Meet The Team - Mpls Anti-Aging & Skin

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Golden Valley
Maple Grove

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.


Dr. Gervais

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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 P.

Advanced Practice Aesthetician & Office Manager

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 2 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.




Cheryl has been a Registered Nurse since the mid 1980’s. She changed her focus from Medical – Surgical Oncology care to Aesthetics in 1999 when she came to Minneapolis Anti-Aging & Skin Clinic. Her compassion for people and desire to help them achieve their skin care goals is her number one priority. Cheryl believes in a results-oriented approach, helping clients feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. She knows when one feels good about their skin, they reflect a much more confident approach in life. She is enthusiastic, compassionate and takes pride in helping the client experience the best result possible.

Cheryl loves attending industry specific advanced training courses year-round. Over the past 20 years that she has been at Minneapolis Anti-Aging & Skin Care she has attended well over 50 of these professional courses. She is a member of ISPAN (International Society Of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses). With an ever-changing industry, she believes educational and professional development are key to providing great results every time. As one of the top nurse injectors and laser technicians in the Twin Cities, you are in good hands with this aesthetic nurse. We are so proud she has chosen to practice with us her entire aesthetic career.

Cheryl specializes in various aesthetic procedures including Neuromodulators, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, PRP and Laser Hair Removal. She loves helping her clients through their journey in achieving their aesthetic goals and maintaining a natural look.

When not at work Cheryl loves to bake, enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and traveling with her husband.

Cheryl takes appointments in Golden Valley and Maple Grove.


Sara Sorensen

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Sara received her Bachelor of Arts nursing degree from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialty in Adult-Gerontology from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sara is no stranger to providing patients with dedicated compassion and a calming bedside manner. Prior to aesthetic medicine, Sara devoted 19 years as an Intensive Care Unit nurse in Sioux Falls and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Sara is proficient in all laser, light, and injectable services. Her personal favorite treatments for anti-aging include PlasmaSculpt, Sculptra, Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) injections, Broadband Light (BBL) laser, and botox. Sara is the ideal provider because she listens to what the patient wants, pays attention to detail, and has a passion for providing exceptional results. She loves to combine science and art with aesthetics and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals while maintaining a natural appearance.

Sara is dedicated to continued personal and professional growth and enjoys learning about the latest and greatest treatments and techniques in the industry through advanced trainings, webinars, and conferences. She will be eligible to take the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) certification in January of 2024 and is looking forward to obtaining this certification. Sara loves to learn and is always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for each of her patients.

Outside of the clinic, Sara enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her two Norwich terriers, and traveling.


Mary Ruggeri

Certified Physician Assistant

Mary is a Physician Assistant (PA) certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds a Master of Medical Science degree from Yale School of Medicine. Her background includes a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame. Mary is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Sciences.

Mary began her career as a PA in Austin, Texas, where she had the privilege to be trained by and work alongside Selina (Sally) Santos, a dermatology PA, esteemed injector, and one of the most sought-after national aesthetic trainers.

Combining her love for medicine and education, Mary also spent time in academia working for the Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program as an Assistant Professor Adjunct and Clinical Site Coordinator. She has served on the Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors and has worked on several multi-institutional wellbeing-focused research projects resulting in numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences.

Mary specializes in various aesthetic procedures, including neurotoxins, fillers, PRP, and more. She takes great satisfaction in getting to know her patients and understanding their needs and concerns to help them achieve their goals. Originally from Minnesota, Mary is excited to return to her home state with her husband and their son and join the Minneapolis Anti-Aging & Skin Clinic team.


Britney Gorman

Certified Physician Assistant

After graduating from PA school in Boston, Britney began her career in Orthopedic surgery in Chicago. After a period, she made her way back to Minnesota and has happily expanded into Aesthetics. In her own words: “This industry combines my love for procedures and helping others feel more confident; I love that in aesthetics we can do something on the outside to help someone have more confidence or just feel better about themselves on the inside. I want to help people feel like the best version of themselves and receive compliments about their glowing skin! “

Britney works to achieve a natural, yet refreshed aesthetic for patients and values lifelong learning and always strives to keep up with the latest medical research/trends.

In her free time, Britney enjoys working in her garden, attending concerts/Wild games with friends, spending time with her dog, Rosie, or doing DIY projects.

Britney is trained in a variety of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, PRP treatments, Hormone Therapy and Sciton laser procedures. She is also a proud member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is a member of the (NCCPA) National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants.



Advanced Practice Aesthetician

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.



Advanced Practice Aesthetician

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.



Advanced Practice Aesthetician

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.


Kalliann Wilson

Advanced Practice Aesthetician

Kalliann graduated from Aveda Institute of Minneapolis with her Advanced Esthetician license in 2018. Kalliann has always had a passion for skincare and making clients feel and look their best!

Working in the skincare industry for the past 5 years, Kalli has been providing remarkable services to her clients. Her goal is to make sure everyone she sees achieves their skincare goals and leaves with proper education for at-home products and maintenance care.

She is always making sure she stays up to date on the latest services and product knowledge with continuing education classes and happy to join the well-established team at Minneapolis Anti-Aging & Skin! Kalliann has received extensive training on Skin Pen, Hydrafacials and Chemical peels.



Assistant Manager

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.




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!




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.



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Golden Valley


4825 Olson Memorial Hwy #201
Golden Valley, MN

Office Hours

M - Th 9am-7pm | F 8am-5pm | Sat (by appt) 8am-4pm

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Maple Grove


7748 Main St. N
Maple Grove, MN

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