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You’re beautiful. We’re here to help you show it.

The Pure experience is best-in-class, yet personal. We offer premium services and care that goes more than skin deep. Schedule your appointment today!

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Our Approach

Pure Aesthetics® provides tailored treatments, aesthetic mentoring, and ongoing education that turn each client’s needs and goals into tangible results.

You can expect a warm welcome from the moment you step inside our office. We allow the time it takes to get acquainted and hear your needs. By genuinely caring about your wellbeing, we give the attention you expect from dedicated professionals.

A friendly first impression is only the beginning. We provide a calm space to slow down, disconnect from the noise of modern life, and restore body and spirit. Our clients experience gracious care and coaching that continues long after the appointment ends.

Our hope is that you value yourself simply because you exist. We believe that is real beauty, and every service we offer is designed to make that beauty visible. What excites us is the chance to serve as a partner in the realization of your goals.

Plan your appointment today, and let the Pure Aesthetics® team – Renew Beautiful You®.

 

 

Pure Aesthetics is a proud sponsor of PACE Center For Girls of Alachua County and a yearly Title Sponsor of the Mary Wise Scramble for PACE. The PACE Center For Girls provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, training and advocacy. Pure Aesthetics is also a Platinum Sponsor of Lyrics for Life. Presented by Rich and Carissa Blaser, Lyrics for Life is a non-profit organization founded by the band, Sister Hazel, to help fight children’s cancer. The monies raised are donated to groups that are working to find a cure, as well as those aiming to enrich the lives of patients and their families.

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Carissa Blaser

Founder & Owner

Our owner, Carissa Blaser, has more than 20 years of combined experience in dermatology and aesthetics. She was the first CoolSculpting technician in Gainesville, and is a licensed aesthetician, electrologist, and laser hair removal technician. Carissa is an Allergan Medical Institute CoolSculpting Trainer and has performed thousands of CoolSculpting procedures. Pure Aesthetics is proud to be the number one provider in the Gainesville area.

Carissa is passionate about helping people feel and look their very best. A lifelong student, she believes education eliminates fear and empowers healthy living. She loves teaching our clients so they can make informed, confident decisions. Carissa stays current on all new and upcoming procedures in the aesthetic field as well as continuing her education in Pure’s current services. She’s proud to offer a medical spa environment where clients feel safe, nurtured, and cared for.

Dr. Greg Gaines

Dr. Greg Gaines

Medical Director & Owner
 of Gaines Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gaines is a board-certified plastic surgeon, providing a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments. He specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tucks, facelifts, fat grafts, and hair restoration, with offices conveniently located under the same roof as Pure Aesthetics®. Committed to the doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Gaines and his staff go the extra mile to ensure each patient receives personalized care and thoroughly understands the benefits and risks of a procedure. Contact our office today to learn more about the services we offer. For more information please visit Gainesvilleplastic.com.

Alison Walker

Alison Walker

Practice Manager

Alison is a Gainesville native and received her bachelor’s degree in business, master’s in mass communications and law degree from the University of Florida.  Prior to joining the Pure Aesthetics® team, she had over 16 years of experience as an attorney and managing a local law firm and she looks forward to serving the same community that she loves in a new and different capacity with Pure.  With a passion for promoting individual self-worth and empowering others to feel great about themselves, Alison devotes her time to constantly keep up with changing technology, learning new ways to offer the most advanced services while forming long lasting relationships with clients.  Alison enjoys supporting the Pure team and their superior ability to provide exceptional services and have a positive influence on the members of our community.

Mary Hazan

Mary Hazan

PA-C, Aesthetic Injector

Mary is a board certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from UF in 1997. Mary has completed extensive advanced training in areas such as laser skin care, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, Botox and Dysport injections, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy. She has over eight years of experience with the Plastics and Vascular surgeons at UF Health, and over three years of experience at Accent Physicians.

Tracy Giordano

Tracy Giordano

APRN, Aesthetic Injector

Tracy is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Florida in 2002 and worked in intensive care until 2007, when she received her masters degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining the Pure Aesthetics® team, she had over 11 years of experience in advanced injectables and considerable training in lasers and skincare.

Katie Pratt

Katie Pratt

APRN, Aesthetic Injector

Katie is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Florida in 2010 and worked in the pediatric intensive care unit until 2015,  when she received a dual master’s degree in nursing in pediatric acute and primary care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Katie’s love for aesthetics began to flourish as she realized just how important self care is for new mothers and women. This observation had such a positive reflection on the health of her patients and even in herself! Allowing self care can drastically change all aspects of one’s overall health and well being. Katie is a part of the experienced team of injectors at Pure Aesthetics® and has completed extensive training in areas such as laser, skin care, dermal fillers, Botox and Dysport injections, chemical peels, PRP rejuvenation, and products for all your aesthetic needs.

 

Lindsey Monaghan

Lindsey Monaghan

CME, CCST, LSO, Medical Aesthetician, Master Trainer

Lindsey is a Gainesville native. She is a Licensed Aesthetician and provides the full spectrum of skincare services at Pure Aesthetics. Lindsey is also CoolSculpting Elite certified and received her Electrologist License from the Orlando Institute of Electrolysis in 2013. As a Licensed Aesthetician, certified Electrologist, Laser Hair Removal Specialist and CoolSculpting Elite provider, Lindsey ensures that her clients yield a unique and comfortable experience every time. With Lindsey’s experience and knowledge, you will leave feeling educated, relaxed and reassured that you are in good hands.

Carly Vejraska

Carly Vejraska

Medical Aesthetician

Carly Vejraska is a Gainesville native. She received her Aesthetics license from the Florida College of Natural Health in Orlando in 2018. As a certified Facial Specialist, Carly strives to deliver results and exceed her client’s expectations with every treatment. She listens and advises using an educational approach to ensure that her clients reach their goals and feel comfortable in their skin.

Kelsey Cunningham

Kelsey Cunningham

CME, LSO, Medical Aesthetician

Kelsey received her Aesthetician License and Electrology License from the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa, FL. She is state certified in Electrolysis and Laser and gained multiple certifications in modalities such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and more. Kelsey has a passion to help others feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. She puts her passion to work everyday by helping clients reach their skin care goals.

Alex Hollingsworth

Alex Hollingsworth

CCST, Medical Aesthetician

Alex spent nine years as a Human Resources Manager. Her passion for Aesthetics lead her to Pure. She started at Pure as Client Coordinator and Front Office Manager. She quickly realized that she wanted to further her education in Aesthetics and became and Licensed Aesthetician and Coolsculpting Elite Provider. Alex ensures that her clients feel nurtured, educated and reach their skincare goals.

Ariel Cotes

Ariel Cotes

CME, Medical Aesthetician

Ariel Cotes is Florida born and raised, and has called Gainesville her home for the past 5 years. She has a fervent love for health and beauty, from the inside out. As a mom of two, Ariel has come to know the importance of prioritizing self-care, leading her into a career that allows her to empower others to do the same.  Ariel ensures that your time here at Pure Aesthetics® is nothing short of perfection.

Maggie Page

Maggie Page

Medical Aesthetician

Maggie grew up in Ocala Florida, but has lived in Gainesville for the last eight years. Maggie received her Aesthetician License in 2021 from the Florida Dermal Institute in Longwood, FL and continued her education at Pure Aesthetics as a client coordinator. Maggie is now using her customer service experience along with her passion for helping clients feel comfortable and confident in their skin.

Caroline Durrance

Caroline Durrance

Medical Aesthetician

Caroline is a North Florida native. She has been in the aesthetics field since 2020 and received her Aesthetician License at Florida Gateway College in 2022. Caroline has a deep passion for all things aesthetics, health and wellness, as well as a love for others so they feel assured and confident. She is devoted to exceeding expectations and ensuring the highest quality experience for each individual client.

Mason Keeter

Mason Keeter

Medical Aesthetician

Mason was born in Dallas, Texas but has lived most of her life in Gainesville.  She graduated from Rasmussen University School of Nursing in 2022 and got her Esthetician License in 2023.  Mason believes that providing impeccable customer service, combined with helping clients feel and look beautiful, is the most rewarding job.  Mason values patient experience, education, and satisfaction.  She understands how the importance of maintaining our skin is to our health and well-being.  She is excited to be a part of the Pure Team and work with the Gainesville community.

Maddie Hewett

Maddie Hewett

Client Coordinator

Maddie is a Gainesville native with experience in customer service. She is dedicated to putting the client’s needs first. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.  With her strong desire to learn and teach, Maddie is excited to educate our clients on everything Pure Aesthetics® has to offer.

Hanna Geiger

Hanna Geiger

Client Coordinator

Hanna was born in Gainesville and is currently working towards pursuing a degree in business at Santa Fe College. Hanna has a genuine passion for positive client experiences and the love for helping customers. She has a background in customer service from many different businesses and truly enjoys providing amazing customer service. With her desire and dedication to learn, Hanna is excited to share all that Pure Aesthetics® has to offer.

Deonna Pritchard

Deonna Pritchard

CLIENT COORDINATOR

Deonna is a Florida native who recently moved to Gainesville from the Tampa Bay area. She plans to expand her knowledge of aesthetics and is working towards a bachelors in Biology followed by PA school to become an Aesthetic Injector. Deonna has a clear passion for the client experience and the medical aesthetics world and loves the confidence and happiness it can bring.

 

Lana Atalig

Lana Atalig

CLIENT COORDINATOR

Lana is a Gainesville native and received her cosmetology license in 2006 at Central Florida Community College. She has an extensive background in the beauty and customer service industries and has always had a passion for helping others look and feel their best. In addition to her cosmetology expertise, Lana also brings valuable customer service experience to the Pure team with her work in aesthetics.

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