Kara Welle is a licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist. She began her career in 2002 specializing in medical aesthetics and has perpetually advanced in the industry. Kara is currently pursuing her role as a medical laser educator. Kara has provided hundreds of non-surgical laser treatments from resurfacing of aging and acne scarred skin, as well as pigmentation correction. Her current certifications and passion is providing advanced technologies for fat and cellulite reduction and effective non-invasive skin tightening treatments. She has perfected treatment protocols for patients suffering from Melasma. Kara’s vast experience with chemical peel procedures, (Skin Pen) Microneedling, Hydrafacial and combination therapies complete her “bag of beautiful tricks”. While modest about her experience and training, Kara is a joy to her patients starting with her ability to bring laughter into any conversation—it is the best medicine. Combining a realistic and effective Skin Health treatment plan for each patient, then delivering remarkable, expected improvement, her patients keep her busy through constant recommendations. Kara has lead the development of an extraordinary staff for both locations of Aesthetica Skin Health & Wellness Clinic—located in St. Louis Park and Woodbury.
Katie graduated from the Aveda Institute Aesthetics program in 2010. She worked at American Laser Skincare for 3 1/2 years. Katie performed thousands of treatments as is trained and certified on Zerona, Candela, Hydrafacial, Alma Lasers, medical microneedling, dermablading, medical grade chemical peels, Syneron’s Amerilase, Amerilight (photo facial, skin tightening), Velashape, Velasmooth and Ematrix. Trained by Allergan on SkinMedica, Vivite products and chemical peels, Neocutis and Clarisonic products. Katie has a strong passion for skincare and customer service and enjoys recommending solutions to her clients skincare needs.
Gina has been a practicing registered nurse since obtaining her nursing degree in 2008. Gina has been working at Regions Hosital in the maternal-child nursing unit. She has recently turned her passion for the aesthetic industry into a rewarding career with advanced training in Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Bellafill and Voluma. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) and the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals (AAMEP). Gina prides herself on her ability to carry over her warm, nurturing bedside manner to help calm and comfort her aesthetic patients. Her patients appreciate that she takes the time to sit down and fully educate them before starting any procedure. With her artistic eye and attention to detail, Gina strives to give her patients the best possible plan to achieve their cosmetic goals.
Karen is a graduate of the Aesthetics program at Empire Beauty School in Bloomington, Minnesota, and completed advanced training at the International Derma Institute. After graduation, Karen began her successful career as a medical Aesthetician and laser specialist, and rapidly gained an extensive amount of product and skin treatment experience. Her expertise and passion for skin care includes Microneedling / Skinpen, Hydrafacials, Chemical Peels, Body Contour Treatments, and Laser Treatments to name a few. With a large number of these services, Karen has been formally trained and certified, and focuses on continuing to grow her education with the latest technologies. Karen has also excelled in over 9 years of strong customer service outside of the industry. With this strong customer service experience, she has been able to effectively target appropriate skin services , products, and effective treatment plans to her customer’s specific needs. This has resulted in strong retention and repeat business with her customer base. Karen enjoys building and growing relationships with her clients, and is truly committed and enthusiastic to provide the highest quality services.
Dawn is a Licensed Aesthetician and graduated from the Aesthetics program at Empire Beauty School in Bloomington. She soon discovered her passion for eyelash extensions. She received her initial and advanced training in classic eyelash extensions from Novalash. She then received Russian Volume training from Nadia Afanseva and advanced Russian Volume training from Loreta Jasilionyte. She has now been offering eyelash extensions for five years with her specialty being Russian Volume extensions. In addition, she has a passion for waxing and skin care services. She is excited to offer Russian Volume eyelash extensions, full body waxing, Hydrafacial, Skin Pen medical grade peels.
Lila graduated from Aveda Institute in 2009 and has since worked in a variety of spas and salons, perfecting her skills in body waxing, facials, and chemical peels while also expanding her knowledge of holistic and organic beauty products and skin care regimens. Lila believes that a treatment should be both relaxing and results-driven. With her gentle touch and attention to detail, Lila strives to provide a knowledge-based and thorough beauty experience that meets the individual needs of each of her clients.
Hayley joined Aesthetica Skin Health & Wellness Clinic in June of 2017, and brings to the practice over 7 years of business and medical aesthetics experience. She holds her degree in Human Resources, is a licensed aesthetician, and has studied advanced medical aesthetics. Before joining Aesthetica Skin Health & Wellness Clinic, Hayley worked with a plastic surgery group in Plymouth, Minnesota. Her experience working with reputable physicians who offer the highest caliber of care molded her into the professional she is today. She has expanded her skill set on many different levels, with special focus in the aesthetics industry. Her experience and knowledge encompasses the whole realm of cosmetic surgery, as well as all aspects of medical aesthetics including IPLs, laser skin resurfacing, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and all dermal fillers. Under the guidance of Kara Welle, Hayley continues to add to her skills by keeping up with the newest uses for neuromodulators (Like Botox), dermal fillers, and the latest advanced injection techniques. This, coupled with her artistic eye, helps Hayley give each client optimal results. She assists with the process of scheduling and consultations, providing clients with knowledge and education about the treatments each one receives. In her free time, Hayley enjoys being active and working out, spending weekends at the cabin, and traveling overseas with her husband.
Nicole Altstatt, FNP-Aesthetic Care Provider and Nurse Injection Specialist, is a Nurse Practitioner who comes to Aesthetica after working in the family practice setting. After working as a RN since 2007, Nicole’s passion for dermatology and anti aging technology lead her to obtain her Masters degree and pursue a career in aesthetics. Nicole specializes in FemiLift, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Bellafill, Voluma, Kybella, medical microneedling, hydrafacial and medical grade chemical peels. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) and the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals (AAMEP). Nicole believes that dedicating quality time to each patient and listening to each individual need is the core to developing quality relationships with her patients. Nicole also makes patient education a priority with each appointment so that every patient leaves the visit feeling confident in the treatment procedures, post treatment care and the anticipated results.
Heidi is a Minnesota Licenced Microblading and Permanent Makeup Artist who began her career in 2002 with SofTap@. SofTap is a method of manually implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. This method is safe and gently produces natural looking permanent make up. Heidi specializes in eyebrows and liner. She strives to educate her client and give them what is best for each individual.