Elizabeth Roche MedSpa in Bergen County New Jersey

About Dr. Elizabeth Roche...

Elizabeth Roche, M.D.

Thank you for visiting my website and taking time to know more about me. I am a board certified physician who has dedicated my practice entirely to medical esthetics.

Prior to my aesthetic practice, I practiced Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. It was the years of treating patients, who suffered from pain, using injections of steroids, local anesthetics and neurotoxins that developed my skill as an injector. My eye for an aesthetic face came many years prior when I was an Elite Model back in my high school and college days.

I have been injecting Botox since 1998, when it was first used for other medical indications, such as pain control. In 2002, Botox Cosmetic was FDA approved for aesthetic purposes. It was in 2006 that I founded The Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa and in 2007 that I opened the doors to my new office located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. In addition to Botox, I have extensive experience in injecting dermal fillers. Being a highly skilled injector, I am an Allergan Trainer, teaching other physicians and healthcare providers how to inject. (Allergan is the maker of Botox, Juvederm and Voluma)

Along with injectables, I offer the most advanced and latest anti-aging treatments, such as SculpSure, Ultherapy, mirco-needling, and platelet rich plasma, in addition to the traditional treatments such as laser treatments, resurfacing, chemical peels and signature aesthetic treatments.

I carry the best physician grade skin care products, which include Skin Medica and my own Elizabeth Roche MD private label product line.

I truly enjoy being able to make a difference in my patients' lives and how they feel about themselves. I regard the long term relationships that have developed with my patients as one of my greatest accomplishments and their recommendations to others as the greatest compliment to me.

I hope you found this brief introduction helpful and I look forward to meeting you to address your skin care needs and concerns.

  • Ultherapy Training Certification 2011
  • SmartLipo Advanced Training Certification - SpaMedica International 2009
  • Laser Liposuction - Center for Accredited Healthcare Education 2009
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians - Associate Member 2009
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery- Associate Member 2009
  • Advance Training Combined Use of Botox & Dermal Fillers for Facial Enhancement - Aesthetic Advancements 2008
  • Advance Dermal Filler Training - Aesthetic Advancements 2007
  • Laser and Light Technologies - Medical Laser Dynamics, Inc. 2007
  • Certification of Training in Mesotherapy - Esthetic Skin Institute 2006
  • Certification of Chemical Peeling and Microdermabrasion - Esthetic Skin Institute 2006
  • Certification in Laser and IPL - Esthetics Skin Institute 2006
  • Certification of Proficiency Sciton Profile Aesthetic System 2006
  • Certification of Microdermabrasion - DermaMed USA 2006
  • Botulin Toxin for Facial Aesthetic Treatments - Aesthetic Enhancement Institute 2006
  • Dermal Filler for Facial Aesthetic Treatments - Aesthetic Enhancement Institute 2006

Our Team

Dr. Elizabeth Roche is a board certified physician who attended SUNY School of Medicine at Brooklyn and completed her anesthesiology residency in Pittsburg. She then completed a fellowship training in Pain Management at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. During her fellowship training, Dr. Roche gained tremendous experience and became very adept with complex injections and skilled at treating facial pain with Botox. She was on staff at Columbia University Hospital and left prior to the birth of her second child.

In 2007 she founded the Elizabeth Roche, M.D. MedSpa in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. dedicating her entire practice solely to medical aesthetics, specializing in injectables and laser treatments. For the past ten years, Dr. Roche has become an expert in the use of neurotoxins, dermal fillers, collagen stimulating procedures, and scientifically backed skin care products. She has been featured for her artistic aesthetic abilities in local magazines and her practice has been voted as the number one medical spa in Bergen County on several occasions.

Dr. Roche is an associate member of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and is involved in Allergan's Epic Program where she serves as an Allergan speaker, educator and trainer to other physicians.

Dr. Michael Scognamiglio began his career in Anesthesiology when he received his medical degree from SUNY School of Medicine at Stony Brook. He went on to complete an internship in General Surgery, followed by an Anesthesiology residency and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He was Board Certified in Anesthesiology in 1985.

In October of 1986 he was appointed to the Medical Staff of The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, where he practiced anesthesiology until his retirement in August 2014. During his 29-year career at Valley Hospital, he held numerous leadership positions including 8 years as Department Director, 8 years as Associate Director, and 4 years as Medical Director of Anesthesiology Services at the Luckow Pavillion Ambulatory Surgery Center.

In 2006, he co-founded the Elizabeth Roche MD Medspa.

Emily Way- Emily Way is a board certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Aesthetic Dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002, and received her Masters Degree in Clinical Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University PA Program in 2006.

Emily has been practicing as a PA for 10 years, starting in Dermatology. She has become specialized in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine for the last 7 years.

Emily has been an Educator for Merz Aesthetics for Doctors and Physician Extenders on Radiesse, Belotero, Xeomin, Ulthera and Cellfina for the last 4 years. She is considered to be an expert injector, and has vast experience with all dermal fillers and neuromodulators on the market. She has worked with hundreds of injectors in the tri-state area.

Emily finds her work extremely rewarding by helping patients look their best and spends a great deal of time educating them. Her goals are for patients to look natural and have as painless an experience as possible, with minimal downtime.

Valeri J. Parker- Registered Nurse and Licensed Medical Aesthetician, joined the Elizabeth Roche MD MedSpa in 2008.

Valeri's career in skin care expands over 22 years. Having worked alongside top plastic surgeons and a former owner of her own medical spa, Valeri's expertise in aesthetics and the science of skin care is exceptional. Valeri's passion for skin care, her dedication to patient satisfaction and her continued and on-going education of esthetics contributes to her vast following.

Specializing in Photorejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Tyte and Ulthera, Valeri will help you optimize your skin care goals.


Nicole Torres- Licensed Medical Aesthetician, is a graduate of the prestigious Parisan Academy with over 10 years of experience in the skincare industry. Prior to joining Dr. Roche's team in 2013, Nicole worked for several well-known dermatologists, where her passion for skin care began.

In Nicole's constant pursuit to always stay current with the latest skincare and services in the industry, she has expertise in Facials, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplanning, Chemical peels, DermaPen and HydraFacial's. Nicole's goal is for every patient to leave her room feeling revitalized and refreshed with the quality of care that patients have grown to expect at Elizabeth Roche MD MedSpa.


Laura Quinn- Lead Office Administrator/Accounting Manager, at Elizabeth Roche, M.D. Medspa, Laura focuses on the financial and accounting aspects of the business. Laura is a self- motivated and results oriented, hardworking professional.

Upon graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Laura began her career working in public accounting and moved on to corporate accounting where she eventually became Assistant Controller for a printing company in New York.

About our Med Spa...

We at the Elizabeth Roche MedSpa of Bergen County are committed to provide our patients with impeccable service in a relaxing environment while maintaining confidentiality. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with procedures performed by a highly trained double board-certified physician who is passionate about medical esthetics, thereby delivering a level of care and service which exceeds the standard.