Melissa Young Szalay, MD

Owner of Timeless Youth MD

I completed my Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry and English Literature, graduating in the top 2% of my class and summa cum laude. I attended medical school at The Ohio State University, graduating first in my class and summa cum laude. I then completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  I finalized my formal training with a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo.  I practiced as a hand and upper extremity surgeon from 2000 – 2021. I was a member of private practices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2000 – 2006), Akron, Ohio (2007 – 2009), and Des Moines, Iowa (2010 – 2021).

After practicing for nearly 2 decades as a hand surgeon with the associated physical tolls, I became restless to learn a new field with new challenges. Following a long period of reflection, I took the leap into the aesthetics world! I initially attended an intensive aesthetics course with significant hands-on training in Phoenix, AZ in December 2018. I then opened Timeless Youth MD in February 2019. After some unexpected obstacles in 2019, Timeless Youth MD has been fully operating since January 2020.

I have diligently continued to learn about the amazing field of aesthetics, furthering my knowledge and learning from experienced practitioners. I take my continuing education in aesthetics very seriously. While in-person training was unavailable for a very long time related to the COVID pandemic, there was a silver lining of dozens of virtual opportunities becoming available, and I definitely took advantage of this virtual learning!

My outstanding skill set as a surgeon easily transfers into the area of aesthetics. I have given thousands of injections over the course of my career as a hand surgeon. I appreciate the immense importance of understanding anatomy as the basis of all procedures. I understand the importance of attention to detail, as I performed complex and intricate surgical procedures for over 25 years. I am meticulous about utilizing safety measures to optimize outcomes. Clean and sterile technique are truly second nature for me.

I am passionate about helping clients look and feel their best! I place a strong focus on education so that my clients may feel empowered to choose the services that best fit their goals and concerns. I strive to achieve beautiful and natural results, enhancing my clients’ beauty and providing rejuvenation for a more youthful appearance.

Outside of Timeless Youth MD, I have an amazing husband, two very busy daughters, and a golden retriever, and I love spending time with all of them. Since retiring from orthopaedics, I am focusing more on personal wellness. I was a collegiate gymnast and still love watching gymnastics. My husband and I are Ohio natives and still maintain our Ohio roots.  Yes, we are diehard Buckeye fans!

I look forward to having the pleasure of meeting you and discussing your aesthetic treatment goals.

Timeless Youth MD Mission Statement

The mission of Timeless Youth MD is to provide superior medical grade aesthetic services, conferring with our clients and engaging them in the decisions regarding the health of their skin. We will listen to each client’s needs and always make him or her feel cared for and respected.  We will do this in an environment that is relaxing, pampering, friendly and professional.

At Timeless Youth MD, it is not only our goal to create dynamic results for our patients but also to provide them with a customized, easy-to-follow skincare regimen to maintain their results at home and promote a lifetime of beautiful, radiant skin.