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Portrait of Veronica Medina, owner.

Veronica Medina

Founder, Owner, Master Aesthetician,
Licensed Laser 
Technician, Laser Safety Officer

Owner + Master Aesthetician, Veronica Veras Medina, graduated from Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in 1997. She has over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of advance skin care treatments for every skin concern.

Veronica is committed to providing each client with the ultimate pampering experience keeping the highest standards and is trusted expert for many.  
In addition, she loves teaching our team her secrets to carry on the Essential way.

Veronica opened Essential in Dedham in 2017 after operating Essential in Chestnut Hill and Wellesley.  Come visit her and see her magic for yourself!  Veronica speaks English and Spanish.

Portrait of Stephanie Myers Sullivan, massage therapist and aesthetician

Stephanie Sullivan

Master Aesthetician,
Licensed Massage Therapist

Stephanie joined Essential in 2020 with over 10 years of massage therapy and aesthetic experience. Stephanie loves welcoming and pampering friends - old and new - at Essential.   Stephanie specializes in orthopedic massage; however, she is extremely experienced in soothing massage and loves providing people with a much needed relaxing escape.  Stephanie brings a passion for skincare and making people feel confident in their skin.

Stephanie is available on Tuesday-Thursday and by request on Friday and Saturdays.

Portrait of Jenny Medina, front desk concierge

Jenny Medina

Client Concierge

You will find Jenny behind the front desk on Tuesdays and Saturdays to help clients from when they arrive to saying goodbye. She loves helping others feel great and spoiled during their time with Essential.  Jenny speaks English and Spanish and can help translate for clients too!

Portrait of Kelly Bennett, owner.
Portrait of Christina Hanzis, Nurse Practitioner, Injector

Christina Hanzis, FNP

Kelly Bennett

Owner, Business Development

Aesthetic Injector, Nurse Practitioner

Owner, Kelly Bennett, oversees the business management, marketing, and development of the spa. Kelly began her aesthetics career in 2002 on the Upper East Side of NYC. She ran the Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstruction Surgery at Boston Medical Center before transitioning to private practice in Chestnut Hill, where she met Veronica.

Kelly loves helping people find approachable solutions to their aging and skincare concerns with transparent, attainable advice. Building confidence in others is her ultimate passion. This is evident in her work at Essential in addition to her work with the Girl Scouts as a troop leader and her family photography. She is an award winning photographer who has been published in Boston Magazine and Cape Cod Magazine.  

Portrait of Molly Keady, Nurse Practitioner, Injector

Molly Keady, APRN

Aesthetic Injector, Nurse Practitioner

Molly Keady, APRN, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her degree from Boston College, Connell School of Nursing and works at Mount Auburn Hospital, when not at Essential, of course.  Molly spends her days working with cancer patients and loves the balance that aesthetics offers.

She loves making people feel more confident and at ease. Molly is available on Fridays and speaks Spanish. She offers B12, IV Vitamin Therapy, Botox, PRP Hair Restoration, PRP Microneedling and  RF Microneedling.

Christina Hanzis Gomez, FNP, is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her degree from University of Massachusetts, Worcester and works at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

She has been in the aesthetics industry for many years and has a passion for injecting and making people feel more confident. Nurse Christina specializes in Botox and facial optimization with dermal filler helping you turn back time with a visit!


Book a consultation with Nurse Christina to learn about these amazing options for your own rejuvenation goals. Christina is available on Tuesdays, select Thursdays, and Saturdays by appointment.

Portrait of Rosemita Knott, aesthetician and laser technician

Rosemita Knott

Master Aesthetician,
Licensed Laser Technician

Rose joined Essential in 2021 as an aesthetician and laser technician.  Rose is easy going and loves all things aesthetics. She especially loves dermaplaning, peels, IPL, and laser hair removal. She will get you glowing and will have you coming back for more!  

Rose is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - with evening hours!

Portrait of Colleen Wells, aesthetician and laser technician.

Colleen Wells

Master Aesthetician,
Licensed Laser Technician

Colleen joins Essential in 2022 as an aesthetician and laser technician.  Colleen has years of experience with our IPL Stellar M22 and loves treating acne - she just loves results! 

Colleen is available on Thursday - Saturday.

Medical Director:
Roberto Feliz, MD
Hyde Park, MA

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