Meet the Staff

Dr. Edgar Ballenas, MD

Dr. Ballenas has been certified in medical esthetics since 2004. He is a Board Eligible Emergency Medicine Physician, an Associate Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Ballenas is certified to offer treatments in the field of permanent hair reduction, photo skin rejuvenation, removal of pigmented and fine vascular lesions.

Dr. Ballenas is also proud to offer body sculpting lipolysis to relieve individuals of those areas which can not be reduced by diet or exercise. Smartlipo and Vaser body sculpting has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of lipomas, excessive sweating, cellulite, stretch marks and gynecomastia.

Smartlipo and Vaser body sculpting procedures are very gratifying and are performed under light oral sedation with minimal downtime.

His certifications and training in this area are:
July 2008: Laser Lipolysis Fundamentals at the Advanced Body Sculpting Institute in CO. under the supervision of Dr. Millard.

Sept. 2008: Center for Smartlipo in Langhorne, PA- Completion of Laser Liposuction Workshop.

Dr. Ballenas is proud to have recently been certified in performing LipoSonix (the most effective non invasive body sculpting procedure), Thermi-Tight (a fast and effective treatment for sculpting and tightening the neck) and Thermi Va, the FDA approved treatment for women who require vaginal tightening.

Dr. Ballenas offers the most effective procedure in hair replacement today, utilizing the Neo Graft. He along with has advanced team of technicians, safely transfer individual hair follicles restoring hairline and fullness resulting in a youthful and confident appearance in both genders. To further enhance and stimulate hair growth, he employs the use of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP).

LuAnn Russell,  Paramedical Aesthetician

We would like to welcome LuAnn Russell, Master Aesthetician. LuAnn specializes in anti-aging procedures as well as the treatment of acne and scars. She has a passion for skincare, an extensive knowledge of skin conditions and is current on the latest treatments and home care products. LuAnn graduated from Rob Roy Academy and worked on Newbury St. in Boston. She has received advanced training and certificates in the operation of lasers as well as facial sculpting with dermal fillers and Botox, micro needling,  surgery’s, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Zachary S. Rega-Oliveira,  Registered Nurse

A registered nurse in Massachusetts and Rhode Island .  Zachary specializes in facial rejuvenation with cosm
etic injectables. He is a master at re-contouring the face by restoring volume and smoothing out wrinkles, with natural realistic results.  His expert technique and warm charisma, sets the bar very high that each patient’s needs are met and expectations are exceeded.

As if that’s not enough, he is also a Psychiatric Nurse at the Providence Center in RI and Nurse supervisor at Bradley hospital in RI.

Sharon Zeffiro, Surgical Assistant

Sharon Zeffiro is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is a graduate of the ACE Surgical Assisting Program  and is recognized by the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). as a Certified First Surgical Assistant (CSFA) She has worked as Dr. Ballenas’ assistant for the past three years and has extensive knowledge in medical procedure, protocol and administration. Sharon is recognized by the Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals with certifications in Liposonix™, Emerge™, and ThermiSmooth™ (radio frequency used for tightening the skin).

 Sharon’s training and certification by Thermi™ makes her one of only four health professionals who offer the ThermiVa™ treatment in Massachusetts.