About Our Staff

At DermaSpaMED, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for treatment, you need a physician who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at DermaSpaMED every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

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Pierre G. Labrecque, M.D. - Cosmetic Surgeon & Board Certified Dermatologist/Fraxel Provider

Dr. Pierre G. Labrecque is a proud provider of Fraxel. Fraxel can effectively treat a range of conditions, including wrinkles, scars, and skin discolorations.

As a board certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Pierre Labrecque is a visionary in his practice, establishing one of the first laser centers and medical spa on the Central Coast. He successfully merges the science of medicine, beauty, nature, and art in a 5,000 square foot medical spa environment called DermaSpaMED. This state of the art medical spa is dedicated to the prevention, wellness, aesthetics, cosmetic surgery and laser medicine.

Skin cancer detection and treatment is a particular expertise that Dr. Labrecque brings to the practice, having served a residency at the famed Mayo Clinic. Dr. Labrecque's more than 25 years of clinical experience, coupled with state-of-the-art surgical care, places DermaSpaMED among the top technologically advanced dermatology centers in the country.

Dr. Labrecque has affiliations in a number of medical societies. These include:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Tressa Esty, MPAS, PA-C - Physician Assistant-Certified & Dermatologic Specialist

Tressa Esty, MPAS, PA-C obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She received her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and received her certification in 2006.

Since certification, she practiced in Minnesota initially in Plastic Surgery and then specializing in General, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology for the last six years. Her passion remains in Dermatology. She is excited to join DermaSpa MED in June 2012. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children along with outdoor activities, sports, and travel.

Julia McKinzie, MPAS, PA-C  - Physician Assistant-Certified &  Dermatologic Specialist

Julia McKinzie, MPAS, PA-C received her Bachelor of Science in biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  In 2011, she obtained her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center located in Midland, Texas.

Prior to joining DermaSpa MED in October 2015, she practiced in Bakersfield, California for three and half years specializing in General and Surgical Dermatology.  Julia’s hobbies include hiking with her labradoodle as well as playing tennis