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Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in cosmetic treatments that enhance the tone, texture, and quality of your skin.

Our Belief

We fervently believe that everyone is unique. That philosophy is reflected in our highly personalized treatment plans, which we curate after thorough facial analysis, skin analysis, and consultations. We are your skin’s best friends. Please contact us to initiate your journey towards a youthful and glowing complexion.

Our Providers:

Dr. Marie Jhin

Our team is led by Dr. Marie Jhin, a nationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with decades of experience in the aesthetic medicine industry.

  • Board-certified dermatologist and President of Premier Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Named America’s Top Doctor and recipient of the Asian Women in Business Entrepreneur Leadership Award
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Stanford University from 2000-2011
  • Featured in numerous TV shows, magazines, and online articles
  • Author of “Asian Beauty Secrets”
  • CMO for Musely (FaceRX), an anti-aging telemedicine company
  • Board member, Physician’s Working Together, an advocacy group working to improve the healthcare system in the US

As a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a doctor. There was some encouragement from my Korean parents, but mostly from working in underdeveloped countries in college and medical school. I began my journey in medicine as a college student delivering babies in Kenya and then in medical school, taking care of young kids in Cambodia. Initially, I wanted to be an international medicine/public health physician, but my dreams took a different path as I started my own family. During my internal medicine residency, I fell in love with dermatology.

Helping patients feel good and look their best as well as improving their skin issues is what motivates me. Besides working, I am passionate about fixing our healthcare system. I love to travel and be with my wonderful husband and 5 kids and 2 dogs.

Clinical Team

Renne Sutter
Erika Sainez, RN
Jasmin Peccei, RN
Alisha Zhou
Sayaka Lima

Admin Support Team

Monica Eclevia
Sheena Barbar

Lori Ross, PA-C

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Favorite Treatment: Botox
Fun Fact: I’ve been paddling Dragon Boat since High School

Lori is a board certified Physician Assistant who received her Masters in Medical Science from Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry & Cell biology from University of California San Diego.

Prior to PA school Lori worked as a medical assistant in a dermatology office assisting with medical and aesthetic visits. During PA school she completed a rotation at the Northwestern Skin Care Institute in Chicago. Her love for patient care motivated her to volunteer at a free health care clinic and also work with underserved adolescents educating them on various health topics (including skin care!). After graduating, she moved back to the bay area to be closer to her family and is excited to help with your all skin care needs – whether it’s botox or a rash!

I have always enjoyed interacting and helping those around me. I originally wanted to obtain a PhD and conduct Alzheimer disease research after my grandfather passed away from the disease. However, after completing 3 years of investigative and clinical research for Alzheimer disease at UCSD I realized I missed working directly with people — I switched gears to pursue a career in health care.

Being a PA allows me to spend time with my patients; educating and getting to know them. Making my patients feel heard and cared for in addition to addressing their skin concerns is what motivates me. In my free time I love to cook and exercise, if you have a go to hiking area or recipe feel free to share it with me on your next visit!

- Lori Ross

Kathy Chen, PA-C

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Favorite Treatment: Clear + Brilliant
Fun Fact: I do Reformer Pilates every week

Kathy is a board-certified Physician Assistant who obtained her Master of Medical Science at Yale University and her bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining Premier Aesthetic Dermatology, Kathy worked in allergy medicine, where she often treated patients with eczema. At Yale University, Kathy completed two rotations in dermatology and also received honors for her thesis project on skin cancer screenings. Before PA school, Kathy worked as a medical assistant in surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology for several years.

Kathy is very excited to be a part of PAD and to help patients with their skin, whether it’s acne, rashes, or skin care! In her spare time, Kathy enjoys Pilates, yoga, and trying new restaurants.


Hometown: San Francisco, California
Favorite Treatment: Botox
Fun Fact: Devoted mother of two little girls, loves to sing and travel

Katrina is a registered nurse originally from the Philippines where she received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Once moving here in the US, she went to CCSF for a nursing refresher course to brush up her skills. With a background in home health, Katrina has been working closely with patients for 14+ years.

Prior to joining Premier Aesthetic Dermatology, Katrina has been providing face and body rejuvenation treatments and has been in medical aesthetics for a decade. Her passion for skin, beauty and medicine brought her in this field. She believes that beauty is personal and so is her approach, loves to boost her patients’ confidence, and enhance their natural features. She’s passionate about results driven treatments and educating patients about procedures that would be best for achieving their goals.

Katrina is thrilled to be a part of the PAD team where she can utilize her skills and knowledge to provide exceptional care to her patients.

Erika Sainez, RN

Hometown: San Bruno, CA
Favorite Treatment: Fillers
Fun Fact: Loves traveling with her 2 kids

Sayaka Lima, Aesthetician

Hometown: Miyazaki, Japan
Favorite Treatment: Massage + Deluxe Hydrafacial
Fun Fact: I have done makeup on Miss Universe competitors in Japan.

Sayaka is a dual licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist originally from Japan, who obtained her multiple beauty certifications in Japan, and dual License in CA.

Prior to joining Premier Aesthetic Dermatology, Sayaka worked in Luxury Spa, Luxury Med Spa in Japan, and Luxury Med Spa in CA, Sayaka has been providing face and body total beauty treatments for 13+ years. Sayaka believes skin and body health leads to true beauty for individuals, which will enhance their confidence and happiness in their life. Sayaka has trained in several Aesthetics and Massage modalities and enjoys customized techniques for clients individually.

Sayaka is delighted to be a part of PAD and to help patients with their skin and body health by giving her passion and knowledge to provide relaxation and results. When she has time to burn, she likes to spend time with her husband and her friends to do some activities. She is also into discovering new restaurants in the Bay Area.

Janet Valdehueza, Office Manager

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Treatment: Clear & Brilliant
Fun Fact: 24hr Rockstar Turbo Kick Fitness Instructor

Renne Sutter, Chief People Officer

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Treatment: Botox
Fun Fact: Loves to party and still dancing on table in her 70s