Eyelift surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most common procedures I perform. Aging takes a toll on the eyes. The thin skin of the lids sags and the result is a sleepy look. If you think about the majority [...]
Mary Popp is a registered nurse who has been in practice in Atlanta since 2000. Her expertise lies in Botox and filler injectables. Mary has written and published about injectables in a peer-reviewed surgical textbook, Eyelid and Periorbital Surgery. With that expertise and her well-known reputation, Mary has built and established a busy practice in injectables. Because of her extensive experience, she has provided training to residents at Emory University’s Plastic Surgery Residency Program and has been an injectable trainer for Allergan, makers of Botox and Juvéderm.
Mary has extensive experience in the field of plastic surgery, and she has been a primary surgical assistant for most of her career. Mary is now the surgical assistant to Dr. Farzad R. Nahai. Mary also assists in the management and care of surgical patients.
Mary’s other achievements include developing and organizing a medical mission to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania. Mary plans to continue her endeavor with future medical missions. Her other passions and enjoyments outside of work include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and golfing.
Juliena Gigon, PA-C
Juliena Gigon grew up in Pensacola, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Elon University, where she also received an athletic scholarship to play Division I volleyball and achieved Academic All-Southern Conference honors. After college, Juliena received her Master of Health Science degree from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of South Alabama.
After completing multiple rotations in general medicine and surgery, Juliena realized she had a passion for the field of dermatology. With more than 10 years of experience as a dermatology physician assistant, she has found a special interest in helping patients achieve their personal goals aesthetically with a focus on facial rejuvenation procedures and injectable fillers. She is interested in the latest cosmetic developments and is continually researching, reading, and attending seminars to stay on the cutting edge. She became recognized as a Master Injector and is also an Injector Trainer for Allergan Medical Institute.
Juliena is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners and maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.
Juliena enjoys staying active in the community, playing tennis, pilates, and traveling the world. She enjoys spending time with her family in Pensacola and Italy.
Ray Hall, LME, Clinical Director of Aesthetic Services
Ray Hall is a board-certified aesthetician and cosmetologist, in addition to being a licensed laser technician. He joined MetroDerm’s Aesthetic and Skin Care Center in September 2020 as Clinical Director for Aesthetics. Ray began his career in aesthetics in 2006 and graduated as a Master Cosmetologist/Aesthetician from the Roffler Aesthetic Academy.
His areas of expertise are vast, including lasers, laser hair removal procedures, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and HydraFacials, among others. In addition, Ray has been a trainer and speaker for multiple aesthetic companies, including Allergan, SkinMedica, and CoolSculpting. Ray’s passion for aesthetics also includes an understanding and knowledge of multiple skin-related products that compliment his aesthetic treatments.
In addition to aesthetics and skin care, Ray is a long-time Atlanta-area dance instructor. He also loves to travel the world.