Safe & Ethical Doctors

Real Doctors. Real Beauty. Real Safe.™

About Us

DPSEAM is a non-profit professional association representing physicians and residents.  DPSEAM is dedicated to providing patients with safe, high quality, expert, and physician-directed aesthetic medical treatments.  We provide both a physician and patient website to learn about the organization, report issues, and find member physicians.  We also support dermatology medical student interest groups and encourage adherence to our principles.

DPSEAM provides a unified voice of physicians for educating the public on practice of physician led aesthetic medicine.  We are a recognizable brand that symbolizes safety and excellence to current and prospective aesthetic patients. 

DPSEAM communicates our positions on ethics, safety, and efficacy in aesthetics to the American Academy of Dermatology and state dermatological societies.  We communicate with health and human service legislative committee chairs and voting members within our members’ states. 

The mission of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine is to provide advocacy, information, education, and leadership for providing patients with safe, high quality, expert physician-directed aesthetic medical treatments.

Our goals are:

  • To improve the safety and quality of Aesthetic Medicine 
  • To provide a community of support to physicians Practicing Aesthetic Medicine
  • To educate the public about safety and quality in Aesthetic Medicine


Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD     
2603 39th Ave NE STE D202
Saint Anthony, MN 55421

Dr. Shah is a board-certified dermatologist. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, in 2007. Dr. Shah completed his residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. with an internship in internal medicine.

Prior to creating Clarus Dermatology, Dr. Shah started the dermatology department for HealthEast Clinics. He graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College with departmental honors in Biology. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and the Sigma Xi research honor society.
Dr. Shah is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Medical Association, a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He serves on the Policy Council for the Minnesota Medical Association. In 2016 he was elected vice president of the Minnesota Dermatological Society as well as president of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine. He currently serves as the deputy chair of the Coding and Reimbursement Task Force at the AAD. Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Shah enjoys travel with his family, cooking, riding his motorcycle and track days with his car. If you see any hair on his scrubs his white Labrador retriever Stockholm is to blame.

Vice President
Malinee Saxena, MD     
5565 Blaine Avenue Suite 200
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Malinee Saxena is a brilliant and energetic dermatologist based in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Dr. Saxena accomplished both her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center and her residency in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Saxena is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Her clinical interests include laser surgery, and medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is also a member of a number of medical associations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Minnesota Dermatologic Society. 

Dr. Saxena holds a position of great prestige in dermatologic circles. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships, awards, and recognition, including the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors of 2014. Since 2007, she has been included in MN Monthly’s Best Doctors for Women lineup yearly. In addition, she has created two apps for both iPhone and Android devices called nevus® and Tripini®. 


Barry A. S. Lycka, MD     
First Edmonton Place 10665 Jasper Ave     
Edmonton, AB T5J 359     

Dr. Barry Lycka is a true leader in the world of cosmetic surgery, skin cancer treatment and Mohs surgery, dermatology and skin health. He continues to embrace the latest technology as it advances and improves every single year. With 20-plus years in the industry, Dr. Lycka has become world-renowned for his teaching, training and mentoring of other doctors all around the globe.His commitment to sharing his knowledge and experience is evident by the many memberships he holds in a number of industry related associations.  Continued efforts to educate the public have resulted in Dr. Lycka being recognized as a best-selling author of numerous books.

Co-creator Dermatologist In Your Pocket with Peter J. Lynch Professor Emeritus University of California Davis 2014 and Charles Crutchfield, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota.
You can catch up with Dr. Lycka and learn about everything to do with cosmetic surgery and procedures on his very own television programs.

On a local level, Dr. Lycka truly embraces GIVING BACK through his sponsorship, participation and involvement in many Edmonton charitable organizations. He was honoured with the AFP National Philanthropy Day Award in the SOCIAL SERVICE category in 2013.

Dr. Lycka is a BUSY doctor, performing countless cosmetic procedures in Edmonton, but he still manages to find time for his wife of 33 years, Dr. Lucie Bernier-Lycka and his four beautiful daughters. His family has grown, and he has welcomed 3 sons-in-law, 2 gorgeous little granddaughters, and a new puppy, Jango into the family!

Peterson Pierre, MD
77 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 207
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Dr. Peterson Pierre offers compassionate care for residents of the Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley area. Since Pierre Skin Care Institute opened its doors in 2004, with a hand-picked team focused on skill, ethics, and service, our patients have obtained the highest level of care possible. 

Dr. Pierre is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his medical degree and completed specialty training in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Highly regarded in his field of practice, he is the author of several scientific articles, abstracts, and a textbook chapter. He is skilled in both ablative and non-ablative laser techniques to treat sun damage and wrinkles, and is often consulted by his peers for advice. 

While Dr. Pierre offers a wide variety of procedures that enable patients to enhance appearance, his practice attends to patients' overall health, not just beauty. 

Cosmetically, a unique rejuvenating program is designed for each patient to create beautiful, natural outcomes. This is achieved by addressing the patient's individual needs with customized treatments for results that are subtle, never overdone. Known by his patients as the "gentle injector," Dr. Pierre is talented in the use of Botox and fillers, and his reputation for exceeding patients' expectations is impeccable. At Pierre Skin Care Institute, Dr. Pierre places priority on the most natural results with the greatest degree of patient comfort. 

Pierre Skin Care Institute also treats medical skin conditions. Services include the latest laser technology in the treatment of rosacea, age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, and scars. Such skin conditions affect more than appearance. Dr. Pierre has helped many patients combat depression, anxiety, and a lack of esteem brought on by skin ailments. By clearing up chronic skin conditions, patients gain confidence and find joy engaging in life.

Board Member
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD
1185 Town Centre Drive, Suite 101      
Eagan, MN 55123     

A graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School, Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. serves as Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology, P.A. in Eagan, MN.  He is also a Full Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Recognized for professional excellence and service to the community, Dr. Crutchfield has won numerous University of Minnesota Medical School teaching awards, including ‘Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year’ and two “Distinguished Teaching Awards.”  Dr. Crutchfield’s lectures to University of Minnesota Medical students receive outstanding reviews and are very popular.  He teaches dermatology residents on campus and offers externships at his clinical practice focusing on conditions in ethnic skin:  vitiligo, psoriasis, acne and aesthetic medicine. 

Dr. Crutchfield was recognized in several annual polls of his peers as a leading dermatologist in Minnesota.  Among his awards, Minnesota Physician magazine named him one of the “100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in the state of Minnesota.”  He has received the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology, the very first “Physician Health Care Hero Award” from Medica/KARE11, and the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.  Most recently, Dr. Crutchfield was recognized by NBC News’ as one of the “Top 100 African-American Newsmakers Making History in the United States.”  

Dr. Crutchfield co-authored  a children’s book on sun protection, Little Charles Hits a Homerun; a dermatology textbook, A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases; and recently published a smart phone application for primary care physicians called “Dermatologist in Your Pocket.”   His credits include over 100 scientific and educational publications including the “Melanoma Treatment Update” article in the January/February 2016 journal, Metro Doctors.  He also publishes an online “Dermatology-Case-of-the-Month” delivered to over 30,000 physicians.  He is a founding member of “Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine,” a nonprofit organization that promotes ethics and safety in cosmetic and aesthetic medical practices.
n avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Crutchfield is the team dermatologist for the MN Twins, MN Vikings, MN Wild and MN Timberwolves. 

Board Member
Michael Gold MD
2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite 220
Nashville, TN 37215

Dr. Michael H. Gold is the founder of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center located in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Gold is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine, which is also in Nashville. He is a Visiting Professor of Dermatology for Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China (11/2006), Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, China, as well as a Visiting Professor of Dermatology at Number One Hospital of China Medical University (11/2008) in Shenyang, China.

Dr. Gold is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who oversees the various facets of the Center’s operations: a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services, and research endeavors. Dr. Gold has earned a national and international reputation for providing patients with leading-edge technological advances and has expertise in all facets of dermatology and aesthetic care. The Tennessee Clinical Research Center is now one of the leading dermatologic research institutions in the U.S.

Dr. Gold speaks on national and international fronts, focusing on dermatology issues related to the use of lasers and energy-based devices, as well as the use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology. He lectures in venues around the world and is a sought-after contributor to educational meetings globally.

Board Member
Anna Guanche, MD
23622 Calabasas Rd, Suite 339      
Calabasas, CA 91302     

Dr. Anna Guanche, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures that have minimal down-time and excellent results. She has been in practice for over 10 years. Her practice is Bella Skin Institute in Calabasas, where she has assembled her dream "derm" team of professionals to care for the concerns of celebrities, CEOs and Supermoms. She cares for all types of skin conditions with a special emphasis in the areas of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She aids in the teaching of residents and medical students. She is a member of the Dermatology staff at UCLA Medical Center, Olive View, as well as a clinical instructor for UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Anna Guanche strives to listen and understand the patient's specific goals and concerns, and provide them with satisfying results. She endeavors to make the patient's visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible, making her best effort to take the pain out of beauty. Dr. Anna Guanche and her staff approach their work with absolute joy and infectious enthusiasm, which is felt throughout the practice.


Executive Director
Jenny DeMeglio

General Counsel
Darrin Rosha

651-209-3636    |    1185 Town Centre Drive Ste. 101, Eagan, MN 55123

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