Meet Our Staff


Danielle Soffe, MS, FNP -BC
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Ferial Alawar, Lead Esthetician, LME, CPC, CLT
Licensed Medical Esthetician, Certified Permanent Cosmetics, Certified Laser Technician, Certified Oncology Skincare Therapy

Danielle Soffe has been practicing as a high-level nurse for 10 years and an Advanced Practice Nurse for 5 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clemson University in 2010. She then moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital. During her five years at Georgetown, Danielle was not only a staff nurse, but served as charge nurse, new nurse educator, and the lead stroke coordinator. Danielle was accepted into and earned her Master of Science degree with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 2015 from Georgetown University. Soon after, she relocated back to Raleigh to be closer to her family.

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Danielle came to Aesthetics By Eileen after working in family practice and weight loss for 3 years, where she focused on acute and chronic health condition management and prevention through guiding her patients in lifestyle changes. She then found her path to medical aesthetics by following her passion, which has always been healthy skin after her own battle with acne.

As a Nurse Practitioner at Aesthetics By Eileen, Danielle loves using combination therapy to help patients reach their goals, whether it be with injectables and Hydrafacial, to IPL laser skin brightening with microneedling radiofrequency or Fraxel laser with platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. She enjoys educating her patients about skin care and its importance, procedures to improve/maintain the integrity of their skin, and body contouring (Coolsculpting and Emsculpt).

Danielle is trained, certified, and highly experienced with treatments such as:

  • Injectables:
    • Certified Galderma Injector – Dysport, Restylane-L, Restylane Refyne/Defyne/Lyft/Silk
    • Certified Allergan Injector – Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella
    • Certified Evolus Injector – Jeuveau
    • Certified AQUAGOLD injector
  • Body Contouring:
    • Certified Allergan Coolsculpting Specialist
    • Certified Emsculpt Specialist
    • Certified Venus Legacy/Venus Freeze Specialist
  • Lasers/Radiofrequency:
    • Certified Fraxel Dual/Clear and Brilliant/Permea Lasers Specialist
    • Certified Venus Versa/IPL/Venus Viva RF Microneedling Specialist
    • Certified Lumenis Duet Laser Hair/Ethnic Laser Hair Specialist
    • Certified Laser Genesis Specialist
    • Certified Laser Facial Vein Specialist
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):
    • Topical applications post laser and microneedling treatment
    • Hair Restoration
    • Face/neck/chest/hand injections
  • Certified in Skin Peels:
    • Perfect Peel, VI Peel, Vitalize Peel, TCA Peel, Micropeel
  • Certified in Hydrafacial/Dermaplaning/Microdermabrasion
  • Highly trained and experienced in medical grade skincare for all skin types

In her free time, Danielle loves to spend time with her Husband and Standard Poodle in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Asheville. She also enjoys travel and good wine at wineries with her friends. Lastly, Danielle follows a healthy lifestyle by exercising through yoga, Pilates and spin classes.

Danielle’s favorite product is Proheal from IS clinical.

Danielle’s favorite treatments include Venus Viva RF Microneedling, combination treatment of Coolsculpting and Emsculpt, and all injectables.

Ferial has over 19 years of experience as a medical esthetician and graduated from Johnston Community College in 2001 with her Esthetician License. She has been certified in permanent cosmetics including brow, eyeliner, lip liner, full lips, camouflaging scars.  Ferial also specializes in areola tattoos after breast cancer reconstruction.  Ferial is very passionate about areola tattooing as she is a breast cancer survivor herself and wants to help others feel confident again.  She was trained at the Premier Pigment Institute in Dallas Texas. She has expanded her oncology knowledge with certifications in 2016 in Oncology Skin Care.

Ferial offers quality lash extensions whether a Fill-in or Full Set they will increase the length and fullness of your lashes.

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Ferial is a Certified Laser Technician in 2004 from Colorado Laser Institute.  She is certified and trained in IPL(Intense Pulse Light), laser hair removal, Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant, permea. She is also certified in medical grade skin peels, VI peel, Perfect Peel, Glytone Peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, waxing, lash lift(lash perm), eye lash and brow tinting.

Ferial has always kept up her certifications traveling to different countries and states for conferences and seminars.  She enjoys lasting relationships, with clients over the years.  Her favorite aspect of skincare is the uniqueness of each patient’s skin and creating a regimen for patients to adhere to so they can obtain healthier skin.

  • Education and Certifications
    • NC State Licensed Esthetician 2001
    • Certified Permanent Makeup 2002
    • Colorado Laser Institute 2004
    • Certified Oncology skin Therapist 2016
    • Eye Lash Extension 2010
    • Certified Medical Grade Chemical Peels 2011
    • Hydrafacial Certified
    • Certified in Dermaplane
    • Certified in Microneedling 2014
    • Certified Fraxel Dual/Clear and Brilliant/Permea Lasers Specialist
    • Certified Lumenis Duet Laser Hair/Ethnic Laser Hair Specialist
    • Certified in Exotic Waxing

Ferial’s favorite product is CE Feurlic and Triple Lipid.

Ferial’s favorite treatments includes Microneedling and permanent makeup.


Shelley Peptis
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant


Maryann Gaudreau
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Shelley Peptis is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with 12 years of hands on medical experience and more than 5 years practicing and specializing in the Aesthetics field. In her career as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Shelley gained experience in the Healthcare industry beginning in Oncology and continuing with Wellness, Anti-aging and Aesthetics. Shelley was excited to be offered the opportunity to work with Aesthetics By Eileen where she could combine her years of experience and interests in the Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Field. Shelley enjoys helping patients to achieve maximum benefits from procedures and giving them knowledge through experience on Wellness, Anti- Aging, Medical Weight loss, Bio-Identical Hormones, Vitamin injections, Vitamin IV Infusions and Functional Medicine. One of her favorite parts of working as Eileen’s assistant is gaining a vast amount of knowledge and learning daily from Eileen’s years’ experience.

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A native to NC, Shelley has been married for 22 years and has 3 children. She enjoys playing softball and coaching travel softball with her daughter. Shelley enjoys travel and spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for Wellness and Functional Medicine and really helping people live their best life.

Shelley is also certified in Phlebotomy, IV Infusions, Laser Procedures, Coolsculpting and Emsculpt and is currently working on her Health Coach certification. She also is experienced with Body Contouring, Skin tightening, Skin care and many Aesthetic procedures. Shelley earned her Associates Degree in Science at Wake Technical Community college.

Shelley’s favorite products are Eileen’s Brightening Polish, CE Ferulic and Oxygenetix Foundation.

Shelley’s favorite procedures are Aqua Gold and Hydrafacial.

Maryann has been in the healthcare industry since 2007 as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, beginning her career working in a large Family practice setting. She has more than 3 years of experience with Aesthetics, Wellness and Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine.

Maryann enjoys meeting new patients and helping them achieve their Aesthetics and Anti-Aging goals. She believes it is important for people to feel their best inside and out. Maryann is excited to enjoy the Aesthetics By Eileen team and continuing on her path of learning and exploring Aesthetics and Anti-Aging. You may see Maryann helping out at the front desk or assisting our providers in the back office.

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Maryann is originally from Connecticut, moving to NC with her husband and two children 3 years ago.  In her free time she enjoys using her creative side making stained glass and being the DIY queen with her crafting projects.

Maryann is certified and trained in microdermabrasion and some aesthetics procedures, and her expertise is in providing skin tightening, body contouring, and cellulite reduction for our practice with Venus Concept/Venus Freeze.

Maryann’s favorite product is Eileen’s Clarifying Brightening Polish.

Maryann’s favorite treatment is the Sclerotherapy.

Joseph Vide
Director of IT/ Operations and Security


Patient Care Coordinator

Nikki has over 10 years of experience in Cosmetic customer service and a passion for Skincare and Aesthetics. She brings her love of customer service to Aesthetics By Eileen with her enthusiasm and smile to assist patients as our front desk patient coordinator. Always helping patients with their Brilliant Distinctions and Aspire points.

She enjoys spending her free time with her yorkie poo “Jerry”, being outdoors, cooking and baking.

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“It’s so gratifying to build relationships with every patient and see them pleased with their treatments.”

Nikki’s favorite product is the Triple Lipid Moisturizer from Skin Ceuticals.

Nikki’s favorite treatment is the Hydrafacial.


“The first time I had treatment from Eileen I looked in the mirror and it was like saying hello to myself ten years ago.”

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