Mary T Pentel, MD
Dr. Mary Pentel is a board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who graduated from the Pennsylvania State University as a University Scholar with a major in Biology. She earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in the top of her class with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Pentel completed her residency in the dermatology department at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Pentel began practicing in Jacksonville in 1998. She founded Southside Dermatology in 2000. Throughout the years, she has treated thousands of patients and is known for her energy, humor, and passion for dermatology. Her success can be attributed to her willingness to listen to each patient, taking time to understand their dermatological needs and to educate them on the practices that will promote healthy, beautiful skin.
Dr. Pentel strives to exceed her patient's expectations in medical, general, and cosmetic dermatology. She is skilled in a variety of lasers and injectables including BOTOX®/Dysport® and dermal fillers. At The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, Dr. Pentel performs all injections of Botox/Dysport/Xeomin and all filler injectables. Her cosmetic consultations are comprehensive and include a plan that will help you look your best at any age. Dr. Pentel enjoys combining aesthetic and science to achieve a natural and radiant appearance.
She is proud of her staff and believes they are a driving force behind the success of her practice. Her patients have always praised her for selecting a team of caring, friendly, and hardworking individuals. They strive to make each patient's experience a positive one.
Dr. Pentel is active in her community by volunteering in many community organizations and serving on several civic and educational boards. She is passionate about starting her fundraising event, "Purses with a Purpose" (www.pursewithapurpose.org) to benefit the abused women of Hubbard House. She is developing a program to raise awareness in children regarding skin cancers and sun protection with the Skin "Smart Kids Program."
Dr. Pentel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Society for MOHS Surgery (ASMS) and a member of the Jacksonville Dermatological Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASMLS). She has been featured in Jacksonville Magazines "Top Docs" edition for several years.
In her free time (if she has any), she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also likes to travel, cook, and read. Yes,...she loves to shop!
Debbie Smith, ARNP
Debbie is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a local of Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from The University of Florida with her Bachelor in Nursing in 2003, Debbie worked as a cardiac nurse at Shands at the University of Florida. While working, she continued her education at The University of Florida and graduated with her Masters in Nursing in 2005 and a minor in gerontology. She maintains her licensure through the Florida Board of Nursing and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
She is passionate about dermatology because she believes it truly blends the art and science of medicine. Her dermatology interests include the assessment and treatment general surgical dermatology conditions such as acne, rashes, cysts/lipomas, and skin cancers. She looks forward to treating patients in her hometown.
In her free time, Debbie enjoys traveling, being active in her church community, yoga, attending Jaguar games, trying out new restaurants, and being physically active in our River City. It is not uncommon to see her hanging out in San Marco Square with her family.
Lorie Carter, MSN, FNP-BC
Lorie R. Carter is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive training in aesthetics. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked both in family medicine as well as aesthetics for many years. In addition to treating her loyal clients, Lorie has worked as a trainer and also participated in research studies to help advance the rapidly growing aesthetic field. Her expertise is evident by her accomplishments and her large client following. Her goal is to help each patient feel and look better, while maintaining a nature look that is not overdone. Her integrity, work ethic, and love for what she does have made her exceptional at her work.
She received her Master’s degree from the University of North Florida. Prior to venturing into this exciting field, Lorie worked in Intensive Care for both adults and newborns in Jacksonville, Florida. She has been in Jacksonville for over 20 years. Lorie is a proud wife and mother of three beautiful children. In her free time, Lorie enjoys quality family time, watching her kids in their sporting events, going to the beach, church, reading, and cooking. Lorie looks forward to help make Jacksonville more beautiful, one face at a time!
Julia Clarkson, DNP, ARNP
As an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in the cosmetic health industry, Julia loves to share in the transformations of her patients in achieving improved confidence, appearance, and overall well-being. Her passion for helping others combined with her technical skills from her operating room experience makes her the perfect fit for cosmetic health practice.
Julia achieved her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from The University of Florida in 2015. Prior to entering the cosmetic field, she specialized in operating room nursing at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, as well as ICU nursing at the Mayo Clinic. Julia moved to Jacksonville in 2005 after achieving her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida State University. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) through the Florida Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In her time away from work, Julia enjoys spending time with her two girls and her husband. She enjoys going to the beach, yoga, eating delicious food, and traveling.
May Nguyen, Licensed Full Specialist and Permanent Make-Up Specialist
May has been in the aesthetic industry for over 12 years. She is licensed to perform pedicures, manicures, and facials as a full specialist. She has gained valuable experience at various nail salons. Her many skills include professional eyelash extension application and facial and body waxing. May utilizes her aesthetic artistry in her application of permanent organic make-up to achieve a natural look. With her many skills, May truly delivers a head to toe exceptional treatment session. May enjoys getting to know her clients on a professional and personable relationship. In her free time, May enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her husband and three children.
Lauren Perilli, Licensed Aesthetician
Lauren’s career began 8 years ago in West Palm Beach, FL in the special effects makeup industry where she worked with events such as Halloween Horror Nights. Feeding her passion for the industry led her to broaden her skills by expanding her portfolio to weddings, fashion shoots, theatrical shows, and other venues. In 2011 Lauren enrolled in Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty where she began her education in the skin care program. Lauren continued her studies at the Dermatology Institute while also establishing her own mobile spa business. In the course of this time she worked closely with celebrity makeup artists and aestheticians and continued to further her skill level. In 2013 Lauren relocated to Jacksonville where she acquired the position of Aesthetician/Management at a local day spa and salon. In the spring of 2014 Lauren joined our aesthetic team to help her clients improve the health of their skin and enhance their natural beauty. Her strength lies in her passion for skin care and building a strong relationship with her clients. She enjoys keeping up with the latest in skin care and beauty and passing this education on to her clients.
Lauren’s free time is spent assisting her fiancé and his fellow teammates who train in competitive bodybuilding. She enjoys enhancing their appearance with spray tanning and keeping their skin competition ready!