We go deeper than the skin. Elle tries to enhance our client’s own beautiful and stand-out features to create a soft and natural look.
Laura Reddington, RN
Owner & Founder of Elle Medical Aesthetics, RN, Master Injector
Laura is a registered nurse with 16 years of patient care experience. After attending Northeastern University in Boston near her childhood home in Massachusetts, Laura also attended the University of Southern Maine, earning two bachelor degrees in both Exercise Physiology and Nursing. Laura is certified and highly trained in the craft of medical aesthetics and cosmetic injectables and initially studied for two years under two physicians here in Portland, Maine.
Developing a love for the creative and technical marriage of facial aesthetics, Laura launched her own brand, Elle Medical Aesthetics, in 2016 and has become a respected name in the industry that clients trust. Laura prefers a natural approach to aesthetics and strives to enhance the client’s own beautiful and stand-out features to create a soft and natural look.
Ziana Merlim, Aesthetician
Certified Microblading Artist
Ziana is a Maine native, growing up in Cape Elizabeth where she graduated high school in 2012. She went on to attend college and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish. Although she enjoyed her field of study, Ziana couldn’t ignore her dream to pursue a career in aesthetics that was born as a child spending time with her family in her father’s native country, Brazil. Ziana, bilingual in Portuguese, learned the love of beauty hanging out at family-owned spas in
Rio De Janeiro.
Ziana offers a variety of advanced aesthetic services which include microblading, microneedling, dermaplaning, chemical peels, air brush spray tanning, lash extensions and facial waxing. When she's not working with clients, she enjoys spinning, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Bella.
Stephanie Ward, Practice Manager
Our newest member of the Elle fam! Steph holds a bachelors in graphic design from Newbury College in Brookline, MA. She's excited to take over the role as Practice Manager for Elle! She's the one who handles scheduling and all things marketing.
Steph grew up locally in Cape Elizabeth, ME with Ziana! The two have been best friends for over 10 years. She enjoys beach days, a crafted cocktail, and spending all her free time with friends and family. Introduce yourself when you enter our spa- she'd love to meet you!
Bowie the Dog
Bowie the office pup
All day he is constantly picked up and cuddled by beautiful women (and men!)
who say he’s just the cutest. Who wouldn’t love that? Mr. Bowie is the office mascot, who (while not trained) has served as a great therapy dog for many clients. Bowie enjoys short walks outside (in the arms of a human, that is), sniffing and chasing leaves, chewing things such as his harness and leash because he is a free soul, and also sleeping… all the time. You will often find Bowie (or not, he’s pretty small) sleeping behind the long body pillow on the blue couch in the Elle office. That is his most favorite spot. Much like a hedgehog, Bowie likes to burrow.
He is kind to all, great with kids, and above all, he smells incredibly good. All the time. If the top tier skincare services and the convenient office location aren’t reasons enough to come in, a puppy cuddle would be worth a 4th-floor visit.
See? Marketing collateral. Elle welcomes Bowie, client entertainer extraordinaire.