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Dr. Tholen - Owner, Medical Director

Dr. Tholen looks forward to offering the skincare industry standard training starting here!

Dr Tholen is a owner of Medspa Institute Professional PLLC, which over sees the laser and injectable programs. He is also a co owner at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. With over 30 years of experience in providing the highest-quality, innovative cosmetic surgery available in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area and beyond, Dr. Richard H. Tholen has strived to develop Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. into one of the premier destinations for in-office, outpatient aesthetic plastic surgery in a nationally-accredited (AAAASF) on-site office surgical facility. Thousands of patients seeking not only skill and experience, but also artistry and a caring personal touch in their plastic surgeon have placed their trust and well-being in the skilled hands of Dr. Richard H. Tholen.

While Dr. Tholen’s education, experience, teaching, writing, presentations, and awards attest to his plastic surgical qualifications, the satisfied patients for whom he’s operated serve as the true testament to his reputation, expertise, and dedication as an American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeon whose practice has been devoted to aesthetic plastic surgery excellence for the majority of his 3-decade career. Tholen teaches injection classes and has helped with the laser curriculum.

3 fun facts

-My first job (age 13) was working for my dad as a janitor at his Optometry practice. My first real job at age 16 was at a meat packer plant taking 50 pound beef boxes out of freezers and loading them into customers’ cars for $1.60 per hour. That job lasted until I got the job I really wanted at a major burger joint at $1.00 per hour. But free food meant I got burgers and fries too, and that seemed a step forward!

-I held that job and worked 50-70 hours a week through the rest of high school, college with two degrees, and getting married. Oh, and then I got into medical school and finished in 2 years, 364 days before completing General Surgery residency and Plastic Surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

-I love wristwatches, but my grandpa was a jeweler, optician, and watchmaker. Full circle, two generations!

Carly - President, AP Esthetician, Laser and esthetics Instructor

Carly looks forward to changing your life!

Carly Williams owner of Esthetics and Microblading School. She opened the first laser and Injection school in Minnesota and the Midwest. She travels across the United States and Australia speaking and demonstrating advanced skincare techniques, as well as self love and empowerment. Carly works side by side with RNs and Doctors as national trainers for lasers and many advanced modalities. She was asked to be an official laser trainer for Candela, the Midwest Territory for Plasmapen and BB Glow Academy. Carly went to Empire Beauty School to get her esthetics license, and received her Laser Certification from American Laser. Years. later she then went on to receive her Esthetics Instructors License. Carly has been in the field since 2010 and has helped many people be successful in the laser and medspa industry. While she travels a lot for work, she loves to travel with her husband, daughter Eden and their Aussie Doodle Tinley. As she had a hard time getting into this field at the start, she created a course so it doesn't have to be hard for you!

3 fun facts:

- Carly is on the Advisory Board at the Shakopee's Woman's Prison, helping guide women back into life as they get released

- Carly's husband is Australian, her favorite food is pickles!

- After dancing on LDT, Carly got into a NYC dance school right out of High school doing all styles but mostly hiphop! Modeled in dance spirit magazine, Kelley costumes and JFK. Danced at glamour and detail magazine awards and a couple small music videos.