About Us
Mina Grasso, NP
Co-Founder, CEO
Medicis (Restylane/Dysport) Trainer
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Member of the International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons
American College of Phlebology
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
American Council of Dermagraphic Research
American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
Loma Linda University – Nursing ’83
University of California, Los Angeles - Masters of Science in Nursing '88
Introducing Mina Grasso, co-founder and CEO of Allure Image Enhancement, Inc. in Upland. Her education started with a Nursing Degree from Loma Linda University in 1983. She became involved with the Nurse Practitioner Program at UCLA early on, achieving her Masters Degree in Nursing in 1988. After a few years of honing skills in family practice she was chosen to be the first nurse practitioner in the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Throughout her career, she was especially inspired to help those with facial disfigurement or scars as a result of traumatic injuries, reconstruction after cancer surgery or birth defects, and burn victims.

Mina made her vision a reality with entry into aesthetic medicine in 1997 providing permanent makeup, scar camouflage and areolar tattooing for breast cancer survivors (which she still offers complimentarily). In 1999, Allure Image Enhancement, Inc. became the first Medical Spa in the Inland Empire.

Acquiring expertise in non-surgical Facial injectables, Mina has popularized the “Liquid Facelift” using tailored combinations of Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra, Bellafill, Botox and Dysport. She and her husband, Allure’s Medical Director, John Grasso M.D., continually search for the latest most-effective treatment for veins, hair removal, hair restoration, tattoo removal, cellulite, fat, acne, scars and anti-aging skin rejuvenation to bring to the Inland Empire.
John Grasso, MD
Co-Founder, Medical Director
American College of Phlebology
American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons
University of Washington Medical School – Seattle – MD ’83
Loma Linda University – Anesthesia Residency ’87
Board Certified Anesthesia ’89
Dr. John Grasso has provided anesthesia, lines, and monitoring for over 20,000 surgical cases and many more with his colleague, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ernest Robinson. To this day, he still practices anesthesia on a part-time basis at San Antonio Community Hospital, where he has served as the department chairman and anesthesia obstetric chairman. In 1996, he co-founded Allure Image Enhancement, Inc. with his wife, nurse practitioner and CEO, Mina Grasso.

Dr. Grasso has been extensively involved in anti-aging medicine; traveling around the world and attending countless meetings and conferences in search of new and revolutionary treatments. Through extensive education and training courses, he has become a Diamond Provider of Botox and a Double Platinum Level Restylane Provider.

At Allure Image, Dr. Grasso oversees a professional staff of one nurse practitioner, four RNs, and three medical assistants. Through his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, Dr. Grasso and his staff strive to bring you the newest and most revolutionary treatments and techniques available.
Our Staff
Taran Talwar, RN
Head Nurse
Taran, our head nurse at Allure Image Enhancement, graduated from Indiana State University in 2011. She possesses her degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduating, she realized that she could fulfill her lifelong dream of helping others. She is very passionate and dedicated to the work she does. Her attention to detail plus providing safe and effective care makes her work more enjoyable and rewarding.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is often traveling around the world and enjoys exploring new cultures and food. She enjoys cooking, taking long walks on the beach, adventurous activities, hiking, and boot camps. She enjoys Halloween so much so that she partakes in dressing up every year.

Taran is our full time provider and looks forward to providing optimal care to her patients.
Alex Grasso
MedSpa Manager
Hi i'm alex. With a lowercase "a". Don't forget that part. I work as the MedSpa manager here at Allure Image. Pretty serious stuff, i know. I manage all the people running around the place. And I do mean running, as in, all the staff are sprinting everywhere they go.

Being the manager I help out with some stuff that goes on here. Major bigly stuff. Things like climbing on a ladder to turn off a water feature (its much harder than you think) and more. At the end of an exhausting day of climbing ladders, I have my four dogs come pick me up and carry me home.
Pamela DiPasquale
Esthetician/Patient Coordinator
Pamela has been in the aesthetic field for over 35 years working as an Administrator and Patient Coordinator in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery settings as well as an Esthetician specializing in Chemical peels and  Dermaplaning.

Pamela also has a background with the International Sports Sciences Association as a Fitness Instructor and Nutritionist which aided in a journey for Patient Success. Earlier years included Teaching Tap Dancing and Gymnastics at the YMCA and dancing with Civic Light Opera.

Pamela is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent
Patient Coordinator
Bev has worked part time at Allure since 2013. She retired from a lengthy career in hospital laboratory management, winning many awards during her tenure. Bev is a past board member for the American Red Cross.

Bev enjoys the challenge of working at a state of the art Medical Spa with so many lovely patients and coworkers. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren to keep her on her toes and can’t wait to continue to travel when restrictions ease up from Covid19.
Caroline Roble
Medical Assistant/Back Office
Noemi Chavez
Esthetician/Back Office
Mary Harker
Medical Assistant/Vitality Coordinator
Maria Ujiiye
Medical Assistant
Lisa Caldarella
Patient Coordinator
Jessica Ballard
Allure Image Staff
Debbie Rodricks
Medical Assistant
Naomi Britt
Patient Coordinator
Melia Telles
CoolSculpting Technician/Medical Assistant
Alicia Escamilla
Medical Assistant
Erica Hudson
Master Hair Stylist