Veronica Medina

Owner + Master Esthetician, 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.

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 is available Monday-Saturday.  Veronica speaks English and Spanish.


Stephanie M.

Stephanie joined Essential in 2020 with over 10 years of massage therapy and aesthetic experience.  A Dedham resident, 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-Friday and by request on additional days.

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Aisha D.

Aisha, a Boston native, comes to Essential with over a decade of aesthetics experience. We instantly fell in love with her wide array of skin services experience, her easy going attitude and warm personality and we know you will love her too. Her favorite thing to do? Extractions and peels! Have blackheads...she’s your girl! 

Aisha is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

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Virginia L.

Virginia has a natural passion for skincare.  She loves all aesthetics but medical aesthetics is her favorite.  She has been an aesthetician for five years and loves laser,

dermaplaning, radio frequency and pampering others.  Virginia has a heart of gold and you will fall in love with her once you meet her!

Virginia is available during the week and speaks Spanish!

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Rosemita K.

Rose joined Essential in 2020 as an aesthetician and laser technician.  Rose is easy going and loves all things aesthetics.  She loves dermaplaning, peels, radio frequency, and laser.  She will get you glowing and will have you coming back for more!  

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


Jenny M.

You will find Jenny behind the front desk on 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!

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Kelly Bennett

Co-owner, Kelly Bennett, oversees the business management and development of the spa.  She loves marketing, photography, graphic design, and social media management. Kelly has nearly 20 years of experience in the plastic surgery and beauty industry and loves helping people find approachable solutions to their aging and skincare concerns with transparent, attainable advice.   Building confidence in others is her ultimate passion.  She is also the unofficial official guinea pig of the spa - willing to try just about anything!

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Melissa Burnett, MD

Essential is thrilled to have Dr. Melissa Burnett as the Medical Director.  She is dual board-certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology.  Dr. Burnett is an expert in cosmetic and medical dermatology and has been caring for patients in the Boston area for more than 15 years.  She opened her practice, Premier Dermatology in 2019 in Wellesley, MA. 

Dr. Burnett oversees the clinical direction of the medical services provided at Essential.  She is an expert cosmetic injector and trainer. 


Christina Hanzis Gomez, FNP

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.