Esthetician Services

Ready to treat yourself to a glow-up? Take your look to a whole new level with facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, eyelash lift, and other esthetician services available at our Ankeny dermatology clinic and spa near Des Moines, IA. With a little help from our team and our menu of services, you can bring out the very best in your appearance and put your best face forward.

Chemical Peels

ZO® 3-Step Peel

This anti-aging, moderate-depth peel contains a blend of salicylic, lactic, and trichloracetic acid (TCA) in combination with retinol cream, all of which causes sloughing of the damaged topmost layers of skin. It penetrates the epidermis and upper dermis to promote the turnover of cells and stimulate the production of collagen, while restoring moisture balance. This peel will cause peeling, which varies in each individual.

 The ZO 3-Step Peel addresses a variety of skincare issues, including:

  • Pigmentation from sun damage, such as brown spots and uneven skin tone
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dullness
  • Acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

ZO Stimulator Peel

The ZO Stimulator Peel is the perfect “lunchtime” peel with no downtime. This peel is made up of a combination of lactic, citric and salicylic acid plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, while stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. A highly effective treatment for the many signs of skin aging, this peel is ideal for treating Melasma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin, and even acne! Suitable for any skin type or color.

SkinMedica Illuminize Peel

This non-invasive, very superficial chemical peel from SkinMedica increases skin glow and radiance. It utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation.

This peel has no downtime and is a perfect treatment the day before your wedding, prom, or any big event. After this peel your skin will have improved color, clarity, and texture.

  • Increase skin glow and radiance
  • Tightens the skin and restores a more youthful appearance
  • Improves clarity, color and skin texture
  • Patients achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort
  • Appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel
  • May be performed on Skin types I- VI
  • Little or no visible peeling


Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Uneven Skin Texture

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. This is the perfect peel for patients with mild to moderate skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigment irregularities, and acne.

You will see noticeable results after one peel; significant results after 3 to 6 peels.

  • Addresses various skin conditions, such as pigmentation abnormalities, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photodamage
  • Effective (achieve visible improvement after one treatment, significant results after a series of treatments)
  • Can be customized for the treatment of each specific condition
  • May be performed on Skin types I- VI
  • Little or no down time
  • Peeling solution combined with Retinoic acid creates more exfoliation than other chemical peels same depth
  • Well tolerated (minimum or no burning, peeling solution has pH 2-3, higher than most chemical peels)


Active Acne, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Uneven Skin Texture, Wrinkles

SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel

The SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel penetrates deep into the epidermis and produces the most exfoliation. It uses an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin.

This peel provides predictable results with minimal down time. It is great for patients with moderate to severe sun damage, pigment irregularities, and acne. You will see noticeable results after one peel, significant results after 3 to 6 peels.

  • Effective for use on skin with sun damage, melasma, pigmentary changes and acne scarring
  • Noticeable improvement with just one peel
  • May be performed on Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI
  • Can be used on skin types V-VI after the patient has established tolerability to Vitalize Peel, or with physician consent
  • Well tolerated with minimal “down time”
  • Reduces skin irritation associated with the stronger chemical peels without diminishing peeling effect


Active Acne, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Uneven Skin Texture, Wrinkles

Clinic Owner

Stefanie Gatica, DNP

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As board-certified family nurse practitioner, Dr. Gatica works alongside our experienced staff, several of whom are bilingual in Spanish, to offer personalized care in a supportive and luxurious environment.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

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Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).  By removing the fine hair, your products will penetrate the skin easily, and your makeup, if needed, will apply nicely. It is recommended every 4-6 weeks.

Medical-Grade Facials

  • ZO Acne Facial                                                 
  • ZO Skin Brightening Facial                                          
  • ZO Ultra Hydrating Facial

Lash Services

Lash Lifts and Tints

Lash lifts and Tints give a natural appearance of lifted and curled lashes. Tinting is for adding color to light hair.

  • Yumi Lash Lifts are a trademarked procedure and require special certification. It can be gentler and more nourishing for the lashes. It’s formulated with keratin, vitamins and other conditioning ingredients that can help improve the health and strength of the lashes. Includes tinting.Yumi Lash Lifts can take a little longer than regular lash lifts and tints.

Regular Lash Lifts and tints use a different lifting solution. Clients can select a variety of curl sizes and shapes. Does not take as long as Yumi Lash Lifts.

Eyelash Extensions

  • Classic lash extensions involve applying a single lash extension to each natural lash. The extensions are typically thicker, longer, and darker than natural lashes, creating a defined and dramatic look. Hybrid lash extensions, on the other hand, combine the classic technique with volume lash extensions. It involves a mix of individual lash extensions and handmade volume fans, which are clusters of multiple lightweight lash extensions. This creates a fuller, textured look with added volume and dimension.
  • Lash Appearance: Classic lash extensions provide a more uniform and defined look. The result is a set of lashes that appear longer, thicker, and more noticeable. Hybrid lash extensions, on the other hand, offer a combination of the natural-looking classic lashes and the added fullness and texture of volume lashes. This creates a hybrid effect, resulting in a soft, wispy, and multi-dimensional look.
  • Volume and Fullness: Classic lash extensions provide lengthening effects, making the lashes appear longer and more prominent. However, they may not provide as much volume or density compared to hybrid lash extensions. Hybrid lash extensions offer increased volume and fullness due to the combination of individual extensions and volume fans. This can give a more dramatic and glamorous appearance to the lashes.
  • Both classic and hybrid lash extensions require regular maintenance to preserve the desired look. However, due to the added volume, hybrid lash extensions may require more frequent fills compared to classic lash extensions.

Brow Wax & Tint

Shape and groom your brows to frame your facial features.

Looking for something else? Explore our menu of med spa services for injectables, laser treatments, body contouring, and more. 

Where Do I Start?

If you would like to discover your best skin at Revive, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to get started. We look forward to seeing you!


Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa area trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

5 Over 154 Reviews
Just had my first lip and chin fuller experience. Lauren and her helpers put me at ease and they completely blew me away with the results!
What an Amazing team. They truly care about you. Ankeny Iowa best dermatologist.
I saw Dr. Stephanie for an allergic reaction. She was amazing! She got me in the same day, took time to diagnose and how to treat. I got a text tonight to see how I was feeling. She’s so incredibly kind!
Absolutely the best staff at Revive!
Thank you!
I recently had my hyperhidrosis treated with their Intracell process. At my consultation they set great expectations and then over delivered!!! The sweat from my armpit has been embarrassing for years. In the past I had my armpits treated with Botox. That would last about 4 to 6 months, and quite frankly, that process was more painful than the permanent solution I just went through. Steph and the staff took great care of me and I had only minor irritation for about 72hrs. I think most of that was from shaving my pits to get the procedure done. There was been no pain or down time after the process was completed. I am loving the results! I can wear grey shirts again! Total game changer!!! They also see my children (ages 6 & 9) for dermatology issues. They are so good to them and always solve the issues in record time. I can’t say enough about the Revive crew really. They hold a special place in my heart for sure!!!

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