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 About Aesthetics - Dr. Catherine Cuite

About Us

At Aesthetics, considering the needs of every patient as an individual is a priority for Dr. Catherine Cuite and our two Aesthetics Coordinators, Michelle Ford and Alicia Hesier. Dr. Cuite, Michelle, and Alicia work closely together to personalize the skin care regimen that best meets each patient’s individualized goals.

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Catherine Cuite, M.D.
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

• B.A.: Harvard University
• Doctorate of Medicine: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
• Internship: Norwalk Hospital/Yale University
• Ophthalmology Residency: Casey Eye Institute
• Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery: Dean A. McGee Eye Institute

• Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
• Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

• University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and Chicago

Michelle Ford, Aesthetic Coordinator                                                 
Michelle began her aesthetic career over 15 years ago in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Joining Illinois Eye Center in 2008, she has since expanded her aesthetic skills to include ophthalmology and oculoplastics.

Michelle is dedicated to meeting the desires of each client. From your first visit, Michelle begins her commitment by providing education and quality care with a complete assessment of your individual goals. From there, she works closely with Dr. Cuite to design a treatment plan specifically for you.

“I appreciate that each individual has different needs and expectations. I will be with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goals. Our entire aesthetic team strives to provide a professional environment that ensures your comfort and safety with high regard to your privacy. I look forward to building a loyal relationship with you.”


Alicia Heiser, Aesthetic Coordinator
Alicia has been with Illinois Eye Center since 2010. Alicia is very detail-oriented and knowledgeable about our services. She is devoted to her clients and ensures she will work with you to achieve all of your goals.

When not at Aesthetics, Alicia enjoys body building, hiking, and bike rides.
Working out is her zen!

“I enjoy building trusting relationships with my clients and making them feel at ease. I believe it is all about sharing the knowledge and education
I have with my clients in a comfortable environment. When you look good, you feel good. The beauty of aesthetics is that you still look like yourself.
The results are natural, rejuvenating, and are a huge confidence booster!”