Revive Dermatology Clinic and Spa
1850 SW Plaza Shops Lane, Suite A
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 965-5677
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & evenings by appointment only.
Meet Dr. Stef Gatica, DNP
Stef Gatica, DNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and the primary provider at our dermatology clinic and spa. At our Ankeny location near Des Moines, IA, Stefanie Gatica, DNP goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results while providing a safe and uplifting treatment experience.
Bilingual in Spanish and English and with over 35 years of medical experience, Stefanie Gatica, DNP is devoted to educating patients and fellow providers on the latest and best treatments and techniques. Her passion for creating a positive difference in each of her patients’ lives is at the heart of all she does here at Revive.
Training & Experience
Stefanie Gatica, DNP has been in the medical field for more than 3 decades in a variety of settings, including the emergency room, urgent care, pediatrics, aesthetics, and dermatology. After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Graceland University, she continued her education at the University of Alabama, where she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Stefanie Gatica, DNP was fortunate to receive a 3-month dermatology residency in West Des Moines with a prominent dermatologist. She then managed a medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic in Beaverdale for more than 7 years, where she was the sole provider. She has been doing aesthetic injections for 18 years.
After leaving a robust practice to spend more time with her family, Stefanie Gatica, DNP began to teach online for a large FNP Program. There, she soon moved up to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator position. As she has decided to focus on Revive, she no longer works for the university. Today, Stefanie Gatica, DNP brings a wealth of experience to Revive, where she dedicates her time to teaching others and creating the refined results her clients want.
A Commitment to Education
When she isn’t working with clients, Stefanie Gatica, DNP spends her time training injectors at Revive, as well as traveling to many different states. She is often sought after to be a guest trainer. As the only Allergan® trainer in the state of Iowa, she trains providers from all over the country in the latest, safest, and most effective aesthetic injection techniques.
“Dr. Gatica assisted with my BOTOX training; she and her staff are excellent. They provide high-quality, personalized treatments and are very knowledgeable in the world of aesthetics. Her experience and passion are priceless.”—Emily W Google review
Stefanie Gatica’s Top Treatments
While Stefanie Gatica, DNP only offers treatments and procedures she loves and stands by 100%, she does have a few favorite specialties:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers always top her list, thanks to the instant gratification they offer and the natural-looking results they create in the right hands.
- HALO™ laser skin resurfacing is her top choice for completely overhauling the skin and giving it a youthful new glow.
- She also loves Forever Young® BBL for minimizing damage and turning back the clock on the skin.
As a medical dermatology specialist as well, she creates close relationships with her patients facing skin cancer, providing them support and a friendly face to count on during their treatment journeys.
Outside of the Office
Stefanie Gatica, DNP has been married for 30 years and has 3 children: Jayden, Devin, and Haley. She spends most of her free time traveling, watching softball, and enjoying her family. She begins and ends most of her days relaxing with her loved ones on her patio, taking in views of the beautiful Iowa skies.