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Mary Codiga RN aesthetic nurse Aptos Santa Cruz



Mary has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 30 years and in the aesthetics field for approximately 20 years. Mary earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Cal Poly SLO before earning an RN degree from Cabrillo College.

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My approach is to personalize each patient's aesthetic plan; it's not a one size fits all approach

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Steven Swengel MD

Medical Director

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Dr. Steven Swengel is a board certified Dermatologist and a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He currently practices at RefinedMD located in Los Gatos. Dr. Swengel is a luminary in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic medicine with over 30 years of cosmetic dermatology experience. Dr. Swengel is a highly-valued integral part of Aptos Medical Aesthetics. 


Maria Diaz RN


Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Sonoma State University and later went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. She worked as an Emergency Room nurse for approximately 8 years before transitioning to the field of Aesthetics. With a solid foundation in patient care and a passion for uplifting others, she looks forward to working with clients in achieving their aesthetic goals. 


Business Manager

Jordan worked in the patient relations department at Dominican Hospital while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. She then continued her schooling at the California University of Science and Medicine where she earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. Jordan loves that medical aesthetics brings together two of her biggest passions: beauty and science. 


Jordan is currently pursuing education with plans to return to Aptos Medical Aesthetics. She will not be in the office daily, but remains a part of our team working behind-the-scenes.

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Annie Vrcelj


Office Manager

Annie, a long-time patient of Aptos Medical Aesthetics, joined the office after 17 years in corporate finance, most recently as a Senior Manager of Internal Audit at a medical device company. Prior to receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University, Annie's passion was the cosmetics industry where she spent 10+ years as a makeup artist and retail manager. She loves working with people and providing excellent client service.

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