Dr. Marilyn Merola








my journey to naturopathic medicine

I was in my junior year of undergrad. I knew I wanted to become a doctor, but I had no idea what kind of medicine I wanted to specialize in (after all, there are more than 160 medical specialties in the US). My love for fitness and nutrition had led me to pursue a non-science major. I was currently enrolled in the Health and Wellness program at SUNY Buffalo State, and taking pre-med classes on the side. While I had planned to go to a traditional medical school, I was torn because I had experienced the benefits of lifestyle medicine first hand. I wanted a career that focused on natural therapies but also incorporated modern science. So I decided to ask the all-knowing Google if a career like that existed, and it led me to naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Marilyn Merola, ND

I attended Bastyr University California, which is one of six accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America. As a naturopathic doctor, I've been trained as a primary care physician. However, I chose to focus on skin and beauty after graduating and receiving my license to practice in the State of California. My mission is to be your trusted guide, empowering you to embrace your beauty while employing a harmonious blend of natural therapies and modern science.

I believe that we all deserve options when it comes to our health, including our skin.

While I hold deep respect for the wisdom of traditional therapies, I also appreciate the incredible advancements in aesthetic medicine.

This is why I focus on using cleaner injectables like Xeomin, hyaluronic acid filler, and calcium-based filler to enhance your natural features. These carefully selected products offer a safer and more effective way to rejuvenate your skin and slow signs of aging. Additionally, I offer regenerative aesthetic procedures with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), harnessing your body's own healing powers to stimulate collagen production and bring forth a radiant, youthful glow.

I understand the reservations that can surround injectables such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers, but let me assure you, it's absolutely okay to desire both looking and feeling beautiful.