One of Us: Lisa Farides


Modern Aesthetic Centers recently opened its doors at 2050 Saint Johns Parkway, Suite 106. Tell me about the business and what services your clients will find there.

Modern Aesthetic Centers is a privately owned medical facility offering a wide range of image-enhancing aesthetic services and wellness improvement modalities. Traditional offerings include wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, microneedling, facials, chemical peels, laser hair removal, hair restoration, body contouring and skin rejuvenation offerings. Our wellness offerings include IV hydration drips, weight loss programs, hormone replacement therapy, peptide therapy and women's wellness.

I know Modern Aesthetic Centers also offers some unique services and cutting-edge approaches beyond what people might find elsewhere. Can you tell me a bit about that?

We are constantly researching our industry for evidence-based treatments and cutting-edge services to add to our service menu. One of the most exciting opportunities we offer to our clients is adding Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) or Exosomes in conjunction with a microneedling treatment. Our providers also use PRF or Exosomes as an option to dermal fillers and as injections for hair restoration. We can also use them as an option for sexual rejuvenation. These options encourage new health cell growth and stimulate collagen production, which is truly a game changer in the aesthetics and wellness industry.

Does Modern Aesthetic Centers have an overarching philosophy by which it abides?

Modern Aesthetic Centers was founded on a vision of excellence:

Excellence in our foundation, offering result-driven, customized aesthetics and wellness services for everyone to afford.

Excellence in our environment, delivering a modern design with a first-class experience to all that walk through our doors.

Excellence in education, providing ongoing training for our staff, providers and clients.

Our mission is to meet these three pillars of excellence with every client on every visit.

Tell me about your background. I believe you have extensive experience in aesthetics and related fields.

I started my practice administration career in family medicine. In 2009, I moved on to aesthetics and plastic surgery working for a prestigious surgeon who is our medical director at Modern Aesthetic Centers. This is where my passion for the aesthetics and wellness industry was born. During these 14 years in this industry, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in the most effective and proven treatments in the aesthetics and wellness arena.

What do you like most about what you do?

When a client seeks us out for a service that they electively desire to have, our team has the honor to provide them with a full assessment and customized treatment plan to get them to their goals. My satisfaction comes when I see a smile on a client's face. If they leave our office feeling confident about their outcome and excited to continue their journey with us, then that’s a big win in my book.

What do you like most about life here on the First Coast?

Born and raised in Jacksonville, I know this city inside out and have a long list of why I love life on the First Coast. First and foremost, our beaches are a piece of heaven on earth. From sunbathing to fishing, you can’t go wrong with a beach day. We also have lots of natural springs to keep us entertained with swimming, kayaking and sightseeing. Did I mention the fun and exercise our nature trails provide?

How do you like to spend your free time?

In my free time, you can find me outdoors either at the beach, attending a festival or exploring our great state of Florida. I come from a large family and almost all of them live near, so I spend a lot of time with them. I have two beautiful girls that keep me on my toes, and we are always on the go.

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