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.
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.
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.
Mikayla graduated from Linfield University with a BS in Nursing. Mikayla has been a nurse for five years and can’t imagine doing anything else. In the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), Mikaya has honed her skills in administering IVs and inter-muscular injections while caring for people who have been under anesthesia. Mikayla is excited to care for patients in a new way at Aluma that helps them look and feel their best. When not busy with her rowdy and active dogs, you can find Mikayla paddle boarding or being the fun auntie to all the little ones in her life.
Michelle, our front desk manager, is gracious, wildly intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering 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.