The Pure experience is best-in-class, yet personal. We offer premium services and care that goes more than skin deep. Schedule your appointment today!Book Appointment
You can expect a warm welcome from the moment you step inside our office. We allow the time it takes to get acquainted and hear your needs. By genuinely caring about your wellbeing, we give the attention you expect from dedicated professionals.
A friendly first impression is only the beginning. We provide a calm space to slow down, disconnect from the noise of modern life, and restore body and spirit. Our clients experience gracious care and coaching that continues long after the appointment ends.
Our hope is that you value yourself simply because you exist. We believe that is real beauty, and every service we offer is designed to make that beauty visible. What excites us is the chance to serve as a partner in the realization of your goals.
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Our owner, Carissa Blaser, has more than 18 years of combined experience in dermatology and aesthetics. She was the first CoolSculpting technician in Gainesville, and is a licensed aesthetician, electrologist, and laser hair removal technician. Carissa has performed thousands of CoolSculpting procedures and Pure Aesthetics is proud to be the number one provider in the Gainesville area.
Carissa is passionate about helping people feel and look their very best. A lifelong student, she believes education eliminates fear and empowers healthy living. She loves teaching our clients so they can make informed, confident decisions. Carissa stays current on all new and upcoming procedures in the aesthetic field as well as continuing her education in Pure’s current services. She’s proud to offer a medical spa environment where clients feel safe, nurtured, and cared for.
Dr. Gaines is a board-certified plastic surgeon, providing a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments. He specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tucks, facelifts, fat grafts, and hair restoration, with offices conveniently located under the same roof as Pure Aesthetics. Committed to the doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Gaines and his staff go the extra mile to ensure each patient receives personalized care and thoroughly understands the benefits and risks of a procedure. Contact our office today to learn more about the services we offer. For more information please visit Gainesvilleplastic.com.
Alison is a Gainesville native and received her bachelor’s degree in business, master’s in mass communications and law degree from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the Pure Aesthetics team, she had over 16 years of experience as an attorney and managing a local law firm and she looks forward to serving the same community that she loves in a new and different capacity with Pure. With a passion for promoting individual self-worth and empowering others to feel great about themselves, Alison devotes her time to constantly keep up with changing technology, learning new ways to offer the most advanced services while forming long lasting relationships with Pure clients. Alison enjoys supporting the Pure team and their superior ability to provide exceptional services and have a positive influence on the members of our community.
Mary is a board certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from UF in 1997. Mary has completed extensive advanced training in areas such as laser skin care, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, Botox and Dysport injections, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy. She has over eight years of experience with the Plastics and Vascular surgeons at UF Health, and over three years of experience at Accent Physicians.
Tracy is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Florida in 2002 and worked in intensive care until 2007, when she received her masters degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining the Pure Aesthetics team, she had over 11 years of experience in advanced injectables and considerable training in lasers and skincare.
Katie is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Florida in 2010 and worked in the pediatric intensive care unit until 2015, when she received a dual master’s degree in nursing in pediatric acute and primary care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Katie’s love for aesthetics began to flourish as she realized just how important self care is for new mothers and women. This observation had such a positive reflection on the health of her patients and even in herself! Allowing self care can drastically change all aspects of one’s overall health and well being. Katie is excited to join the experienced team of injectors at Pure Aesthetics.
Haley grew up in Alachua County and continues to call Gainesville her home. She graduated from Santa Fe College in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Human Resources. She also has 5+ years of experience in the management and administrative field. Haley has big plans to continue her education in aesthetics to ensure your Pure experience is perfect in and out of the treatment room! With Haley’s immense passion for the aesthetic industry and her continued education in business, you are sure to receive the best with your administrative experience.
Lindsey is a Gainesville native. She is a Licensed Aesthetician and provides the full spectrum of skincare services at Pure Aesthetics. Lindsey is also CoolSculpting Elite certified and received her Electrologist License from the Orlando Institute of Electrolysis in 2013. As a Licensed Aesthetician, certified Electrologist, Laser Hair Removal Specialist and CoolSculpting Elite provider, Lindsey ensures that her clients yield a unique and comfortable experience every time. With Lindsey’s experience and knowledge, you will leave feeling educated, relaxed and reassured that you are in good hands.
Carly Vejraska is a Gainesville native. She received her Aesthetics license from the Florida College of Natural Health in Orlando in 2018. As a certified Facial Specialist, Carly strives to deliver results and exceed her client’s expectations with every treatment. She listens and advises using an educational approach to ensure that her clients reach their goals and feel comfortable in their skin.
Jordan has worked in the medical and aesthetic industries for over nine years. She brings an extensive background and knowledge in cosmetic procedures, services, and skin care products. She is a licensed aesthetician as well as a CoolSculpting Elite certified technician. Her passion for patient satisfaction is a perfect match for the professional, innovative, and future-minded culture at Pure.
Kelsey grew up in Lake City, FL and now calls Gainesville her home. After graduating high school Kelsey moved to Tampa to attend the Beauty and Health Institute in pursuit of a career in Aesthetics. While in school, Kelsey became certified in a number of aesthetics treatments including, Microneedling, Advanced Microdermabrasion, and Dermaplaning. After graduating with her license in esthetics and electrology, Kelsey is now putting her passion and training to good use by helping clients reach their skin care goals.
Alex spent nine years as a Human Resources Manager. Her passion for Aesthetics lead her to Pure. She started at Pure as Client Coordinator and Front Office Manager. She quickly realized that she wanted to further her education in Aesthetics and became and Licensed Aesthetician and Coolsculpting Elite Provider. Alex ensures that her clients feel nurtured, educated and reach their skincare goals.
Ariel Etheridge is Florida born and raised, and has called Gainesville her home for the past 5 years. She has a fervent love for health and beauty, from the inside out. As a mom of two, Ariel has come to know the importance of prioritizing self-care, leading her into a career that allows her to empower others to do the same. Ariel ensures that your time here at Pure Aesthetics is nothing short of perfection.
After soaking up more than a decade of knowledge and experience in the hospitality industry of busy Orlando, Courtney has returned to her hometown of Gainesville to be closer to her family and start a family of her own. She graduated from The University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality with three degrees in Event Management, Hotels & Hospitality and Restaurant & Foodservice. Creating a customer experience of the utmost level of service that it makes the moment unforgettable has always been a passion of hers, along with decorating and throwing parties! She is thrilled to bring her event experience to Pure so stay tuned for the fun things coming soon!
Jill was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2011. After graduating from her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from USF, Jill took the next year to work at a med spa and grew a love for PR in the aesthetics/beauty industry. Having recently moved to Gainesville to complete her Master of Arts in Public Relations from UF, Jill is excited to bring clients the Pure experience.
Maggie grew up in Ocala Florida, but has lived in Gainesville for the last seven years. She has a background in customer service after six years of working at UF Health Shands. Maggie received her esthetician license in September of 2021 from the Florida Dermal Institute in Longwood, FL. She is very excited to continue her education at Pure and to further her knowledge and skills in order help clients feel comfortable and confident in their skin.
Kinsley is passionate about positive client experiences and achieving client satisfaction. She plans to expand her knowledge of aesthetics and is working toward becoming a Surgical first assist in Plastic Surgery.
Fresh from the Florida Keys, Lydia loves the sunshine and she knows the importance of good skincare and SPF! Lydia has a diverse medical background, strong client care skills, and is a Licensed Esthetician. Her goal is to help clients feel warm and welcomed. She is passionate about the aesthetic industry, and is thrilled to grow and glow at Pure.