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.
Revive’s team of talented and creative individuals is the foundation of our salon and spa. 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.
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 and infused the “spa teeth whitening experience” to its menu of professional services. 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. She also manages Revive’s new online skincare store, SkinSolutions.MD.
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.
Stacey has more than 20 years experience in nursing. Since 2001 she has focused on cosmetic dermatology. Her experience includes: neurotoxins/ Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, chemical peels, teaching in the medical community and to peers, and med spa ownership. Currently, Stacey performs Botox and dermal fillers at Revive and uses her experience to develop individually tailored, comprehensive skincare programs for her clients. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association as well as the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist.
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.
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.
Mena has been a Physician Assistant since 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCSD and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Sciences from Loma Linda University. Her background is in internal medicine and dermatology. She has maintained a strong interest in aesthetic medicine and began injecting with Botox and fillers in 2012. She has also received training in laser treatments, sclerotherapy and chemical peels. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is very passionate about the field of aesthetic medicine and is always interested in learning new techniques. Mena likes to work closely with her patients to help them achieve their goals. She strives to educate and inform them every step of the process so they are completely comfortable. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and trying out new sports.
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.
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.
Erin began her nursing education at San Diego State University and received her title as Registered Nurse from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She obtained her Botox and Injectable certification in Chicago, IL and has a nursing background in pediatric trauma/oncology and facial plastic surgery. Erin enjoys learning new injection and laser techniques and is passionate about perfecting her practice as an aesthetic RN in order to fully achieve the short and long-term goals of her patients and clients.
Dr. Neena Patel obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences where she achieved Dean’s List in recognition for her academic excellence. Prior to dental school, Dr. Patel graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and University of California San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Biology. During her time at Georgetown, she interned at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Patel also volunteers her time providing dental care at St. Leo’s Dental Clinic in Solana Beach where treatment is offered to children from low income families and previously incarcerated women who are determined to turn their lives around.
Dr. Jenna Lau received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UC San Diego, where she was inspired by the UCSD Pre-Dental Society to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Lau attended and successfully obtained a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating with multiple award recognitions. Immediately following receiving her DDS degree, Dr. Lau moved back to Southern California to further her dental education with a one year General Practice Residency Program at University of Southern California. She now practices full time in San Diego.
Dr. Epstein earned her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas in Austin and remained involved in the local dental community before obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona where she graduated with several awards. Dr. Michelle Epstein has always had a passion for working with her hands and helping others. She recently moved to beautiful San Diego and loves spending time exploring her new city.
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.
Alice has been a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, M.T in the spa industry since 2005. Graduating from Academy of Professional Careers in San Diego with 1000 hours of training, Alice is trained in various modalities of Therapeutic massage and bodywork. Her specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi Lomi and Reiki. She combines her massage techniques with intuition to provide a customized massage for each client. Her goal is that each client leave the massage with a better connection to their Mind, Body and Spirit.
Mission Valley Team
Stylist since: 2010
Specializes in: Blondes, Balayage, Color, Extensions, Haircutting, Updos and Special Occasion Styling
Certifications: HotHeads, Hair Extensions
Educator: Revive Salon & Spa
L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Milan, L’Oreal Professionnel Soho Academy for Balayage, L’Oreal Professionnel Soho West Haircutting
Stylist Since: 2006, Belluss Academy San Diego
Specializes in: Blondes, Hair Color, Haircuts, Hotheads Hair Extensions, Balayage
Certifications: Hotheads Hair extensions, Babe Hair Extensions, Balayage, L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Fiber Treatment, Brazilian Blowout
Educator: Revive Salon & Spa
Awards/Publications:L’Oreal Professionnel Academy SOHO West, Kim Vo Blonde Specialty Class, Unite Global Sessions, Euphora Global Connections
Stylist Since: 2007
Specializes in: Blondes, Haircuts/Color, Extensions, Brazilian Blowout/Global Keratin
Certifications: Di Pietro Academy Color Class, San Francisco, Kim Vo Blonde Specialty Class, Los Angeles, James Morrison Academy, Laguna CA, L’Oreal Professionnel Academy SoHo West Fashion Focus, NYC, Hotheads Extensions, Brazilian Blowout
Educator: Revive Salon & Spa
Awards/Publications: L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Rome, Italy, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Barcelona, Spain, L’Oreal Professionnel New York Fashion Week
Stylist Since: 2010
Specializes in: Balayage, Hair Cutting
Certifications: L’Oreal Balayage Creative, Unite Razor Cutting, Unite Precision Cutting, Unite Up-Do Styling, Deva Curly Cutting, Unite Men’s Modern Grooming, Unite Editorial Session Styling
Awards/Publications: Unite Global Session 2013, 2014, 2015, L’Oreal Work Tour Barcelona 2013
Carmel Valley Team
Stylist Since: 2002
Specializes in: Haircutting, Hair Color
Certifications: Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting, Bumble Network Educator Program, Toni and Guy Creative Cutting, L’Oreal Professionnel LP Master Program, Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin.
Educator: Revive Salon & Spa
Awards/Publications: L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Austria
Stylist since: 2010, Fullerton College Cosmetology
Blondes, Balayage/ Ombré, Tape In Extensions
Brazilian Blowout, Hotheads Hair Extensions
Revive Salon & Spa, UNITE Ambassador/Educator,
L’Oreal Professionnel Expert
Stylist since: 2010
Specializes in: Haircutting, Men’s Cuts, Balayage, Extensions,
Certifications: American Board Certified Hair Colorist,
Hotheads Hair Extensions, DevaCurl, Balayage, Eufora Foundations I & II
Awards and Acclamations: Eufora 2013 Global Connection
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.
Allison has been a member of the Revive team since January 2012. She graduated from San Diego State University with her BS in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health. Allison has always wanted to be a part of the medical field and has a passion for the beauty industry, making Revive her perfect home. She enjoys working closely with the entire Revive team to ensure the best customer experience possible.
Jordyn graduated from San Diego State University with her BS in Health Communication. She then attended Bellus Academy where she completed both the Esthetician and Master Esthetician programs. Jordyn always knew she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry and loves learning about new procedures and skincare. Her background enables her to answer any questions you may have, not only regarding Med Spa procedures but skincare products as well! She is originally from Huntington Beach, CA.
Chelsea has been with Revive since 2012 and loves the creativity and innovation of her job as retail manager. In her pastime she enjoys writing and performing music, and she is continuing her education in Music and Business. One day she would like to be a Music Professor.
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 and SkinSolutions.MD.
Erin has been with Revive since 2010. Her passion for customer service and skin care has made her a great asset to the Revive team. She graduated in 2010 from San Diego State University with a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences and an emphasis in Elementary Education. Erin also attended Bellus Academy where she received her Esthetician license and Makeup Artistry certification. She currently trains the salon coordinators on best practices and implements customer service initiatives.
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