Don’t simply age… Age with Grace.

Grace Medical Aesthetics offers customized treatment plans for facial rejuvenation through wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, light based therapy, and medical grade skincare products.

Call today to book your free consultation!

Meet our team

Charis Wipfler (Grace), APRN-FNP, BC - Owner/Operator Grace Medical

Charis Wipfler (Grace), APRN-FNP, BC

Owner/Operator Grace Medical

A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Charis is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner of Family Practice and Aesthetics. She served many years as an emergency nurse at Bristol Hospital and Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Charis left nursing after 13 years to pursue her love of aesthetic medicine on a full time basis. She created Grace Medical Aesthetics—a concierge home visit medical aesthetics practice, in April of 2012. Since then, Grace has evolved into a successful anti-aging medical practice with locations in Southbury, CT and Manhattan. She is one of the hightest utilizers of Galderma products in the country, ranking in the 0.5% percentile. (Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra).

Before branching out as an independent practitioner, she received extensive training in Medical Aesthetics through Allergen, Medicis, and Merz pharmaceuticals. She is certified in basic and advanced techniques by Aesthetic Advancements, Duet, and PALLETTE Resources. Charis has also had the unique opportunity to pursue double internships in both dermatology with Dr. William Notaro of Danbury, and a comprehensive Aesthetic and Laser training internship with Dr. Jeffrey Lafrance of Lafrance Medical Aesthetics of Bristol, CT.

She has been able to incorporate her skill set and love for teaching as a regional trainer for Galderma for the products of Dysport, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft. She is also a regional trainer for Dermasculpt cannula and Cosmopen Microneedling System for Cosmofrance, Inc.

Medical aesthetics is not cookie-cutter treatment – Charis does not treat it as such. Each face is different and has unique characteristics that make it interesting, beautiful, and most importantly – you! Charis will help you achieve and maintain the look that you desire while enhancing your best features and turning back the clock. She offers a non-intimidating, comprehensive approach to beauty and non-surgical facial rejuvenation while maintaining an aesthetic eye for your intrinsic beauty. Subtle and natural are two of the tenets that Charis practices by; feel at ease that you will be a younger and more refreshed version of you!


Heather Tomchik, PA-C -

Heather Tomchik, PA-C

Heather graduated summa cum laude from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She was then accepted to the Yale University Physician Associate program and graduated with honors obtaining her master’s degree in medi- cal science.

She has been certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants since 2005.

Heather has worked as a physician assistant for over 11 years and was excited to parlay her love of artistry, symmetry, and attention to detail into full time work as a physician assistant in plastic surg- ery starting in 2011.

She has done advanced training in aesthetic injectables with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as an affiliate member. She has traveled to Miami, Boston, and Chicago to attend educational courses in injectables and help refine her techniques.

You’ll find Heather to be warm and open. Her goal is to enhance your natural beauty so you look rejuvenated and fresh and never “done”.

Mark Wipfler, Facep - Age Management Consultant

Mark Wipfler, Facep

Age Management Consultant

Dr. Wipfler is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician at Danbury Hospital as well as an Certified Age Management Physician trained by Cenegenics.

After 25 years in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Wipfler found that a sharp decline in health and increase chronic disease were pervasive in his baby-boomer population and was often asked how one could age with more vitality. Age management medicine became a passion of Dr. Wipfler’s and he is happy to announce that he will be offering these services at Grace Medical Aesthetics.

If you are interested in Age Management Medicine, you can contact Dr. Wipfler _here_.

Robyn (Jennifer) Calitri, rn-bsn - Office Nurse Manager

Robyn (Jennifer) Calitri, rn-bsn

Office Nurse Manager

We are excited to announce that Robyn has joined Grace Medical Aesthetics as a full time team member as our Full Time Nurse Manager! She is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for photodamage, Fraxel Skin Resurfacing, Botox/Dysport/ Dermal Fillers, as well as micro-needling facials and medical grade chemical peels. She is welcoming new injectible clientele.

Robyn is a firecracker of energy and is determined to make your experience at Grace delightful. She prides herself on creating a friendly, efficient, and safe work environment for her and her staff. When she isn’t at Grace, she finds herself working part time nights at Danbury Hospital Emergency Department. In her free time, Robyn (AKA Jen) is busy with her two sons, husband, and dog – Patch.

Robyn may be contacted at

Krista Stryjewski, rn-msn - Laser Nurse

Krista Stryjewski, rn-msn

Laser Nurse

Krista Stryjewski has been a registered nurse for over 5 years specializing in emergency nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Joseph’s in 2010 and went on to complete her master’s degree in nursing education from Sacred Heart University in 2013. She is currently continuing her education in the doctorate of nursing practice program at the University of Saint Joseph. Krista has always enjoyed skin care and medical aesthetics. She has a passion for teaching and will explain all areas of the laser hair removal process. She is knowledgeable and successful at evaluating client tolerance and achieving laser hair removal goals. Krista’s personal goal is to make each client feel comfortable and satisfied with each treatment. Krista is also an advocate for cryotherapy, as she has experienced relief of a chronic condition firsthand.

Krista enjoys her active lifestyle that includes CrossFit, traveling, and most of all, hiking with her pup Adley.

Lauren White, rn-bsn - Laser Nurse

Lauren White, rn-bsn

Laser Nurse

Lauren joins us with over 10 years of Nursing Experience. Lauren’s multi-faceted experience involves time spent in Intensive Care, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology. Lauren was looking for something to further enrich her nursing experience when she joined Grace Medical Aesthetics.

Lauren quickly learned that she loved the field of Aesthetic Nursing. She is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for photodamage, Fraxel Skin Resurfacing, Botox/Dysport/Dermal Fill- ers as well as micro-needling facials and medical grade chemical peels. Lauren spends most Fridays with us at Grace. She is welcoming new injectible clientele.

Lauren takes great pride in ensuring each client feels comfortable during his/her visit, while always providing safe and effective treatment. When she isn’t working at Grace Medical Aesthetics or Yale, Lauren enjoys life with her wonderful husband and toddler son in Orange, Ct.

Debbie Kugler - Lead Administrative Assist

Debbie Kugler

Lead Administrative Assist

When you call or text Grace, you are likely to be greeted by the lovely Debbie – our lead Administrative Assist. Debbie joins us with a wealth of customer service experience. Currently, Debbie is a wife and a mother of three. In her previous life, Debbie was a 3rd grade bilingual teacher and speaks fluent Spanish. Habla con fluidez el espanol.

She is pleased to take on a more full time role with Grace Medical Aesthetics. Contact Debbie via for any questions regarding appointments or billing.

Jennifer Berardi - Social Media & Marketing Director

Jennifer Berardi

Social Media & Marketing Director

Jennifer brings a new, youthful energy to the Grace and with that lots of ideas! We are pleased to have Jen represent Grace on the social media and advertising front. She strives to keep the Grace social media inviting and personal. If you haven’t yet, check out the Grace Instagram (@gracemedicalaesthetics), Grace Medical Aesthetics Facebook, Youtube channel, and Snapchat (gracemedical) to see how Jen spends her time! Jen is a Marketing Student at Post University and is excited to branch into the world of beauty! Her favorite days at Grace are when there are exciting procedures to film, edit, and share with the world.

For any marketing, advertising, social media, or press requests, please contact Jen at

Kevin Calitri, emt - Cryotherapy Technician

Kevin Calitri, emt

Cryotherapy Technician

Kevin comes to us from Hartford Healthcare with enthusiasm and a big smile. When you treat yourself to cryotherapy, Kev will be at your side making you feel comfortable and at ease. Its a family affair here at Grace, as he joins his wife Robyn and we welcome him with open arms to the Grace Team!