Garner NC: 919 - 747 - 9733

Our providers
We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Ghulam M. Shaikh, M.D.
Medical Director, MarSha MedSpa
Dr. Shaikh completed medical school from Karachi, Pakistan before proceeding to New York to complete residency at Cornell University. He moved to Eastern North Carolina in 1997 and subsequently to the Triangle in 2000 to lead his own medical practice, Shaikh Medical Clinic, in Garner. Dr. Shaikh has extensive experience in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and minor surgeries. He believes in building community liaisons and is a founding member of Mariam Clinic- serving the local uninsured population. He is also the medical director at Bryan Center Nursing Home. As a part of Wake AHEC, he trains medical students from Duke, UNC Chapel Hill and Campbell University. He has 3 boys and enjoys his weekends hiking trails across the Triangle. With his wealth of knowledge in medical anatomy, contraindications, and intramuscular injections, he is always present onsite to perform medical aesthetic consultations and procedures at MarSha MedSpa.
Joy Linkous, N.P.
nurse Practitioner, MarSha MedSpa
Joy Linkous is a nurse practitioner in adult gerontology.  She is a graduate of New River Community College (AS in nursing), Winston-Salem State University (BS in nursing), and UNC-Chapel Hill (MS in nursing).  Her medical career began in 2007 gaining experience in various specialties such as Orthopedic, Psychiatric, and Cardiovascular care.  She believes that good health and happiness are a priority in life.  She is excited and committed to promoting the medical weight loss program at MarSha Medspa developing education around nutrition and weight loss that helps patients set realistic and attainable goals.  She understands the struggles with weight loss and works diligently with patients.  Additionally, Joy has a strong passion for aesthetics and is trained in injectables (Botox, Fillers, Sculptra, PRP) and Laser hair/pigment/vein removal.  Her goal is building custom treatment plans to achieve your unique goals and help you feel amazing, inside and out.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and traveling.
Ashley Salinas – L.E.
Licensed Esthetician – Marsha Medspa
Ashley was born and raised in Raleigh NC. She graduated from Garner High and proceeded to Esthetics School at Wake Technical College in Raleigh. Her interest in skincare grew as she battled acne issues in early teenage years and was prescribed Accutane. She is keen to help clients achieve skincare goals through various options available at MarSha MedSpa. Ashley is certified in Skin Pen through Crowne Aesthetics and is knowledgeable in administration of treatments for acne scars. She is bilingual and is passionate to spread her knowledge among diverse communities. She is also certified in various skincare treatments including facials, peels, lashes, microdermabrasion, etc. In her free time, Ashley enjoys enhancing her skill set through various certifications. She is an animal lover and particularly enjoys playing with dogs. She is a vital member of MarSha MedSpa team as she also helps manage the front desk, and is available for in person and phone consults.
Aimee Smalley – L.M.E.
Licensed Medical Esthetician- MarSha MedSpa
Aimee graduated from UNCW with a degree in Mathematics. After many years of teaching, she decided it was time for a change. She attended Wake Tech Community College and became a Licensed Esthetician. Following her graduation, she attended a course in Medical Aesthetics and became certified in Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Laser Hair Removal and other procedures only available in a medical setting. She is certified in SkinPen MN through Crowne Aesthetics. Aimee has been happily married for 31 years and has 4 great kids. When not working or spending time with family, she enjoys reading and crocheting. She has been a resident of Garner since 2008.
Carolina Candelario - L.E.
Licensed Aesthetician – MarSha MedSpa
Carolina is originally from south Florida, and has lived in North Carolina since 2000.  She has  loved fashion and the beauty industry since teenage years. She always wanted to be a fashion designer. Carolina attended Wake Tech community College to become a Licensed Aesthetician because skin care just became her passion. She has always been the one to recommend skin care products to her family, and friends. Carolina is certified in Microdermabrasion, PCA Peels, Genius RF Microneedling, Lutronic Ultra Skin Resurfacing, Obagi Medical grade skincare line and has experience in Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy treatment, Hydrafacial, and waxing. Carolina brings extensive product and service knowledge to the team at MarSha MedSpa.
Genesis Nina – M.E.
Medical Esthetician- MarSha MedSpa
Genesis Nina was born in Elizabeth New Jersey. Her love for the beauty industry began at a very young age, modeling for her mother in her make-up and high heels. She has had a passion for the beauty industry her entire life and this framed her career path. She graduated from Durham Tech at the top of her skin care class. After working at lash salons and day spas, she has found a home at Marsha MedSpa doing what she loves most, which is helping people achieve skincare goals. Genesis is bilingual and is savvy with social media content creation. She has trained in SkinPen Microneedling, Clarity Laser and NuEra RF. She also specializes in waxing, eyelash lifts. makeup applications, facials, microdermabrasion and more . Her goal is to help clients achieve their desired look and by enhancing their natural beauty using the most innovative techniques.
Mariya Shaikh
Managing Director - MarSha MedSpa
Mariya Shaikh has been a resident of the Triangle since 2000. She has an MBA from East Carolina University and has served in Finance roles within the tech sector as well as the pharmaceutical industry. She founded MarSha MedSpa in 2020 as an extension of services at Shaikh Medical Clinic. It is her goal to market services of MarSha MedSpa to the greater JOCO area and beyond. She also connects MarSha MedSpa to various organizations through volunteer efforts. Mariya has been an active volunteer in various organizations across the Triangle including IAR, ZFNC and WCPSS in addition to local churches and charity clinics. She enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.
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