Access Aesthetics was born from our love of ageless beauty and the need for a concierge level of service in the industry. Unlike other medi-spas, our space is designed to give our clients an uber-personalized experience in an upscale and private atmosphere.
The cornerstones of our treatments are the care and expertise of our specialists. We’re driven by innovation in medical beauty and are able to deliver an utterly inimitable experience with every visit.
Having received his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.D. from Temple University, Dr. Albenberg continued his southerly decent to Charleston, SC to pursue a residency in Family Medicine and subsequently enter private practice. Considering himself a premature casualty of a broken system, he retreated from a high-volume, traditional practice in December, 2002. Out of both hope and desperation, he envisioned and founded Access Healthcare, LLC, South Carolina’s first free-market “Direct Care” practice in early 2003.
As an inadvertent by-product of the practice’s success, Dr. Albenberg has become passionate about the future of consumer-driven primary care and now endeavors to convey the confidence of these successes to his struggling contemporaries and patients looking for better options. In this vein, in January of 2004 he founded the National Organization of Retail Medicine (NORM), which then merged with the American Society for Concierge Physicians (ASCP) to form SIMPD – the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design where has served on the board of directors for six years. His recent speaking engagements have included the AAPP, AAPS, The Bastiat Society, Primed and MGMA.
Amber Bidnick LPN, LME is a highly skilled aesthetic nurse by profession. With over 10 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she specializes in cosmetic treatments to restore and enhance one’s natural beauty. She began her career working in the most respected Plastic Surgeon’s office in Las Vegas, Nevada as an Aesthetician. Working in the plastic surgery field, her passion for aesthetics continued to intensify. She later enrolled in nursing school to further her knowledge of facial anatomy and skin function. She worked in various positions to include pre and post-operative care, as well as scrubbing into surgeries to further enhance her knowledge of anti-aging procedures. She moved back to her native home of Charleston, SC to be closer to her immediate family and to bring her comprehensive background in skincare to the lowcountry. Amber holds advanced certifications in state of the art lasers and non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as: intense pulse light therapy, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, PRP hair restoration, chemical peels, and micro-needling. She is excited to join Access Aesthetics where she can practice what she loves and help her clients look and feel their best.
Zach Childress is a Registered Nurse who combines expert medical aesthetic technique with an artist’s eye for beauty. His early adult years were spent in Paris and Spain, studying language and observing the effortless beauty that Europeans are known for. His unique background in aesthetics was further nurtured while working in set-design for fashion photography in New York City for many years. There he perfected his creative eye while rubbing shoulders with celebrity clientele. After these formative years, Zach realized his dream of coupling his scientific side with his creative side. He enrolled in nursing school with the ultimate goal of working in cosmetic medicine.As a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Accelerated Nursing Program, Zach earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing while receiving highest honors for community health nursing and medical research. After graduating, Zach worked at a busy medical office as a cosmetic nurse injector and laser specialist. Many years were spent working in dermatology mastering the art of dermal fillers, Botox/Dysport, laser and more. Zach is excited to share his talent with his clients, offering them the highest quality of service at a fair price and in a convenient neighborhood location.
Anissa Martinez is the premier eyebrow specialists in the Low Country! As a natural born artist, Anissa takes joy and satisfaction from translating vision into reality. She has years of experience in creating a full, natural looking brow, while sculpting the perfect eye-opening arch. Properly shaped eyebrows frame the face, create a more youthful appearance, and take tons of time off of your daily makeup routine! Anissa’s warm, friendly and professional disposition are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Oh, and by the way, her results speak for themselves.
Stephanie Donovan, MSN, NP-C, is a Board Certified Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who specializes in age management, wellness, and aesthetic medicine. Over the past 16 years, Stephanie has had intensive training with industry leaders, including Aesthetic Advancements, the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Allergan, Merz Aesthetics, Medicis, and Galderma.
Stephanie spent the first part of her career in Cardiac Intensive Care, and later expanded her training into Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Hormone Balancing. She has been practicing in the field of nursing for over 20 years. She is a 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing , and received her Master of Science in Nursing, graduating magna cum laude at Walden University in 2019.
Stephanie offers consults and treatments in a professional and confidential manner. She has developed a loyal patient following by offering professional, light hearted, consistent care to her patients. She joins our team offering aesthetic treatments, bio-identical hormone therapy, along with anti-aging peptide treatments.
Areas of Expertise: Hormone Balancing for Males and Females, Thyroid Management, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction, Botox® and Dypsort Injections, Dermal Filler Injections, Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures (PRP) for sexual dysfunction, anti-aging, and hair restoration.