by SAMANTHA EDWARDS | photos by Jessica Breaux

Fountain of Youth

Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa Treats Patients With Care, Honesty, and Personalized Service

At Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc., patients are not only treated by highly trained and experienced practitioners – they are treated like family. “It’s a long-term relationship that we take very seriously,” said Co-owner Stacy Grissen, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN. The atmosphere of the clinic reflects that relationship, with a friendly staff and relaxed appointments. “We strongly believe that each patient deserves undivided attention during their treatment, and should not ever feel like they are ‘just a number’ getting rushed in and out,” explained Stacy. “They always feel like they are special.” The practice often takes in new patients from word-of-mouth referrals and positive reviews.


Though an appointment at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa may feel like “hanging out with friends,” the staff is highly qualified, experienced, and artistic in their procedures. Patients can rest assured that they are receiving high-value services. The practice currently has two clinicians, Stacy and Carolynne, both of whom have advanced certifications in all of the spa’s services. Stacy has the prestigious title as a National Trainer and Faculty for Allergan, Inc., the market leader in non-surgical aesthetics products. Carolynne also acts as a trainer, teaching advanced techniques, to colleagues in their field of expertise. The spa’s two medical aestheticians, Desiree and Julie, are highly skilled in their services and each has been in practice for over a decade.

Upholding their motto, “Find YOUR Fountain of Youth,” Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa specializes in offering both women and men a variety of non-surgical, anti-aging treatments including Juvederm™, Voluma™, Restylane™, Bellafill™, Botox™, Dysport™, microneedling, Dermaplaning Micropeels, photofacials, resurfacing, laser hair removal, fractionated CO2, skin tightening, eyelash extensions, acne treatments and a wide variety of facials and peels.

“They truly care about you and your health and beauty. I will continue to come here, basically for the rest of my life. I trust my face and body completely with these women and their opinion/advice in what I need.” – Gladys B.

The clinic works with each patient to educate them on all of their options and collaborates with the patients to develop a treatment plan. “We spend an extensive amount of time during our consultation to provide each person the recommendations that suit their particular needs, while respecting their finances,” Stacy shared. Best of all, the team at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa aims to provide highly effective results with each treatment, so patients are not required to endure drawn-out, unnecessary treatments or multiple sessions.

“Probably the most common concern we hear is the patients’ trepidation that the end result will be overdone or unnatural and distorting” said Stacy. The Medical Director, Diana Hoppe, M.D., added, “We reassure them that the artistry of this specialty is to make them look much younger and refreshed without making it obvious that they have had anything done.” Aesthetically Pleasing takes the approach of developing a plan of care that is both reasonable and effectively preserving a natural-looking youthful appearance.



Name of Business: Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc.
Owners: Diana Hoppe, MD, ACOG (Medical Director) and Stacy Grissen, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN
Years in Position: 14 years, 10 months
Address: 285 N El Camino Real Suite 204, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 760-436-8400
Description of business: Medical Spa Clinic & Wellness – we specialize in non-surgical anti-aging treatments such as wrinkle fillers (Voluma™, Juvederm™, Bellafill™), Botox, Dysport, microneedling, dermaplaning micropeels, facials (wide variety), laser hair removal, Fractionated CO2, skin tightening (Thermage™ and Titan™), eyelash extensions, and oxygen/hydrafacials, and are poised to open a wellness center in Q1 of 2018.