Vanessa ThomasOwner
With a background in Surgical Intensive Care and management of a 50 bed medical/surgical hospital unit.  She turned her professionalism to the area of Aesthetic Medicine 16 years ago and has continued to increase her medical knowledge gaining extensive training and certifications in Cosmetic Lasers, including Laser Hair Removal, Fraxel, IPL and V Beam.

Since 2004, she has enjoyed working at Advanced Aesthetics and has helped thousands of clients LOVE the way they look and feel!  She particularly enjoys working with lasers to remove anything from unwanted hair to wrinkles, sun spots, veins, and more!

Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and is a Certified Clinical and Medical Electrologist.  She has over 20 years experience.

Vanessa is an Ocala native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She is a busy mother of 4, and enjoys the balance of caring for her family and clients!

Dr. Steven Tieche, M.D.
Dr. Steven Tieche, M.D., is a native of Ocala, Florida. After graduating from a local high school, he attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies. He then headed south, to Tampa, and attended Medical School at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He graduated from Medical School and then completed his Residency at the University of South Florida as well.

He is a Board Certified Physician in Anesthesiology, and also practices in Aesthetics and Phlebology, the care and treatment of vein disorders. Dr. Tieche has been practicing Medicine for over 25 years. In 2001 Dr. Tieche returned to his roots, back in Ocala. He joined Advanced Aesthetics in 2008!

In Dr. Tieche’s “spare” time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters!

Ruth Ann NettletonPhysician Assistant
Ruth Ann’s specialty is the art form of facial enhancement, and her goal is to restore and maintain a youthful looking face and skin that you envision for yourself.

Orientation to details and a meticulous nature in both evaluation and procedural processes is the key to accomplishing outstanding results. At an early age, being raised on a Mennonite farm, Ruth Ann developed an insatiable appetite to learn and to strive for excellence. At the age of 16 she completed a college prep high school program and was on her way to pursuing her desire to study medicine.

Initially she obtained her Paramedic Certification, followed by her undergraduate degree at Manatee Community College, in Bradenton, FL. From there she moved to Gainesville, FL and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science at the University of Florida, and National Certification as a Physician Assistant in both Primary Care and Surgery.

Ruth Ann began practicing at Ocala Heart Institute, where she assisted in Cardiovascular Surgery. From Ocala she moved to Anchorage, Alaska and participated in the development of a Cardiovascular Surgery Program as well as practicing at the Alaska Alternative Medicine Center. At the Alternative Medicine Center she began learning about alternative therapies as well as anti-aging medicine. On a fun note, Ruth Ann also raced sled dogs and won 3 trophies!

She eventually returned to Gainesville, FL and assisted in Surgeries with United Surgical Assistants, performing many different surgical procedures. She then went to work at Serenola Plantation with Charles B. Stoer, MD, The Gainesville Skin Cancer Clinic, assisting in Moh’s surgery. She was instrumental in developing The Aesthetic Skin and Laser Center at Serenola Plantation and has obtained certification in Laser Technologies, Laser and Injectable Vein Therapies, Facial Enhancement and Facial anti-aging treatments using Botox and dermal fillers. In 2009, RuthAnn joined Advanced Aesthetics, bringing her varied and vast experiences, providing excellence in facial anti-aging treatments.

With extensive experience in facial rejuvenation, including skin restoration, laser resurfacing, photo rejuvenation, and other anti-aging technologies, including Botox, Juvederm and Voluma, if you are considering restoring and maintaining a youthful face and skin, we enthusiastically invite you to contact Advanced Aesthetics to set up an appointment to discuss the possibilities!

Susan BraunEsthetician
Has been a Florida Licensed Esthetician since 2001.

She graduated from the Facial Specialty program at The College of Central Florida and went on to train at The Dermal Institute in Ft. Lauderdale to perfect the European Facial Massage technique she lavishes on her clients.  As the owner of Ocala Facial Care she has had offices with Dermatologist and General Practice Doctors in Ocala over the last 14 years. Working to assist and compliment their practices while gaining valuable experience in combining a patient’s skin care treatments with their medical treatments of lasers, Botox and injectable dermal fillers.

As a patient herself here at Advanced Aesthetics (Fraxel laser and laser hair removal) we talked often and she decided that this would be a perfect fit for her and her loyal following of clients.

Using her professional and personal experience along with her training Susan will answer your skin questions, analyze your skin issues and design a custom program to get your skincare needs met and give your skin the healthy appearance we all desire.

Susan offers:
• Free Consultations for skin care needs, (Dry, Aging, Acne, Sensitive, Sun damaged, Dull)
• Custom designed European Facials, Peels, Vi-peels, Microdermabrasion,
• Dermasweep Infusion (Hyaluronic Acid, Red Carpet Ready, Vitamin C)
• Eclipse Micropen Elite for safer, more efficient micro needling.

Come in, Ask questions, Start with a facial…..leave with an ahhhhhh!

Maddy Maddux Nelson