Dr. David L. Sneed
Medical Director and Co-Founder
Dr. Sneed has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, and received his DO from North Texas School of Osteopathic Medicine in Denton, Texas. Upon graduation, he received training for his internship and fellowship in Family Practice Medicine through the US Navy located in Oakland, California and later in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Sneed is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is active in numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Travis County Medical Association (TCMA). Additionally, he is a former Chairman of the Board of South Austin Hospital, as well as board member of Easter Seals Central Texas.
Dr. Sneed is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. To view a full list please go to https://www.amedspa.com/dermatology-med-spa-team-austin/dr-david-sneed/.
In 2020 Dr. Sneed transitioned into a membership only practice with the nationally acclaimed MDVIP organization, which is always listed in the top 10 executive physicals in the United States.
Dr. Sneed is also the co-founder and medical director of Aesthetica MedSpa, Austin’s very first medical spa and cosmetic dermatology clinic. His first aesthetic office opened in 1998. He owns and operates Aesthetica with his wife Sharon Sneed, Ph.D.
They have three children and eight wonderful grandchildren together. The Sneeds enjoy traveling, photography and attending medical conferences together!
Sharon M. Sneed, Ph.D.
Sharon M. Sneed, Ph.D. has a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) degree from Texas A&M University, and Masters of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry from Texas Women’s University. She was published and graduated with honors; receiving many awards and scholarships during her education process. Dr. Sneed went on to complete a post-doctoral National Institute of Health (NIH) Fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley.
Sharon M. Sneed, Ph.D. is the co-founder and co-owner of Aesthetica MedSpa with her husband, David L. Sneed D.O. She currently serves as the clinic director for Aesthetica MedSpa and continues to serve as an Operations Specialist in Sneed Medical.
She has been a college professor at four universities, including the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. and is the author of seven books as well as numerous lay and peer-reviewed articles. She has co-authored and contributed to five additional books. During her writing days, she made two national media tours and has appeared on hundreds of local and national radio and television broadcasts. During Sharon’s academic career, she made several professional presentations at academic meetings and has published articles in the Journal of Nutrition and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Sharon M. Sneed’s interests for the last 20 years has been in the field of cutting-edge medical spa treatments, cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging science, and advanced wellness nutrition. She has gone through extensive training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and holds a certification from this organization, having completed hundreds of hours of training. She is also certified in PhotoFacial, FotoFacial, Cool Touch Laser, EndyMed 3 Deep, and a variety of other cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, the Obagi system, and more.
Alma Castellanos, MA
Office Manager and Medical Assistant
Alma has been with the Aesthetica MedSpa & Austin Family Medicine/Sneed Medical team for over 11 years. She is now playing a pivotal role in the overall operations of Sneed Medical MDVIP membership medicine. She has an excellent rapport with patients because they know they can count on her at the end the day.
She has become a very valuable member of the team; managing both the Sneed Medical and Aesthetic Med Spa. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors.
Leigh Ann Olufs, LMA, SLT
Advanced Lead Injectionist
The beauty business is in Leigh’s blood. She spent her formative years in and around her Grandma Lila’s salon, and that passion for making others feel beautiful never left her!
Leigh began her career managing law practices; after being involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and starting the first MADD CAT in Nueces County, Leigh split her time advocating in a legal practice and advocating for those affected by drinking and driving. Leigh has appeared in many PSA’s, published articles, routinely spoke to the media, and lobbied the legislature on ways to prevent drinking and driving. In 2004, after reading A Purpose Driven Life, Leigh embarked on a journey to return to helping others feel beautiful inside and out; she went back to school to study aesthetics. She completed her Aesthetic Apprenticeship at one of the top 200 fastest growing spas in America, then completed her medical aesthetics training as one of only two aestheticians accepted into a program among R.N.s and M.D.s. While continuing her medical aesthetics training and becoming certified in many areas, Leigh gained hands-on experience working in dermatology. Leigh continued her education and became an Aesthetics Instructor, taught the DSHS Laser Course and Injectable training courses for neuromodulators and fillers in Texas; she traveled the U.S. as a Clinical Trainer with Candela Medical and is a Certified Integrative Health Coach. Leigh continues to stay on the cutting edge by attending as many continuing education classes and medical aesthetic seminars as possible to advance her knowledge.
Leigh enjoys hanging out with her husband, children, and their four-legged family. Leigh’s first love is horses, and they would love to open an equine therapy center one day! She is excited to be a part of the Aesthetica team and looks forward to seeing you soon!
Assistant Spa Manager
Rachel has been a part of the beauty industry as a hairstylist since 2014 and has assisted salons with social media marketing. During the Pandemic, she decided to change career paths and return to school to finish her bachelor’s in Business Management. With her interpersonal skills and passion for helping others, Rachel currently assists Aesthetica Medspa patients in having the best experience. She loves to share her knowledge with others and help them feel confident.
Toni has been in the aesthetics industry since 2017 and specializes in result-focused medical facials, chemical peels, and all things laser. She is passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves by giving them a customized skincare routine. Toni will soon finish her nursing degree with a focus on medical aesthetics. She is very excited to be a part of the Aesthetica MedSpa team!