Dr. Richard Gangnes
Dr. Gangnes is a double board certified facial cosmetic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience specializing in facelift plastic surgery. Dr. Gangnes is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine ranked #3 in the nation in 2006 by U.S. News.
Dr. Bryan Brandon
Dr. Brandon is a facial plastic surgeon who received his medical degree from University of California Irvine and surgical training in North Carolina and New York. His artistic eye provides his patients a natural and refreshed appearance. Dr. Brandon always strives to provide a comfortable and collaborative experience for every individual patient, combining personal attentive care with flawless results. His meticulous approach to plastic surgery delivers his patients a natural and balanced result, while achieving each individual’s unique aesthetic goals.
Esther Watanabe, PA-C
Esther Watanabe has been a Physician Assistant for 30 years. She started in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine and transitioned into Aesthetic Medicine. Esther graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Emory University.
Haven Morehead, Registered Nurse
Haven Morehead has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. Born and raised in Orange County, she attended Golden West College where she graduated with her Degree in Nursing.
Dasha Panchenko, RN
Dasha is a Registered Nurse specializing in facial and body aesthetics. Born and raised in Ukraine, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at West Coast University after she moved to US. She started her nursing career in Labor and Delivery, but her passion for skin care, combined with artistic skills and desire to deliver a unique and meaningful experience to every patient, brought Dasha to the aesthetic field shortly after. She started her aesthetic journey in a local medical spa where she trained with physicians and clinical researchers. Dasha has a passion for knowledge and a desire to provide a holistic approach for every patient.
Nikki Bahash Reynolds, Managing Medical Esthetician
Nikki is a licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist. She studied at The Paul Mitchell Skin Academy in Costa Mesa, CA. Their advanced skin care program helped her to become a professional. She joined Facial Aesthetic Concepts in 2005.
Mary Granger, Medical Esthetician
Mary has been in the skin care industry over 10 years. She is a Board Certified Medical Aesthetician, Licensed Permanent Make-up Artist Specializing in CIT/Microneedling, and is certified in Coolsculpting, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Exfoliation, Facial & Body Waxing, Eclectic Modalities. Starting out as a front desk manager she wanted to do more to help patients and to do that she had to move from behind the desk and work in the treatment room.
Erin Pomeroy, Medical Esthetician
Erin is a licensed medical esthetician who has been with FAC since 2019. She studied skin and makeup at Bellus Academy in San Diego in 2014. She started in the makeup industry and transitioned her skills and knowledge to the treatment room to better help her clients with their skin and confidence. Dealing with skin issues at a young age fueled her passion and drive for skincare and aesthetics so she could help educate others about their skin and treatment options.
Brooke White, Medical Esthetician
Brooke is a board-certified medical esthetician. Her interest in skincare and beauty began at an early age. She studied aesthetics as soon as she graduated high school in San Marcos at the Palomar Institute of Cosmetology and has been practicing aesthetics ever since. Brooke was rewarded best customer service from the dermal institute. She specializes in all our facials, chemical peels, microneedling, and CoolSculpting.
Angela Betts, Medical Esthetician
Angela is Certified in the art of aesthetics from a Dermal Institute satellite school where she graduated as a two-time Nuts and Bolts business program award winner. Trained in the classic European facial style as well as several advanced modalities such as LED, microdermabrasion, radio frequency, and Diamond Glow.
Teresa Conter, Surgical Patient Advisor
Teresa has been at FAC for a little over 6 years now and is our Surgical Coordinator for Dr. Gangnes and Dr. Brandon. She assists our surgical patients in every way through their journey of having their surgeries. Teresa has a passion for helping others and truly embraces each and every patient that she meets.
Jodi Reynolds, Patient Advisor
Jodi has over 15 years of experience working in the aesthetics field and has been with Facial Aesthetic Concepts since 2012 as an Patient Advisor in our Rancho Santa Margarita location. Jodi’s strengths and knowledge base are in administration, treatment plans, patient coordinating, sales and management.
Simone Smith, Patient Advisor
Simone is a native of Brazil, but moved to Southern California over 20 years ago. She attended Orange Coast College where she further enhanced her business as well as attended Dermalogica International Dermal Institute, in which her knowledge and skills have been an asset to the team.