Meet Our Medical Spa Staff
Please select a member from our staff to view their biography.
Dr. Charles Virden
Dr. Virden is one of the elite plastic surgeons in Reno, Nevada, and Tahoe/Truckee to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which means that he has extensive training in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has a strong interest in aesthetic surgery of the face, including the latest techniques in laser surgery and endoscopic (minimal incision) surgery.
Dr. Virden was raised in Southern California and attended Occidental College for his premedical studies. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a medical degree. Dr. Virden completed his general studies internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego, in 1993.
Voted Reno’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon in 2011 by the Reno Gazette Journal and the Reno News & Review
During the following years, he completed a research fellowship in plastic surgery and completed his residency in plastic surgery. Dr. Virden moved to Reno, NV, in 1995 to open his private practice.
In 1998, Dr. Virden opened, Renovation, the first medical spa in Reno, Nevada. Renovation was attached to his practice and was 800 sq. ft. Renovation relocated with his practice to its existing location in a North West suburb of Reno in 2004 to its current 6500 sq. ft. location. In 2011, Dr. Virden opened Bella Lago, his second medical spa, in Truckee, Ca. Dr Virden sees patients in both the Reno and Truckee offices. Dr. Virden and the medical spas combined have serviced over 31,000 patients.
As of 2015, Dr. Virden is now considered a Volunteer Clinical Professor at UCSD Division of Plastic Surgery. He is involved in the education of students and postgraduate trainees within UCSD Health Sciences.
Are you interested in enhancing your appearance? If you’re serious about improving your image and ready to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation, request a consultation online now. You can also schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-4772.
I want to provide you with my total commitment in all aspects of your care. We appreciate your confidence and we want to create an experience for you that will be equally rewarding. I am committed to educating you about your particular concern and offer you the highest level of care in a friendly and caring environment. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to serve you.
-Dr. Charles Virden
Just this past year, Lynnsey joined her husband’s practice as his nurse and injector. Lynnsey has been injecting since 2010. She graduated from Los Angeles County USC School of Nursing in 1984 and worked as an operating room nurse for nine years. The years after were spent raising their three boys. She enjoys being with her extended family, entertaining, playing golf, running and playing with her three dogs.
Kerry was born and raised in Reno. She received her aesthetics training in Las Vegas and worked there before moving to southern California and working for a renowned plastic surgeon. Kerry moved back to Reno to be closer to her family and began working at Renovation shortly thereafter. She is certified in the Sciton Joule, Genesis Microdermasion, and all the medical skin care lines at Renovation. Kerry loves camping and her bulldog, Buster.
Tiffany has been working for Renovation since 2004. She received her primary education in massage therapy at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. Tiffany takes continuing education classes in massage to better serve her clients. She has lived in Northern Nevada for eleven years and enjoys spending time with her family, baseball and hiking.
Song has been an aesthetician for nine years and a nail technician for seventeen years. She continually trains in all aspects of aesthetics so she may give her clients the best care possible. Song is certified in the Sciton Joule, Genesis Microdermabrasion, and the Obagi Medical, Jan Marini and G. M. Collin skin care lines. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle with her family and taking care of her Yorkies.
Patty joined the Renovation team in late 2006. She has been a nail technician for over 14 years coming from the financial industry. Patty looks forward to the Scottish Games in Northern California each year. She enjoys entertaining and being with her family. Patty has a little dog named Andy who keeps her and her youngest daughter busy.
Johanna moved to Reno 10 years ago. She worked for Massage Envy for about 7 years as a clinic administrator at first, and then she was promoted to general operations manager for two different clinics. After many years behind the scenes, she decided to follow her passion and become an aesthetician. Johanna was then presented with an opportunity to work for us as an aesthetician, and she has never been happier. Johanna is very excited to begin building her clientele here at Renovation Medical Spa! Johanna is truly passionate about providing people with the confidence in feeling beautiful both inside and out through customized, effective skin care and education! In her free time, Johanna loves to cook delicious healthy meals, practice yoga, and take reformer and Pilates classes in strides for becoming as healthy as possible!
John has been working in the art of hair design for over 20 years. He acquired a “Sassoon Foundation” in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Through the years he has studied in New York at Frederick Fakkei Salon and Bumble and Bumble University. His passion for the arts is demonstrated in all areas of his life.
Cheryl has been doing hair since 1992. After completing cosmetology school she trained in an advanced 2 year class in color theory and cutting at Vidal Sassoon School in Las Angeles, Ca. Cheryl consistently educates herself with companies such as Joico, Goldwell, and Redken. She loves what she does and always looks forward to her time with her clients.
Alyssa is a medical skin and health professional. She is a certified Aesthetician and Medical Assistant in the state of Nevada and has been working with us for about two years now. Alyssa has a true passion for effective skin care procedures and products. Her mission is to offer her clients the highest quality, cutting edge, and highly effective products and services based on cell renewal and collagen production. Alyssa loves to help make a difference in people’s lives who have skin issues by educating her clients and giving them a helping hand to help assist them in reaching their skin care goals. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, hanging out with friends, and spending time in the beautiful Reno/Tahoe outdoors.
Jen is our Licensed Permanent Makeup Artist with 15 years of experience. She performs permanent makeup for the eyes, eyebrows, and lips. She is an exceptionally trained and talented professional. Jen is detail oriented with a passion for the beauty of her clients. In her off time, she enjoys the outdoors and time with her family.
Debbie is a born and raised Nevadan import from Las Vegas. She was a professional dancer for 11 years and was also a former model. Debbie became a licensed aesthetician and manicurist in 2001, and now she is one of our front desk receptionists at Renovation, Dr. Virden’s Medical Spa. Debbie is here to serve you at check in and check out, and she is also very knowledgeable about products and services we offer. Feel free to ask her any questions you may have. In her free time, Debbie loves to dance, ski, workout, and spend time with her family.
Debi has been an aesthetician for more than 20 years. She has trained in many different aspects of aesthetics including medical treatments, kobedo style facial massage, accupressure, and effective skin care products. Recently she completed her training on the Sciton laser, including BBL, micro-laser peels, hair removal, and profractional laser. Certified in Skin Medica, Obagi, and Lucern products, she will educate her patients and offer some of the best skin care available. She will also be offering dermal planing, microdermabrasion, and her specialty facials which may include oxygen therapy. Debi is passionate about helping her existing clients as well as new clients with a skin care regimen that will make their skin feel and look younger. In her free time, Debi bikes, skies and hikes in the beautiful Reno, Tahoe area where she has lived for 30 years.
Darian Thorp is a dedicated Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who has over 15 years of experience working in the medical field with various areas of interest and providing the highest-level of care. Darian is passionate in providing attentive care for patients/clients undergoing elective cosmetic procedures, including: pan-facial injectable rejuvenation, laser treatment, and other minimal invasive treatments. She displays exceptional attention to detail and is vehement about offering the optimal level of innovative, evidenced-based techniques, resulting in the most natural and aesthetically pleasing outcome. In addition, Darian provides a patient-centered, gentle, and caring environment that is remarkable and soothing.
Darian came from Northern California to attend college at University of Nevada in Reno. She eventually resided in Reno with a degree in pre-medicine and her BSN. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner, shortly thereafter. Darian has vast training in cancer detection, disease recognition, hormone replacement therapy, birth control and other women’s and men’s reproductive health issues. Darian has been an accomplished Nurse Practitioner providing an exemplary of care in several areas of medicine.
Several years ago Darian recognized her original area of enthusiasm was to serve patients in the anti-aging and facial rejuvenation area of the medical profession and has dedicated herself in learning the most up-to-date and innovative techniques in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and received board certification as a medical aesthetic provider (MEP-C). She has since become a valued member of the Reno Community providing these services.
In Darian’s spare time she enjoys taking in Reno & Tahoe’s many experiences with her wonderful husband and two lovely children. She is an avid snowboarder (past national competitor) and takes any chance to be outside and active. Darian and her family also enjoy traveling and are often visiting family and friends in Europe.