Meet Our Team

Trio Med Spa...the North Shore's premier location for the most advanced anti-aging technology. Relax in our beautiful, state of the art medical spa while our accomplished team of professionals exceed your expectations.

NICOLE CAIN RN, MSN

Nicole is a locally recognized expert in the field of youth-enhancing injectables and aesthetic medical nursing. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1992, and then her Master’s degree in Nursing in 1995, she began her professional career in aesthetic medicine while her commitment and passion continued to grow. Nicole worked closely with one of the North Shore’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Epstein, refining her skills and learning about the importance of artistry and attention to detail.
Nicole dedicates her professional career exclusively to non-surgical aesthetic procedures (Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sclerotherapy, Lasers) that allow her to successfully serve a large, loyal patient base in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Nicole’s exceptional abilities, solid understanding of human anatomy, and natural artistic eye are the reasons why her clients continue to remain beautiful, youthful and satisfied. Throughout her career she has pursued continued education and research to perfect her skills, constantly searching for advanced products and procedures to provide the results her patients have come to expect. Over the years, Nicole has gained and maintained countless delighted patients that attribute their rejuvenated, yet natural look to her.


SHANNON WYPYCH, RN,MSN


Shannon has been passionate about all things anti-aging her whole life.  She is always the one to ask for advice on skincare and anti-aging measures by her peers.  Prior to practicing aesthetics, she enjoyed the versatility of the nursing field working in specialties of Women’s Health, Neonatal Intensive Care and Recovery.  After working within a hospital network for over 13 years, she had her own life-changing experience with an aesthetic treatment that prompted her into a new calling.    Since the start of her aesthetic nursing career, she has worked with highly skilled and successful plastic surgeons in the North Shore and Chicago area. Using her medical knowledge and untapped artistic talents, Shannon found another way to translate her love of making people feel better.  For her clients, she has a refined eye, gentle touch, and intuition in restoring vibrancy and confidence. There is no single treatment that is the end-all be-all against the aging process but her “game-changers” (besides Botox and Dysport) are Sculptra Aesthetic and lip augmentation.  These two treatments improve and correct the volume loss caused by aging thus creating a refreshed and healthy appearance.  

ALISHA WALASZEK, LICENSED AESTHETICIAN | LASER TECHNICIAN

Alisha studied at Pivot Point International in Evanston, graduating at the top of her class.  She earned her Esthetician license in 2006.  She has worked alongside the best Plastic Surgeons in the Chicagoland area and has continued to earn additional certifications and attended post graduate trainings.  Throughout the span of her career she has gained valuable experience working within all areas of skincare.  She has successfully treated even the most difficult skin concerns.  Alisha is known for her comprehensive approach to rejuvenating skin.  She has found great success in combining treatments such as lasers, photo-facials, micro-needling or facials with medical grade products.  Her favorite anti-aging secret weapon is a chemical peel.  Alisha can customize a peel to treat ALL skin challenges—even those with the most sensitive skin. The combination of Alisha’s winning personality, skilled hands and outstanding knowledge is what has kept her clients coming back to her for over twelve years.  

ali spatz, LICENSED AESTHETICIAN | LASER TECHNICIAN

Alison Spatz is a medically trained, Licensed Esthetician. She graduated from The Skin Care and Spa Institute, and has spent her career focusing on antiaging, acne and pigmentation treatments. Her recent experience includes working under the auspices of some of the most highly regarded Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists on the North Shore.  Ali has advanced training in Chemical Peels, Laser Treatments,  Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro Needling and Hydra Facial MD.  Ali considers a customized homecare regimen combined with professional treatments the best way to achieve maximized results and a lifetime of beautiful skin.  Those who have had the fortune of having been treated by Ali’s skilled hands often will say that they have never received a better facial in their lives.

mercedes anselmini, coolsculpting technician

Mercedes Anselmini is a Coolsculpting Technician who has worked in the aesthetic field for over 12 years. In her career, she has gained valuable experience working along side plastic surgeons and women's care physicians. In the last 4 years, she has focused exclusively on making Coolsculpting her specialty.  She has attended advanced training at the Coolsculpting University and is now a trainer herself. Her expert artistic eye, skilled hands, and passion for the Coolsculpting Technology have gained her a reputation as one of the best on the North Shore. If you can squeeze it...she can freeze it!



MICHAEL EPSTEIN, MD, FACS

Dr. Epstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He trained in general surgery at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and returned to Detroit for his Plastic Surgery fellowship. He received additional cosmetic surgery training at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York and has held an academic position at the University of Chicago’s Department of Plastic Surgery.

An active member of both the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Rhinoplasty society, Dr. Epstein has received critical acclaim for his advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery. A featured guest on numerous news programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, Dr. Epstein was also invited to speak on Oprah After The Show. He has been profiled on Discovery Channel programs as cameras followed him, step-by-step, through various cosmetic procedures. Just for fun, Dr. Epstein was voted as one of the “Top 5 Hot Doctors” in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune.

Someone who always gives back to the community, Dr. Epstein has received praise for his generous community work and affiliations with such organizations as Y-Me and the Sue Duncan Children’s Foundation. He was a co-founder of Chicago’s Esteem Makeover and participated as one of the team’s cosmetic surgeons. He has also performed numerous pro-bono surgeries for people in need.

Dr. Epstein is passionate about his work, and it shows! His warmth, attention to detail, dedication to his craft, and complete focus on the patient’s needs are evident from the very first encounter. 

DAN KROCHMAL, MD

Dr. Krochmal received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He did his surgical internship at the University of Michigan, and his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. He did his plastic surgery training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Hunstad Kortesis Center, one of only 12 fellowships endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Krochmal is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, he is a Candidate for Membership of the ASAPS. He is committed to research and advancing the field of plastic surgery, having presented at national conferences and authored numerous manuscripts. He is committed to patient safety, and serves on the Health Policy Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

dana m. russo do, facog  | founder of inner beauty medical rejuvenation center

Dr. Dana Russo is an experienced, board certified physician who worked at Advocate Lutheran General in a successful OB/GYN & surgical practice. She has served the women of the Chicagoland area and the Northshore for over 13 years.  She founded Inner Beauty Medical Rejuvenation Center to treat an under-served area of women’s health. Inner Beauty was created to use the most advanced technology (Sciton’s Diva & SkinTyte Laser) to help women overcome some of life’s most intimate physical challenges such as vaginal laxity, dryness and atrophy as well as urinary stress incontinence.  Dr. Russo is one of the only board certified Gynecologist in Illinois that is offering vaginal rejuvenation services with the most advanced laser technology in the United States. Dr. Russo believes that Gynecology is one of medicine’s most personal relationships that develops between a physician and patient. When women evaluate these types of services, choosing treatment by a board certified Gynecologist and with the best technology available, that is the differentiator of Inner Beauty Medical Rejuvenation Center.  Dr. Russo intends to respect, develop and nurture these partnerships with the utmost dignity and pride.  She cherishes her role as a physician in her patients' lives and patients can expect Dr. Russo to use her strengths of compassion, conscious listening, human touch and skilled doctoring to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.