Team

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Sara

Managing Partner, PA-C

Emily

Provider, AGNP-C

Kendra

Aesthetic Clinical Coordinator, NCMA

Dante

Medical Assistant

Taylor

Master Aesthetician

Melissa

Aesthetician

Lacey

Master Aesthetician

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Sara | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Sara

Managing Partner, PA-C

Sara L. Villalona, PA-C, MS received her BA from Cornell University, and MS in Immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She then went on to graduate with highest honors from the Bronx Lebanon Hospital / Albert Einstein School of Medicine P.A. program in 2001. Sara, a native of Baltimore, has been practicing at Richmond Dermatology since 2008. She is a board certified member of the American Academy of Physician Associates. Sara is a well known, highly skilled cosmetic injector with a reputation and passion for producing beautiful, natural results. She is a national trainer in the Aesthetics industry and has conducted dozens of private trainings for providers in the community and region. Sara also trains nationally for Galderma, an Aesthetics industry leader and innovator. She has served on a commission at the Virginia Board of Medicine to determine best practices to govern the use of lasers in medical practices. Sara’s passions include customizing and combining aesthetic treatments to produce the most meaningful, long lasting, beautiful outcomes.

Sara is married to Juan Villalona (a Pediatric Gastroenterologist) and they have three sons, Noah, Caleb and Lucas. When not practicing Dermatology, you may find Sara playing lacrosse in the backyard with her boys, reading a good book, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens, or walking her two Shetland Sheepdogs.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • Lumivive
  • Champagne Lip Shine
  • TNS Advanced+

Favorite Aesthetic Service: Sculptra and Threads

Emily | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Emily

Provider, AGNP-C

Emily Boxx is a certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specializing in cosmetic dermatology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013 from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) and began her nursing career working in Emergency Medicine and Trauma. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University, obtaining her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2019.

She has experience as a Nurse Practitioner working within Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetics. Emily enjoys educating and empowering her patients to play an active role in developing individualized treatment plans. Her attention to detail and passion for aesthetics is evident through her patient care!

A native from Annapolis, Emily now resides in Richmond with her Husband, Charlie. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, gardening, spending time on the water, and loving on her Golden Retriever, Duke.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • Lipid Replenishing Soft Cream
  • AHA/BHA Cleanser
  • Ultra Hydrating Serum

Favorite Aesthetic Service:  Neurotoxin

Kendra | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Kendra

Aesthetic Clinical Coordinator, NCMA

Born and raised in Naples, Florida, Kendra completed her NCMA at Florida SouthWestern State College. She then relocated to Richmond, VA in 2017 with her husband. As our National Certified Medical Assistant, Kendra provides assistance to our aesthetic team and patients. With her enthusiastic personality and medical background, her goal is to always make sure the patient is comfortable as possible. One of her passions at our center is drawing blood! As you may know, she has a soft gentle touch while drawing your blood. She is a proud Police Wife and a fabulous Dog Mom to her Chihuahua Terrier, Winnie.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • TNS Adnvanced+
  • Total Eye
  • Clay Mint Mask

Favorite Aesthetic Service: Dermaplaning

Dante | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Dante

Medical Assistant

Born a Virginia native, Dante began her medical career in 2020. She has many years of administration and customer service experience which explains her knowledge for patient care as well as her passion for aesthetics. As a Medical Assistant, Dante’s goal is to ensure that every patient has the most pleasurable experience possible. She takes pride in being a part of each patient’s journey and the positive impact she makes during those encounters.

Dante enjoys movies, music, and quality time with friends and family.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • HA5
  • Green Tea Mist
  • Brightening Vitamin C

Favorite Aesthetic Service: DiamondGlow

Taylor | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Taylor

Master Aesthetician

Taylor is one of our master aestheticians who believes in helping people match their outward appearance with their inner sparkle. Taylor joined Richmond Dermatology during the pandemic and loves the level of results she is able to deliver here. Some of her favorite treatments to perform are Cutera ExcelV treatments for anything from rosacea, some birthmarks, or veins located anywhere on the body. She enjoys educating her patients on the difference between a Fraxel laser resurfacing and the varying intensities of a fractional Tetra CO2 laser treatment, like a CoolPeel! Taylor will educate you on the treatments best suited for your specific aesthetic desired outcomes. Skin treatments improve the overall health of the skin gradually over, and Taylor is passionate about helping match downtime and procedure expectations with your lifestyle and goals. Building trust and communication for a long-term relationship is how we are going to get your skin to the next level.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • Green Tea Soothing Mist
  • Ultra Hydrating Serum
  • Retinol

Favorite Aesthetic Service: Excel-V/ Genesis

Mellisa | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Melissa

Aesthetician

Melissa comes to us from the Phoenix, AZ area where she exclusively worked in a clinical aesthetics enviornment. As a proud Army wife, she and her family have moved and traveled throughout the world. Melissa received a Bachelor degree from Boston College, and studied Aesthetics and Laser Technology after graduating. Melissa brings with her a passion for helping patients realize their skin goals and has a particular soft spot for her acne patients. Melissa is a lifelong learner and is always excited to grow with the ever-changing Aesthetics Industry. Melissa, her husband, and two boys have decided to call Richmond home and put down roots within the community.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:
  • Eryfotona Ageless Tinted Sunscreen
  • TNS Advanced+
  • Tensage Intensive Serum
Favorite Aesthetic Service: Fraxel Face
Lacey | Aesthetic Center of Richmond | Glen Allen, VA

Lacey

Master Aesthetician

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Lacey grew up playing on the floor of her mom’s salons. She has been around the beauty industry her whole life, and mixed with her passion of science, she fell into the world of skin care. Lacey moved to Richmond 7 years ago in order to pursue her long awaited career as a master esthetician. She graduated top of her class from The Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics and breezed through her state boards with a nearly perfect score. After a few years in a spa environment, she was ready to upgrade her skills and knowledge by entering the medical side of esthetics. Continuing her education whenever possible, she loves learning new modalities, methods, and skin care ingredients to ensure she can give each and every patient exactly what they need to meet their skin care goals. Lacey prides herself in providing a customized, detailed treatment to each of her patients, all backed by science and her extensive knowledge of esthetics. She meets patients with empathy and a judgement-free zone, with her only goal of creating confidence in every patient that sees her. Her favorite treatments are chemical peels, microneedling, and anything involving a laser! In her free time she loves being a mom to her five year old son, as well as her two cats Winifred and Mango. She loves being in nature, spending time with friends, and has a guilty pleasure of Amazon shopping.

Top 3 Favorite Medical Grade SkinCare Products:

  • Tensage StemCell Eye Cream
  • HA5
  • Restorative Moisturizer

Favorite Aesthetic Service: Virtue Face

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