Meet The Staff

Erica McDowell, Owner of SKYN Lounge®, has been in the skincare industry for 30 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.


Caitlin R., Lead Licensed Aesthetician Caitlin has been a licensed aesthetician since 2019. Her love of skincare, beauty, and attention to detail are what motivated her to choose a career with aesthetics. Caitlin believes prevention is key for optimal skincare health. She enjoys focusing on anti-aging and brightening treatments, but is trained in a wide variety of services. Facials, dermaplaning, and lash lifts/ tints top her list of favorites. Caitlin is an avid ZO Skin Health user and can’t live without the Growth Factor Serum!

Sydney M., Licensed Aesthetician - Sydney boasts tremendous energy and has a huge passion for skincare. She loves making her clients feel confident and beautiful in their skin! Her favorite services to perform are facials, dermaplaning, and the Salt Facial!

Bailey M., Licensed Aesthetician - Bailey graduated from Pjs College of Cosmetology with honors. She just loves all things skin care! Her passion lies in therapeutic facials, teen facials, chemical peels, and makeup application. She cannot wait to make you feel confident in your skin! She recently married her high school sweetheart and enjoys time with her family, her fur baby Lulu, and being an aunt.

Michael Hughes, MD - Dr. Hughes was born in Columbus, OH and grew up in Annapolis, MD. He went to college and medical school at Wake Forest University. He trained in surgery at the University of Virginia and then transplant surgery at the University of Minnesota. He came to Louisville in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville and was promoted to Associate Professor. He co-founded Koligo Therapeutics, which has been acquired by Orgenesis (ORGS on NASDAQ). He then left UofL in 2019 to create Vanguard Surgical, where he cares for and performs surgery on patients from all over the region with gastroparesis and chronic pancreatitis.

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