Meet Criswell & Criswell’s inspiring Woman of the Year – and see the before and after shots

Meet Criswell & Criswell’s inspiring Woman of the Year – and see the before and after shots
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This paid content was created in partnership with Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery. Enter a nomination for the 2019 Woman of the Year here.


Lindsay Hart may be having a better day than you. She is Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery’s inaugural Woman of the Year.

Lindsay had no idea that her husband, Blake, had nominated her for the award.

He says, “My wife is such a hardworking, admirable and deserving individual. In addition to focusing on our four kids she also runs a successful photography business, serves as a Bear Cub Scout leader, and is the organist at our church.”

True to form, Lindsay found out she was the Woman of the Year during a field trip to Raleigh with her son. Lindsay says, “We left at 5 a.m. on a bus brigade with hundreds of rambunctious 10-year-olds. Criswell & Criswell called, explaining that my husband had nominated me for a contest in their office and I had won!”

Drs. Kara and Bryan Criswell were inspired to start the annual award program because “there are so many amazing women who selflessly make invaluable contributions to society, putting the needs of others before theirs. We wanted to find a way to recognize and show gratitude for all that they do for their community. The woman that is happy is the one that is the most beautiful.”

Lindsay with Dr. Bryan and Dr. Kara

Lindsay surrounded by family and friends

Lindsay received from Criswell & Criswell Halo-fractional and SculpSure laser treatments, BBL and dermaplaning, Botox and fillers.

BBL treatment

She says, “I had a ton of freckles and brown spots so the Halo laser treatment completely changed my skin. Getting a bit of filler in my lips and cheeks is something I never would have done for myself and I am loving it. Dr. Kara is so artistic and natural, I’m surprised at how much I love it; the biggest surprise was the filler in my temples! I had no idea that was even a thing, but I love the way it looks.”

What’s a makeover without a red-carpet reveal?

Lindsay also received a haircut and color by 8 the Salon, makeup by Woo Cosmetics, an outfit from Sloan Boutique, items from IC London, a gold necklace by David’s Ltd. Jewelers… culminating with dinner for Lindsay and her family and friends at The Cowfish.

Picking up goodies at IC London

Haircut and color by 8 the Salon

Shopping at Sloan

Necklace from David’s Ltd. Jewelers

Getting glam with Woo Cosmetics

Despite her makeover paparazzi, Lindsay is more at home behind the camera; part of her work as a photographer includes time dedicated to photographing terminally ill children and making memories for their families, and partnering with the Independence Fund to document catastrophically wounded veterans and their caregivers.

Lindsay works with the Independence Fund to help document veterans’ homecomings

An example of Lindsay’s photography in action, making a difference for children with illnesses

Lindsay says, “Receiving this award has given me a chance to do something I would have never imagined doing for myself and to be okay with taking time for me. Criswell & Criswell made me feel so special every time I walked through their doors; I would leave each procedure with a huge smile on my face… not just because I was excited about the procedure, but because they had made me feel so good in the process.”

Lindsay, before

Lindsay, after

Congratulations, Lindsay!

P.S. Looking for the 2019 nominations? Learn more here.


Interested in trying it for yourself? Here’s a quick cheat sheet on Lindsay’s selected treatments:
Halo: Hybrid fractional laser. Treats sun spots, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, smoothes texture & tone. Leaves skin bright and fresh. Safe for all skin types.
BBL:– broad band light laser. Treats age & sun spots, acne, rosacea, and vessels. Can also be used to tighten skin and for laser hair removal.
SculpSure: FDA-cleared non-invasive laser treatment that eliminates stubborn fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs and submental (under the chin) area.
Botox: Injectable used to reduce lines & wrinkles to the face. Can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in armpits).
Filler: Injectable used to decrease deeper lines by adding volume to lines, creases, and areas that have lost volume in the face. Multiple types of fillers are available and are selected based on the area of treatment and patient’s goals.

Halo treatment, before

Halo treatment, after

Halo treatment, before

Halo treatment, after

SculpSure, before

SculpSure, after


This paid content was co-created in partnership with Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery.

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