About Aluma

The practice of aesthetic medicine has been around for years. And, as far back as 2008, Aluma was in Dr. Brigham and his wife, Aimee’s, mind’s eye. Ten years later, in 2018, they put their vision – grounded, ethical, and results-driven medical aesthetics – into practice. Inspired by treatment advances that create more natural results, Aluma focuses on providing personalized, uncompromising aesthetic care while applying comprehensive, evidence-based approaches.

This picture illustrates a staff headshot of Dr. nathaniel Brigham of Aluma Aesthetic Medicine in Portland, OR. He has his white lab coat on and is smiling.


Dr. Brigham is a board-certified internal medicine physician. In 2005 he graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, then interned at the Naval Hospital Bremerton and served as a US Navy flight surgeon. In 2009, he moved to Portland, where he completed an internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University. He has worked as a Hospitalist since. In 2017 he began specializing in aesthetic medicine and opened his private practice the following year. Since then, he has found fulfillment in the artistic and procedural aspects of aesthetic medicine and the refinement of those skills to achieve optimal results. Now with over five years of experience, he remains current with the latest evidence and techniques in aesthetic medicine.

picture odf Aimee owner of Aluma aesthetic medicine in Portland, OR


Aimee is a natural caregiver, and patients can expect that personal touch from her. Aimee understands wanting to feel good about your reflection in the mirror. As a young adult, she had cystic acne and witnessed firsthand an uptick in confidence and happiness from the results of aesthetic medicine. With a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University, Aimee has worked in the Northwest as a pediatric speech and language pathologist since 2005. In 2018, she began focusing on her love of all things skincare related and opened Aluma with her husband. She especially enjoys outdoor time with her family camping. And nothing beats her Shrimp Creole.

Picture of Amy Aluma's nurse injector; she performs Botox and PRF microneedling, and Skinoen microneedling treatments.


Amy graduated from Colorado University Boulder with a BS in Psychology and obtained her BSN from CU Health Science Center. She has been in nursing for 10+ years, mainly in the Trauma ICU. Amy’s technique is gentle and precise due to her seasoned nursing career. Her organization and consistency make her an excellent fit. Trained by Dr. Brigham in the nuances of neuromodulators, in addition to completing aesthetic education trainings with Allergan, Galderma, and Spectrum Aesthetic, she delivers the quality services our clients expect. When not busy with her two fun-loving children, you can find her biking and sailing in her free time

This photo is a headshot our Aluma's esthetician Tatum Waters.


Tatum Waters received her initial training from Beau Monde Academy in 2017 and has been practicing as an esthetician since. Tatum is highly intuitive, calm, and a natural empath with Reiki Certification levels 1 and 2. Clients leave their skin surface treatments as if they are floating on air. Tatum considers her esthetician training a lifelong pursuit, staying current on chemical peel and microneedling protocols. With every treatment, she gives her clients comfort and care that they can carry back into the world.

Picture of Michelle Aluma's front desk associate; she helps clients book Botox and PRF microneedling, and Skinpen microneedling treatments.


Michelle, our front desk manager, is gracious, wildly intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. She earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Washington and worked at Intel as a process engineer until her son was born. Two short years later, she and her husband welcomed their daughter. Since, Michelle has kept busy balancing her family, volunteering, and pursuing hobbies like tennis, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and writing. She is delighted to join us and help clients feel their best. We know her positivity and exuberance will add to Aluma’s excellent customer care, and we feel fortunate to have her aboard.