“All eyes on you.”
About Allure, A Medically Directed Spa®
Allure A Medically Directed Spa® is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE).
Our exceptional and brilliant licensed medical professionals specialize and provide first-class restorative facial esthetics and cosmetic therapies that are non-invasive treatments and complements your youthful and vibrant look within the fabulous and iconic salon and spa services of Karl Vasquez.
We not only offer a wide-spectrum and complete high-quality and tailored medical services in cosmetic injectable and other Aesthetic treatments in one of our special flagship sites at the renowned and well-established Karl Vasquez Salon and Spa but, at Allure A Medically Directed Spa®, we may also provide you with additional Wellness Services such Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC®’s one-of-a-kind intravenous (IV) and vitamin supplementation hydration and a la carte therapy, calming and relaxing massage therapy, and other curative health-promoting services.
Allure A Medically Directed Spa®’s medical team are highly enthusiastic and advanced healthcare providers with a passion for your unique facial esthetic and cosmetic medical care, who have not only passed in-house training requirements from physicians and medical professionals officially refined and cultured by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) but, more importantly, who are truly conscientious of Allure’s vision, mission, values, and motto – to put “all eyes on you.”
Our Core Values
Be passionate to serve our valued guests, members, clienteles and customers with a commitment to uphold a culture of excellence, honesty, fairness, openness, assistance, trust, respect, accountability, and integrity similar to our parent company’s core values.
Uphold our motto: to put “all eyes on you.”
Our People – Meet Our Team
Allure is steadfast in maintaining a positive and respectful work environment that values diversity among its constituents and upholding our company core values, where everyone has the chance to reach their peak potential.
We will also regularly request feedback from our valued employees, guests, members, clienteles, customers, and volunteers to assess how we are living up to our core values.
Our constituents are given all of the opportunities to succeed in a foundation based on our non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination against and harassment of any employee, any applicant for employment, customers, and volunteers because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or other merit and non-merit criteria.
Aaron Smith, MD
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Once he completed his licensure and board certification in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM), Dr. Smith became a Hospitalist for CEP America and now works in the underserved areas of Northern California, including the Central and San Joaquin Valleys. He has worked for and practiced at Adventist Health and Dignity Health in Northern California among some of the community and private hospital systems he has been privileged and affiliated with. His interests are in critical care medicine, critical care ultra sound, airway management, academic medicine, and especially cosmetics and facial esthetics. Dr. Smith is the President of Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE), the Medical Director of Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC (R360), as well as Allure, A Medically Directed Spa’s Co-Founder, Principal Owner, and Medical Director. He is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). In addition, since he also enjoys admitting and treating patients in the emergency department, critical care units, and working with acutely ill patients, he enjoys high-quality critical care teaching as part-time American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS instructor at PDRE. Moreover, he has extended his passion for teaching medicine by creating PDRE’s affiliate HighYieldReview for ABIM and Physician Board Review Courses which includes MEDucation; Blogs; High Yield Review in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology, and Infectious Disease; and the Art of Medicine, Medicine Origins, History, and Lore.
Ryan Nuqui, MD
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Dr. Nuqui has always aspired to be an MD and then eventually start medically relevant business ventures, such as the acclaimed Intravenous (IV) Hydration Therapy and Wellness Clinic Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC (R360), and be a part-time healthcare educator. He is also the Owner & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE LLC), an AHA Regional Faculty for the State of California (CA) and Nevada (NV), and a Leader in Multidisciplinary American Heart Association (AHA) Education, Development, and Regulation in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). In addition, he is also an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Mentor, a STABLE Instructor, and instructor of other advanced healthcare courses. He is still currently involved in some clinical and non-clinical associations in outpatient medical settings in Palm Desert, Redlands, Hemet, Rancho Cucamonga, Lake Forest, and Claremont, CA providing support to successfully grow medical groups and independent physician associations (IPAs) in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine as an associate clinical administrator, manager and chief super-user/IT for some of the company’s electronic health record programs. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Dr. Nuqui is also the Founder, Medical Director, and CEO for Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. in Palm Desert, CA and currently has future projects in other health and wellness related companies, such as those in intravenous hydration therapy and anti-aging programs in facial aesthetics and cosmetics. He is Replenish 360’s Founder and CEO as well as Allure A Medically Directed Spa’s Co-Founder, CEO, and Administrator/Manager.
Angelica Ramos Gamez
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Mrs. Ramos Gamez has worked as a Nurse Audiometrist (2009 to 2012) at St. Luke’s Medical Center and an Emergency Care Services Staff Nurse (2012 to 2013) in Taguig, City, Philippines; Geriatric Medicine Centre Staff Nurse (2013 to 2015) at Changi General Hospital (JCIA accredited) in Simei, Singapore; Registered Nurse (2015 to 2016) in Eldorado Care Center in San Diego, California; Orthopedic/Surgical/Oncology Nurse (2016) at Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Palm Springs, California; and Inpatient Rehabilitation Nurse (2016 to present) at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Among her other accomplishments include: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation licensed, Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, CA); Jackie Lee Houston Shining Star Awardee of Eisenhower Medical Center (Palm Springs, CA); IELTS Passer – 7.0 Overall Band Score; Silver Awardee of Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards Singapore; Member of Singapore Nursing Association Gerontology; Commendable Staff of St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City Philippines; St. Luke’s Medical Center H.E.R.O Awardee; Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines; Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP); Member of Philippine Nurses Association; Member of Trinity University of Asia Alumni Association; Personal Effectiveness Program; May K Customer Service Champion
Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.
I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.
I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.