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., is a Board Certified Dermatologist who provides her patients with only the most advanced and up-to-date dermatologic care available. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Miami. Dr. Barba is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of such prestigious organizations as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She specializes in complete dermatology services: Medical, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dermatology, and can provide dermatology care fluently in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Dr. Barba is actively involved in dermatology research. She is a primary investigator for clinical trials testing new dermatology medicines for conditions such as acne, rosacea, and fungal infections of the skin and nails.
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
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 Dr. Alicia Barba, M.D., to open Barba Skin Clinic. With more than 21 years of management and marketing experience, Costantino brings a dynamic management style and innovative vision to Barba Skin Clinic.
Stella Barba LE CME
Director of Aesthetic Services
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 skin care. 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.
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 expertise in acne treatments, clinical facials, microdermabrasion, 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
Astrid Hoogesteyn, LE is a Licensed Aesthetician who graduated from Florida College of Natural Health as a Paramedical Aesthetician and has been working with Dr. Barba in Barba Skin Clinic for over 9 years. She has ample experience in clinical facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, derma planning, micro needling, skin tightening radiofrequency and chemical peels. With training in Pharmacy as well as extensive Customer Service experience, Astrid feels passionate about product ingredients and the science that makes them work in the skin to achieve the best results for her patients, she also feels it is vitally important that the treatment is as enjoyable as it is effective. Combining facial massage, lymphatic drainage as well as relaxing upper body massage techniques in conjunction with effective skin care products and treatments she will make your facial an all-in-one experience sure to leave your skin feeling as amazing as it looks. Astrid is fully fluent in both English and Spanish.
Skin Clinic Manager, Dynamic Skin Clinic Manager
Janet, our seasoned Skin Clinic Manager, boasts 15+ years in customer service and expert management. She competently manages the skincare store while collaboratively partnering with our aestheticians to recommend optimal skincare solutions for our patients. Her capable handling of Aestheticians’ appointments optimizes patient flow and punctual service delivery. Janet, an ardent provider of top-notch client experiences, exudes enthusiasm and passion in all endeavors. Universally adored, patients are drawn to her warm welcome, radiant smile, and unwavering positivity. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Janet's 2017 inclusion into our Barba team has proven invaluable. Originally from Miami, her extensive retail and corporate background equips her to attentively listen to clients and deliver unparalleled service.
Skin Clinic Coordinator
Introducing Michelle, our dedicated Skin Clinic Coordinator. With an impressive 10+ years in customer service, she held a significant role as a district manager for a major corporate franchise and a front office role in a medical practice.
Michelle plays a pivotal role in overseeing the operations of the Barba skincare store. Her responsibilities encompass managing inventory, ensuring store organization, and coordinating the schedules of the aestheticians to optimize efficiency. In addition to her organizational duties, Michelle assists patients in scheduling appointments for our services, demonstrating her commitment to providing exceptional customer service. She adeptly manages phone inquiries, promptly providing detailed information about our wide range of services and skincare products. Originating from Nicaragua, Michelle showcases proficiency in both English and Spanish, empowering her to skillfully and efficiently assist and support all of our valued patients.
Skin Clinic Attendant
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.