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Dr. Alan Durkin

Bloomed Medical Director

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Alan Durkin is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He specializes in two areas of cosmetic plastic surgery:  1) Facial aesthetics (surgical, laser, injectable, skin care), and 2) Breast aesthetics, with a strong focus on revisional breast augmentation, and breast augmentation in athletes and fitness/entertainment models.  His facial expertise includes primary and secondary facelift surgery, limited incision facelift, revision facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, dermal fillers (Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Versa), and laser resurfacing.  

Dr. Durkin is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He has been named one of “The Best Doctors in America” by Castle Connolly®, and is one of America’s Top Doctors®.  He also sits on the Medical Advisory Board for New Beauty Magazine, and is a nationally recognized Expert Injector®.  Dr. Durkin has also been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, NewBeauty Magazine, HauteMD, and Vice Sports Magazine.  He has won the National Patient’s Choice Award for 7 consecutive years (2011-2018).  

Dr. Durkin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami, where he earned a B.S. in Biology.  He then earned an M.S. degree from the University of Chicago, and an M.D. degree from the University of South Florida.  He serves on faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and Nova Southeastern College of Medicine.  He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and routinely lectures across the United States on his areas of expertise.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Durkin is the owner of Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, a beachside concierge medspa and surgery center that combines style and elegance with a state-of-the-art surgical facility in a warm and luxurious environment. When choosing Dr. Alan Durkin for plastic surgery, you will enjoy the privacy of overnight patient suites, a beachside recovery penthouse condominium, VIP entrances, personalized medical attention, house calls, and private duty nursing. Furthermore, his center provides ongoing medical skin care and continuity of wellness though the on-site Medical Spa, Laser Facility, Make-Up Studio, and Wellness/Performance Studio.

Dr. Durkin lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife, Dr. Roxanne Engel Durkin, and his beautiful young daughter.  Beyond his daughter, he is the proud father of two Jack Russell Terriers, and is both blessed and proud to call South Florida his home.  

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Katimar Castro

Sales Director & General Manager

Katimar Castro is Bloomed’s General Manager and has a strong background in the aesthetic and beauty industry for over 10 years. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising. Katimar managed a talented team of providers and professionals at Bloomed as well as keeping a positive vibe and atmosphere for the clients. 

“My mission is to keep Bloomed’s standards and operations in line with our clients expectations by training and educating my staff on a daily basis, as well as creating memorable experiences to each of our clients so they always feel special and happy to come to our medspa.”

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Noel Valentine

Sales & Marketing Manager

Noel Valentine is Bloomed’s Sales & Marketing Manager and has a strong background in the luxury marketing & beauty industry for nearly a decade. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications with an emphasis in advertising and creative writing. Noel is strong at building lasting relationships with partners and audiences. His authentic voice seeks to penetrate the hearts and minds of everyone he meets.

“Business is about people and not just profit. If you treat people right, they will always come back and it has even become my experience that they will  bring a friend.”

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Taylor Pelaez

Assistant Manager

Taylor has been in the beauty & aesthetic industry for a number of years. She is passionate about the transformation that can take place by simply taking great care of your skin and experiencing services that enhance your natural beauty. 

“I love making people feel beautiful in their own skin and being a part of making someone feel more confident through aesthetics. From skin care products to services, I believe you can become the best you possible and who wouldn’t want to be that?”

OUR TEAM

Our team consists of aesthetic and medical professionals with many years in the field. All of our providers are board-certified doctors, nurse-practitioners, licensed electrologists or physicians assistants. Our aesthetic services are provided by extensively trained and licensed estheticians.

It’s simple, when you are in our care, you can trust our providers to make the best possible decisions for your satisfaction, and long-term outcome.

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Caroline Grajales

Medical Esthetician

Caroline has over 10 years of experience in the aesthetic and beauty industry. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and very energetic. Her services include HydraFacial, Microneedling, and Ultherapy. Her favorite service is HydraFacial because it is a service that gives you excellent exfoliation, plump skin, immense hydration, a beautiful glow, and immediate results you can actually see.

Whether it is a HydraFacial or a simple skincare regimen from SkinType Solutions at home, Caroline’s tip is to always be you and love yourself.

“It feels so great to have a professional career in this industry and doing what I enjoy the most, every single day. Confidence is the most beautiful thing that you can possess because beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin!”

Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Vanessa Padron, NP

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Padron is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner though the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  The Vision of  the AANP Certification  Board is to adhere and uphold the highest standards for  the certification of nurse practitioners. Vanessa Received her Masters degree at Barry University in 2016. She joined the medical spa industry in 2017 specializing in laser treatments, medical aesthetics, Injectables, and Anti-Aging treatments. Vanessa completed her Injector competence training through the Aesthetic Medical Educators Training, INC (AMET).

Vanessa’s experiences ranges from inpatient Oncology at the University of Miami to outpatient Aesthetics and Family practice.  Through the years in Aesthetics she has received advanced training in cosmetic injectables and various laser treatments.  Vanessa is passionate about helping people achieve natural looking results, while  also providing them with realistic expectations.  She believes  in using  evidence-based practice, patient education and the many tools available to enhance and accentuate her patients natural beauty.  Vanessa enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, exercising and living a balanced, and spiritual life. 

Nurse Injector

Jaime Alayo, M.D.

Medical Injector

Dr. Alayo’s interest and experience in aesthetic medicine has led him to complete advanced training in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Medical Procedures under renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Herman in Miami, Florida. He specializes in the application of Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin, Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Radiesse. 

Dr. Jaime Alayo earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT), one of the best medical schools in Trujillo, Peru. Dr. Alayo followed training courses in Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine at the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX. He also worked assisting in a renowned aesthetic and dermatological clinic in Miami, FL called the Miami Center for Dermatology, for about five years. He worked alongside with Dr. Deborah Longwill, a well-known aesthetic doctor in Miami, FL. Dr. Alayo is also a current Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, presided by Dr. Michel Delune.

To find out how Dr. Alayo can assist you in maintaining a youthful appearance or rejuvenating your skin, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. 

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Sasha Alvarez, NP

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Sasha is a motivated, compassionate and dedicated nurse practitioner with experience as a registered nurse in orthopedics, telemetry, opthomolgy oncology, and Med surge. She is certified as a FNP through the AANP.

Sasha graduated from Barry University in 2017. She joined the spa industry soon after specializing in laser treatments.  She is passionate about the nursing profession, helping people enhance their beauty, and making them feel like their best self.