Meet the Staff

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Erica McDowell, owner of SKYN LOUNGE®, has been in the skincare industry for 20 years. She is a Licensed Aesthetician and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville. She is a member of the Younger Women’s Club of Louisville and Greater Louisville Outstanding Women. She has written numerous articles and has been featured in The Courier Journal, The Voice Tribune, nFocus Magazine, Today’s Woman Magazine, Kentucky Monthly, Her Scene Magazine, Skin INC., and Kentucky Healthy Woman.


Katie, Aesthetician (Left) – Katie contributes five years of experience to the SKYN Lounge team. Her favorite part about skincare is customizing each treatment to her client’s skin type. She specializes in waxing, dermaplaning, Gentleman’s Facials and chemical peels.

Ashlee, Aesthetician (Right) – Ashlee is a graduate of Ideal Beauty Academy. Ashlee has a love for all things skincare and makeup. She specializes in waxing, facials, and makeup consultation. She has a passion for special occasion makeup.


Dr.Rishi Kumar, Medical Director

Dr. Rishi completed fellowship training with Dr. Alan Crandall in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Moran Eye Center, which is the largest eye center west of the Rockies. Dr. Crandall is world-renown as one of the leading cataract and glaucoma surgeons in the world and more so as one of the best hands-on teachers of complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Kumar completed over 300 primary surgical cases as a fellow in addition to traveling with Dr. Crandall to Kumasi, Ghana to provide surgery for the poor and to teach residents surgical skills.

In Louisville, Dr. Rishi Kumar performs over 500 cataract, glaucoma and laser procedures annually. He is currently also serving as Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s hospital and also serves on the St. Mary’s and Jewish Hospital credentialing committee for the past two years.