Adrianne Vargas, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Adrienne has worked as a certified physician assistant along side Dr. Saluja since 2012. Her professional interests include skin cancer/melanoma diagnosis, skin surgery, sun damaged skin, and skin complexion. Adrienne is a friendly, native Floridian. During her undergraduate education, Adrienne worked for several years as a medical assistant in dermatology and has loved dermatology ever since. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University in 2007. She then earned her master’s degree in Medical Science from Methodist University in North Carolina in 2009. Adrienne is licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Adrienne lives with her husband, Dr. Victor Vargas, and their two young children, Lily and Eli. She enjoys the warm Florida weather, traveling, and salsa dancing!
Kristen is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner here at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery. Her professional highlights include complete skin cancer screenings, skin surgery, anti-aging aesthetics with a natural touch, expert laser treatment, and acne & rosacea treatments with dietary focus.
Kristen began her career as a Registered Nurse, working many years at Cape Canaveral Hospital’s cardiology unit. In 2012, she made the leap to get her master’s advanced practice degree at the University of Central Florida and was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Lota Honor Society. During a clinical dermatology rotation in school, she developed a strong desire to work in the field.
Kristen is a Cocoa Beach resident who graduated from Satellite High School. She enjoys boating and finding fishing spots with her husband and son. She also volunteers with Keep Brevard Beautiful and Cocoa Beach High School to support local conservation. Kristen is a proud member of Dr. Saluja’s team and serves her patients with an attuned sense to their needs and genuine caring. She looks forward to helping you at the office!
Michelle Smith, LE
Certified Dermatology Technician
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
As a Florida native, Michelle Smith is no stranger here in the Sunshine State. Living in Satellite Beach most of her life, sun damage was abundant and stirred an early interest in anti-aging. She has been working in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology since 2010. Michelle has spent the last 6 years working along side Dr. Anita Saluja as a Certified Dermatology Technician. Michelle also holds an Aesthetician License in the State of Florida and specializes in PRP treatments of the scalp and face, chemical peels, customized dermaplane facials, pre & post surgery care, and the latest technology in microneedling combined with radio frequency (The Best Self Vivace Experience). Michelle takes pride in her continued education on medical skin care lines and hand picks a home regimen that delivers results.
Michelle is passionate about her connection with her patients and is committed to a long term rejuvenation plan to keep them looking and feeling like their best self. As a mother of 4 and grandmother of 3, her gentle spirit and natural care giving instincts can be experienced during her treatments. Checking off her bucket list of travel destinations is how she likes to spend her free time! Michelle is looking forward to establishing new relationships, appointments can be scheduled at 321-241-1160 or online at www.foryourbestself.com.
B.S. in Behavioral Science
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Licensed Skincare Specialist