Beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder—it’s in the soul of the beheld.
Dr. Bacchi welcomes clients in a comfortable, gentle, and affirming environment, collaborating with each one to bring each their inner beauty to the surface using highly individualized treatments. She takes the time to identify her clients’ conditions, expectations, and desired outcomes in order to craft the most effective approach. As a physician, she understands the body and the aging process at a cellular and systemic level, and can match the right technology to each client’s concerns.
What sets Dr. Bacchi apart is that as part of any treatment she does a comprehensive health evaluation to minimize side effects, and teaches clients how their actions can maximize and sustain the benefits they achieve.
Her treatments feature state-of-the-art equipment in a nurturing environment. She collaborates with clients in achieving and exceeding their goals for prevention, intervention, and maintenance—celebrating the beauty we all carry within us, but might not have yet seen.
More about Dr. Bacchi’s education and background
Dr. Bacchi’s education covers many areas of medical practice, giving her the unique perspective of someone who has studied healthcare from different perspectives. She originally earned her undergraduate degree in nursing, which gave her a warm and non-judgmental bedside manner, and went on to work at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She earned a master’s degree in Health and Medical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and then a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Stanford University, and has been a physician for over 25 years.
By choosing to seek out a wide range of training, she gathered experiences that deeply affect how she practices today. As part of her master’s degree, she obtained a certificate in bioethics from Cambridge University, England. While at Stanford, she had the opportunity to rotate to Queen’s Hospital on Oahu, which included time spent at a leprosy clinic. As part of her residency, she trained in dermatology at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. There she was invited to author a chapter on the use of topical steroids in the gold-standard textbook of dermatology in general medicine by Fitzpatrick.
Melissa is excited to be joining Marin Medical Aesthetics. Having experienced skin concerns herself from an early age, she was passionate about learning more about skincare. She acquired an Esthetician license in order to learn more in depth about various available products and procedures. Even now, she is highly motivated to keep up with all the changes in aesthetic medicine. She embraces the values of comfortable procedures that minimize downtime in our practice.
Melissa has been a nurse for more than 20 years. She has worked in oncology, dermatology, and in plastic surgery areas. She believes these experiences have been invaluable in understanding the advantages and benefits of non-invasive treatments and novel products to improve a multitude of concerns for realistic, achievable, and beautiful results. Her caring, compassionate, and comprehensive approach to patient care is something she is proud to bring to all her interactions with others.
Melissa loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking, movies, and music. She stays active by taking her dogs for challenging hikes in Marin and uses different modalities of exercise regularly.