Meet Team Contempo Aesthetics
Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano
Physician & Medical Director
Rachel Reyes-Bergano, D.O. is a paid Allergan Trainer (AMI) and Consultant. This honor is reserved for the top aesthetic injectors nationally. Dr. Reyes-Bergano practices aesthetic medicine with safety and efficacy guiding her results-oriented approach. Dr. Reyes-Bergano is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Rachel completed her medical residency at USC Family Medicine at California Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to that, she earned her Osteopathic Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through her training, she received exposure to treating a diverse patient population.
In addition to her traditional Family Practice training, Dr. Rachel has had a special interest in skincare and facial aesthetics. During residency, she pursued extensive education and training in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser procedures.
Dr. Rachel focuses on making clients feel and look their best. Patients appreciate the subtle, conservative approach and improved results.
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 collaborated on social media and marketing initiatives including acting as an on-camera spokesperson for internal and consumer-facing videos and in-person events.
P.A.L.E.T.T.E. Workshop Training
Allergan Epic Master Injector Course
Derma Medical advanced training course for use of botulinum toxin type a and dermal fillers at Derma Medical training academy in London, UK
Advanced Hyaluronic Acid Filler Techniques Course with Dr. Tom Van Eijk
Allergan Injectable Training
Galderma Injectable Training
One-on-one Sculptra Training with Dr. Gideon Kwok
Lips Masterclass Theory and Practical with The Consultant Clinic, U.K.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Masterclass Theory and Practical with The Consultant Clinic, U.K.
Merz Aesthetics Injectable Training
Dermal filler with cannula technique through Aesthetic MD
Masters of Aesthetics Course with Dr Stephen Mulholland
Aesthetic BluePrint Seminar with Dr Kent Remington
PDO Threads training (Facial) with American Institute of Aesthetic Medicine (AIAM)
Anatomy training with Dr. Jonathan Sykes
PDO Threads Training with MINT
Anatomy training with Dr. Sebastian Cotofana of France
Facial US Training with Dr. Stella Desyatrikova and Dr. Leonie Schelke of Netherlands
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:
If You’re Noticing Lines Forming In Your Lips, You Need to Read This, Spotlyte. March 2019
Injectables: Maintenance and the Big Picture, Haute Beauty by Haute Living. August 2019
Dr. Reyes-Bergano On How She Became An Aesthetic Medicine Expert, Haute Beauty by Haute Living. December 2019
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, John focuses on the business operations, marketing, and public relations aspects of Contempo Aesthetics. As Co-Founder, his role is to support Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano by strategizing the growth of the company, managing an efficient team of front and back office personnel, and maintaining a high level of personalized customer service.
John began his career in hospitality with The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis (MO). He learned how to build a team based not only on work performance and experience, but talent. Transferring to The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove (Miami, FL), John managed several departments and created standard operating procedures to ensure that the company's gold standards were met. Taking a career opportunity with The Biltmore Hotel (Coral Gables, FL), John managed a department of 100+ employees and was challenged with creating and maintaining luxury standards in an independent hotel.
Opportunities created themselves for John as a restaurant critic and food blogger, writing for publications including the Zagat 2013 Los Angeles guide, Miami New Times, and LA Weekly. During this period, John took on projects as an independent hospitality consultant and worked with small to medium-sized restaurants and hotels to improve areas such as customer service, sales, and menu development. Settling in Los Angeles, John took the role of Director of Sales and Marketing with Yamashiro Hollywood and tripled event revenue within two years while bringing in filmings and venue buyouts for companies including Netflix, HBO, and Disney; creating tremendous exposure for the storied restaurant.
In addition to seeing through the business development of Contempo Aesthetics, John is a founding faculty member of Galderma's GAIN Business Program as well as a member of Allergan's MedSpa Advisory Board. In 2022, he launched a Fintech for Medical Aesthetics providers / practices, with the first product being a Visa rewards business credit card: Aesthetics Card
With previous front office and sales experience in hotels, Barbara's longest career arc to date was as a quality assurance specialist who tested software functionality, trained team members, and was responsible for corporate communications. She made an immediate impact upon joining the Contempo Aesthetics team, as her invaluable dedication to improving front and back office operations has helped create a more efficient patient experience. Among her chief responsibilities, Barbara leads each new hire through their orientation period as well as maintains medical records.
Aesthetics Registered Nurse
Nurse Evita joined Contempo Aesthetics as a new grad with experience in a trauma II ER hospital. Coming from a background in cosmetic product development, she is an advocate for finding individualized products and treatments that make you look and feel your best. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at West Coast University in Anaheim, CA. Evita has been a loyal patient of Dr. Rachel's since 2016 and through her work as a social media influencer and blogger has been an ambassador of Contempo Aesthetics.
Aesthetician & Administrative Assistant
Audrey is a licensed aesthetician who comes to us with an aesthetic background performing facials, waxing, lash extension and brow lamination services. With her results-driven passion for transformative skin care, she strives to provide her patients with advanced services customized to their needs. She is excited to guide her patients on their skincare journey with SkinCeuticals and finds the utmost joy when her patients walk away confident in their own skin.
Aesthetics Registered Nurse
Nurse Stephanie has over 14 years of clinical experience specifically in Critical Care, Plastic Surgery, and Nursing Administration. Her aesthetic belief is to look youthful and refreshed without over-enhancement. As a patient of Dr. Rachel, Stephanie can speak to the individualized care and treatment provided by the team at Contempo Aesthetics. She is training one-on-one with Dr. Rachel to learn about Aesthetic nursing practice and recommendations for best results. She is excited to join this dynamic team and help our clients achieve their personal goals. Stephanie completed her Master of Nursing in Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2022 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles in 2008.
Jenn was welcomed back for her second tenure with Contempo Aesthetics in 2021. During her first stint, she was a valued member of our Front and Back Office where she dedicated herself to ensuring patients were educated on Dr. Rachel's services and post-procedure care. Formerly a makeup artist, Jenn brings precision and gentleness to her HydraFacials, ensuring a dedicated and comfortable experience.
Front Office Supervisor
Annette joined Contempo Aesthetics with previous experience as a medical assistant /supervisor in a pediatric office for over 6 years. As Ambassador of First Impressions, Annette leads the Contempo Aesthetics front office team in customer experience and working with patients to develop a customized SkinCeuticals skincare regimen.
Alyssa comes from a diverse professional career, which includes previous experience as a Medical Assistant in the urgent care setting. Although Contempo Aesthetics is Alyssa's first experience in Aesthetics, she has learned quickly under Dr. Rachel's. She brings in a happy-go-lucky, but professional attitude to our team. She preps our patients for their services and assists Dr. Rachel in most procedures. Alyssa is dedicated to patient safety, making sure patients are comfortable and informed about post-care.