Hi! I’m Nelly, the resident Wordsmith at Esthetics Center. I was born and raised in the greater Sacramento area by immigrant parents and received my Bachelor’s in English from Sac State. I’ve been enraptured with words since I was a kid; I remember sitting as if in a trance during story time in elementary school, and I still lose all sense of time at the library. I love that I get to take complex skin topics and make them approachable and easy to understand so that everyone feels equipped to take control of their skin. I love 80s and 90s TV (think, Magnum P.I.), I believe there’s nothing like food to bring people together, and you can usually find me enjoying the chaos of my big Ukrainian family on my days off.
Favorite books & podcasts
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
Anything by Agatha Christie
"The Jesus I Never Knew" by Philip Yancey
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
The Bobby Bones Show Podcast
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
VALUES I LIVE BY:
Communication is key
Family is everything
Kindness & compassion
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB:
I love how much I get to nerd out on skin and learn as the Wordsmith at Esthetics Center! After neglecting my skin for years, it retaliated in my mid-20s. I dove head first into learning up on skincare as a result. In addition to fixing my skin woes, I fell in love with all things skin. Now getting to combine this new love with my lifelong love for words is pretty special to me. I also love my job because I’m a lifelong learner, and working at Esthetics Center feeds that hunger in me. They’re always educating, there are so many experts in-house to glean knowledge from, and my job requires extensive research. Of course, access to the best treatments, providers, and skincare in the biz doesn’t hurt either.
Dr. Rice was amazing. He took excellent care of me. Took his time with me explaining everything he would be doing before hand. Was gentle, caring, not in a rush and most of all made me feel comfortable. I would highly suggest him to anyone. I will definitely be going back. Oh and his team was also great.
I have been to esthetics center several times and I must say they are just wonderful from the minute you step into the office until you leave! They are the first office that actually listened to the result I was looking for and took care of it! I won’t go anywhere else again! Thanks!
I love the EDH Esthectics Center! Dr. Rice is a highly skilled surgeon that strives for perfection! He and his team make you feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you walk in the door. Daniel at the reception desk always greets me with a friendly “hello” and goes out of his way to accommodate my busy work schedule with multiple appointment options. Dr. Rice’s surgical assistant Tammy is very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. She provides clear instructions before and after surgical procedures and always calls you the night prior to surgery to check in and reassure any concerns. Overall, the Esthectics Center is a top notch experience whether having a surgical procedure or simply having a facial. I am a customer forever! Jessica G.
Granite Bay, CA
FIVE STARS FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCES AT ESTHETICS CENTER!!
I’ve visited The Esthetics Center a few times now and every visit has been phenomenal. The front desk staff is welcoming and timely, the office is immaculate and beautifully decorated, and Melissa has delivered such wonderful customer service as well as skilled technique and services. I have received Botox and filler and will not go anywhere else! I love this place and couldn’t recommend it enough :)
Very welcoming. Listened to all my concerns and I am more than happy with how I look. Will be back in December for a little of this and that. Thank you all for making feel very comfortable. Wonderful experience.
Experience was great. All the employees that I spoke with were beyond nice and helpful. Before my procedure the Dr. explained exactly what he would be doing and asked if I had any questions or concerns. The procedure was so fast and pain free I actually thought he was joking when he said, “thank you, you’re all done”. Definitely recommend.
Always an amazing experience with the up most professionalism. They listen to what you are looking to achieve and give you their honest and full attention. Book as you are leaving even if you’re not sure you need a next appointment 😊
My experiences at the Esthetics Center are absolutely lovely. Everything from the lobby decor to the special attention they give you is worth 5 stars. I drive 60 miles for my treatments because I trust the nurses and I know I’ll be taken care of.
This place is amazing! It’s like a luxurious spa and Dr. Rice and his team of experts are so knowledgeable, professional and refreshingly friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend them for any of your esthetic needs.
I always have the best experience at the Estherics center, from the receptionist to the nurses, everyone is so welcoming and friendly! The nurses are always knowledgeable and have your best interest in mind!!
I’ve been receiving services at the Esthetics center for over 3 years now, every time I walk in to the moment I walk out I enjoy my experience! The front desk gals and boys are always friendly and prompt! Knowledgeable staff and beautiful cosmetic center, dr. Rice is one of the best I recommend all my friends/clients!
I love everything about The Esthetic Center!!! From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted by beautiful decor and smiling, welcoming faces. The nurses are extremely skilled and so gentle. I can’t tell you my favorite nurse injector because they honestly are all Amazing. Dr. Rice is not only a master at his craft but so kind and a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.
The Esthetic Center is the best cosmetic enhancement location in all of El Dorado and Sacramento County. They ensure my face doesn’t move and my lips look plump! Thank you for the great service every time !
It is always an amazing experience at the esthetics center. The staff members are so friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I went in for a microneedling with PRP facial and the whole process was so easy.
Had my first treatment at Esthetics Center. She was the best! She gave me recommendations on product placement and was conservative yet thorough, which is exactly what I was hoping for! I’ll be a repeat customer!
Visited Esthetics Center for a consultation. The nurse that helped me provided me with tons of information, answered all my questions, and offered me a treatment plan that works for me and my needs. I highly recommend visiting Esthetics Center if you’re considering esthetics services!
Perfect and painless laser hair removal! I can’t wait to go back and look into the other services Esthetics Center offers! After such a quick, professional and effective experience I will be a loyal customer for life!
Every single visit, beyond expectations! The service is outstanding. Everyone always makes me feel incredibly special and takes extra time to make sure I have everything I need. On top of the amazing experience, the quality of work never disappoints. My new favorite treatment is tear trough filler! Go get some!!!
Dr Rice is an amazing surgeon! I had a blepharoplasty done by him a year ago and am so pleased with the results. If you're looking for someone that is meticulous in his work, go to Dr Rice. You will not be disappointed.
A Medical Director with decades of plastic surgery and esthetics experience.
MEET OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR
REGINALD RICE, MD, FACS
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California, where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.