Courted is a totally new experience in spa, wellness and rejuvenation. Featuring a wide range of aesthetic, cosmetic and athletic treatments to help renew, restore and rejuvenate the entire body, Courted is a place where men, women and athletes of all ages will receive wellness experiences intended to educate and delight.
Dr. Praful Ramineni has 10 years of experience as a plastic surgeon at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. As the Chief of the Division, he was clinically the busiest plastic surgeon at the hospital, seeing over 200 patients a month in the office and performing 600 to 900 surgeries a year.
Dr. Ramineni has trained over 100 residents, both Georgetown plastic surgery and general surgery residents, and has multiple publications. These included both the full range of aesthetic surgery as well as complex trauma, hernias, and cancer reconstruction. He recently made the transition to focusing on his elective practice to be able to provide more personalized care to each patient.
Dr. Ramineni is a multiple-time winner of Washingtonian Top Doctor and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Ramineni grew up in upstate New York, where he developed a love of medicine from his father. Upon graduating from high school, he was accepted into an extremely competitive 6-year combined undergraduate/medical school program in Ohio, where he completed his 4-year undergraduate degree in just 2 years.
After graduating in the top 5% of his medical school class and scoring in the top 1% of his medical licensing exams, he was accepted into one of the top plastic surgery residencies in the country at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed both his general surgery internship and his plastic surgery training there, and became Chief Resident before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2007 to start practicing.
Dr. Ramineni utilizes his extensive surgical experience to treat a wide range of both aesthetic and reconstructive patients. He has a special interest in post‐weight loss body contouring, especially in post‐bariatric surgery patients, including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thighplasty (thigh lift), mastopexy (breast lift), and upper and lower back lifts. Dr. Ramineni also performs liposuction, lipoaugmentation of the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift), facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery. He also offers the full range of nonsurgical treatments, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, Dysport®, Restylane, JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, RADIESSE®, KYBELLA™, laser and energy treatments, chemical peels, as well as noninvasive skin tightening with ThermiSmooth® and ThermiTight®.
Nybia Snowden is the Director of Spa at Courted. She has over 10 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry, with a passion for customer service and, through esthetic practice, helping guest to look and feel their best. Nybia has extensive experience with cosmetic laser technologies and non-invasive medical skin treatments for all skin types. This experience allows Nybia to educate and guide guests with empathy and authenticity about matters of beauty, aging and living well with intention. Nybia graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Lauren is the Assistant Spa Manager at Courted with nearly 10 years of sales and operations experience in spas and hospitality. The consummate hospitality professional, Lauren is focused on making sure that every guest feels truly courted by our team of spa professionals. Lauren has a degree in hospitality management from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude.
Michelle is a board certified Physician’s Assistant with an intrinsic eye for beauty. She is well versed in the latest cosmetic treatment modalities, with a focus on laser technology and treatments for a wide range of skin types. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Howard University and is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.