Meet the Spa 170 West Staff

Michele Gates, Spa Manager and Esthetician

Michele Gates has over 20 years of experience. She is a licensed esthetician and is the manager at Spa 170 West at Meridian Plastic Surgeons.

She enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and has a passion for helping people feel and look their best by educating them about healthy skincare. Over the years Michele has helped clients gain relief from a variety of difficult skin conditions such as pre-mature aging, cystic acne, eczema, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. She also works very closely with the physicians at Meridian Plastic Surgeons to ensure proper skincare before, during and after cosmetic surgeries. 

Michele performs various skincare and laser treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, laser hair removal, IPL Photo Therapy, anti-aging resurfacing treatments, skin tightening with radio-frequency and is certified in micropigmentation (permanent makeup). She continues her education by attending several advanced classes and seminars and keeps up with the latest in the ever-changing world of technology and skincare. 

Michele has also played an intricate role in the development of the physician-directed skincare line Med Elements. Her goal was to use both science and nature to help develop a safe and effective skincare line to assist her clients in achieving and maintaining healthy skin. 

 

Maria Ferguson, Esthetician

Inspired by the dynamic growth and ever-changing technological developments in the esthetics industry – not to mention her own quest for great skin – Maria Ferguson left her career in advertising to pursue esthetics.

She has proudly been with Spa 170 West at Meridian Plastic Surgeons for almost 12 years and continues her commitment to educate and provide the highest quality of care to her clients. Maria holds advanced certifications in skin rejuvenating peels and ultrasound/radio frequency tightening treatments. She has also completed advanced laser training to expertly provide services improving wrinkles, sun damage, skin redness, acne scarring, unwanted hair and more. 

Most recently, Maria has collaborated on publishing two medical white papers and has worked as a clinical trainer sharing methodologies with other medical practices. She continues to expand her knowledge of esthetics by keeping up with new research, seminars, and trainings. Maria also holds a B.S. in Business Administration.