About Us

Since 2006, Laser Center of Miami & Spa has been refining customers' image to get the look they want to have. Myriam Barrero has been expanding her team and service offerings to keep pace with the latest technologies and therapies. Specialists are trained and certified.  A resident doctor is also available.  

Learn more about our team members who may be working with you.


Myriam Barrero

Raised in Coconut Grove and a true Miamian at heart, Barerro is a pioneer In her field being a laser technician for over 16 years. She opened her first center for laser hair removal in 1983 transitioning into the laser center of miami in 1993. In 2014, she partnered with Maggie Avila to expand the esthetic practice at Laser Center of Miami & Spa. 

She is a member of the Electrolysis Association of Florida, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal. Her facility is also licensed by the Agency for Health Care. She attended Miami Dade College and Florida International University where she also has a degree in Business.


Silvia Plaza

Joining our team by way of Colombia, Silvia has a strong background in skin care. She has been in Cosmetology since 2000. She is a registered Esthetician since 2001 and an Electrologist. Beyond being a hair removal specialist, she specializes in microdermabrasion, skin peel and rejuvenation. She attended Florida College of Natural Health and also has a background in business as well.

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Maggie Avila

Raised in Miami Beach, FL, Maggie was affiliated with Johnson & Johnson for 15 years before going into the laser industry. She is also a member of the Electrolysis Association of Florida and Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal.


Jane Ruga

Jane Ruga is originally from Manhattan, NYC . She relocated to Miami at the age of five and currently resides in Coral Gables, Florida with her two boys. As a young woman having  a passion for beauty and enhancement, she chose a carrier in Laser Hair Removal. Upon graduating, she joined Laser Center of Miami & Spa and has over five years experience. She is currently licensed by The Agency for Health Care and is a member of the Society of Clinical Medical & Hair Removal and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. 


Vania E. Fernandez, M.D.

As our resident medical doctor on staff, Dr. Fernandez specializes in aesthetics and is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Specialist. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she has worked as faculty and was involved in research, teaching, and clinical care. She has several published works and is a founding faculty member of the new Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.


Luz Mary Calero

Born in Colombia, her passion has always been skin and beauty. Upon graduating high school, she immediately became an esthetician and began her career. Since then, she has always giving her patients the best possible facial with the top of the line skin care products. She has been in the industry for over 25 years, always striving to make people look and feel their best.

Mayra Arrondo

Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico and Miami, my strength has always been working behind the scenes in the backbone of a business.  I joined Laser Center of Miami & Spa a year and a half ago, and treasure the opportunity to work in this beautiful environment with wonderful co-workers and assist in the smooth running of the operation.  

Katia Alvarez

Born in Cuba, she moved to Spain at 12 years old, where she started being interested in fashion and beauty. She moved to Miami to accomplish her studies. She was managing a Spa when she became very interested in face and body. After raising her daughter for 12 years, she decided to come back to the field, where she was introduced to the wonderful world of Coolsculpting. After graduating from Coolsculpting University, she began her career. This would be the enhancement treatment that became her passion. Her favorite part of her job is helping people feel good about themselves, inspiring them to live healthier lives, and making them feel comfortable in their own body.