Dr. R. David Ferrera
Co-Owner of Destination Aesthetics
Dr. R. David Ferrera has been a Sacramento family physician since 1975 and is the current Medical Director for Destination Aesthetics. Prior to his work with Destination Aesthetics, Dr. Ferrera was the Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trails for the pharmaceutical industry and also acted as Medical Director for Sona Med Spa from 2000 to 2005.
MS, BC, FCCS
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Co-Owner
Thank you for your interest in Destination Aesthetics! I have been working in healthcare for over 20 years, primarily in critical care medicine. I received a Masters in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco and have worked as a nurse practitioner since 2002. I entered the field of aesthetics for one simple reason – making people feel beautiful rewards me with the utmost professional satisfaction!
My philosophy on aesthetics is to restore a natural look, to slow the normal process of aging, and enhance a person’s true beauty. We are outcome-driven and strive to prove to people that their investment with Destination Aesthetics will deliver. All new services, products, and technology we incorporate is demoed and researched to ensure results versus bringing on the latest fad. We are customer-focused with you as our priority, today and for years to come!
Outside of Destination Aesthetics, I enjoy traveling, eating good food, napping, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite interest, however, is being a wife and a mother of two children! My husband and I were high school sweethearts from El Camino High School and have been together for 25 years. I am proud to practice locally in the amazing city of Sacramento! I hope to meet you!
Lead Administrative Assistant
Betsy A. Schuh
Practice Manager, Esthetician
CoolSculpting® and Ultherapy® Technician, Esthetician
Product Specialist, Esthetician
Janell joined our team in September, 2016 but has been in the aesthetic field for 17 years. As a California Licensed Esthetician, she considers it a blessing and a privilege to have found a career that not only helps people achieve healthy skin but a career that helps people feel good about themselves! She realizes that the outward appearance of the skin with hyperpigmentation, acne, blemishes and other maladies seriously affects not only one’s confidence but also their self-esteem.As our product specialist and consultant, Janell loves to educate patients on the art of skin care utilizing medical-grade products finishing off with Jane Iredale make-up to make you look and feel your best! She has taken to heart years ago that ”people don’t care how much you know… until they know how much you care!” She is always looking to make that difference! When she is not at Destination Aesthetics you could find her golfing, on the American River bike trail, or spending time with her family.
Lead Reception, Botox® Party Specialist, Esthetician
With an ever-growing passion for the beauty industry, I am honored to work at Destination Aesthetics. I thrive in settings where people come together and cultivate an inspiring atmosphere where everyone leaves feeling their most beautiful.
PHN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Melonie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara in 1995, then later earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1999 from Azusa Pacific University where she later completed her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2004.
Her background includes: trauma/surgical services, plastics, dermatology, weight loss, lasers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and injectables. Her background in psychology and nursing has helped her desire to optimize her patients physical, emotional and psychosocial selves. In 2006, she fell in love with the aesthetic industry and shortly later took certification courses. Since then she has become a Galderma Aesthetic Injectable Trainer, an Allergen Medical Institute Trainer and is Radiesse Hand Certified.
She has had hands on training with some of the most well renowned injectors i.e., Mauricio de Maio, M.D., Anil Rajani, M.D., Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera and others. Outside her love in the field of aesthetics she has two children whom she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys dancing and visiting the ocean frequently.
My experience includes extensive training and master classes for cosmetic injectables. I also have many years of experience with various types of cosmetic lasers. I have many years of advanced training with medical-grade skin care products such as SkinMedica® and Obagi®. With knowledge in all areas of aesthetics, I can recommend what is in the best interest for each individual client.
When I’m not at work, I live a fulfilling life. I have a 15 year old son that is very dedicated to baseball. I also love to have social time with my friends and family. I am always doing something whether it is yoga, boxing, or hiking. I try to always stay active!
Administrative, NP Assistant