About Us

photo of jessica e laurenJessica E. Lauren, PA-C

Jessica E. Lauren (aka The Botox Lady) is an NCCPA certified physician assistant, licensed in both Florida and Pennsylvania. Originally from Chicago, she completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Illinois State University, and continued on to the Physician Assistant program at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She then completed her clinical training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Jessica holds professional memberships with the Academy of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Prior to her journey in Aesthetics, Jessica practiced in Urology and Family Medicine. Always a health and beauty enthusiast, her passion for injectables in particular, began early on after seeking out treatment with Botox to manage her own chronic migraine symptoms. After significant relief, Jessica was determined to integrate her medical training and love of all things aesthetic.

Jessica has been trained by some of South Florida’s most well-respected plastic surgeons, dermatologists and anti-aging medicine specialists. She has training in numerous advanced injection techniques and attended master training courses through Allergan and Galderma. Jessica is experienced in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, deoxycholic acid and collagen stimulators such as Botox, Juvederm/Restylane, Kybella, Sculptra and PRP therapy.

Motivated by the strong conviction that all patients have natural beauty, Jessica has a special focus on treating each individual with a gentle hand, trained eye and an incremental approach that ensures a natural, youthful appearance. Jessica’s expertise and training is complemented by her compassion and caring demeanor. She will welcome you with her warm and sincere smile, and make you feel even more confident and beautiful than the moment you walked in. Her approach is as special and unique as the patients she treats. As Jessica always says: “Be perfect…perfectly you.”

Picture of dr. palmaC. Roberto Palma, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Palma is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; the only official body authorized to certify fully trained Plastic Surgeons, and has been practicing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for over 25 years. He received his medical training and education at some of the best universities in the nation.

After graduating from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, with an M.D. degree, Dr. Palma served his General Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of California in San Francisco. He went on to complete his Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center in California. His training included fellowships in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York, and a Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Calgary, Canada.

He is a member of the medical staff at multiple local hospitals and has served as Chief of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at North Ridge Medical Center and various other hospitals in Fort Lauderdale.

In 1996 Dr. Palma opened the Sunrise Intracoastal Plastic Surgery Center, which is fully accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc) He remains its Medical Director and on-staff Plastic Surgeon. The facility also features a mini medi-spa which offers medically supervised skin care and rejuvenation services by a full-time Medical Aesthetician.

Over the years, Dr. Palma’s practice focused more and more on Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery. He recently introduced into his practice the SimpleLIFT, an innovative technique of face/neck lifting which evolved over his many years of experience in the field. The procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia, offers dramatic results with significantly reduced cost and “downtime”.

In addition to his surgical skills and experience, Dr. Palma is considered an expert in Cosmetic Medicine or non-surgical procedures to make patients look younger. He is one of the most experienced users of Paralyzing agents such as Botox and Filler/Volumizers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvaderm, Radiesse, Sculptra and other FDA approved products. His excellent technique making lips look younger with these products recently made the local evening news. Lip Rejuvenation

As of May, 2009, Dr. Palma has been approved as a Principal Investigator by the FDA to insert the “Ideal Implant”, a new type of saline-filled breast implant which offers the first truly innovative new technology in over 20 years. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the USA approved to insert these new implants.

Dr. Palma is an experienced and skillful cosmetic surgeon who has a well-deserved reputation as one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Florida. He has been chosen for three consecutive years by his fellow physicians as one of the “Best Doctors in South Florida”, is listed in Castle Connolly’s List of “America’s Top Doctors”, as well as the Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”.

college logosOriginally from Cuba, Dr. Palma arrived in the USA with his parents and 2 sisters as a pre-teen. He is fiercely proud of his adopted country and loves his bicultural roots. He is fluent in Spanish. He has 2 grown children, a daughter soon to be a medical school graduate heading for a career in Ophthalmology and a son who is passionate about wild life ecology and soon to have a degree in the field.

Dr. Palma is a Volunteer Surgeon and has been on the Board of Directors of Interplast, a nonprofit organization that provides free Plastic and Reconstructive surgery to under-privileged patients, mostly children, in underdeveloped countries. He is currently a member of multiple national and local organizations including the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Palma is also on staff and has privileges at most of the local area hospitals.

estefania rios pictureEstefania Rios

Stefanie is an indispensable member of our team; she is bilingual, highly organized, and exhibits professional leadership qualities. While residing in New York City, she honed her passion for the aesthetic and beauty industry as an apprentice of the business owner of a highly regarded Aesthetics and Beauty Bar. As she relocated to South Florida, Stefanie emerged herself in the medical aesthetics field as a Medical Assistant adding to her experience. It is because of her background and tutelage, she was able to streamline into the position of Office Manager her at TBL. As our Office Manager, Stefanie fulfills the dynamic roll of managing the practice operations, overseeing our staff, and above all managing each individual patients’ needs and expectations.

As per her education, Stefanie continues to strive for excellence by pursing her education in Nursing and ultimately acquiring a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration.

Stefanie would be your point of contact for scheduling future appointments and she is more than happy to answer any questions about our products and services.

picture of elsa vasquezElsa Vasquez

Certified Medical Esthetician

Elsa began her journey in the Medical Aesthetics field in 2009. Previous to that she earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. She graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health with an Associate Degree in Paramedical Skin Care in 2011. She continuously improves her working knowledge of Medical Aesthetics to help her clients achieve the healthy, glowing skin they desire. She is an outstanding aesthetician with in-depth experience in a variety of specialty facials, light chemical peels, waxing and general skin care. She has been working closely with Dr. C. Roberto since 2011. She combines her education in Biology and Skin Care to provide the best treatments for her patients specific skin care concerns.