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Connecticut’s Premier Destination for All Your Skincare and Beauty Needs

Element Medical Aesthetics is a premier medical spa offering the latest wellness and aesthetic treatments, such as wrinkle reducers, filler, lasers, chemical peels, hair restoration, and more.  Founder Merry Thornton is a nationally recognized skincare expert, frequently sought after by top brands and media outlets for her expertise and advice.  Using the most advanced technology and technique, she helps patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results. 

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Merry Thornton, PA-C


Merry is a board-certified New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies at Weill Cornell and has spent the past decade working alongside leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland and her Master of Business

Administration from NYU Stern School of Business. Prior to founding Element Medical Aesthetics, Merry gained experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology, developing a passion for skincare and the aesthetics field. Helping patients feel more confident in their skin is the most fulfilling part of her job. Merry stays on the forefront of new technology, trends, techniques, and procedures by regularly attending conferences and training sessions with field experts. Merry uses an individualized approach to each patient, thoroughly consulting with the patient, oftentimes employing a combination of treatments to achieve patient goals.


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Become a Member

Element Beauty Bank Membership:

How Does It Work?

  • The membership is $55 per month.
  • Each month, $50 of the $55 gets put in your beauty bank account. That $50 belongs to you; spend it right away or save it for something you've had your eye on.
  • As long as your membership is active, there is no deadline to use your balance.

What are the Benefits?

  • Members receive 15% off all full-priced products and services.
  • Members receive a FREE Skinceuticals peel for initial sign-up ($250 value)
  • Members receive a FREE facial during their birthday month ($225 value)
  • Members receive perks from brands we love!

The Fine Print

  • By signing up, you are committing to at least 3 months of the Element Beauty Bank Membership.
  • 30-day notice is required for cancellation. Just send us an email to or give us a call at 203-594-1907. You have 90 days to use your balance after discontinuing your membership.
  • The 15% discount cannot be applied to already discounted services or products.
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Office Hours

Mon: 10 - 5
Tue: 10 - 5
Wed: 10 - 5
Thu: 10 - 4
Fri: 10 - 5
Sat: By Appointment

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