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Leslie Laverty

Modern Beauty - Founder


Leslie moved to Austin in 2004 as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She brings over 20 years of nursing experience to Modern Beauty. The last 15 years has been concentrated in the cosmetic surgery/aesthetic injectable field. She has worked alongside some of the top surgeons in Austin exposing her to the most cutting-edge techniques in cosmetic/aesthetic medicine.  


Leslie is a master injector of biostimulants, HA fillers, and neuromodulators. Sexual wellness and PRP (platelet rich plasma) for hair regrowth and rejuvenation have become a special interest to her as well.  Her passion for educating the patient and developing a sustainable treatment plan is an attribute that sets her apart. A well-informed, healthy, happy  patient is the ultimate goal.


When Leslie is away from work she enjoys her wonderful family, the outdoors, traveling, and friends.


Melissa Petterson

Modern Beauty - Founder


Melissa is a native Austinite and has been in the medical field for over 25 years. She worked as a licensed esthetician for over 10 years in plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology before deciding to complete her Register Nursing degree. She found her true passion in aesthetics and has an appreciation for an artful balance of the face. Melissa develops strong relationships with her patients to work toward their beauty/health goals together.  


She is a master injector of biostimulants, HA fillers, and neuromodulators. She also has a vast knowledge of lasers, micro needling, chemical peels, and advanced skin care- her knowledge truly sets her apart.


In her free time, you can find her enjoying and good laugh with well, anyone! She also can be found in the gym, on the trail or at the grocery store. She loves traveling outside the U.S. whenever she has the chance and has a passion for cooking…and eating.

Modern Beauty is under the medical direction of David Laverty, MD. He is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma. Dr. Laverty believes in the art of self care, is a family man and the husband of owner Leslie Laverty.


901 West 9th St. Suite 110

Austin, TX 78703



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