Our Team

Medical Director

Dr. Hudak, is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Oculofacial Surgeon, and Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Plastic Surgery Surgery and Physician Leaders of the World. She integrates enthusiasm, passion and artistic flare in all her endeavors. A former Internist and Emergency Room physician, she is known by her patients for her thoroughness, caring, and compassion.

Her undergraduate and graduate school studies were in chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and then underwent training in Internal Medicine at Kettering Medical Center.

While working as a Teaching Staff member at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, she was a Research Fellow in molecular virology. For years she worked as an Emergency Room physician before undergoing an Ophthalmology residency at St. Louis University, and then began studies under many of this nation’s greatest surgeons to become a facial plastic surgeon.

She is especially considered an expert in eyelid and brow procedures at her solo practice in Raleigh.

Dr. Hudak’s greatest inspirations came from her mother, a Nurse and concert pianist-in-training (she was playing Rachmaninoff at 5 years of age), her grandmother, a professional ballerina and painter of modern art, and her grandfather, an Ophthalmologist and photographer. With the blend of Medicine and Art talents in the people she loved most, it is small wonder that Medicine and Beauty are passions of hers.

She is a strong advocate for healthy skin and preventive health measures, and has special interests in facial rejuvenation and anti-aging medicine and procedures. Dr. Hudak is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is very conscientious, compassionate, and detail-oriented. She loves teaching patients how to care for their skin and bodies, and is very enthusiastic to help people feel healthy and more self-confident about themselves.

She is noted by her peers for her superb surgical skills, attention to detail, and diligence in pursuing education in the newest procedures and research.


Noushi Haeussler is the Founder and Owner of ExcelLase, Laser Skin and Body Sculpting Center, which opened for business in November 2004. She is one of the North Carolina’s most experienced aesthetic laser specialists, having personally performed over 25,000 hair removal, skin resurfacing and tattoo removal laser procedures. Noushi holds an MS Electrical Engineering degree from Syracuse University, a BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from NC State University. She previously worked for a large computer company where she was granted two patents in electronics design. In her free time, Noushi likes to travel with her family, with her most recent trips having been to Africa and Asia. Noushi’s passion is to help others feel good about themselves, captured in her motto of “making the world a better place one laser pulse at a time”.

Noushi is a fellow with the prestigious American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine and regularly attends society events to learn about the latest science and techniques in aesthetic lasers. She is very active in the Wake County community, being both a graduate of Leadership Raleigh and an active member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. ExcelLase generously donates to many causes in the Triangle region including Triangle Family Services, Junior League of Raleigh , SPCA of North Carolina and many local schools and organizations.