SpaDerma North Shore Providers
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).
He 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 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.”
After graduating from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin with her RN degree 20+ years ago, Eva was lucky enough to find her true passion early in her nursing career. For over 18 years, Eva has worked primarily in Plastic and Cosmetic surgery with some of the best plastic surgeons in the Milwaukee and greater Chicago area. During this time Eva obtained her certification as a plastic surgical nurse. Through working in the plastic surgery industry, Eva has acquired a vast knowledge of facial aesthetics including the importance of attention to detail and the artistry needed to define the face. Eva has continued her education throughout her career, specifically in advanced injectable techniques and uses this education to provide a youthful rejuvenation to the face and neck for her patients. Eva is currently a member the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic nurses. Her philosophy is to restore a natural, rejuvenated look, and to enhance ones own beauty.
“I am passionate about listening to the needs of my patients and providing them the best natural results.”
A board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Gutjiera comes to SpaDerma with 7+ years of experience in family, primary, and urgent care settings. Gutjiera’s passion for aesthetics fuels a dedication to provide top-notch aesthetic services to all her patients. She prides herself on being able to see through the lens of an artistic, balanced eye which pays tribute to her strong commitment to patient satisfaction. Gutjiera loves engaging first-hand with her patients and most enjoys opportunities where she can share her passion for cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic treatments.
“I enjoy helping people look and feel their best!”
BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST
& BEYOND: AMBER@SPADERMA.COM
Amber joined the dynamic field of Aesthetics in November of 2013. She is passionate about education and the world of aesthetics and gained her confidence in the industry through learning and working with many treatments and product lines. Amber instills in her patients the difference that proper skin treatments partnered with a customized home regimen can make! She knows what an honor it is to help others feel more confident in their skin as well as in their whole wellbeing.
“I am truly in love with what I do. The biggest reward in what I do is seeing the positive change in others. It goes way more than skin deep. As aestheticians we are changing lives. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Claire graduated from aesthetics school in 2006 and has been practicing as a Medical Aesthetician ever since. She joined the SpaDerma team over 10 years ago and recently moved from the Lincoln Park location to the North Shore location after becoming the Director of Aesthetics. For as long as she can remember, she has always been interested in skin care and beauty and Claire carries this passion throughout her everyday work. She specializes in treatment plans that focus on overall skin health and natural enhancements through advanced skincare treatments, all while mentoring other SpaDerma Aestheticians.
“Since I was young, I’ve always been mindful of my fair skin. I go above and beyond to protect it, using high-quality SPF daily, always wearing a hat, investing in UPF clothing, and applying high potency vitamin C every morning. Now that I’m getting older and my skin is aging, I love getting microneedling treatments to build collagen, and botox to smooth my lines and crows feet. I live by my motto, #getglowing and strive to help my patients do the same.”
BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST
Kassandra has been a practicing Aesthetician since 2020. At a young age she realized the importance of maintaining skin health, which in turn sparked her passion for a career in aesthetics. Kassandra has always been fascinated by skin and loves to help people feel as beautiful and confident on the outside as they are on the inside. Through her personal journey with her skin concerns Kassandra has helped many others navigate and create proper treatment plans to reach their skin goals with a focused approach.
"One of my personal beliefs is how important a healthy diet directly impacts your skin and how your mind, body and spirit come together as a whole."
BY DAY: LEAD AESTHETICIAN, AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST
Lindsey has been an Aesthetician for 20+ years! She attended the world-renowned Pivot Point International School in Chicago in 2001 and continues to take classes to remain "in-the-know" of the always evolving aesthetics industry in addition to attending all trainings offered within SpaDerma. Born and raised on the North Shore, working at a SpaDerma location there feels like home to Lindsey. Her passion for skincare began as a little girl; always yearning to learn about the latest beauty trends. She is results driven and loves creating treatment plans grounded in her professional knowledge and focused on her patients' needs. Lindsey's favorite treatments to perform are microneedling, Hydrafacials, BBL, Moxi, Vivace and medical facials. She also ties in her passion for beauty by providing brow shaping and lash/brow tinting at the SpaDerma North Shore location.
“To achieve healthy, vibrant, and youthful skin, it’s important to keep up with industry and incorporate modalities such as microneedling, laser resurfacing, and medical-grade skincare products into your routine. These treatments are ‘insurance’ for your largest organ...your skin! You deserve it and your skin will thank you later.”
Maya has always had a love for beauty and self-care since she was young. She discovered a profound passion for skincare after overcoming her own skin struggles, specifically with acne. Specializing in advanced treatments, she loves performing HydraFacials, microneedling, and laser and light therapies. Maya is dedicated to creating a warm and comfortable environment for her patients, where they can embrace their own skin with confidence and without judgment.
"Skincare is not just a routine, but a commitment to self-love. It's the foundation of confidence; a reminder to nurture and love yourself each and every day."
BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN, AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST
Michelle started her career at New Age Spa Institute in 2022. During her program she fell in love with the world of medical aesthetics. With a passion for corrective skincare treatments and medical grade products, Michelle strives to create results focused treatment plans for every patient, leaving them feeling hopeful and excited about their skincare journey. Being part of an industry that is continuously evolving, Michelle continues to grow her education by attending webinars and additional training. Some of her favorite skincare treatments include Moxi, Hydrafacials, Microneedling, and Chemical Peels. She believes that skin care is health care, and with the help of a personalized regimen we can all achieve the skin of our dreams.
“With a curated treatment plan and a consistent at home regimen, I can help you achieve results that speak for themselves. An amazing before and after is what fuels my passion for this industry!”
BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST
Monique has been a licensed aesthetician since 2013. After interning at a medical spa, Monique fell in love with medical aesthetics & laser treatments and since then has been educating her patients on pharmaceutical-grade skincare. Her favorite products are any and all Hyaluronic Acid serums. Monique loves connecting with her patients and is a reiki practitioner on her days off from SpaDerma. She most enjoys helping her clients find self-love through various healing forms including sound bowl therapy, meditation methods, and reiki facials. Monique finds beauty in all that she does and thrives when given the opportunity to show each person she meets how to connect with their inner selves while receiving treatments from her.
“I enjoy all realms of beauty by embracing all that is natural, through performing treatments, and cultivating positive experiences.”
As a young girl, Nicole loved playing in her grandmother's makeup and gravitated toward all things beauty, leading her into professional aesthetics. Nicole has been a licensed aesthetician for over 20 years and continues her education to ensure she stays current on all of the latest trends and treatments. Nicole believes beautiful skin builds confidence and she helps her patients achieve their dream skin through treatments, education, and consistency in their regimens.
“Love yourself by loving your skin.”