MEET A MOM—Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba | New Canaan & Darien Moms


Meet Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba, a mother of two boys who practiced family medicine in Manhattan and Westchester County before transitioning to medical aesthetics. Looking for a “coastal town with a strong sense of community,” she and her family moved to Darien in late 2020 after living in Bronxville, NY. Dr. Sarah recently opened Skin by Sarah Medical, a medispa located inside the Andrew Stefanou Salon in Darien. Her focus is to “enhance each person’s natural beauty.” Learn more about Dr. Sarah and how she switched careers to pursue her passion.

How many children do you have and what are their ages?
2 boys! Dean is 5 and Grant is 3

What brought you and your family to town?
Prior to the pandemic, we had been trying to pick a town to raise our boys. We wanted a coastal town with a strong sense of community and plenty of outdoor activities for our boys. Once the pandemic hit, we decided it was the perfect time to make the transition from Bronxville, NY to Darien in October 2020.


What’s your favorite aspect about being part of the community?
Seeing friends and familiar faces all around town!

What’s your favorite family activity to do in the area?
Summer family beach nights at Pear Tree.

Can you please tell us a bit about your path to opening Skin by Sarah Medical?
I’ve always had a passion for skin, and had been practicing aesthetic medicine on the side for the last few years.  I practiced in the urgent care field in NYC for the last 8 years. In the very early months of the pandemic, I decided to take some time away to reassess. It was then that I decided to focus on my passion full time, and Skin by Sarah Medical was born!

We understand you are located in the Andrew Stefanou Salon—another one of our favorite locales. How did you connect with the team there?
I cold called Andrew and Dee Stefanou, the owners of Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa, and they kindly agreed to meet with me. We all connected on a deep level, agreed this would be a perfect fit, and the rest is history!

You offer a variety of services from injectables to stem cell micro needling. Can you share more about your skin treatments?
I offer a curated array of services including neurotoxin injections to smooth wrinkles, filler injections to volumize the face, stem cell microneedling “facial” to regenerate the skin, and LipoDissolve injections to help with stubborn chin fat.  Newest treatments include the Aquagold facial, a unique treatment that combines the effects of botox and HA gels to plump skin and minimize pores, and Sculptra injections, a long-lasting facial volumizing treatment that encourages your body to rebuild lost collagen.

For those new to the medispa setting, what can someone expect during their treatment? We first sit down together and talk about their individual skin concerns. Then we formulate a treatment plan, taking into account timing, expectations, and, of course, budget. I like to always be very straightforward with my patients on cost, as this is an important aspect of treatment that sometimes is overlooked.

What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
Be yourself!

How do you unwind when you need some “me time?”
Anna Kaiser dance classes!  A luxurious afternoon nap. A glass of wine with friends. After dinner dance parties with my boys.

We love supporting local businesses. Favorite places in town or nearby to…
Have dinner with/without kids: With kids… we love to take them to breakfast at Lakeside Diner in Stamford and dinner at Tequila Mockingbird in New Canaan. Without kids, see below!
Grab a drink with friends: 1020 Post
Have a date night: L’Ostal or The Charles (the underground restaurant at the Darien Butcher Shop!)
Spend time together as a family indoors/outdoors: 
Weed and Pear Tree Point Beaches
Shop for yourself/shop for your kids: Darien Sport Shop
Spa/salon (or anywhere you go to treat yourself): Andrew Stefanou for everything, obviously!
Grab coffee: Caffè Nero (“Hi Emily!”)


Skin by Sarah Medical is luxury medical-aesthetic practice located inside the Andrew Stefanou Salon and Medi-Spa.

Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba specializes in medical-grade injectables that help people feel radiant and confident. Dr. Sarah is a board-certified physician and a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. For over a decade, Dr. Sarah practiced family medicine in Manhattan and Westchester County, while simultaneously completing rigorous training in medical aesthetics. Upon moving to Darien with her family in late 2020, Dr. Sarah connected with the Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa. Their clients had been requesting medical aesthetic services for years, and thus, Skin by Sarah Medical was born!

Dr. Sarah loves the artistry in medical aesthetics and focuses on enhancing each person’s natural beauty. Dr. Sarah specializes in neurotoxins (Dysport, Botox, Xeomin and Jeaveau), which reduce wrinkles, especially in the forehead, 11’s and crows’ feet areas. Dr. Sarah also specializes in dermal fillers (Restylane and Revanesse), which restore definition and volume to all aspects of the face, including cheeks and lips. We also offer LipoDissolve, an injectable fat dissolvent for stubborn chin fat, and Stem Cell Microneedling, a deep medical-grade treatment that improves hyperpigmentation, scarring, pore size and skin texture. Our newest offerings include Sculptra injections to restore facial volume and build collagen, and Aquagold facials, a unique treatment that brightens and plumps skin, perfect before a big event!

As a busy mom of 2 young boys, Dr. Sarah understands how important it is to have an experienced yet local practitioner (no more traveling to the city for botox appointments!) She is looking forward to welcoming you to Skin by Sarah Medical.


Visit Sarah’s website:
Instagram @skinbysarahmedical



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