At Deep Blue Med Spa, only Physician Assistants and highly trained Medical Aestheticians perform treatments, all overseen by the expert team of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group surgeons. In 2011 and 2012, Deep Blue Med Spa was voted #1 Best Laser Treatment Center in Long Island by patients. Learn more about our award-winning Deep Blue Med Spa staff below.
Melissa Colletti-White, Lead PA-C
Melissa Colletti-White is a board-certified Physician Assistant and joined the Deep Blue Med Spa team in 2009. After obtaining her Physician Assistant Degree from Touro College in Bayshore, New York, Melissa received additional training in Plastic Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. Currently, Melissa is the Clinical Lead Physician Assistant at Deep Blue Med Spa, and specializes in general Aesthetic Medicine with a focus on non-invasive facial and skin rejuvenation. Melissa is committed to customizing individual programs for each patient to achieve maximum results throughout every step in the aging process.
“At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group I work with a team of world class plastic surgeons. I am comforted knowing that as a group we are capable of treatments to satisfy all patients’ needs.”
Lauren Montemayor, MS, PA-C
Lauren Montemayor is a board-certified licensed physician assistant with extensive experience in general and invasive medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health in 2010 and attained her physician assistant license for New York State from their accelerated program at the same time.
She immediately joined Lenox Hill Hospital’s interventional cardiology department where she formed the foundation to treat patients with care and knowledge. Although she found cardiology rewarding, her passion for aesthetics led her to independently enroll herself in one of the nation’s first medical aesthetics programs, Empire Medical Training. Lauren has been part of the elite group of Deep Blue Med Spa at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC since 2014 and has since dedicated her entire professional career to aesthetic medicine and its future. She is certified in multiple non-invasive procedures such as Botox and filler treatments, Fraxel, Ultherapy, CoolSculpting, Cellfina and other laser treatments. Lauren is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
In 2017, Lauren advanced her education by attaining her Master of Science degree at Pace University with special emphasis on facial aesthetic rejuvenation with dermal fillers. Today, she is helping pioneer aesthetic medicine to prospective PA students at her alma mater, Saint John’s University’s PA Program, with hopes to increase nationwide recognition of the aesthetic field.
“I am passionate about aesthetic medicine and its benefits to the patient as a whole. We have an innate appreciation for beauty so when we look good, we feel happier thus spreading positivity. I am enthusiastic about increasing self-assurance because confidence breeds inner beauty!”
Marianna Torre, PA-C
Marianna Torre is a board-certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is licensed to practice by the New York Board of Medicine. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and from SUNY Downstate with a Masters of Physician Assistant studies. Prior to joining the staff at Deep Blue Med Spa, Marianna spent 11 years working closely with the general surgery team of Woodhull Medical Center, as well as the plastics and reconstructive surgery team at Westchester Medical Center. While she enjoyed her time working on complex, high level cases in the ER, her passion for aesthetic medicine and skincare has led her to the reputable team at Deep Blue Med Spa.
“Being able to boost someone’s self-esteem and confidence by providing a non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment is extremely gratifying for both myself and the patient.”
Innessa Mandelbaum, Medical Aesthetician
Innessa Mandelbaum is a licensed Medical Aesthetician. Innessa received her education and training in Russia and Italy, and has been practicing in the United States for the last twenty-eight years. Her specialties include teen and adult acneic skin, as well as skin conditions caused by age or health changes.
For patients who have received cosmetic facial improvements, Innessa expertly enhances the eyes by creating a brow shape that frames the face. In addition, she performs brow and lash color enhancement, using only natural based products.
Innessa specializes in micro-needling, customized facial treatments and diamond tome tip microdermabrasion with anti-oxidant infusions that improve a variety of skin conditions. She is also certified in facial lasers that improve cell renewal and create healthy skin. Innessa is certified in the latest technologies in body contouring. She is also certified in facial lymphatic drainage massage developed by Dr. Vodder.
Innessa corrects face and body skin conditions by developing results-oriented customized treatments and home regimens based on the individual needs of each patient.
“I believe that skin is a reflection of our inner health and we need to discipline ourselves to take care of it.”
Szilvia Sadowski, Medical Aesthetician
We are delighted to have Szilvia Sadowski on staff at Deep Blue Med Spa at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Szilvia is a licensed medical aesthetician who obtained her education in Hungary and has practiced in the United States for 10+ years.
Szilvia comes to LIPSG Deep Blue Med Spa with a wealth of knowledge and a gentle touch. Despite experience in multiple procedures, she specializes in microdermabrasion, chemical peels and the treatment of acneic skin. Szilvia understands how quickly procedures and technology can change, therefore she makes it a point to regularly attend skincare seminars and cutting edge professional development trainings in order to maintain and enhance her expertise in the field.
Prior to LIPSG, Szilvia worked at a dermatologist’s office in Great Neck, where she was able to gain experience with all types of skin issues and innovative treatment options. Szilvia takes pride in working with the staff at LIPSG Deep Blue Med Spa, and would like to educate her clientele in the latest methods with regard to home beauty regimens, in order to promote skin health and find ways to make inner beauty rise to the surface and shine!
Laura Brucculeri, Medical Aesthetician
Laura Brucculeri is a licensed Medical Aesthetician with over 15 years of experience.
After receiving extensive training at the Long Island Skin Care Institute of Levittown, New York, Laura worked with prestigious surgeons on Long Island before joining Deep Blue Med Spa in June 2012.
Specializing in medical grade treatments such as micro-needling, dermaplaning and acne detox. She is dedicated to developing customized treatments for her patient’s needs, followed by a personalized home care regimen. Laura cares deeply about the confidence of her patients. She works with her patients long after their appointments and treatments to meet their skin care goals.
“Beauty is skin-deep; it needs to be nurtured from the inside out. There is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing my patients leave with confidence.”
Raquel Campos, Medical Aesthetician
Raquel Campos is a licensed Medical Aesthetician with over 15 years of experience as a highly trained Beauty and Skincare Professional. Raquel received her extensive training from Athelier Esthetique on Park Avenue, where she earned her Esthetics license. She also is certified in Microblading, Eyelash Extension, Hydrafacial, Esthetics Education, and Spa Management. Before joining the Deep Blue Med Spa team, Raquel worked at another prestigious medical spa on Long Island, as well as Estée Lauder.
Through her education and experience, Raquel has obtained strong technical skills and a passion for all that embodies beauty. She is always working towards perfecting her craft and staying up to date with the advances being made in the aesthetic world. Her goal is to spread the message that beauty stems from within, and then to provide the finest quality services to make sure that your outer beauty matches your inner beauty.
“Being a medical aesthetician/lash specialist is a very emotionally rewarding profession because making people look good will always make them feel good.”
Cat Lopresti, Medical Aesthetician
Cat Lopresti is a licensed medical aesthetician who comes to us with 13 years of experience and a wide variety of specialties! Cat started her aesthetic training and was licensed at the Long Island Nail and Skincare Institute. Prior to joining the Deep Blue team, Cat worked in various aesthetic fields including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, and was a clinical trainer for CoolSculpting. As a CoolSculpting clinical trainer, she taught over 16 practices how to safely and effectively perform CoolSculpting treatments, while also mastering it herself! Cat is certified in various laser procedures such as Laser Hair Reduction and IPL, and specializes in many other treatments including Body Contouring, Microneedling, HydraFacial, and more. Cat’s extensive knowledge of skincare products and aesthetic treatments ensures the best possible experience and results for her patients.
“The most important thing for me is to have an in-depth conversation with my patients and educate them on what treatments are available. I try to hone in on their true goals and from there we can discuss what their individualized options are, and customize a plan to reach those goals.”
Ashleigh McCabe, Medical Aesthetician
Ashleigh McCabe is a licensed medical aesthetician who joins the Deep Blue team with years of experience. Ashleigh received her training from Western Suffolk BOCES, a fully accredited Esthetics School on Long Island, NY. After graduating with honors, she went on to begin her professional career at prestigious spas on Long Island where she mastered all the latest and most effective techniques in skincare. Ashleigh is trained in various treatments including facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, with a special focus on treating acneic skin on younger clients. She is constantly learning new and innovative techniques, to best treat each of her patients with a customized skincare plan. Ashleigh is committed to building an honest, long lasting relationship with her patients, and believes that this is the most important part of her job.
Nargiza Smith, Medical Aesthetician
Nargiza Smith is a licensed Medical Aesthetician. Nargiza received her college degree in Japanese Language but the passion of skin care and aesthetics eventually brought her to the Gloria Francis Beauty School where she started her journey in skin care. After graduating, Nargiza continued her education at the New York Institute of Beauty for Advanced Esthetics, where she learned new and innovative techniques for treating various skin types and conditions.
Before joining the Deep Blue team, Nargiza worked with leading dermatologists throughout Long Island and New York City. Through these experiences, she became especially knowledgeable on how to best treat rosacea, melasma and acneic skin. She is also certified in various laser treatments including Clear + Brilliant, and has extensive experience in HydraFacial, microneedling, dermaplaning and chemical peels.
For Nargiza, it is extremely rewarding to track her patients’ progress and to work towards a successful result together.
“I am mesmerized with the aesthetic industry. It grows and changes constantly and as a skin care professional I love being challenged to learn and educate myself on new tools and treatments. I love sharing my knowledge with patients and helping them achieve their skin goals.”
Stacyann Samaroo, Medical Aesthetician
Stacyann Samaroo is a licensed medical aesthetician who received her training from New York Institute of Beauty. After spending the first five years of her career in a high-end day spa, where she became the lead aesthetician, Stacy decided to turn her practice toward advanced medical aesthetics. She gained both knowledge and experience in this field while working for a dermatologist on the north shore of Long Island and a facial plastic surgery group in Woodbury. During her transition from the day spa to medical aesthetics, Stacy also worked with a variety of medical grade skincare lines, expanding her knowledge on customized skincare, and became a certified phlebotomist. Today, this distinction allows her to incorporate advanced procedures into the services she offers.
Stacy comes to Deep Blue Med Spa with a wide variety of specialties including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, VelaShape, and more. She strongly believes in the treatment and product regimens she preaches to her patients, as it’s also what she practices on herself. Stacy truly loves what she does and believes it reflects in each of her patients as they walk out the door.
Alicia Pagliari, Medical Assistant
Alicia Pagliari has been a certified medical assistant since 2010 and brings with her a range of both knowledge and experience.
While originally setting out to become a cardiovascular ultrasound technician, Alicia accepted a position working as a medical assistant for a New York-based plastic surgeon. To her surprise, learning to conduct consults, participate in the operating room, and provide post-operative support to patients, led to a love for the world of aesthetics. As her experience grew she began to deeply appreciate the field and its ability to restore confidence to both men and women.
Since that time Alicia has continued to expand her expertise. Today, she works alongside the board-certified Physician Assistants at Deep Blue Med Spa to provide patients with the greatest level of care and education. In addition to assisting in laser treatments and injectable appointments, Alicia also performs CoolSculpting assessments.
Alicia is proud to be a part of the Deep Blue team and appreciates every opportunity to support patients on their aesthetic journey.
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