Gigi – PA-C, Physician Assistant
Gigi is a board-certified Physician Assistant practicing in plastic surgery & dermatology. Gigi attended University of California, Davis and later went on to receive graduate training at Marist College in New York. Graduating as one of the top of her class, Gigi has always had a drive for excellence to provide patients with the highest standard of care. Her love for beauty & art came at an early age where she would often give her friends & family makeovers (no was not an answer). It was only a matter of time before her love for science & anatomy followed. Gigi is an especially passionate member of the Aesthetx team as it allows her to combine her creative artistic mind with her advanced medical knowledge so she can optimally assess, educate, & treat patients.
Gigi’s focus surrounds providing care for patients throughout the perioperative period in addition to assisting in surgery and offering aesthetic procedures of her own, such as: neuromodulators, fillers, and in-office minor procedures. Her motivation to provide patients with satisfactory results allows her to focus on minute details and nuances. She takes pride in her ability to formulate a unique treatment plan to provide each patient with a harmonious and refined result. Gigi has an outgoing and striving personality that often finds herself breaking through her limits with new challenging hiking trails and exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer.
Virginia – R.N., Aesthetic Registered Nurse Specialist
Virginia has over 15 years of experience in plastic surgery & aesthetic nursing. Since 2017, She has been an Allergan Medical Institute Trainer & dedicated to not only educating new injectors, but also inspiring them in the art of aesthetic injectables. She has a passion for guiding patients in appropriate treatments & providing natural, beautiful outcomes by implementing her knowledge of art & science. Additionally, Virginia is committed to continuing her education within the ever-changing aesthetic industry by attending Master Classes, participating in many training programs, & staying current with new trends & clinical studies.
Diana – R.N., Aesthetic Registered Nurse Specialist
Diana is a Board-Certified Registered Nurse who started her aesthetic career in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. She believes that medical aesthetics is her life-long passion project, and absolutely enjoys educating and guiding patients to make well-informed decisions for their aesthetic care plans. Diana is a compassionate and detail-oriented provider who finds the transformative happiness and confidence exuding from her patients to be fulfilling. She enjoys rejuvenating a person’s natural beauty with safe injections and pan facial treatments with her arsenal of lasers (HALO, BBL, Clear & Brilliant, Profound). Her ideology is to embrace and enhance natural beauty, along with the combination of preventative measures (neuromodulators, lasers, skincare).
Elaina – R.N., Aesthetic Registered Nurse Specialist
Elaina is a Northern California native who started her career as an esthetician, 10 years prior to becoming a registered nurse for Aesthetx. As an aesthetic nurse, for the last 6 years, Elaina has specialized in youthful, natural results for her patients. Elaina has had the privilege of working alongside our plastic surgeons here at Aesthetx and has gained a wealth of knowledge from seeing patients achieve the results they are looking for. She has always had a passion for aesthetic medicine & connecting with her patients to help them feel confident, focusing on our messaging and motto, “You. Only Better”. With her experience, she will provide optimal guidance on a skincare plan using the vast treatments we specialize in at Aesthetx, she can set up your foundation with a top of the line at home regimen and will add in some bonus tips and tricks along the way.
Helen – R.N., Aesthetic Registered Nurse Specialist
Helen hails from Pacific Grove, California, a coastal town surrounded by impeccable beauty traversing Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Big Sur. It’s nature’s beauty that has always inspired Helen to find the light and aesthetic in all things. With an eye for detail and design, Helen worked on a handful of commercial Interior Design projects while living in San Francisco and pursuing a certification in Interior Design and Architecture at UC Berkeley Extension. Helen has a Bachelor’s in Communication from UC Santa Barbara and she also received her BS in Nursing and took on a role as a medical nurse in Southern California. Grounded with the acute ability to notice nuances and subtleties, along with her passion for transparency, compassion, and connection, Helen is an informative and holistic Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Her laser treatments consist of Clear & Brilliant, V Beam, HALO, BBL (Photofacial) and laser hair removal with results that will reflect your inner light and beauty. Outside of Aesthetx, Helen is devoted to hot Pilates, curating her home, and traveling with her family.
Kristin – L.E., Licensed Esthetician
After 15 years as a licensed esthetician, Kristin has transitioned her career from the tranquil spa environment to our result driven medical esthetician practice. She attended California State University, Chico where she studied Studio Art with an emphasis in painting and drawing the human form. She went on to become a licensed esthetician, taking her passion from an artist’s canvas to the unique canvas of the human body. Having gone through her own plastic surgery journey, following a breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy with breast reconstruction, her love for plastic surgery, skincare, and desire to connect with others evolved immensely. With every medical grade facial and skin treatment, Kristin provides not only her expertise and talent as an experienced esthetician, but a radiant enthusiasm to inspire her patients to feel confident in their own transformative beauty, inside and out.
MaryAnn – L.E., Licensed Esthetician
MaryAnn was Dr Berkowitz’ first esthetician 15 years ago. It was not common at the time for plastic surgeons to include estheticians in their practices, but MaryAnn quickly demonstrated how she can be an integral part of the surgical team. Patients need more care and preparation for surgery than the surgeon alone can provide. As a member of the American Society of Skin Care Specialists, MaryAnn quickly showed how she could integrate her delicate touch into the overall care for our patients. She uses scientifically based treatments and the best ingredients to ensure the best outcomes. She learned especially how to care for the patients recovering from cancer as part of her specialized oncology training. Anyone who has experienced her gentle touch will attest to her value to Aesthetx.