Our Founder

Picture of Dr Roxana Barad, founder of the illuminated skincare
ROXANA BARAD, MD comes from a family focused on beauty and health. Her mother is a Paris-trained skin care specialist and has passed down her knowledge of European skin care.

Dr. Barad is well known in Pittsburgh for her aesthetic expertise, artistic eye, holistic approach and keen ability to help people achieve the natural looks they desire. And while her medical practice has been thriving for the past 20 years, her interest in aesthetics actually goes all the way back to her childhood. She learned early-on the value of taking care of your skin… both on the outside as well as on the inside.

“I developed an early appreciation for this field as my mother opened the first aesthetic studios in northern California. She was and is an aesthetician, having trained in Paris, France. My medical background, combined with my interest in art and my artistic abilities, have been a natural fit for this specialty. Over the years I’ve developed an interest in alternative medicine as my involvement in anti-aging medicine has evolved. There is evidence that natural pathways to health have wide-reaching ramifications which reflect in one’s appearance and wellbeing. The skin, as the largest organ of our body, reflects one’s general health, hormone balance, nutritional state and psychological state. An integrative approach to skin care and rejuvenation optimizes aesthetic outcomes and can improve health.”

Dr. Barad is one of the few aesthetic physicians in Pennsylvania applying a holistic approach to her practice. She personally sees every skin rejuvenation client and is known for her artistic eye and superior skills. Recognized in the industry for her skills, Dr. Barad has been selected by manufacturers to train other physicians and medical professionals in the aesthetic use of Botox®, Dysport, Restylane®, Juvederm® and Sculptra®. She has trained over 100 physicians from all over the United States and has treated many of them for their own personal aesthetic concern.

Roxana Barad, MD is a board certified physician and oculoplastic surgeon. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College, followed by internship at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, then fellowship training at Harvard. With over 20 years of experience using Botox®, lasers and permanent cosmetics in treating her eye patients, adding the Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center to her practice was a natural extension. Dr. Barad is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
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