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About Aesthetics

Meet the Team

At Aesthetics, considering the needs of every patient as an individual is a priority for our team. We work closely together to personalize the skin care regimen that best meets each patient’s individualized goals.

Michelle Ford, Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center

Michelle Ford, MedSpa Coordinator

Michelle began her career in 2001 in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Since joining Illinois Eye Center in 2008, she has expanded her skills to include ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and aesthetics.

Michelle is dedicated to meeting the desires of each client. From your first visit, Michelle begins her commitment by providing education and quality care. From there, she works closely with the service providers to determine 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 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.” – Michelle

Jacqueline Albritton, Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center

Jacqueline Albritton, Registered Nurse

After years of working as a cosmetologist and salon owner, Jacqueline (who also goes by Jacqui) decided to change career paths and become a registered nurse (RN). She’s been an RN for over 13 years. Jacqui has primarily worked in the hospital setting on the intensive care units (ICU). This experience has blessed her with such a vast knowledge and skill set to save lives. However, she found that she was drawn back towards the beauty industry and decided to obtain her certification in aesthetics.

Jacqueline’s professional combination of detail oriented skill, aesthetic eye, and passion for the beauty industry has enhanced her ability and desire to help her clients achieve their best results. When she not working as a RN, you can find her meditating, working on her macramé pieces, or simply relaxing.

“I look forward to this next chapter as an aesthetic injector at Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center and can’t wait to assist you in feeling your best self!” – Jacqui


Courtney Loughrey, Licensed Esthetician

Courtney has spent over 20 years in the beauty industry working as both a cosmetology and esthetics educator, as well as being a salon and spa owner. Her extensive background and experience have given her the expertise and tools to be able to fully focus on her client’s needs to obtain optimal skincare and health.

Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her dogs, traveling and focusing on her own personal health and fitness. She is excited to be joining the team at Illinois Eye Center Aesthetics, and looks forward to creating long lasting relationships with her clients to meet their needs and goals for healthy skin.

“I enjoy getting to know each of my client’s needs and goals and partnering with them to find the best treatment options for them.” – Courtney

Michael Mercandetti, M.D.

Dr. Michael Mercandetti is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who completed a prestigious Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as a Preceptorship in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mercandetti did his undergraduate work at Columbia University. He earned his Medical Doctor degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, after which time he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for his Internship and Residency. After completion of his training, Dr. Mercandetti was a commissioned officer and served on active duty in the US Air Force for four years, and rose to the rank of Major. It was during his tenure in the Air Force that he did a Preceptorship in Facial Plastic Surgery. He then went on to do his Fellowship Training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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