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Meet the Skin Care Staff

The Nuveau Medical Aesthetics Team in Houston

Jeremy Smith, Operations Manager


A native Houstonian, Jeremy worked in the fashion and beauty industry for well over a decade. He has traveled the world and worked with many celebrities as a fashion stylist and has also managed many successful salons/day spas in the Houston area. His passion for customer service and educating clients is unparalleled and evident in every interaction. He is thrilled to be a part of the Nuveau Medical Aesthetics team, where his talents and experience can help to service Dr. Christine Cheng and the practice.

Teta Franklin, Lead Aesthetician, Massage Therapist, and Ultherapist


A native Houstonian, Teta is an experienced certified aesthetician, massage therapist, and an Ultherapy® specialist. She brings with her a love and fascination with skin care and compassion for those who seek her out for treatments. Teta's personal experience with a life-changing car accident brought her to study massage therapy. She has always centered her approach on the therapeutic and corrective modalities.

Teta has had extensive training with doctors and therapists for the Houston Astros, the Houston Ballet, and the Houston Rockets. She also worked as a massage therapist at the Trellis Spa at The Houstonian Hotel and Spa. In the aesthetic field, Teta has been licensed since 1999 to perform facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, and other hair removal services. She is also in high demand for performing highly effective microneedling procedures to improve skin texture and soften scars and fine lines.

Teta is also a highly trained Ultherapist, offering the latest non-invasive technology in skin tightening at Nuveau Medical Aesthetics. She feels very fortunate to be one of the lucky few to do what they love every day. Come and experience what Teta has to offer at Nuveau Medical Aesthetics. You won't regret it!

Terri Eskew, CoolSculpting Specialist, and Eye Lash Extension Provider


Terri is a certified and licensed eyelash extension specialist joining Nuveau Medical Aesthetics. With more than eight years of experience, Terri is highly sought after in the greater Houston and College Station areas for her expertise in creating looks from natural to dramatic. She is also the owner of a popular hair salon in College Station. In addition to working full time in her salon, Terri commutes to Houston to serve her loyal lash clients on the weekends.

Nuveau is excited to welcome Terri to the growing team! Come in and meet her. She will show you what a difference lash extensions can make in your beauty routine.

Emily Thornton, CoolSculpting Specialist, Aesthetician


The natural born, genuine desire to help people feel their best is a defining characteristic of Emily Thornton. The importance of body balance, overall general heath and helping others is the focus of what drove Emily to be an aesthetician. Emily wanted to focus her sights on a career worthwhile, a career that she could be passionate about, as well as challenging her to continually grow and learn.

Emily is a graduate of The Aveda Institute and a licensed aesthetician. Her genuine motivation to combine her formal education in the aesthetic field with "real world" experiences makes her the perfect addition to Nuveau's growing team of aestheticians.

Emily is a graduate of The Aveda Institute and a licensed aesthetician Institute and a licensed aesthetician.

Services offered by Emily:

You will also see her assisting Dr. Cheng in various laser procedures. Come by Nuveau and say hello to the newest member of the Nuveau family!

Learn more about how to meet the team at Nuveau Medical Aesthetics. Call 713-526-1220 or schedule a free consultation to learn more.
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