Joseph A. Russo, MD, F.A.C.S.
Medical Director and Owner of Dream Spa Medical
Dr. Joseph Russo is a Board Certified, Harvard-trained Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice in Newton Centre since 1991.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (A.S.P.S.), a member of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (N.E.S.P.R.S) and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Russo received his Medical Degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and went on to do his General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residence at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.
He offers state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures and the latest in skin care treatments. He is also one of the most recognized leaders in the field of laser hair removal. Dr. Russo performs consultations, injectables and small surgeries right out of his Newton Centre office as well as cosmetic surgery at Milton Hospital.
Dr. Russo teaches classes at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in Woburn, MA and is the Medical Director for several area spas and salons. Dr. Russo also has a large group of nurse injectors that work as independent employees under his direction.
The doctor is the founder of the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts, a school to educate nurses on aesthetic injectables.
Owner of Dream Spa Medical & Chief Executive Officer
Diana graduated Bentley University with a Degree in International Business and went on to complete the executive program, as well as the advanced marketing program at Marcus Group Enterprises (MGE).
Diana served as the business director at Dream Smile Dental Companies from 2005 to 2013 until she partnered with Dr. Joseph Russo, Dr. Konstantin Ronkin and Dr. Evetta Shwartzman to create Dream Spa Medical in May of 2013. In August of 2014, the Dream Spa Medical group founded a second location in Brookline, MA. Diana is the business director and partner of both the Brookline and Canton locations.
“I love when our clients tell us that they have never felt and looked better. I'm proud to know that we can give people that feeling of confidence. Understanding and being recognized for being able to change people's lives is what I'm most proud of.”
Owner & Chief Operations Officer
Leah brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience in the aesthetic industry to Dream Spa Medical. She has been the catalyst in developing and procuring Dream Spa Medical’s results-based offerings as well as exceptional service and care to our patients.
Prior to becoming partner and COO, she was Dream Spa Medical’s lead clinician. In this role she created unique experiences and developed innovative treatment combinations to produce thoughtful results for her patients. These treatments later became Dream Spa Medical’s trademarked signature treatments.
Leah is dedicated to building a healthy culture and empowering every individual on our team to go above and beyond for our patients in both service, clinical outcomes and overall health and wellness. She sincerely believes in Dream Spa Medical’s goal in making people look and feel their very best. As a COO Leah ensures that Dream Spa Medical not only delivers the experience, but also provides the best possible results.
Nurse Smith, RN, BSN
Director of Clinical Operations and Training
Nurse Smith is a Registered Nurse, she first received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Columbia College in Chicago and then her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She is not only passionate about skincare and beauty but also the science behind the medical aesthetics industry.
After working as a makeup artist she pursued a medical aesthetics license from the renowned Catherine Hinds Institute. Having worked several years as an aesthetician she realized that she wanted more and became an Aesthetic Nurse. Nurse Smith thinks that what stands out to her the most about Dream Spa Medical is the spa's goals, the outlook on skincare and how we approach client-centric care. She wants people to feel like their experience is catered to them, whether it is a simple or multi-step treatment. Nothing should feel routine and every treatment should feel special. Nurse Smith tailors everything she does to the client’s needs. She looks forward to clients sharing their results and their aesthetic experience.
Nurse Blaney, RN, BSN, NP-C
Master Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Blaney has been a Nurse Practitioner for 9 years. She graduated in 2012 from the Mass General Institute of Health Professions. She came to us from pediatrics and before that she was an RN at a cardiac surgical floor at MGH.
Nurse Blaney was very interested in all things skin and after taking an aesthetic class, Nurse Blaney decided that aesthetics was the path for her. She started off part-time at Dream Spa Medical, but she loved it so much, she quickly transitioned to a full-time role. She enjoys knowing everyone’s name and building relationships with her patients. Nurse Blaney is a master at assessing a patient’s face, creating a customized treatment plan and delivering exceptional outcomes that align with the patient’s cosmetic goals.
Nurse Blaney believes that skincare is an integral part of overall anti-aging and skin vitality. The surface of a patient’s skin should be in a good place (by using consistent skincare and medical-grade products) in order for the patient to get the best results from their injectable treatments. Because of that, Nurse Blaney works closely with the Dream Spa Medical aestheticians on comprehensive treatment plans. BOTOX is something that everyone should be getting, but what you do at home is just as important as what you receive in the office. Her #1 tip for everyone is to wear sunscreen every single day.
Lead Aesthetician & Lead Aesthetics Trainer
Olivia went to MCPHS University and graduated with a degree in Nutrition. She went on to receive her Aesthetics license and practiced in Southern California for 5 years. Olivia is excited to be back in Boston to continue her career as a medical aesthetician. Olivia makes strong connections with her patients and has a vested interest in helping them.
“I love working with clients 1 on 1 to help determine what their individual skin needs are so they can feel confident in their own skin.”
Master Aesthetician, Laser Technician and Holistic Health Coach
With a cosmetology license dating back to 2011, Brit transitioned from a decade-long career in the hospitality business to pursue her passion in aesthetics at Dream Spa Medical. Beyond her cosmetology foundation, Brit holds a certification in holistic wellness from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Additionally, she completed the Skin Master Class program, earning the esteemed Master of Aesthetics certificate. Brit seamlessly blends her natural ability to engage with clients and her passion for the latest skincare innovations, ensuring each experience is both personalized and exceptional. When you step into the treatment room with Brit, you receive undivided attention – her focus is 100% on understanding and achieving your unique goals. With Brit McClay, you’re not just receiving a service, you’re embarking on a journey toward enhanced well-being and beauty.
Briana is a medical aesthetician and laser technician here at Dream Spa Medical. She went to Suffolk University and graduated with a degree in Radiation Biology. With a strong interest in biology, anatomy, skin and beauty, she then went on to study aesthetics at Elizabeth Grady and advanced laser training at the National Laser Institute.
Being a part of someone's skincare journey is one of her favorite and most special things about her job. Briana loves learning new techniques and ways to approach the skin to get the best results possible for her patients.
Laser Technician & Aesthetician
Jac attended cosmetology school all throughout highschool and then proceeded to work in that field. After about a year and a half she realized she wanted to expand into aesthetics. Jac always appreciated the science in this field and after getting her license in esthetics she continued her education at National Laser Institute to gain knowledge of the medical side of aesthetics.
After this, she worked at a laser clinic in the Back Bay area but wanted a bigger challenge. Jac was drawn to Dream Spa Medical because of the vast variety of treatments and the overall care for our clients. She says that she got into this industry to help people hold their heads a little higher and smile a little bigger.
Laser Technician & Aesthetician
Maya has always been fascinated by skincare, and her extensive experience in customer service has honed her friendly and positive demeanor. After moving to Boston from a small town in western Massachusetts, Maya decided to pursue her passion by becoming an aesthetician.
She graduated from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and has since focused on providing high-quality skin services to her clients. Maya is deeply committed to educating her patients about the science behind her treatments and tailoring them to their specific needs. She is thrilled to be a part of the supportive and talented team at Dream Spa Medical, and is proud to be making a difference in the lives of others through her work as an aesthetician and a highly educated laser technician.
Laser Technician & Aesthetician
Samantha graduated from Spa Tech Institute and now holds certifications in Laser Hair Removal, Environ skincare, Face Reality skincare. Her journey into aesthetics was fueled by a love for trying new products and a realization that a personal routine is essential. Samantha’s mission is to help individuals curate the perfect skincare routine.
She treasures creating a safe space for people to share their concerns and trusting her to address them; as seeing her patients leave with a smile is the highlight of her day. She values working alongside experienced aestheticians who mentor her and help her improve in her field. Samantha chose Dream Spa Medical for its professional environment, dedicated commitment to her learning and growth, and the prioritization of patient care and satisfaction.
Scheduling Coordinator/ New Patient Coordinator
Monica’s dual licenses in aesthetics and Cosmetology brings a wealth of expertise to her role, having initially worked as a Brow Arch and Hair Expert before expanding her skills. Monica's unwavering passion for the beauty industry is rooted in her desire to help people become the best version of themselves, actively listening to their desires and ensuring they feel valued. What truly resonates with Monica is the collective spirit of the beauty field, where everyone uplifts each other to achieve their best. At Dream Spa Medical, her favorite aspect is forging connections with both patients and staff. Monica takes immense pride in her ability to effectively communicate with patients. She chose Dream Spa Medical for our inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, where teamwork and support are paramount.
Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Her fascination with makeup and skincare dates back to her childhood, and during college, she took a lash course and became certified. Alyssa aspires to obtain an aesthetician license to delve deeper into the beauty industry. Alyssa values constant learning and innovation, with the rewarding opportunity to boost individuals' self-esteem. Her favorite aspect of her job is collaborating with a team of kind, strong, and beautiful individuals who continually learn from each other and share ideas. Alyssa is proud of leaving her hometown and moving to a new state for college, where she experienced personal growth and formed valuable connections. Alyssa chose Dream Spa Medical because of the team's dedication to exceeding patients' expectations and their commitment to self-improvement.
Anna has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Hospitality. She is very good with numbers and even better with people. Anna has been working at Dream Spa Medical for more than 5 years and dedicated herself to helping build a successful practice along with all the team members here.
Anna likes working here because of the empowerment. She appreciates women supporting each other and loves being a part of the company’s growth. She wants to remove the stigma from injectables and aesthetics in general, showing that it can be for anyone who wants to feel and look better, and not just for celebrities. Anna believes that everything is possible if you really want it and work hard to achieve it.
Amber brings a diverse educational background, having studied Business Management at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Art at Bunker Hill. Her career journey has traversed various fields, from working with children in the classroom to positions in a behavioral health clinic. Amber's passion for makeup, beauty, and aesthetics drew her to Dream Spa Medical, where she found an opportunity to merge her interests with her career. Amber loves the people she works with, the chance to meet patients, and constant learning about aesthetics. Her job excites her because of the wealth of knowledge she gains about skincare and aesthetics, enhancing her expertise. As a source of pride, Amber points to her commitment to personal and professional growth. Specifically at Dream Spa Medical, she values the clinic's unwavering dedication to patients, their results, and the emphasis on quality over financial gain.
Zoe holds an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail with a specialization in Visual Merchandising from Johnson & Wales University, and a Masters in Communication with a specialization in public relations and social media marketing from Suffolk University. Zoe values the opportunity to work in an area she loves and the constant growth and learning it provides. At Dream Spa Medical, she enjoys helping patients achieve their beauty goals while forming lasting connections with them. Among her accomplishments, she takes great pride in earning two degrees in just four years. She chose Dream Spa Medical as it perfectly aligns with her passion for the beauty and fashion industry, offering a chance to experience the medical spa world while helping individuals reach their beauty objectives.