Our Mission

It’s simple: providing a seamless experience that focuses on restoring and harmonizing facial features to keep you looking youthful, refreshed and most importantly – natural.

Our Story

Maria became an esteemed healthcare provider 12 years ago, beginning in Emergency Medicine. In 2018, she started exploring different specialties including cosmetic and medical dermatology. Maria found an opportunity to personalize the aesthetic experience for each patient on a unique level. Her practice was the first in the region to incorporate ultrasound-guided injections.

Her results-driven approach comes with years of experience, in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, and advanced injection training. Her passions include complication management, ultrasound-based procedures, and training other injectors. Maria prides herself on honest assessments and thoughtful treatment plans to achieve their patients’ goals.

We look forward to serving you as we work together to enhance your natural beauty!

Stay gorgeous, Maria

Maria Hawkins, MPAS, PA-C, Founder

Maria Hawkins, MPAS, PA-C, is an esteemed board certified Physician Associate boasting a robust background in medical and cosmetic dermatology. With academic credentials from Saint Francis University in Health and Physician Assistant Sciences, Maria has dedicated over a decade to serving the DMV regions. Her career journey commenced in emergency medicine, subsequently transitioning to a specialized practice in aesthetic medicine.

 Maria is renowned for her expertise in ultrasound-guided aesthetic injectables and is a trailblazer in complication management. She is recognized as a resource both locally and nationally, and has dedicated her life to seeking more evidenced based approaches throughout aesthetics. Her certification encompasses a diverse array of procedures, as well as ultrasound based research under her training academy. Maria’s approach prioritizes safety and natural outcomes in facial rejuvenation.

 Her commitment to the advancement of ultrasound-guided treatments has led to the creation of a CME accredited ultrasound course for healthcare professionals, showcasing her role as an educator and innovator. Maria’s work underlines the significance of employing cutting-edge techniques to achieve effective and discreet results.

Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds joy in spending time with her family, coaching her daughters lacrosse team, and her Great Pyrenees, “Botox,” reflecting her dedication to her work and her personal life.

Dr. Barry Cohen, M.D, P.C.

Dr. Cohen, MD, P.C. diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a fully trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Cohen joins our team as Medical Director and surgical specialist.

Dr. Cohen’s is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. He completed his medical school training at Georgetown University, graduating near the top of his class.

He went on to complete his residency at a well-known trauma center, The Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Cohen has nearly 20 years of experience and has won numerous awards for both his clinical and research skills.

Shannon Frownfelter, LE

Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience in the beauty industry – beginning as a high-profile makeup artist and working over time to establish herself as an expert in skin science, graduating from the Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nail Academy in Reston, VA
She holds certifications and specializes in HydraFacial treatments, dermaplaning, and various chemical peels. She is well-versed in multiple medical-grade skin care lines and specializes in creating customized skin care plans.

Her facials are highly customized during each visit, tailoring treatment and product recommendations according to her clients’ budget, skin needs, and goals. She is approachable and passionate about educating her clients, helping each person formulate the best treatment plan(s) to meet their needs.

Outside of work, Shannon invests in the study, practice and art of cosmetics while also spending time with her husband and three children.

Pam Manstof, FNP-BC

Pam Manstof, FNP-BC, is a distinguished addition to our medical aesthetics practice, backed by a comprehensive career that spans over twelve years, including a decade in nursing and two years as a Nurse Practitioner. Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and a proud alumna of Frostburg State University, Pam brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to patient care. Her transition into medical aesthetics is further highlighted by her successful completion of our rigorous training program, designed to equip practitioners with cutting-edge techniques and a holistic understanding of aesthetic medicine.

Pam’s approach to aesthetics is deeply influenced by her belief in the holistic interplay between physical and emotional well-being, making her practice uniquely patient-centered. Her personal passions for traveling, working out, and spending quality time with family not only reflect her own lifestyle choices but also inform her professional ethos. Pam advocates for a balance that fosters both health and beauty, emphasizing preventive care and the positive impact of lifestyle on one’s appearance.

Her dedication to continuous learning ensures that Pam stays at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of medical aesthetics. She actively seeks out advanced training opportunities, integrating the latest research and evidence-based practices into her patient care. This commitment underscores her role not just as a practitioner, but as a pioneer in promoting innovative, safe, and personalized aesthetic solutions.

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