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About Us



Setiba Aesthetics Group welcomes you to your personal beauty and health haven. In addition to our state of the art body and skin treatments, we offer a unique blend of wellness treatments and therapies to keep you nourished, revitalized and rejuvenated. We also go beyond a traditional medspa to offer a dermatologist and plastic surgeon who can recommend and consult for a number of aesthetic and medical procedures. Our goal is to ensure that every client receives luxurious care and outstanding results.

Core Values

  • Service Excellence.
  • Teamwork.
  • Respect.
  • Trust and Integrity.
  • Optimism.


To provide the best solution for you, we conduct consultations to determine which services that we duly-offer are best for your skin. Once the treatment has been done, one of our medical experts will recommend the ideal home regimen suited for your skin condition. It is important to follow the instructions given to avoid any mishaps. That is why at Setiba Aesthetics Group, we treat our clients like family; taking good care of them is our top priority.


To fully make our clients comfortable and satisfied each and every client, here below are some of the reasons why Setiba Aesthetics Group is your new safest home when pampering yourself.

  • We use only the most advanced technology when providing our services
  • A state-of-the-art facility
  • We use only the most advanced technology when providing our services


Emilia Khajavi

 CEO and Founder, Emilia Khajavi, operates Setiba Aesthetics Group. She is a certified esthetician. At Setiba Aesthetics Group, you and your family are in safe and caring hands.
Emilia has a strong background in creating, implementing and administering patient care in medical spa clinics over the past 15 years. She is highly skilled and equipped with knowledge in the medical spa industry and has experience performing and perfecting the most requested, cutting-edge beauty procedures. Emilia has excellent time management and supervisory skills to direct the support staff, doctors, medical assistants and nurse practitioners.
Emilia’s vast experience in the overall cosmetic medical spa practice has led her to open up other medical spas like Setiba Aesthetics Group.

Dr. Michael Gitter

Medical Director

Dr. Gitter received his Doctorate of Medicine from Temple Medical School, Philadelphia, and a fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine from Cenegenics Institute. In Los Angeles, he has had a long and successful medical career. For the past eight years, he has been Medical Director of one of California’s largest inner-city clinics, specializing in providing quality medical care to low income families.  He has also devoted years providing both medical care and legal advocacy for patients hurt on the job.  Throughout his career, Dr. Gitter has been known for his patient skills and whole person approach to patient care.  He understood early on that health is more than just lab tests and X Rays, but rather an accumulation of life style  choices including diet, exercise, attitude, emotional and spiritual health. He has extensive hands-on knowledge and experience in both traditional and integrative medicine and the science of hormone balance as well.

Claire Farne - setiba aesthetics group

Claire Farne RN

Registered Nurse

Nurse Claire Farne is an Aesthetics Registered Nurse Specialist who holds advanced certifications for several Dermal Fillers for Volume Enhancer, Neurotoxin Injectables and Facial Rejuvenation. She is also an aesthetic celebrity for 14 years and has appeared on ABC World News.

Nurse Claire’s procedural expertise includes Asclera, Botox, Dermaneedle, Dermaplane, Hand Rejuvenation, IV Hydration Drip, Juvederm, Kybella, Liquid Facelift, Laser Hair Removal, Medical Grade Microdermabrasion, PDO Thread Lift, PRP “Platelet Rich Plasma”, PRP Hair Restoration, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra (Face,Brazilian Butt Lift, and Cellulite), Skin Tightening, Vi Peel, and Voluma.

Nurse Claire enjoys working under the supervision of industry respected medical doctors. She provides the patient with her own expertise on what is best to achieve their ultimate goal of looking and staying forever young.

Marichu Cortes

Registered Nurse

Marichu Cortes is a dedicated, compassionate, and ambitious Registered Nurse who is committed to providing the utmost preeminent customer service to all her clients. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from California State University Northridge, CA as well as her RN degree. She is currently enrolled at Maryville University, MO to complete her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in pursuit of a Nurse Practitioner’s degree. She is a strong believer in education.

She holds a valid and unrestricted RN license in California and Missouri (valid in 26 compact states). Marichu’s vast experience initiates from bedside nursing that arose from several prestigious hospitals such as Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She has worked on several different departments that allow her skills set to be broad and well experienced from: Telemetry, ER, Mother/Baby, PEDS, Aesthetics, In-patient & Out-patient case management. She has over 10+ years of experience in the medical field and direct patient care. She is also trained proficiently and holds her certificate for the following devices: CO2 laser, IPL, Erbium, Yag, Diode, Q- Switched tattoo removal, vaginal rejuvenations, nutritional IV’s, etc.

Marichu is bilingual in English and Tagalog (Filipino). She is certified and trained for her BLS (basic life support) CPR and can perform effectively, and efficiently while multi-tasking in a fast- paced team-work environment.

Tana Richter

Physician Assistant.

BSN, MPAS, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant. Anti-aging functional integrative medicine, and hormones and aesthetics are her specialty. She has been prescribing Bio-Identical Hormones since 1999. She is a nationally board certified physician assistant (PA-C) and holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies with a specialty in Endocrinology. Tana has been a member of the Academy of Anti-aging and became board certified in Anti-aging medicine as a health practitioner diplomate. Tana was a registered Plastic Surgery Nurse before going on to PA school, and has been working with cosmetic surgeons since 1996. She provides injectables to include: botox, restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, sclerotherapy and more. She has also has interest and is pursuing training on plasma rich platelet facial rejuvenation. She has used numerous lasers throughout the years and designs tailormade treatment plans to unveil your best skin possible. She has been to advanced botox training with one of the leading experts in the field. In regards to hormones, she trained with and worked closely with one of the leading endocrinology experts in the field for over 4 years, and has worked for 2 of the doctors who were featured in Suzanne Somers book “The Sexy Years”. She specializes in providing life enhancing, life extending medical care to both men and women. Here are some bullets about how she practices:


● She has a holistic medical approach to hormonal and metabolic balance.
● Practices functional integrative medicine by always trying to find the why of an ailment or disease state.
● Her goal is to promote long term health through health promotion and disease prevention.
● Prescribes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for menopause, menstrual irregularities, PMS, and andropause.
● Extensive labs are ordered to include adrenal testing, hormone testing, metabolic, nutrient deficiency, genova diagnostic food sensitivity, genetic DNA testing, depending on individual needs.
● Tana prescribes a tailor made program and bio-identical hormones
customized to your body to help supply the proper hormone connections needed for your body to have a healthy metabolism, improved energy and restorative sleep to ensure increased vitality!