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Medical Director - Beauty Lab
James H. Kern, M.D. is Director of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine at The Image Enhancement Center in Houston, Texas. He is also Medical Director and Gynecological Surgeon at Total Woman’s Healthcare in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kern has been a surgeon for nearly 30 years, and continues to perform surgery at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital. He is one of the first surgeons in Houston and Southeast Texas to perform minimally-invasive Laser Assisted Tumescent Liposuction at the time of the technique’s FDA Approval in 2008. Dr. Kern has also expanded his training and expertise to include facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Belotero Balance. He has additional advanced training in fractionated laser skin rejuvenation. He combines his love of surgery with current techniques in skin and body rejuvenation.
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Pame- Owner & Patient Coordinator

Pame is one of the owners and patient coordinator at The Beauty Lab. Her passion for making people look and feel their absolute best has been mastered over the past 8 years of being in the medical industry. At The Beauty Lab located in Houston in the beautiful River Oaks, she helps manage the staff, the flow of the office, as well as consult with all potential Smart Lipo patients. She is always striving to make sure that any insecurities a patient has about their appearance, that we correct as quickly as possible so that they feel beautiful inside and out. From her outstanding customer service skills, to her strong mission statement in making every patient look and feel their best, she is the definition of what we strive for at Beauty Lab River Oaks.

Brittany- Owner & Marketing Coordinator

Brittany is one of the owners at Beauty Lab River Oaks and helps coordinate all marketing efforts. She has owned her own marketing company for over 6 years, but her passion for the aesthetic industry is what lead her to want to open Beauty Lab. Being able to combine her knowledge and experience of marketing for other physicians, has helped her soar in knowing what media outlets will be the most effective for her own medspa in Houston. Her role at Beauty lab is to handle all day to day operations as well as oversee all marketing that is being done. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than watching a patient leave the practice with the biggest smile, saying how beautiful they feel after being treated at Beauty Lab River Oaks.

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Beauty Lab Nurse Injector

Carrie | Nurse Injector

Carrie is a licensed registered nurse who began her nursing career as a surgical nurse caring for patients preoperatively, intra-operatively, and post operatively. She has an extensive background in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology nursing where she began training in laser treatments and cosmetic injectables. Carrie works closely with the dr and team members at The Beauty Lab River Oaks to help men and women make educated choices as to how they can safely achieve a natural, healthy, and age-appropriate appearance. Her passion is aesthetics and it shines through her artistic eye and attention to detail and has been represented on the faces of many beautiful Houstonians. She truly believes in the importance of an individualized skin care regimen and promotes the enhanced value of quality medical-grade products and sunscreen. Her favorite treatments are dermal fillers and photo-facials, ask her why at your next appointment!

EMILY | Nurse Injector

Emily Victoria was born in El Paso TX. With her passion for soccer, she was able to travel all over the U.S to play college ball for four years. She graduated with her first degree in Chemistry and a focus on Biochemistry. That is when she lost a beloved family member who worked for EPPD and found her calling in nursing. This lead her to want to help others and went to NMSU where she graduated with her BSN. Soon after graduation, she got hired as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse. Her interest in the beauty industry only grew and got certified in Houston, TX as a Nurse Injector. Now she works both as saving newborns’ lives and evolving individual beauty.  

Dianna | Esthetician

Dianna is a licensed esthetician and a licensed laser professional. She spent 15 years in eye care then in 2011 attended Aveda Institute to be an esthetician.  Having experienced cystic acne as an adolescent created an interest in finding skin solutions. In 2016 she obtained her laser certification. Dianna holds several certifications from body contouring to photo facials to chemical peels.

She hopes to share her knowledge with you so you can reach your skin goals with a customized plan. Her go-to preventative treatment is micro-needling with PRP and corrective treatment is RF Microneedling. Clients love her Aveda acupressure technique combined with deluxe and platinum Hydrafacials.

In her spare time, she enjoys jogging on trails, reformer pilates, DIY projects, and spending time with her family.


Samantha has been an Esthetician for over 11 years, always keeping up with ongoing education and exciting new techniques. She has a passion for helping clients enhance there natural beauty and building relationships with them. Samantha also studied in Germany at The Foldi College for lymphatic facial massage, which is now one of her specialties and the most popular facial she offers at Beauty Lab River Oaks. Amongst the lymphatic massage facial, she also offers other types of facials, chemical peels, micro-needling and laser treatments.

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