Studio R Aesthetics is a physician-owned, physician-run practice whose priority is to ensure that patients receive the best aesthetic results and outcomes that exceed their expectations. We opened this practice because as both physicians and patients, we have a unique perspective on how to deliver the highest quality patient care. We treat every patient as if they were a family member.
We create a customized aesthetic plan for each patient that incorporates the highest technical skills and cutting-edge, innovative techniques. Our award-winning leadership with extensive experience in quality and patient-centered care ensure that our practice incorporates all the characteristics that patients value and respect. It’s our mission to make our patients feel special, beautiful, and safe every time they visit. Our ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations and that you leave our office looking and feeling your best.
Dr. Brandy Segura performs all of the aesthetic procedures for Studio R Aesthetics. She offers a full range of facial and body treatments that make you look and feel younger. She believes that physician-level care and a physician who listens to their patients defines the highest level of care in aesthetics. We have longer private consultation times to ensure that patients have an opportunity to understand their procedure, explore alternative treatments, and have all of their questions answered without being rushed through a treatment.
We are a newer medspa in Charlottesville. This means that we bring all the newest and most innovative approaches to the aesthetics practice. We believe that physicians should be lifelong learners and continue to hone their skills through workshops, webinars, hands-on training, and Continuing Medical Education with all the newest and most effective approaches and technologies.
As patients, all of the physicians at Studio R undergo all the same treatments that we provide to patients to ensure that we understand what the procedure entails and the results we can expect to achieve. When you see that we offer a product or service, you know that we’ve been patients for that service and we believe it works. We also incorporate the best evidence-based approaches to ensure that there is research supporting the effectiveness of our treatments.
How did we come up with Studio R Aesthetics?
We chose Studio because there is an artistic component to aesthetics that can’t be taught. Dr. Segura has a natural eye for beauty and youthfulness that she couples with the knowledge and technical skills of a physician to deliver outstanding results.
R encompasses the goals of our treatments: Renew, Revive, and Rejuvenate. We encourage patients to choose the word that best captures their goal with aesthetic medicine, and we will make that our goal.
We chose Aesthetics because the word refers to a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. It is also a branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste. Dr. Segura has an artistic flair that comes from living and training in Los Angeles at UCLA for undergraduate education and medical school, which sets her apart from the other providers in Charlottesville.
It's our mission to make our patients feel special, beautiful, and safe every time they visit. Our ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations and that you leave our office looking and feeling your best.
We strive to be the highest quality aesthetics practice in Charlottesville that incorporates patient-centered care principles and innovative techniques to deliver unrivaled service that exceeds expectations.
About Dr. Segura
Brandy Segura, MD Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Segura attended top-tier UCLA as an undergraduate, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. She continued to attend medical school at the renowned David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. After completing medical school, she received General Surgery training at UC Davis in Sacramento, California.
Committed to continuing medical education and providing world-class treatment and care to the Charlottesville community, Dr. Segura has traveled across the U.S. to get hands-on training with the experts in aesthetics. With her unique background in nutrition optimization, hormones, and bodybuilding, Dr. Segura has written multiple articles for Bodybuilding.com, rxmuscle.com, and sports nutrition companies. She has been featured on Bodybuilding.com as well as Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine and was dubbed “Transformation of the year” by Bodybuilding.com in 2013. Now she is using her training, experience and artistic talents in helping patients look and feel their best.
Michelle Morris, LME Master Esthetician
Michelle is a Licensed Master Esthetician, performing various skin treatments and beauty services. Starting as a cashier at Ulta over 12 years ago, her hunger for knowledge about skincare and cosmetics grew, leading her to pursue her passion at the Blue Ridge School of Esthetics in Virginia. Michelle graduated and became a Licensed Basic Esthetician in 2015 and began practicing as a Skin Therapist and Makeup Artist. She proceeded to study Advanced Esthetics at BRSE, graduated, and became a Licensed Master Esthetician in 2016. Michelle has continued her knowledge by taking continuing education classes all whilst practicing esthetics full time. She is a skilled wax and sugaring specialist as well as a Lash Artist.
Michelle is dedicated to finding the best solutions and results for her clients as well as providing the best possible service experience. Her ultimate goal is to help clients love the skin they're in!
Gabby Gammon Social Media and Marketing Manager
Gabby is a native of Central Virginia and grew up in Lynchburg, her hometown, before moving to Charlottesville in 2023. She has several years of experience in beauty and lifestyle marketing which she utilizes when creating content for Studio R Aesthetics. She is a vegan food enthusiast, avid reader and writer and loves to create, whether that means creating colorful vegan recipes in the kitchen or creating marketing campaigns. She is getting married in 2024, and is a co-parent with her fiance to two rescue dogs and a cat. In her spare time you’ll find her trail running with her dogs, playing music, or cooking.
Gabby is committed to providing our patients with an inside look at our business and behind-the-scenes information about our procedures, as well as bringing our studio to local events in your community.
Emily McCormick Social Media Specialist
Originally from upstate New York, Emily now calls Charlottesville home. She has 7 years of experience in the social media industry where she focused on beauty and skincare. She enjoys bringing her creative ideas to life in the form of videos, tutorials, and photography. She is dedicated to using this knowledge when creating informative content for Studio R Aesthetics. When she's not creating content, you'll find her with a cup of coffee in hand and spending time with her 3 children and 2 dogs. Some of her favorite activities include drawing, hiking, baking, cooking, and soccer.
Jason Itri, MD, PhD Founder and Practice Manager
Dr. Jason Itri is the business manager and co-founder of Studio R Aesthetics. He is an award-winning physician who specializes in quality and patient-centered communication. Over the last 10 years in active practice as a physician, he has held several administrative roles in operations and quality and leadership roles with national organizations. He has received numerous awards for his work in quality and education and is a frequently invited presenter at national and international medical conferences. He is bringing extensive experience in quality and patient care to Studio R aesthetics to ensure all patients have the best experience and outcomes guided by best practices.
Cat Barlow Client Services Coordinator
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised for a time in the Philippines, Cat settled in Charlottesville in 2018 and enjoys living and raising her children here. She can be found hiking on nearby trails and kayaking the James River. Her favorite form of self-care is bodybuilding. Inside her petite frame is a determined athlete. Cat also loves art and beauty in many forms. Passing her devotion to health, fitness and beauty to her four children fills her days. Her children enjoy gymnastics, soccer, music and Pokemon. Just as she shares with her children all she has learned about physical training, eating healthy, and caring for her body and herself, she shares this information with those she encounters in the spa. You will quickly notice Cat’s positive attitude and gentle kindness. Having worked in the medical spa industry these past few years, she enjoys putting clients at ease, facilitating smooth procedures, and supporting Dr. Segura and those she serves. She will greet you when you arrive, assist with scheduling appointments, prepare you for procedures, and provide professional and compassionate customer service. If you ask, she will tell you her favorite treatment is Botox.
Kim Mason is a registered dietician and our nutrition consultant supplementing the weight loss program. Kim brings over 30 years of experience in health, wellness, and dietetics, with a passion for managing diabetes and weight loss. She focuses on creating long lasting success through personal development and healthy lifestyle habits that promote well-being through a personalized and holistic approach. Kim is passionate about health and truly understands the connections between the science of nutrition, happiness, and health. Kim is a nationally recognized speaker and personal development coach who has developed many leadership teams and individuals. She meets her clients where they are at and helps them to achieve their goals. She has been recognized for building momentum with her clients as well. She brings this background to her nutrition work and will help you to bring optimism and focus to your personal nutrition journey. In her free time she enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, agility with her Australian Shepherd, and spending time with her family. You can often find her hiking and running along the many beautiful trails in Charlottesville.