Meet the Staff

Medical Doctor and Owner, Dustin Newell 

Dr. Newell is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist, specializing in medical imaging, minimally invasive procedures, and Aesthetic Medicine in the Bay Area.

Dr. Newell obtained his Medical Degree as well as a Masters in Business Administration at UC Irvine, graduating with Honors. He went on to complete a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, followed by fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at UC San Diego. He has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters throughout his career and is a trusted colleague among his peers. Dr. Newell is now specialized in using cutting edge medical imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients throughout the Bay Area.

During his training to become an Interventional Radiologist, where Physicians use medical imaging and minimally invasive procedures to treat diseases, often in the very ill, Dr. Newell began to think about how he could apply the minimally invasive philosophy to the evolving area of Aesthetics and Wellness. Through years of practice in the field, Dr. Newell developed an “Aesthetic Philosophy” which focuses on combining preventative and sustainable health and wellness practices with non-surgical medical interventions to boost wellness, enhance aesthetics and deter psychologic stress to the body. Dr. Newell has helped thousands of patients achieve their health and beauty goals throughout the Bay Area.

At Skin Refine Medspa, Dr. Newell oversees a team of highly regarded Medical professionals who will help to formulate a plan to achieve your beauty goals. Our medical philosophy and non invasive cosmetic treatments will help you to achieve sustainable, natural-appearing results that will have you looking and feeling years younger. Please stop by to meet our team and receive a free consultation!

FNP, Melissa Capote

Melissa Capote is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in the State of California. She graduated with Honors, with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Sonoma State University in 2012. While working towards her degree, Melissa spent over 670 clinical hours training in several areas of medicine, including Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geriatrics, and Family Practice. In 2009, she placed 1st in the National Nursing Research Symposium in Rohnert Park, California for her poster presentation on “Effects of Epidural Therapy Compared to Holistic Methods on Labor Pain and on the Neonate”. Prior to this, Melissa graduated with Honors with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2007 and an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2009 becoming a licensed Registered Nurse shortly thereafter. Melissa has nine years of experience in Gastroenterology, assisting in endoscopic procedures and administering conscious sedation. Melissa has six years of experience with non-invasive cosmetic treatments. She is trained in BOTOX® injections, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), fractional lasers treatments, and skin tightening treatments. Melissa prides herself on her professionalism and on the thoroughness of her work. She is an advocate for radiant, youthful, flawless skin and strives to achieve lasting results.

PA-C, Sandra Sayedi

Sandra is a certified Physician Assistant in the state of California. She graduated from Touro College Physician’s Assistant program with a Bachelors in Physician Assistant Studies in New York City, 2005. Sandra moved to the Bay area over 6 years ago and has extensive experience of over 13 years with cosmetic procedures such as medical grade skin care and non-surgical procedures.

Sandra is trained in neurotoxins including BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, Dermal Fillers (Restylane®, Juvéderm™, Sculptra®), Kybella, laser hair removal, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Fractional lasers, Microneedling, PRP, Weight Loss and Medical-Grade Skin Care Products. Highly trained and qualified in a myriad of procedures, Sandra is best known for her ability to provide natural results, above all. She is highly sought upon for her ability to provide a refreshed and youthful appearance with the “Volume Lift”, otherwise known as a “Liquid Face Lift”. Sandra has worked in multiple locations including New York, Dallas, and California. Sandra is passionate about educating patients thoroughly about their skin, in recommending personalized products and treatments, and building long-term professional relationships with those who seek her care. Her goal is to “consistently exceed expectations at every level.

Dustin Newell

Medical Doctor and Owner

Melissa Capote

Family Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Barneson

Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Sayedi

Certified Physician Assistant

Maryam Mottahed

Registered Nurse

Jamieson Zumel

Registered Nurse

Jacqui Corres

Registered Nurse

Teri Wilson

Office Manager/Esthetician

Louise Nguyen


Josselyn Osegueda


Carla Castillo


Taylor Pellegrini

Patient Coordinator

Marina Grimaldo

Patient Coordinator