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Karen Albright

CoolSculpting University Certified

Karen Albright is the owner of BodyLase®, a medical spa with two locations in the Triangle. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and University of Connecticut School of Law. After practicing law with a large firm in Connecticut for several years, Karen moved to Raleigh in 1994 with her husband and children. Soon after coming to Raleigh, she taught legal writing at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Duke Law School.

In 2002, Karen opened BodyLase Laser Hair Removal with her husband, Dr. Daniel Albright. Karen has grown and expanded the company into a million dollar business. BodyLase® now has two locations and offers a multitude of cosmetic medical and traditional spa services.

In 2009, Karen was received the Women in Business Award by the Triangle Business Journal. In June of 2010, Karen was honored as Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Raleigh Chapter. In 2011 and 2013, Karen was awarded the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Steady Growth and Profitability Award for the success of BodyLase Skin Spa. In 2011, Karen was named a Woman Extraordinaire by Business Leader Magazine. In 2012, Karen received the distinguished Top 50 Entrepreneurs.

She currently resides in North Raleigh with her husband and three children.



Rita Arcaya

CoolSculpting University Certified

Rita is a Licensed Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. She is a native Peruvian and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Rita is certified in the medical benefits of the Obagi skincare system. Rita has years of experience in skincare and cosmetics and she loves to help her clients achieve a beautiful, clear, and radiant complexion. Rita strives to create a positive difference in her clients’ lives through her work. She enjoys traveling, crafting, and most importantly her chosen path in the aesthetic field. Rita takes pride in providing exceptional customer service and achieving amazing results for her clients.


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Brittany Bulzan

CoolSculpting University Certified

Brittany has been dedicated to her career at BodyLase® since 2008. As the Raleigh Spa Manager, Brittany loves to make sure every client has a wonderful experience while addressing all of their concerns/needs. She feels blessed to be a part of a team who strives for excellence and who builds a positive family spirit. When she is not working, Brittany loves beach weekends on the boat with her husband, traveling near and far, and enjoys hanging out with her little miniature Dachshund, Pickle!



Sarah Flores

CoolSculpting University Certified

Sarah was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  After serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps, she relocated to North Carolina.  Upon receiving her Massage and Bodywork Therapy Diploma from the Body Therapy Institute, she went on to study Esthetics Technology at Miller-Motte College.  As the Cary Spa Manager, Sarah enjoys being able to combine the administrative and managerial skills she developed in the Marine Corps with her training in the Massage and Esthetics fields in order to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction.  She loves seeing guests happy with their services and excited about their results.  In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, live music, extreme sports, and spending time with her family, friends, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Ziggy.


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Kandi Hall

CoolSculpting University Certified

Kandi Hall was raised in Knightdale, North Carolina. As a child she dreamed of playing in the National Football League. However, as an adult, she found her niche as a skin care consultant and makeup artist for Lancome Paris in 2006. Fascinated with skin and its conditions she enrolled in the aesthetics program at Mitchell’s Academy and began her career as medical aesthetician/laser technician and did part time work as a wax specialist at a waxing spa. We were glad to add her to our team in January 2014. She became a Medical Assistant in the Fall of 2014 and aspires to become a physicians assistant in the near future. In her free time she continues to do photography and wedding makeup. Her goal is to provide excellent customer service and great results to exceed the needs of her clients.



John Marks, MD

Dr. Marks graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1973, attended medical school at UNC – Chapel Hill, completed his Ob-Gyn residency with the University of Florida, and is a member of the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians. He returned to Raleigh, NC in 1985 to be close to family and old friends. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Marks worked as a clinical instructor for the WakeMed/UNC teaching service from 1985 until 2000.

Dr. Marks experience with lasers began in early 1980 when CO2 lasers were first introduced into surgical practice. In 1998 he was one of the first providers in the area to offer laser hair removal and has performed over 3,100 of these procedures. Dr. Marks was an early adopter of minimally invasive laparoscopy techniques and after twelve years of honing these skills, he brings passionate perfectionism to his minimally invasive surgery practice.



Lydia O’Bannon, PA-C

Lydia is an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant. She was an NCAA Division 1 gymnast at Kent State University, and an All-American Scholar Athlete before working in emergency medicine and attending Towson University for her masters degree. Lydia loves to help people feel confident in themselves and enjoys aesthetic medicine. When she isn’t working, you will likely find her working out or coaching at Black Bolt CrossFit- Cary’s newest CrossFit facility! She loves pushing people to be the best version of themselves, in whatever way she can! Lydia enjoys traveling in her spare time.



Julia Pjetraj, NP

Julia is a North Carolina native who lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children. She attended UNC at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She practiced as an RN at Rex Healthcare and then returned to UNC where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing and completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She worked in the field of Dermatology at Duke and in private practice for several years before discovering the wonderful world of Aesthetics. Julia has been providing aesthetic services such as Botox and dermal fillers at BodyLase® for almost 5 years . She loves working with her clients to help them attain the beautiful results they desire.



Andrea Palomino

Andrea is fluent in Spanish and English. She enjoys assisting clients by recommending treatments and procedures to fit their needs.

Andrea was born in Spain, and has lived in Raleigh, NC for most of her life. She not only loves to provide great customer service but she also loves seeing clients happy with the results BodyLase® helps them achieve.



Jessica Portnoy, RN

CoolSculpting University Certified

Jessica is a Registered Nurse who started working for BodyLase® in 2006 pursuing her love of medical aesthetics and anti aging. Jessica has completed certifications in all procedures BodyLase® has to offer. She enjoys furthering her knowledge by attending extensive continuing education for dermal fillers, neurotoxins and other anti-aging techniques. Jessica loves the pace of her job and one on one contact with her patients. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and travels whenever she gets the opportunity.


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Tasha Rowland

Tasha was born and raised in Raleigh, where she currently lives with her three boys Tamari, Caiden, and Braylen. Tasha enjoys administrative work. Her future goals include pursuing a degree in Business Management. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking and most importantly trying new food. With over 10 years of customer service experience of all levels, Tasha most enjoys her time spent with each client. Her main focus is to ensure that every BodyLase® client feels welcomed and well taken care of each visit. She has enjoyed all that she has learned thus far in the skincare industry and is very helpful in helping others do the same.



Brooke Shaw

Brooke joined the BodyLase® team in 2016 with nearly 10 years of Customer Service experience.

She entered the beauty industry as a Cosmetologist and later moved into a retail environment focusing on Makeup Artistry.  She still has a strong passion for cosmetics and enjoys helping clients experience the Jane Iredale line of makeup offered at BodyLase®.

Brooke is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  Her personal interests include yoga, great food, and fun with friends.


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Kelly Smith

Kelly is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated with honors from East Carolina University with a double major in political science and history. Immediately following college, Kelly worked as the transitional housing case manager for the Salvation Army Women and Children’s homeless shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although this was meaningful work, Kelly realized that her passion was skincare. She returned to Raleigh and attained her certificate in aesthetics from Miller-Motte College.

Because Kelly struggled with acne as a teenager she understands that how a person looks affects how they feel. She is committed to working with each client to help them utilize the services that will help them to look their best in order to feel their best. As the lead aesthetician at BodyLase®, Kelly specializes in skin care, personalized facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal and laser rejuvenation.



Leistey Tindall, RN

CoolSculpting University Certified

Bodylase® is thrilled to welcome our newest Injection Specialist, Leistey Tindall, RN. Leistey comes to us with a wealth of experience, compassion, and genuine love and excitement for the aesthetic industry.

Leistey absolutely values education. She graduated from cosmetology school with honors in 2002 followed by a degree in nursing in 2006 from Gardner Webb with her ADN. Subsequently, Leistey graduated Kaplan University with her BSN in 2009 followed by an advanced degree of Masters in Nursing Education in 2012 and Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2016. She is also extensively trained and experienced in facial injectables such as Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm/Voluma and customizes treatments to match her patient’s individual needs.

Leistey has over 10 years hands-on experience in hospitals and plastics. She truly is multi-faceted, passionate about her career and all things aesthetic.