OUR FOUNDING LEADERSHIP TEAM.
UNIQUE. INDIVIDUAL. UNPARALLELED EXPERTISE.
CEO & FOUNDER
Sara began Truth Aesthetics after spending over a decade working in domestic and global brand management roles of escalating responsibility specifically focused on the market preparation, brand and product development, brand launch and portfolio growth for Dermatological Products. Sara's experience covers Prescription and OTC drugs, Cosmeceuticals, Cosmetics and Medical Devices at Pharmaceutical companies in the U.S, including Valeant Pharmaceuticals, SkinMedica and Galderma Laboratories.
As Sara's love and passion for Dermatology grew, so did her frustration with the poor quality of products available combined with the unbelievable marketing claims being made by so many companies.
Sara's desire to provide consumers with the highest quality, effective and safe Aesthetic Dermatological products that would deliver on their promises came to life in Truth Aesthetics' first product line - Trufora.
Sara holds a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Human Genetics from University College London (London, England) and an MBA in Marketing from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA). After living in England, Switzerland and in various locations within the U.S, Sara now resides with her family in Austin, TX.
FRAN COOK-BOLDEN, MD
Fran is the director of Skin Specialty Dermatology, a private practice in dermatology, cosmetic and laser surgery on New York’s Upper East Side. Along with a renowned team of accomplished cosmetic physicians, she offers cutting-edge cosmetic and surgical procedures and medical dermatological care to her patients, who include many celebrities.
Fran was listed as one of New York City's top Dermatologists in the May 2013 edition of the New York Times magazine and in Moore Magazine and she was nominated and offered the distinction of Who’s Who Among Dermatologists and honored as a Leadership Fellow by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Fran is the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group Director; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Beth Israel Medical Center; Attending Physician in the Department of Dermatology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center; past Assistant Clinical Attending in the Department of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She has also served as the Associate Director of the Skin of Color Center. She opened Skin Centre-Advanced Medical Aesthetics office in Westchester County where she served as co-owner and Chief Dermatologist.
A past member of the Executive Board of the Greater New York Dermatology Society, Women's Dermatologic Society and the Education Council of the National Campaign to Control Acne, Fran is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, National Medical Association, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and Manhattan Medical Society. She serves on many advisory boards and as consultant for the pharmaceutical, laser, and beauty industries, in addition to being a speaker/lecturer across the United States and abroad for these industries. She also lectures extensively at medical centers and universities across the country on the field of dermatology.
Fran has acted as a principal investigator and co-investigator for several studies on acne, rosacea, skin cancer, pseudofolliculitis barbae, pigmentary disorders (such as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma), acne keloidalis, seborrheic dermatitis, and other hair and scalp disorders, and the use of lasers in ethnic skin among other dermatology related topics. She is considered a leading dermatologist in the treatment of ethnic skin, lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and medical dermatology and continues to engage in cutting-edge research, directing a full, highly qualified research team.
Fran serves on the editorial board and peer review panel of Cosmetic Dermatology and is an assistant editor of Cutis, editor of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and has contributed to numerous dermatology text books on various topics about ethnic skin, the use of botanicals in cosmetic dermatology and contact dermatitis to name a few. She has lectured extensively at national and international society meetings and universities, and has been a guest on numerous local and national television news broadcasts and internet media to address a broad range of skin disorders. These include BET News Spot, BET Centric's Culture List, Dr. Oz, CNN, the Today Show, Good Day New York, Good Day Atlanta, CBS Morning Show, ABC News Now and The Discovery Channel.com. She has written many journal articles in the dermatologic, pediatric and other medical literature and has been quoted in numerous lay publications on skin diseases and skincare issues including InStyle, "O", Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Allure, Fitness, Self, Ladies’ Home Journal, Moore, Essence, YM, Women’s World, Suede, Lucky and Men's Health, to name a few and in newspaper articles across the United States. She is the author of “Beautiful Skin of Color” a comprehensive, A to Z guide, addressing the needs of those with skin of color.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, after completing her undergraduate requirements for a degree in chemistry at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA in only three years, Fran received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC. She then completed an internal medicine/pediatric internship at Staten Island Hospital, New York, followed by an internal medicine residency at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, she fulfilled a postdoctoral research fellowship in the department of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City and trained in Dermatology at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.
FRED H. KHOURY
R&D, PRODUCTION & PATENTS
Fred is an industry leader in designing topical cosmetic formulations, with expertise in green and organic formulation techniques. Instituting the “farm to formula” formulation concept which is relies heavily on a reliable and ethical supply chain, traceability, transparency and purity of materials to provide a new profound luxury in the beauty industry.
Fred’s R&D innovation center specializes in creating a wide array of technologically advanced delivery systems for personal care applications to include nano-emulsions, continues spray, bi-gels, liposome, transdermal gels/patches, sublingual systems, to mention a few.
Fred has spent the past 15 years formulating hundreds of innovative cosmeceutical, personal care and wellness products for the health and beauty industry, medical and dermatological fields featured both nationally and internationally. Most recently has developed various nutraceutical formulations encompassing the “beauty within” category allowing brands to further enhance the performance of their anti-aging regimens.
In addition to advanced product formulations, Fred developed several cosmetic raw materials, contributed to two books, has been involved in the technology development for multiple U.S and International Patent registrations and is a Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and member of Beauty Industry West & Natural Product Association.