Meet Dr. Stef Gatica

Dr. Stef Gatica, DNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the primary provider at our dermatology clinic and spa. At our Ankeny location near Des Moines, IA, Dr. Gatica goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results while providing a safe and uplifting treatment experience.

Bilingual in Spanish and English and with nearly 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Gatica is devoted to educating patients and fellow providers on the latest and best treatments and techniques. Her passion for creating a positive difference in each of her patients’ lives is at the heart of all she does here at Revive.

Training & Experience

Dr. Gatica has been in the medical field for almost 3 decades in a variety of settings, including the emergency room, urgent care, pediatrics, aesthetics, and dermatology. After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Graceland University, she continued her education at the University of Alabama, where she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Dr. Gatica was fortunate to receive a 3-month dermatology residency in West Des Moines with a prominent dermatologist. She then managed a medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic in Beaverdale for more than 7 years, where she was the sole provider. She has been doing aesthetic injections for 18 years. 

After leaving a robust practice to spend more time with her family, Dr. Gatica began to teach online for Walden University. There, she soon moved up to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator position. Today, Dr. Gatica brings a wealth of experience to Revive, where she dedicates her time to teaching others and creating the refined results her clients want.

A Commitment to Education

When she isn’t working with clients, Dr. Gatica spends her time training injectors at Revive, as well as traveling to many different states. She is often sought after to be a guest trainer. As the only Allergan® trainer in the state of Iowa, she trains providers from all over the country in the latest, safest, and most effective aesthetic injection techniques.

“Dr. Gatica assisted with my BOTOX training; she and her staff are excellent. They provide high-quality, personalized treatments and are very knowledgeable in the world of aesthetics. Her experience and passion are priceless.”

—Emily W Google review

Dr. Gatica’s Top Treatments

While Dr. Gatica only offers treatments and procedures she loves and stands by 100%, she does have a few favorite specialties:

As a medical dermatology specialist as well, she creates close relationships with her patients facing skin cancer, providing them support and a friendly face to count on during their treatment journeys. 

Outside of the Office

Dr. Gatica has been married for 30 years and has 3 children: Jayden, Devin, and Haley. She spends most of her free time traveling, watching softball, and enjoying her family. She begins and ends most of her days relaxing with her loved ones on her patio, taking in views of the beautiful Iowa skies.

Meet With Dr. Gatica

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gatica, either virtually or in person, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677.


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.

132 reviews

Featured Reviews

Expert consultation and explanation of procedure, what to expect afterwards, the risks and benefits. Staff was very friendly, helpful and made sure that I was completely informed and satisfied. Calmed my fears and gave reassurance. Did a follow up with me and made me feel beautiful and confident.

Love this place and love Aubrey. Highly recommend!

I’ve been going to Revive for several years. I’ve always had a great experience with everyone from the front desk staff to the dermatologists to the estheticians. The VIP program is amazing! Highly recommended!

Revive is the best dermatology clinic I have ever been to! After suffering from trial and error at the last clinic I went to, I was very hesitant to go to Revive. Right away, everyone was so caring and accommodating. I have never received such amazing service from any clinic I have been to, but Revive is leaps and bounds greater than your ordinary dermatology clinic. I received the hydra-facial from Maria, and I did not want to leave! The experience was amazing and the service was outstanding. The facial itself was incredibly relaxing and Maria walked me through the steps in the facial process since I had never received one before. Carissa at the front was so friendly and welcoming as well. I was seen right away and felt like everyone truly cared about my overall experience at the clinic. I would recommend Revive to anyone who is looking for dermatology services! I will be back!

I have had the BEST experience getting Botox at Revive with Aubrey. She is great at explaining the process and expected outcomes of the service. She’s very knowledgeable and I always appreciate her recommendations! All of the staff is welcoming and I always look forward to my appointments there!

I was really nervous getting any kind of procedure done that involves my face. The whole staff was very nice and made my experience awesome!!!!? I will be using this spa as my go to for all my dermatologic needs. A special thanks to Stefanie Gatica for making me feel better about myself!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Business Owner replied on Oct 2, 2022:

We loved having you in! You are such a fun patient and it is always a hoot when you come in!

I Love coming to see Dr Stephanie, she took care of Krystina and now I come see her!! She’s the best, Love her!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Tom! You are the best and we love having you come in!

I called several dermatology clinics and was unable to see anyone soon. Revive was able to do a Tele health visit the same day with me! Tawnya was kind and knowledgeable. I would recommend this clinic and return if needed!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Elizabeth! Tawnya is fantastic and we are glad you found us!

What a wonderful place! Love coming here where I know the care and treatments are great and staff is well trained! Run don’t walk!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

Love this place for many aesthetic services & dermatology. The customer service is amazing! Stef always treats me like family and does a great job! Stef has caught skin cancer early and I’m forever grateful. Jayden, the manager, is so friendly and has helped me get the best prices with Allē. Jayden even went above and beyond to help out a friend with saving money also! 5 stars!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Cindy! Your kind words truly mean a lot! We are always happy to help in any way!

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