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Adrienne Vargas PA-C, Dermatology + Plastic Surgery: For Your Best Self

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 Campell, APRN
Certified Nurse Practitioner

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!

What is a Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA) and a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner (APRN)?
Dr. Saluja answers, “A PA or APRN in my office is focused on and specialized in dermatology, specifically skin cancer/melanoma, sun damage, skin procedures since as mole removals, liquid nitrogen, and biopsies, lasers, and complexion. Adrienne and Kristen work within my office caring for our patients. I review their work and we collaborate on your care. Certified and carefully selected and trained by me, Adrienne and Kristen can diagnose, educate, prescribe medications, formulate treatment plans, and skillfully perform skin surgery. Adrienne and Kristen are your expert skin detectives and pride themselves in finding any skin cancers you have. By working as a team, our goal is to provide you with quality personalized care for your skin’s health.”

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.

Melissa Kern
B.S. in Behavioral Science
Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Melissa is an amazing 2019 addition to our team! Melissa is an experienced aesthetician, having over six years of patient care. Dr. Saluja and Dr. Novo interviewed her and liked her so much that they opened up a position just for her. Melissa was born and raised in New Jersey. In addition to learning aesthetics, Melissa also achieved her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. She moved to Florida for family and, of course, warm weather!
Melissa is passionate about skin care and helping our guests look and feel their best. She is at her happiest when she is able to make others smile. Additionally, Melissa works in Dr. Saluja’s clinic as a patient educator.
Melissa would be thrilled to provide you with a HydraFacial or customized chemical peel to determine an at-home skin care plan with you, to discuss our aesthetic dermatology & plastic surgery procedures, or to perform a dermaplaning or microneedling treatment. In her free time, Melissa enjoys water activities, but of course while wearing sunblock. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Melissa at 321-241-1160 or through www.foryourbestself.com.

Anna Acopian
Licensed Skincare Specialist

Anna Acopian started her aesthetics career in a highly regarded day spa. Anna helped her clients relax and improve their facial glow, but the results were not lasting. Anna wanted to be more educated and more helpful.  This ambition led her on a journey to find the ideal setting where she could perform results driven skin treatments. Anna found herself working in aesthetic dermatology and absolutely loving it!  
Anna is eager to help our patients feel and look their absolute best. Two of her favorite treatments include deluxe Hydrafacials, with age defying booster serums, and complexion enhancing chemical peels.  Anna also has a warm and personalized approach to high quality consulting for home care regimens and progressive in office treatment plans.
Anna has four years of experience as a licensed skincare specialist and has been employed in the skincare industry over the past 17 years.  In her free time, Anna loves to ride horses and to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and two children.  Anna would be thrilled to help you succeed on your skincare journey.  Appointments can be scheduled at 321-241-1160 or online at www.foryourbestself.com.

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Serving Cities

  • Melbourne
  • Brevard County
  • Viera
  • Orlando
  • Cocoa Beach
  • Satellite Beach
  • Melbourne Beach
  • Vero Beach
  • Indialantic
  • Rockledge
  • Titusville
  • Palm Bay