Welcome to AVIE! Medspa & Laser Center in Leesburg, Virginia!
AVIE! Medspa & Laser Center was created in March 2009 by Kim Marinetto, RN and Master Aesthetician, who has been providing award-winning aesthetic treatments and care ever since. The name AVIE! was selected for its meaning — ‘To Life!’ — which reflects Kim’s philosophy of improving the quality of life for her clients and community by offering life-changing services that benefit one’s appearance and inner self.
AVIE! Medspa & Laser Center is under the medical direction of Dr. Khalique Zahir. Since opening the doors of AVIE! Medspa, Kim Marinetto has worked hard to develop the advanced selection of treatments that are offered at AVIE! – including BOTOX®, dermal fillers, EMSCULPT® non-invasive muscle toning and fat reduction, CoolSculpting® fat reduction, advanced acne treatments, BBL™/IPL photofacial, Ultherapy® facelift alternative, laser hair removal, Vivace™ Microneedle RF skin tightening, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and much more.
At AVIE!, the objective is to work with clients to strike a balance between correction and prevention. Kim, Dr. Zahir and the rest of the AVIE! team are dedicated to building long-term relationships with their clients and educating them so they can become active participants in caring for their skin.
AVIE! Medspa & Laser Center offers the latest in Sciton® laser technology, as well as clinical skin care treatments from SkinMedica®, Alastin® Skincare, AntiAGE, Revision®, Image Skincare, and NutraLuxe MD® (for eyelash and brow growth).
Kim’s attention to detail can be noted throughout the beautifully designed interiors of AVIE!, where she has combined the clinical results of the treatments with the comforts of a luxury spa.
Kim Marinetto, RN, MA
Owner, Registered Nurse & Master Aesthetician
AVIE!’s visionary and founder, Kim Marinetto is a registered nurse who holds a master aesthetician’s certification and license with the state of Virginia. Kim Marinetto has over 30 years of experience in several areas of medicine, including critical care and recovery, and in the past 15 years has focused her practice on cosmetic medicine. Kim became a registered nurse in 1988 and received her medical aesthetician certification in 2006. Kim received her medical aesthetics certificate from Yvonne De Vilar Scientific Skin Care School in Vienna, Virginia, and her training on BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers and sclerotherapy from The Tozzi Institute of Medical Aesthetics in Palm Beach, Florida. Kim is also a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, American MedSpa Association, and International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses.
With a strong commitment to excellence in her work and a dedicated focus on regular training for herself and her staff to ensure everyone is knowledgeable and current on the latest techniques and safety precautions, Kim Marinetto brings the perfect blend of nursing and aesthetics to her work each day. Kim is extremely committed to providing the very best treatments available, along with top-quality care and client education through AVIE! Medspa & Laser Center.
Dr. Khailque Zahir
Dr. Khalique Zahir, Medical Director of AVIE! Medspa and Laser Center, graduated from West Virginia School of Medicine and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. Dr. Zahir practiced general surgery from 1992 – 1999 at West Virginia University and St. Mary’s Hospital, then cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1999 – 2001. Dr. Zahir also holds a Virginia Medical License and a Maryland Medical License. He has written over 20 articles published in national health journals and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at VCU School of Medicine.
Dr. Zahir is a member of or is affiliated with the following:
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Association of Hand Surgery
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- Medical Society of Northern Virginia
- American Medical Association
- H. William Scott, Jr. Society
- American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Maryland County Medical Society
- Chief of Plastic Surgery INOVA Fairfax Hospital
- Chairman of IMANA Board
- President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Candidate Member of the Aesthetics Society of Plastic Surgery
Medical Director, Dr. Khalique Zahir and his Nurse/Surgical Assistant Sophy Kim at Avie! Medspa in Leesburg, VA.
Chief Operations Officer
Roberta brings 20+ years’ experience to Avie! as an operations officer/general manager in the fitness, health, aesthetics, wellness, lifestyle, and leisure industries. She believes in building a strong team that is customer centric and delivering excellence. She is passionate about promoting health and well-being and loves the Aesthetics industry. She loves to inspire others to live their best life possible while looking their very best! Her personal motto is "Living and loving life!"
Tammy Dominick, CRNP
Tammy brings 15+ years of medical and surgical ICU experience to the Avie nursing team. She is an energetic and passionate NP that delivers excellent procedure skills and loves sharing her knowledge and expertise of Aesthetics with Avie's clients. Tammy is always continuing her education and knowledge of Aesthetics and takes every opportunity to be part of a training, seminar and/or course. Client testimonial "Tammy is always a joy to be around (polite, courteous & thoughtful) and professionally super."
Lauren Abate, CRNP
Lauren brings 15+ years of nursing experience to Avie! She is enthusiastic, personable, and loves Aesthetics. She possesses excellent procedural skills, along with being thoughtful of her clients needs. She enjoys learning and growing and sharing her knowledge. Lauren loves being a part in helping clients feel and be their best. Avie! Client testimonial, "I always know I’m in safe hands when I’m with Lauren. Professional, kind and trustworthy."
Medspa Receptionist & Services Coordinator
Mary brings 5+ years of customer care services to the Avie team. She brings a kind, loving energy to Avie that radiates throughout the facility. She loves her time at Avie and sharing love and light with the team and our clients. She loves her little dog and enjoys dressing her up in cute little outfits.