A better option for
USA’s leading medspas
and aesthetic clinics
Get the value you've earned.
Keep the brand you've built.

A better option for USA’s leading medspas and aesthetic clinics Get the value you've earned. Keep the brand you've built.

What is
Aesthetic Partners?

Aesthetic Partners (AP) is partnering and acquiring United States’ leading Medical Aesthetics, Cosmetic Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Clinics, with the goal of enabling our partnering physicians to achieve their personal and professional goals by helping them grow their practice, relieve them from mundane business operations, and provide them with exit opportunities.

Why Partner with AP?

Our Mission at AP is to create a physician-centric trusted market leader in premium aesthetics by supporting our partners
through a collaborative and inclusive approach. For our partnering physician/owners, AP is dedicated to delivering:


Optimizing your work-life balance at home and at clinic.


Expand your business through business support and capital investments.


Monetizing your financial and professional investment.

Contact us today!

Aesthetic Partners is always seeking partnership opportunities with likeminded practices. Regardless of size and geography, if your practice is interested in joining our network we look forward to hearing from you.


Our Value to Our Clinics


Centralized support for marketing best practices, coupled with cutting edge data analytics to boost the return on investment for your marketing spend


Industry-wide network to attract only the best practitioners and support staff, and centralized support for HR issues, guidelines and contracts


Premium training programs for nurse injectors, device and product trainings, and general training and educational programs for all personnel


Through KOL relationships with top manufacturers, our team of experts will identify the innovations that will have the biggest impact on client experience and boost your competitive advantage in services offered


Our centralized Business performance analytics and reporting, keeps practitioners in the procedure rooms, allows for seamless integrations, and provides insights on areas of opportunity you may not have thought about


Centralized and streamlined support for
bookkeeping, financial reporting, taxes, payroll and benefits


Dedicated legal team with expertise in healthcare transactions, as well as regional healthcare regulatory matters


Expertise in property identification, assessment, lease negotiations and renewals

Meet Our Team

Faraz Karbasi
Co-founder & Co-CEO

Faraz Karbasi founded Aesthetic Partners in 2018 as he completed his MBA at Harvard Business School. Most recently, he was a Private Equity Associate at Persistence Capital Partners where he focused on platform investments in healthcare including dental, optometry, and diabetes care clinics.

Courtney Ellenbogen
Co-founder & Co-CEO

Courtney Ellenbogen founded Aesthetic Partners in 2018 as she completed her MBA at Harvard Business School. Prior to attending Harvard, she invested in businesses across healthcare at the Carlyle Group in New York, investing out of the company’s flagship $13 billion US Buyout Fund with nearly $10 billion in transaction value.

Anna Churchill
CEO of Synergy Face + Body & Board
Operating Advisor at Aesthetic Partners

With over 27 years of skincare experience, Anna Churchill began her career as a professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician in South Florida.

Stephanie Swingle
Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie is responsible for optimizing marketing across the portfolio in terms of SEO, managing advertising campaigns as well as social media.

Crystal Winkler
Vice President of People Operations

Crystal is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She currently serves as the Vice President of People Operations as an executive team member for Aesthetic Partners.

Marcos Carvalho
Senior Director of Finance

Marcos Carvalho completed his MBA at Wharton Business School in 2020. He has over 10 years of working in finance related functions, with most of his career in Private Equity at Aqua Capital, a middle market focused fund.

Parker Prestegard
Director of Strategy, Growth and Operation

Before joining Aesthetic Partners, Parker worked as an Associate Consultant at ZS Associates (biotech/pharma consulting), Senior Associate at HealthCare Appraisers (healthcare transaction valuation), and Analyst at Bellwether Asset Management (CRE asset management).

Jessica Blum
Controller and Director of Strategic Finance

Prior to joining Aesthetic Partners, Jessica held the Controller position for one of the largest privately owned and operated multi-site senior living providers in the Gulf South. Jessica previously worked at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY as the Manager of Retail Accounting, supporting the University’s 7 retail locations and e-commerce operations.

Meet Our Medical Directors

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Center

Dr. Pozner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most prestigious organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world.

Dr. Duncan Hughes
Synergy Face + Body

Dr. Hughes is a double board-certified surgeon in both general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his plastics and reconstructive surgery training at Duke University, where he trained alongside the country’s leading plastics and reconstructive surgeons.

Dr. Jeff Birchall

Dr. Birchall is a board-certified physician with more than 25 years of medical experience and more than a decade working with cosmetic treatments.

Dr. Patrick M. Flaharty
Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Spa

Unlike many plastic surgeons, Dr. Flaharty limits his focus solely to facial cosmetic surgery. He has more than 20 years in practice, and has helped reshape and rejuvenate the faces of thousands of southwest Florida men and women.


How does the partnership model work?

As partners we will work together towards our mutual goals of operating and growing a successful business. In other words, the decision-making process will be mutual and inclusive.
This partnership is not just lip-service – we are truly equity partners! With this in mind, you will have the opportunity to “roll equity” into our partnership, which means that you maintain an ownership stake in your business, as well as benefit from the growth of the platform. Your shares at Aesthetic Partners will allow you to benefit from the long-term success of our fast-growing company, as true partners would.

Will I keep the brand of my practice?

Generally speaking, we believe that we are buying premium clinics that have a substantial amount of brand reputation which we will want to maintain. In some cases, and depending on the specific market and branding strategy, we can explore adopting one of our regional brands which have the benefit of streamlined processes, and lower operating costs due to scale.

Can I continue to practice as a physician after partnering with AP?

Absolutely, in fact, we encourage all of our partnering physicians to continue practicing as long as desired and require a minimum of 2 years. However, some physicians will want to slow down over time, and together we will work on creating and implementing a succession and exit plan that works for the partnership.

What will happen to my team after partnering with AP?

A key priority as we transition to our partnership model is to ensure that strong teams are maintained and motivated. We partner with the most successful and premium clinics, and strongly believe that their success is the result of their team’s talent, and hard work. As partners, we will work closely to provide the team with ample opportunities to grow professionally within our organization. With our connections throughout the industry, we can also recruit top talent in order to grow your organization.

How will my business get valued?

The valuation of your business is dependent on many factors, but the most important ones are the amount of earnings being generated, the rate of growth, reputation, and overall operational efficiency. We can typically provide high-level terms shortly after our initial meetings.

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