The Sylvana Difference

What Makes Sylvana Institute Med Spa Unique?

Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD was founded by three sisters with a single mission. Jeanne O’Connell MD, Medical Director; Kateri DeLaney RN BSN, Clinical Director and Meg Comer, Chief Operating Officer founded Sylvana Med Spa in 2006 to establish the region’s gold standard for medical aesthetics services by integrating the following:


  • Physican-led medical aesthetics services and medical-grade products curated according to the most exacting scientific standards.

  • A Med Spa experience that combines professional scientific discipline and TAPA-Certified Consultants.

  • A tangible level of cheerful personal attention and genuine care for every patient.

  • A commitment to remain at the leading edge of the science of skin care and facial rejuvenation in order to provide maximum benefits to patients.


Why Choose Sylvana Med Spa?

Sylvana Med Spa is a recognized leader in providing medical aesthetics services to the Frederick County, Maryland region and beyond. There are many factors that contribute to Sylvana’s leadership in the field and the region. Here are just a few:


Our Medical Director, Dr. Jeanne O’Connell Is Nationally Recognized

Dr. O’Connell received her Medical Doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at The University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she continues to serve as Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. She is acknowledged nationally as a “Best Doc".  After broadening her interests and training extensively to practice aesthetic medicine, Dr. O’Connell founded the Sylvana Institute for Medical Aesthetics in Frederick, Maryland.

"I am 48 and look better now than when I was 35, thanks to the spectacular team at Sylvana. "

Susan R. • Thurmont, MD


An Innovator In Medical Aesthetics And Age-Management Medicine

Through her on-going research, Dr. O’Connell keeps Sylvana Institute Med Spa one step ahead in the rapidly progressing field of medical aesthetics. We are known as pioneers for taking the initiative to evaluate and introduce to the greater Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC areas innovative procedures and new technologies such as Visia Complexion Analysis; Cutera’s revolutionary LimeLight IPL laser and many others.


Dr. O’Connell is also an advocate of Age Management Medicine and has established a leadership reputation in that field as well—introducing Bio-HRT to the greater Washington DC-Baltimore area in 2008. In addition, Dr. O’Connell and her team are responsible for breakthroughs in the field such as 3 Sisters Restorasis—a proprietary skin care system perfected to aid and enhance the repair of aged, neglected, abused and sun damaged skin through accelerated dermal hydration.


A Trusted Source For Teaching The Practice Of Medical Aesthetics

Dr. O’Connell is a national Physician Trainer for Allergan, makers of Botox, Juvederm and Voluma and Suneva Medical, makers of Bellafill.  Her considerable experience and expertise has made her a resource for other physician-directed practices. Sylvana Institute Med Spa’s commitment to excellence in the science of beauty has made the practice an example of all that’s possible when science, training, artistry and commitment to patients are combined.

All Our Aesthetic Consultants Are TAPA-Certified

Every one of Sylvana’s Aesthetic Consultants are Certified by The Aesthetic Practice Association (TAPA). TAPA is the industry leader in establishing, measuring and maintaining best practice for medical aesthetics. TAPA training and certification help ensure that all our consultants are up-to-the-minute on medical aesthetics procedures and best practice use of all technologies—including IPL, laser and ultrasound. In addition, our aesthetic consultants understand the science and technology that informs our approach to health and beauty.


Each of our consultants brings that extensive experience, training and artistry to using all the procedures, products and services we offer. Here’s why this is important: when procedures are performed or products are applied by someone without training and experience, the results can be disappointing or unsatisfying. We are proud that we have patients who are not only satisfied, but also delighted, grateful, deliriously happy and more. In fact, our patients sing our praises freely and abundantly as you can read for yourself right now.

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Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD Hours:  Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Tues: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed


182 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 100  |  Frederick, MD  21702  |  Phone: 301-668-0002  |  Email: