Warren Ross, M.D.
Dr. Ross has been practicing aesthetic medicine for 11 years. He is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He has practiced Internal Medicine for thirty years and during that time he has integrated strategies to promote optimal health for his patients. He has integrated conventional medical practice with Complementary /Alternative Medicine. These strategies are reviewed in a series of articles on the Integrative Medicine at Crossroads.
Aesthetic Medicine incorporates components of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Anti Aging Medicine, Dermatology, and the non surgical components of Plastic Surgery. Its goal is to help people enhance their personal appearance and reduce the unwanted effects of the aging process on the face and body. Dr. Ross's goal is to produce an enhanced sense of well-being and an improved personal effectiveness in a society that exhibits a preference for youthfulness. In addition, Dr. Ross has integrated strategies for the management of chronic health problems such as acne which are safer than conventional medical strategies.
Dr. Ross has made a commitment to excellence in the field of Aesthetic Medicine by emphasizing the use of techniques that are safe and effective, and providing our patients with access to an excellent staff with the most modern equipment to create the desired results. He emphasizes safety by insisting on the use of FDA approved materials purchased directly from the manufacturers.
Paulina Collins, R.N., L.E.
Paulina is the Director of Medical Skin Therapeutics. She brings enthusiasm, joy, and a lifelong love of cosmetics and skincare to her job.
In her teens and as a young adult, Paulina's skin was oily and she suffered from breakouts. She had a natural instinct towards beauty, and she tried every department store product line in search of the perfect skin care routine.
Paulina is a registered nurse. As a nurse, she enjoyed working with people, but she wanted something more that would integrate health, wellness, and prevention.
In 1994, she attended her first school makeup course, and began freelancing as a makeup artist. Paulina did makeup for weddings, proms, and other special events, as well as providing expertise in camouflage makeup to cover problem areas.
In 1996, Paulina completed her esthetics course. She expanded her repertoire to include salon work and additional freelance makeup work. However, Paulina realized that she wanted to devise a way to synthesize the medical aspects of skin care with the esthetic aspects of cosmetology. She joined a plastic surgery practice in Baltimore and began to explore ways to merge medical and esthetic skin care.
In 2001, Paulina joined RiverHill Wellness and co-founded Medical Skin Therapeutics with Dr. Ross. Here, she has been able to implement her ideas of integrated health, wellness, and prevention along with an elegant fusion of medical skin care with esthetic skin care.
Emily Meyers, R.N., L.E.
Emily Meyers has over twelve years of aesthetic experience working in a medical practice setting. She worked at MST from 2004 to 2006 before returning to school to earn her R.N. degree. Emily rejoined the staff of MST in June of 2013. She has had extensive training in the treatment of acne, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and age-related skin concerns. She specializes in injectables for facial enhancement such as neurotoxins and fillers, as well as laser hair removal, IPL photofacial rejuvenation and skin tightening / fat reduction laser techniques.
Emily has completed professional courses offered by ZO® Skin Health, and the Senté and SIRCUIT® Skin care lines. She has had on-site training in the administration of BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers by certified Allergan and Merz practitioners.
Emily is a professional make-up artist and has worked with Jane Iredale products for over 13 years. She believes in treating her patient's skin from within, by incorporating proper supplements and nutritional habits to assist in skin wellness. Together, Emily will work with you to plan a customized individual treatment plan to fit your needs.
Yvette Drapeaux, L.E.
Yvette Drapeaux has over nine years of aesthetic experience working in a medical spa setting. Yvette graduated in 2007 from the Aveda Institute Washington DC. She has had training in the treatment of acne, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and age-related skin concerns.
Yvette specializes in facial treatments, skin resurfacing, chemical peels, hair removal, body treatments, and is certified in Reflexology. Yvette is also a professional make-up artist and has worked with Jane Iredale products for over 8 years. Her passion for skin care will help you develop a customized individual treatment plan to fit your needs.