Office Staff

Danielle Desiderio,
Patient Consultant

Danielle - Patient Consultant


Danielle joined our team in 2016 after working as a National Trainer and Medical Esthetician for Suneva Medical, The Makers of Bellafill. Danielle’s knowledge and passion for people in the Anti-Aging arena are what drives her to continue her professional growth. Danielle acts as the liaison between Dr. Laufer and Dr. Beninger with their patients. She is here to provide answers during your one on one consultation appointment and act as your personal guide through your surgical journey experience.

Valerie Lynn Prietz,

Valerie Prietz - Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery

Valerie graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing in 2005 and gained valuable experience as an ICU nurse. She then moved to Florida to earn her masters degree as a nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and she’s been board-certified for over eight years. Valerie balances her time out of the operating room at Laufer Institute offering patients many years of experience and expertise in dermal fillers and neuromodulators (relaxation of the facial muscles to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles) such as Botox. She practices with caution and care, never sacrificing safety for outcomes. The goal of her patients treatment plans is to have her patients feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with natural looking enhancements.

Laufer Institute of plastic surgery is pleased and proud to welcome Valerie to our team!

Carla Del Rio,
LE, Aesthetic Director

Carla has over 25 years of expertise as a make-up artist and aesthetician and has trained at prestigious beauty institutions such as Dior, Versace, and Chanel – to name a few. She has worked alongside Dr. Laufer since 2004, offering services which complement a medical treatment plan including skin care management before and after laser treatments and facial surgery. Carla has performed every type of facial on all skin types. She specializes in treating problem skin types including sensitive skin, rosacea, acne prone skin, pigment irregularities, melasma, sun-damaged skin, and dry, aging skin. She also performs a wide variety of other aesthetic services such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing and make-up applications, and can recommend appropriate skin care products and assist with purchasing. Carla is known for her excellent results and service, combined with her goal to make her clients look and feel their best. The personal attention she gives each client with her kind and caring manner coupled with her extensive skin care experience makes her an invaluable member of the Laufer Institute team.

Terri Labrecque,
LE, CME, CCE Laser Specialist

Terri Labreque

Terri began her love affair with skin care over a decade ago and never looked back! Because skin care never ends, and is ever-changing, Terri continues her relationship with her clients for years! Terri has developed her talent into a unique niche of high-end, results-driven treatments that combat issues like acne, aging skin, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, hair removal and more. Using the most technically advanced protocols and being familiar with not only the services she offers, but alternatives such as injectables and surgical options ensure you will have all your questions answered or have someone in the institute who will be able to meet your very discerning needs.