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 

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 Association of Nurse Practitioners

Member, American Society Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses

Member, American Nurses Association 

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