The love of skincare runs in the family. As the granddaughter of an Avon Lady, Carrie grew up playing with her grandmother’s makeup and skin creams. But it was her own struggle with dry skin and her daughter’s challenges with acne (and the effects of the medications) that compelled Carrie to debut The Swoon Aesthetic Spa and Acne Clinic. Unsatisfied with the results at traditional spas and the lackluster atmosphere at many medispas, Carrie set out to offer the best of both worlds. From that concept of clinical-level expertise in a beautiful and relaxing environment, Swoon was born. With Carrie’s team of Medical Aestheticians, physician assistant and medical director, Swoon uses the most modern products and the latest sciences and technologies to achieve the results their clients desire. Carrie’s great joy is helping her clients look and feel their best as they walk out the doors with renewed confidence.

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Owner

Carrie Cohen, LME CPE

(1914-2001)
holding Carrie in 1977

Grandma June 

(1914-2001)
holding Carrie in 1977

Licensed Massage Therapist

J Wester

In 2013, J was on the cusp of a budding career in the nonprofit sector when they made a split decision to attend the Pittsburgh School for Massage Therapy. Serendipitously, this turned out to be one of the best choices they ever made. J lives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has for most of their life. Attending school for massage therapy was an opportunity to learn to give and receive positive touch, and became a pivotal part of their healing journey. Now, J realizes the power of simply holding space for others. Their highest goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment and to be a witness of and facilitator for healing.

J feels thinks that the human body, mind, and spirit are an interlocking riddle, and that massage therapy is one fascinating way to interact with it. Because of this, J takes an integrative approach to massage, combining the full scope of their knowledge when working with clients to achieve their treatment goals.

J loves using energy and body work as tools to help clients reach all kinds of objectives, from the mechanical (such as greater physical mobility or decreased pain) to the emotional and spiritual (such as processing trauma and grief). 

J PRACTICES THE FOLLOWING MODALITIES

• Swedish Massage
• Neuromuscular Therapy
• Pregnancy Massage
• Cupping
• Gua Sha
• Sports Massage

• Manual Lymphatic Drainage
• Aromatherapy
• Shiatsu
• Thai Massage
• Reiki
• Other generalized energy work

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Dr. David Azar MD received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006. He is currently one of two pathologists for three hospitals, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital, and Clarion Hospital, reviewing surgical, cytology and fine needle aspirations specimens and bone marrow biopsies.

From 2017-2018, he served as Staff Pathologist for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both Passavant Hospital and Magee Women's Hospital. During this time, he performed general pathology with a concentration on GYN, breast, GI, GU and thoracic pathology as well as participated in numerous multidisciplinary tumor boards and educational conferences. 

Before moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Azar served as Medical Director for Point of Care Testing, TearLab, in San Diego.

medical director

Dr. david azar, md

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Tiffany is a Pennsylvania Licensed Esthetician of 3 years who attended South Hills Beauty Academy in 2016. In addition to her former education in Fine Arts at Edinboro University (and having family in the beauty industry), Tiffany adds an artistic eye to her care with 10 years of experience as a Pittsburgh professional photographer. She is a firm believer in self care and helping others feel confident through results-driven skincare treatments. 

licensed esthetician

tiffany lutz

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Amanda loves making people feel confident. As a Pittsburgh Beauty Academy graduate, licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician for 17+ years, she is attentive to all the details in every service performed. She is also experienced in the art of full body waxing. 

Everyone is beautiful! Amanda is passionate about helping clients find the healthiest ways to enhance that beauty.

licensed esthetician
& NAIL TECHNICIAN

AMANDA HUNT-MCMEEKIN

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Victoria received a cosmetology license in 2014 and has since worked utilizing her skills in skincare, hair, make-up, and nails to bring joy to her clients. While also receiving a B.S. in Metaphysical Healing and a M.S. in Transpersonal Psychology, she completed and received a Cosmetology Instructor License. Still going to school for a PhD in Integrative Medical Therapies, Victoria loves making people feel good in their skin!

When she is not working or going to school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, and being outside in nature! 

licensed esthetician

victoria erdely

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