Our team is one of the best you’ll ever meet. Each individual has been selected for their exceptional personality and the entire team works together seamlessly. Our goal is to make your visit as comfortable and educational as possible. We all strive to provide all of the information you’ll need to make the important decisions which lead up to cosmetic surgery. It is our belief that completely satisfying a patient not only requires expert surgical treatment, but also comes from providing superior care to patients from their initial contact until the completion of their treatment.
Renee J Hinojosa, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CANS, CPSN
Nurse Practitioner; Botox and Dermal Filler injector
Renee received her BSN (1984), MSN (1989) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing (2014) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During the past twenty-six years, all her nursing experience has been in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
She has obtained several national certifications to include Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-2014), Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS – 2013) and Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN-2001). Renee is one of only three nurses to receive the CANS certification in Nevada and the only one in Reno. She is one of only three nurses to receive the CPSN certification in Nevada and is one of only two in Reno. Renee is an expert injector in the use of Botox, Juvederm® XC, Juvederm ® Voluma XC, and Juvederm® Ultra XC.
In addition to her clinical experience, Renee has been a national trainer for Aesthetic Advancements, Inc. for the past 8 years providing educational lectures and hands on experience for physicians and nurses.
Director of Patient Care
Madison is our director of patient care and has been working in the plastic surgery field for most of her adult life. Madison was born in California and relocated to Reno, Nevada after she fell in love with the area. She is an avid skier and loves Lake Tahoe. She is the mother of three beautiful and talented children. She is very intelligent, talented, experienced, compassionate and witty. Madison is extremely detail oriented and incredibly knowledgeable about aesthetic surgery and non-surgical procedures. When you schedule a complementary consultation, you will meet with Madison who will help you determine the best cosmetic procedures to achieve your desired results.
Madison is also certified in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments such as Ultherapy®, ThermiVa®, CoolSculpting®, Bellafill® and other aesthetic injections. Madison is truly passionate about her work and cares deeply about our patients. Once you meet Madison, you will feel so comfortable about your decision to have cosmetic surgery or aesthetic procedures. Please do not hesitate to contact Madison who always looks forward to answering your questions.
Donna Richards, RN
Donna has operated Laser Essentials for 15 years. She is a licensed R.N., and provides a variety of different professional cosmetic laser services at an affordable price. Skin resurfacing for wrinkles and skin tightening are provided under the supervision of Dr. Dahan. Other services include treatments for skin rejuvenation, hair removal, acne and rosacea, face and leg veins and uneven sun damaged skin. She is very professional and knowledgeable in her field and offers state-of-the-art laser therapy. The first consultation is provided at no charge.
Donna uses FRACTIONAL eCo2 (Lutronic), KTP and YAG (Cutera) lasers which are very safe and efficient. The use of lasers in combination provides optimal variation of penetration in lower layers of the skin for exact target contact and excellent results.
She is dedicated to enhancing the patients sense of wellbeing and providing comfortable cosmetic treatments in a professional and ethical environment.
Clinical Aesthetician, Lymphatic Drainage & Facial Toning Specialist
Receptionist and Office Coordinator
Katie is a native Nevadan who was previously a preschool teacher and has been working in the healthcare field for numerous years. She is our multitalented receptionist who also plays a role in office management, marketing, and is also a certified CoolSculpting®, technician.
Katie will likely be the first person you speak to and you will meet when you contact our practice. You will quickly realize how caring, compassionate, friendly and knowledgeable Katie is.
Katie understands how important customer satisfaction is and she looks forward to answering your questions and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Ashley is a native Nevadan who is happily married and has three beautiful and talented children. She joined our practice in 2012 when she started as a receptionist at Dr. Dahan’s MediSpa and was subsequently promoted to front office manager. She is currently our practice office manager who is dedicated to ensuring that all of our patients and clients have the best experience possible.
Ashley always uses a blend of intelligence, experience and compassion when performing her duties. She is also an accomplished makeup artist and understands the needs of aesthetic patients. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashley.