We are thrilled to announce that Catherine Curtin, NP has joined Bella Tu Med Spa. Catherine brings over 13 years experience in Advanced Aesthetic Treatments. Catherine has an outstanding reputation for her talent and has an abundance of experience in just about every facet of skin rejuvenation and skin care. Catherine has had the highest level of training as a Master Cosmetic Injector which qualifies her as an expert in understanding and administering specialized advanced techniques offering beautiful, natural and youthful results.
Some of her awards and accomplishes include #2 Allergan cosmetic injector in the United States, top 5% of Real Self Most Loved Injector Competition throughout the U.S, and was also invited to be in the “Best Aesthetic Injectors” Directory who have stood out in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Catherine is certified in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Threads, Coolsculpting, Microneedling, PRP for Hair Restoration as well as Vaginal Rejuvenation.
Shilpa R. Desai
Physician Associate Shilpa R. Desai began her Medical Aesthetics career with an extensive background in the medical field. Shilpa earned her Registered Respiratory Therapy credential in Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies at SUNY Purchase, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College. After becoming a Board -Certified Respiratory Therapist in 1996, she worked as a pharmaceutical territory representative before becoming a Board Certified (NCCPA) Physician Associate in 2006.
As a Physician Associate, Shilpa’s career included working in vascular surgery, general neurology, oncology, radiology, and in emergency medicine. After recognizing her desire to work within medical aesthetics, Shilpa began earning certifications and completing advanced training in aesthetic dermatology and shifted her career working full time in a renowned medical spa, where she exceeded in providing advanced procedures involving neurotoxin injections, dermal filler injections, laser procedures, Platelet-rich plasma injections for hair restoration, and facial and body rejuvenation procedures as well as vaginal rejuvenation and body sculpting procedures. Shilpa is driven to help men and women as the age to feel more confident about the way the look and feel. Shilpa views her work as an artist. She is passionate about her work and can perform advanced treatments such as non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty along with providing corrective work for patients who were not happy with results they have received elsewhere.
Shilpa has been featured in the New Beauty magazine and is recognized as one of the top 1% of injectors in the nation. Shilpa currently holds certifications from the Esthetic Skin Institute in Advanced Dermal Fillers and Neurotoxin Injections, as well as certifications in lasers, Ultherapy, other skin rejuvenation procedures and a Masters in CoolSculpting.
Shilpa has been a vegetarian all her life, practicing the spiritual teachings of Jainism. Outside of work, Shilpa likes to spend time with her family and her fiancé and her two rescue dogs, along with boating and kayaking in the Long Island Sound. Shilpa is actively involved in several dog rescue organizations and other charities.
Medical Esthetician, Laser and Coolsculpting Professional (Coolsculpting University)
Jessica has been with Bella Tu Med Spa for 8 years. She started in administration when she soon found her calling – becoming a licensed aesthetician. Jessica attended New York School of Esthetics in the evening and graduated in the top of her class. We are so happy to have Jessica taking care of clients with facials, peels and micro-needling. In addition to skin care, Jessica attended CoolSculpting University in Virginia which is an added plus as to why our clients have very positive outcomes from their treatment. Jess has a calming presence and gentle touch which ensure that clients have relaxing and stress-free treatments.
In her spare time, Jessica loves spending time at her lake house with her husband and children, boating, reading and relaxing with a nice glass of wine, looking out over the water.
Esthetician, Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, Eye Lash Technician, Makeup Artist
Lisa is a NYS licensed esthetician and makeup artist. With over 16 years experience in the spa and beauty industry she brings a unique approach to her clients with all of her specialties. Lisa is a graduate of The New York School of Esthetics where she has returned several times for advanced courses in Eye Lash Extensions, Microblading, Lash Lifting, Brow Lamination, and most recently, Lip Blush Tattooing. In the Fall of 2021 Lisa will be taking on a new role as an instructor of the esthetics program at her alma mater.
Lisa began her career as a NYS licensed massage therapist and makeup artist. After graduating from massage therapy school she began working in the spa industry. While her love of anatomy and massage therapy is still strong, she realized that she also had a new found love for all things skin care. Soon after graduating from massage school she quickly enrolled in the esthetics program at The New York School of Esthetics and thus began the next chapter of her career helping people put their best face forward through either customized skin therapies or beauty enhancements. Lisa is one of the newest members of the dedicated staff at Bella Tu Med Spa, and she is looking forward to helping all people feel beautiful inside and out.
Kim’s professional working experience began in advertising, followed by working in law firms for close to 20 years. Kim says her real love was always in the cosmetic industry so she attended classes at Parsons Institute in NYC and fortunately for her, medical spas were just beginning to become popular around the time that she moved to Rockland County in 2003. Kim started out as the spa coordinator and with all the experience she learned over the years she is now the Director of Bella Tu Med Spa.
In her spare time, she says that she loves getting out of the neighborhood with her husband and going on road-trips, being outdoors, entertaining, and spending quality time with friends, family and three crazy dogs.
Spa Coordinator, CoolSculpting Professional and Social Media Coordinator
Nellie is a former Italian Teacher and started working in the beauty enhancement field 8 years ago. As a graduate of CoolSculpting University, Nellie can assure her clients the best possible results coupled with a calming and comfortable experience. She takes pride in her work and enjoys meeting our wonderful clients. Her goal is to ensure that they have a pleasurable experience each and every time they visit Bella Tu.
Nellie loves travelling, especially to Italy where many family members reside. Her passions include music, skincare, family and dancing. Nellie currently holds a brown belt in mixed martial arts.
Social Media Coordinator
Gianna is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned her bachelor of science in Health Sciences. She is also a certified phlebotomy technician and is working to pursue a career in physician associate studies.
Some of the things she enjoys most are traveling, exercising, and spending time with her friends, family, and puppies.
Bella Tu Goshen Office
Lisa comes to Bella Tu with close to 18 years of Medical Aesthetic experience. After graduating from Pace University, Lisa spent 10 years in the field of Interior Design. It was during that time of making spaces beautiful that she realized she had another passion – making faces beautiful. Lisa loves helping her clients feel and look their best through skin care, facials and micro-needling. She is certified in CoolSculpting and Lasers. Lisa also has an interest in Real Estate and invests back in her community by purchasing and renovating homes with her husband and dog! Lisa loves to explore the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and loves to garden, a passion she inherited from her Mom!