Revive Dermatology Clinic and Spa
1850 SW Plaza Shops Lane, Suite A
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 965-5677
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & evenings by appointment only.
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.
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 her fellow providers and team members. As the only Allergan® trainer in the state of Iowa, she trains providers from all over the Midwest in the latest, safest, and most effective laser and 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:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers always top her list, thanks to the instant gratification they offer and the natural-looking results they create in the right hands.
- HALO™ laser skin resurfacing is her top choice for completely overhauling the skin and giving it a youthful new glow.
- She also loves Forever Young® BBL for minimizing damage and turning back the clock on the skin.
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.