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 and owner of May River Dermatology, 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 seventh year in a row, Dr. Traywick has been awarded “Best Dermatologist” by Bluffton Today readers: 2011- 2017. 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 owner of Weniger Plastic Surgery, 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 nine years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
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, 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 2018 Top 250 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 has received advanced, one-on-one training with both Board Certified providers Frederick G. Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery, and Carmen A. Traywick, MD of May River Dermatology, as well as advanced training with Injection trainers from around the country. Karen is also a certified Master Injector, with advanced cannula training. Her specialties include Botox, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, CoolSculpting, Sclerotherapy, & BBL. Additionally, Karen has completed the Laser Safety Course with the esteemed John Hoopman, CMLSO. Karen continues to expand on her knowledge and expertise through ongoing training courses, national conferences and continuing medical education specific to this field.
As an experienced provider, Karen recognizes the value of first listening to the patient’s concerns fully and in-depth prior to building and implementing any customized plan. With a love for aesthetics and creativity, she truly enjoys being able to apply her natural creative and analytical abilities to assist patients in achieving their aesthetic goals.
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. 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!
Callie Haake, L.E.
Callie Haake, L.E. moved to Beaufort, South Carolina in May of 2018 from Ozark, MO, after marrying her Marine, who is currently stationed in SC. Callie graduated with her aesthetics license from Missouri College of Cosmetology, and is a South Carolina Licensed Aesthetician. Callie is certified in Microneedling, Chemical Peels, and Hydrafacials. Callie has a passion for skin care and she loves helping people understand and learn more about their own skin! Callie’s interest for outside appearance expands further than just skin, she is very dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, she enjoys finding healthy recipes to whip up, as well as new exercises to spice her work out routines. Callie is a go to at Lux for skin care related questions as well as tips on diet, supplements and workouts! If she isn’t at work, she is working out in the gym or spending time with her husband Jake, and kitten, Paisley!
Amanda Kelley, L.E.
Amanda Kelley, L.E. is a Liscensed Aesthetician in Missouri, Illinois, and South Carolina. She.graduated Aesthetic school at Southern Illinois University in 2011, and became Laser Certified, Medically Certified and a Master Esthetician in 2012. Amanda married her firefighter soulmate and relocated to the LowCountry to pursue her career at LUX~A Medical Spa. She has had a true passion for esthetics and cosmetics all of her life. Amanda is certified in Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Medical Facials and Hydrafacials. Amanda believes there is nothing like making a connection with a patient and seeing them walk away with a smile and a life-changing experience through clinical procedures and spa treatments. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
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.
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
Behind the Scenes of LUX~A Medical Spa
Bernie Traywick, CEO
Bernie Traywick is the CEO for LUX~A Medical Spa. In this role Mr. Traywick oversees all financial and operational aspects of the medical spa.
Prior to this current role, Mr. Traywick served as Business Manager and Management Engineer for Perioperative Services at Emory Healthcare. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University and his Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
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.
Lindsay H. Edwards, Director of Marketing
Lindsay H. Edwards moved to the LowCountry over 12 years ago after receiving her B.A. in Organization and Interpersonal Communications from Kent State University. She has over 9 years of marketing and event planning experience and thrives on using her creative talents to showcase the overall LUX – A Medical Spa experience. Lindsay enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time out on the water with her husband, Brandon, and their pups. She truly believes there is nothing like LowCountry living.
Sarah Amarillo, Aesthetics Team Manager
In 2012, Sarah started working alongside Frederick G. Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery, as his surgical first assistant. She has advanced experience and a keen eye in vast surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. She received her B.A through Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, while also being a certified surgical technologist. Sarah became a ‘Lux Lady’ in 2017 and with her 7 years medical and aesthetic experience, she is passionate about communicating and educating the correct treatment options for patients. Sarah enjoys taking the skies with her pilot-husband Jay, step-daughter, Sofia and her little dog, Camo.
“Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.” – Dr. Murad
Valentina Martinez, Concierge Team Manager
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, Medical Assistant
Christine Pribanic moved to Bluffton, South Carolina, 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 and son Ethan. 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!
Taylor Nevill, Patient Concierge
Taylor Nevill grew up in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and moved to Bluffton in 2015 after attending the University of South Carolina. Shortly after moving to Bluffton she followed her love for skin care and make up while working as a Beauty Advisory for Estee Lauder. She joined the “Lux Ladies” team in May 2018, she has made a lovely addition to our team. In her free time Taylor enjoys spending time on the water with her family and dog Missy! “Confidence Breeds Beauty” -Estee Lauder
Shelby Duncan, Patient Concierge
Shelby Duncan, L.E. graduated with the highest GPA in her class (President’s list, 4.0) from Ogeechee Technical College and is a duel licensed Aesthetician in Georgia and South Carolina. Skin care is her passion and her goal is to make every patient feel beautiful! Shelby also enjoys helping people use makeup to enhance their natural beauty. A fun fact about Shelby: she was a competitive dancer for over 7 years! She loves being involved in her church and her favorite vacation spot is Disney World. Her favorite Disney princess is Aerial, of course. “You got your own style now let it come through, and remember no matter what, you got to be you.” Sebastian ~ The Little Mermaid.
Daniella Borjas, Patient Concierge
Daniella moved from Miami, Fl in August 2014 to the Lowcountry after receiving a 4-year Athletic Scholarship to play Soccer at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Daniella obtained her B.S in Biology with a minor in Spanish and Business in 2018. Upon graduation she did an internship with Caris Healthcare before joining the ‘Lux Ladies’ in late 2018. She is fluent in Spanish and continues to play Soccer as a recreational sport. She will pursue her Master’s degree in Healthcare Management this fall 2019