Welcome to Norah Clair Aesthetics
Where the Washington, DC region goes for advanced cosmetic skin treatments that refresh, restore and rejuvenate the entire body.
Meet Norah Clair Gourlay
For 20 years, Norah has pursued her passion for clinical nursing and acute care, and her dedication to her work shows. A tenured nurse who for over a decade managed the renowned cardiac surgery service at Washington Hospital Center, Norah’s interest in aesthetic procedures got started when she began assisting the region’s leading plastic surgeons during complex surgeries, and learning best in class methods for treating the skin and body. She quickly embraced the transformative power of approaching health and beauty with this whole-body outlook, and expanded her nursing repertoire to include cosmetic skin treatments.
Today, armed with her belief that true rejuvenation and revitalization begins only when overall health is a key part of the process, Norah is offering her clients an advanced approach to their wellbeing through aesthetic nursing.
To help women and men in the greater metropolitan region address their most pressing non-surgical cosmetic concerns in a clinically sound manner, Norah has completed extensive training in the most advanced cosmetic skin treatments currently available. Her specialties include: neurotoxins, injectable fillers, laser resurfacing, intense pulse light treatments, micro-needling, radiofrequency and ultrasound contouring, laser hair and tattoo removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and medical grade skincare.
Norah holds certificates of administration for neurotoxins and dermal fillers (Botox, Restylane, Juvéderm, Xeomin, etc.) from the Academy of Facial Esthetics, and is a member of the Association of American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
When not working with her clients, she can be found in a yoga or Pilates class, playing golf, relaxing at the beach or hitting the ski slopes with her family. Norah resides in Potomac, Maryland with her husband and two sons.
Post Graduate, Family Nurse Practitioner, The George Washington University 2016 - 2018
Master of Science, Nursing Administration, George Mason University
Associate of Arts, Nursing, Montgomery College
Licensure & Certifications
License, Registered Nurse, District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia
Certificate, Botox & Dermal Filler Training Course, American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Certificate, Advanced Injection Technique Training, Allergan, Galderma & Merz
Certificate, Aesthetic Laser Training, Alma, Cutera, Cynosure, Lumenis
Associations & Achievements
Member, American Society Laser Medicine and Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
Member, American Nurses Association
Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (student)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Recipient, Award of Merit: Silver Inkwell Award, Washington Heart Cardiac Surgery Patient Guide
Chairperson, Cardiac Surgery in the New Millennium Conference: The Future is Now
Executive Committee Member, Knock Out Abuse
Women's Board Member, American Heart Association