Dr. Vishal Verma is originally from Minnesota and has spent the last decade in San Diego. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine in the prestigious accelerated 6-year Honors Program in Medicine (HPME) at the University of Miami. He continued his medical training with a residency in Radiology at the University of Chicago and an MRI fellowship at the University of California – San Diego. His passion and talent for aesthetics led to the creation of a truly unique salon and spa concept incorporating both medical and non-medical beauty services. Revive is recognized as one of the top salons and medical spas nationally. Dr. Verma strives to stay at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. He has served on the Allergan Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board, which serves to provide leadership in partnering for the future of aesthetics and focuses on future innovations in products and programs.
Meet Our Team Members
San Diego's Leading Team
Everyone at Revive receives on-going education in the latest trends. Our team is constantly growing in their craft and learning new ways to improve and enhance their skills in order to provide our guests with superior quality services, experience and value. At Revive, we want you to look, feel and be your best. Whether you want to enjoy the latest anti-aging treatment, a relaxing facial, or body contouring session, we’ve got you covered. Experience a total revival.
Dr. Vinita Parekh Verma was born and raised in Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After practicing traditional dentistry for 8 years, she helped create Revive Salon & Spa. Beyond the scope of her professional training, Vinita has always had a strong interest for fashion, beauty trends and marketing. She thoroughly enjoys her interaction with clients and fellow colleagues both in person and via social media outlets.
Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Dr. Balikian graduated from Boston University Medical School, where he was honored and elected to the AOA Medical Honors Society for graduating in the top ten percent of graduating physicians. He has been enthusiastically involved with charitable foundations such as the “Face to Face” program, which provides victims of domestic violence pro-bono cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Kristen has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1999 and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2001. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her specialty was in the field of Oncology/Hematology. Kristen especially enjoys helping patients achieve their desired goals.
Mary has been an RN and aesthetic nurse since 2005. She has been with Revive since 2007. Mary earned her Masters in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and also studied at University of North Carolina, graduating from Carolina’s College of Health Sciences. She is certified to inject Botox, Sculptra, and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma & Restylane. She is also certified in Laser Treatments. Mary also has 8 years of experience as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse at Rady Children’s in San Diego & Miller Children’s in Long Beach. She sees injections as an art form and loves being able to share her artistic talents in the field.
Susan has her Master of Science in Nursing and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma and her Masters Degree from Chamberlain University. She has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2011 and received her certification in injectables and laser technology from The Medical Aesthetic Training of California. She listens to each patient’s concerns while making a careful assessment in order to provide recommendations tailored specifically for the patient.
Angelica Camargo has been a nurse since 1996. In 2003 she received her Master’s Degree/FNP Certificate in Nursing from UCSD/SDSU. Angelica has been working in Family Health and Nephrology in San Diego for 12 years and Aesthetic Medicine for the past 7 years. She regularly attends seminars and training programs to enhance her Aesthetic Medicine knowledge and techniques to bring the best possible solutions to her patients’ areas of concern. When not attending to the needs of her patients, Angelica practices yoga at every opportunity and loves to travel.
Liza is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since May of 2017. She received her MSN/FNP degree from the University of San Diego and her Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Liza has a strong passion for the practice of Aesthetic Dermatology. She routinely attends aesthetic conferences/trainings to sharpen her skills and stay up to date with the latest techniques. Ever since Liza began injecting fillers and Botox she fell in love with the artistic side of helping clients achieve their desired goals. Liza also has a strong background in family practice and has practiced multiple years serving the medical needs of students at Miramar, Miracosta and Palomar community colleges.
Mena is a Physician Assistant with over 10 years of patient care experience. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCSD and received her Master’s Degree from Loma Linda University. Her experience includes ER, Internal Medicine, Clinical Dermatology and research.
In 2012, she received specialized training and began to perform injectable and laser treatments. Since then, she re-focused her education on aesthetics. She also helped launch and manage two aesthetic practices prior to joining revive. Mena has received advanced training in aesthetic medicine and frequently travels to conferences and workshops to learn the latest techniques and trends. Mena specializes in facial injectables. Her effort is on safety, education, and facial harmony to create a natural and refreshed look.
Kim has been a Physician Assistant since 2000. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim attended the Physician Assistant Program at Des Moines University. Kim’s focus since 2000 has been in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She has worked with multiple laser systems and the latest techniques in injectable fillers. Kim’s experience, attention to detail and commitment to providing the most natural results are a perfect reflection of our standards at Revive. Kim volunteers her time in non profit organizations that serve underprivileged families locally and internationally.
- Nicole has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 2012. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Biology from UC San Diego and then obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences. She has practiced in both Plastic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. She has experience with cosmetic injectables and multiple laser modalities.Nicole strives to provide a tailored treatment plan in order to achieve the most natural results to help you look like the best version of yourself. In her free time, you can find Nicole taking a pilates class or at the beach doing a crossword puzzle.
Kathleen has been in the medical field since 1993 as a respiratory therapist and registered nurse. She has been in the aesthetic arena since 2004 and a member of the Revive Med Spa since 2008. Kathleen specializes in injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, Voluma and Sculptra, as well as lasers. She is also a Nurse Injector Trainer for Allergan, educating nurses on how to acheive the best results with injections and the proper procedures.
Tracy enjoys her position as an Aesthetic RN. She is continually learning about new aesthetic techniques and truly enjoys the rapport she has with her clients. Her goal, during treatment, is to create a personalized plan to help each client achieve their desired results. When not working, Tracy loves spending time with her children. Her other passions are reading and hiking with her dogs. Tracy received her degree as a Registered Nurse at the Grossmont College School of Nursing in 2013. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Laser Tattoo Removal.
Polly received her BSN from Dominican University of California in 2012. Her specialty is Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatology. Areas of expertise include: laser treatments, micro-needling, photo facials, Botox injections and dermal fillers. Polly’s goals are to provide exceptional treatment outcomes, both safely and effectively. She is excited to be a part of the Revive team, and brings her passion for skincare, Dermatology and Aesthetics with her.
Rachel is a skilled nurse injector who takes pride in her work and strives for excellence in both a cosmetic result and patient experience. She provides an individual and comprehensive approach to aesthetics to help patients look and feel their best. She has worked alongside a National Peer-to-Peer Trainer for Galderma, Inc. and Diamond Injector for Allergan for over six years in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in the aesthetics since 2012 gaining experience with multiple modalities and a passion for Botox and fillers. She graduated with her RN with honors from the Collin College Nursing Program in Texas and will graduate with her BSN from Texas Tech in 2018. During her downtime, Rachel loves to enjoy good music, create art and is always on the hunt for good food!
Nicole attended Kaplan College, graduating in 2011. She decided to pursue her career in Aesthetic Medicine and began working with several top Allergan Medical Spas before joining Revive. Nicole strives to provide each client with informed options while administering thorough, attentive care. Her specialties include dermal fillers, laser treatments and microneedling, as well as skincare and skin rejuvenation. Nicole will be continuing her education in Spring 2019 to become a Nurse Practitioner.
Amy has been an RN since 2000. She has 16 years experience in the NICU and has worked as an aesthetic nurse at Revive since 2008. After taking a leave of absence to get married and have two healthy children, Amy has now decided to return to Revive! She is certified in Facial Fillers and Neurotoxin (Botox/Dysport) Injections, Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Photofacials. From enhancing facial features to treating skin conditions, Amy loves to see the transformation of her clients as they reach their desired goals.
Monica graduated from Kaplan with her degree in Nursing in 2010 & knew from a young age she wanted to work in medical aesthetics. Monica specializes in a variety of injectable and laser treatments, as well as medical grade skincare lines. She has a passion for providing individualized treatments and building rapport with each client. During treatment, she assesses all of the client’s concerns to provide the most optimal, longest lasting results. During her downtime, Monica enjoys spending time with her son at the beach, hikes with her dog, and daily yoga.
Kayla Hillygus is an Aesthetic Registered Nurse who specializes in various non-surgical laser and injectable treatments to restore youth and health to the skin. Kayla holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CSU Fullerton, along with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara. She graduated Sigma Theta Tau from her graduate program and as a Dean’s List Candidate from her undergraduate education. She was Valedictorian of her high school class, 2005 Taft Oil Dorado Queen as a Kiwanis Club representative, and Miss Bakersfield’s Miss Congeniality. Over the past 7 years as a nurse and certified specialist, Kayla has treated thousands of cosmetic patients with great success. Kayla considers herself an artist and finds great purpose in helping people feel good about themselves. Kayla lives in Oceanside with her husband of 8 years and their 3 year old little boy. You will rarely find her not smiling!
Michelle began her career in her hometown of Cork, Ireland in 1988. She attended the CoolSculpting University Master Program to learn the most advanced techniques for treating clients. Michelle is excited to bring her expertise and passion for beauty and wellness to Revive. She loves seeing the amazing results her clients receive from CoolSculpting and Exilis and how it boosts their confidence in their daily lives.
Brooke graduated from the Virginia Institute of Esthetics in 2009 and is also a trained CoolSculpting Technician. She has four years of teaching experience as a Virginia Licensed Master Esthetics Instructor. What sets Brooke apart from others in her field are the incredible outcomes she is able to achieve and her attention to detail for each client. Brooke chose this career because she continually strives to help her clients feel better in their own skin and loves helping boost their confidence. Now living in the beach town of San Diego, her passion is to educate her clients on how to protect their skin while still having fun in the sun.
Leyda graduated from Aveda Institute for Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI, with her Massage Therapy certification in 2011. She quickly decided to move to San Diego to pursue her career with a focus on medical spa services. She brings a beautiful and warm energy to her work. For Exilis treatments, her clients love her therapeutic touch, as she creates a relaxing, spa-like setting for an otherwise clinical treatment. She utilizes her 8 years in the industry in a way that makes you feel pampered. Leyda has a passion for energy and healing that she would love to share with you.
Angela has been an esthetician since 2005, and has been a medical esthetician at Revive since 2007. She graduated from Je Boutique College of Beauty and has post graduate training with The International Dermal Institute and SkinMedica. Angela has extensive training in advanced facial massage, photo damaged and aging skin, acne and melasma. She loves being an esthetician because of the wonderful and lasting relationships she has developed with colleagues and clients.
As a licensed esthetician since 2008, Kaitlin has been helping people love the skin they are in. She specializes in peels, waxing, microdermabrasion and acne facials. Her mission has always been to help her guests achieve their skin care goals in a relaxing and healing environment.
Marina received her Esthetician license in May 2017 and has since been dedicated to her clients and all of their skincare needs. She’s exceedingly knowledgeable about skincare routines and is always eager to help men and women build a plan for their individual skincare regimen. Her goal is to help her clients realize their skin’s full potential and to have them leave the salon feeling relaxed with a smile on their face.
Meia attended Bellus Academy and has been a licensed esthetician since 2016. She specializes in microdermabrasion, facial treatments, and waxing. Her extensive knowledge of skincare allows her to address each client’s needs while providing a relaxing and effective service. Meia is dedicated to making every guest feel radiant in their own skin.
Christina has been a hair stylist for over 21 years and has been the manager at Revive since 2005. She is an educator for L’Oreal Professionnel and is a member of the L’Oreal Expert Program. At Revive, Christina leads a team of passionate and educated professionals with the goal of giving every single client an indulgent and pampered experience.
Angel has worked in the customer service industry for over 5 years and began her career with Revive in 2016. She previously worked as a merchandiser at one of the largest bakeries in Sacramento, giving her experience in organization and administration. As the Med Spa Coordinator in Mission Valley, Angel strives to make clients feel comfortable and welcome, ensuring all their needs are met and that they walk out with an outstanding experience. Outside of Revive her passion lies in music and her Great Dane, Liberty.
Camile has been with Revive in the role as Lead Spa Coordinator since March 2015. She has always had a passion for helping people and wants to continue her education in the medical field. She loves working at Revive and interacting with clients by making sure they always have a smile on their face.
Maria began working at Revive in 2012 as a Salon Coordinator. She loves all of the customer service aspects of her job, including assisting clients with any questions they may have about Revive and our services. With a passion for new beauty trends, Maria enjoys working in a medical spa environment where she is first to know the latest “beauty musts”. She is the mother to a young toddler and now knows the true meaning of multi-tasking!
Denise began her career with Revive in 2016. Prior to joining the Revive team, she spent years working with children at nonprofit after school care programs. In 2017 Denise received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University. As the Med Spa Coordinator in Carmel Valley, she loves getting to know the clients on a personal level and building a relationship with them so they have a memorable experience and feel good about themselves. When she is not at Revive she loves to spend time with her family, friends and her dog Lola.
Yasmeena began as a front desk coordinator at Revive in 2014. She has always had the desire to expand her role at Revive and is now the Lead Spa Coordinator! She enjoys interacting with clients and providing exceptional customer service. Yasmeena strives to make sure every client leaves Revive feeling good about themselves and is excited to come back. She hopes to continue to grow with Revive and to see what doors could be opened up for her. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends and spend time at the beach.
Tatum has worked at Revive Salon and Spa since the opening of the Carmel Valley location in 2015. She began working at the front desk where she enjoyed giving each client outstanding customer service and a great overall experience at Revive before becoming the Retail Manager. She loves working with all of the fantastic products, stylists, and medical providers. Tatum plans on finishing school at Bellus Academy to become a Cosmetologist.
Christina has been with Revive since 2009. She previously worked with luxury hotel brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide in their regional marketing program. She has her BA from Loyola University, Chicago and her MA from California State University, Sacramento. Christina handles all of the press, social media, website development and design and print and web advertising for Revive.
Sierra joined the Revive team in January 2018. Her experience falls in the event and service industry in Northern California. Sierra graduated from University of Phoenix in Fall 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Business and a Certificate in Marketing along with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Sierra strives to create eye-catching material for current and potential clients of Revive. In her spare time she enjoys attending music events, photography and spoiling her dog, Bodhi.
Mandy has been with Revive as their Social Media Coordinator since February 2019. She has previously worked in the luxury wedding industry and brings over nine years of experience to the team. Her creative and aesthetic approach to social media marketing makes Instagram her favorite platform to showcase our brand. Mandy received her Bachelors in Cognitive Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and is currently pursuing her degree in Nursing. Outside of work, she likes to spend time doing yoga, cooking and with her cat, Momo.
Liz has been with Revive since May 2019, and in the Public Relations realm for over 11 years. After receiving her degree from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Public Relations and Spanish, she worked in many areas of PR but found she thrived in the Beauty, Wellness, Travel and Tourism fields. As a contributing content strategist, Liz has a thing for creating innovating word-play and is intrigued by finding new ways to create fabulous content. She never sits still and in her free time you can find her enjoying the beach, attending music festivals, or traveling to some exotic country around the world.