Washington Experts

Known for their honesty and expertise, our talented staff members are recognized as leaders and experts in non-surgical skincare and cosmetics for the face and body. This team is lead by Dr. M. Dean Vistnes and Dr. Richard Baxter, who provide ongoing training in the newest techniques, ensuring you always receive the very best care and results.

When it comes to refreshing your appearance, we listen, care and respond to your individual needs—and will always tell you what’s in your best interest. After receiving thousands of real-life testimonials, we’re more than convinced that this honest and realistic approach leads to happy clients.

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Richard A. Baxter, MD, Medical Director

A formally trained artist, award-winning author, and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Baxter is known for state of the art techniques and technologies to create natural looking results.  He has been voted “Western Washington’s Favorite Plastic Surgeon” and was elected by his peers to be listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians.”

Dr. Baxter is a nationally recognized expert in revision breast surgery, anti-aging, and nonsurgical technologies. His original research on subjects such as the internal bra has been cited hundreds of times, and he was the founding Medical Advisory Board member for Liposonix, the first FDA-cleared device for noninvasive fat reduction with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). He is a former clinical faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Past President of both the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons. He continues to be involved in clinical research along with his busy practice, always seeking better solutions and improved patient experiences.

When not in the operating room or teaching at a medical conference, Dr. Baxter can be found working on his Argentine tango or in the art studio drawing from the live model.

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Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Known for her expertise in the field, and for developing advanced techniques in the non-surgical treatment of clients who want Botox and dermal fillers, Shelia Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shelia has worked in nursing for over 25 years as an active clinician and educator.

Since beginning her work in the field of medical aesthetics over twenty years ago, Shelia has also become one of three RNs in the state of Washington to be awarded the CANS certification through the Plastic Surgery Nursing Organization. Recognizing the need for individualized training in this rapidly growing field, Shelia also conducts beginning and advanced classes throughout the country for physicians and surgeons, physicians’ assistants, and nurses interested in offering the best medical aesthetic services to their patients.

Shelia’s passion and artistry are reflected in her aesthetic injections. Her gift as an educator is reflected in the time she spends with you, assuring you of optimal results.

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Libby Bauman, RN, CANS, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as an Aesthetic Nursing Specialist, Libby Bauman, RN, CANS, has over eight years of nursing experience in the plastic surgery and aesthetics field, focusing primarily on cosmetic injectables. She is actively involved in professional aesthetic training and educational groups across the industry, and serves as consultant and trainer to other cosmetic practitioners.

Libby is passionate about providing her clients an informed, rejuvenated, and natural look, and understands that no two faces are the same. She recognizes each of her clients has a different idea of what is “aesthetically pleasing,” and aims to achieve that specific goal, together with the input of her clients.

Libby enjoys being able to offer her clients a full-service experience with treatments such as Ultherapy and IPL/Photofacial, along with featuring the most current techniques and trends available in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm, Voluma, KYBELLA, Restylane and Sculptra are just some of the treatments Libby is an expert in. She’s also able to accommodate all of her Seattle and Eastside clients by being available at all three SkinSpirit locations including Redmond, Bellevue Square and University Village.

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George Baxter-Holder, ARNP, DNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

George grew up in Seattle and has a deep love for this part of the country and its attitude towards wellness. He studied nursing at The University of Washington (Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Arts) and Duke University (Doctor of Nursing Practice.)

What makes George someone you can trust with your highest aesthetic needs, is something that can’t be taught: patience, artistic vision and medical expertise.

George has coined the phrase “The Northwest Natural Look” to encapsulate the conservative aesthetic results his clients desire. George’s expert technique and personalized approach reflect his innate understanding of what we in the Northwest want: to look better, naturally. George focuses on the wellness of his patients and truly believes that lifestyle changes are fundamental in order to sustain good health and an improved quality of life. Perceived inner and outer beauty is equally essential to the wholeness of the individual. His positive energy and motivation is engaging and empowers his patients to love themselves and truly love the skin within.

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Diane Demopulos, ARNP , Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Diane received her Masters Degree in Nursing in 1991 from the University of Washington, and brings over twenty years of experience to SkinSpirit.   Her interests have ranged from cardiothoracic surgery, to Family Practice, to more recently the effects of the sun and aging on the skin. Diane specializes in laser treatments for the repair of sun damage, melasma, rosacea and acne.  She also enjoys providing services such as BOTOX.

Her greatest satisfaction comes from building relationships with her clients and helping them to achieve their aesthetic goals. Diane serves on the Board of Directors for Kindering Center, a nonprofit neuro-developmental center that provides comprehensive services for infants and children.  She is particularly interested in autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, and is passionate about the necessity of early intervention to optimize successful outcomes in all children with delays.

A Seattle native, Diane loves the Pacific Northwest.  Her focus outside of work is with her husband, three children, and dog Rocco. They enjoy skiing, tennis, boating, and spending time together at their Decatur Island vacation home.

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Pinky Elliott, RN, BSN, CANS, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Pinky has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Seattle University and started her nursing career working in general surgery, otolaryngology and neurosurgery at UW Medical Center. An experienced medical aesthetic practitioner, Pinky has established herself as an expert by educating her peers as an Ulthera Trainer and Allergan ACE Trainer for Botox and Juvederm.

Pinky’s personal approach to aesthetics is to enhance a client’s natural beauty and uniqueness, whether it’s by restoring volume loss with dermal fillers, or reversing the signs of sun damage/wrinkles with laser treatments and Botox.

“I do this by taking the whole person into consideration when I do my assessment, and make treatment recommendations based on what will help my clients to look and feel their very best. I believe an integrated approach that includes Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments and skin care yields the best results. As a medical practitioner, I like to educate my clients about their options so they can make the best treatment decisions to meet their personal goals.”

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Stella Herrera, RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Stella Herrera has been working in the Nursing field for over 30 years. She spent the first part of her nursing career working in community health – in various roles from an Infusion Nurse Specialist to Administrative positions. In 1997, Stella transitioned into Aesthetic Medicine as a Nurse in a Plastic Surgeon’s office and hasn’t looked back.

Since entering the field of Aesthetic Medicine, Stella has been a faculty member for Ulthera’s Advanced Training Program as a Clinical Educator and Practice Manager in Latin America. She’s also participated in many advanced technique trainings for other services, including injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Sculptra.

Stella enjoys working in aesthetics as it allows her the artistry to express beauty through the integration of art and science. She’s passionate about creating beauty from the inside out by promoting healthy skin and assisting her clients in adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Stella is excited to join the SkinSpirit family because of the level of professionalism, credibility and the caliber of expertise throughout the company. She appreciates how SkinSpirit truly cares for their clients as well as the way they nurture the growth and development of their own staff.

When not in the clinic, you can find Stella outside, whether it be in her garden, the beach, watching the sunset, practicing yoga and traveling.

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Amaris Murphy, RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Amaris Murphy has worked in the aesthetic nursing field for over ten years as both a Cosmetic Injection Specialist and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurse. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Nursing. Amaris began her career in aesthetics as a surgical nurse for a plastic surgeon where she enjoyed all aspects of the industry from surgery to injections to non-surgical options. She has received extensive advanced injectable training in BOTOX® Cosmetic, a variety of dermal fillers including Belotero, Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra and Restylane Silk along with KYBELLA.

Amaris’ number one goal is to help her clients feel better about themselves. She achieves this by creating a personalized treatment plan for each of her clients. This allows them to remain looking natural while helping to slow down the signs of aging. With so many different options in the industry, Amaris recognizes there isn’t one tool that will work for everyone. She’s passionate about working with her clients to find the right option that works with their own individual needs and desired outcomes.

In her spare time, Amaris enjoys spending time with her husband and three little boys. She also loves working out and enjoying all the things beautiful the Northwest has to offer.

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Liz Pauldine, ARNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Washington native, Liz Pauldine, ARNP joins the SkinSpirit team in both University Village and Redmond with over 20 years of experience in nursing. Before coming to SkinSpirit, Liz was an advanced injector at a local clinic for the last four years, treating clients in multiple locations across the Greater Seattle Area. Liz has always had a special interest in dermatology and the artistry of aesthetics. She loves being able to work with clients to provide a comprehensive approach based on their individual concerns.

Prior to entering the aesthetic field, Liz was a Nurse Practitioner at Seattle Pacific University providing comprehensive primary care on a college campus and was Co-chair of the Student Wellness Committee. She received her Nurse Practitioner degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1999, specializing in adult medicine. Liz has also been a member of the US Air Force as a flight nurse and volunteered on surgical missions overseas to Africa and South East Asia.

When Liz is not in the treatment room specializing in BOTOX and dermal fillers, she’s spending her free time enjoying a great outdoor adventure – anything from skiing, tennis, being a proud hockey mom or coaching volleyball.

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Louise Park, RN, BSN, MSN, ARNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Originally from the Midwest, Louise Park moved to Seattle over 20 years ago and graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Louise later graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Masters in Nursing Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. She discovered the world of aesthetics thanks to a fellow RN injector, ultimately starting her own practice offering BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm Voluma and dermal filler treatments.

Working in the aesthetics field, Louise enjoys the positive effect she can have on her clients’ lives by helping them look and feel their best. Clients come to Louise because she listens to their needs and appreciates her perfectionism, thoughtfulness and honesty. Louise loves being a part of the SkinSpirit family because of the positive team environment within each clinic – as well as SkinSpirit’s overall dedication to ongoing training in the latest skin care rejuvenation techniques, which helps attain a level of excellence in the services offered to clients.

When Louise isn’t in the treatment room with clients, she’s busy with her three sons – taking them to baseball, church and participating in outdoor activities. Outside of the clinic, you’ll also find her at the gym, hiking and camping.

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Patrice Staiger, ARNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Patrice believes beautiful skin is achieved through a holistic approach to skin care.  She draws on twenty three years of experience as a nurse practitioner to help meet your needs.  She will work collaboratively with you to create a personalized plan.  Her great results are obtained by incorporating laser and injectable treatments in conjunction with aesthetic skin care. Patrice received her Bachelors in Nursing at the University of Michigan.  She holds a Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington where she completed both the Cross Cultural Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs.

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Kimberly Thompson, RN, BSN, ARNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Thompson comes to SkinSpirit with over 21 years of nursing experience, ten of which have been devoted to aesthetic nursing. Kimberly graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters Degree in Nursing. Her professional memberships include ANCC and the Dermatology Nurses Association. With over ten years of advanced facial aesthetics training, Kim is able to accomplish amazing nonsurgical results through the use of neurotoxins, dermal fillers and advanced laser procedures to help her clients achieve a more youthful appearance.

As a nurse at heart, Kimberly values the longstanding and meaningful relationships she has formed with her clients and feels empowered to help improve their overall sense of self-confidence and well being. Kimberly is honest, interested in her clients safety and genuinely cares about providing excellent care and wants each of her clients to feel satisfied in helping them achieve their beauty goals.

In her spare time, you can find Kimberly entertaining her family and friends in their 1918 Bungalow in Kirkland. She also enjoys working out, yoga, walking the Kirkland corridor and golfing. She even loves camping and fishing, decorating, reading and sharing great food with good company.

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Lynn Wood, ARNP, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Lynn Wood is a highly trained Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a comprehensive and diverse 10-year career in both family practice and medical aesthetics. Lynn graduated with Honors from Seattle Pacific University’s Nurse Practitioner program. She has since continued to receive extensive certifications and additional training in all areas of facial rejuvenation and loves to share this expertise as a trainer and mentor at SkinSpirit.

Several years ago Lynn and her husband moved from Seattle to Singapore, where she has built a loyal patient following within a medical practice. Lynn frequently travels back to Seattle and maintains a devoted list of clientele who visit the clinic specifically to receive treatments from her.

Lynn specializes in utilizing the latest in laser resurfacing treatments and injectables such as Botox and other dermal fillers. She prides herself in achieving the most natural results for her patients while ensuring their comfort during treatments. Lynn is detail-oriented and continually strives to provide the most effective treatments safely and efficiently. She listens carefully to her clients to understand their needs and deliver their desired results.

Lynn loves to travel and discover the world’s varied cultures. She is also a passionate volunteer, participating in medical relief trips to Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Haiti and Guatemala. She is also a self-proclaimed “kitten whisperer,” rescuing and providing foster homes to over 60 kittens for the Humane Society and SPCA.