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SpaDerma Lincoln Park Staff 

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).

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 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 the 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, this gave her a great foundation in medicine and allowed her to familiarize herself with many specialties. In 2015 Anna made the transition to plastic surgery and aesthetics full time. Anna treats neurotoxin and filler patients at our West Loop and North Shore locations, in addition to providing medical consultations across all locations.

She holds certifications on advanced techniques for dermal filler and neurotoxin, as well as for the use of radio frequency devices, a variety of lasers, intense pulse light, broadband light, hyperhidrosis treatment, chemical peels, Aquagold, Kybella injections and PRP restoration for hair growth and skin rejuvenation.  

Anna has had significant exposures to a multitude of interventions for both surgical and non surgical enhancement; she prides herself on giving you a comprehensive assessment with a straightforward plan to achieve your goals.

Anna is passionate about continuing education, you can often find her reading articles and texts about current developments in the dynamic industry of 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 results in the safest ways possible.”

Austyn Johnson of spaderma

Austyn
Johnson

BY DAY: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 

& 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.  She has always been enthusiastic 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.

Katie Rudzinski of spaderma

Katie
Rudzinski

BY DAY: RN, BSN 

& BEYOND: @KATIE_SPADERMA + KATIE@SPADERMA.COM

Katie received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Miami University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She started her nursing career caring for eating disorder patients, and shortly thereafter began working in aesthetic nursing as well. Skincare has always been a passion of Katie’s, however this is where she began to connect the importance of positive self body image in relation to mental and physical health. Katie also likes to collaborate with my clients and educate them about their treatment options, while providing a safe, beautiful outcome.

“As an aesthetic nurse, I love helping individuals feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, while providing natural yet noticeable results.”

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, achieving highest honors in biological and health sciences. She then earned her physician assistant degree from Northwestern University.  She has spent the last two years working in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine. She is passionate about enhancing each patients’ own natural beauty and illuminating their confidence. Thus, her favorite treatment to perform is cheek filler because it provides an instant, rejuvenated result to compliment the patient’s unique qualities. 

“As an aesthetic nurse, I love helping individuals feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, while providing natural yet noticeable results.”

Sara Koop of spaderma

Sara
Koop

BY DAY: RN, BSN 

& 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.”

Ashley Powers of spaderma

Ashley
Powers

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

& BEYOND: @ASHLEY_SPADERMA + ASHLEY@SPADERMA.COM

Ashley has been in the industry for 10 years and with SpaDerma for the past 5 years. Ashley’s love of skincare transitioned from learning to do stage makeup to her love of the science of skincare and how the right treatments can make a notable difference. Continuing to learn about new technologies that allowed her to deliver results she knew were possible, Ashley’s passion for education sparked. In 2019 Ashley became the Education Director across all SpaDerma locations where she is responsible for training, educating, and mentoring SpaDerma’s Aestheticians. Since then she has had multiple opportunities to be involved in skin care seminars, as well as becoming a Certified Laser Safety Officer. Within this role she continues to learn and maintain her expertise in treatments as well as skincare products. 

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

Carla Minnesma of spaderma

Carla
Minnesma

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @CARLA_SPADERMA7 + CARLA@SPADERMA.COM

Carla has been a Medical Aesthetician for 13 years 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 not one cure-all remedy… it starts with proper skincare products and treatment plan specialized for your skin.”

Christina Immordino od spaderma

Christina
Immordino

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST

& BEYOND: @CHRISTINA_SPADERMA + CHRISTINA@SPADERMA.COM

Christina has devoted 7 years as an Aesthetician at SpaDerma. 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 patient. She also prioritizes continued training and education 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 knowing 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 does not have to 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 for 17 years 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 second family at SpaDerma, and my amazing patients are what motivate me to do my best every day!”

Fallyn Johnson of spaderma

Fallyn
Johnson

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @FALLYN_SPADERMA + FALLYN@SPADERMA.COM

After completing her aesthetics training at G Skin in Chicago, Fallyn began training with SpaDerma in 2015. Here she found her passion within laser technology and advanced aesthetics treatments. She truly believes in recommending treatment plans based on the individual needs and goals of her patients. Fallyn’s favorite treatment to perform is Clear + Brilliant for preventative measures, and is adamant in the importance of a medical-grade home skin care routine for overall skin health. If you're willing, she enjoys chatting about binge worthy shows with patients during treatments.

“I love being an aesthetician! In my late teenage years I was obsessed with avoiding prolonged sun exposure to avoid wrinkles as I aged (it’s working!) and to age like Iman, the fabulous fashion model. This obsession is what led me into the aesthetics world and opened my eyes to the importance of product ingredients. I love educating my patients and letting them know it’s not too late to start protecting the skin and halt old habits.”

Jenni Thayer of spaderma

Jenni
Thayer

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @JENNIBELLE_SPADERMA + JENNI@SPADERMA.COM

Jenni has spent over 20 years in the medical aesthetics field and is happy to call SpaDerma home. With all of her experience, Jenni believes the industry is ever changing and that it is imperative to expand her knowledge through advanced training and education. Jenni prides herself on getting to know her patients personally–not just their skin! Every patient's comfort and satisfaction in their treatment plan and skincare routine is of the utmost importance to Jenni and not only does she love guiding them through the process, she finds her passion in making her patients look and feel beautiful. outside of the treatment room, loves spending time with her family!.

“Patients often ask what my favorite treatment to perform is and the answer is always the same–the best one for you!”

Julie Hamilton of spaderma

Julie
Hamilton

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @JULIE_SPADERMA + JULIEHAMILTON@SPADERMA.COM

Julie has been an Aesthetician for 18 years, 4 of which have been at SpaDerma. 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 and listening to patients to come up with a treatment plan that is specific to them. I’m a wife, mother of 2 children, vegan, and an animal lover—caring for others is in my nature!”

Kim Ballish of spaderma

Kim
Ballish

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @KIM_SPADERMA + KIM@SPADERMA.COM

Kim was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, OH. After getting her bachelors degree at the University of Cincinnati, she decided to move to Chicago for the “big city” opportunities she wanted to explore. After years in corporate America she decided to follow her passions she’s always had in skin and get licensed in aesthetics, registering into Pivot Point Academy. Knowing she always wanted to be on the medical side of skincare, she drove her passion into that direction, interning with and eventually working for both Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons within Chicago. It’s been four years since her decision to take her medical background and experience and expand further into skincare as an Aesthetician.

“Joining the team at SpaDerma has given me the opportunity to work with and teach individuals about their skin concerns. From working with acne to anti-aging and correction of sun damage and scars, giving me purpose and the satisfaction to follow my understanding and passion in skincare.”

Meghan DeVries of spaderma

Meghan
DeVries

BY DAY: AESTHETICIAN AND LASER & LIGHT SPECIALIST 

& BEYOND: @MEGHANDEVRIES_SPADERMA + MEGHANDEVRIES@SPADERMA.COM

After years of perfecting brows, Meghan decided to pursue her passion for aesthetics further by receiving advanced training from the New Age Spa Institute. Meghan has been practicing aesthetics ever since graduating from the Aveda Institute in 2016. She has been with the SpaDerma family for over a year now and is passionate about delivering results-driven treatments to her patients. Her favorite treatment at Spaderma to both perform and receive is Laser Genesis — the immediate results and little to no downtime make it an easy choice! Meghan believes no two faces are the same and takes a unique approach with everyone who visits her.

“I love working with my clients to customize a treatment plan and home routine that fits best with their budget and lifestyle. Whether the goal is perfect skin or hairless legs, I strive to make the process exciting.”

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 for 9 years. 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. 

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

Shoshi Fischman of spaderma

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. Personally dealing with acne and waking up every morning feeling uncomfortable in her own skin inspired Shoshi to help guide others through their own journeys.  She is originally from Minneapolis, MN 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 patient, knowing no two experiences are the same.

“I am so grateful for the work I am able to do, when my clients feel beautiful that’s a win in both our books.”

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 and seeing the results 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 and I see them feeling more confident.”