Nurse Practitioner
Melanie Frye, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Melanie Frye, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in non-surgical aesthetic medicine. Melanie holds her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Nursing and a Master of Science degree from Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. She became Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in March of 2005. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Texas- Arlington in December 2020.

In 2007, Melanie underwent training for neurotoxins and dermal fillers. During that time, she also received additional certification in the utilization of lasers for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Since then she has become certified in the administration of sclerotherapy and has undergone extensive training for the advanced placement of dermal fillers and neuromodulators, including the newer generation dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Since 2010 Melanie has also become an experienced injector of Sculptra Aesthetic® collagen stimulator, Kybella for submental fullness and other areas of unwanted body fat and has as gained extensive experience in microneedling. Melanie has become trained in the use of PDO and similar threads for the face and body. She is competent in the applications of multiple light based and laser modalities, such as IPL/ BBL, ThermiTight Injectable RF, and Optimus Morpheus8. Melanie specializes in taking a conservative approach to anti-aging, focusing on improving the integrity of the skin and promoting natural results.

Melanie has been a GAIN Trainer for Galderma since 2017. She also co-founded Injectors Network, an interprofessional collaboration organization for aesthetic injectors. Melanie is happily married with two sons, and enjoys reading and playing sports during her downtime.

What makes Melanie stand out as a practitioner is her dedication to continuing education that contributes to providing her patients with the safest, most balanced and natural results as possible.

Melanie’s favorite treatment is chin filler. Providing balance and support to the chin area highlights the lips and completes the aesthetic shape of the entire face. Chin filler is an impactful area without looking overtly treated.

Outside of work, Melanie spends time with her 2 sons and husband. Melanie’s husband Robert and a few close friends own a brewery in the Heights area called Elder Son Brewing Company. Robert is the head brewer and specializes in crafting unique and tasty beer!

Medical Director
Courtney El-Zokm, MD, FACS

Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, or as his patients call him, “Dr. Courtney”, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with extensive training and a deep passion for empowering others to look and feel amazing.By closely listening to his patient’s needs and concerns, Dr. Courtney strives to deliver balanced, natural-looking results and outstanding patient care — and always with patient safety as a priority.

Dr. Courtney:

Artistry in Aesthetics

With his aesthetic eye, meticulous attention to detail, and years of training, Dr. Courtney’s surgical precision and technical skills offer patients newfound confidence in their appearance. Serving the greater Houston area, Dr. Courtney is dedicated to understanding and attaining the personal cosmetic goals of his patients. With his warm, caring nature, he particularly enjoys being part of each patient’s journey and is honored to be a partner in boosting self-confidence.

Experience and Education

A native of Texas, Dr. Courtney obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and went on to study medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney underwent rigorous training through his residency and fellowship programs in general surgery and plastic surgery at The Texas Medical Center, an advanced plastic surgery center that is also one of the largest in the world. For these reasons, patients are drawn from all over the world for plastic surgery procedures at The Texas Medical Center.

A Background in Complex Procedures

During Dr. Courtney’s surgical residency, he spent years honing his technical and surgical skills at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country.

The experience gained through hundreds of complex operations exposed him to different approaches and techniques, allowing him to become well-equipped and qualified to perform intricate surgeries that require finesse.

Following an extensive residency, Dr. Courtney pursued additional three-year training at a distinguished plastic surgery fellowship program focused on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body.

Physician Assistant
Amanda Biery, PA-C

Amanda Biery, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant, PA-C. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Studies from Texas A&M University and earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Amanda passed the PANCE exam and became board certified in 2017. She has been working as a Dermatology PA for the past 7 years.

Her background in Dermatology has allowed her to hone her skills with neurotoxins, dermal filler, and various cosmetic treatments such as CO2 lasers, IPL/BBL lasers, chemical peels, and micro-needling. She is excited to bring her knowledge of various aging skin concerns from her years in Dermatology to the patients at Ori Aesthetics.

Amanda is passionate about patient-centered care and creating excellent relationships with every patient she treats. In fact, Amanda chose to become a Physician Assistant to have the opportunity to spend more time with patients and focus on their specific concerns and educating patients on viable treatment options.

When Amanda is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd Clairmont, and their 11-year-old Boxer, Bain. She and her husband have been fortunate enough to travel internationally and are always trying to fulfill their wanderlust.

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