Our Aesthetic Team
Seattle Injection and Skin Care Specialists
Shelia Anderson, R.N.
Aesthetic Injection & Training Specialist
Widely known for her expertise in the field and for developing advanced techniques in the non-surgical treatment of clients who want Botox, cosmetic, and dermal fillers, Shelia Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shelia has worked in nursing for over 25 years as an active clinician and educator.
In 1995 Shelia began her work in the field of medical aesthetics. Recognizing the need for individualized training in this rapidly growing field, Shelia also conducts beginning and advanced classes throughout the country for physicians and surgeons, physicians’ assistants, and nurses interested in offering the best medical aesthetic services to their patients.
Shelia’s passion and artistry are reflected in her aesthetic injections. Her gift as an educator is reflected in the time she spends with you, assuring you of optimal results.
Catherine “Chilly” Chilcote, R.N.
Aesthetic Injection Specialist
“I can’t make you look twenty years younger, but I can make you look a lot better than your girlfriends!”
With her notable wit, Cathie “Chilly” Chilcote, RN, is a skilled nurse injector, committed to your optimum comfort, assessment, and treatment.
Born, raised, and educated in London, Ontario, Canada, where she received her degree in nursing at Fanshawe College,Chilly joined the Larrabee Center Aesthetics Team in 2008.
Following graduation, she immigrated to the United States. Chilly worked at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, as an acute care nurse in both critical and coronary care.
With an interest in Medical and Surgical technology and an inherent ability to teach, she moved to Seattle to begin a 20-plus year career as an educator and trainer with multiple medical companies. These firms included Spacelabs, International Biomedics and, eventually, Allergan Medical.
At Allergan she cultivated her passion for aesthetic medicine and introduced, educated, and trained physicians, surgeons, and nurses nationwide. Upon finishing a rewarding tenure with Allergan Medical, her natural course was to return to the clinical setting and apply her knowledge and skill on an individual patient basis.
Maryln Wilson, R.N.
Aesthetic Injection Specialist
Whenever Maryln Wilson was asked as a young girl, “What do you want to be when you growup?”without hesitation, her response was, “A Nurse!”Maryln is a Seattleite—born and raised in the Emerald City and a graduate of Roosevelt High School.
To begin herlifelong dream, she travelled east of the mountains to wheat and wine country and attended Walla Walla College (now University) where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Following her collegiate experience, she attended Loma Linda University to pursue graduate studies in Nursing Education and also worked in the Loma Linda University Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
With her return to the Pacific Northwest, she began her association with multiple Plastic/Reconstructive surgeons’ practices which provided her with a fundamental knowledge of aesthetic medicine, surgery, and patient care. Included within almost thirty years of clinical and surgical work, has been the opportunity to develop her knowledge and skill as an aesthetic nurse injector beginning in 1980.
Over the last twenty-plus years Maryln has been involved with the evolution of injectablesincluding Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
Maryln has been a part of the Larrabee Aesthetic Team since October 2010.
Lisa Machak, RN.
Aesthetic Injection Specialist
I am a proud native Seattleite, born and raised in West Seattle. I spent most of my childhood as a competitive figure skater and it was my first true love. I learned many important lessons on the ice, one of which is the satisfaction of doing what you love and being good at what you do… something I carry with me to this day.
In the early 90s , with two young children, I decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. I walked down the street to a satellite campus of Shoreline Community College, declared my intention, and began a five year journey to earn my degree in nursing. At that time nursing jobs were scarce, and many people would ask me why I was going into that field. Those early lessons echoed back to me, and I truly believed that there would be a place for a nurse who loves what she does and takes pride in being good at her job.
I took my first job as a plastic surgery nurse over 14 years ago and have been involved in all aspects of the specialty from working in the operating room to seeing patients in the clinic as a nurse injector using products: Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
I love this specialty and my patients. The best part of my day is sitting with a patient and learning about their goals and coming up with a plan. It’s true that when you look good on the outside you feel good on the inside. How lucky am I? I get to help people with that!
Outside of work, I enjoy gardening and my Koi pond. I love hiking and backpacking in the summer,traveling to warm places in the winter, and yoga year round. Recently in a yoga class, the instructor was guiding us in a relaxation exercise. She asked us to visualize our foreheads as completely smooth and relaxed, like a wide satin ribbon, I had to smile because my forehead was already there, with a little help from Botox.
Lauren Jackson-Gross, L.E.
Director of Skincare
Certified Laser Technician & Trainer
Lauren Jackson-Gross has been with the Larrabee Center for nine years and brings over eleven years of aesthetics experience to your skincare treatment. Lauren graduatedfrom the Euro Institute of Skin Care and has advanced training from the Laser Training Institute and the Dermal Institute in California. Her advanced training and experience include extensive laser treatments, product training, and treatments for sun-damaged, maturing and acneic skin. She stays on the cutting edge of skin care through continuing education.
Lauren possesses a passion for proper skincare and the dramatic changes it provides. Shetries each and every skincare treatment offered at the Larrabee Center, as well as each product that the Larrabee Aesthetic Center may offer you. Her hands-on approach gives her the ability to describe to you the effectsof each treatment and products she recommends.
As with Dr. Larrabee and the other members of our aesthetics team, Lauren is an educator. She not only shares her knowledge and expertise educating other aestheticians, she has a passion for educating her patients in regards to overall good skin health.
As an aesthetician, Lauren sees skin as a canvas – she looks past the pigment, acne, and other imperfections and visualizes what is really possible – clear, luminous skin. She analyzes skin texture, epidermal thickness, vascular condition, and overall skin health. Lauren believes that surgery takes care of many of the concerns with the aging face, but only proper skin care can correct the textureand condition of the skin.
Lauren’s repertoire of treatments includes Ultherapy, Fraxel, IPL (fotofacial), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, andlaser hair reduction. She always looks forward to meeting with youand discussing your individual skincare needs.
Nicole Edwards, L.E.
Nicole Edwards brought her eighteen years of medical experience to the Larrabee Center in 2010. Prior to joining our team, she was a licensed Dialysis Technician with the Northwest Kidney Center. During her years in direct patient care,Nicole developed a keen understanding of the relationship between the skin and underlying constitutional changes of the organ systems. Throughout this time she also developed a thoughtful understanding of the human condition as we age.
In time Nicole decided to further pursue her passions in skin restoration and graduated from the prestigious Euro Institute of Skincare. The complementary nature of Nicole’s education, medical experience, and current passion helps to fulfill one of her greatest joys—helping you achieve optimal treatment results through focused and specialized therapies.
Nicole specializes in skincare analysis, customized facials, chemical peels, mirco-peels, micro-dermabrasions, and hydra-facials. Nicole also works very closely with Dr. Ridgway on the skincare needs of laser, advanced chemical and postsurgical patients as they undergo rejuvenating and reconstructive operative procedures.
Front Office Administrator
Natasha Chavez joined the Larrabee Center in January of 2010 as our lead front-office administrator. She has several years experience in customer relations with a background in makeup artistry. Natasha is frequently invited to participate as a makeup artist for various events and takes great pleasure in using her creative side to make a difference.
She enjoys working closely with you, our patients, and was inspired to pursue her dream of becoming an aesthetician. Natasha was recently admitted to the exclusive Euro Institute of Skincare and will begin her journey in January, 2012. We look forward to having Natasha expand her role here at the Larrabee Center and know she will bring immense talent to our wonderful team.
As Patient Liaison, Darlene is responsible for consulting with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have. Darlene believes “information is powerful in helping us make the best decision for ourselves”.
Darlene joined the Larrabee Center in 1997 and worked as a makeup artist, helping women apply makeup after laser treatments. She also was an integral part of building our skincare division, which involved bringing on new procedures and products to the Larrabee Center.