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.
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.
Danielle has been in the medical industry since 2007 with experience in the areas of aesthetics, weight loss, and long-term care.
A North Dakota native, Danielle assisted in the development and success of a private practice offering aesthetic and weight loss services in the Fargo-Moorhead area. As the Director of Nursing and Principal Aesthetic Provider, Danielle strived to provide patients with excellent results. Through doing so, she quickly built a strong clientele that trusted her keen eye for detail.
Danielle believes in enhancing each patient’s anatomy to provide exceptional and natural results. While working with patients, she is passionate about providing education while tailoring a treatment plan to achieve each individual’s desired results and promote their overall skin health.
Danielle has extensive experience in providing aesthetic services, including Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and body contouring. Furthermore, she specializes in advanced techniques, such as the cannula technique for dermal filler that promotes a more comfortable experience while resulting in less downtime.
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.
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.
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.
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!
7748 Main St. N
Maple Grove, MN
4825 Olson Memorial Hwy #201
Golden Valley, MN