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Meet Team Contempo Aesthetics


Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano

Physician & Medical Director

Rachel Reyes-Bergano, D.O. is the Founder and Medical Director of Contempo Aesthetics, a premiere Medical Aesthetics practice in Pasadena, CA, which was acquired by SkinSpirit in May 2023. As an expert injector, Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano has been an Allergan Medical Institute trainer since 2020. This honor is reserved for top aesthetic injectors nationally.


Dr. Reyes-Bergano is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She earned her Osteopathic Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed her medical residency at USC Family Medicine at California Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

"Dr. Rachel," as her patients affectionately know her as, practices aesthetic medicine with safety and efficacy guiding her results-oriented approach. Her philosophy has always been creating a patient-first experience that enhances one's best version of themself. Dr. Rachel's expertise is facial aesthetics, utilizing the best in class modalities including hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, neurotoxins, PDO Threads and bio-stimulators to deliver exceptional results that are natural, yet impactful. She believes in integrated skincare and her three essentials are Vitamin C serum, Retinol, and SPF.

In 2022, Dr. Rachel was selected by SkinCeuticals to be the spokesperson and medical key opinion leader for the debut of Phyto Corrective Essence Mist. Additionally, Dr. Rachel has collaborated on several social media and marketing initiatives including acting as an on-camera spokesperson for internal and consumer-facing videos and in-person events. In addition, she has also spoken on behalf of Aesthetics Biomedical about their Vivace Ultra technology at The Medical Spa Show 2023. 

When she is not at the office, Dr. Rachel enjoys pilates and traveling internationally with her husband and daughter.

Continuing Education:

Statistics on Injectables Experience:

  • Injected over 150,000 units of Botox Cosmetic & Dysport

  • Performed more than 600 Kybella treatments

  • Injected more than 5,000mL of dermal filler

Professional Associations and Affiliations:

Articles Featuring Dr. Rachel:

Director of Operations John Bergano.

John Bergano

Director of Operations

John Bergano, Co-Founder and Director of Operations with Contempo Aesthetics, saw the practice lifecycle through from bootstrapped start-up to acquisition by SkinSpirit in May 2023. As Director of Operations, John managed an efficient team of front and back office personnel, implementing systems, policies, and procedures as well as maintaining a high level of personalized customer service throughout the organization. As Co-Founder, his role supported Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano and her brand platform by strategizing the growth of the company through key partnerships including SkinCeuticals Flagship Aesthetic Center (2019 to 2023) and HydraFacial (Black Diamond status 2018 to 2023).


Through John's work with Contempo Aesthetics, he was invited to be a founding faculty member of Galderma's GAIN Business Program as well as a member of Allergan's MedSpa Advisory Board. He has since been contracted as a consultant with Allergan Data Labs.


In 2022, John launched a Fintech for Medical Aesthetics providers / practices, with the first product being a Visa rewards business credit card: Aesthetics Card. After exiting Contempo Aesthetics, John continues to work through his venture and consulting opportunities to build on best business development practices and infrastructure towards the future of Medical Aesthetics.

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