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Lindsey Watkins, NP
Nurse Practitioner

As an expert in aesthetic injectables, Lindsey Watkins, NP paves the way through the newest “latest and greatest” techniques in the industry. She is a life-long-learner and passionate about medicine with a data driven lens. Her eye for harmony and balance in the face keeps her patients thrilled with their results. She offers a wide variety of treatments within our practice, including neuro-modulation injectables, HA filler injectables, microneedling with or without PRP, Sculptra and facial peels. Lindsey completed her undergraduate studies at California State University of Long Beach, went on to attend nursing school at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and ultimately received her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner at University of Massachusetts Boston. She has been with Dr. Ackerman’s practice since 2021 and presides over our award-winning med spa.

In Lindsey’s free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, working out, and cooking! Fun fact, she attended culinary school and is an incredible chef, as well as an outstanding aerialist who has performed for tens of thousands of people! She is a California-native and works in our Newport Beach location Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Kimberly Iovine
Patient Coordinator/Marketing

With a background in Hospitality, Kimberly brings her 5-star service to Dr. Ackerman’s patients. As our surgical patient coordinator, she excels in providing concierge service to patients while overseeing bookings on the surgery calendar, as well as handling pre-op and post-op details. You can usually find her tucked away in her office working hard to keep things organized, or if you’re lucky you’ll catch her in the front office coordinating patient flow for the day, or training the front office team. We often say that Kimberly wears many hats in our practice! Her keen eye for marketing comes into play as she manages our social media outlets and overall online presence. She’ll be the one replying to your Instagram DM’s to our account, and to share fun and educational content of Dr. Ackerman’s patients’ results across all of our platforms. Kimberly’s academic studies earned her a Bachelors of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Hospitality at San Diego State University. She has been exercising her business and hospitality skills with Dr. Ackerman’s practice since 2020.

In Kimberly’s free time, she enjoys cultivating a healthy lifestyle, spending time outside, and celebrating life! Kimberly immerses herself as a social media manager for various small businesses, and has recently written a published journal for women’s mental health. She is Orange County born and raised, living in Huntington Beach and working full time with us here in Newport Beach.


Elena Hartsock
Office Administrator

Our front office is graced by Elena’s positive attitude and stellar customer service. Patients receive the warmest welcome as they check in for their appointments and get a great feel for our 5-star team. Your appointment will be handled flawlessly from your initial call to book, through your check out process and Elena takes pride in a seamless experience for all patients. Working closely with both Dr. Ackerman and Lindsey, Elena ensures that our front office runs smoothly every day. She is a graduate from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelors of Science in Human Services. Her passion lies in serving others and connecting with people, which is what makes her such a great fit for her role! She has been with Dr. Ackerman’s practice since early 2023.

Originally from Russia, Elena moved here when she was 5 years old. She is now a true Southern California girl- snowboarding in the winters and beaching in the summers! In her free time, she enjoys pursuing health and wellness through various modalities such as fitness and home-made green juice. We are lucky to have her healthy influence in the office full-time in our Newport Beach office.


Ashley Budge
Front Office Coordinator

A fourteen-year practice veteran, Ashley has recently transitioned into a part-time role to spend more time with her two young children. She is still integrally involved in managing the front office operations. After so many years of building relationships with our patients, it’s rare for Ashley not to be on a first name basis with each patient that comes through our door. An Orange County native, Ashley attended Cal State Fullerton where she studied Exercise Science. She lives with her husband and two children in Newport Beach where between work and kids she still manages to pursue her passions for fitness, family, and travel.

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Boris M. Ackerman, M.D., Renown Plastic Surgeon and a Facelift Specialist

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360 San Miguel Drive, Suite 607
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Phone: (949) 759-3284
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