Meet our Tele-Aesthetician: Aileen Castellanos

Meet Aileen 

Aileen Castellanos is a tele-aesthetician with The Box by Dr Ava, and we’re proud to highlight her and her work – so let’s meet Aileen! 

What is a tele-aesthetician?

A tele-aesthetician is an aesthetician that can give you the guidebook to skincare and professional treatments. There’s so much information out there about skincare, and it can quickly become overwhelming. Your aesthetician can help you with your skincare goals via telemedicine.



Learn to pronounce


  1. a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.
  2. a beautician.

A day in the life of Aileen

Q: What does a typical workday look like for you?

A: Every morning I prepare sterilized steam towels, warm the steamer up, and make sure the mood is set for the appointments of the day. 

Music is important to me so you’ll always find unique tunes in my room. My appointments vary from deep cleansing facials to medical-grade chemical peels. 

Then, it’s back home for my 24-hour a day job as a mommy! 

How she started out

Q: What led you into the field of dermatology?

A: I started at Ava MD at the front desk. I was so new to the industry, that I had no idea what in the world hyaluronic acid was! But I’m a fast learner and quickly picked up on ingredients and products. Most importantly, I saw the major changes our patients had with a commitment to themselves and their skin. 

I wanted to be part of the journey and bring results. I went to school and with the support of Dr. Shamban and the Ava MD staff, I was able to grow into my calling.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the field of dermatology?

A: I enjoy helping people achieve their skincare goals, establishing relationships with the foundation of trust and empathy. No two people have the same skin and I love to show everyone how unique they are and what a little TLC can get you.

Women supporting women

Q: Why do you think it’s important for women to support women in the workplace, regardless of the industry?

A: Women should support women because we all face similar challenges in the workplace. I’m a prime example of being supported by women. My single mother, my colleagues, my managers, and Dr. Shamban. Without supporting each other I wouldn’t be where I am – privileged to help people with their skin. 

Q: What advice do you have to someone just starting as an aesthetician? 

A: If you’re looking to be an aesthetician, stay strong and focused on your goals. Never stop learning from skin experts around you or being involved in your craft. Pick brains, get advice, watch YouTube videos, play with products – but never stay stagnant. This industry is ever-evolving. Grow with it!

More about Aileen

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

A: I am an avid reader, music junkie, and have a huge love for wine. You’ll most likely find me with my face in a book! Spending time with my husband, daughter, and our dog is at the top of my list too, making family memories together!

Q: What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?

A: I am looking forward to seeing patients pass through my treatment room. Last year was a bit unpredictable and I’m excited for the consistency for both my patients and myself!

About The Box by Dr Ava

Renowned board-certified dermatologist Ava Shamban M.D. is a true skin visionary, clinician, author, anti-aging expert, and prejuvenation proponent.

And now, she’s bringing her expertise to your doorstep with her specially curated box of skincare products. Valued at over $800, each box is available to you for only $250. 

 In addition to the box, you receive a membership to Dr Ava’s private Facebook group which is an all-access community where you can get answers to your most pressing skincare questions.

Sign up here and take your skincare game to the next level. 


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