Meet Stephanie Pantelic, Licensed Aesthetician

Stephanie Pantelic, Licensed AestheticianEven as Stephanie Pantelic pursued a master’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and began her career, she remained passionate about skin care and aesthetic treatments—a passion she traces back to her childhood when she would practice on her little sister at her “home salon” (the girls’ bathroom). Now she’s a part of our team providing advanced skincare solutions to patients from throughout Northwest Indiana.

Parallel Paths

Stephanie’s love for all details of aesthetics led her to work as a personal wardrobe sales consultant at the same time she worked for a small accounting firm in Merrillville, IN, (between Dr. Galante’s plastic surgery offices in Schererville and Valparaiso). As she studied to earn her aesthetician’s license, Stephanie worked as director of business development for a company that designs women’s luxury clothing. She ultimately earned a diploma from Universal Spa Training Academy in Illinois and, in August 2019, became a licensed aesthetician in both Indiana and Illinois.

Stephanie Pantelic with patientForging a Connection With Patients

As a licensed aesthetician, Stephanie combines her natural desire to help and educate patients with the knowledge needed to clarify and establish their personal skincare treatment plans. “It’s their personal skincare journey that I’m delighted to be a part of,” says Stephanie.

When meeting patients for the first time, Stephanie has them sit in front of a mirror and describe their skincare concerns. Their concerns and expectations, along with their health history information, forms the foundation of a skincare treatment plan that focuses on prevention, correction, and maintenance.

“I feel privileged to be working with Dr. Galante and his staff offering skincare consultations and chemical peels of various depths. My goal is to provide each patient with a thorough skincare consultation and develop a customized treatment plan based on their desire for prevention, correction, and maintenance.”

—Stephanie Pantelic

Education & Training

Stephanie’s commitment to obtaining a medical aesthetics license involved finding the best possible program, which happened to include a lengthy commute to the Universal Spa Training Academy in Downers Grove, IL.

Stephanie Pantelic with patientHer aesthetics training also includes:

  • True-U Education, Chicago, IL: 5-day intensive training course covering a range of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments
  • True-U Education (online): Certificate of Completion for Aesthetic Laser and Light therapies
  • Physicians Care Alliance (PCA Skin): Certified in professional chemical peels, science, and application
  • Image Skincare, Downers Grove, IL: Certified product knowledge and chemical peels 101
  • Dermaplane Pro, Anton, IN: Certified in dermaplane treatments

Additionally, Stephanie is a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS).

Stephanie’s favorite procedures include:

  • Chemical peels help refresh the skin’s complexion
  • Microneedling smooths and tightens skin with minimal downtime
  • Medical grade skin care is essential to maintaining healthy skin
  • Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and facial hair

Outside the Office

Even though 3 of Stephanie’s 4 sons are now adults (the youngest son is 11), the family still gathers often to enjoy cooking together and being active. Stephanie satisfies her competitive side by running and working out. “I love the thrill of a good race,” she says. “I enjoy the competitive component, but even more rewarding is setting a physical goal and achieving it.”

Stephanie Pantelic outside activities
Stephanie Pantelic outside activities
Stephanie Pantelic outside activities
Stephanie Pantelic outside activities
Stephanie Pantelic outside activities
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