Daniela Leslie, MSN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner
Aesthetic Genesis, A Medical Corporation
photographed by paul joyner
915 South Catalina Avenue, Suite B, Redondo Beach
310-543-2323 | AestheticGenesis.com
Aesthetic Genesis offers a variety of services for the skin, including cosmetic dermatology procedures such as injectables, laser treatments and chemical peels, and other treatments such as facials, massage therapy, acupuncture, cupping and herbal medicine. Owner Daniela Leslie is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and has practiced cosmetic dermatology for the past 12 years. She is currently working on her doctorate degree. Daniela travels to other states to train physicians and nurse practitioners in cosmetic dermatology procedures. She is also a medical dermatology provider at Manhattan Beach Dermatology, where she diagnoses and treats skin conditions such as acne, skin cancer, eczema, rashes and more.
What would you like potential clients to know about you?
“Skin is my passion. There’s a perception that cosmetic procedures equate to vanity, pain and a ‘fake’ look. The reality is that feeling good about who you see in the mirror changes your whole outlook in life and plays a role in your overall well-being.”
What’s most rewarding about your work?
“Seeing my patients become more satisfied and confident with how they look and feel and how much it impacts their life. According to many patients, a youthful image and a confident attitude are perceived as important assets in
a personal and professional level.”
How do you educate your clients to take good care of themselves?
“This is a collaborative partnership between the patient and me. I start by asking the patient their concerns as well as his or her goals, and we then discuss how to achieve them. I emphasize that treating the skin is a process and not an event.”
How do you stay on top of the latest trends and advances in your field?
“I constantly attend conferences and meetings and read journals on medical and cosmetic dermatology. I firmly believe that edu-cation is the driving force to deliver better care and results."
What is the biggest benefit you offer your clients?
“I am a big proponent of aging gracefully with the right dose of medical technology and advancement. It is not about chasing perfection but improvement by enhancing one’s best features. The result is a natural and balanced look that is recognized as a refreshed appearance—as if you have been on vacation!”