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    Dr Salvador Yunez of spaderma

    Dr. Salvador
    Yunez, MD

    ALL MEDICAL PROCEDURES ARE PROVIDED BY DR. SALVADOR YUNEZ WITH LASER AND VEIN AESTHETICS

    Dr. Yunez completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Hospital network in 1987. He later completed a sub-specialty in Phlebology (diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins), pioneering the Closure Procedure in the midwest in 1999 and the Endovenous Laser Treatment in 2001, having treated thousands of patients since 1994. More recently he has become certified in Anti-Aging Medicine (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy).

    Dr. Yunez is certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, is an active member of the American College of Phlebology, the International Union of Phlebology, the Academy of Preventive & Innovative Medicine, and the International Peptide Society.

    Anna Grancher of sapderma

    Anna
    Grancher

    BY DAY: CLINICAL DIRECTOR, MS, PA-C

    & BEYOND: @ANNA_SPADERMA + ANNA@SPADERMA.COM

    Anna is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and functions as our Clinical Director overseeing our talented group of injectors at SpaDerma. Anna attended Illinois Wesleyan University to obtain her bachelor’s degree and later graduated with a Masters of Science from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2011.  She began her career working in emergency and hospital medicine, which gave her a great foundation in medicine and allowed her to familiarize herself with varying specialties. In 2015 Anna made the full-time transition to plastic surgery and medical aesthetics and has never looked back. Anna treats neurotoxin and filler patients at our West Loop and North Shore locations, in addition to providing medical consultations across all SpaDerma locations. She holds certifications in advanced techniques for dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and for the use of radio frequency devices. Additionally, Anna is certified in a variety of lasers, including intense pulse light (IPL), broadband light, hyperhidrosis treatment, chemical peels, Aquagold, Kybella injections and PRP restoration for hair growth and skin rejuvenation. Anna has had significant exposure to a multitude of interventions for both surgical and non surgical enhancement. Anna prides herself on providing her patient's with a comprehensive assessment accompanied by a straightforward plan to achieve their goals. Anna is passionate about continuing education, as you can often find her reading articles regarding current developments in the dynamic industry of medical aesthetics.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, catching a sporting event or dining at one of Chicago's  acclaimed restaurants.

    “I aim to restore youthfulness and prevent signs of aging while maintaining a natural aesthetic. Delivering amazing results in the safest ways possible is what I strive for.”

    Andrea Karklins

    Andrea
    Karklins

    Andrea has been in the medical field since the age of 18, and comes to SpaDerma with experience in long term care, medical/surgical nursing, telemetry, and ER. Now a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Andrea found her way into medical aesthetics after completing her education at Resurrection University and receiving her MSN FNP from Olivet Nazarene University. Andrea attributes much of her success being an aesthetic injector to her deep rooted passion for all things ‘beauty’ and being artistically talented. With a heavy focus on providing natural results, Andrea most enjoys enhancing each of her patient’s intrinsic features, as she believes beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…and in the hands of the injector! Going one step further, she helps instill healthy habits in all her patients including customized treatment plans to address their skin concerns and anti-aging treatment recommendations. Andrea prides herself on continuing education and helping her patient’s feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.

    “The best investment you can make is investing in yourself.”

    Austyn Harper PA

    Austyn
    Harper

    BY DAY: PA 

    & BEYOND: @AUSTYN_SPADERMA +  AUSTYN@SPADERMA.COM 

    Austyn received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she graduated summa cum laude and received the MCPHS University Academic Achievement Award. Austyn has always been passionate about skin care and believes in a proactive and preventative approach to aging gracefully.

    Austyn has been with Spaderma since 2018. Her passion lies in providing safe, beautiful, and natural aesthetic results. With her gentle touch and comprehensive approach, she’s able to help patients feel comfortable in her chair and in their own skin.

    “There’s nothing better than seeing my patients light up with confidence and be able to bring that confidence with them in everything they do”

    Julie Myers of spaderma

    Julie
    Myers

    BY DAY: RN 

    & BEYOND: @NURSE__JULIE + JULIE@SPADERMA.COM

    As our most tenured aesthetic injector, Julie Myers, RN has been a member of the SpaDerma team for 15+ years. During her time here, Julie has amassed a wide following and patient base. This is a true testament to her passion for aesthetics and a reflection on the genuine care she provides to each of her patients.

    "Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. If Botox came in a juice box, I would drink it!”

    Kelcy Bai of spaderma

    Kelcy
    Bai

    BY DAY: PA 

    & BEYOND: @KELCY_SPADERMA + KELCY@SPADERMA.COM

    Originally from St. Louis, MO, Kelcy received her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri - Columbia, achieving highest honors in biology and health sciences. She then earned her physician assistant degree from Northwestern University. Beginning in 2018, Kelcy started her aesthetics career at The Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and has been working in aesthetic medicine ever since. She is passionate about enhancing each patients’ own natural beauty and complimenting their unique qualities. Her favorite treatment is chin filler because it provides an instant improvement to balance out other facial features. When Kelcy is not spending time with her patients, she enjoys playing with her nephews and golfing. 

    “I love seeing patients smile not only from treatments but from our conversations as well. A little self care and a good laugh can quickly turn your day around.”

    Sara
    Koop

    BY DAY: RN

    & BEYOND: @SARA_SPADERMA + SARA@SPADERMA.COM

    Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College, achieving highest honors.  She joins us with experience in aesthetic medicine as well as assisting and observing in and out of the operating room. Sara’s surgical nursing experience has deepened her understanding of facial anatomy, effective treatment strategies, and pain minimization. She provides customized treatments with subtle, natural results. Her attention to detail, genuine care, and naturally beautiful results make her an exceptional addition to our team.  

    “I love watching my patients exude confidence after a treatment. The smiles on their faces make my job indescribable.”

    Vanesa Soto

    Vanesa
    Soto

    Vanesa is an aesthetic nurse based out of Chicago, IL. She earned her Bachelor's in Science of Nursing at Dominican University and is striving to become a nurse practitioner. Vanesa was drawn to this field because it allows her to work closely with patients and build relationships based on trust and communication. She loves the hands-on nature of the job and uses her artistic abilities to create beautiful results. Her passion is fueled by helping them feel more comfortable in their skin. She is dedicated to her clients and ongoing education to excel in this field and provide optimal patient care.


    Alexandria
    Judd

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST  

    & BEYOND: @ALLY_SPADERMA + ALEXANDRIA@SPADERMA.COM

    After completing University, Ally spent years struggling with acne and feeling self-conscious leaving the house without makeup. She decided to make a career shift and dove in head first to pursue an education at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to study aesthetics. This change ended up becoming an even more amazing experience than Ally could have imagined. Ally’s fulfillment lies in knowing that she is now truly helping patients tackle their skin concerns, face on. She strives to educate her patients about the health of their skin and wants to help them feel confident and beautiful more than anything.

    “I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with others to help them address their skin concerns and feel good about themselves.”

    Amanda
    Marquez

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @AMANDA_SPADERMA + AMANDA@SPADERMA.COM

    Amanda’s love for skincare stemmed from her teenage years of struggling with grade-3 cystic acne. Waking up every day unhappy and self-conscious with her skin was what shifted Amanda’s view of skincare and paved her career path. After 2 years of college and a lot of research, Amanda enrolled in aesthetics school in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. She then attended True U in Chicago for additional intense training, gaining more knowledge and certifications. Amanda’s passion for aesthetics is fueled by the insatiable desire to help her patients feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. Her knowledge of advanced treatments and skincare products helps her tackle all skin concerns, leaving patients feeling excited about the plan she creates for their journey.

    “Curated, dedicated, and ethical treatments for true skin health is what I stand by. No two journeys are the same.”

    Ashley Powers of spaderma

    Ashley
    Powers

    BY DAY: EDUCATION DIRECTOR, AESTHETICIAN, AND LASER  & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @ASHLEY_SPADERMAASHLEY@SPADERMA.COM

    Ashley has been in the industry since 2010 and with SpaDerma since 2014. In 2019 Ashley became the Education Director across all SpaDerma locations where she is responsible for training, educating, and mentoring SpaDerma’s Aestheticians. Ashley has successfully trained over 30 aestheticians within the Spaderma company, as well as those at other Chicago medspas. She has had multiple opportunities to be involved in skin care seminars, multiple partnership opportunities with brands, as well as becoming a Certified Laser Safety Officer. In 2022 Ashley was asked to participate in a white paper study with Hydrafacial and was published in 2023. This white paper has been distributed throughout all Hydrafacial accounts to help aesthetic providers understand the value of combining a hydrafacial with other advanced aesthetic treatments. In her personal life Ashley is a mother to a two year old daughter and has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2015.

    “I feel incredibly fortunate to work with so many people in an intimate setting and help them achieve their goals, professionally and personally.”

    Cathy

    Doyle

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @CATHY_SPADERMA  +  CATHY@SPADERMA.COM

    Cathy has been an aesthetician and laser technician since 2015. She most values education and prides herself in continuing to learn all things skin health, product ingredients and the latest trends in skincare. Cathy loves teaching patients how to achieve their skincare goals through a combination of proper at-home regimens and results-driven treatments. Cathy’s favorite treatments include Microneedling, Clear + Brilliant, Hydrafacials, and Chemical Peels.

    “Your skin is your largest organ, don’t neglect it!”

    Carla Minnesma

    Carla
    Minnesma

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @CARLA_SPADERMA7 +  CARLA@SPADERMA.COM

    Carla has been a Medical Aesthetician since 2008,  during which she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of the skin. As a skincare specialist, Carla feels that educating her patients on their skin is one of the most important aspects of delivering results. She struggled with her own skin at a younger age battling acne, and then melasma in her adult years. Through educating herself on the right products and treatments, she has greatly improved her own skin and hopes to do the same for her patients. In her free time Carla enjoys making frequent visits to her hometown Michigan where she spends time with her nieces and nephew. She also loves spending time at their family lake house where she can unwind and be ready to come back to work.

    “Dedication and patience can overcome any skin concern. There is no one "cure-all" remedy… it starts with proper skincare products and a treatment plan specialized for your skin.”

    Christina Immordino od spaderma

    Christina
    Ephraim

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @CHRISTINA_SPADERMA + CHRISTINA@SPADERMA.COM 

    Christina has devoted 10+ years as an Aesthetician at SpaDerma and specializes in chemical peels, IPL and Microneedling. She became an Aesthetician to help her patients reach their full potential and to help provide a sense of security in their inner and outer beauty. She has gone the extra mile to get to know the industry better by completing extra certifications and training. This allows her to provide the highest grade treatments and also allows her to provide extra education to her patients so they can understand the process of their skincare treatment and regimen. Christina prides her accomplishments on being the best she can be and devotes her time to building personal relationships with her patients. She also prioritizes continued training to also help her patients better understand the process of their skincare treatment and regimen.

    “Allowing my clients to see their natural beauty is what I strive for. Glowing skin is a result of proper skin care and listening to your skin. It means you can wear less makeup and let your natural beauty shine through.”

    Dee Logothetis of spaderma

    Dee
    Logothetis

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @DEE_SPADERMA + DEE@SPADERMA.COM

    Dee graduated with her Aesthetics license from G Skin & Beauty Institute in Chicago and in 2019 she joined our team at SpaDerma to further develop her career in advanced skin care. Dee truly believes that a self-care routine is an essential part of a balanced life. She is adamant in the importance of providing results-driven treatments along with a uniquely curated, medical-grade, home skincare routine. Her love for health, promoting overall well-being, and a consistent self-care routine, allows her to provide a deeper level of care for her clients. Specializing in laser technology and chemical peels, Dee has found this profession extremely rewarding as she fulfills her passion of helping people feel comfortable in their own skin. 

    “I believe that skincare shouldn't be complicated, but consistent. Investing in yourself is always worth it!”

    Dita Efendija of spaderma

    Dita
    Efendija

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @DITA_SPADERMA + DITA@SPADERMA.COM

    Dita was a Nurse in her home country of Kosovo before moving to Chicago which prepared her to best care for and educate her patients. After moving, Dita became an Aesthetician out of her passion for making others feel beautiful in their own skin. It’s of utmost importance that each patient Dita treats leaves the room feeling amazing. She has been with SpaDerma since 2021 and continues to provide exceptional service. Dita resonates with Candice Rode who once said “Aestheticians are like personal trainers for your skin.”

    “My family, my SpaDerma family, and my amazing patients are what motivate me to do my best every day.”

    HAILY

    Haily
    Camacho

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @HAILY_SPADERMAHAILY@SPADERMA.COM

    As a young adult, I’ve always wanted to look in the mirror and feel confident in my own skin. By trial and error, I decided to take the leap into my journey into aesthetics. Graduating from G Skin & Beauty Institute, I always knew helping people feel their best was my passion. Now I want to turn that around and make others look in that same mirror and feel beautiful and confident, naturally.

    “I am truly grateful to be a part of every individual's skincare journey. Let’s get this party started!” 

    Julie Hamilton of spaderma

    Julie
    Hamilton

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @JULIE_SPADERMAJULIEHAMILTON@SPADERMA.COM

    Julie has been an Aesthetician since 2002 and with SpaDerma since 2016.  She became an Aesthetician because of her passion for skincare back in her twenties. After working in Dermatology for most of her career, Julie saw first-hand the damage the sun can do and wants to help her patients treat their skin as well. Laser Genesis and IPL are her favorite treatments since they’ve been the most impactful for her own skin. Julie seeks to understand her clients goals, listening closely to their treatment history, and providing honest feedback.

    “I love connecting with patients and coming up with a treatment plan that is specific to their needs.” 

    Madeline
    Bellue

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @MADELINE_SPADERMAMADELINE@SPADERMA.COM

    Madeline firmly believes skincare has the ability to change an individual's life. With the right tools and education, it provides confidence and gives control back to those who feel who are at a loss. Her goal in life is to transform how men and women view skincare. Though typically seen as a luxury item, she wants to empower individuals to seek out education to protect, condition, and soothe their skin as a proactive measure than reactive care. She feels lucky to call herself a dedicated, passionate, and curious Licensed Aesthetician. With her passion for corrective skincare, her love for making people feel like their best selves, and her dedication to educate each individual that comes across her path, she truly knows  she is doing a service of regeneration for those in need.

    “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” - Almost Famous

    Meghan DeVries of spaderma

    Meghan
    DeVries

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @MEGHANDEVRIES_SPADERMA +  MEGHANDEVRIES@SPADERMA.COM

    Meghan began her journey in skincare at the Aveda institute in Chicago and has over 6 years of experience in the industry. She believes in staying up to date on all the latest techniques to ensure quality treatments and great results. Meghan focuses primarily on creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all of her clients. Some of her favorite treatments include Microneedling, Laser Genesis, and chemical peels.

    “No matter how big or small your skin concerns are–I have the tools and knowledge to help you feel and look like your best self.”

    Nikki
    Parks

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @NIKKIPARKS_SPADERMA + NIKKIPARKS@SPADERMA.COM

    After five years of working in a community of health and holistic wellness as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Nikki decided to indulge in her passions of skincare and beauty. She enrolled at Universal Spa Training Academy where she quickly fell in love with ingredients, product formulations, and aesthetics as a whole. Four years later, she still loves the ability to always be a student as the industry is constantly growing and evolving. Nikki is passionate in providing sustainable, result driven treatments, coupled with a good at home skin care regimen to create life changing results.

    "I believe that everyone's skin care journey is different and I take pride in customizing each treatment to you based on your goals and needs."

    Niki Spano of spaderma

    Niki
    Spano

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @NIKI_SPADERMA + NIKI@SPADERMA.COM

    Niki started her career in the aesthetics industry in 2007 in Arizona and has been with SpaDerma since 2011. She is passionate about the industry and sharing her knowledge and experience with her patients. The most rewarding gift for her is being a part of their skincare journey. Her all time favorite treatment are Chemical Peels since there’s so many options to tailor the treatment to each patients unique needs and transform the skin. She believes it’s the go-to option for all types of skin care needs such as acne, rosacea, melasma, or even just maintenance. She struggles with hyper pigmentation herself so peels will forever be apart of her treatment plan. If you haven’t tried “combo” treatments and want to take your skin to the next level let’s chat treatment optimization. Skin care goals require a customized plan and consistency.

    “I truly value each and every patient and am grateful to help them. This industry is continuously evolving, I'm excited to be a part of it!”

    Shoshi
    Fischman

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @SHOSHI_SPADERMA SHOSHI@SPADERMA.COM

    Shoshi’s passion for skincare grows with each transformation she fosters, the first being her own. Dealing with her personal acne, waking up every morning feeling uncomfortable in her own skin, inspired her journey to help guide others through their internal and external changes. She is originally from Minneapolis Minnesota and moved to Chicago in 2017. After esthetics school she worked for a chemical distribution company selling the raw ingredients that go into skincare products. Learning from the other side of the business talking to chemists daily gave her a vast knowledge of ingredients. She takes that information and provides the ingredient knowledge and home care recommendations to her clients. Her favorite part of working at SpaDerma is creating personalized regimens for every client, knowing no two journeys are the same.

    Suzanne Anders of spaderma

    Suzanne
    Anders

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @SUZANNE_SPADERMA SUZANNE@SPADERMA.COM

    Suzanne has been an Aesthetician for over 15 years and joined the SpaDerma team three years ago. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Suzanne has dealt with a wide variety of skincare concerns, treatments, and products. Suzanne not only draws from her personal experience but also continually seeks new information to ensure she's bringing the most up to date information to her patients. She enjoys attending science classes and reading educational books in her spare time.

    “I love coming up with customized treatment plans for each individual.  The results always speak for themselves!”

    Valerie Ordonez of spaderma

    Valerie
    Ordonez

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @VALERIE_SPADERMA +  VALERIE@SPADERMA.COM

    Originally from Panama, Valerie Graduated from G Skin and Beauty Institute in Chicago with an Aesthetics license in 2019 and shortly after she began working for SpaDerma.  She believes that even if you have the most beautiful skin it can take a lot of work to protect it and because of that, prevention and protection are equally as important as correction when it comes to skincare. One of Valerie’s favorite treatments to perform is Clear + Brilliant, for those who don’t want a lot of downtime and want to focus on preventing future skin issues as early as their 20s. Val loves working in advanced skincare, making a difference in her patients’ skin, and enjoys working with other providers who have similar passions! 

    “I have so much love for taking care of one’s health and skin. I believe that self-care routines are an essential daily ritual to help anyone feel put-together and confident.”

    Violet Nocon of spaderma

    Violet
    Nocon

    BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

    & BEYOND: @VIOLET_SPADERMA +  VIOLET@SPADERMA.COM

    Violet has been an Aesthetician for 13 years. After graduating from Marco Polo Aesthetic School in Chicago, she started at Salon 1800 and performing facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing and tinting. A few years later she joined the SpaDerma team where she learned more advanced medical treatments. Even with all of her experience, she loves learning new techniques and treatments. Violet’s patients trust her to select treatments based on their specific skin goals and the results they want to achieve. From advanced skincare treatments to treating a first-timer, she makes her patients feel comfortable every time they visit. Violet is a mother of two sons of the age of 21 and 23, and happily spends her free time reading books, exercising, and planning exciting vacations.

    “I love working in this field. The most rewarding thing for me is that my clients trust me as I see them feeling more confident each day.”