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Lauren Gardstrom, MSN, APRN, NP-C is a board certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and also holds a BS in Health Sciences. Lauren has over fifteen years experience in the medical field spanning across the Labor and Delivery Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to supervising biologic infusion therapies for patients with complex chronic conditions.

Lauren is a dedicated Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner who is well-versed in cosmetic treatments. She builds rapport with each patient to establish a safe and comfortable environment. Lauren is skilled at providing detailed assessment and treatment plans that are personalized, while focusing on a natural appearance. Lauren remains committed to continue to learn and build on her existing skills and knowledge to better herself and practice the safest and up to date treatment techniques.

Lauren has a passion for aesthetic medicine and loves to help people feel like the very best version of themselves. Lauren has a relentless eye for detail. From a technical standpoint the precise work and extreme attention to detail is very important and satisfying for her. "At the end of the day, regardless if it’s a first time patient or someone I have been treating for years, I love knowing that I was able to help someone feel like the very best version of themselves".

When Lauren isn't injecting you can find her spending time with her husband and two young boys





I've followed Lauren for years and recently had her perform my dysport and lip filler at The Confidence Bar in West Loop. Hands down the best injector!! Super talented, informed, cautious, honest, warm.. the list goes on! Very much trust in her abilities and she's just a genuinely good person. Highly recommend visiting and seeing Lauren G!! ❤️❤️

M Reeder

I love the confidence bar and absolutely LOVE Lauren! She is amazing and made sure that I was comfortable. I am the biggest baby, but Lauren made sure I wasn’t in any pain and that I had a great experience. I got both lip fillers and Botox for the first time and felt comfortable the entire time. I loved my results so much that I sent my husband to get Botox. I would trust her with anything and couldn’t recommend her enough.

Ariana Garcia

I'm the definition of a ride or die Lauren client, but there's never any "die" because she's been perfect every single time. I have nothing but amazing things to say about her & The Confidence Bar as a whole. On top of that, her personality and ability to listen, resonate with and comfort her clients is my favorite thing about her. She's just the best ever!

Sierra DiMaggio

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