The California Skin Institute (CSI) team consists of experienced physicians, nurses, cosmetic consultants, aestheticians, and support staff who are committed to providing the highest quality of dermatology care. Many of the staff have worked at CSI for many years and have a broad experience in managing the most challenging skin patients. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge and work diligently to ensure that our patients are treated in the manner that we would expect for our own family members.
Kathy Aronson, RN – Mountain View – San Jose/Los Gatos & San Mateo
Kathy Aronson has 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Kathy is a graduate of California State University East Bay where she received her Nursing B.S.N. in 1993. Kathy became interested in the aesthetic field of nursing in 2006. Her passion lies firmly in the cosmetic industry and finds pleasure in helping her clients’ external appearance match their internal youthfulness. Kathy specializes in Laser services including Hair Removal, Intense Pulsed Light Treatments, the Xtrac laser for psoriasis/vitiligo, PinPointe laser for foot fungus, the Versa Pulse and Gemini Lasers for vascular and pigmented lesions, Ulthera for skin tightening, Fraxel Dual laser skin resurfacing for pigment and wrinkles, Coolsculpting for contouring treatment that freezes fat, Liposonix non-invasive fat reduction therapy, and miraDry for excessive underarm sweating.
Adrian Batti, RN – Monterey at Ryan Ranch
Adrian Batti has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, and has a wealth of experience in Medical dermatology as well as cosmetic dermatology. Adrian began her career at Watsonville Community Hospital where she was a charge nurse in labor and delivery. She has since held positions at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the Laguna Seca Dermatology and Aesthetic Center. She currently provides care at VNA and Hospice in Monterey and Salinas, and is a valued laser nurse at CSI. Adrian has lived on the Monterey Peninsula her entire life, and has been an active member of the community. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, attending her local women’s book club, and participating in her BUNCO group.
Julie Bem-Gorman, RN, BSN
Julie has over 30 years experience in the Nursing field, she grew up in the Fremont area where she worked her way up from Nurses Aid to Charge Nurse in the Labor and Delivery department at Washington Hospital in Fremont. Julie became interested in cosmetic and aesthetic nursing in 2001, she joined the Renu laser team when it launched in 2003. She enjoys learning the latest treatment techniques in this rapidly evolving industry.
Julie specializes in Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and dermal soft tissue fillers (Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Radiesse). She is also considered an expert with IPL/Fotofacials, non-ablative and fractional lasers, and is known for her Thermage results. Julie has a gentle touch and will keep you laughing while providing you with the most up to date treatments.
Shirley Faxon, RN – Monterey at Ryan Ranch
Shirley Faxon has 40 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She is a graduate of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Nursing School in San Francisco, she worked as the assistant head nurse at Saint Francis until 1969. In 1971 she became a staff nurse at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula was successful in her many roles until 2003, when she became interested in the aesthetic field of nursing. She pursued her interest by working with dermatologists in 2003, and has excelled in the aesthetic nursing field. Shirley specializes in laser hair removal, treatment of psoriasis, Palomar for Rosacea, vessels, and age spots. She is also able to perform microdermabrasion, Vitalize Peels, and consult on Obagi.
Cathleen Fox, RN – Salinas
Prior to attending Hartnell Community College’s Nursing School, Ms. Fox (Cat) enjoyed a teaching career here in the Salinas Valley for nearly 13 years. After earning her R.N. and working in Santa Cruz and Monterey clinics, Ms. Fox chose to specialize in dermatology and aesthetics, graduating from the College of Medical Aesthetics in Newport Beach. She joined Dr. Lofgren’s practice in March 2013. She enjoys being on the cutting edge of this highly evolving, specialized industry and keeping informed, as demonstrated by her recent trip to the Dermatology and Aesthetic Summit in Dana Point, California.
Jenna Kammann, RN – San Jose/Los Gatos
Jenna obtained her Bachelors Degree in Health Science from Chico State in 1997. After working in the healthcare field for a few years she returned to De-Anza College and obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2001. She has been involved in cosmetic dermatology and laser technologies since 2003. Jenna has extensive knowledge in laser hair reduction, Fraxel treatments, IPL (photofacials) and body sculpting (CoolSculpting & Liposonix). When Jenna is not working here at California Skin Institute she enjoys her per-diem position in Labor and Delivery, as well as outdoor fun with her two daughters and husband.
Marie Kardjian R.N., BSN, MPA
Marie Kardjian R.N., BSN, MPA, has been recognized for her aesthetic injection techniques. She specializes in Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and dermal soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Radiesse. As a clinical consultant for several medical companies, she has trained many physicians and health care professionals. She is among the few registered nurses, who is also a licensed esthetician. Marie’s nursing background enables her to incorporate true science and technology into leading concepts of advanced medical skincare and anti-aging treatments.
Marie is trained in the latest laser technology for permanent hair reduction, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for vein and Brown spot removal, as well as laser skin resurfacing and tightening treatments. With her vast background, Marie can recommend the most appropriate skincare treatment for you.
Ronni Trapanese, MSN, FNP-C
Ronni Trapanese, MSN, FNP-C has over 10 years of experience. Her areas of expertise include laser treatments, IPL/Fotofacials, non-ablative and fractional lasers, Thermage, tattoo removal, and prescription skin care treatments. Ronni is an advanced injector as well. She earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at St. Mary’s College Moraga, California and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.