Known for their honesty and expertise, our talented California staff members are recognized as leaders and experts in non-surgical skincare and cosmetics for the face and body. Serving our San Francisco Bay Area locations, this team is lead by Dr. M. Dean Vistnes and Dr. Richard Baxter, who provide ongoing training in the newest techniques, ensuring you always receive the very best care and results.

When it comes to refreshing your appearance, we listen, care and respond to your individual needs—and will always tell you what’s in your best interest. After receiving thousands of real-life testimonials, we’re more than convinced that this honest and realistic approach leads to happy clients.

  • Michael Dean Vistnes, MD, FACS, Founder and Medical Director

    Recognized as an expert in his field, Stanford-trained Dr. Michael Dean Vistnes is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is […]

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  • Cara Fonteyne, RN, Director of Medical and Aesthetic Services

    Cara Fonteyne has been a healthcare professional and skincare expert for over 15 years. Her expertise is in the development of medically supervised skincare regimens for damaged, aging and/or problem skin, as well as the creation of key maintenance programs to protect and prolong good skin health. Together with Doctor Vistnes, Cara researches and tests […]

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  • Lynn Bartels, NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Trainer

    Lynn Bartels has been a nurse practitioner and clinical educator for over two decades. Recognized as an expert in the field of facial rejuvenation, she has appeared on television and has been published in national magazines. She has a very busy practice in non-surgical facial aesthetics. Lynn specializes in creating custom facial rejuvenation programs that […]

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  • Joie Beck, FNP-BC, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    Joie Beck is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She is also a Bay Area native and graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors degree in Health Education and a Minor in Holistic Health. She then went on to earn a dual Masters degree in Nursing and Public Health followed by her Family Nurse […]

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  • Sherie Becker, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C, Aesthetic Physician Assistant

    Sherie Becker completed her undergraduate education in Medical Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she majored in Integrative Physiology. After graduation, Sherie worked as an EMT on an ambulance and as an Operating Room Assistant at Stanford Hospital and clinics. She continued her medical education at Touro University, California where she graduated Valedictorian […]

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  • Ruthann Bivolcic, BSN, MSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Ruthann Bivolcic, BSN, MSN graduated with a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco, where she also received a Bachelors of Science degree. Ruthann began her nursing career as a Nurse Specialist supporting a Cardiovascular Team at Stanford Hospital. As a surgical assistant, Ruthann focused on educating her patients on […]

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  • Jennifer Corbett, MPAS, MPH, PA-C, Aesthetic Physician Assistant

    Jennifer Corbett has been a practicing Physicians Assistant for nearly a decade, serving clients in SkinSpirit’s Walnut Creek location. Jennifer has a busy practice in non-surgical facial aesthetics. She has achieved significant success in creating client programs, tailored to age and skin condition, that use a combination of treatment modalities to produce effective, natural facial […]

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  • Andrea Frederick, RN, MSN, NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    As a Nurse Practitioner, Andrea Frederick is an expert in facial rejuvenation using combination therapy to produce both natural and conservative results. She began her medical studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Andrea then completed a Masters in Nursing and became a Certified Nurse Practitioner […]

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  • Lauren Gallagher, RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Healthcare is Lauren Gallagher’s passion. Lauren worked in healthcare and hospital administration for six years before returning to school to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Samuel Merritt University. She decided to pursue Aesthetics professionally to combine her love for all things science with helping others learn how to take better care of […]

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    Lauren Gallagher
  • Michele Gonzales, RN, NP, CNM, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    Michele Gonzales is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Jurisprudence, and a graduate from UCSF where she earned her Masters of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery Certificate. After many years of working as a distinguished Nurse Midwife, Michele decided to explore the creative side of nursing with Aesthetics […]

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  • Torrey Higgins, RN, MS, NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    Torrey Higgins graduated from the University of San Francisco Nurse Practitioner Program in 2002, ranked #1 in her class. After graduating, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Endocrinology. Several years later, she moved to Italy, where she worked in the Medical Unit […]

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  • Jasmine Massoumi, NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    Jasmine studied at Samuel Merritt University, where she received a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a BS in Human Development from UC Davis. Her interest in medical aesthetics dates back to her childhood. At the age of 10, Jasmine was attacked by a dog, which left major scarring on her face and neck. After […]

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  • Tristen Heitz, PA-C, Aesthetic Physician Assistant

    Tristen Heitz is a graduate of Stanford University’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program with 17 years of experience. Tristen found her true passion and calling when she began her post-graduate fellowship in esthetic, medical, and surgical dermatology.  She has worked for three premier dermatology practices in the South Bay and Marin, perfecting her skills […]

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  • Ysobela Gutierrez, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Ysobela originally obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Perpetual Help in the Philippines before starting her career as an RN in California. She has worked in various nursing fields, namely psychiatric, geriatric, and in the Progressive Care/Neuro unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Ysobela was drawn to the aesthetic […]

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  • Elle Sepehri, PA, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Elle Sepehri enjoys being an Aesthetic Physician Assistant because she believes it is the perfect combination of her personal and professional life: skincare, products, makeup and looking your best. A Bay Area native, Elle studied Biopsychology at UC Davis, then continued her medical education in Physician Assistant (PA) school at Baylor College of Medicine in […]

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  • Melissa Seehusen, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Melissa studied at San Diego State University and Maric College, receiving degrees in Nursing and Psychology. She has been an RN for over 14 years. Melissa’s attention turned to medical aesthetics based on a desire to help patients look and feel their best. She finds fulfillment in working with her patients to achieve their goals […]

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  • Lynzy Rigby, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Lynzy received her Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing from Grand Canyon University. She continued on to the National Laser Institute, acquiring certifications in BOTOX and filler injections, PRP, and micro-penning, before launching her career in aesthetics at a medical spa in San Diego. Lynzy finds BOTOX to be one of the most impactful treatments offered. […]

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  • Jeff Wheaton, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Jeff is CNOR certified and a Certified Trainer and Laser Educator for Candela/Syneron. He comes to SkinSpirit with over 24 years of aesthetic experience, as well as experience as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse. For the past decade, he has also been sought after as a laser trainer. Jeff’s favorite treatment is no surprise: laser […]

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  • Michelle Jones, BS, RN, CANS, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Michelle Jones graduated from UC Davis in 2006 where she studied Exercise Biology and went on to become a Registered Nurse. When it comes to working in the beauty industry, Michelle is passionate about providing cutting-edge skin care and delivering results through the use of anti-aging technologies. She enjoys performing cosmetic injections, especially to enhance […]

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  • Marie Kardjian, RN, BSN, MPA, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Marie Kardjian RN, BSN, MPA, was the Clinical Supervisor for Maffi Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been recognized for her aesthetic injection techniques. She specializes in dermal soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Defyne, Refyne, Belotero and Sculptra. As a clinical […]

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  • Lauren Marini, BS, ADN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Lauren Marini comes to SkinSpirit with over six years of experience in aesthetics and feels fortunate to be on the cutting edge of it. She’s passionate about helping her clients not only look and feel their best, but also empowering them with the knowledge of how to do so. Lauren shares her aesthetics knowledge and […]

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    Lauren Marini
  • Kelly Meaux, NP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    Kelly Meaux is a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with two decades of medical experience and training.  She specializes in non-surgical treatments that deliver natural-looking results, and she is consistently recognized as one of the top anti-aging experts in San Francisco. Kelly earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and her M.S. in […]

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  • Annie Mullin, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    Annie Mullin received her BSN in 1977, and has been in the nursing world ever since. During her career, she has specialized in the care and management of complex cardiovascular patients. With expertise in the CCU and Heart Failure clinic, she truly is a skilled and enthusiastic multitasker. She became interested in aesthetic dermatology in […]

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  • Joy Sheppard, FNP, BSN, LE, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    For 10 years, Joy Sheppard has specialized in non-surgical treatments to enhance natural beauty. After experiencing eczema and acne growing up, Joy became inspired to launch a career in aesthetics as a medical aesthetician. Her passion for helping clients put their best face forward fueled her desire to advance her skills in the aesthetics field […]

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  • Renae Spera, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    After completing her Bachelors of Nursing from California State University, Sacramento, Renae Spera practiced medical surgical nursing for close to four years at a Sutter Hospital in California. Renae decided to move to Australia where she began pursuing a career in aesthetics. She learned about Botox, Fillers and other non-invasive anti-aging treatments while working for […]

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  • Samsara Sterling, RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

    The juxtaposition of science and beauty inspired Samsara to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. Samsara Sterling graduated in 2014 with a BSN from Western Governors University School of Nursing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Samsara has also received additional medical aesthetics training in advanced injectables from the National Laser Institute. Samsara’s professional and personal […]

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    Samsara Sterling
  • Hannah Zare, MSN, FNP-C, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

    With over 22 years of experience in the medical and dermatology field, Hannah is a Nationally Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s a graduate of the McGill University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Hannah completed her graduate studies in Family Practice at Samuel Merritt University. Hannah began her professional career at […]

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