Meet Our Team

Meet the experienced professionals at DermFx! Our experienced team is always ready to answer your questions about all of our treatments and procedures. Schedule a FREE consultation today and discover how we can help you look your very best with our state-of-the-art beauty services! Ask us about our specials.

DermFx – Providers

Erin Alonso, R.N.P., M.S.N., F.N.P.

Erin Alonso is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience in aesthetic medicine and non-surgical laser treatments. Her passion is utilizing multiple modalities to help patients achieve their best look using fillers, neurotoxins, lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, and nutrition. She is revered as a pioneer in the aesthetics industry with a history of training the world’s top-tier cosmetic surgeons, physician assistants, and nurses for Allergan, Medicis, Bioform, Suneva, and McGhan. Erin is committed to providing state-of-the-art aesthetic solutions coupled with a deep commitment to compassionate care. Her north star driving focus is making the world a better place, be it with her patients’ anti-aging mission, rescuing animals, or spending time with her children, Erin lives a life of purpose of helping others succeed. Another effort close to Erin’s heart is working with the orphaned children. 

Caitlin Rota, N.P.

Caitlin is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. Over the past seven years, she has participated in various trainings in injectables and laser treatments and incorporates latest techniques into her treatments. She has developed many long lasting relationships with her patients by delivering effective and natural outcomes. Caitlin has a very gentle touch, calm demeanor and eye for perfection.

Shannon Alexander, R.N.

Shannon Alexander has been with DermFx since 2004, affording her the opportunity to see firsthand the advancements in laser technology and growth in the business. There have been many exciting changes, and she looks forward to seeing more. Shannon likes to say that she has shared most of her “major” life experiences with DermFx, its staff, and clients. She became a wife, graduated from UCI in 2007, became a mother, and went back to school to become a Registered nurse all while enjoying her time here. When she is not at one of the DermFx locations, you will find her playing tag with the kids, at Disneyland, and spending time with her family.

April Sauls, N.P.

April is a native of South Florida and a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. After resigning as a NFL cheerleader, she received her Bachelors degree in Science and further a Master’s degree in Nursing Science from the Florida International University of Miami.As a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is highly trained in general medical and cosmetic dermatology with an interest and expertise in acne, acne laser resurfacing, rosacea, and anti aging. She is an aesthetic consultant to Allergan and Merz Pharmaceutical, the United States’ leading specialty pharmaceutical companies dedicated to the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions including scientific strategies for combining Neurotoxins with Soft-Tissue Fillers.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 
  • National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners 

My favorite treatments to receive when I can find time is the Ultherapy because it uses focused Ultrasound to tighten and lift the skin to prevent my face against aging and I can continue to enjoy my personal time in the water surfing with no downtime!

Cathy Gillette, R.N.

Cathy has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 2 decades. She received her Nursing Degree locally at Golden West College and has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Irvine. She started her career in the Emergency Room and has remained in Critical Care Nursing in Interventional Radiology. Cathy began working as an aesthetic nurse since 2002 and has been with the Dermfx family since 2010. Her passion is to make her patients look and feel naturally beautiful. She believes in using multiple modalities and the latest and greatest technology that we have here at Dermfx to create the best results and patient experience. 

Jennifer Sheu, N.P.

Jennifer is a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner that has been with DermFx Redondo Beach clinic since 2014. She received her Master’s in nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Jennifer has been specializing in aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology for over a decade and has worked with world renowned plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area. Jennifer believes that a natural look is the way to go and doesn’t believe in the “more is better approach”, but that “less is best” route is the most aesthetically pleasing way to augment a person’s face or body. Her expertise and training is complemented by her caring bedside manner and demeanor along with her years of experience with fillers and various lasers. 

Her extensive experience in aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology has allowed her to work with a broad range of energy based technologies, including light based modalities, various laser platforms, radio frequency devices, ultrasound devices and cryolipolysis machines. Jen is an injector with a natural aesthetic “eye” using all types of neuromodulators and all brands of fillers. She is very well versed with treating clients of all ethnic backgrounds, skin colors and skin issues. Jen will make you feel right at home and has a way of explaining cosmetic fillers/neuromodulators to you in “lay man” terms and simple analogies, without throwing big medical jargon or big words at you, in order for clients to feel more confident and empowered by their new appearance. With her funny sense of humor, she will make you feel comfortable and at ease when you visit, even if it’s your first time! 

Rachael Rippee, R.N.

Rachael has always had a passion for skincare and anti-aging. She loves helping patients design their own perfect, personalized skincare plan and enjoys finding just the right mix of treatments to achieve great results. Beginning Rachael’s career, she was a medical aesthetician and surgical technician for a highly reputable cosmetic surgeon where she spent 10 years performing patient consultations, treating various skin concerns and assisting with numerous cosmetic procedures that would address her patients anti-aging needs. Having a strong aesthetic eye, Rachael decided to continue her education and become a registered nurse. She really takes the time to understand each patient’s specific needs, listens and responds appropriately to achieve the desired outcome. Outside of Dermfx Rachael is chasing around her twin toddlers and spending time with family. “My three favorite treatments at DermFx are Scarlett, Fraxel & Injectables.” You can find her on instagram @rachael_rn.

Ayah Bitar, M.S.N, F.N.P-C

Ayah started her journey as an aesthetic injector and Nurse Practitioner by getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and then furthered her education obtaining a Master’s Degree in Nursing. After practicing at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Ayah completed a certification as Family Nurse Practitioner where she then trained and practiced in the art of medical aesthetics, facial contouring, and skin care.

Ayah loves what she does and loves her clients even more. Consulting with her patient’s to understand their personalized aesthetic goals and make them come to life brings great pleasure to Ayah. She believes each individual is beautiful in their own way and for that she strives to provide the highest quality of aesthetic care to enhance beauty, help boost self-confidence, and improve quality of life for each of her patients.

In Ayah’s spare time, when she’s not traveling with her husband, she’s always looking for a new recipe to cook up in the kitchen! You can find her on Instagram @skinandglam

Callan Lisker, B.S.N, R.N.

Callan Lisker earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Cal State University San Marcos and has been a nurse for over a decade. Her nursing degree began with specializing in the Neonatal ICU. Since pursuing her passion for Aesthetics in 2016, she has worked directly with various Plastic Surgeon’s in their private practices in Newport Beach as well as assisting numerous surgeons in the OR, at a surgery center in Orange County. Callan brings her gentlest touch and the love of Aesthetics to Dermfx. Callan holds a certification in Aesthetic and Dermatology Nursing through the College of Medical Aesthetics. You can find Callan on Instagram @callan_aesthetic_rn

Chelsey Ciasulli, R.N.

Christie Macabuhay, B.S.N, R.N.

Christie, originally from Santa Cruz earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at California State Dominguez Hills where she excelled in the program, receiving Dean’s List recognition. Her passion for aesthetic nursing led her to specialize in lasers for skin rejuvenation and skin care. Christie has not stopped there; she has received exceptional training with injectables and continues to expand her expertise. Not only is she a trainer and educator of lasers, she is one of the hardest working and dedicated nurses. In her career, she hopes to make people feel beautiful, confident and create relationships with her clients that last a lifetime. You can find her aesthetic social media page on Instagram @aestheticRN_Christie.

Karina Cornejo, B.S.N., R.N.

Kristina Plant, R.N.

Kristina Plant is a Registered Nurse, accredited from Golden West College and now specializing in Aesthetics with the team of Dermfx. Kristina began her journey at California State University of Long Beach, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree. Prior to her path to nursing, Kristina taught and found purpose teaching special education students. Kristina’s background and education is diverse in that she lived and went to school in England.

Kristina holds a certification in Coolsculpting among her top “go to” modalities of injectables, Agnes and Scarlet. Her passion and guiding light is found in serving the people she is honored to meet.

When Kristina isn’t with her “family” at Dermfx, she can be found experiencing the adrenaline in flatbottom boats, motorsports and living life to the fullest, “One Day at a Time”. You can find Kristina on Instagram @kristinaplant.dermfx

Vanessa Moreno, B.S.N., R.N.

Vanessa has been a nurse since 2012. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at CSULA. She has been an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2016. She started her nursing career in helping low income families receive medical care from a nonprofit organization. She later moved on to be a Los Angeles County nurse for 3 years specializing in stroke, spinal cord, and traumatic brain injury.

Her passion is in aesthetic and strives to leave her patients looking their best self with confidence and to provide her patient with excellent care. Some of her favorite treatments are Scarlet radio frequency, Microneedling, and Fraxel for skin rejuvenation. Her favorite procedure to perform are Botox and fillers on the cheeks and lips. You can find Vanessa on Instagram @vanessarn_injector

Celeste Smith, R.N.

Erica Escarciga

Erica is a Medical Aesthetician with 7 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. She has worked in medical spas, plastic surgery offices, and day spas, giving her a wide range of skincare knowledge and a unique approach. She started her journey in aesthetics because she suffered from acne wanted to figure out the cause and what could help, so she could gain her own knowledge on skin health. Erica specializes in skincare, Hydrafacials, Derma-planing, Chemical Peels, CoolSculpting and an expert at all things beauty. Erica has worked for the top Coolsculpting provider in the world. Doing over 400 cycles per month, her experience is unparalleled. Erica works closely with her clients, giving them honest and trustworthy treatment plans that show real results. Erica believes it’s not just a treatment, it’s a journey to become the best version of you. Erica has a passion for making her clients feel and look their best. She enjoys furthering her education by taking classes frequently. She has been with Dermfx since 2015, mainly at the Sunset Beach location, but you may see her at other locations as well. Outside of work Erica enjoys spending time with family, running, being outdoors (with SPF of course), and reading. Head to Dermfx to learn more about how to properly take care of your skin and body with Erica!

Allie Meyer

Allie has been working in the Aesthetic industry as a Medical Aesthetician for 5 years and specializes in advanced aesthetic treatments. She is devoted to finding the most effective technologies and treatments available to ensure the best possible results for her patients. Allie is comprehensive in her approach, addressing the total health and well-being of your skin. Allie prides herself in being a ZO Skin Health Specialist and is deeply passionate about the line. She has also attended advanced trainings at Coolsculpting University and HydraFacial headquarters to ensure her patients always receive the best and most up to date treatments. Allie will be offering HydraFacials, Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, and individualized skincare treatment plans. You can find her on Instagram @alliemeyer_aesthetics

Shere Quintanilla

Shere has CoolSculpted celebrities all over Southern California and is looking forward to giving YOU the celebrity treatment you deserve. Her many years of sculpting with skill and integrity has turned her into a local expert with a massive following. Shere is a true patient advocate with a passion for helping patients feel good in their skin. As a mother of two she knows the struggle of reaching your body goals. Schedule an appointment in our Orange or Newport Beach office for a free consultation. 

Management

Martha Hein

Martha began her career at DermFx as a patient consultant. Her experience in the cosmetic surgery field led her to DermFx to follow her passion for aesthetics. With over ten years of experience in the beauty industry, she still strives to understand patient needs and beauty goals. Her goal is to always make patients feel welcome and that they are part of the DermFx family! 

What are your favorite treatments? fraxel
What are your purse must-haves? Lipgloss and mints
What is your favorite shoe? Nike

Jana Perry

Jana began working at DermFx as the Operations Manager in February 2008. She brings with her an extensive history of medical management and operation management in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgeries. As operations manager, she efficiently coordinates and organizes office staff, schedules and oversees the day-to-day operations of DermFx. As a Southern California native, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her golden retriever.

What are your favorite treatments? CO2 Laser Resurfacing
What are your purse must-haves? Lipstick
What is your favorite shoe? Valentino 

Director Of Marketing

Megan Farquhar

Megan joined the DermFx team in 2016 as the Director of Marketing and takes pride in her efforts towards business strategy, branding, social media and customer care. She also enjoys managing and overseeing events, website and app development and advertising campaigns. In 2011, Megan graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in both Journalism and Communication Studies. Born and raised in Southern California, she has a passion for the outdoors and fitness. When Megan isn’t chasing the latest aesthetic trends, she’s cooking, spending time with her family or at the beach. 

What are your favorite treatments? CoolSculpting, SmoothBeam for acne and pores, and Dysport. 
What are your purse must-haves?  Dior Addict Lip Glow and Sunglasses
What is your favorite shoe? Gucci stilettos, but I’m usually in sandals because we live by the beach!