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Meet the technicians


Kimberly Schanzer
President and Owner
Kimberly is a NYS Licensed Esthetician, Esthetic Laser Specialist and Laser Safety Officer, and the owner of Pulse Laser & Skincare Center in New York City.
As a female entrepreneur with the goal of starting her own business, Kim practiced law for 12 years at top law firms in New York City before opening Pulse in 2009, taking night classes to become an Esthetician. She received her training and certification at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in New York City.
Prior to that, Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and received her law degree from Albany Law School of Union University in upstate New York.
Today, Kim’s legal expertise is of much value to her business, where she oversees the company’s business initiatives in addition to treating clients daily. Kim grew up in Great Neck, Long Island and has lived in New York City since 1999.
Jennifer Belser
Senior Technician
Jennifer joined Pulse Laser & Skincare Center as a technician in September 2010. Prior to working at Pulse, she spent nine years working in the fashion and beauty industries, both as a model agent for top companies like Next and Wilhelmina, and as the bookings editor for O, the Oprah Magazine. Jennifer's combined love for beauty and science led her to obtain her license as an Esthetician, Esthetic Laser Specialist and Laser Safety Officer. She received her training at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in New York City. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Delaware.
Elizabeth Laccone
Technician
Liz is a NYS Licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Hair Removal Specialist at Pulse Laser & Skincare Center. Prior to Pulse, she worked side by side with a prominent Cosmetic Surgeon for 5 years on the North Shore of Long Island performing peels, laser hair removal, vessel reduction, and photo facials.
Her years of experience assisting an esthetic professional ignited her passion for the skincare and wellness industry. Thereafter, she attended Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics in New York City to obtain her esthetics license, and Dermalogica Academy in Chelsea for her NY State laser certification.
She joined the Pulse team in May of 2013. Liz believes Laser & Skincare treatments are a great way to help people feel confident about themselves. "As an Esthetician, I feel incredibly honored to be part of such positive process in someone’s life."
Komal Tahir
Technician
Komal Tahir started working at Pulse as a laser technician in April 2012. She is a NYS Licensed Esthetician, Certified Laser Hair Removal Specialist, and Laser Safety Officer.
Komal is also ITEC certified, allowing her to work internationally as a beauty and facial electrical specialist. She received her esthetician and laser schooling at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in 2011, where she continued to work post-graduation as an administrative assistant to the owner.
Komal truly enjoys treating her clients and giving them the best experience she can. As someone who had suffered from excessive hair growth, she gets no greater joy than passing along a feeling of self-confidence and beauty to her clients. Aside from English, she is fluent in 4 other languages including Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu.
Melenie Fernandez
Technician
Melenie is a NYS Licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Hair Removal Specialist who also has an Associate’s Degree in Science and Biology. She studied esthetics at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in 2012 and since then has been working in the industry with amazing, hardworking independent women.
Melenie discovered that her true passions were makeup and skincare at the age of 20. She understood the importance of having a good base, not only for smooth makeup application, but to also for a person to feel confident and secure in her own skin. As someone who has lacked confidence for most of her life, what she enjoys most about her career is seeing how happy, relaxed and more confident her clients are right after a facial treatment. Melenie is also bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.
Ariel Rusin
Technician
Ariel, a NYS Licensed Esthetician, has been in the beauty industry for 6 years. At a young age, she was exposed to the esthetics by her mother who worked in a dermatologist’s office.
After graduating from SUNY Purchase and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ariel decided to follow her true passion for skincare. She received her training at Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics in New York City. She attends monthly conferences, lectures, and classes, building her knowledge set and learning about the latest treatments out there today.
Ariel joined the Pulse Team in 2014, and as an esthetician, performs a variety of facial treatments, as well as microdermabrasion. Using cosmeceutical and medical grade skincare products, she strides in finding the most effective treatments for her clients while customizing a home care regime with the best active natural ingredients.