Meet Our Team
Angelica Ibarra, PA-C
Angelica is Metropolis Dermatology’s lead Physician Assistant with over a decade of experience treating complex dermatologic conditions. Angelica was born in Manila, Philippines, but was raised right here in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences.
She loves all things Dermatology and enjoys diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Angelica, having worked in beachy Santa Monica for many years, knows the importance of patient education and developing an expert eye for skin cancers and other skin conditions common in sunny SoCal. She believes in good, simple skincare regimens and preventative, non-invasive treatments for skin maintenance. Her mission is to bring positive radiant energy to her patient relationships while providing the highest quality dermatologic care and offering sound scientific-based advice to all of her beloved patients. Angelica is also fluent in Spanish.
Starla has been a licensed Aesthetician for over 10 years and is also a Certified Dermatology Technician through the Association of Certified Dermatology Techs (ACDT). In addition, she is certified in Skinceuticals and Dermalogica, as well as having extensive experience working with medical grade skin care lines.
Starla thrives in an environment where she is able to help people feel their best while supporting their skin health and enjoys customizing treatments based on her clients individual skin care needs.
Trina Renea started her first career in Los Angeles as a singer in a punk rock band, entertaining fans around the world. Trina’s band Lo-Ball was a success for Interscope records in the early 2000’s. After a world tour and post 9-11 USO tour in the middle east the band decided to go their separate ways.
In 2004 Trina started a new chapter in her life. She became an Esthetician and opened her own spa. Coming from the world of music and entertainment, she understands the importance of maintaining beautiful skin. She is passionate about the world of skincare and enjoys helping her clients gain knowledge on a perfect homecare regimen.
Trina has a passion for cosmetic chemistry and product knowledge and has worked for years on developing her own skincare line. She has worked with some of the best chemists in the United States to create her new line “Trina Renea Skincare”.
With special skin care techniques and nearly a decade as lead medical esthetician formerly at Rapaport Dermatology, Trina, owner of the Facial Bungalow has developed a personal and particular style that put her on the leading edge of the skin care industry. She is referred to today as a “skin master”.
Trina Renea has been working in the field of health and beauty for over 15 years. In addition to being owner of the Facial Bungalow, Trina also worked for 8 years with The Rapaport Dermatology Group in Beverly Hills. Trina has extensive training and specializes in acne and anti-aging procedures, using the top medical-grade peels, microdermabrasion and her special machine to help with tightening and plumping for a flawless finish, the only one of its kind in the US. Trina consistently attends medical seminars, scientific skin care conferences and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemistry. She also takes intensive training at UCLA for Cosmetic Chemistry. She observes Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons all over the city so that she may offer her patients information on the latest trends and techniques. Trina Renea also has her own clinical product line of products available exclusively at the Facial Bungalow and online at facialbungalow.com. A percentage of sales from Trina Renea Skincare is donated to local non-profits each with a relevance and meaning to Trina.
Graduate of Marinello Schools of Beauty for Esthetics 2004
Post Graduate 120 hours at The Dermal Institute
Post Graduate 60 hours Aesthetics International
Cosmetic Chemistry – UCLA Extension with Rebecca Gadberry 2009, 2011, 2013
Continued Education 8-16 hours per month
Observe and refer to Dr Alexander Rivkin, Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, Dr. Louis Acosta, Dr. John Joseph, Dr. Vicki Rapaport
Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, SCC since 2009
Owner of the Facial Bungalow 2004 – present
Worked as lead medical esthetician at Rapaport Dermatology performing acne surgery 2006 – 2013
Esthetician Coach and educational trainer for extractions and consultations.
Owner of Trina Renea Skincare since 2009
A born and raised Valley Girl, Marla has had a variety of careers in her time. However, none as fulfilling has being an Esthetician. Having always been a skincare enthusiast, Marla decided to pursue her passion and become a licensed Esthetician after the birth of her daughter in 2015. With extensive training in all things aesthetics, Marla loves to build a personal connection with each of her clients as they tackle their skin concerns as she helps them to create the perfect regimen to best suit their lifestyle.
A born and raised Valley Girl, Despite being a Los Angeles native, our practice manager finds DTLA surprisingly new territory. After over a decade of working for some of the most well-known dermatology practices on the Westside of the city, Whitni decided the opportunity to work in the new DTLA was worth taking the 10 east for a change.
Whitni brings unmatched leadership, creativity, and a desire to succeed to our team, which impacts every aspect of our interface. Her commitment to Metropolis and its patients has helped cultivate the patient experience our practice is known for. When asked which superhero trait she’d pick and why, Whitni says she would choose teleportation to better afford her love of travel!