From our front desk staff to our skilled and talented estheticians, all
of SpaDerma’s employees are licensed and have years of industry
experience. Located on the second level of Salon 1800 in Lincoln Park,
SpaDerma offers not only a top-notch staff, but also the top equipment
in the business, providing safe and effective results.
We’re the only Chicago med spa open seven days a week, and we offer
extended evening hours to accommodate our clients’ busy schedules.
If you’re looking for high-quality results, skin care expertise,
a wide variety of procedures and a caring staff, SpaDerma is the right choice.
Dr. Michael Green, M.D.
Michael Green, MD is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Anti-Aging
& Regenerative Medicine. His current focus is his aesthetic practice.
He has been practicing aesthetics since 1999 as the owner of LightCare
Medical with a focus on low risk, minimally invasive injectable procedures
such as Botox and Juvederm as well as laser treatments for unwanted hair,
veins and capillaries. He is passionate about health and wellness especially
with regards to the impact of nutrition, lifestyle and stress.
Dr. Green graduated from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
and has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician since 1992.
Sarah Christensen, Physician Assistant – Certified
Sarah Christensen is a board certified Physician Assistant with extensive
training in both general and cosmetic dermatology. She received her bachelor’s
degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master
of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in 2013.
Sarah is passionate about making her patients feel beautiful, and she truly
enjoys formulating customized anti-aging skin care plans for her patients.
She has training and certification in neurotoxins, dermal fillers, advanced
peels, and lasers. Sarah is excited to share her expertise with the patients
Sarah Patel, Physician Assistant - Certified
Sarah Patel has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2013.
She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Wingate University
in North Carolina. A
Chicago native, she has a strong procedural background in neurosurgery
and neurointerventional radiology. Sarah is excited to bring her skills
to the field of aesthetics, and is looking forward to bringing a thorough
& personalized experience to each client.
Michelle Shetty, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Michelle believes there is nothing better than making someone feel good
about themselves. She takes a personalized approach to enhancing natural
beauty and truly enjoys partnering with her patients to highlight the
features they love while building confidence through customized aesthetic
Trained in neurotoxins and dermal fillers, Michelle’s attention to
detail and skillful mastery of technique blend the art and science of
aesthetic injecting to provide beautiful results. She is a board certified
registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University
of Virginia. With over eight years of experience in nursing, she is thrilled
to be part of the SpaDerma team.
Julie Myers, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Julie's extensive education and advanced training and certifications
in the area of neurotoxins and dermal fillers make her one of the most
highly regarded injectors in her field.
For the past eight years, Julie has worked alongside the medical professionals
at SpaDerma, an innovative and comprehensive medical spa in Lincoln Park.
There, Julie focuses on her true passion...facial rejuvenation with minimally
invasive procedures.. injecting neurotoxins (Botox and Dysport) and facial
fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and Radiesse).
The creativity and understanding of how a face can look youthful and NATURAL
is a skill and an art. Julie's passion and understanding make her
an excellent injector and a true artist.
Kalani R. Wells, APRN, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Kalani is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner, she graduated
fro m Rush University with a Masters of Nursing in 2011. She has training
and certification in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Kalani believes in
enhancing natural beauty. She provides personalized care by getting to
know her individual patients anti-aging concerns and how they can be addressed
to meet their expectations.
Alison Istambouli, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Alison is an esthetician and laser specialist with more than 18 years of
experience. Alison is a Chicago native and attended Pivot Point Academy
in Evanston, Ill., graduating at the top of her class. For the past eight
years, Alison has worked at SpaDerma, specializing in laser skin rejuvenation,
laser hair removal and advanced skincare. Alison has advanced training
in many laser certifications, as well as the latest technology and treatments
available. Alison consistently receives outstanding reviews on Yelp and
other sites for her outstanding commitment to her clients. Alison enjoys
making a connection with her clients by providing them with a quality
skin care plan so they not only look better, but also feel better about
Ashley Powers; Esthetician, Laser Specialist and Educator
Ashley has been in the beauty industry for over seven years and is a graduate
of Pivot Point International Academy and True University’s Master’s
program in Chicago. She previously worked in a salon as a Cosmetologist
but was interested in advancing her career to become an Esthetician.
Since starting her medical skincare career she has been certified in PCA
Skin Care where she has excelled in addressing concerns including acne,
sun damage, and Melasma due to hormonal imbalances. She is also certified
in specialized treatments such as; Pixel laser for resurfacing, IPL for
skin rejuvenation, Scar Reduction and Tattoo Removal. In addition she
also has years of experience with Laser Hair Removal, Clear +Brilliant
Resurfacing, VenusFreeze for face and body contouring, Micordermabrasion,
Chemical Peels, and Dermaplaning.
Ashley is very passionate about skincare and enjoys being able to work
with the latest technology in treatments and products. She continues to
stay up to date on the latest treatments available by being involved in
advancing her education as well as learning from her peers. Ashley is
also a certified trainer and educator and offers advanced Education Courses
at the SpaDerma Skincare and Laser Institute.
Carla Minnesma, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Carla`s passion for skincare began in her early twenties while she acquired
an appreciation on how to treat, care, and maintain a youthful appearance.
Carla decided to use her own experience and commit to it through her career.
She attended Booker Institute of Cosmetology, where she received her Esthetic
License in Michigan in 2008. She then went on to pursue her dream to work
in Chicago and get her license in Illinois.
She gained a great deal of experience through the years in Chicago while
working in all aspects of the aesthetic industry. She has a diverse knowledge
on a variety of lasers including: Cutera XEO (IPL, hair removal, YAG,
limelight), Lumenis LightSheer Duet for Laser Hair Removal, Clear &
Brilliant Laser Resurfacing, Isolaz Acne Light Therapy, Venus Freeze Body
Contouring, and Microdermabrasion. Her education on skincare includes
a variety of physician dispensed skincare lines, medical grade chemical
peels and dermaplaning.
Christina Immordino, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Christina is a Esthetician and Laser Specialist. She started practicing
Esthetics at SpaDerma immediately following her graduation from Tricoci
University with honors in 2012. Her passion for skin care began once she
was diagnosed with Vitiligo as a teenager, which is a condition that causes
the loss of pigment in the skin.
Christina has had advanced training and is certified in Cutera Limelight
Photofacials, Lumenis Lightsheer Duet for high speed Laser Hair Removal
and Venus Freeze for Body Contouring. She also has extensive product knowledge
with Skin Ceuticals and Dermaquest. In addition she has also attended
the PCA Advanced Peeling Techniques for Complex Skin Conditions and has
trained with Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels. Christina strongly
believes skin health determines the overall health of the body, including
emotional well-being, and often times gives us clues as to what may be
Claire O'Connor, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Claire is an Esthetician and earned her license at Pivot Point Academy
in Evanston, IL in. Claire has more than nine years of experience and
is certified to treat her clients with the following technology: Lumenis
Lightsheer® Duet™ for Laser Hair Removal, Clear & Brilliant™
Laser Resurfacing, Cutera Limelight for IPL, Isolaz Acne Light Therapy,
and Venus Freeze for Body Contouring. She is also highly skilled in Microdermabrasion
and Chemical Peels. Claire joined the SpaDerma team in 2010.
She ensures that clients are using the right products for their skin type,
and she advocates for increased sunscreen use to limit sun damage. Claire
frequently receives outstanding reviews for her service and professionalism
and has been recognized on well-known venues, including Yelp and PrettyCity.com.
Dita Efendija; Esthetician, Laser Specialist and Waxing Professional
Dita moved to Chicago from Gjakovia, Kosova in 2001 with her family. After
10 years as a Nurse in Kosova she decided to change careers and focus
on her passion for skincare and skin health. She decided to attend the
Skincare Institute of Skokie where she graduated in 2003.
She began her career in skincare with Salon 1800 and for years provided
outstanding services such as; custom facials, waxing, tinting, body treatments
and spray tanning. In 2013 Dita had the opportunity to advance her career
even further by becoming a Medical Esthetician. In the past two years
she has been trained and certified in Laser Hair Removal, Venus Freeze
for Face and Body Contouring, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Micro-Needling.
Dita’s wide range of knowledge has helped her provide result oriented
treatments for her clientele that has been seeing her for over a decade!Claire
works hard to ensure her clients not only receive excellent skin care
treatment in the clinic, but are also well-informed on healthy skin care
practices at home.
Holly Gottschalk, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Holly is an Esthetician and Laser Specialist with almost ten years of experience
in the industry. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University
of Kansas and her esthetics license from Pivot Point Academy in Evanston,
IL. Holly is laser certified through the Professional Medical Education
Association, Inc. She has received advanced training and certifications
on the latest laser and skin innovations in the industry.
Holly became interested in the art and science of skin care at a young
age. As a teen, she dealt with her own skin issues and started acquiring
knowledge on how to care for her skin with the help of skin care experts.
The positive results and increased self-confidence she experienced inspired
her to pursue a career in esthetics. Holly combines a wide-ranging knowledge
of skin care treatments and products with exceptional attention to detail
and a very strong work ethic. She provides a warm, personalized, but clinical
approach with her clients that yields amazing and lasting results.
Nicole Pansera, Esthetician and Waxing Professional
In 2007 Nicole began her career in the skincare industry as a Makeup Artist.
Her passion for makeup lead to an interest in skincare. From there she
decided to further expand her knowledge and her career by attending the
University of Esthetics, Wicker Park. She graduated with honors in 2009
and started an exciting new career in skincare and esthetics.
Nicole interned at Thrive Medical Spa where she was certified in advanced
esthetic technology. In 2009 she joined SpaDerma’s team where she
continues to utilize her skills as an esthetician with advanced training
while continuing her education. She has an extensive knowlege on Medical
procedures such as laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, advanced
peeling techniques, and body and face contouring.
After several years of experience her ultimate passion is working with
clients and delivering result oriented treatments. She specifically enjoys
offering her clients outstanding customized facials with extractions to
purge and cleanse the pores. She has continued her education and is now
certified in Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels with an extensive training
background in Dermalogica.
Niki Spano; Esthetician, Laser Specialist and Professional Makeup Artist
Niki is a Chicago native and completed her Esthetic certification and laser
training in 2007 in Tempe, Arizona at the National Aesthetics Institute.
In Mesa, AZ. she started her career working for Dr. Greg Allen at Deseret
Skin and Lifestyle Institute. For four years she assisted with medical
procedures and offered an extensive menu of Medical Spa services. There
she gained a great deal of experience with Laser Hair Removal, Photofacials,
Microdermabrason, Chemical Peels and Dermaplaning. She specialized in
aggressive skincare resurfacing treatments such as Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
as well as TCA and Jessners Peel.
After moving back to Chicago to be closer to her family she continued her
career at SpaDerma in 2011. Here she continued her education and has since
received awards and certifications from the following laser and skincare
companies; Cutera, Lumenis, Solta, Venus Concept, Allergan, PCA Skin,
Dermaquest, Skin Cueticals and Neocutis. She enjoys offering clients effective
and efficient treatments while sharing her expertise. She is very passionate
and committed to helping her clientele achieve all of their skin care
goals. Niki is also a highly skilled makeup artist and specializes in
Bridal Makeup. Email her for details and pricing.
Maggie Pikul, Esthetician and Laser Specialist
Maggie obtained her Esthetics license in 2000 and thoughtfully chose to
start her career at Salon 1800, Salon and Day Spa (located within SpaDerma).
There Maggie provided her clientele advanced, custom facials and waxing
services. After she received her laser certification from Lumenis Lasers
she was promoted to Medical Esthetician at Spaderma in 2003. She now has
over a decade of experience with Laser Hair Removal, Photofacials (IPL),
Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels and Body Contouring.
She has continued her education throughout the years with numerous certifications
and advanced seminars and is a true expert in the industry. Currently
she is working towards a Nursing Degree in order to provide more advanced
services including Botox and Facial Fillers.
Her loyal clients rely on her for all of their skincare and hair removal
needs. She loves creating lasting relationships with her clients and enjoys
seeing results after each treatment!
Tara Leggero, Esthetican and Laser Specialist
Tara graduated from The Hair Professionals and Spa Academy in 2003 after
receiving an education in Nursing. She began her career with corrective
facial treatments and waxing services at an upscale spa. Although her
passion for therapeutic skincare remains she had the desire to further
her education and training with advanced skincare and laser treatments.
Tara has received multiple certifications in the past few years for Laser
Hair Removal, Micro-Needling, Skin Tightening, Skin Resurfacing and Advanced
Tara joined our team in 2015 and her incredible skincare knowledge and
experience makes her highly recommended by both staff and clients. Her
true passion is helping her acneic clients see improvements in their skin
while avoiding antibiotics and aggressive prescriptions.
Violet Nocon; Esthetician, Laser Specialist and Waxing Professional
Born and raised in Poland Violet decided to start a new life in Chicago
with her husband and two young sons in 1995. In Poland she received a
Masters in Business at the Academy of Economics in Krakow, Poland. Once
she moved to Chicago she decided to fulfill her dream of working in the
skincare industry. Violet then attended the Marco Polo Aesthetic School
of Chicago where she earned her Esthetic Degree in 1997 with honors.
After graduating she started her career with Salon 1800 and has gained
extensive experience performing custom facials, waxing, brow and lash
tinting, body treatments, and spray tanning. She excels in offering relaxing
facials that provide great improvement in the skin’s tone and texture
with no downtime. She loves spending time with her clients in the treatment
room and helping her clients feel refreshed and revitalized in just one hour!
After several years of working in this Spa environment Violet decided she
was ready for the next challenge in her career. Since 2012 Violet has
been trained in Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasions, Chemical Peels,
Venus Freeze Face and Body Contouring, and Isolaz Acne Light Therapy.
She has receive numerous certifications over the years; Lumenis Lightsheer,
PCA Skin, Dermalogica, Lumenis, and Venus Concept just to name a few.
Even with over 20 years of experience Violet is still continuing her education
and enhancing her client’s experience each day!
SpaDerma Chicago Med Spa
Premier Med Spa for Skin Care and Rejuvenation
Are you searching for a spa that will both enhance your natural beauty
and rejuvenate your spirit? SpaDerma is a premier med spa serving the
Chicago area. We are a highly experienced and trained group of estheticians,
offering life enhancing results through a variety of different cosmetic services.
With over half a century of combined experience, our estheticians are committed
to bringing you the best results with utmost care, whether your goals
are to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles or you desire quick and effective
laser hair removal.
Our mission is to provide top quality service in a professional environment
while receiving an effective and effecient service. Our trained laser
technicians have decades of experience combined and are certified with
each treatment offered.
With outstanding reviews on all of our services, our clients agree that
SpaDerma is the top spa for all of your Chicago skin care needs. SpaDerma
offers the highest quality of skin care that can be found in the Chicago area.
We offer complimentary consultations and are committed to bringing you
excellent results. We are happy to discuss your specific skin care needs
and goals, and will help you to make the best decision for your skin and
your budget. Call us today at
773-529-5277 for your free consultation. We are located in Lincoln Park and are available
7 days a week for your convenience with late evening hours.
Street parking is available. The side streets are not zoned until 6pm and
meter parking is available on Armitage Ave.
SpaDerma is not able to perform services for anyone under the age of 14
years old. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18
Children and infants are not allowed in the spa waiting areas or treatment rooms.
Cancellation Policy: SpaDerma requires 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment.
Without adequate notice a $25 fee will be applied to your client account.
SpaDerma accepts Visa, Discover, American Express and Mastercard. Gratuity
is accepted in the form of cash or personal check only.
We look forward to serving you soon!