We want to focus on your health, beauty, and quality of life. Our mission is to provide you with extensive patient education and work closely with you to find solutions that fit your lifestyle. All cosmetic consultations with us are complimentary, and with no obligation. We will stay ahead of the current technology and will always advocate for patient safety. Choosing an aesthetic procedure is not about being vain; but is a service that can improve quality of life, psychological well-being, and that supports empowerment!


Owner & Medical Aesthetics ARNP

Certified Medical Dermapigmentation specialist, Licensed Permanent Cosmetics Artist in Washington and certification through Nouveau Contour

Specialties: Neuromodulators, lip fillers, Medical Microneedling with RF & PRF, PDO Threads, SHR- Hair Removal, Exilis, Thermoclear, Skin Care Treatments

Karen Markovich was born in Washington state and grew up in Kitsap County. She graduated from Central Kitsap High School and pursued her nursing degree.  She married the love of her life and they settled in Kitsap County and began raising her family in the very place where she grew up. While working at Harrison Hospital Emergency Department she developed a passion for critical thinking and  knowledge.  Working across several medical disciplines gaining valuable knowledge. 


At age 31 Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the support of her family, medical providers and friends she continued to work.  When the treatment was completed she made the decision to pursue her Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree first from the University of Washington and then graduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University.  She continued to work in the emergency department as a NP for several years, then transferred to Group Health working in Urgent Care and Family Practice.  


Karen has always had an interest in empowering her patients and improving how they feel about themselves.  Her passion for medical aesthetics developed twenty years ago while seeing a nurse practitioner herself. She feels that medical aesthetics improves ones quality of life and psychological wellbeing that supports empowerment.  After practicing in medicine for 32 years she decided to retire and open Admire Medical Aesthetics.


Karen discovered she has an eye for facial symmetry, successfully mastering the art of achieving natural treatment outcomes for her patients. Her cosmetic injectable skill set has made her highly sought in the field of aesthetic rejuvenation.  


Who We Are

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Licensed  Esthetician

Specialties: Full body waxing, tinting, facials, hydro facials, acne extractions, peels, masks, skin care

Lauren is an integral part to the team, with a large portfolio of services that allows Admire to be a full-service experience for our clients. She is eager to learn more about her clients and which procedures get them excited.

Lauren started her career in Esthetics working at a salon in Old Town Silverdale, then spent four years at Ulta at the Benefit counter doing eyebrow and lip waxing. Once perfecting the craft, Lauren then went on to work at a spa in Gig Harbor doing facials, full body waxing, and tinting.


RN Aesthetics Injector

Specialties: Neuromodulators (Botox, Jeuveau, Xeomin, Dysport) and Dermal Fillers

Shannon was born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington. She started her career in esthetics in 2010. In 2014, she continued her education as a Master Esthetician where she received extensive training on over 30 advanced laser and non-laser modalities. She was accepted into nursing school a short time later and graduated with high honors. 


As a registered nurse, Shannon has spent four years studying under one of Pierce County’s top plastic surgeons where she gained valuable skills in a surgical setting. She also shares her time working in the Emergency Department. 


She continues her journey at Admire Medical Aesthetics after receiving certification as a Nurse Injector. Shannon brings a well rounded skill set and we are excited to have her as a part of our team


Licensed Practical Nurse, Office Assistant

Certified Permanent Makeup Artist, Licensed Permanent Cosmetics Artist in Washington. Trained and certification through Nouveau Contour.

Morgan Vines is a licensed practical nurse with experience in plastics and aesthetics. Her  first job after graduating nursing school was in plastic surgery and she enjoys helping patients achieve their personal goals. During her time with Admire, she has also completed schooling in permanent cosmetic application through Nouveau Contour. Her portfolio includes eyebrow micropigmentation, permanent eyeliner, and lip blush.  Morgan grew up in Wyoming, and six years ago moved to Washington State.   In her free time, she enjoys yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, and spending time with her mastiff.