Danielle Nadick Levy
Location: Los Angeles
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Book that changed your life: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: I don’t really listen to podcasts! I’m lucky enough to have a very short commute, so I don’t have the opportunity often. When I do, I’m down for anything with Oprah or Tony Robbins.
Instagram account you love to follow: @c__l__o
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: product: FACILE Essence and microinfusion treatments
Nancy Samolitis, MD
Location: Los Angeles
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Book that changed your life: Gray’s Anatomy (yes, it’s a book)
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: Gloss Angeles
Instagram account you love to follow: @kramervsla (shameless plug for my dog)
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: FACILE Tinted SPF
Chances are if you’ve seen someone with excellent, natural cosmetic work, they’ve been to FACILE dermatology + boutique. The dermatology clinic slash boutique and sister company of theSKIN has made a name for themselves as a major player in the Los Angeles medical aesthetics scene. Between their extensive menu of treatments (lasers and injectables and facials, oh my) and their highly Instagrammable offices, it’s no wonder.
The two co-founders of FACILE, Danielle Nadick Levy and Nancy Samolitis, MD (aka Dr. Sam), met as the result of a glowing recommendation. “I had a friend who seemed to be getting younger everyday, so I asked her where she went for aesthetic treatments,” says Levy, “she told me to see Dr. Sam.” The two hit it off immediately. “I wanted her to be my friend,” says Levy, “she’s very approachable, which I felt like was a unique quality for a doctor to have.”
Not only did Levy leave her appointment with a new favorite doctor, she also gained a business idea: an elegant and accessible medical boutique that would allow customers to get natural looking cosmetic treatments in a gorgeous environment. “I’ve always wanted to start a business, but I never had the right concept,” she says, “I had the idea and was crazy enough to ask Dr. Sam if she wanted to go to lunch and discuss opening a business.”
“Danielle straight up asked me “Why don’t you have your own practice?,” says Samolitis, “It would have been very scary for me to do it alone, and once we started talking about the prospect, I realized that we had a similar vision of what Facile ultimately has come to be.” Less than a year later, they opened the doors of their West Hollywood location.
Five years later, the company has a second location in Pasadena and shows no signs of slowing down. We asked the FACILE co-founders to talk to each other about what they know best: all things skin.