Rahul Khare, MD
Rahul Khare, MD is the founder and the Medical Director of Innovative MedSpa. He was an emergency physician and Associate Professor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for over 12 years and is currently an emergency physician at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Dr. Khare believes in having you look the way you feel inside. Because of this, Dr. Khare is pleased to offer a variety of cosmetic and laser services to our patients such as injectable fillers and Botox, chemical peels, and laser skin treatments. Patient safety and satisfaction are his primary focus and he believes going above and beyond the standards of patient care. He is committed to making sure the staff are expertly trained, undergo regular evaluations, and use only state of the art equipment. Our state of the art facility is equipped with all the latest equipment and techniques available in the cosmetic skincare field.
Jessica Jurkovic RN, BSN, Clinical Director
Jessica has over 15 years nursing experience and started her career in the Emergency Room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This is where Dr. Rahul Khare and Jessica worked for over 10 years together. After working in the ER, Jessica became a perioperative nurse. Working in surgery she found a passion for the aesthetic industry, and she advanced her training in medical and aesthetic injections and specializes in neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) dermal fillers (Juvederm, Volbella, Voluma) lasers, and regenerative medicine such as PRP (platelet rich plasma).
Jessica believes in taking a highly personalized approach with each individual to achieve optimal and natural results that ensure her clients not only look, but feel their best. By combining her extensive medical expertise and her artistic abilities, Jessica is able to help her clients achieve their aesthetic goals safely and effectively.
Kelly Guisinger, Esthetician/Certified Laser Technician
Kelly has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years. She started her career in the industry working in an upscale salon and upon working in the field she expanded her expertise to include skincare and laser therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients to have the best skin of their lives. She offers customized treatment plans tailored to the needs of each individual. Her services include, laser hair removal, IPL photofacials, laser skin resurfacing, customized facials, treatment masks, and chemical peels, microneedling, and PRP. She is your go-to for all things skincare from general skin concerns to more complicated issues such as rosacea, melasma, acne, acne scars, folliculitis, and much more. She is also available for concierge services.
Vanessa DiCristofano, BSN-RN
Vanessa DiCristofano, BSN-RN is our first mobile Botox injector here at Innovative Med spa. Vanessa has been a nurse for 3 years and has worked previously in a plastic surgeon’s office spiking her interest in the aesthetic aspect of nursing. She completed her certification for injections in January 2018 and has been injecting ever since. Vanessa began her career here in January 2019, and she specializes in utilizing Botox & Dysport products and Kybella treatments. Vanessa aims to develop a long-lasting rapport with her patients and to educate and provide her patients with the tools needed to reach their aesthetic goals. Vanessa schedules time with her clients as an as needed basis allowed quick and convenient treatments for patients with busy schedules. She also hosts a number of Botox parties to allow the opportunity for preventative and cosmetic treatments to be done in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Vanessa is passionate about her field and loves to help her patients obtain beautiful and lasting results.
Jennifer Healy Licensed Medical Assistant, Certified Laser Technician
Jennifer is a licensed Esthetician and holds a certification for laser treatments with Cynosure. She is also a licensed Medical Assistant in which she has spent all of her professional career in the medical field. She has worked at Northwestern Emergency Department and has been with the Innovative brand since opening in 2015.
Jennifer is extremely passionate about problematic and anti-aging skin health. She likes to spend time with her patients to discuss what treatment options would be effective based on their skin concerns and creates a customized individual treatment plan. She will also make recommendations for continued skin care regimens at home, which she encourages for all of her patients. She is a firm believer that what you’re doing daily at home for your skin is most important. She sets realistic expectations about results by letting her patients know specifically what the treatments entail.
Jennifer has three kids and also has two dogs. She loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and shopping. She is looking forward to traveling and is hoping to go to Italy soon. She loves to keep herself educated on the latest trends and treatments. She is currently working on certification for lash lifts and tints with Elleebana.
Meredith Villarreal, FNP
With a compassionate and patient focused mindset, Meredith is excited to be a part of the Innovative Medspa team while also currently working as one of their primary care providers. Meredith is from Phoenix, AZ and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Meredith obtained her Bachelors & Masters of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University. While working in primary care, Meredith’s passion for aesthetics led her into training for advanced cosmetic injections, as well as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments.
Meredith focuses on preventative and restorative treatments with a goal of helping each patient achieve a natural fresh look. Understanding the importance of listening to client’s concerns, Meredith takes the time to develop patient-specific plans of care and thoroughly explain them to ensure both provider and client are on the same page. When she’s not working at Innovative, Meredith can be found riding her bike around town, working out or reading for an expanding number of book clubs.
Jennifer Zamzow, RN BSN
Jennie has been a nurse for 20 years and been in the heath care field for almost 25 years. She has specialized in emergency medicine for most of her career; where she developed her keen eye for detail and calming, reassuring bedside manner. A few of the reasons Jennie chose nursing as her career; was first, above all, to help others with both their physical and mental well being. She also was intrigued with all of the sub-specialties the profession had to offer. Although emergency nursing has given Jennie the opportunity to help many patients, sharpened many of her technical skills, given her a steady hand, a calming nature and given her unsurpassed assessment and organizational skills; she had forgotten about her intrigue for the different ways people can be helped.
As Jennie herself has gotten older and more mature, she has realized that one’s self esteem is often held in the way they view themselves. An enriched sense of self esteem tends to positively affect all aspects of life. This is what drew Jennie to another specialty within the medical field, her interest and passion for aesthetics. Jennie was trained by Jessica Jurkovic an expert and natural in the field. Jennie is very excited to continue and grow her love for helping people in her new field. Jennie is committed to aging gracefully, bringing a positive outlook to all aspects of life by combining beauty, health and fitness to achieve a positive mental and physical well being. She looks forward to helping others along this journey with her.
Brooke East, RN BSN
Brooke has been a nurse in Chicago for the past 6 years and has been working the trauma bay in the ER at the University of Chicago for the past 3. Because of the intensity of her profession, she has always made self-care a top priority. Not only are injectables something she loves and uses for her own confidence, but it has also become a passion for her, in the career sense as well. Making clients happy and enhancing natural beauty is her ultimate goal. With her experience in having to remain calm in chaos – you can rest assured that she’s got you!