Creating hairless and restored skin to enhance beauty and simplify skin care through advanced technology, skillful practice, compassionate care, and personal enthusiasm.
At Smooth Skin Laser, we have chosen to focus our expertise on permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation through the use of advanced technology. When used with skill and experience, our machines produce the best results in the industry. All treatments are performed by nationally certified laser technicians and are under the supervision of our medical director. We are locally owned and operating in Charlottesville, VA since 2010.
Brett has been a nationally-certified Laser Professional since 2020, and has been involved in the plant-based skincare and cosmetics business since 2013. Brett loves getting to know her clients and hearing their stories, but more than anything, she loves to help people feel comfortable, safe and confident in their own skin! Additionally, Brett has several years’ experience in American Sign Language, and is happy to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing community reach their hair reduction goals.
Nancy has been a fan (and client!) of Smooth Skin Laser from the beginning and is delighted to join the team. She is a self-described “people person” with a wide range of experiences in marketing, fundraising and community service. In her previous role at Semester at Sea, she was able to marry her love of people with her love of travel to provide impactful experiences for students. When not in the office, you can still find her planning (and taking!) trips with her husband, Frank.
Brinn has been a public school language teacher since 2016. She began working with the family business (owner, Carrie, is her mom) in high school and continued throughout college summers. Brinn loved it so much that she achieved her national certification as an ABE Laser Professional in 2021 and works Wednesday evenings and weekends to serve clients. Brinn is fluent in Spanish. *Spanish speakers may request to be lasered by Brinn.
Dana is a nationally-certified Laser Professional by Allied Beauty Experts (ABE). She is a central Virginia native and a mom of four. Her previous career in global event planning took her across the US and around the globe. Dana is thrilled to be a part of the Smooth Skin team, giving her the opportunity to connect with and serve clients in her own community!
After spending more than 15 years in Charlottesville, Mariko considers herself a “townie.” Even so, she will always have a deep love for Pittsburgh as well as her Penn State Nittany Lions. Before joining Team Smooth Skin, Mariko spent 12 years as a high school teacher as well as a couple of years in sales at a local company. She loves sharing her knowledge and appreciation for wine in the tasting room and cellar at King Family Vineyards having earned her WSET Level 2 Certification. You can also occasionally find Mariko onstage and in the choreographer's chair at some of Charlottesville's local community theaters.
Chantal is a nationally certified laser technician by Allied Beauty Experts (ABE) with a background in health science and nutrition. She joined the Smooth Skin family in 2022 after relocating with her husband and five children from the Middle East. She is passionate about people and loves exploring languages and culture; she has a soft spot for anyone or anything Mediterranean! She has enjoyed getting to know her amazing clients and applying the wonders of light and laser technology with radical results! She loves good coffee, good conversation and all things design. But mostly she loves contemplating the art of living and loving well! Chantal is fluent in Arabic and French. *Arabic and French speakers may request to be lasered by Chantal.
Andy has been a practicing family physician in the Charlottesville area for over 40 years. He retired from Albemarle Square Family Healthcare Sentara in 2020 and performs laser skin rejuvenation as well as brown spot removal and tattoo removal with the PicoSure Laser. He was previously selected to Best Doctors in America by peer surveys. Andy has provided physician support, oversight, and training for laser technicians for more than 15 years.
Carrie received her National Laser Professional Certification from Allied Beauty Experts (ABE) in 2004. After building her experience with another laser provider, she opened Smooth Skin Laser in 2009 with her husband, Dr. Andy Macfarlan. Since then, serving the people of Charlottesville through laser hair removal has become one of her greatest joys, and she’s made it the company’s mission to bring professional expertise, compassionate care, and personal enthusiasm to each and every client. In her down time, Carrie loves spending time with family and dear friends, traveling with her husband, looking after her grandchildren, and playing with her golden retriever, Max.
Kelly is a nationally-certified Laser Professional who joined the Smooth Skin Laser family in December 2016. She is a Charlottesville native, UVA graduate and former Trinity Fellow. Kelly loves building relationships with her clients and being a part of their journey to becoming more confident and comfortable in their own skin (or just a little less hairy!). She is both grateful and excited for this next chapter of bringing Smooth Skin to Richmond!
We have been doing professional laser hair removal in Charlottesville, VA since 2005. We welcome women and men who feel inconvenienced and tired of constant hair and skin maintenance, and those who feel embarrassed and insecure by unwanted body hair or irregular skin changes.
We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere where our clients feel comfortable, peaceful, and reassured of their beauty and worth. Our staff and professional technicians seek to understand your needs and connect with you in a way that is more than just “skin deep”… We listen.
We use state-of-the-art, FDA approved machines by Candela and Cynosure. The GentleLASE, GentleYAG, and the Vectus deliver fast, safe, reliable, and thorough hair removal with minimal discomfort. The GentleLASE is used for our clients with lighter skin types and the GentleYAG can be used to treat all skin types particularly those with darker pigmented skin or sun exposure. The Vectus, a diode laser, is often used for covering larger areas in less time; for lighter, thinner hair; and also for those who may have had recent sun exposure. All of these machines perform a level of skin smoothing as well as hair removal.
We use the newly developed Cynosure PicoSure laser, a 755nm Alexandrite laser that fires in repeated pico-second bursts (trillionths of a second), and stimulates the body's stem cells to help reduce unwanted pigment, acne scars, and fine wrinkles in the treatment areas.
Smooth Skin Laser proudly supports the mission of Young Life in Charlottesville with a share of all revenue.