Craig Shishido

Craig has become one of the most recognized names in medical skin esthetics in the Bay Area and beyond. Prior to opening Gentle Star, he was the Lead Clinical Esthetician with internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. James J. Romano where he was responsible for the pre & postoperative care and service of cosmetic surgery patients. Since 2002, Craig has been creating and developing skin care protocols that ensured long-term correction and preservation of skin health and beauty.

The broad ethnic diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area allowed for extensive experience in Asian, African-American, Caucasian, Latin, and Mediterranean skin types with conditions such as hyper & hypo-pigmentation (spots), acne, acne scars, rosacea, fine lines & wrinkles, and sun damage. An MBA from University of Southern California with 20+ years in the medical industry – including positions with Merck & Company, B. Braun and McKesson – Craig has been a visiting lecturer at the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics (Paul Mitchell Partnership school) as well as the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco.

"I discover and create beauty."

Craig