Our expert staff is here to make your surgery or aesthetic treatment a comfortable and rejuvenating experience. Meet our full team.
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.”
Jenna grew up in Duluth and always dreamed of being a nurse. She accomplished this goal in 2012. Since then has used her passion to take care of people and make sure they are feeling their best on the inside and out. She has worked alongside Dr. Saldaña since 2015, and has loved every minute of it!
“Injecting has become a passion of mine. I love seeing the true results and how rejuvenated you can look after intradermal injections. I like to concentrate on helping the patient regain some of the volume they have lost. I want to make them feel more youthful, while retaining a natural look.”
Her favorite products would be iS Clinical® Cleansing Complex, and Sheald, ZO® Exfoliating Polish, Radical Night Repair and Normacleanse. She also really loves Revision® Intellishade, Black Mask, Papaya Scrub and most recently the Youthful Lip Replenisher.
She lives in Duluth with her husband and two sons.
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.
Joni has worked in the operating room as a surgical technologist for fifteen years, after graduating from Lake Superior College. The last seven years she has worked closely with Dr. Saldaña, and Jenna the last five. She has always enjoyed working with them as a team in the OR, and is looking forward to the same combination of fun, professionalism, and talent at the new office. She has years of experience in an office setting prior to her surgical career, and is excited to combine the two areas in her new position. Joni also has a degree in Graphic Design form DBU and has enjoyed using her skills to design our logo and posts for our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Joni’s favorite products to use are ZO®‘s exfoliating polish and Revision®‘s Intellishade anti-aging tinted moisturizer.
Joni grew up in Two Harbors, MN and now lives in Duluth with her husband and son.
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.