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.
Carol Hanselman Bender, NP, Founder, JWP and EA
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.
Bonnie Wright, RN, Advanced Aesthetic Injector
Bonnie Wright, brings nearly 40 years of nursing experience to Enliven’s diverse team of expert Medical Aesthetic Providers. She felt a calling to be caring as a little girl and by the age of six had become recognized as the neighborhood nurse.
Bonnie began a nursing career at Pascack Valley Hospital in NJ which took her to the Bahamas, Thailand, and Cambodia, where she treated the Cambodian Royal Family.
She began working with neuromodulators like Botox in the 1980s when the treatment was still rare, and his since fine-tuned the art of aesthetic injectables.
Martyna Erskine, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, FAAMFM
Martyna Erskine grew up in Poland and graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. From 2011 to 2014, she worked as a Chemist at University’s Laboratory in Poland where she conducted research on synthesized modified elements and molecules.
In 2014 and 2015, she came to the United States for two ‘work & travel’ programs, one in Coronado, California and one in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. In 2015, she officially moved to the United States. From 2015 to 2017, she mastered her blood drawing 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 oncology acute care nursing. She obtained over 5,000 hours of direct client care experience in inpatient and outpatient facilities. She is fluent in Polish and English and intermediate in Spanish.
Dr Allison Mulcahy, MD, Supervising Physician
Many of you have met her already, as she has been working as a pain and injury provider for the past year! Allison Mulcahy, MD is a Board Certified Emergency Physician, and has held academic positions with the University of New Mexico, the University of Utah and the University of Washington. Dr. Mulcahy was a three season Division I athlete at Cornell University – where she studied chemical and biomedical engineering – and has been an avid backcountry skier and mountain biker for over two decades. She has worked and taught all around the world, volunteering for organizations such as Doctors without Borders and International Medical Corps.
She received her doctorate from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA, where she also completed a year-long ultrasound fellowship. She completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the University of Arizona in February 2020. She has worked in Emergency Medicine since 2006 and founded her own integrative and regenerative medicine clinic in Idaho, Boost, in 2018. She is excited to be able to support JWP as our supervising provider, using an integrative approach in regenerative medicine to help people get back to doing what they love to do and help boost performance.
Here at EA we want to make the invoicing and payment process as easy and simple as possible. If at any time you have any questions, concerns, or just need to talk to one of our team members, we are more than happy to help you. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
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– Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards.
FSA & HSA Frequently Asked Questions
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