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Medical Director

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.

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 Beauty Lab 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. 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.

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!

Sheri | Esthetician

Sheri has been an Esthetician for over 15 years. At Beauty Lab she treats all skin types and conditions with advanced medical grade products like Skin Ceuticals. Her passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare/beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and cutting edge ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with her clients. Her approach is one that encompasses all of the technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. Her dedication and passion for the beauty industry is how she has gained such a loyal following of patients at The Beauty Lab. She truly believes in offering only the best for all of our patients and will always give a honest professional opinion. All of your skincare needs can be meet simply by putting your face in Sheri’s hands.

Alicia | Front Desk Coordinator

Alicia has always had an interest and passion for aesthetics, but it wasn’t until she hit her mid twenties that she learned the importance of preservation and a proper skin care regimen. Working at The Beauty Lab as the front desk coordinator allows her the opportunity to work in an environment where aesthetics are not considered superficial, but rather a resource for preservation. Getting to share that passion with every patient that walks in the door makes her job that much more interesting and fun. With nearly 3 years experience in aesthetics, dermatology, and facial plastics she is confident that she can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including maintenance and preservation.

Jiselle | Surgical Assistant & Esthetician

Jiselle stared her esthetics journey 7 years ago as a medical assistant and as the field grew, she grew with it. She went back to school to become and esthetician and a professional laser technician. At Beauty Lab, she assists Dr. Kern in surgeries as well as steps in as our second esthetician in the practice. She feels very fortunate to make her passion into a career. She loves everything about skincare and self love. Whether it is a pampering facial, a laser treatment or a liposuction surgery, she makes sure to pour her heart into it.

Erika | Surgical Assistant

Erika was born and raised in Houston. After she had her 1st child she developed a strong sense of devotion for the medical field and later received her Certification in Medical Assisting from Everest institute. At The Beauty Lab she is the medical assistant to Dr. Kern. She assists him with all procedures and surgeries as well as assist patients with any clinical questions that come into the practice. Erika is very much so a people person and loves to help others. Her biggest passion is helping patients to look and feel their absolute best which is perfect for Beauty Lab since that is what we do best.

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