Who We Are
Welcome to Almaden Valley Aesthetics
Here at Almaden Valley Aesthetics (AVA) of San Jose, we have created a niche in rejuvenation and relaxation by specializing in new methods of skin care, as well as traditional R & R spa services. Our aesthetic services have little or no downtime, allowing you to schedule appointments at your convenience and return quickly to your busy life.
A.M. Yenikomshian, M.D.Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian founded the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery on the philosophy that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” solution for aesthetic improvement. Each individual is unique and must be treated as such. This commitment to personalized patient care is just one of the traits that sets this trusted cosmetic surgeon apart from other surgeons in the San Jose and Los Gatos area.
A board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian has enjoyed a rich medical career. After receiving his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 1972, Dr. Yenikomshian completed his residency at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and his plastic surgery residency at the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.Dr. Yenikomshian’s contributions to the medical community over the years include numerous publications and positions at several prestigious hospitals. A highly respected cosmetic surgeon practicing in the San Jose and Los Gatos area, Dr. Yenikomshian served as president of the staff and chairman of the department of surgery at Santa Teresa Hospital. He is currently the chairman of the division of plastic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.In addition to performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction, Dr. Yenikomshian has extensive experience in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery. His work with burn and trauma patients continues to bring him satisfaction. Dr. A. M. Yenikomshian is affiliated with the following professional societies:
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- California Medical Association
- Santa Clara County Medical Association
Brenda Blay, R.N.Aesthetic Nurse Specialist -
Born and raised in San Jose, Brenda is proud to work and reside in the Silicon Valley. Before assuming the role of Aesthetic Nurse Specialist at Ava Rejuvenation, Brenda had a substantial and fulfilling career as a registered nurse. She has worked extensively in the fields of both Emergency and Aesthetic Nursing, variously employed as a Plastic Surgery Nurse Consultant, Surgery RN Circulator, Recovery Room Nurse, as well as Emergency Room Nurse and Triage. Such a manifold and successful career has garnered Brenda a wealth of expertise, which she adeptly passes on to her clients. Nearly 15 years of performing scores of laser procedures, administering dermal fillers and working with Botox Cosmetic, have all honed Brenda’s skills as an exceedingly reliable and talented medical aesthetic artist. She takes pride in delivering natural looking results to her clients, using the latest non-surgical aesthetic techniques. Brenda always uses her personal communication skills to ensure complete satisfaction and individualized results. In her spare time, Brenda can be found spending cherished time with her family.
Brenda earned her Nursing Degree in 1999, from San Jose State University. She has been trained and certified to perform all of the aesthetic procedures at Ava Rejuvenation.
Facial aesthetics is an art in combination with skin care, nutrition, and exercise. The possibilities of internal and external rejuvenation are an achievable reality. Brenda is proud to have helped clients to achieve their personal goals.
American Academy of Anti-AgingDermatology Nurses Association
Deb GadzikowskiAesthetic Nurse Specialist -
Amber O’HannesonController -
Loren EstevezAdministrative Manager -
Loren brings over ten years of experience working in professional, client-centered medical office environments. Striving to provide the highest level of client satisfaction she always goes above and beyond to exceed even the highest expectations. Loren recognizes that her duties are essential in keeping AVA running smoothly and efficiently so that our clients can receive the highest quality of care and attention that they deserve. Loren ensures that all clients walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. When she’s not at AVA, Loren enjoys volunteering at her local community, cooking, fine wine, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nicole BryantClinical Aesthetician -
Nicole takes a pragmatic approach to skin care, emphasizing that the skin is the largest organ of the body and likewise must be treated with the utmost care and affection. At AVA Rejuvenation, Nicole contributes her expansive knowledge of clinical treatments, beauty secrets and inner health care that she has acquired from working with both traditional and natural health and skin care. Nicole is always eager to learn about new, cutting edge developments in the skin care field. She does this by continually re-educating herself through industry leading seminars and classes. Nicole provides her clients with the necessary tools and education to enable a graceful aging process, and minimize the effects of time on our appearance and skin. She is committed to helping her clients reach their goals of better quality skin. In her spare time Nicole enjoys cooking, the outdoors and spending time with her loved ones. Book an appointment to see Nicole so she can customize a skin treatment plan tailored to your needs. Nicole’s hours are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday’s from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Saturday’s 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and Monday’s and Wednesday’s upon request.
Katie CromFront Desk Executive -
Since joining AVA Rejuvenation over four years ago, Katie has extended her boundless warmth and hospitality to all of our clients. While she has many responsibilities at AVA, Katie’s favorite moments are when she has the opportunity to use her highly developed personal skills to make clients feel welcome and relaxed. Katie’s naturally friendly demeanor results in her goal of “making each and every client feel at home” a seamless and rewarding experience for all. In her free time, Katie slays dragons.