Arlene Milam, MSN FNP-BC
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
With a deep passion for helping people feel better and lead happier lives, Arlene loves coming into work every day, knowing she will be making a positive difference. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Arlene graduated from Pennsylvania State University with her BSN. She has enjoyed a thriving career in nursing for over eighteen years.
Arlene spent the early part of her career in Oncology until finding her true passion in Aesthetic Medicine. Trained by some of the best in the industry, Arlene notes the following for much of her advanced training:
Choon Kia Yeo, MD, Alexander Rivken, MD, Steven Yolin, MD, Deborah Sherman, MD, Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C, Inna Propenko, RN and Cameron Chestnut, MD.
Arlene enjoys educating patients on aesthetic medicine and explaining what each product can do to help enhance and maintain your natural beauty. Arlene has found that with the years of experience working in Oncology, she brings a gentle touch, compassion, and care to each patient experience. Knowing this is an ever-changing field, Arlene takes ongoing education seriously and makes a point to invest in herself. She is passionate about keeping up with the newest products, techniques, and technology to always provide her patients with the best care and outcome. Arlene notes Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport as her go-to treatment. She says, “I love what they can do; it is so much more than softening wrinkles. This treatment can provide a lift; it can accentuate a feature; it can provide relief from pain, address hyperhidrosis, relax a gummy smile. It can be a positive life change for my patients.”
In her downtime, Arlene enjoys time with her family, exploring the island. Arlene has two amazing boys, one in High School and another serving in the United States Air Force. After Arlene’s husband decided to retire after 23 years in the United States Army, they have planted permanent roots in Hawaii. She enjoys spending time with her three dogs and two horses and is proud to report her youngest son has developed a love for riding alongside her.
LISA Keaney RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Lisa settled in Hawaii in 2001 after graduating with her BA in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to pursue her BS in Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and hasn’t looked back since. She has been actively working as an RN in the emergency department for 12 years, all while fine-tuning her skills in the medical aesthetics industry. In 2018 Lisa took a step back from working in the emergency room to focus on aesthetics full time.
Lisa credits Dr. Rivkin, Shelby Miller, Lori Robertson and Mary Sullivan for pushing her to perfect her skill and eye for a natural approach to facial rejuvenation. She works closely with each of her patients to restore the shape and youthful contours of the face. She is proud to be an active member of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and is constantly reading up on facial anatomy, new techniques and the latest safety practices. Lisa has admitted she is constantly hungry for knowledge and the opportunity to learn more about practices and procedures in an industry that is constantly changing.
When asked why she chose a path in Medical Aesthetics, Lisa mentions, “I love the action and critical thinking of working in the ER, but have always had an artistic eye and developed a passion for the art involved in aesthetics by creating symmetry and balance. I enjoy enhancing one's beautiful features allowing them to age gracefully and confidently while maintaining a natural look. I love to treat cheeks as I feel that it brightens the eyes, decreases shadows and achieves an "undone" look. I also really love doing lips and of course neurotoxins.”
Lisa enjoys staying active; she is married with two children and a dog who all enjoy beach days, “as often as possible.” Lisa and her family enjoy traveling, camping, surfing, and good food with good friends. Next time you visit Lisa be sure to come ready to share your favorite Peloton rides!
Sarah Seson, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Sarah has been a practicing RN since graduating from Kapiolani Community College in 2005 and has over 13 years in the medical profession, including that in critical care. Medical Aesthetics is where Sarah found her true calling as she loves making people feel beautiful and above all, happy.
Sarah strives to provide the most caring approach possible for her patients. Her professional skills, warm nature and discretion are of the utmost importance in her relationships. She adheres to a philosophy of performing with the highest level of attention and respect. She is passionate about the use of lasers, and non-invasive technology to achieve the best possible results for her patients.
Originally from Kailua, Sarah enjoys spending as much time as possible with her loving husband and three boys. Outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and swimming are a must for this busy family!
DENISE ANTONIO, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Denise began her nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the ripe age of 19. She then went on to pursue her Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse, graduating from West Coast University in Southern California in 2011.
Having had a 5 year run as a cardiac ICU/PCU nurse she found herself needing a more fulfilling career path. In 2016 she found her passion in Aesthetic Medicine. Being a functional right brainer and having a love for the arts, Denise knew that aesthetic medicine combined with her creative skill were a match made in heaven.
Having had 4 solid years and counting in the industry she has held multiple lead roles in plastics, dermatology, and med spa practices. She credits her success in the field to training with an array of the most well known in the industry: Dr. Gideon Kwok, Vanessa Lee, Dr. Steve Yoelin, Lori Robertson, Dr. Will Kirby and many more. She never delays the opportunity to learn and grow within the industry.
Denise prides herself in a holistic approach to patient care, including but not limited to laser and injectable treatments. Denise stands firm in her aesthetic approach of harmonizing facial facets and her motto of, “Enhancing your beauty, not taking away from your God given features”.
LEAD PATIENT COORDINATOR
With a background in Family Resources, Traci has always been passionate about education and community. She has found her place at Honolulu MedSpa as a Patient Care Coordinator and truly enjoys building personal relationships with our patients and team members.
Traci’s calm demeanor has been a blessing to patients upon first entering our doors. She puts the needs of others before her own and is always quick to identify what a guest may need even before they know themselves! Her professional skills have lead her to be a great resource for those looking to navigate their way to a healthier, more positive lifestyle.
In her downtime, Traci enjoys photography and ceramics. She is always up for a new adventure on our beautiful island and loves to bring her two dogs along for the ride!
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN & LASER TECHNICIAN
Kanoe is an adventurous and fun loving person who was born and raised on Oahu and is a proud graduate of Hawaii Cosmetology Academy. Growing up, friends and family regularly sought Kanoe’s advice when it came to skincare and makeup because she demonstrated an early interest in beauty treatments and has always enjoyed helping people improve themselves.
Having grown up in Hawaii to see the cumulative effects of UV exposure as the skin ages, Kanoe grew to believe that real beauty started with great skin and that great skin required more than basic homecare products – it requires therapeutic professional treatments! Inspired by this knowledge, Kanoe now feels that she has found her true calling in the field of Aesthetics. Between her passion for helping others, her insider knowledge of local culture, and the recognition she’s received in her previous positions for exemplary customer service and a positive attitude, Kanoe is a valuable addition to the Honolulu MedSpa ohana. Kanoe enjoys participating in volunteer work and also considers herself to be a foodie who loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and be outdoors in nature.
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN & LASER TECHNICIAN
Valerie is a licensed Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician who graduated from Honolulu Cosmetology Academy and has been practicing as an Aesthetician for four years.
Valerie first became passionate about skincare after working for a high-end cosmetic retail store. Working alongside many experts in the skincare industry, she gained valuable knowledge and training that led her to where she is today, noting Dr. Pimple Popper as her #1 skincare idol.
Valerie is passionate about delivering exceptional care and results for every patient. She is a true professional and carries that into the treatment room. Valerie enjoys building genuine relationships with her patients, making you feel like you’re meeting up with one of your girlfriends to chat about life while getting pampered.
What does Valerie love most about what she does? Watching her clients’ transformations over time and helping people feel more beautiful, confident, and happy after their treatments.
Valerie stays just as busy in her downtime. This mommy to be is an avid Cosplay participant and enjoys attending comic-con conventions. She is attentive and caring to her fur babies and enjoys running cross country for the experience and health benefits.
Chelsea was born on the west side of Oahu and cannot imagine calling anywhere but Hawaii home. Currently pursuing her degree in Business Technology, Chelsea enjoys her work as a Patient Care Coordinator as this position combines her love of customer service, aesthetics, and administrative work. Chelsea is an incredible wealth of knowledge to our patients, answering any questions they have on our services and products.
A veteran when it comes to customer service, Chelsea first got her foot in the door as a nurse assistant who diligently performed any task given to her, she then transitioned into working for medical spas as a patient care coordinator. Chelsea is passionate about being a part of your experience. She goes above and beyond to make herself available and builds lasting relationships with each of our patients.
When she is not busy doing what she loves at work, Chelsea can be found spending time with her beautiful daughter. Some of their favorite things to do together are hang at the beach, hike and explore new places to create once in a lifetime memories.
Veronica is a seasoned Medical Aesthetician and BodySculpting Specialist, who is passionate about making people look and feel their best. Veronica believes the greatest reward she can give a patient is to reveal their beauty through confidence. She is enthusiastic about helping each patient reach their skin and body goals through education, in-office treatments, and proper homecare.
Veronica proudly graduated from Makana Wellness Academy in 2015 and has been recognized numerous times on the national level in the aesthetic industry. She has an extensive leadership background and uses her platform to be an example in her role at Honolulu MedSpa, and throughout the aesthetic field. Veronica is happy to call Honolulu MedSpa her second home, and boasts, “it is where the magic happens, and every patient leaves glowing!”
When Veronica is not at work you can find her outdoors, at the beach, or on a hike; (always wearing her SPF of course). She enjoys time with her family and friends and spoils them with delicious homecooked meals. She also enjoys working out and taking time for her own selfcare. Veronica’s outlook on life is to have a positive mindset and everything else will follow suit. She is one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet and will continue to make in impact in everything she does.
Ashley was born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida and made her way to Oahu in 2021 with her husband and daughter.
Ashley grew up with an interest in Dermatology. Her mother worked in the field and would share the highs and lows of her workday with Ashley from an early age. Understanding her mother's work, and watching so many people experience cosmetic skin issues, and even cancer of the skin, Ashley decided to pursue a career in the field of Aesthetics. Ashley studied at the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty, graduating in 2008 as an Aesthetician.
After graduation, Ashley went on to study in other areas of Aesthetics. She has been trained by makeup artists working under Bobbi Brown, certified in Lavish Lashes, and went on to pursue her interest in BodySculpting by becoming certified by CoolSculpting University in 2018. In all her years of working in aesthetics, BodySculpting is where Ashley feels she is the most valuable to her patients.
With over 5 years of experience, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and an artistic eye to our BodySculpting department. She is highly skilled at designing customized treatment plans for her patients to help them meet their personal goals.
“My number one goal is helping my patient feel good in their own skin.”
With her free time Ashley loves to be outdoors. She loves to hike with her family and Australian Shepard and is always on the hunt for a new “foodie” spot.
Jolie was born on Oahu and raised in Hawaii Kai. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing Hula, watching sports games, and coaching her Hawaii Soccer Academy club team.
With her work experience she has gained a professional background in Human Resources, Accounting, and Business Operations. She has enjoyed the past 12 years in management and is eager to apply that experience to her role at Honolulu MedSpa.
Charity Elliot, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Charity is passionate about providing in-depth education and is known for her gentle touch. With thoughtful consideration and collaboration of her patients goals, Charity dedicates herself to being an honest advocate for her patients to bring out their best selves while staying true to their natural beauty.
Her favorite treatments to perform include Dysport and Botox, Lip Fillers and Sculptra Collagen Stimulator.
In her downtime Charity enjoys spending time with friends and family and getting outside as much as possible!