About Us

A brief video about the different services that Russo Aesthetics & Wellness provides*

Joseph A. Russo, M.D.,
President and Medical Director

Dr. Russo is a Board Certified Physician with extensive experience and training in Aesthetic and Wellness Medicine. He has been in the practice of medicine for over 18 years and has been in private practice for well over a decade. Dr. Russo strongly believes in research supported data grounded in reproducible, rigorous and reliable scientific study in regards to the formulation of sound and effective evaluative and treatment protocols. Dr. Russo’s approach to patient care is fully integrative, combining traditional Westernized Allopathic approaches to medicine with Homeopathic/Naturopathic or Holistic remedies.

Joseph A. Russo, M.D. is a visual artist. “I have been drawing, painting and sculpting my entire life. I absolutely love creativity, the visual, nature and the human form. I believe many practitioners can learn to master aesthetic techniques, but many are incapable of acquiring an artistic eye. That is something one is born with, and it can’t be taught or elicited. It makes all the difference when providing services such as dermal fillers, facelifts or Botox. These techniques require an artist’s ‘eyes and hands’ in order to work with elements of line, symmetry and form, similar to that of the great masters of portraiture. Without these innate skills, practitioners are often unable to provide truly realistic, natural and beautiful results. Too often this is seen in the Hollywood industry, and we ask ourselves, ‘how could that have happened? This actor can afford the best’!”  Dr. Russo is dedicated and driven to providing excellent artistic aesthetic results as he truly ‘loves the art’ of doing so. “These techniques can provide amazing results with virtually no down time, and no side effects or complications like traditional cosmetic surgery. They can literally wipe away ‘years of aging’ from a person’s face”, says Dr. Russo.*

A firm believer in the therapeutic rapport between doctor and patient, Dr. Russo prides himself on his ability to connect and empathize with, and feel compassion for, his patients. He loves conversing with, educating and elevating individuals toward their realization of their own innate potential. Dr. Russo exerts exceptional effort in understanding and investigating underlying issues/and or ailments in treating the individuals he sees. “I find it interesting, compelling and fascinating to face such a challenge and to help develop a treatment solution that can be effective and sometimes, life saving”, says Dr. Russo.

Dr. Russo is currently the President and Medical Director of Russo Aesthetic and Wellness, the Medical Director of The Recovery Center of Westport, maintains office hours in Westport and Darien, CT, as well as in Westchester County, NY, and New York City.  Dr. Russo is licensed in both Connecticut and New York, a member of The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Procedural Medicine. He has given numerous talks and presentations throughout New York and Connecticut areas and has appeared on Fox 5 New York, NPR News Radio, Channel 12 News, and WICC Radio. Dr. Russo obtained his M.D. degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident and obtained his Undergraduate degree from New York University, graduating Cum Laude.

As an artist, Dr. Russo’s watercolors, sculptures and drawings have been featured in numerous galleries throughout Connecticut and in One-Man shows in both Tribeca and Chelsea, N.Y.

Meredith M. Russo, LCSW,
Vice-President, Aesthetic and Wellness Practitioner

Meredith M. Russo, LCSW, brings 20 years of experience to Russo Aesthetic and Wellness.  She is a Clinically Trained Psychotherapist from NYU with extensive training and experience in multiple modalities of Psychotherapy and Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessments.  She is also an experienced Executive Level Career Coach and Recruiter for Top Pedigree and Advanced Degree Clientele spanning small company to large corporate entities for Fortune 500 companies.  Meredith has provided countless individuals counseling in areas of mental, physical and spiritual health, nutrition and weight loss, wellness, image, and executive career coaching and placement.  She has a sharp business acumen from running her own High Level Executive Recruitment firm.

Meredith believes that everyone can benefit from counseling as long as there is a true motivation for change.  Whether one need counseling, emotional support, a mirror for bouncing off ideas, advice or assistance with motivation, Meredith is confident she can assist you.  With her strong intuition, perceptiveness, and caring nature, she will give you the tools to tap into your true potential and maintain the vey best of you.  She will remain mindful of your comfort zone while pushing you to persevere through the start, follow through and completion phase of your development.

Meredith is a firm proponent of anti-aging and wellness therapies. We all want to look, think and feel our best. And the great news is we have the ability to do it. However, the biggest hindrance in making this happen is finding the time. As a society, we are always “busy”. At Russo Aesthetic and Wellness, we will assist you in carving out and “finding the time” while providing you a safe, comfortable and discreet environment. Russo Aesthetic and Wellness’s main goal is for you to free your mind and to achieve what you once thought was unthinkable.*