Meet The Team
Meet Dr. Levinstein
Dr. Levinstein brings the highest standard of medical care while delivering the most advanced aesthetic treatments to meet your specific needs and help you reach your anti-aging goals. He is an interventional and anti-aging functional medicine specialist. He has a clinical interest in the biomechanical etiology of musculoskeletal injuries, pain conditions and degenerative spinal and joint disorders utilizing treatment of the whole-body continuum with innovative orthobiologic treatments. He has presented at national advisory panels and acts as an expert on a variety of topics, both clinical and patient issues. He is an experienced researcher, consultant, and speaker.
Dr. Levinstein completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in interventional pain management. He lectures at medical conferences across the nation and is an expert instructor teaching other physicians how to perform advanced interventional spine and joint procedures. He specialized in minimally invasive stem cell and orthobiologic procedures. He utilizes multiple techniques in integrative and regenerative therapies by incorporating the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy which can amplify the body’s own ability to heal.
Dr. Levinstein’s special area of interest includes the importance of addressing the root cause of aging, pain and degenerative disorders as well as the role IV supplementation therapy in regenerative, aesthetic and functional medicine. He has been involved in aesthetic medicine for a number of years by serving as a clinic Medical Director. Dr. Levinstein has extensive injecting experience and stands ready to apply his gentle creative touch to enhance your natural beauty giving your self-confidence a boost and improve your overall functional well-being.
Irina was introduced to the Medical field in 1999 as a Licensed Pharmacist. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Temple University School of Pharmacy. She spent most of her career at OptumRx performing various functions. At the beginning of her career, she focused on starting and running a compounding pharmacy. Irina has a proven track record of achievements with consistent progression in the career, and she is equipped with dual qualifications – a pharmacist and an aesthetician. She has a solid understanding of product development, good interpersonal skills, and has excellent communication skills with sensitivity for confidential information and strong planning skills.
After devoting almost 20 years to the pharmaceutical medical field, Irina decided to pursue her passion. By combining her existing knowledge with cutting edge learnings in the latest rejuvenation techniques, Irina has set out to bring youth restoration to the world.
It was years of dealing with her own sensitive skin, acne, large pore size as well as losing collagen that Inna found her interest in dermatologic medicine. She was inspired to help others with her own knowledge and personal experiences in the aesthetic industry. Before becoming a medical esthetician, Inna completed her education at Arcadia University earning a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1995 and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997. She dedicated years of her career to working in both the hospital and outpatient settings providing rehabilitation therapy to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. She specializes in treating degenerative joint and spinal conditions as well as sports/occupational injuries.
Inna utilizes her advanced knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and skin types to tailor individualized treatment plans for Novique’s clients. She believes in the need to incorporate different modalities including lasers, radiofrequency microneedling, medical grade facials, and home skin care regimens to gradually restore skin’s health caused by aging.
Jackie Walsh R.N., CERTIFIED NURSE INJECTOR comes to Novique with many years of nursing experience in the aesthetics industry. Her extensive clinical and surgical experience comes from working directly in the operating room of two busy hospitals, as the head of the plastic surgery department AND a busy plastic surgeons’ practice. Jackie has focused the last three years of her career, learning and perfecting cosmetic injections. Jackie’s widespread background in both the medical and cosmetic fields make her an ideal fit in the medical skin care industry.
“My work is my passion. Creating a customized approach to help my patients meet their aesthetic goals is extremely rewarding. The ability to be part of a process that allows my patients to regain their confidence is my ultimate payout.” ~Jackie Walsh RN
Lisa Taxin Portner, PA-C is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant and is licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania by both the Medical and Osteopathic Boards. Lisa brings vision, commitment and a standard of excellence to Novique Aesthetic Medicine.
Although she formally studied fine art and began her career as a make-up artist, Lisa transitioned to a career in medical sciences after seeing firsthand the scope of the medical field from both a patient and caregiver perspective. Shortly after graduating from college, she sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. Two years later, after experiencing her father’s battle and loss with brain cancer, she decided to dedicate her career to fostering the advocacy for patients and their families that she found lacking in her experiences. Ultimately, this interest lead her to focus on the promotion of optimal health and well being for others after discovering how paramount they were for her own life.
Lisa’s curiosity as to how to maximize these benefits for patients drive her to continually learn and grow as a medical practitioner. She is a caring, compassionate professional who prides herself on maintaining open and productive communication with her patients.
Lisa graduated from Thomas Jefferson’s Physician Assistant program after obtaining her Radiologic Technologist certification from Crozer Chester Medical Center and her Bachelor of Fine Art from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. With her artistic eye and advanced training, Lisa is well suited for her specialty in Aesthetic Medicine and Wellness.
As a licensed Esthetician and laser technician Maria operates with a passion to make it all about you! She is in esthetic field for over 12 years. Maria also has a European esthetic background. Her mother was a skin care specialist in Russia. So Maria has a passion for skin care since she was a little girl. She considers it “a blessing and a privilege” to have found a career that not only helps people achieve clear and healthy skin, but a career that helps people feel good about themselves!
Realizing that the outward appearance of acne, blemishes and other maladies seriously affects not only one’s confidence but also their self esteem, Maria strives to make you look and feel your best! She once read and has taken to heart years ago….“people don’t care how much you know… Until they know how much you care!” and she is always looking to make THAT difference!
Lori DePinto has been a Licensed Aesthetician for almost 20 years, with nearly 10 years’ experience in the aesthetic field. Prior to joining Novique Medical Aesthetics, she has worked as a medical aesthetician at prestigious Plastic Surgeon office’s and Med Spas in Bucks County, Pa.
During this time, she has perfected performing laser treatments, dermaplaning, chemical peels, PRP, microneedling, microblading, and many other non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatments.
Her love of educating and passion for knowledge in this ever-changing skincare/beauty industry began with getting a B.S. in Health Education which helped guide her towards her dedication of overall wellness and good health, both inside and out. She enjoys getting informed with the latest technologies and cutting-edge ingredients in skincare through continuing education, which she loves to share with her clients. She is dedicated to improving her client’s overall appearance from head to toe, and thrives on making people feel more confident as a result. She will develop a customized plan to help you reach your skincare goals and get gorgeous, glowing skin with consistent visible results.
Kara Siliquini RN, BSN, has extensive experience working in critical care and cosmetic surgery. Spending the last 13 years as a RN in a fast paced Intensive Care Unit has taught her the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to working in the hospital setting she has also worked as a post-operative concierge nurse. Working along side of some of Philadelphia’s top Cosmetic surgeons as a concierge nurse she provides postoperative services to patients. Her number one goal is to make each patient feels they are receiving concierge style care and quality treatment.
Julia Hilger RN, BSN, CCRN is a dedicated Registered Nurse with five years of experience in the I.C.C.U setting. She graduated from Aria Health School of Nursing in 2014 where she obtained her diploma in nursing followed by her BSN from Penn State. Julia is currently pursuing her MSN from Holy Family University. With her time spent in the hospital setting she is no stranger to administering Intra Venous and Intra Muscular therapies.
Julia’s experience with patients and their families has helped her to develop her holistic theory of nursing practice. Recognizing each person’s individual needs helps to select appropriate therapies that provide optimal patient outcomes and improve overall health. Julia is excited to begin her journey in aesthetics at Novique and looks forward to a career helping people to look and feel their best.
Margaret Hamm RN, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC is an experienced nurse injector. Margaret received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2004 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2011.
Prior to her work with Dr. Levinstein and his team at Novique Medical Aesthetics, Margaret worked as a plastic surgery nurse practitioner in Cleveland, OH for 6 years. She also has experience as an operating room nurse at a level I trauma center and a private practice nurse practitioner for an orthopedic spine surgeon.
Margaret is a certified nurse injector of Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin and also provides patients with expert applications of fillers including Juvederm, Volbella, Vollure, Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Restylane, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Lyft. In addition, she is a certified technician for laser hair removal.
Margaret continues to receive certifications and advanced education on cutting edge injection techniques and advancements in the field of aesthetics. She possesses a truly diverse array of talents, ranging from her consultation skills to her outstanding aesthetic approach to injectables and treatments. Patients enjoy working with Margaret because she is active listener and knows the products we carry inside and out.
As a highly trained registered nurse and nurse practitioner, Margaret is a crucial component to the success of our patients’ treatments and outcomes, along with their comfort and confidence in our practice