Douglas L. Gervais, M.D. and Richard H. Tholen, M.D. are co-owners of Minneapolis Anti-Aging and Skin Clinic (formerly Carillon Clinic, Ltd.), a medically-based and physician-supervised skin and body care clinic that began as an extension of their Plastic Surgery Center in 1997. At Minneapolis Skin Clinic, we feel the best work is natural and will remind you of what you used to see in the mirror.
A Twin Cities native, Dr. Douglas L. Gervais joined Minneapolis Plastic Surgery in 1996. Dr. Gervais is fully trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery and serves as the President of Minneapolis Skin Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota in 1989. After his graduation, he completed a residency in general surgery at Boston University and finished his plastic surgical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Here, he studied under the nation’s pioneer in ultrasonic body contouring and participated in research to develop and advance this technology.
Dr. Gervais has advanced specialized training not only in ultrasonic body contouring, but also in laser, breast, and facial cosmetic surgery. His private practice is completely aesthetic with emphasis on breast surgery, body sculpting, and facial rejuvenation. Several local professional organizations in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area have recognized Dr. Gervais, including the Minnesota Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Minnesota Medical Association, and the Hennepin County Medical Society. On a national level, Dr. Gervais has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is fully qualified to perform all cosmetic procedures, including breast enlargement, liposuction, and more.
Dr. Gervais and his wife Lisa have 3 sons. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities. He is the Medical Director for the “Get Out Program” for that organization. This program assists teens in leaving gang life behind them in order to complete education and obtain employment. He has also served on the Board of Directors for The Children’s Theater Company. Dr. Gervais enjoys golf, travel with his family, and coaching his sons’ athletic teams.
Dr. Tholen has been associated with Minneapolis Plastic Surgery since he completed seven years of surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in 1987. Dr. Tholen serves as Medical Director of Minneapolis Skin Clinic. He has completed additional training in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, suction-assisted lipoplasty (liposuction) and ultrasonic liposuction, and laser surgery. He served as co-director for laser education at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and was co-chairman for annual courses in Cutaneous Laser Surgery taught at Abbott’s Laser Center, Minimally Invasive Care Center, and Center for Cosmetic Care. As a faculty member of Laser Centers of America, he has taught numerous courses nationally, and has been an invited instructor in Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Richard H. Tholen has written several journal articles in the peer-reviewed plastic surgical literature, and has written and presented over 150 papers on all aspects of cosmetic surgery and other plastic surgical procedures as visiting professor, invited lecturer at national plastic surgery meetings, and individually. He has served on several plastic surgical and medical/surgical committees, has been a case reviewer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as well as Medicare, has served as president of the state and regional plastic surgery societies, and remains a strong advocate for advanced training, education, and certification for doctors who perform cosmetic surgery.
As a plastic surgeon for Operation Smile International and Children’s Surgery International, he has performed cleft lip and palate surgery for children in Peru, Venezuela, Philippines, Romania, and Honduras. His private practice at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd. is aesthetic in nature, and has been focused virtually exclusively on cosmetic surgery for the past decade. However, with his full training and Board-Certification in General Surgery, followed by full training and Board Certification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Tholen has the depth and full breadth of clinical and surgical experience as foundation for his aesthetic and artistic surgical expertise. His Minneapolis plastic surgical practice is recognized for excellence in cosmetic breast surgery, facial surgery, body lifting and contouring, and laser surgery, as well as for other aesthetic concerns.
Dr. Tholen enjoys travel with his wife Sami, and occasionally with one or more of their six children, golf, and plastic surgery teaching trips at least once per year. Besides spending time with his family, Dr. Tholen enjoys all things electronic and sporty automobiles.
Kelley graduated from the Horst Education Center with High Honors in 1997 and joined the staff of the clinic in 1999. Her interest in skincare stemmed from a passion for beautiful skin and skin cancer prevention. She believes in educating her clients and providing them with the tools needed to achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
In 2010, Kelley transitioned from hands-on to the business end of the clinic. Guided by Kelley’s management, the team has expanded to 3 locations and more than 20 employees. Having the experience behind the chair gave Kelley an advantage in being able to relate to all aspects of the business and industry.
Kelley is results oriented and seeks talented, like-minded staff. Her goal is to give the most effective, medically directed, skin rejuvenation procedures available and make the Minneapolis Skin Clinic a comfortable, friendly place that you’ll want to come back to.
Kelsey Hamilton, PA-C, MPAS, is a certified Physician Assistant who joined our team in October 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She then received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010.
Kelsey has experience as a Physician Assistant working in the emergency room, family practice, and Dermatology. Her time spent in a variety of fields has built a strong background allowing her to provide several services and enhancing the quality of care she gives patients. Kelsey is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. Kelsey has received specialized training in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She has seven years experience in dermatology and is able to provide simple dermatologic surgeries and/or treatments, including but not limited to: benign moles, seborrheic keratoses, hemangiomas, dermatofibromas, keloids, cysts, and lipomas. She specializes in treatment of hormonal acne and cystic acne injections. She is a skilled injector of Botox and dermal fillers.
In addition, Kelsey has undergone advanced training in bio-identical hormone therapy, weight loss treatment, and appetite-control nutritional guidance. She is licensed and qualified to provide care and guidance for all such patients’ needs. She is dedicated to listening to each individual patient’s needs and is eager to help patients achieve their comprehensive beauty and wellness goals.
Kelsey takes appointments in Golden Valley.
Erin joins Minneapolis Anti-Aging & Skin Clinic with over 10 years experience and expertise in surgery and trauma, and dermatology. While she is passionate about the field of dermatology, she is also excited to further her advanced nursing skills in aesthetics. Erin combines her thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and her clinic training in cosmetic injections; along with her caring nature, to help her patients achieve beautiful non-surgical results in a safe and comfortable setting. She is also excited to be including Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in her practice and help patients feel young on the inside too.
Erin works primarily at our Golden Valley location, but she does offer monthly appointments in Woodbury and Maple Grove.
Cheryl has been a Registered Nurse since the mid 1980’s. She changed her focus from med-surgical care to skincare in 1999 when she came to the Minneapolis Skin Clinic. Her compassion for people and desire to help them achieve their skincare goals is her number one priority. Cheryl strives to make her clients feel comfortable and confident in their own skin!
Cheryl has attended more than 50 workshops and training classes over her years at the clinic. With an ever-changing industry, she believes education and professional development are key. As one of the top nurse injectors and laser technicians in the twin cities area, you are in good hands. We are very proud she has been part of our team for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl takes appointments in Golden Valley and Maple Grove.
In 1983, Kelley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing, and worked for Children’s Hospitals for nearly 30 years. In 2006, she was trained by California Medical Aesthetics as an Injection Nurse. In 2011, Kelley became a Nationally Certified Injection Specialist and a full-time Medical Esthetic Professional. She has worked extensively with Botox and dermal fillers including Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Radiesse, and many other cosmetic injections. Kelley is one of a few professionals in Minnesota certified in the Injectable Thread Lift Technique. She loves working with each client to enhance, restore, and achieve their individual goals.
Kelley also provides skin care treatments including SkinPen microneedling and Sciton laser procedures.
Kelley takes appointments in Woodbury.
Nicole graduated with high honors from St. Paul College in the Medical Esthetician program in 2016. She always knew she would be in this industry as she admired and appreciated how medical esthetics helped people feel more confident.
She is passionate about her work and enjoys advanced training courses to keep up-to-date on the latest services and products for her patients. Nicole has received extensive training in SkinPen and Sciton BBL and Lasers. She recently became certified in Endermologie, which is FDA approved for cellulite reduction. When Nicole isn’t working, she’s spending time with her family.
Nicole takes appointments at our Golden Valley location.
Jean graduated with high honors from St. Paul College in Esthiology in 2000 and continues in training and education. She is passionate about educating her clients on the best services and products to achieve their desired results and help them feel more confident. Jean specializes in anti-aging treatments including BBL, SkinPen, and chemical peels, and continues in advanced training and education whenever she has the opportunity.
In 2017, Jean traveled to Florida to obtain certification in Endermologie for cellulite reduction. Jean is recognized within our practice as being the go-to for BBL and Forever Young and gives a killer facial! She is excited to work with you on your individualized skin care program!
Jean works at our Woodbury location.
After graduating from The Aveda Institute, with honors, and spending over 15 years working in spa’s and salon’s, Laurie made the move to the medical side of skincare. While Laurie still enjoys makeup and simple procedures, like waxing, she now gets to help patients reach their personal skincare goals through the latest technology and pharmaceutical grade products.
Laurie has received continual advanced training in Exilis, BBL, and SkinPen to keep up with the industry trends. Through customer service and continuing education, Laurie is committed to making a difference in your experience and your skin!
Laurie takes appointments in Maple Grove.
Theresa graduated with high honors from the Aveda Institute in 2001 and continues to receive advanced training in advanced practice esthetic procedures and practices through conferences and advanced education courses. Her goal is to ensure that her clients are receiving the most current and innovative treatments available. She is passionate about the Sciton laser and specializes in combination treatments. Her philosophy with combination treatments is that doing multiple modalities in one sitting achieves the greatest improvements with one-time healing and recovery. Theresa believes in educating her clients on procedures and ingredients and finding maintenance products to insure results long term.
Theresa recently became re-certified in Endermologie by LPG, for contouring and cellulite reduction.
Theresa takes appointments at our Golden Valley location.
With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge to Minneapolis Skin Clinic! With her years of experience, Steph provides basic skincare recommendations to laser resurfacing and CoolSculpting. She loves to educate her patients about the value of each treatment and how combining specific procedures throughout the year can enhance their overall outcome. Steph is also a body builder and is no stranger to the gym. Like consistently working out in the gym leads to a higher level of fitness and health, Steph firmly believes that regular treatments not only equate to healthier skin, but can prevent premature aging. She is a real “Skincare Coach!”
Steph looks forward to partnering with you on your journey to realizing not only your healthiest, most beautiful skin possible, but also the best version of You!
Marina is an Advanced Practice Aesthetician. She attended Saint Paul College and has over 1,000 hours of theory and hands on training from the basic and advanced program. She is passionate about the world of esthetics and is eager to learn about new techniques and modalities.
Marina is trained in SkinPen, chemical peels, dermaplaning, clinical facials and Hydrafacials. With the use of advanced treatments, she loves to help her clients achieve amazing results!
Lauren attended IA State University and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Communications but her passion has been in the spa industry for the past 14 years. Prior to joining Minneapolis Skin Clinic, she was in Spa/Medi Spa Management with Life Time for 5 years. Lauren is also a free lance makeup artist and loves makeup application and teaching people how to apply makeup. She is very excited about this new chapter in her life!
Lauren works at our Golden Valley location.
Lisa has spent over 25 years in the cosmetology industry with over half of her experience building and running her hair and waxing salon. She is passionate about helping people take care of themselves which led her to the Minneapolis Anti Aging & Skin Clinic. When you come in to the clinic you can be sure that Lisa will direct you to the perfect person for the just the right service or product to enhance your skin and body.
Lisa works at our Maple Grove location.
Lonna has been in the customer service industry for over 20 years. Her cheerful smile and friendly voice were a welcome addition to our team this year. We have known Lonna for years, as she is a member of the Minneapolis Plastic Surgery staff, as well. She holds herself to very high standards of excellence and is geared to making your experience here a delightful one.
Lonna works at our Golden Valley location.
Becky is a busy wife, mother and grandmother. She loves to decorate, is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, and the Minneapolis Anti Aging and Skin Clinic is lucky to have her eye for detail and love of aesthetics at our front desk. She looks forward to meeting you and is happy to help!
Becky works at our Woodbury location.
Kathy has been a customer service and hospitality manager for more than 16 years before joining our team in 2018. Kathy loves working with the public and seeing clients and patients go through their transformations. Her goal is to ensure that great quality and service not only meet but exceed our customers expectations, on every single visit!
Alyssa has worked as a coordinator in the spa industry for over 7 years. From the moment you speak with Alyssa on the phone or meet her upon check-in, you will notice she has a sweet and calm demeanor. And is eager to take care of your needs. Alyssa has a can-do attitude and is willing to take on any task to ensure our patients receive the 5-star experience we strive to provide. Her favorite part of working at Minneapolis Skin Clinic is seeing the results of each patient and the excitement it brings them as everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful in their own skin!
Charlotte is currently a nursing student and loves the industry because it’s given her a new outlook into the medical side of the beauty industry. She also loves being able to interact with people on a daily basis and play a part in helping them become the best versions of themselves. She’s always had a passion and interest in this industry, even doing freelance hair and makeup. With beauty standards, medicine, and technology always evolving there is always something new to learn and that’s what she loves most!
Charlotte works at our Maple Grove location.
7748 Main St. N
Maple Grove, MN
4825 Olson Memorial Hwy #201
Golden Valley, MN