Our Mission

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.

Our Team

Carrie Macfarlan
Owner & Laser Technician Bio

Carrie has been a nationally certified laser technician by Allied Health Association for more than 17 years. 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.

Debra Ambrosini
Office Manager Bio

Debra has over 30 years of managerial and administrative experience in a multitude of various work environments. She’s spent the last 6 years serving as the Office Manager and Bookkeeper at Smooth Skin Laser, and has a strong history of customer service and record keeping. Her administrative knowledge, financial expertise, and overall pleasant countenance help create a peaceful atmosphere both for our clients, as well as the team members at SSL.

Kelly Crispens
Laser Technician Bio

Kelly is a nationally certified laser technician by Allied Health Association who joined the Smooth Skin family in December 2016. She is a Charlottesville native, UVA graduate and former Trinity Fellow. During her “off” times, Kelly teaches at Zoom Cycle and enjoys exploring the many local restaurants in town.

Brett Baker
Laser Technician Bio

Brett is is a nationally certified laser technician by Allied Health Association.  She is the proud mother of three kiddos and a recent re-transplant from Fort Collins, Colorado. As a Consultant and Regional VP with Arbonne International, Brett has 8 years of experience with skincare and beauty. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing, especially poetry (and especially Mary Oliver!). She's thrilled to be a part of the Smooth Skin family and to connect with clients, while helping them to look and feel their best.

Karen Mangan
Laser Technician Bio

Karen is a nationally certified laser technician by Allied Health Association. She was recently married to her amazing husband David. They moved to the Charlottesville area in 2019 and enjoy finding new places to eat and hike. Prior to joining Smooth Skin Laser, she worked as a probation officer for 8 years. Now she is looking forward to helping people in a whole new way. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and min-pin Paris and recently became a CASA volunteer.

Nancy Berry
Marketing Director Bio

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.

Greeter and Mascot Bio

Lily is 10 years young and the official greeter and joy-giver at SSL.  She is a delightful Yorkie who loves to snuggle and enjoys her treats!

Our Approach

We have been doing professional laser hair removal 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 more than just “skin deep”… We listen.

Our Hair Removal Lasers

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.

Our Skin Rejuvenation Laser

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.

Our Space

Smooth Skin Laser proudly supports the mission of Young Life with a share of all revenue.

Contact Us

Book Now

9 am - 6 pm, Monday - Thursday
10 am - 2 pm Second and Fourth Saturdays each month
(call for availability) 


2015 Woodbrook Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901