Meet Barba Skin Clinic’s Team in Miami
Our expertise goes beyond the norm: After receiving their aesthetician degrees and professional state licenses, all Barba Skin Clinic Specialists are supervised and clinically trained by Dr. Barba for an additional six to eight months. To Dr. Barba, it’s key that they understand the role of the dermatologist, have a true grasp of active ingredients, and master the cutting-edge technology required to safely deliver superior clinical results.
Led by Dr. Barba and her sister, well-known Miami Clinical Aesthetician Stella Barba, our team sticks to an efficient philosophy of skincare to deliver glowing skin and fewer lines. Together, we’ve created proprietary treatments and protocols that set the bar high for safety, efficacy and excellence in the aesthetic field.
“We’re always in search of the best ingredients and techniques for transforming skin – and when we find something that really works, we’re happy to spread the word. We love our clients and it shows!” – Alicia Barba, M.D., and Stella Barba, LE, CME
Alicia Barba, M.D. Costantino Cicchelli Stella Barba, LE, CME Olga Sersnova, LE, CME Selene Chaves LE, CME Michelle Rivera LE, CME Jannet Quach, LE, CME Astrid Hoogesteyn, LE Maria Villalobos, LE Lily Montalvo Maidel Botello
Costantino Cicchelli is the Co-Owner and Managing Partner of Barba Skin Clinic. Costantino was born and raised in Rome, Italy. A master at growing world-class brands, Costantino is instrumental in ensuring the consistent excellence of our services. After finishing his business studies in Boston at Northeastern University, he went to work in corporate America, where he honed his business management skills and intuitive marketing sense. He was working with Barilla Group, a leading multinational company, when he partnered with his wife, Dr. Alicia Barba, M.D., to open Barba Skin Clinic. With more than 12 years of management and marketing experience, Costantino brings a dynamic management style and innovative vision to Barba Skin Clinic.
Stella Barba, LE, CME is both a Licensed Aesthetician and a Certified Medical Electrologist. She has expertise in dermatology procedures including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, clinical facials, acne treatments and medical skincare. On a daily basis, Stella also performs electrolysis and lasers for permanent removal of unwanted hair in all skin types. She graduated from San Diego State University and is an active member of the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal and Society of Dermatology Skincare Specialists. Stella has been successfully working with her sister, Dr. Barba, since moving to Miami in 2004, and was the inspiration for Barba Skin Clinic.
Olga Sersnova, LE, CME is a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Medical Electrologist and Laser Hair Removal Specialist. She launched her career in New York City seven years ago, and after being quickly recognized for her talent, soon began working as a skincare specialist at 5-star luxury resorts like The Four Seasons. Today, Olga’s clients benefit from her extensive hands-on treatment experience with a gentle clinical approach. Her commitment to continuing education keeps her at the top of her field. She’s passionate about solving skincare concerns, and specializes in personalized, results-oriented treatments that are gentle and effective. Originally from Latvia, Olga is fluent in Russian and English.
Selene Chaves, LE, CME is a Licensed Professional with a background in chemistry as well as a business degree. She first discovered a talent for skin care in high school, where friends constantly turned to her for advice on products and regimens. Later, while working internationally as a model, her interest in beauty and wellbeing intensified. Selene now devotes herself to getting the best results for each client, and keeps herself updated on the latest, clinically proven treatments through extensive training. Clients love her for her knowledge and skincare passion, and appreciate that she has their best interests at heart. Born in the U.K., she’s fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Michelle Rivera, LE, CME is a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Medical Electrologist, and Laser Hair Removal Specialist. She graduated from Florida College of Natural Health as a Paramedical Aesthetician, and has extensive knowledge in clinical facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, clinical skincare, and aesthetic treatments such as skin tightening. Michelle enjoys the challenge the Florida climate presents for her patients, and maintains a goal to promote healthy skin through treatment and education. She will carefully listen to your concerns and design a customized regimen to help you attain your goals and keep your skin radiant.
Jannet Quach, LE, CME was one of the first aestheticians at Barba Skin Clinic, working under the direct supervision of Dr. Barba for about two years. After moving out of state for one year, we are thrilled to have her back on our team. She has been working in skincare for over 20 years and even previously owned her own spa. She is also specialized in permanent hair removal and is certified as both a medical electrologist and laser hair removal specialist. Jannet is dedicated to making sure her clients are successful with permanent hair removal using electrolysis, laser or both. In addition, she has an expertise in acne treatments, clinical facials, microdermasion, dermaplaning, microneedling and chemical peels. Jannet will be happy to answer any questions about Botox, fillers and lasers, as she has worked directly with Dr. Barba. Jannet is fluent in Vietnamese.
Astrid Hoogesteyn, LE was born and raised in Venezuela and is of Dutch ancestry. She has a background in Languages and Pharmacy. A Licensed Aesthetician, Astrid also offers our Barba Skin Clinic clients over 9 years of top of the line customer service experience. Throughout her career in a well-known international airline, she has exceeded in the field of customer service, with over 4 years of First Class Attention and even performing as Customer Service Team Leader and Manager’s Assistant. After moving to Miami two years ago, she acquired her licensing as Aesthetician from Florida College of Natural Health and is on the path of acquiring the Barba Dermatology knowledge to better assist our clients. Fluent in English, Spanish, and some French, Astrid will guide you thru an excellent experience with us.
Maria Villalobos, LE is our Senior Skin Clinic Coordinator and a Licensed Aesthetician; she has an innate passion for the hospitality and spa industry. Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and Business Management from Johnson. With 10+ years of experience in the Hospitality and Spa Management field, Maria has in-depth knowledge of industry operations, protocols and clients’ needs. Throughout her career, she has been working with guest relations at corporate offices and awarded with Forbes’ 5 Star Recognition Service in supervisory and management roles. Maria joined us in 2015 and has been a solid addition to our team. She strives to provide excellent service to each of our clients and aids in maintaining a very professional, warm, and welcoming atmosphere at Barba Skin Clinic. Ask away and she will be happy to assist you to the best of her abilities! Originally from Lima, Peru, Maria is fluent in Spanish and English.
Everlidys “Lily” Montalvo is our Skin Clinic Coordinator; she is a native of Miami and loves her sunny home. We are very pleased to have her in our Barba Skin Clinic team. Lily has a great understanding of both customer service and the hospitality industry. She has extensive work experience in prominent spas, the airline industry, as well as guest accommodations at hotels & cruise lines. Lily loves to put into practice her broad set of boutique and corporate customer service skills with Barba Skin Clinic clients, making sure they always have a memorable experience, every single visit. Being very active, Lily loves spending her free time with her children by traveling and doing outdoor activities. As a good Miami native Lily is fluent in Spanish and English and is always eager to help!
Maidel Botello is our Skin Clinic Attendant and an energetic new part of our team. Her position requires her to fill many roles, including assisting the Clinical Aesthetician team, keeping the clinic in perfect order, and making sure all clients are tended to from the moment they walk in. Maidel relocated from Canada where she spent the last 15 years working and refining her skills with one of the most prestigious country clubs. She has a true enthusiasm for helping people and her work experience spans from Spa attendant to Spa Coordinator to Spa Podologist. Her happy and cheerful attitude makes her a team favorite and a great addition to our company. Originally from Cuba, Maidel is fluent in Spanish and English.