Melissa Ruiz, MA, LE

Melissa Ruiz, MA, LEMelissa Ruiz, MA, LE
Clinical Esthetician

Join Melissa at our Hayes Valley location

A certified medical assistant and licensed esthetician since 2008, Mel is an experienced provider of microneedling, chemical peels, dermaplaning, DiamondGlow, and a variety of results-driven facial modalities.

During her career, she’s added to her wide-ranging expertise while working for a prestigious medspa, a plastic surgeon, and a dermatologist. She specializes in acne, skin pigmentation, and other corrective treatments. Her favorite treatment, as is the case with so many of our esthetic clients, is microneedling.

In her free time, Melissa paints and bakes desserts. As she grew up in San Jose, and lived in the Bay Area her whole life, she’s got a handle on our local lifestyle, the locale’s threats to healthy skin, and effective, customized skin care and protection.

I had hydra facial treatment done with Mel today. She was awesome, knowledgeable about what she does and gentle. This procedure was relaxing. I actually fell asleep. My skin feels refreshing and was glowing. I can’t wait for my next appointment!
Aurora C.

Today I came in for a My first ever hydrafacial with Mel. She was amazing and I may or may not have fallen asleep during my treatment because I was so relaxed. My skin was glowing and had my pores looking flawless.
Sammie S.



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Kirsten S.
Linda and staff are amazing. I am always very happy with my treatment results. It is apparent that she researches various technologies and techniques. The applications are always evolving with new and improved products. Highly recommended.
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Suzanne P.
Excellent service and an overall pleasant experience. Victoria was professional and knowledgeable. She proposed treatments addressing both my anesthetic and medical concerns.. I could not be happier with the results. Also, the Receptionist, Mattie, was pleasant and efficient. I look forward to future treatments.
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Lisa M.
Hayes Valley is the best! Kate did an incredible job with Dysport removing the wrinkles from my forehead, Sandra gave me great abs and glutes with Emsculpt, and Linda gave me my youthful facial structure back with Sculptra. These women are truly amazing. So glad that I found them!
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Gene V.
I love Hayes Valley Medical and Esthetics! I've been coming for a while now for Botox and filler treatments. Linda is AMAZING! She knows just the right amount of product needed in all the right places to bring out my best facial features. I feel more handsome every time!!

The front desk staff are super sweet and helpful. They always ask exactly what I want and I never feel like I'm being 'upsold' or encouraged to do anything other than what I came in for. I would highly recommend HVME to anybody that is on the unsure about trying some of the services they offer. You won't be disappointed. Thank you!!
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Julie S.
This was my first experience with any filler/injection treatment and it was very pleasant, professional and everyone there made me feel safe, welcome and I felt very knowledgeable coming out of my treatment about what to expect. I will absolutely be back!
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Tina B.
Diana at the front desk is so sweet, the medical assistant was amazing & personable and Kate who did my procedure is my favorite! As I walked out and met my husband, I told him how much I enjoy being there & what a good vibe Hayes has.
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Cher B.
Sheila and Linda took great care of me and I look younger and vibrant.  I do not trust anyone else for injectables.  Linda is careful, thoughtful, and respectful of one’s budget. I have followed her from Marin into SF and I will continue to follow her where ever she practices.
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Emily N.
I highly recommend Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics!! All the front desk staff are warm, friendly and professional and Denise is the best for laser, she goes above to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Andrea is exceptional at explaining the services they offer. They are the best in SF in my opinion and I do my research!
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Kathleen F.
Excellent customer service, advice, and care. Botox and Microneedling. Melonie is a gem. She is extremely knowledgable, sincere and honest. Everyone here is helpful, They carry a fabulous array of skin products too. I am so pleased with my results!
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