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 joined Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and Deep Blue Med Spa in 2009. Prior to beginning her professional career, Melissa studied Biology and minored in Chemistry at Molloy College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Melissa continued her education at The School of Health Sciences at Touro College. Once again she thrived academically, graduating the physician assistant program as Salutatorian of her class. During her clinical year at Touro College Melissa also received additional training in plastic surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City.
After becoming a board certified physician assistant Melissa began her career as a Plastic Surgical PA, assisting in a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures including body contouring, facelift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty. It was during this time that she developed a strong foundation within the world of aesthetics, eventually discovering her true passion lied in non-surgical rejuvenation.
During her decade long tenure with LIPSG and Deep Blue Med Spa Melissa has risen to the position of Clinical Lead and has played an integral role in the training protocol used for all PAs that join Deep Blue Med Spa. Melissa is a national AMI trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox®, Juvederm, and Kybella. AMI trainers educate physicians and other aesthetic healthcare practitioners on the safe and effective use of injectables. For the past two years Melissa has won the prestigious title of “Top 100 Aesthetic Injector in America” and is recognized as one of the first “Premier Cellfina Providers.” Receiving the “High Five Award” Melissa helped to distinguish Deep Blue Med Spa as one of the top five Cellfina accounts in the country. In addition, Melissia is trained in cosmetic Vampire Method® PRP treatments, including the Vampire Facial, Facelift, and Hair Therapy and after training with Dr. Obagi himself, has been selected by ZO Skin Health as an ambassador to their professional skincare line.
Melissa is fully committed to educating others, as well as maintaining her own continuing education year after year. Staying current is important for her so she can offer only the best outcomes to her patients. For a customized program designed to achieve maximum results throughout every step of the aging process, be sure to schedule a consultation with Melissa today.
“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 specializing in aesthetic facial rejuvenation. Lauren graduated from the accelerated program at St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health and obtained her physician assistant license in 2010.
Prior to joining Deep Blue Med Spa in 2014, Lauren worked in the interventional cardiology department at Lenox Hill Hospital. Working in cardiology allowed her to develop her foundation for comprehensive and compassionate patient care, but she eventually decided to follow her passion for medical aesthetics. Lauren enrolled at Empire Medical Training to expand her education and then pursued extensive training in a variety of aesthetic treatments. She is a certified provider of Fraxel, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, Cellfina, various laser treatments, Botox, and injectable fillers. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree from Pace University with a specialization in facial rejuvenation.
Lauren is devoted to the advancement of aesthetic medicine and is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). In addition to providing personalized patient care, she is also a leader in the field of aesthetic medicine and mentors PA students at her alma mater, Saint John’s University’s PA Program.
“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 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.”
Tiffany Cheung, PA-C
Tiffany Cheung began her medical studies at Long Island University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with minors in Biology and Psychology. After graduating Summa Cum Laude, she continued her education at Pace University Lenox Hill Hospital where she went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
In addition to recently joining Deep Blue Med Spa as an aesthetic PA, Tiffany has also spent two years working as a Plastic Surgical PA at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) alongside Deep Blue Med Spa’s Associate Director Dr. Michael Dobryansky. Since beginning her career at LIPSG, Tiffany has assisted in a wide variety of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures including browlifts, face lifts, abdominoplasties, breast lifts, breast augmentations, and breast reconstructions. She is also trained in performing areola tattooing for breast cancer patients. Through her hands on experience in plastic surgery, Tiffany developed an interest in non-surgical and anti-aging aesthetic treatments, adding injectables, dermal fillers, and PRP facials/hair restoration to her range of expertise. In addition, she is proficient in semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing and is NY State Department of Health certified as a tattoo artist.
Tiffany is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. She is an active member of the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. In addition to English, she is fluent in three dialects of Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, and conversational Fuzhounese).
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, baking, and cooking.
“My goal is to help patients regain their confidence by restoring their youthful appearance using non-surgical methods in the most natural way.”
Donna Barr, RN BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Having spent close to 20 years in healthcare, including several years in critical care, clinical research, nursing education, pre- and post-operative care and women’s health, Donna Barr brings to Deep Blue a range of talent and experience. After ultimately falling in love with the art of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Donna joined the LIPSG family nearly a decade ago. Working alongside Deep Blue Med Spa Associate Director Dr. Michael Dobryansky as a dually credentialed plastic surgery nurse, Donna regularly treats both pre- and post-op patients in multiple LIPSG locations.
In addition to her role as a plastic surgery nurse, Donna is a certified aesthetic nurse injector, specializing in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. She not only holds advanced certifications in administration of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, but has trained alongside some of the top physicians in the industry. As a talented and detail-oriented injector, Donna creates unique treatment plans designed to meet the needs of every individual patient. In joining Deep Blue, she looks forward to taking her passion for aesthetics to new heights.
“Having had the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s most talented plastic surgeons, I’ve seen firsthand how life-changing aesthetics can be. As an injector, I love helping patients to achieve their goals in a natural-looking way.”
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.”
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.
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