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!
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.
I have specialized in aesthetic nursing for the past 6 years after working in oncology with Kaiser for almost 10 years. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and love everything about the field of nursing!
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!
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at UC Santa Barbara. Shortly after that, I received my Masters degree and Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Western University of Heath Sciences. I began my nursing profession in the Labor and Delivery unit and continued to work in Women’s Health in the outpatient setting for several years. Over a year ago, I was selected as an Aesthetics intern with Shawna to learn everything about cosmetic injectables, lasers, and skin treatments. I switched my career path and have never looked back!I have had an interest in aesthetics for as long as I can remember, and I believe that helping people achieve their physical goals can ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing. It is a wonderful feeling to see how even the smallest change can provide such great satisfaction and a boost of confidence
I have been married to my husband Nick for 2 years. I love cats, especially our toyger named Truman. We are expanding our family and are expecting a baby girl soon! Some of my favorite things to do outside of work are traveling- especially to tropical places, and exercising – Pilates, yoga, spin. I love to cook gourmet meals and enjoy a nice glass of wine with family and friends. I also love to shop!
I began my career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist. I’ve worked for multiple cosmetic companies and wanted to learn much more to help my clients look and feel their best. After attending beauty school I fell in love with skincare even more. In 2019, I decided to pursue my career in aesthetics full-time and focus on treating skin issues and not just covering them up. I’m very passionate about helping people look and feel their best with and without makeup and I’m beyond blessed to do that with the amazing Destination Aesthetics team!
After nursing school and working at a med spa in San Francisco, I knew I wanted to come back to my hometown in Sacramento and work for the best in the industry. After hearing about the experiences that my friends had at DA, I knew this is where I belonged and that I was going to do anything it took to be part of this team. Being part of this team feels more like a sisterhood and it truly never feels like work. I currently provide Microneedling, Vivace, CoolSculpting, and Ultherapy treatments. I am working towards my bachelor’s degree in nursing and can’t wait to see where it takes me! Aside from absolutely loving my job, I spend my free time with family and friends.
Administrative, NP Assistant