About PuraVida

Featured in national publications, the PuraVida team specializes in advanced aesthetic and anti-aging procedures led by the expertise of Dr. Apgar.

Why PuraVida?

Founded in 2008 by Dr. Leslie Apgar, PuraVida (inspired by the Costa Rican term “The Good Life”), has earned accolades and praise as one of Howard County’s Top Medical Spas and Cosmetic Laser Centers.

Featured in national publications, the PuraVida team specializes in advanced aesthetic and anti-aging procedures led by the expertise of Dr. Apgar.

Our goal is simple – to enhance your natural beauty utilizing the most minimally invasive and painless techniques; to customize your entire treatment to your specific needs; and to make your life changing experiences at PuraVida positive, relaxing, luxurious and exciting.

Why PuraVida?

At PuraVida, we understand that every patient is unique and deserves a customized approach to their care. 

We’ve treated over 7000 patients during our nearly 15 years in business, and our award-winning team is highly trained to provide the latest, most effective treatments available. 

Whether you’re looking for help with skin care, anti-aging treatments, or both, we’ll work with you to develop a customized plan that meets your individual needs and objectives. 

And because we’re committed to providing the best possible care, we offer a wide range of services and amenities that are designed to make your experience with us as comfortable and convenient as possible. 

So if you’re looking for a medical spa that will take the time to understand your needs and provide the customized care you deserve, look no further than PuraVida.

Expertise

MEET OUR HIGHLY TRAINED TEAM

Of aesthetic experts, led by board-certified physician, Dr. Leslie Apgar, M.D.

Dr. Leslie Apgar, M.D.

PuraVida founder and medical director. 

Michelle Rowan, CRNP

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner 

Karen DiCocco

Karen, DiCocco, R.N.

Aesthetic Nurse

Dawn Rachuba, R.N.

Aesthetic Nurse

Linda St. Jean

Lead Aesthetician

Chayna Jackson

Aesthetician 

Carolyn Ascoli

Patient Coordinator 

Amy Soule

Office Manager

Laurie Mowrey

Patient Coordinator

Natalie Gallizzo

Patient Coordinator 

Carolyn Ascoli

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