Meet The Team
All of Beauty & Body staff attends yearly esthetic conferences
and receive regular hands on education to perfect their crafts in
order to provide a safe, natural and pleasing result.
Meet The Team
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, California. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1989 and has been in practice for 30 years.
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
August 1985-May 1989
Doctor of Medicine, May 1989
- Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, March 27, 1999
- Certified, American Board of Surgery, June 1996
- Certified, Candela Tunable Dye Laser, Sclerolaser
- Certified Coherent Ultrapulse CO2 Laser
Certified, Agee Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Member, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
- Member, California Society of Plastic Surgery
- Member, California Medical Association
Member, San Diego Medical Society
Chi grew up in Canada and moved to San Diego in 1992 where she obtain her Cosmetology and Massage Therapy license. She worked as a hairstylist, esthetician/makeup artist and massage therapist at various salons, resort and dermatology offices. It was when working as an esthetician in a dermatologist office that she found her passion and interest in esthetic medicine. That lead her to return to school to get her BSN degree in 2007 and she has been an esthetic RN since then. She feels that her experience in the beauty industry has helped her become a better injector and skin care provider. She enjoys helping her clients look better not different and believes that continuing education is important as new and emerging techniques are being develop each year. All Med Lounge staffs attend yearly esthetic conference and receive regular hands on education to perfect their crafts in order to provide a safe, natural and pleasing result.
Genya Liff, is an FNP, and BCNP, with 20 years of rich experience in diverse areas of medicine. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Genya worked as a registered nurse in multiple hospital settings and departments, always providing exceptional patient care. Genya continued her education and successfully completed her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2002. She subsequently worked in areas of primary care, women’s health, and pain management. She was always passionate about helping people address signs of aging and well-being which brought her into her current area of specialization, aesthetic medicine. Genya has become an expert injector and has performed hundreds of laser treatments, micro-needling, fractional co2 laser and many other aesthetic procedures. Genya enjoys working closely with her patients to help them achieve their goals and takes great pride in seeing their visions come alive. She strives to educate and inform her patients at every step of the process to make sure they are completely comfortable and aware of what to expect from each procedure.
Heidi’s interest in healthcare started with a strong desire to help people and provide them with the same level of care she would want to be provided to her family, friends, and herself. Her aspiration to deliver safe and effective care to all patients resulted in a diverse nursing background ranging from the birthing mother and newborn to the critical patient in the intensive care unit. Over the years she found herself wanting to take on a bigger role in the planning and implementation of quality patient care and decided to expand her knowledge, skills, and scope of practice by becoming a family nurse practitioner.
She utilizes her over 20-year background in healthcare and incorporates her experience, knowledge, and caring nature into her role as an aesthetic nurse practitioner. Heidi believes in the creation of a healing environment to ensure her patients have the opportunity to develop rapport, feel safe, and are encouraged to openly communicate as she provides aesthetic services and strives to work as a team with her patients to help them achieve their goals.
Stephanie Sramek is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in Emergency Medicine and is excited to be a part of aesthetic medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree from UCSB in 2006 and went on to attend Azusa Pacific University in 2014 obtaining her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. With over a decade in acute care experience, Stephanie is passionate about providing individualized and natural results to optimize each client’s aesthetic needs and physical beauty. As a working mother of two, she understands the need to take care of yourself first so you are best able to care for others.
Cindy Tran, RN is a San Diego native with experience working at Sharp Hospital and in psychiatric, adult mental health. She obtained her BSN from National University and her Bachelor of Science in biology from SDSU. While also working as a certified makeup artist and hair professional, Cindy is dedicated to helping others embrace their individuality through her versatile expertise. This is a strong value as she has dealt with her personal history of acne and acne scarring – encouraging her to find a remedy while feeling in harmony with her whole self. Cindy exercises a unique ability in nurturing a sincere, comfortable, and detail-oriented approach supporting each client to feel like an elevated version of themselves – she is loyal to her craft and committed to refining her skill set every day!
Natasha works in the medical field as both an aesthetic RN and also at the hospital as a neuro RN. She was previously working at the BBML front desk before obtaining her Registered Nurse license from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She is now on the medical side of the medspa, meeting with clients and consulting to achieve their beauty goals. She loves learning about the various aesthetic techniques that can be individualized for a person based on their desires. She plans to one day further her education and become a nurse practitioner.
Tava is a native San Diegan and has been a licensed Esthetician since 2011. After experiencing her own major improvements from having acne and sensitive skin, she was inspired to help others with her knowledge and own personal experience. Before making the career change to the spa industry, she worked as a restaurant manager. While there, her dedication to customer service easily transferred over to a new position as the front desk Receptionist at Beauty and Body Med Lounge. Today, she still enjoys helping clients at the front desk as well as helping clients with their skincare and waxing needs
Roxy was born and raised in San Diego with over 12 years experience in the beauty industry. She specializes in mixing her holistic training with medical grade treatments. Her treatments aim to be corrective and result driven. It’s her goal to always leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. When she’s not in the treatment room you can find her in the desert or on the beach with her 4 kids. She hopes to be the reason you fall in love with your skin!
Aesthetician, Front Desk Coordinator & Medical Assistant
Carly has been an Esthetician since 2021 when she earned her Esthetician’s license from Bellus Academy in San Diego. Carly worked the front desk at Beauty & Body in 2020 before opening her own salon suite. Now she is back with the Beauty & Body family, providing aesthetic services here. Prior to becoming an Esthetician, she spent her early adulthood in the US Army where her true mission was doing brows in the barracks; it was destined for her to find a passion in esthetics after finishing up her military career. She specializes in sugar hair removal tailored to fit each of her clients needs. She is very passionate about aesthetics and helping others love the skin that they’re in!
Front Desk & Marketing Manager
Alana is a recent graduate from San Diego State University, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. She has worked as a secretary for Dr. Handler, and a front desk coordinator for Beauty and Body since 2019. Alana has always found an interest in the beauty industry, and loves being able to use her marketing degree in the esthetics field. Alana is passionate about coordinating the marketing aspects of Beauty and Body.
Front Desk Manager & Medical Assistant
Sharon is our front desk manager. In addition to her various managerial duties, Sharon assists our nurses with treatments, such as Radiesse BBL injections and CO2 Laser. She has been with our team for 3 years and enjoys learning about the constantly shifting landscape of aesthetic medicine. Sharon graduated from UCSD in 2021 with a degree in cognitive science with specialization in neuroscience. In her free time, Sharon loves baking and taking her golden retriever to the dog park.
Front Desk Coordinator & Medial Assistant
Tali graduated from UCSD in 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science with specialization in Neuroscience. She completed a certification to become a Medical Assistant in 2022. Tali has a huge passion for the medical industry and is currently continuing her education to become a Doctor in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She has been a part of the Beauty & Body Medlounge team since 2020. You can find her assisting our amazing nurses or at the front desk helping with reception.
Front Desk Coordinator & Social Media
Kelsi is currently attending school at San Diego State University and is expected to graduate in 2024 with her Bachelor’s in Accounting. She started with the Beauty & Body Medlounge team in the beginning of 2022. Kelsi works at the front desk and helps coordinate social media. She has a passion for furthering her knowledge of the medical aesthetics industry and loves helping out our patients with pricing and numbers for our many different services
Front Desk Coordinator, Aesthetician & Social Media
After graduating esthetics school in 2017, Ajanae has had a passion for medical aesthetics. She’s worked in the Aesthetics industry for over 3 years and alongside Beauty and Body Medlounge since July of 2022. Since her time starting with BBML, she’s taken on responsibilities as both receptionist and esthetician.
Front Desk Coordinator & Medical Assistant
Thy was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She is currently a Medical Assistant at an Urgent Care, while studying and applying to medical school to become a provider. If there was one word that would describe her, it would be a “daredevil” because she likes to take on challenges that no person would dare to, such as learning, and getting certified , to drive F1 vehicles (she is currently finding courses at this time).
She plays 5 different instruments: guitar, bass guitar, violin, piano and the drums. In her down time, she likes to go sailing, suba diving or jammimg out to jazz music while sipping on a tasty cup of coffee.
His career started in 1982 working as a protege for Allen Benfield Bush who was inducted into the Vidal Sassoon Hall of Fame as one of the top hair educators in the world. He has worked an many hair shows across Southern California as have been a hair care educator for major hair care manufacturers. Denny opened his own salon, Citadel salon, in 1986 and in 1998. I opened Salon Forte that is now Beauty and Body Med Spa and Salon. Over 36 years in the business, Denny continues to take classes to stay sharp with the current styles. He specializes in precision haircutting using volumetrics.
Lisa has been a hairdresser for 22 years specializing in color and cutting. She taught hair cutting classes for two years with Tony & Guy and is a certified Loreal Colorist. Lisa is also certified through Peter Coppola to do Keratin smoothing treatments. With plenty of experience, Lisa is confident in making your hair look great!
April has been doing hair for 15 years. She attended Great Lengths Academy in Beverly Hills and specializes in Great Lengths Extensions. April loves to use her artistic talents in color and cutting. In her spare time, you can find her rescuing parrots and educating the public on how to care for our feathered friends.
Brett been working in San Diego has a hairstylist for the past 11 years. She specializes in color, blondes and hi-lites, short haircuts, long sexy layered cuts, men’s cuts, and styling. She also offers the Cezanne smoothing treatment. Brett is a San Diego Girl who loves working behind the chair. “I have been beyond blessed with the most amazing clients who make me thankful every day for my career”.