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 over 20 years, Norah has pursued her passion for clinical nursing and her dedication to her work shows. A tenured nurse and board certified nurse practitioner who managed the renowned cardiac surgery operating room department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Norah’s interest in aesthetic procedures began when she started 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 education and repertoire to include cosmetic and skin health 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 and advanced practice nursing.

To help women and men in the greater metropolitan region address their most pressing cosmetic and health 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, skin tightening, vaginal rejuvenation, fat reduction, 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, Sculptra 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

Certification, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

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

Executive Committee Member, Knock Out Abuse

Women's Board Member, American Heart Association