Lexie has worked in healthcare for over six years, and graduated with a BS in Nursing from the University of Maine. She has experience in many different fields of medicine, including cardiothoracic surgery and intensive care. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Lexie is passionate about advocating for patients through education and safety. At the Bitar Institute, she completes a valuable role in the surgical process by preparing patients for surgery, assisting the doctors in office surgeries, and seeing patients for post-op visits. Additionally, she offers an array of non-surgical treatments. She finds working in cosmetic surgery to be the most rewarding in her career, and is excited to continue her growth within aesthetics.
Licensed Medical Esthetician
Zineb is passionate about helping patients, especially those with difficult skin conditions including melasma, acne scars, skin texture, and congested pores. She believes that educating her patients about good skin care and providing them with a thorough skin assessment is very important to help them achieve the results they desire. In addition to skin care, Zineb has received advanced training in non-invasive treatments and body contouring procedures. Her specialties include:
Zineb is a graduate of the Aesthetic Institute Vienna, VA and has worked in the medical field since 2007. Her previous positions include working as a registered medical assistant and surgical technician. When she is not at work, Zineb can be found on her farm enjoying her other passion– her horses.
Licensed Medical Esthetician
Crystal began training in the aesthetics field in 2006. Her passion about skincare and desire to help others look and feel their best has led her to excel. She makes it a priority to learn the newest techniques, attend top notch seminars, and achieve advanced training. Her experience allows her to recommend the most effective treatments so patients can receive optimal results. She is confident that each patient will see improvements and leave feeling satisfied. In her personal time, Crystal enjoys spending time outside and cooking. She is also passionate about her bulldog, Lilly, who even knows how to skateboard! Crystal offers a variety of treatments ranging from hydrating facials and chemical peels to lasers, CoolSculpting, and much more.
PAT BONINE, BSN, RN, LE
Registered Nurse & Licensed Medical Esthetician
Pat Bonine received her BS degree in nursing from Medical College of Georgia and has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery field. Her work with renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons from the west coast to the east coast has seasoned her for her current work with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Bitar, who she has been with for over 10 years. Because of her passion for creating healthy skin, she became a licensed esthetician in 1996, and certified in laser treatments 2007. She has received extensive training in dermal filler techniques, using both hyaluronic acid (Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft) and calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®) fillers, and has advanced training with Botox® and Dysport® injections. At the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Pat offers a wider array of treatments ranging from injectables to lasers to the newest technology in non-surgical skin tightening, Ultherapy®. The most gratifying part of her job is interacting with patients and showcasing what can be achieved through cosmetic surgery.