Dr. Joseph Russo
Dr. Joseph Russo is a Board Certified, Harvard trained Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice in Newton Centre since 1991. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (A.S.P.S.).
Dr. Russo feels that it is important to know his patients as individuals in order to understand their desires. This enables him to personalize their care and customize their results. Dr. Russo’s patient base is mostly existing patients and patient referrals. This is a testimony to the sort of care he gives his patients.
Amanda Wanyo, is our Director of Operations & Guest Services. Amanda is a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Phlebotomist, with over 13 years of experience in the Aesthetic Industry.
Amanda is very passionate about helping Guests look and feel their best, on the inside and out! She is driven to offer Guests with the safest and most cutting edge treatments available in Aesthetics. Continuing to learn new techniques and keeping up with the latest in the industry is and always will be her top priority.
Kathy Thomas, is our Licensed Esthetician and has owned and managed esthetic treatment establishments in and around Wellesley, MA for the past 12 years. Kathy is passionate about skincare and empowering clients with driven results and knowledge so “they can live and work better.” Says Kathy.
Kathy offers extensive experience in chemical peels, ultrasonic, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, cryo-technology skin rejuvenation, and Collagen Induction Therapy. Kathy is well trained with our skincare lines and will be able to guide you with the most effective home care regimen. Also, Kathy is trained in our Tattoo Reverse technology to remove tattoos safely and effectively.
Denise Barry RN,BSN,CPAN graduated from SMU in 1984. The majority of her nursing career has been in Critical Care at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Currently, she maintains a part-time position in perioperative care in the Pre-Op unit. Her calm demeanor, excellent IV skills and unique ability to provide emotional support were strengths noticed by a fellow Nurse Injector. She strongly encouraged Denise to seek education and training in the growing field of aesthetics.
“Prior to my decision to pursue a career in nursing, I dreamed of being an artist. I loved the idea of combining my clinical skills with my artistic eye to perfect the Art of Aging Gracefully! Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is constantly evolving. I embrace the opportunity to work in a medical spa with Dr. Joseph Russo. He is constantly educating his nurses on the latest and most effective techniques and procedures. I love what I do and I love making people happy.”
Denise received her education and training at The Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts under the direction of Dr. Russo. She has been a Nurse Injector for over 3 years. In addition to injectables, she is certified in Collagen Induction Therapy with PRP, medical grade peels and dermaplaning.
Marilia Pires, is our Certified Microblading Artist. In 2013 Marilia attended Cambury College in Brazil, completing her training in Esthetics & Cosmetology.
Marilia’s focus is to help Guests feel more confident! When it comes to the eyebrows, Marilia’s natural artistic ability facilitates an individual transformation. Continuously staying current on techniques and products, Marilia has the tools to make you feel your best!
Maureen McCarthy is our Esthetician. Bio coming soon!
Wendy Vaughan RN, BSN is a nurse injector who received her nursing degree from The University of Massachusetts, Boston in 1994 and has spent much of her career as an allergy nurse, using her skills to give over 100 injections a week to patients on immunotherapy allergy treatment.
Wendy now specializes in facial aesthetic enhancement using BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers for the treatment of facial aging, restoration of full facial volume and improved facial symmetry. Wendy also incorporates other skin care treatments for patients such as Collagen Induction Therapy, chemical peels and medical-grade, at-home skin care products that can help her patients meet their aesthetic goals. Wendy attends numerous advanced training courses and seminars annually as she believes on-going education is important to mastering the most up-to-date procedures in advanced skin care.
In addition to being on staff at Skin Spa Medical, Wendy is also a Clinical Instructor for the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts and loves combining her knowledge of facial anatomy with her clinical training and expertise in cosmetic injections to help new aesthetic nurses learn the art of injecting in a supportive, comfortable environment.