Meet Our Estheticians

At VIDA, licensed Certified Advanced Estheticians (CAE) provide many of the advanced treatments you love, like body contouring with CoolSculpting  and other popular treatments like Ultherapy, laser, and chemical peels. At VIDA, our CAEs work with you to determine if microdermabrasion, a light chemical peel, or another skin rejuvenation procedure is the best treatment for your goals. Our estheticians will educate you about the wide variety of treatments out there, from laser tattoo removal to cellulite reduction or body sculpting procedures. VIDA is much more than a MedSpa. VIDA is a leading clinic where experts in the field, including VIDA’s team of CAEs, are committed to bringing you the safest and latest procedures.

Alex Martinez, CAE, LE

Alex Martinez is an honor roll graduate of Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics (2019). A native Oregonian and bilingual in English and Spanish, Martinez says that she loves seeing patients thrilled with their results. Passionate about patient education, Martinez’s favorite treatments include chemical peels and laser hair reduction. Martinez previously worked at a laser clinic in Portland before joining VIDA. When Martinez is not helping patients achieve their skin goals, Martinez loves spending time with her two daughters and fiancé, as well as cooking, baking, and reading.

Emily Steffen, CAE

Emily Steffen is an honor roll graduate of Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics (2020). Born and raised in Silverton, Oregon, she moved to Bend for additional experience and training after graduating and is happy to return to family and friends in the Salem area. Emily is an esthetician who has always loved the industry. Currently, microneedling is her favorite treatment because it harnesses the body’s incredible and natural ability to heal itself while uncovering organic beauty and youthfulness. When she is not working or opting for ongoing education and training, she enjoys hiking, baking, and traveling to the coast.

Abby Obledo, CAE

Abby Obledo is a certified advanced esthetician, and phlebotomist at VIDA Aesthetic Medicine. A Spectrum alumna, bilingual in English and Spanish, with a particular passion for microneedling due to its dramatic and enduring results that are suitable for most skin types. When she’s not enhancing beauty and confidence in our clinic, Abby enjoys quality time with her family, her husband and son, and her dog Mia, alongside maintaining her personal wellness through regular workouts. Abby’s blend of professional acumen and genuine care for her patients makes her a valued member of the VIDA team.

Esthetician Results

The treatments offered by our CAEs are some of the most popular options available at VIDA. Take a look at what some happy clients have to say about their experience and results and get a sneak peek at what you can expect when you book a complimentary consultation with a VIDA Certified Advanced Esthetician. Schedule your complimentary consultation today by calling (503) 399-0021.

“Excellent service. Professional staff that make you feel at ease. I’ve been to other skin and beauty clinics before when I lived in another city that were great but do not compare to here. Their technician Emily did an exceptional job evaluating my individual needs which made the process painless and more effective! Thank you Emily!!! 5 Stars!”

Whitney, Real Patient Results*

“This was my second visit to Vida for Laser treatment. The staff are so warm, acceping and helpful. After my treatment today they even found me a room with better lightng to fix my makeup after my treatment. Alex M is and amazing Esthetian. Anyone considering laser hair removal treatments, I would suggest consulting with Alex before going anywhere else in Salem.”

Barbara, Real Patient Results*

“Emily was great did a wonderful job explaining everything to me and answering all of my questions. I would definitely recommend her at VIDA Aesthetic Medicine.”

Susan, Real Patient Results*

“First time! Microneedling. Emily was knowledgeable, professional and fun to converse with during the procedure. Numbing cream worked fabulously. Mild irritation while having it done. No worse (for me) than my vibrating scrubby face exfoliation brush. Looking forward to my next session.”

Nena, Real Patient Results*

“CoolSculpting did just what I wanted and Alex was awesome!”

Stephanie, Real Patient Results*

“I saw Dr. Glenn and Alex today for a consultation and both were professional, very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. I also saw Ashley for a procedure and I was in excellent care. She was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone I came in contact with today were awesome!”

Deborah, Real Patient Results*

What is a Certified Advanced Esthetician (CAE)?

The training and skill of the professional performing your treatment are just as important as the treatment itself. Whether you’re interested in laser hair reduction or non-ablative tattoo removal, achieving the best results begins with choosing the right expert for your needs. A CAE is a high-level credential awarded to estheticians who’ve met criteria set by the Oregon Health Licensing Authority, including passing an exam written by the American Board of Laser Surgery, hundreds of hours operating a laser and ongoing continuing education.

VIDA encourages the advanced education of all of our staff to ensure that you enjoy the highest level of service and incredible results. We’re honored that you’ve chosen us to help you with your skincare needs.

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