OUR STAFF

Feleshia Sams,

President/ Paramedical Specialist

Feleshia Sams, Founder and President of Renu Cosmetic Clinic in Alpharetta Georgia is an established, Master Paramedical Specialist with over 15 years experience in the Beauty Industry.  Since graduating from American Intercontinental University with a BS degree in Fashion Marketing Feleshia has gained experience in makeup-artistry working as brand ambassador and freelance artist for many well know cosmetic lines.  Working with celebrity clientele for makeup, fashion shows, and marketing campaigns she later put her creative ability to use by developing her own successful cosmetic line.    

 

Wanting to do more for her community of women through artistry Feleshia later received certification in Micro pigmentation (Permanent Makeup Artistry) from American Institute of Interdermal Cosmetics in Arlington, Texas.  Feleshia’s advanced training includes training from the world renowned Nouveau Contour USA in Orlando, Florida with concentrations in scar camouflage for -burn victims -surgical scarring - and cleft lips for children, 3D Areola repigmentation, and vitiligo repigmention for loss of color along with obtaining  Certification for Current Blood Borne Pathogens. Over the years, she has established an excellent working relationship with reputable plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and others in the medical community who regularly refers clients for permanent makeup and scar camouflage.

 

She is devoted to her clients and makes every effort to support women causes and the needs of men and women suffering from Alopecia.  In addition to regularly participating in the Women’s 2-Day Cancer walk she provides her time and resources to the National Alopecia Organization.  Her unique attention to detail and her warm, confident personality have earned her a large number of loyal clients. Feleshia’s elite artist status isn’t just about her outstanding skill level or years of experience, it also reflects her passion for delivering the best possible results every time, for every client.

 

Dr. Tara Margarella

Medical Director

 

Dr. Margarella attended New York University’s Polytechnic Institute on a full academic scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in chemistry and received many honors at graduation including awards for technical writing, awards for outstanding research in engineering technology in living systems, and an award for outstanding original research.

 

Dr. Margarella decided to become a doctor and began her medical career in 2001 when she attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated with her DO degree and pursued a residency in general surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, a Level One Trauma Center, in Brooklyn, NY. Her surgical training was intense and encompassed every subspecialty including plastic surgery, trauma and critical care, and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Margarella was selected as chief resident of the department in her final year of training. During her final months of a very successful residency, her surgical skill and charisma caught the eye of ABC television producers. She was selected to be one of the featured surgeon’s of ABC television’s medical documentary, New York Med, which aired nationwide in July 2012. She has since been featured on several networks including Discovery Fit and Health, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and The Learning Channel. She has even made appearances on the Dr. Oz show.

 

Upon completion of her residency training in surgery, Dr. Margarella decided to pursue super specialty training in the field of aesthetic surgery, which allowed her to strike the ideal balance between science and art, her two loves. Dr. Margarella accepted a fellowship position at Southern Surgical Arts in Calhoun, Ga., one of the busiest and most prestigious training centers in the country for aesthetic surgery. During her focused year of training, Dr. Margarella performed nearly 2000 procedures encompassing the full range of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.

 

 

Dr. Margarella brings a unique perspective to the field of aesthetics. As a surgeon who is also a woman and a mother, Dr. Margarella can truly relate to the overwhelming majority of female cosmetic surgery patients. She understands the concerns, insecurities, and challenges women face when it comes to their appearance and aging. She can appreciate the amount of energy that is spent focusing on ones physical aspects. She delivers a sense of empowerment to her patients by helping to eliminate that source of concern.

Nurse Cheryl Gillis,

RN

Nurse Cheryl Gillis. Cheryl Gillis has been a nurse for over 12 years. She achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Afterward, she worked at Gwinnett Medical Center and specialized in Oncology. In addition, Cheryl worked as the Administrator of a Nephrology group in Gwinnett for 7 years. Cheryl began her esthetics career in 2006. She is certified in dermal fillers for Facial Enhancement from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. She is also certified in Facial Enhancement and Facial Anti-aging Treatments using Botox®, Dysport and the new Xeomin. In addition, Cheryl was certified by the American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics in LipoDissolve, by the America Aesthetic Institute for Sclerotherapy for Vascular Lesions and has received Advanced Esthetics certification by BioForme Medical, the makers of Radiesse™. Prior to coming to ReNu Cosmetic Clinic, Cheryl worked as Director of Clinical Operations at Sedona Medspa for the Alpharetta and Denver locations in addition to being the Head Nurse Injector at Youthtopia Medspa. Her reviews on City Search.com under Youthtopia are numerous and all say that she is a very knowledgeable, attentive and caring nurse who will enhance your own natural beauty. She will not make you look plastic, just a more refreshed, youthful you!ding skill level or years of experience, it also reflects her passion for delivering the best possible results every time, for every client.

 

Tina Body,

Lead Aesthetician

Tina Body has worked in the beauty industry for close to 20 years. She began her journey working as a Cosmetology Assistant.  She went on to attend Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta and then moved on to work in a lucrative salon.  Upon her journey to provide additional services for her clients she discovered eyelash extensions.  Tina attended Novalash training and received her certification as an Eyelash Extension Technician. She then realized her true passion was eyelash extensions and Aesthetics. Tina changed her license from Cosmetology to Aesthetics after attending and completing the Aesthetics program at The Elaine Sterling Institute of Skin Care. Tina is currently certified in, LED (Light Emitting Diodes), Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber, HydraFacial MD, Environ, Spray Tanning, and Radio Frequency (3Deep Endy Med).


 

Misty Leis,

Client Coordinator

 

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