Our Mission

At SkinTight Aesthetics, we believe in the active pursuit of a healthy and vibrant appearance and that the best kind of beauty radiates naturally from within.
Our team of MDs and RNs/injection specialists use innovative techniques to stimulate your skin’s natural resources to slow the aging process.

Each visit starts with an individual consultation and a holistic assessment of your skin condition and personal goals.
Your lifestyle choices will serve as the basis from which a beauty treatment plan will be developed to enhance the natural you.

Under the guidance of Clinical Director, Leigh Godfrey, RN, our team will work to rejuvenate, regenerate and repair your skin to enhance your natural beauty.

We hold our work to the highest of standards, practice with integrity and truly stand by our work. We call it the Skintight Experience, and it’s what sets our practice apart from the industry. We focus on enhancing your natural beauty, so you can look and feel your best, everyday!

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Leigh Godfrey, R.N.
Clinical Director

Over a medical career spanning two decades, Leigh Godfrey has built a practice based on providing her patients with unparalleled aesthetic procedures and patient experience. Specializing in facial aesthetics, Leigh has mastered the art of injectables, lasers and skincare technology. She prides herself on her ability to listen to a patients’ unique concerns and suggest thoughtful treatment options that reflect her years of experience, research, and medical knowledge. Leigh began her nursing career in 1993 at Santa Monica Hospital, as a Telemetry nurse, where she learned from and trained under the most accomplished physicians in Southern California. While working in the emergency rooms, she realized the need for personal and dedicated care and moved to work with internationally-known plastic surgeons, treating their exclusive clientele with the latest procedures and the finest post-surgery recovery care. In 1999, Leigh went to private practice. Recognizing a need to educate patients on their skin and skin care options, Leigh has differentiated herself amongst her peers by taking time to explore the myriad options available based on a client’s unique and specific needs. As a result of Leigh’s expertise, and conservative approach to enhance one’s own individual beauty, she has managed to build her thriving practice on word-of-mouth referrals. In addition to her patients, Leigh also teaches other practitioners about dermal injections, lasers, and their application


Emily Dowe, PA-C
Physician Assistant - Lead Injector

Emily Dowe is a licensed and board certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who specializes in Aesthetic medicine. She has years of technical education coupled with an impassioned fascination of aesthetics. Having always loved studying faces, balance, and symmetry she strives to enhance each clients innate beauty. She brings with her a keen insight and ability to design treatment plans tailored to each unique individual, provides personalized one on one cosmetic consulting, and has a delicate touch. She has mastered the science of beauty with attention to detail, artistry, accuracy, and finesse. Her aim is to work with each individual client to restore, and especially, maintain their natural and youthful appearance. Together you will build a relationship and develop your customized plan, tailored to maintain and/or reverse aging and enhance your appearance. Regularly attending cosmetic conferences, she continues to be educated on providing the latest cutting edge effective non-invasive treatments. Emily attended the prestigious CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and completed her Physician Assistant training in New York City under the Columbia University Harlem Hospital program. Ms. Dowe maintains California state licensure, and is also a fellow member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Prior to attending PA school, Emily served five years active duty in the United States Navy.

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Christine Kirchsteiger
Registered Nurse

Christine Kirchsteiger is a Registered nurse with three years of valuable aesthetic experience. Christine’s dedication, passion and desire to learn about facial aesthetics, lead her to SkinTight Aesthetics, where she worked as Leigh’s aid, observing her injecting techniques and learning her skincare expertise. In 2011 Christine graduated with honors from Santa Monica College and was able to bring her zeal for aesthetics to life. Having trained under Leigh, Christine has mastered the nature of skincare, lasers, IV therapy and injectables. Christine’s ongoing commitment to learn about the most innovative laser technologies, and how to apply them towards her patient's individual unique needs, sets her apart from her peers. She has also completed various training programs by both Allergan and Galderma, the creators of Botox, and Dysport on advanced injection techniques.

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Dr. Ronald Strahan
Medical Director

Dr. Ronald Strahan is a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 92 doctors at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and one of 41 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery.