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 | Licensed Aesthetician | Laser Specialist | Injection Specialist

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 Munos

Certified Laser Specialist | Licensed Aesthetician

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 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.

Lila Danser

Licensed Aesthetician

Lila graduated from Aveda Institute in 2009 and has since worked in a variety of spas and salons, perfecting her skills in chemical peels, SkinPen microneedling, eyelash extensions, full body waxing, in addition to other advanced skincare treatments. She has also expanded 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.

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

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!

Karen Koenen

Licensed Aesthetician | Certified Laser Specialist

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.


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