patients per year. This level of professional respect have come from the tireless efforts to educate and train numerous physicians from around the country in the techniques of peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Das has the honor of being the cardiologist who performed President George W. Bush’s heart procedure.
Dr. Das serves as a national proctor, teaching physicians the techniques of endovascular therapy and coronary and peripheral vascular intervention through weekly demonstration courses. He also serves on the advisory council for several cardiology catheter companies is actively involved in clinical research and is a reviewer for several cardiac and vascular journals .
He has written numerous articles and abstracts and given hundreds of presentations worldwide on coronary and peripheral angioplasty and laser therapy.Dr. Das is also a founding member of VPI (VIVA Physicians, Inc.) a national, not-for-profit physician group committed to Education and Research in the fields of peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Das’ latest project is the incorporation of wellness for his patients with cardiovascular disease by partnering with LivMor the soon to be first FDA approved wearable technology for heart rate, heart rate variability, sleep patterns, respiratory rate and general wellness and health. Dr. Das will supervise the venous and vascular aesthetics portion of Skin Damsel along with the expertise of Dr. Farris.
Cari graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and began her medical career as a labor and delivery nurse.
Since her transition into the Aesthetics field over 15 years ago she was a vital part in building a large aesthetics practice in Kansas as well as training aspiring injectors at a local training center in Dallas. Cari has worked alongside one of the top plastic surgeons in the Dallas Ft. Worth area where she received extensive training in both surgical and non-surgical options.
Cari is able to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, the JUVÉDERM® family of fillers, the Restylane® family of fillers, Dysport®, Radiesse® and BELOTERO BALANCE®. In addition to injectables, she conducts SkinPen® microneedling and provides excellent skin care advice.
We are so grateful to have her be a part of the Skin Damsel team!
Zara Tariq is a Registered Nurse with almost 10 years of nursing experience. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with her BSN and MSN.
Zara started her career as a Neonatal ICU nurse. Following her passion for beauty and skincare, she transitioned into providing cosmetic injections, laser treatments, and other medical spa treatments in 2015.
Zara strives to perfect her skills and her craft, having multiple certifications from the National Laser Institute of Dallas. She continues to educate herself on the newest aesthetic techniques by attending conferences, trainings and seminars.
Having graduated recently with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in December of 2020, Zara is getting ready to sit for her board exam to be a practicing Nurse Practitioner.
She is very excited to be starting her NP career with Skin Damsel where she believes she can provide clients with the most personalized skin and anti-aging solutions.
Stephanie has over 15+ years in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology. She has a robust background in clinical dermatology and dermatological conditions, combined with extensive knowledge in aesthetics, skincare, aesthetic procedures, and lasers.
A member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Stephanie’s commitment to continued education allows her to provide the safest and most efficacious treatments. Her knowledge base combined with her ability to truly listen to her patients’ concerns afford her the ability to formulate the best treatment plans. It is her objective to arm every patient with the positives, negatives, and expectations of their procedures to ensure they can make an informed decision. Stephanie treats every patient and their aesthetic concerns uniquely and honors the trust they have in her expertise.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing chess, swimming, and watching soccer!
Affiliations and Specialties:
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Ablative Laser Resurfacing
• Non-ablative Laser Resurfacing
• IPL/Photofacial/Broadband Light
• Vascular Lasers
• RF Microneedling
• Chemical Peels
• Laser Hair Removal
• Aesthetic Consults