Meet our Staff

In this rapidly growing business, Skin Deep distinguishes itself by offering safe, effective, non-invasive laser procedures . We offer treatments designed to work over time to prevent, heal or correct sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, large pores, uneven skin texture, acne and excess hair. We can even remove your unwanted tattoo ! We also offer BOTOX , Juvéderm , Radiesseand other cosmetic fillers.

Dr. Joseph RussoJoseph A. Russo, M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo is a Board Certified, Harvard trained Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice in Newton Centre since 1991. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (A.S.P.S.), a member of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (N.E.S.P.R.S) and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

StefanieStefanie Magnant – Esthetic Registered Nurse Stefanie is an experienced Esthetic Registered Nurse Injector specializing in non-surgical facial injectables to restore and enhance natural beauty. Certified by the Esthetics Skin Institute, New York City, her certifications include multiple laser modalities, Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and Belotero.  Stefanie is also a licensed Medical Esthetician and is a Trainer for National Laser Institute teaching Advanced Injectable procedures to medical professionals.  Stefanie is dedicated to providing optimal aesthetic outcomes and is highly recommended for her level of patient care, attention to detail, and passion to the esthetic field. Certified provider of The Vampire Facelift.

Ariell Ariell D. Prifti – Clinic Director  Ariell graduated from Marian Court College with a degree in Legal Administration & Business. Ariell has extensive medical knowledge of cosmetic procedures and brings her thirteen years of experience to Skin Deep as the Clinical Director. In the past 13 years, she has worked for some of the most prominent plastic surgeons in the North Shore and stays current with procedures and products by attending training sessions and product seminars outside the office. Ariell prides herself in being there for the patients every step of the way, by building trusting and caring relationships with each patient.

NicoleNicole D’Alessandro – Medical Esthetician/Aesthetic & Laser Services/ Certified Phlebotomist . Nicole is a highly trained and educated professional, passionate about the skin care and beauty industry. She brings with her 10 years experience in the industry as a Medical Esthetician and Cosmetic Consultant. She works directly with patients to define their specific needs and to help them with the decision to undertake the treatment plan. Her in- depth knowledge of anti-ageing treatments and laser specialties include; Endy Med Skin Tightening, Fraxel Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Skin Resurfacing, customized medical grade skin care recommendations, and more.


Ellen Fiore – Certified Laser Technician & Registered Electrologist Ellen is a graduate of the Electrology Institute of New England and has been a Registered Electrologist since 2004. In addition, she received her laser training and certification in 2005. Ellen’s 11 plus years of clinical expertise have been focused on Electrolysis, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, Microdermabrasion and advanced Anti-aging laser procedures. Ellen will be happy to work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that results in an exceptional customer experience. You will find her to be pleasant, patient, resourceful, understanding and effective as you undergo your treatment sessions with her and she is looking forward to developing many wonderful client partnerships at Skin Deep.

Mary Ellen Gardiepy Mary Ellen Gardiepy – Certified Laser Technician Mary is a Certified Laser Technician and a Laser Safety Officer. Mary Ellen has always had a passion for beauty and aesthetics and after graduating from the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, she realized her dream of establishing Skin Deep Laser Services. At Skin Deep, clients can experience non-invasive, medical grade services. Treatments are performed by certified and experienced technicians, with the most advanced equipment available, at an affordable price.

Lexi Cruse Alexandra Cruse – Medical Esthetician Lexi has been a licensed Medical Esthetician since 2006.  She has extensive experience in Dermal Laser Treatments, Laser Hair Reduction & Chemical Peels.  She specializes in Anti-aging, Acne, Rosacea, and Clinical at Home Care. Lexis’s specialties include laser and aesthetic procedures such as IPL, Microdermabrasion, MicroPeels, Tattoo Removal, and more. Additionally, she’s an expert in Environ, Obagi, Vivite and other skin care products.