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Ofelia Nickel Melley, MD

Image related to Ofelia Nickel Melley, MD Dr. Ofelia N. Melley is the founder of The Laser Institute of Pinehurst. She entered the field of Laser and Cosmetic Skin Care in 2006 after practicing Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine for 20 years. This career path laid a strong foundation for her extensive experience in skin care and surgery.

In 1989 she moved to North Carolina where she practiced Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in both Moore County and Cumberland County. She is board certified in both Family and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Melley is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and is proficient in the use of lasers. She is recognized by both Cynosure and Candela Corporations as a physician trained and experienced in the use of lasers and IPL. She has also been extensively trained in the field of  Injectables performing facial contouring with fillers, Kybella and Botox.

As a Fellow of The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of The North Carolina Medical Society she stays active and informed in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. She has stood on the Foundation Board of The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and has served 2 terms as a Board member for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
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Alicia Renee Deese

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Alicia joined The Laser Institute of Pinehurst in 2006 and has over 16 years of experience in the skin care industry.  She is a Skin Care Professional with extensive experience in esthetics and laser technology.

Alicia attended Central Carolina Community College for her Esthetics License and Sandhills Community College for her Instructor's License. In addition she has received advanced training in  facial procedures including skin rejuvenation using the micro-needling technique  as well as laser certification. 

Alicia loves being in an industry that stays current on techniques, to better herself and to help clients receive the absolute best results that makes her work so gratifying.

Alicia was born in Sanford and has resided in Moore County since she married her often referred to "wonderful husband", Chad, in 2004.

The Deese household celebrates "Family Day" every Saturday with 3 wonderful children; Parker, Kayce and Hudson. They come and greet the morning by jumping on their parent's bed and exuberantly announce, "YES, it's Family Day!"  Saturdays often includes Granny's Donuts, Cracker Barrel, and going to the lake.  Being in Alicia's profession, the family is always mindful to use their sunscreen and protective hats! 

The household also includes Ollie who is the cutest toy Pomeranian and weighs in at 3 pounds, 8 ounces.  Ollie is outsized by a cat named Buddy.
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Gina Nunez

Image related to Gina Nunez Gina Nunez is a Permanent Makeup Artist and Laser Technician.  She has received extensive training and certification at the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Dallas,Texas.  Gina received basic, intermediate and advanced training as well as Eye Accents, Vibrant Lips and Eyebrow Essentials Workshops.  She has been working and training with Dr. Melley since 2012.

Gina is a member of the Laser Team and has attended the ASLMS Laser conference in Phoenix, Arizona for permanent hair reduction and tattoo removal on the Picosure Laser. In addition Gina performs Body Contouring and Fat Reduction with CynoSure's SculpSure Laser. She has become a favorite in the office for laser treatments.
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Amber O'Berry

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As a Licensed Cosmetologist at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, Amber O'Berry has pursued her desire to further educate herself to benefit the needs of clients.  Amber has had extensive training in chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, full body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and makeup application.  Amber completed her certification in Esthetics from Sandhills Community College and her certification in Cosmetology at Paul Mitchell School.

It's been a dream come true for Amber to work in the MedSpa industry along side skilled professionals whose clients have treatments that address their individual skin care needs and leave them feeling refreshed.  According to reviews, it's also a dream for many to have treatments by Amber as well  -  "Amber is awesome!", "Amber provides a wonderful and relaxing facial", "Amber did an awesome job on my facial and eyelash tinting appointment!!  I was very pleased with both and had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience."

Living all her life in the Sandhills, Amber is the quintessential Southern belle.
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Rachel Bertsch

Image related to Rachel Bertsch Rachel Bertsch comes to us from dairy country in Pennsylvania. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is certified in BLS, ACLS and PALS. Since joining The Laser Institute of Pinehurst she has become proficient in Laser Tattoo Removal with the state-of-art CynoSure PicoSure Laser, Laser Hair Removal and Body Contouring with Fat Reduction with the CynoSure SculpSure Laser.

Her interests include nutrition and exercise. You can find
her on the weekends doing outside activities and during the week keeping busy with exercise classes. 
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Stephanie Rodriguez

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Stephanie joined The Laser Institute of Pinehurst in 2015
dually licensed in Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. She is a talented make-up artist, is certified in Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Waxing services. Her massage therapy covers a full range of treatments including Swedish, Deep
Tissue, Myo-fascial Release, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage as well as Aromatherapy and Energy Balancing. Most recently she was trained in the use of Radio-Frequency for skin tightening with CynoSure’s Pelleve System.

Stephanie’s goal is to help her clients achieve their body and skin care goals. She strives to bring balance to their life by treating them as a whole; integrating mind, body and spirit. Stephanie can make anyone comfortable on her table and leaves her clients looking and feeling healthier
than ever.
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Keri Campbell

Image related to Keri Campbell Keri is no new comer to the Sandhills. She attended high-school in Rockingham, North Carolina and has been in customer service positions ever since. Employed at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst since 2015, she is the smiling face on the phone that you will hear when you call and she is the last person you will see as you check out from the office. The front desk is her domain and she keeps it running like a well-oiled machine. Keri makes sure that all of our clients are treated with the utmost respect and efficiency.
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Barbara Collins

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Barbara has been in Moore County for 33 years and has been with Dr. Melley as her book-keeper for the better part of 16 years. Most recently she has emerged from her “behind the scene” book-keeping duties and has joined the staff full-time to assist in office administration. She was educated at UNC-Greensboro and specializes in numbers and people. She has a keen eye for detail and will make sure that all of our clients have a pleasant experience at the office. She enjoys working with people and helping them feel good about themselves.

Barbara enjoys spending time with her 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, her 4 legged pets and of course her loving husband. Barbara’s hobbies include attending her family’s orchestral performances, reading, bird watching and traveling. 
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The Laser Institute of Pinehurst is located in Pinehurst serving Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Sanford, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Troy, Carthage, Cary, Vass and Raeford. A full service Medical Spa with Dermal injectables including Botox and Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Belotero and Radiesse. Advanced injections include Kybella for fat under the chin. Skin Care for all skin types, Professional Mineral Make-up and Permanent Make-up. Laser Treatments for aged skin, facial vessels, acne, rosacea, sun damage, hair removal, tattoo removal, melasma, fat reduction and body contouring are some of the treatments offered. Hydrafacials, Micro-needling, Waxing, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning are also offered. Products include Biopelle, Boiron, CosMedix, Results Rx, Cosmedix Elite, Clarisonic, Jan Marini, Neova, Obagi, Latisse and Osmosis.
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