4725 Excelsior Blvd

Suite 200
St Louis Park, MN 55416


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Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 6:30

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Our Philosophy

Our goal is for our patients to receive the best skin health results possible. We believe that educating our patients is an important part of establishing a long-lasting relationship and keep the focus on skin health. To that end, we customize an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our licensed, trained and certified aestheticians, RNs, and Nurse Practitioners pride themselves on staying current in the latest and best technologies with continuing education so your skin health is optimal.

Meet Our Staff

Professional Certified Staff At Your SeRvice
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Kara Welle

Owner | Advanced Practice Esthetician license | Laser Specialist | Injection Specialist | Laser Safety Officer 

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, Advanced Plasma Pen Technician: Advanced Skin Pen Technician: Advanced Les Encres PDO Threads Technician and EM Sculpt and EM Tone Technician. 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.

Michelle Dewald, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Dewald is a licensed Nurse Practitioner with over five years of experience and many more years as a registered nurse that included working for a Cosmetic Surgery Center in New York. Michelle has focused on primary care as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is extremely passionate about cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology, women’s health and overall wellness.

She has an exquisite attention to detail and her patients are always her main priority. Michelle is certified in Injectables, Neurotoxins, Dermal Fillers, PDO Threads, Medical Dermatology, Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Certified, PRP and Vitamin IV Therapy. She is a highly motivated, charismatic provider and is very excited to be part of the Aesthetica Skin Health & Wellness Clinic Team!

In her spare time she enjoys yoga, running, biking, traveling and spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.

Carmen Stansberry, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Carmen is a Double Board-Certified Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner that is passionate about wellness, anti-aging, and optimal hormonal health. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2010. Carmen graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and received both a Master of Science degree in Nursing Women’s Health at Wayne State University and a post-graduate Certificate in Nursing in Family Medicine from The George Washington University. Carmen has also completed additional education in the areas of hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, aesthetics, and anti-aging. She not only has experience in these areas, but also has experience and a special interest in mental health, disease prevention, menopause.


With Carmen’s extensive experience in acute hospital care, primary care, and women’s health, many of her clients find comfort in knowing that she not only has expertise in aesthetics and anti-aging, but she also has extensive education, training and experience in all facets of medicine and pharmacology. In addition to her medical practice, Carmen also enjoys portrait photography, lake living, and all things beauty. She brings personality, humor, intelligence, innovation and passion to the ever-changing field of medicine. Her experience and passion for her work allow her to expertly blend the art and science of medicine to please her clients and help them to feel their best, inside and out.

Gina Newton

Licensed RN-Aesthetic Care Provider RN-Aesthetic Care Provider | Nurse Injection Specialist

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.

Marianne Larson

Licensed RN-Aesthetic Care Provider | Nurse Injection Specialist

Marianne Larson and has been an Advanced RN Injection Specialist since 2010. Initially she trained with board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Tholen and Dr. Gervais and the staff nurses from Minneapolis Plastic Surgery/Carillon Clinic. Her next career move when she joined the LifeSpa team at LifeTime Fitness, where she trained with Connie Brennan; a nationally recognized expert in facial aesthetic non-surgical injections. Marianne enjoys staying on top of the latest skincare and injection techniques and is known for her artistry and skill with a wide variety of injectables—providing her patients with superior outcomes. She boasts a 85-90% client retention rate, which shows that she is adept at listening to her clients to make certain they are happy with their results. We are excited to welcome Marianne to the Aesthetica Skin Health and Wellness team!

Kerry La Brie

Licensed Aesthetician

Kerry La Brie has been a licensed esthetician since 1989. Her passion for eyebrow design was also a cornerstone of her career since 1989. Her dedication, meticulous eye for detail, loyal clients, and quality of extensive training provides her ability to create the best look for her diverse clientele. Her credentials include:

  • Member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
  • Institute for Permanent Make-up & Restorative Education
  • Microblading Certification at Daria Chupry’s Permanent Makeup Academy Beverly Hills
  • ColorPro Course by Marjorie Grimm
  • Advanced Eyeliner training by Will Anthony & Teryn Darling
  • Esthetics/Skin Care at Aveda Institute Minneapolis


Licensed Aesthetician

Emily is a graduate from Saint Paul College where she received her esthetician license, degree in advanced medical esthetics and degree in applied science. Throughout her years of experience in the field, she has gained knowledge and training on various procedures, devices and certifications. She is an licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician. Emily is Sciton certified in HALO Laser, Laser Peel and all BBL platforms which includes photofacials, hair removal, and skin tightening. She is also certified in Skinpen, Hydrafacial, Venus Legacy, Venus Viva, Venus Versa, Rx Lipo, Coolsculpting. She is educated and trained in dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, as well as all basic spa services. Her knowledge of skincare and ingredients has grown over the years as she has worked with numerous medical grade lines, which helps her to customize personal individualized skincare routines based on your concerns and skin goals. Her passion to make people look and feel great about themselves is what drives her to pay strong attention to details and build lasting relationships with all of her clients. She has a calm and compassionate demeanor which makes people feel comfortable from the very first time they meet her. She looks forward to developing and individualizing a plan that fits the clients needs and is obtainable by all of the services we provide.


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