Carl Cucco, M.D., Spa Medical Director

Carl Cucco, M.D. is an innovative, recognized business leader who has developed and consulted for many successful companies. As a physician leader for over thirty years, Dr. Cucco has been the CEO of several successful and highly-rated health care organizations. Dr. Cucco, as founding member and CEO, has developed WomanCare, P.C., into the largest and most respected Women's health care practice in Illinois. WomanCare, P.C. is unique in offering a wide range of both traditional and holistic services to patients.

As Medical Director of the Renaissance Med Spa, Dr. Cucco again is offering clients the finest in Spa services at a fair and unbeatable price. In terms of safety, cleanliness, staff certification and training, experience, state-of-the-art equipment, atmosphere and ambiance, Renaissance Med Spa exceeds all expectations. Dr. Cucco demands safety and RESULTS. That is how he measures a successful treatment.

Dr. Cucco graduated from Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Poetry. He then attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Cucco has long believed that all clients deserve compassionate, respectful, state-of-the-art medical care. By listening to the needs of our clients, Dr. Cucco has created a Medical Spa which surpasses all of those needs -- emotional, psychological and physical. He has created a wonderful, responsive environment where you can feel safe and at home, while receiving the best and latest in Spa services.

Lisa Lahart, Medical Spa Manager

As the Medical Spa Manager of Renaissance Med Spa, Lisa has cultivated a team of top talent. Our Registered Nurses, Aestheticians, Makeup Artists and others are trained and certified. Lisa has created a Spa environment where she can practice her simple, honest and straight-forward philosophy: “Genuinely get to know each client and guide them gently and carefully to the results they expect.” Lisa is passionate about obtaining excellent results. That is what her clients demand and what she delivers. Along the way, she helps each client achieve all they wish to be. As the Medical Spa Manager, Lisa is well versed in the treatments of acne, rosacea and melasma and other skin problems. Her and her team, provide easy, affordable beauty with amazing results.

Theresa  Turok, BSN,RN

Theresa is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Suny Plattsburg. Theresa has been practicing nursing since 1989. She has ten years experience focusing exclusively on facial rejuvenation using BOTOX and fillers.

Theresa is proficient in all areas of injectables. She uses both Juvederm and Radiesse as temporary fillers and both Xeomin and BOTOX for treatment of wrinkles and for specific muscle relaxation to achieve a younger look.

Theresa is 45 years old and is the proud mother of 4 beautiful daughters. Theresa has lived in the Chicago area for 15 years.

Gwen Pedersen, Licensed Medical Aesthetician/ Supervisor of Laser Services

Gwen Pederson has been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician for over ten years and an expert using Palomar Lasers. Her specialty is treating rosacea with photo rejuvenation. Gwen’s personal experience with rosacea has given her a great understanding of this condition and has challenged her to master how to treat it. She is an expert in anti-aging treatments. Gwen goes above and beyond to give all her clients the best possible results.

Tina Sardarov, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Tina Sardarov has been in the medical aesthetic industry for over ten years. Tina loves helping people look and feel better. She specializes in the use of Palomar Lasers and has professional skills pertaining to laser skin rejuvenation, photo facials and laser hair removal.

Tina also has extensive training and experience in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, hydrofacials and other skin care treatments. Tina will educate you, as well as help you decide as to the best skin care plan. Tina exceeds her client’s expectations with the level of service and care she provides. Tina is fluent in the Russian language.

Cindy Mendez, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Cindy Mendez is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and is an expert with laser and skin care treatments. She enjoys helping her patients set up skin care programs that can really help them achieve the results they are looking for. Cindy’s passion for laser is intense and she is committed to getting the best results with laser hair removal and improving scarring. She also is experienced in photo facial therapy. Cindy speaks fluent Spanish and is able to assist our Spanish-speaking patients so they will feel comfortable with their treatments.

Stephanie Hodder, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Stephanie Hodder has been a licenced Medical Aesthetician for ten years. In her career she has been certified to operate several lasers and specializes in Laser Hair Removal and Photo Rejuvenation. Stephanie is extensively trained in the application of Chemical Peels as well as Microdermabrasion and many other facial and body treatments. She is also very skilled in designing skincare regimens geared towards addressing the individual needs of her patients. Stephanie is dedicated to her patients and takes a very caring approach to achieving the best results.

Elyse Spalter Dietrich, Guest Services Specialist

After raising two children, Elyse was ready to follow her passion and jump right into to working in the Beauty Industry. For the past five years she has been doing just that. Elyse has been fortunate to work for two of the top cosmetic surgeons in the Chicagoland area as well as an upscale salon and spa in the North Shore. Elyse receives much joy from watching the client’s transformation--from their physical changes to their mental and spiritual changes, as they arrive one way and leave feeling more confident and secure about themselves. People are always contacting Elyse as to where to go, who to see..what's the latest and greatest. That's why we call her our "Go-To-Girl".