Experience Matters. We get Results
LUX~A Medical Spa, the premier medical spa in Bluffton, is passionate about assisting individuals to refine themselves and feel more healthy and confident. It is our endeavor to provide quality procedures, products, and exceptional patient services.
Our medical spa staff is highly trained in the art of aesthetics and continues to maintain the highest levels of accreditation by pursuing ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and anti-aging procedures is why LUX has been voted “Best Medical Spa” year after year since opening our doors in 2014.
Carmen Traywick, MD, FAAD
Dr. Traywick is a graduate of Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia, and has completed her Internship and Dermatology Residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a board certified Dermatologist who specializes in medical Dermatology, but has a unique talent and passion for non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Her goal is to provide an improved, but still very natural look, for each of her patients. Dr. Traywick achieves this result by working with each patient to customize an appropriate treatment plan. She utilizes proven treatments and products like Botox®, facial fillers, and other non-invasive techniques. She also helps her patients look younger by recommending medical grade skin care products. With her vast knowledge of Dermatology and skin lesions, she helps her patients choose the appropriate cosmetic treatments for unsightly skin lesions, including laser treatments, chemical peels and topical treatments. Her goal is to use her skills and artistic talent to make her patients look their best in the most comfortable way possible. Dr. Traywick trained at Emory University in Atlanta with some of the pioneers in the field of cosmetic Dermatology. She teaches students Dermatology at two medical schools in South Carolina.
For the sixth year in a row, Dr. Traywick has been awarded “Best Dermatologist” by Bluffton Today readers: 2011- 2016. In 2015 & 2016, Dr. Traywick has been voted, “Favorite Dermatologist” by Hilton Head Monthly readers.
When Dr. Traywick is not fulfilling her professional passion, she is at home with her three daughters and husband, Bernie.
Frederick G. Weniger, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Weniger is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has over 15 years of experience in his field. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. Dr. Weniger then graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also completed his 6 year plastic surgery residency. He received his MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh as well.
Dr. Weniger has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and has spoken at many meetings nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Bluffton Today readers awarded Dr. Weniger the honor of, “Best Plastic Surgeon” for the past eight years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016.
When Dr. Weniger is not serving the community with their cosmetic needs, you can often find him outside on the boat with his with beautiful wife, Jennifer, or coaching one of his three children’s sports teams.
Susan Coker, PA-C
Susan Coker, PA-C is a 1991 graduate of the Emory University Physician Assistant Program.
Susan believes patient satisfaction starts with truly understanding the patient’s needs. This understanding stems from her 20+ years of experience, knowledge, skills and resources to create the desired outcome. Prior to coming into the field of medical skin care, she brings a strong medical background in primary care and women’s health. In 2011, Susan started working under Frederick G. Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery, and has had advanced training in dermatology, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, CoolSculpting, Sciton laser and photo rejuvenation, as well as venous sclerotherapy and ablation, by the leaders in the field. Susan has also started lending her experience and knowledge at seminars around the Southeast where she has been the key note speaker for many conferences. Susan is most proud of three awards she earned while working at LUX: 2015, Merz Select Diamond Member, 2015 & 2016 Aspire Prefered Champion, and 2016 Top 500 with Allergan.
Susan lives on Hilton Head Island where she enjoys all outdoor activities, as well as yoga, reading and art.
Susan Coker, PA-C is fluent in Spanish as well as a Board Certified NCCPA and a Member of AAPA.
Karen A. Bouchard, PA-C
Karen is a graduate of the 2008 South University Physician Assistant Program in Savannah, GA. She has recently joined the Lux team of providers in March of 2017 and brings with her 8 years of surgical experience as a PA, as well as a background in art. With a love for aesthetics and creativity, she truly enjoys helping patients achieve their goals, while improving their self-image and confidence. Karen offers treatments with Botox, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, CoolSculpting, Sclerotherapy, & BBL.
Team of Aestheticians
Our highly skilled South Carolina licensed Aestheticians are trained to give you the best aesthetic care. LUX~A Medical Spa has the most outstanding Aestheticians in the Bluffton, Hilton Head, and surrounding areas. Call today to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation.
Susan Ciccarelli, L.E.
Susan Ciccarelli, L.E. has called the Low Country home for 25 years. Susan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she completed 2 degrees in 6 years. After several years as an educator, she went back to school to pursue her passion into medical esthetics. Specializing in Coolsculpting, lasers and microblading. I n addition, she enjoys microneedling and assisting our Physicians with injections. In 2015, Obagi welcomed her into the Aesthetic Leadership Community, made up of 60 elite skin care professionals from around the country. Susan is honored to share life with a local firefighter, Giovanni. God has blessed them with 3 little men-Aiden Bentley 14, Jacob Andrew 11 and Lucca 4. In addition to aesthetics she loves Interior Design, live music and spending time with her Italian family. Susan LOVES being a Lux Lady and welcomes the opportunity to help patients achieve desired results!
Rebekah Mullin, L.E.
Rebekah Mullin, L.E. started as an Esthetician 19 years ago, and was one of South Carolina’s first licensed estheticians. Rebekah has worked as a laser trainer, an expert consultant for physicians, and is a member of the Aesthetic Leadership Community. She loves being able to help patients with the appropriate treatment and skin care that will make a transformation in their skin. Rebekah lives on Hilton Head and has 2 teenage daughters. A fun fact about her: her family was chosen by HGTV House Hunters to help find them a home.
Tavia Osterstock, L.E.
Tavia Osterstock, L.E. has been in the medical skin care industry for over 11 years. Specializing in microneedling, laser treatments, and advanced chemical peels. A lover of Jesus, and blessed to be married to her best friend, Kevin. Tavia is a mother of two boys: Kai, (17), Jett, (15), and their dog, Tonka. A fun fact about Tavia: She use to compete in wakeboarding, and she LOVES to snowboard!! Tavia truly loves what she does, and would be honored to help everyone reach their skin care goals such as leaving the house without makeup.
Maggie Silver, L.E.
Maggie Silver, L.E. is from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and has been in the esthetics and cosmetic industry for 5 years. She is experienced in treating all skin types and conditions. Specializing in various areas of medical esthetics including: laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, medical facials, and Coolsculpting. Maggie loves to create customized treatment plans to improve the health and appearance of your skin with both in office treatment options, as well as an at home skin care routine for optimal results. She has a passionate belief that we can all age with vibrancy and grace given the proper tools and information. “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” Coco Chanel
Joanne Sutcliffe-Betros, L.E.
Joanne Sutcliffe-Betros, L.E. Joanne has been a licensed esthetician since 2007, and has worked with Dr. Weniger since then. She didn’t start her career as an esthetician. She owned her own real estate company in Charlotte and worked as a broker for 33 years. In 1999, she was named Woman of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal, recognized for her salesmanship and business acumen. After retiring from real estate and moving to Bluffton in 2000, Joanne decided retirement was boring and she wanted to embark on a new career. A friend, who complimented her on her caring, warm personality, thought that she would be a wonderful medical esthetician, and that inspired Joanne to get her license in the field. She has two advanced certifications in PCA medical facial peels. She completed a preceptorship in Sciton Laser, and is certified in micro-blading and micro-needling. She has multiple trainings in various skin lines such as Lumen, Obagi and SkinMedica. Joanne’s philosophy about skincare is your best protection against aging and damage is prevention including a retinol and sunscreen.
Behind the scenes of LUX~A Medical Spa
Jasmine L. Alderson, Spa Director
Jasmine L. Alderson, Spa Director: Recruited from Chapel Hill, NC to open Lux ~ A Medical Spa, Jasmine has over 14 years experience in the cosmetic industry. Jasmine received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and has worked with some big names such as Clinique, Laura Mercier, and Nordstrom. Jasmine enjoys the Low Country living with her husband, Zack, their young daughter Evelyn and their two furry friends.
Jessica D. Long, Marketing Director
Jessica D. Long, Marketing Director & Public Relations: Jessica has been with Lux~A Medical Spa, May River Dermatology, and Weniger Plastic Surgery for over four years. Prior to the aesthetic field, Jessica was an educator for nine years in the public school system. Both of her two undergraduate, and graduate degrees are from Georgia Southern University. Married to Brendan, and mother to one little lady, Austin Lauren. The family of three enjoys living in Downtown Bluffton and soaking up the coastal lifestyle.
Kaila Manthei, Medical Assistant
Kaila Manthei, Medical Assistant: Kaila grew up in Seattle, Washington, and relocated to the Low Country after graduating college in 2014. She has always had a passion for helping people feel good about themselves, and works closely with the Physicians and Physician Assitants to ensure injectables, CoolSculpting and laser resurfacing treatments run without a hitch. When she is not at LUX you can catch her boating on the May River, running the trails in Sea Pines, or helping assisted living residents at Tide Point.
Valentina Martinez, Patient Concierge & Bilingual Liaison
Valentina Martinez, Patient Concierge & Bilingual Liaison: Valentina Martinez joined the ‘Lux Ladies’ in early 2015, and is the first smiling face to greet you at Lux~A Medical Spa. Valentina possesses agreeableness, strong communication skills, and a calm and pleasant appearance. She strives for excellence in customer service. and will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your visit. A few fun facts about Valentina:
She is fluent in Spanish and English. Was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and moved to the Low Country at the age of five. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and eating sushi. Valentina believes that each and every client deserves to look and feel their very best!
Christine Pribanic, Patient Concierge
Christine Pribanic moved to Bluffton, South Carolina, this past year following her love for the water, which brought her back to the East Coast. She started her career (passion) 25 years ago as a Licensed Esthetician in Ohio developing a hair salon into a full service day spa. In her downtime, she loves spending time at the beach with her husband, Sean, of 16 years, and her daughter Marleigh (7) and son Ethan (5). Finding employment with Lux is a match made in heaven, as she was so happy to have found the opportunity to continue helping people in this industry so close to the coast!