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Meet the LADIES of Elle


Laura Reddington, RN

Laura is a registered nurse with 20 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.

Lori Desmond, Front Desk

Lori is a Maine native. She moved south for many years but returned to Maine with her husband to raise their two children. Lori enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, hiking, reading, doing yoga, and going on walks on the beach with her golden-doodle. Lori is the warm face who welcomes you to our space.


Be sure to say hello when you enter our boutique- she’d love to meet you! 


Anna Gardenier, BSN, RN

Anna joins us with 6 years of nursing experience and her BSN from MCPHS University in Boston. Anna has a background in medical-surgical nursing and oculoplastic surgery. Through working closely with a renowned oculoplastic surgeon on Newbury street, she found her true passion in aesthetic nursing. Anna’s favorite part of being an RN injector is utilizing her love of art and medicine simultaneously. This artistry allows her to give her patients beautiful results using cutting edge aesthetic treatments that harmonize with each persons natural and unique features. 


In her free time Anna love to crochet, try new cooking recipes, hike with her dog, and spend time with friends and family. She moved from Boston to Portland this past year with her husband and beloved dog. 


After working at Elle as the office manager in 2018-19, Lexi has returned as a Licensed Esthetician. She has always had a passion for all things skin and beauty, and acted upon her desire to better understand skin health by beginning her professional career in Esthetics. 


She hopes to share her passion with those looking to better understand their skin and feel comfortable and beautiful in it, while also offering other services to enhance one’s natural beauty. She looks forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at Elle!



Tori earned her Bachelors in Nursing degree at St. Joseph's College in 2015.  Since then, Tori has worked at Maine Medical Center in the operating room, Recovery Room, Elle Medical Aesthetics & Jibe Cycling!

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