At Enliven Aesthetics, we believe that natural beauty should be felt inside and out, no matter your age.

To that end, we provide full-service medical aesthetics services in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA.

We strive to help you age gracefully, so you look as young as you feel – and keep everyone guessing.

Our experts bring over 30 years of combined experience to provide you with the natural-looking aesthetic results.

Over 2,000 clients are happy with the care they have received through Enliven Aesthetics.


Joy Wellness Partners & Enliven Aesthetics Founder, and Lead Provider: Nurse Practitioner since 2013, specializing in regenerative and integrative medicine, providing a broad range of care, ranging from emergent medical treatments to medical consultations to regenerative injections.

Carol grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees of Science in Economics and Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and School of Nursing. In 2009, Carol also co-founded LifeNet International, a non-profit conversion franchise of healthcare clinics in Burundi, Africa.

From 2009 to 2011, Carol developed her clinical skills as a nurse in the emergency room at the University Medical Center of Princeton in NJ. In 2011, she returned to Burundi to serve as the Medical Director of LifeNet International.

In 2013, Carol completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and became board-certified as a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care.

From 2013 to 2017, Carol worked as an NP in five Emergency Departments in Southern California and in the Temecula Valley Advanced Medicine (TVAM) Clinic in Murrieta, CA. In TVAM, she learned to help patients find solutions to their pain through the powerful, life-changing results of regenerative medicine.

In 2016, inspired by her patients’ outcomes in this cutting-edge field of healthcare and determined to help more patients, Carol engaged her healthcare management degree, her success with a healthcare startup in the heart of Africa and her clinical experience. She founded Joy Wellness Partners in 2016 in San Diego, CA, with the vision of achieving solutions to patients’ problems through regenerative medicine. In 2019, she started Enliven Aesthetics, in order to better serve her clients’ aesthetics needs.

Martyna Erskine is the lead medical provider and skilled procedurist at Joy Wellness Partners. She is also a specialist in aesthetic procedures in Enliven Aesthetics. She cares about each of her patients and strives to help them find natural and regenerative solutions to live longer, happier, more fulfilled lives.

She grew up in Poland and graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as a Chemist at University’s Laboratory in Poland where she conducted research on synthesized modified elements and molecules.

She moved to California from Poland in 2015, after her experience in a ‘work & travel’ program during the summer of 2014 in Coronado, California. From 2015 to 2017, she mastered her lab analysis and IV skills as a Phlebotomist and Lab Assistant at Scripps and Palomar Hospitals. Simultaneously, she completed her nursing school prerequisites at SDSU and Miramar College.

In December 2018, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Miami with a specialty in acute care nursing. She was recruited directly out of school in December 2018 to work at Joy Wellness Partners as the first full-time RN. From 2019-2020, she also gained critical care experience as an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse in local hospitals. In January 2021 she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Currently, she is completing a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine through AA4M.

She is fluent in Polish and English, and intermediate in Spanish and Russian. In her personal life, she loves roller blading, hiking, paddle boarding, photography, traveling, and designing and making clothing.

Meet Dr. Laurie Blanscet, a board-certified Family Physician with a passion for preventive medicine. Dr. Blanscet serves as the collaborative and supervising physician at Joy Wellness Partners, fostering a longstanding partnership with Carol Bender since 2015. Their collaboration began with mentorship in integrative regenerative medicine in Dr. Blanscet’s clinic An Optimal You. She continues to inspire Carol and her team to this day.

Dr. Blanscet’s journey began in a traditional insurance-based practice, where she quickly realized the limitations in patient care and the toll it took on her wellbeing. Determined to provide quality care, she transitioned to a wellness-focused approach after overcoming personal health challenges.

Driven by her experiences, Dr. Blanscet pursued advanced training in preventive and integrative medicine, specializing in hormone balancing and holistic treatments. Her practice prioritizes personalized care, opting for direct patient payment to ensure tailored treatment plans and individualized attention. With a holistic perspective, she guides her patients towards vitality and wellbeing, drawing from her own journey.

Beyond medicine, Dr. Blanscet finds joy in travel, scuba diving, yoga and reading, sharing these passions with her husband of over 30 years.


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