Meet our Team

Rediscover the true beauty that you are.


Here at Aesthetic Theory Medspa, our staff is comprised of proactive, experienced and life-loving professionals. Our passion for creating a meaningful and relaxing experience for clients is what sets us apart. The team at Aesthetic Theory Medspa, alongside our Medical Director, Malaz Atassi, MD, work hard at their craft, and it truly shows in our treatments and outstanding customer service.

The Team
Malaz Alatassi
Owner, Medical Director Dr. Malaz Alatassi MD, is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He completed medical school in 1997 from Aleppo Medical School. He then moved to the US to finish his training at St. John Hospital, Detroit. He founded his own medical practice and practices out-patient and hospital medicine. He has served multiple terms as chief of staff and is on multiple medical executive committees. His interest in aesthetic medicine began in 2018 when he founded Aesthetic Theory Medspa in 2018.
Liane Wagner
RN Nurse Injector, General Manager Liane is an RN with years of experience in acute care as well as nursing management. She also enjoys teaching basic life support (CPR) and furthering her education. Her calm, friendly demeanor and incredible attention to detail will leave you with a great experience and amazing results. She prides herself in helping her clients create a customized treatment plan to achieve their long term aesthetic goals.
Maggie Fisher
Nurse Injector, RN My name is Maggie and I graduated from Mercy College of Ohio where I received my degree in Nursing. I have been in the medical field for 7 years! I was introduced into the Aesthetics world in 2020 when I was hired as the receptionist here at Aesthetic Theory. I remember making a call to my mom asking if I should get Botox and her response was “If you don’t, then I will!” I was hooked after that very first treatment. As my passion grew stronger, I took an assistant injector position and now I am an Injector and Manager of our Grosse Pointe location. And of course get to treat my mom to Botox! My greatest quality is that I am a “girls girl,” which stems from my loyalty to my friends and family, making it easy to carryover to my clients. I strive to make each client, no matter their gender, empowered to look and feel their absolute best before leaving my chair!
Sydney McConkey
Nurse Injector, NP-C Sydney graduated with her BSN from Saginaw Valley State University and her MSN from Oakland University. Always drawn to the field of aesthetics, she began her certification in Botox and Dermal Filler in 2021 with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). Her welcoming demeanor and extensive knowledge are an asset to creating the perfect treatment plan for you. She is looking forward to helping her clients reach their aesthetic goals and increase their confidence!
Monica Iannuzzi
Esthetician, Clinical Supervisor Monica is a proud wife and mom to her young son, and cat Hades. She began her career as a Clinical Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist in reproductive medicine and urgent care before attending the David Pressley School for Esthetics. Monica has since honed her skills in the plastic surgery & medspa area of Aesthetics including facial analysis, various laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, BBL, and PRP/PRF treatments. She holds certifications from Sciton, Candela, BTL, and Skinpen. When it's her turn to get treated, Monica loves to get a Halo laser resurfacing or Microchanneling GlowUp treatment!
Emma Lauerman
Lead Esthetician Emma is the lead medical aesthetician at Aesthetic Theory Medspa’s Grosse Pointe location. She has been licensed since 2015, receiving her training from Douglas J. Aveda in Royal Oak, MI. Since then, she has been committed to continuing her education and growing in the industry. Her certifications include Sciton in Halo and BBL, laser hair removal from Candela, and SkinPen. Emma’s passion in aesthetics comes from innovative technology, treatments that are results driven and building the trust from her clients!
Shanel Isa
Esthetician Shanel is a full time aesthetician at Aesthetic Theory Medspa-Grosse Pointe. She graduated from Michigan College of Beauty and has been working in medical aesthetics ever since. Shanel found her love for skincare when she was facing troubles with cystic acne. She was motivated to find a solution for herself and others that struggle with similar skin concerns. Shanels favorite treatment is microneedling. During her down time she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends. Come and see her to get that glass glow.
Julia Kotas
Receptionist My name is Julia and I recently just graduated high school! I'm going into Nursing at Macomb Community College and from there I plan on branching out into cosmetics and specializing in injections. I have a huge family and love socializing. I can't wait to meet all of you and help make you the best version of yourself!
LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST Hi, I'm Marlaina! I am a certified lash artist with 7 years of experience in the art of applying individual eyelash extensions. I am also a licensed cosmetologist with 8 years of experience in the beauty industry. Lash extensions make life easier and way more glamorous. What I love most about lash extensions is when the client looks in the mirror and they feel so much better about themself than they did before. When i'm not working, I love spending time with my toddler Scarlet and my golden retriever willow. Come see me for all your lash and brow needs!
Kristiana Gulino
Receptionist Kristi is a Licensed Esthetician who graduated with honors from Douglas J Aveda Royal Oak. She is currently a receptionist here at Aesthetic Theory. Kristi has a passion for medical esthetics and is focusing on furthering her education to provide the best service, treatment, and results for every client. Her mission is to educate, encourage, and inspire everyone to feel confident in their skin through the art of esthetics. During her downtime, Kristi enjoys long boarding, reading, and playing with her pup!