Dr. Stefanie Christian is the founder of Timeless Laser and Skin Care in Westlake, Ohio. She transitioned to an exclusively skin care practice in 2006 after spending more than 14 years in academic, group, and then private practice as an OB/GYN. Since 2003, Dr. Christian has specialized in aesthetic medicine, starting with adding laser hair removal and spider vein therapy to her OB/GYN practice.
“Timeless Laser and Skin Care is a physician-managed practice and I take great pride in offering unique, personalized care,” says Dr. Christian. “Our mission is to make our patients’ lives better by improving their health, confidence, and appearance.”
Timeless Laser and Skin Care is a holistic practice that has helped thousands of men and women look their best at any age using lasers, body contouring, injectables, aesthetic services, and carefully selected products. Dr. Christian is known for her artistic eye and gentle technique.
Dr. Christian and her team believe that when it comes to appearance, nothing is as attractive as healthy skin, and skin health begins with whole body health. She listens attentively to each patient and provides individualized care plans to address each specific concern.
Dr. Christian has been using lasers in medicine since 1987, when she was trained and certified during her residency; but initially, she learned about lasers while studying Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University.
“I was immediately fascinated by lasers and loved the physics involved,” Dr. Christian says. She has used a variety of lasers in her medical career including both ablative lasers (ones that destroy tissue) as well as the non-ablative and minimally-ablative lasers she currently uses. Non-ablative lasers change tissue without destroying it and have little or no down time.
Dr. Christian received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, cum laude. She earned her medical degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
She has been a member of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery since 2008. In addition, Dr. Christian has extensive training in nutrition, especially as it pertains to health and wellness.
“With my background in biochemistry and additional training in nutrition, I have a particular interest in the effects of lifestyle and diet on wellness and how it affects skin,” she said. “As a result, I have a more holistic approach to skin care.”
Born in Munich, Germany, Dr. Christian’s family moved to Cleveland in 1967. Dr. Christian graduated from Laurel School in Shaker Heights in 1979. An age-group swimmer as a girl and varsity high school basketball, volleyball, and tennis player in high school, Dr. Christian competed on the crew team while at Yale. She lives on Cleveland’s west side with her husband, who is also a physician. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.