Meet The Aestheticians

As an inclusive dermatology practice serving Los Gatos and greater San Jose, we offer full-service treatments for all your skin care needs. Cosmetic procedures often complement medical treatments, such as pairing acne treatments with aesthetic procedures to minimize and reduce scarring. There are limitations of insurance coverage with aesthetic procedures, but we’ll help you with a payment plan that works for you. Let’s meet the team.

Hannah | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Hannah Thieu-Merrel, Aesthetician

Hannah has been an aesthetician since 2005, specializing in dermatology since 2008. In other words, she’s seen many skin care trends come and go, but has always specialized in acne treatment and facial rejuvenation utilizing the latest proven products and technology. Her knowledge of a rich variety of skin care lines makes her a ringer should there ever be a trivia night for dermatology (if you find one, let her know), and Hannah individualizes every patient’s regimen for the best results.

She calls her career “a blessing and a privilege” because she knows how important healthy skin is for holistic health. By helping people achieve clear and healthy skin, she’s helping to boost self-esteem and self-worth. Who wouldn’t love that as part of their job description?

Kathryn Waldron | RefinedMD | Los Gatos, CA

Kathryn Waldron, Aesthetician

Kathryn, licensed since 2006, received her Esthetics education at the renowned Bellus Academy in Poway, CA. She spent the last 16 years specializing in facial treatments at award-winning Spas and Four Star Forbes Resorts. While working full-time in the treatment room, she has also served as an Educational Instructor for Beauty Colleges in Southern and Northern California since 2011.

“It’s safe to say treating and educating others on the skin is absolutely my life’s passion.” A devout believer in the enhanced benefits of coupling both an active Skin Care regimen and regular professional facial treatments to achieve the healthiest skin imaginable at any age. “Minutes of skincare a day equals years of younger-looking skin.”

Kathryn is skilled at both European and Asian techniques to manually lift and detoxify the skin. She prides herself on her relationships with her patients to achieve the highest caliber results available. Kathryn understands that every patient aspires to have a clear complexion-free of breakouts and pigmentation. “I want patients to know their dreams of firm, plump, and glowing skin is obtainable with the right treatment plan.” Kathryn is confident that RefinedMD offers pharmaceutical formulations and innovative technology for every patient to leave their facial feeling rejuvenated.

Kathryn is an avid reader who loves to travel and experience the different facial treatments performed worldwide to curate her unique approach in her downtime.

Nagmeh | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Nagmeh Hamidian, Director of Aaesthetics

Nagmeh is the official point-woman with many appointments. At your first cosmetic consultation, she will introduce you to the practice, listen to your specific concerns, and give you some foundational insight about ways we can help you—and your skin. Nagmeh will help you formulate questions that you may want to ask our clinical staff, and give you concierge-level guidance throughout your initial consultation. She’ll become an important point of contact on your journey towards better skin.

Nagmeh comes from the corporate world of marketing, and is originally from Sweden. She earned her Aesthetics License in California when she moved to the United States. Nagmeh has traveled the world and is an expert in all types of skin and concerns. Her passion is educating patients, and she specializes in customized consultations. With an inquisitive mind, insatiable thirst for knowledge, and deep desire to help her clients achieve their skin care goals, you’ll quickly forgive her for having that maddeningly perfect Swedish complexion (don’t worry, she’ll help you get there, too!).

She speaks fluent English, Swedish, Farsi, and some French, helping patients from around the globe feel right at home. “I’m very passionate about learning and self-development,” Nagmeh says. “During my consultations, I can share that knowledge and research with our patients as well, and that is so rewarding to me.” Nagmeh enjoys fitness, being active, and is a strong believer that great skin also comes from within.