Welcome to Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center (formerly known as Physicians Laser Center), which has three convenient office locations in Bethesda, Annapolis and Arlington. Our aesthetic medicine professionals are trained by some of the most well-respected leaders in the industry.  Our providers hold several certifications to help ensure you achieve the best results possible. We are a full-service aesthetic and laser medical spa providing the most advanced treatments for skin and body. Our state-of-the-art procedures include lasers, injectables, skincare, and non-surgical body sculpting.

Find out why we are among the best in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine.




Morgan Gale graduated from the Scholars Program of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2001. Shortly after that, he entered the field of cosmetic lasers. Morgan received his Nursing Degree from Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, and began performing laser treatments in 2007. As an RN in 2008, he opened his first laser center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he performed hundreds of cosmetic laser treatments. In 2016 he graduated from Walden University with a Master’s Degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In 2018 Morgan founded Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center as a culmination of his work with cosmetic lasers and injectables. Morgan has received a Board Certification from the American Board of Laser Surgery in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Laser Surgery and has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He received his “Expert Injector” status from Galderma, maker of Restylane injectable products, in 2012. He was named an Allergan Medical Institute trainer and speaker. He travels the East Coast, training and educating other providers on the science and proper use of Botox and Juvederm injectables. He was named a top health and beauty practitioner in DC Magazine in 2020. He received the Aesthetic Everything Award for Top Nurse Practitioner and Top Medical Spa in 2019 and 2020. Morgan has been performing cosmetic laser and injectable treatments for over twenty years. He has experience in over 30 different laser systems and injectable treatments.

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Sheila Dunton attended school at Montgomery College and the University of Maryland where she studied Accounting and Sociology. She is currently the Practice Administrator at Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center, located in N. Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland with an office opening in Arlington, Virginia later this year. With multiple years of business management experience, she firmly believes that effective practice management goes beyond traditional approaches. Sheila believes that her successes as a practice Administrator can only be as good as her team and feels that input from all team members is crucial for true business growth and development. Sheila fully aligns with the practice’s core belief that listening to the patient is where the true journey begins. In addition to her role as Practice Administrator, Sheila is an exercise enthusiast and enjoys spending her free time with her children, grandchildren and friends. Her passion, coupled with her extensive healthcare management skills, continues to drive the success and growth of Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center.



Chase Maselka, MSN, RN, is a practicing clinical aesthetics nurse at Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center (AALC). Chase is a 2022 MSN graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and has been a part of the practice at AALC since 2018, serving in various clinical capacities. Chase’s approach to aesthetics utilizes a patient-centered approach that prioritizes natural, individualized results. She loves getting to know her patients and their goals and credits that to successful patient outcomes.



Sarah Shuey, BSN, RN, is a practicing clinical aesthetics nurse at Aesthetic Artistry Laser Center (AALC). Sarah is a 2020 BSN graduate from York College of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and has been a part of the practice at AALC since 2022, serving in various clinical capacities. Sarah’s approach to aesthetics is focused on creating customized solutions for patient goals. She is a perpetual student of healthcare and the practice of aesthetics and is currently pursing her NP at Chamberlain University with an anticipated date of graduation in 2024.



Ashley Lodha is considered a master aesthetician with more than 18+ years of experience working in the cosmetic and skincare industry. Ashley has gained extensive experience treating all different skin types. After mastering the art of makeup application, its ingredients, and its effect on the skin, she decided to combine her makeup artistry and skincare passions – becoming a licensed Aesthetician. 

Her passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare/beauty industry ensures that she stays informed about the latest technologies and cutting-edge ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with her clients. A self-professed “beauty junkie,” Ashley enjoys introducing the best beauty items and services to her clients.

Her approach encompasses all of the technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. She has gained a large and loyal client following because of her dedication and love for the beauty industry. Find out for yourself why Ashley is considered a true master of aesthetic skincare.

Isabella Wilson, LMA, MA at AALC