Our Team


Joanne Sargent, RN

Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician

 For more than 15 years, certified medical aesthetician, Joanne Sargent, RN, has owned an operated a business dedicated to the health and wellness of her patients from in and around Chelmsford, Massachusetts. At Begin With Skin Med Spa, Joanne follows her passion for outstanding service by providing a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art beauty and wellness treatments.

Joanne is driven by the needs of her patients. Each patient begins with a thorough consultation to build a knowledge base of the individual’s lifestyle, health, and beauty concerns. This allows Joanne to create customized plans that include carefully selected treatments, procedures, and wellness practices to help patients look and feel their absolute best.

Joanne believes that education is essential to patient wellness. Whether they need to learn about skin care, cosmetic application, or the best nutritional and exercise options, Joanne has the experience and knowledge to help them live life to the fullest.  

Joanne is a pioneer in developing health and wellness programs for individuals and employers. She speaks on health and wellness issues frequently and is a well-known health coach and patient advocate.


Peter Gorlin, MD, Ph.D., CPE

Medical Director

Peter Gorlin, MD, Ph.D., CPE, is Board Certified both in Emergency Medicine and in Pediatrics. He has been practicing Emergency and General Practice in Eastern Massachusetts for the past 30 years and has extensive experience with management of patient-oriented medical practices.

In 1981 he founded and ran the Walk-In Medical Centers that continue to be part of the medical environment in Lowell. He was Certified as a Physician Executive by the American Academy of Physician Executives in 2006 and has a Certificate in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a degree in Anthropology based on work in New Guinea with Margaret Mead during the 1960's. Dr. Gorlin shares with CEO Joanne Sargent a strong commitment to the highest quality of medical and ethical standards and an approach in which patient issues and concerns are primary.


Sharon Erickson, LPN

Medical Esthetician

Sharon Erickson brings 14 years of experience as a Medical Esthetician, to Begin with, Skin. She recently obtained her LPN in June 2011, in order to offer more advanced medical treatments to her clients. Sharon has worked as a Medical Spa Director, introducing and incorporating medical practices and has experience working alongside a plastic surgeon and observing multiple procedures. Sharon has a passion for skin care and a compassion for people and life in general. Sharon takes a serious interest in creating results-oriented skin care regimes for her clients, specializing in age-management. Sharon also has a strong interest in Holistic Healing traditions, nutrition and alternative approaches towards health & wellness. She is a certified yoga instructor and is currently working to obtain certification in Herbal Studies and Clinical Aromatherapy. Sharon believes completely in combining Holistic modules with today's latest advances in skin care to allow her clients to experience a synergy of treatments and help them achieve the healthiest, most beautiful skin they can. Her nurturing spirit makes it easy to relax and enjoy her treatments.


Nina Balan


Nina has always had a passion for the beauty industry, after graduating from Providence College she followed that interest and pursued an aesthetics license. The combination of marketing and aesthetics led her to a twenty five year career, from the development and operations of a 22 spa location chain to working with top industry consultants helping to bring “ the best industry practices” to their clients. During this time Nina has cultivated her skills in the spa industry from management , marketing, operations, training and aesthetics. However working with clients is her passion. Helping women look and feel their personal best is her focus. Creating customized treatment plans for clients and working closely with them as they transform their skin. Nina is a trained aesthetician and certified laser technician. She is also certified in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Nina also has additional training in LED light therapy and acne protocols and is a trained Environ specialist.


Begin with Skin Med Spa
23 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 978-218-8098
Fax: 978-455-6801
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