Meet Our Team

Jeffrey LaFrance, M.D.

Founder & Medical Director

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With a dedicated focus on cosmetic injectables, laser treatments and topical skin care, Dr. LaFrance specializes in advanced and innovative non-surgical techniques, available for all genders. With artistry and a gentle touch, he is devoted to creating natural, subtle and amazing results, enhancing each patient’s unique beauty and self-confidence.

A graduate of St. Georges School of Medicine, Dr. LaFrance received his postgraduate training from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He obtained board certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years.

Dr. LaFrance is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He regularly attends national educational conferences in order to stay current in the latest advances and techniques, in addition to participating in advanced workshops with renowned providers in cosmetic medicine. Dr. LaFrance believes his patients should look their best at every age.

Sandra Johnson, M.D.

Physician Provider

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Dr. Sandra Johnson (“Dr. Sandi”) has been performing noninvasive cosmetic treatments since 2011, providing her patients with natural appearing, yet noticeable results. She joined LaFrance Medical Aesthetics to offer a larger scope of services in an environment that emphasizes excellence and evidence-based treatments.

Providing a variety of cosmetic injectables, including fillers and neurotoxins, Dr. Johnson also offers laser treatments, such as laser hair removal, Clear & Brilliant, and Fraxel; as well as, the ultrasound-based firming treatment, Sofwave.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in emergency medicine. She received her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hartford Hospital, John Dempsey Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for her residency, serving as chief resident in her third year.

She attends educational courses regularly to stay current on the most recent advances in aesthetic medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).


Aesthetician & Medical Assistant

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A licensed Aesthetician since 2001 and cosmetologist since 2004, Emily is our Aesthetician Extraordinaire. She offers high-tech facials using the latest anti-aging techniques and devices such as Diamond Glow, Celluma LED, Dermaplaning and more. Before joining the staff at LaFrance Medical Aesthetics, Emily worked at a Forbes trained Relais + Chateaux resort for over 11 years. She has an associate degree in Health Sciences and has completed coursework towards a nursing degree.

Emily believes in getting back to basics with more traditional, relaxing facials, chemical peels, and waxing. She loves to help patients relieve stress, recharge, and feel confident in their own skin.


Practice Coordinator

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Marissa joined our team in 2011, bringing her warmth, professionalism and extensive background in business and finance to LaFrance Medical Aesthetics. Marissa brings a wealth of experience and is readily available for every patient need, whether it is scheduling appointments, checking in, or answering questions. She is an integral part of our practice, focused on enhancing the patient experience.

Marissa holds a BS degree from Central Connecticut State University in Business Management. In addition, she is well trained in a wide variety of skincare lines, such as Alastin, eltaMD, SkinMedica, Revision, Glytone, and Avene.


Practice Coordinator

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Scarlett joined the team in 2020. Prior to starting at LMA, she was a spa and event coordinator for a 5-star resort spa. Scarlett also has extensive experience as a beauty, skincare, and supplement buyer for a major retailer as well as a regional account manager for a clean beauty skincare line.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from The University of Hartford. Scarlett brings to LMA her passion for beauty and wellness and is focused on providing superb customer service, paying attention to detail, and creating exceptional patient experiences.


Medical Assistant

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Carla started LaFrance Medical in June 2020. Prior to joining LMA, she was a Medical Assistant with ProHealth Physicians and Federal Hill Multispecialty Surgical Group. Her areas of expertise include facial plastics and reconstructive surgery, ENT, general surgery, and hand surgery. Carla obtained her Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph College. She brings to LaFrance Medical extensive knowledge and experience as well as a thorough understanding of patient care and procedures. She provides exceptional attention to detail and shows excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high-level of professionalism. Carla strives to help her patients feel comfortable, as well as informed and confident, before, during, and after their experience at LMA.


Practice Manager

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Bernadette has been managing operations and overseeing marketing at LMA since 2010. She developed a progressive and diversified background in Health Information consulting and management with NYC Health and Hospital Corporation and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Bernadette obtained a BS degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College and BS degree in Health Information Management from Touro College. Bernadette works with the LMA team to ensure the best possible experience for each patient. She oversees staff development and ongoing training and consults with top aesthetic offices to model best practices. Bernadette continually strives to provide a comfortable, efficient and professional medical environment.