West Loop Staff
Salvador Yunez, MD, ABVLM
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.
Maria Starzyk, MSN, FNP-C
Maria is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. She has six years of nursing experience after receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Northern Arizona University.
Maria is an advocate for magnifying ones natural beauty in order to help patients feel confident in their appearance. Maria tailors her treatment for each individual to provide a customized personal experience. She is extremely devoted to her patients and believes that aesthetics help improve both mental and physical health.
Maria has been trained in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. She is knowledgeable in various different products and injection techniques. Maria is excited to bring her skills to SpaDerma.
Stacy McCourt, MSN, FNP-C
Stacy is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her graduate degree with high honors at Loyola University Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with an undergrad degree in Nursing from Mercy of Northwest Ohio, a school solely dedicated to healthcare education.
Stacy’s extensive training in neurotoxins and dermal fillers supported by her genuine care for others produces outstanding results for her clients. Her meticulous balance of art and science utilizing a safe, individualized approach enhances natural beauty which in return helps her clients age gracefully and improve self-confidence.
Katie Brennan, BSN, RN
Katie has been a registered nurse for ten years. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and began her career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital, now Lurie Children’s Hospital. She has since held various positions in the healthcare industry, including pediatric home health and IV infusion therapy, before finding her home working in plastic surgery and aesthetics.
Her medical background had led to her enthusiasm to become an aesthetic nurse clinician. Katie received her formal training and certification in botulinum and dermal filler injections through Aesthetics for You, mentored by Amie Martin, an industry leader. She is passionate about her practice and strives to keep safety, education, and research at the forefront of her practice.
Katie believes in a natural aesthetic result, making her patients confident and beautiful. Her philosophy is to develop individualized treatment plans based on her clients’ goals. She believes that prevention is key, and collaborating injections with skin care esthetics can achieve optimum results.
Kiran James – Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
Kiran is a Chicago native and graduate of the G Skin and Beauty Institute.
She began her professional career in the esthetics industry working at luxury hotel spas where she was able to provide personalized skin care and help clients reach their specific skin care goals. She found her true calling in medical esthetics after beginning her career at Spaderma.
She is certified in laser hair removal, laser resurfacing and skin rejuvenation, microneedling, as well as advanced chemical peel application through PCA SKIN. She is very well versed in many medical grade skin care product lines used in the industry and is confident in helping clients choose the correct products for home care to yield the best results.
She enjoys making personal connections with each of her clients and being part of a team of specialists who love their job as much as she does. She is truly passionate about results-driven skin care and is looking forward to the opportunity to help you look and feel your best!
Nany González – Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
Nany has been in the beauty industry since 2011 where she started off as a cosmetologist. She quickly learned in her journey as a hair stylist that her passion was and always had been in skincare.
Nany’s career as an Esthetician began at Aveda Institute Chicago where she practiced Esthetics in a holistic manner, incorporating skincare with many different kinds of massage and reflexology.
Since then, Nany has expanded her career immensely. She has experience in laser hair removal, chemical peels, micro needling, microdermabrasion, as well as various ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing treatments for the skin. With Nany’s experience and dedication, she gives everyone 100% of her time into making them feel comfortable in their own skin.
Kaitlyn McKinnon, Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
A graduate of Pivot Point International Academy and Estelle Skincare and Spa Institute. Kaitlyn is dedicated to the enterprise of providing personalized skincare solutions to yield phenomenal results. She is dedicated to providing the best possible care for her clients, as evidenced by her impressive resume of certifications, including (but not limited to): PCA skincare and Venus concepts.
Since graduating, Kaitlyn has gained significant exposure and experience in both medical spa practices and competition settings – she placed as a semifinalist in Trend Vision. She specializes in laser hair removal, chemical peels, facials, and eyelash extensions. Always one to favor progress, her current goal is to excel in facial resurfacing, laser genesis, and micro-needling with PRP.
Elyse Damsch, Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
Michelle Holmes, Aesthetician and Laser Specialist