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 received degrees in nursing at both Davenport University and Schoolcraft College. 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
RN NURSE INJECTOR, LOCATION MANAGER OF GROSSE POINTE Maggie obtained her degree in Nursing from Mercy College of Ohio and is a Registered Nurse. Maggie started working for Beaumont Hospital back in 2014 and was introduced to the aesthetics world in 2020 where she started as a front desk and assistant injector for Aesthetic Theory Medspa. Being an assistant injector gave Maggie an understanding for everyday procedures as well as a chance to put her artistic eye to use. Maggie takes pride in participating in continuing education to make sure her clients leave feeling their absolute best. Maggie’s bubbly personality and calmness will make you feel comfortable and confident in her chair.
Sarah McIntee
Nurse Injector, PA-C Sarah graduated in 2009 from the Wayne State University Masters in Physician Assistant studies program. Prior to this, she graduated with honors in Biology and Psychology and was commended for her biological research studies. She holds certifications and extensive continued education in microneedling as well as neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Michelle Ghafari
Medical Esthetician, Esthetician Manager Michelle is a licensed medical esthetician and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism before moving to New York. There, she graduated from Make-Up Designory and became a certified Multi-Media Makeup Artist. She later moved to Chicago to further her education at Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute, receiving her esthetics license and graduating at the top of her class. She combines all her skills by working in the beauty industry as she loves promoting confidence and helping others achieve their own goals. Michelle is a versatile esthetician with a warm and inviting personality. Her ability to care for clients and colleagues, combined with her array of skills makes her a valuable member of the Aesthetic Theory team. When she is off the clock she spends her time with family and friends, travels, explores local cuisines and local bands, and dabbles in photography.
Sydney McConkey
Nurse Injector, NP-C Sydney graduated with her BSN from Saginaw Valley State University and has 4 years of bedside nursing experience at Beaumont Royal Oak and Henry Ford Hospital. She graduated with her MSN from Oakland University and is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. 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). Additionally, she has completed trainings with Evolus, Revance, and Revanesse. Her welcoming demeanor, hospital nursing background, and extensive knowledge are an asset to creating the perfect treatment plan for you. She looks forward to helping her clients reach their aesthetic goals by enhancing their natural beauty and increasing their confidence!
Emma Lauerman
LEAD ESTHETICIAN GP LOCATION Emma is a 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!