Meet Our Aesthetic Team
Our exceptional team of aesthetic professionals consists of some of the best nurse injectors and certified physician assistants in the area. At Allegro MedSpa of Novato, we take our customer care very seriously, which is why we took out time to search for individuals who were highly qualified to care for our patients. Our aesthetic team performs a variety of procedures, including BOTOX, dermal fillers, facials, microneedling, and PRP therapy. They also help educate our clients on how to care for their skin to maintain optimal results and when they should return for follow-up treatments.
Ashley – Clinical and Medical Aesthetician
Ashley was born and raised in Sonoma county, and has always had a passion for skin care. She graduated from Le Melange Beauty School and has been practicing aesthetics since 2013. Ashley has been with Allegro Medspa since 2016. She is truly passionate about helping patients with their skin care needs and concerns, and also has great knowledge products to recommend to address those needs. Through Allegro Med Spa, she has received advanced training on chemical peels, Hydrafacial and radio frequency devices. In her spare time, Ashley loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, yoga and paddle boarding. Briana Grogan, Front Office Coordinator and Marketing Assistant
Corinn – Physician Assistant Injector
Corinn is a Physician Assistant, Expert Injector, and National Injectables Trainer. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina, she attended the Physician Assistant program at Barry University in Miami. While altogether working in the aesthetics industry full-time for 13 years, her focus has been solely on injectables for 10 years. She has been a national trainer for Galderma for 8 years, an Allergan trainer for 2 years, and a trainer for Novathreads as of recently. A board member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, she has also been training dentists on various injectables for dental issues for 6 years. Known for her gentle touch and calm demeanor, she is a self-proclaimed perfectionist and takes great pride in her work, providing visible albeit natural results. Versed in various basic and advanced techniques, she is confident in her ability to devise a customized treatment plan that will make everyone look refreshed and allow them to feel more confident about their appearance. She splits her time between Florida and California, and enjoys traveling and working out in her free time.
Danielle – Certified Medical Assistant
Danielle is a Certified Medical Assistant practicing at Plastic Surgery Associates and Allegro Medspa. Danielle started her career in the aesthetic field in 2010 with a passion for patient care. She loves educating patients on medical grade skincare products and treatments. With over 5 years in the cosmetic industry she feels like she has found her true calling.
Jodie – Physician Assistant
As a Physician Assistant, I am dedicated to providing quality, patient oriented care. I am committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and improve their self-esteem through compassion and attention to detail. I believe every patient should feel welcome, comfortable, and cared for. In my time away from work, I enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time with my family and pups.
Kate – Nurse Practitioner
Kate Ratto was the Valedictorian of the 1998 University of San Francisco School of Nursing class. She also obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California San Francisco. Kate is an expert aesthetic nurse practitioner with extensive experience in injectables like Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Kybella and many others. In addition, she is widely trained in multiple laser applications, such as Fraxel, Laser Hair Reduction, IPL, and RF microneedling,. Her aesthetic eye will help you obtain a personalized treatment plan using a combination of therapies. We look forward to having you meet Kate!
Kirstie – Registered Nurse
After earning her initial degree in Exercise Physiology, Kirstie Anderson graduated from nursing school in Colorado in 2007 and became a Registered Nurse. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, she returned to her hometown and has been a part of the PSA and Allegro Medspa family since 2013. She has specialized training in Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, and medical grade skin care; including several Masters training courses through Allergan for Botox and filler. Kirstie is known for her expertise and gentle touch and for helping her patients feel beautiful with natural looking results. In addition to her busy Medspa schedule, Kirstie also assists Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas with their surgical patients; helping them to feel comfortable and cared for during their surgical process.
Lucia – Licensed Aesthetician
Lucia Dezotelll began her career as an aesthetician in 2009. Since then, she has attended many advanced skincare courses and pursued additional educational training in the science of chemical peels and medical grade skincare. Lucia believes that investing in one’s skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime. She also enjoys making every patient’s visit to Allegro MedSpa an enjoyable, relaxing and pleasant experience.Outside of work, Lucia is a passionate mother to her daughter Zoe. You will most likely find Lucia at the beach with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors.
Melinda – MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Originally from Southern California, Melinda moved to Bodega Bay in 2016 and has spent the past several years working as an aesthetic nurse practitioner in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Her background includes dual Bachelors of Arts and Science, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. At both Santa Rosa and Novato Allegro MedSpa locations, Melinda performs laser resurfacing and injectables with expert care and precision. Employing a multitude of laser platforms and injectable treatments, she champions self-confidence by improving pigmentation irregularities, reducing unwanted hair, smoothing fine lines, and restoring clearer, healthier complexions. With a genuine smile and a positive attitude, Melinda provides her patients with holistic treatment plans to achieve their aesthetic goals and maintain fantastic results. At home, Melinda enjoys time with her large family and many pets, laughing out loud at Rom-Coms and Sitcoms, reading adventure novels, and eating delicious foods. As a mother of many children, she is often heard telling patients and coworkers alike that “work is my happy place where I come to be surrounded by beautiful happy people... and avoid laundry.”
Deanna – RN injector
As a Registered Nurse in the aesthetic field since 2014, Deanna takes a conservative approach while embracing a patient’s natural features. She feels that enhancing their natural features makes patients feel more confident and beautiful while still feeling like themselves. Deanna received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Sonoma State University in 2007. When Deanna is not working she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her husband, family, friends and 2 dogs.
Martha – Certified Medical Assistant
Martha initiated her career as a Medical Assistant in 2003 and soon after developed her passion for skin care. This desire to grow in the field led to multiple credentials for highly sought-after aesthetic and skin care procedures. Having also worked as a lead Medical Assistant and as a Medical Transcriber, Martha is highly skilled in educating patients about skin care products both aesthetically and medically. Martha joined the Plastic Surgery Associates and Allegro MedSpa team in 2016 and since then has developed and improved her professional skills. Specifically, Martha specializes in the body contouring treatment known as CoolSculpting. In addition, Martha is an expert at numerous other procedures including chemical peels, Hydrafacials, Ultherapy, Venus legacy, Nu Era, Embrace and Aspen. Martha has found that education is key to helping patients make informed decisions about their personal skin care. Martha enjoys helping people improve the health of their skin and body and has found the greatest reward in helping her patients feel more confident.