Our founder, Linda Behla, R.N., is a skin care expert with extensive training and has over 20 years of proven clinical expertise in the medical and skincare industry. We offer an array of high-quality services under the medical supervision of Yngvar A. Hvistendahl, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon.
We are committed to providing safe and effective treatments utilizing tested technologies, combination therapies, and medical-grade skin care products to achieve optimal, natural-looking results.
Our expert practitioners will provide you with a complimentary consultation and personalized skin care plan perfect for your needs, expectations, and budget.
I love coming to hayes valley med spa in larkspur! Kate is super knowledgeable and never recommends treatments I don’t need. Appointments are also extremely easy to make through text and they are so great about responding in a timely manner. Overall I cannot imagine going anywhere else for my face!
I have been to HVME five times now, and continue to be so impressed with the results they are able to deliver. When I have gotten Botox in the past I have ALWAYS bruised, sometimes badly enough that it takes well over a week to heal, so I just assumed that was my price to pay for getting rid of my forehead lines. Thankfully I found Linda and Cherie, because I haven’t bruised a bit with the treatments I have received from them. Additionally, my Botox with previous providers would take about a week to really show its impact, but when I am treated here I begin seeing results almost immediately (like within an hour).
They also turned me on to the skincare line Defenage, and it has been a total game changer. I managed to get my husband to start using it, and when we went back to NYC (where he grew up) ALL of his friends kept commenting on how amazing he looks. Anyway, I am so happy I found HVME and will be using them for all my treatment needs going forward!
My mom and I had some fillers and Botox injected by Kate Ratto, NP recently and we could not be happier! I’ve had my lips filled elsewhere before and ALWAYS had to go back to have them fixed, but Kate got it right – so, so right – the first time. Best results I’ve ever had ! My lips are full and juicy, but totally natural looking. I love them!
My mom, who was in town visiting from New York, is so happy with her results she’s already planning her next “cosmetic trip” to Marin. Hehe.
Anyway, don’t go anywhere else for cosmetic treatments – trust me, I’ve gone everywhere and Hayes Valley is the best!
Microdermabrasion with Elizabeth was awesome!
I haven’t had microdermabrasion in a couple years and really wanted my skin to look great for an upcoming trip. Elizabeth did microderm, a light peel and extractions around my nose. My skin feels and looks so much smoother, even my makeup looks better. Elizabeth has been in the esthetics industry for years so I felt really comfortable and trusted her recommendations. I like that HVME has Saturday appointments available as I work full time and commute. I will absolutely be booking another treatment soon!
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