Ofelia Nickel Melley, MDDr. Ofelia N. Melley is the founder of The Laser Institute of Pinehurst. She entered the field of Laser and Cosmetic Skin Care in 2006 after practicing Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine for 20 years. This career path laid a strong foundation for her extensive experience in skin care and surgery.
In 1989 she moved to North Carolina where she practiced Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in both Moore County and Cumberland County. She is board certified in both Family and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Melley is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and is proficient in the use of lasers. She is recognized by both Cynosure and Candela Corporations as a physician trained and experienced in the use of lasers and IPL. She has also been extensively trained in the field of Injectables performing facial contouring with fillers, Kybella and Botox.
As a Fellow of The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of The North Carolina Medical Society she stays active and informed in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. She has stood on the Foundation Board of The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and has served 2 terms as a Board member for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
Alicia Renee DeeseAlicia joined The Laser Institute of Pinehurst in 2006 and has over 16 years of experience in the skin care industry. She is a Skin Care Professional with extensive experience in esthetics and laser technology.
Alicia attended Central Carolina Community College for her Esthetics License and Sandhills Community College for her Instructor's License. In addition she has received advanced training in facial procedures including skin rejuvenation using the micro-needling technique as well as laser certification.
Alicia loves being in an industry that stays current on techniques, to better herself and to help clients receive the absolute best results that makes her work so gratifying.
Alicia was born in Sanford and has resided in Moore County since she married her often referred to "wonderful husband", Chad, in 2004.
The Deese household celebrates "Family Day" every Saturday with 3 wonderful children; Parker, Kayce and Hudson. They come and greet the morning by jumping on their parent's bed and exuberantly announce, "YES, it's Family Day!" Saturdays often includes Granny's Donuts, Cracker Barrel, and going to the lake. Being in Alicia's profession, the family is always mindful to use their sunscreen and protective hats!
The household also includes Ollie who is the cutest toy Pomeranian and weighs in at 3 pounds, 8 ounces. Ollie is outsized by a cat named Buddy.
Amber O'BerryAs a Licensed Cosmetologist at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, Amber O'Berry has pursued her desire to further educate herself to benefit the needs of clients. Amber has had extensive training in chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, full body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and makeup application. Amber completed her certification in Esthetics from Sandhills Community College and her certification in Cosmetology at Paul Mitchell School.
It's been a dream come true for Amber to work in the MedSpa industry alongside skilled professionals whose clients have treatments that address their individual skin care needs and leave them feeling refreshed. According to reviews, it's also a dream for many to have treatments by Amber as well - "Amber is awesome!", "Amber provides a wonderful and relaxing facial", "Amber did an awesome job on my facial and eyelash tinting appointment!! I was very pleased with both and had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience."
Living all her life in the Sandhills, Amber is the quintessential Southern belle.
Barbara CollinsBarbara has been in Moore County for 33 years and has been with Dr. Melley as her book-keeper for the better part of 16 years. Most recently she has emerged from her “behind the scene” book-keeping duties and has joined the staff full-time to assist in office administration. She was educated at UNC-Greensboro and specializes in numbers and people. She has a keen eye for detail and will make sure that all of our clients have a pleasant experience at the office. She enjoys working with people and helping them feel good about themselves.
Barbara enjoys spending time with her 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, her 4 legged pets and of course her loving husband. Barbara’s hobbies include attending her family’s orchestral performances, reading, bird watching and traveling.
GiGi (Amber) Reynolds-Powell
GiGi joined our staff in 2018 with over 16 years experience in the beauty industry. Her passion for all things “skin” landed her a position of managing and owning her own spa where her desire to meet the needs of her clients grew even greater and sparked her interest into becoming a part of a medical setting. Dr Melley and her staff have embraced this passion in GiGi and she is now an outstanding member of our medical esthetics team! Call us today and schedule your experience. Get ready to love the skin you are in!