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Why did Dr. Saldaña choose plastic surgery?
“One of the most common questions I get is why I chose to become a plastic surgeon.
Since 4th grade I’ve wanted to become a surgeon. About that time, I overheard an adult speaking about me describing me as an “ugly kid.” Now, I don’t know if they meant my behavior or appearance, but that thought stayed with me and made an impression and decreased my confidence around others. I gravitated to and empathized with the kids with birth defects and became friends with them.
When I was in high school, I saw a NOVA documentary on Paul Tessier, the father of craniofacial surgery, and his pioneering work with facial deformities. Plastic surgeons could help. I had found my surgical calling.
Sometimes physical things about our face or body bother us and affect us deeply. Others may not see or understand. I understand that and will work together with you to improve it.”
Licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician
Veronica has been in the medical field since 2002. She has always had a passion for skincare and pursued her Esthetics career in 2016 at Aglaia Esthetics. Veronica is a results-driven Esthetician that places high value on listening to her clients’ concerns so she can provide a personalized service to help reach everyone’s skincare goals. Veronica is committed to continuing her education in all aspects of the esthetics industry so she can help others achieve confidence in their natural skin.
Favorite Products: iS Clinical® Cleansing Complex and Active Serum
Favorite Treatment: SkinPen
Favorite Injectable: Botox® and Lip Filler
Favorite Skincare Tip: A great at home skincare routine will enhance all your esthetic treatments, so protect your investments!
Veronica grew up in Hermantown, MN and enjoys traveling back to Puerto Rico to visit her family. She now lives in Duluth with her fiancé and daughter.
Tara has been a medical assistant for over 22 years, working in an OB clinic, dermatology, and plastic surgery. She has worked with Dr. Saldana since 2017 and has enjoyed being a part of his team.
Tara’s favorite products are ZO gentle cleanser, ZO renewal creme, ZO oil pads, and Revision Intellishade. She has very sensitive skin so finding these products has been amazing for her!
Tara lives in Duluth and has a teenage son.
Registered Nurse/Aesthetic Injector
Dee is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience caring for patients. Her caring and gentle approach now help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. She started Fresh Look Duluth in 2022, specializing in injectable products such as Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Skin Pen with PRP.
She joined Plastic Surgery Center of Duluth in April 2023.
She lives in Duluth with her husband Paul and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, mountain biking, cross country skiing, fly fishing, and kayaking Lake Superior when she isn’t seeing patients.
Dee loves getting to know her patients and strives for natural looking results. Achieving her patient’s aesthetic goals and continuing education on the latest aesthetic techniques are Dee’s highest priorities.
“I enjoy being a part of the patients care from the very beginning and following them throughout their entire journey. Establishing those relationships from the very first visit gives me the ability to individualize each patient’s care, ensuring they have the best possible outcome and experience. I feel excited to be part of a team that works hard to provide exceptional care to each of our patients.”
Patient Care Coordinator