Our Story

Elite Esthetics MedSpa began in 2013 when Lawrence Plastic Surgery was seeking to expand its satellite office in Topeka, having outgrown the previous space. With the addition of this new facility we also wanted to respond to the needs of our Topeka patients who were traveling to Lawrence not only for their plastic surgical needs but also for the non-surgical treatments offered in our MedSpa there.

We found the perfect location at the Kansas Pharmacy Building on Fairlawn Road- conveniently located, quiet and discrete, and spacious enough to meet our needs. The office opened in the spring of 2014 and serves as a satellite office for Lawrence Plastic Surgery and as well as providing esthetic MedSpa services under the “Elite Esthetics” name to reflect the distinct nature of our Topeka location. We’re glad to finally bring the education, training, and experience gained from almost 20 years of providing these services to the Topeka area for the convenience of our patients.

Dr. Scott Thellman
Medical Director

Dr. Thellman is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and a Burn Fellowship Vanderbilt University Hospital. Originally from Kansas, he returned and founded Lawrence Plastic Surgery in 1994.

He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Thellman has served his local community as Chief of Surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, helped establish both the LMH Breast Center and the Lawrence Surgery Center, and served as a board member of the Endowment Association. Dr. Thellman lives on a small farm just outside of Lawrence with his wife, Nancy, and three children.

Kimberlee Pittz, RN, ONC
Spa Director & Nurse Injector

Kimberlee graduated from San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California with a degree in Registered Nursing. She has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Kimberlee performs IPL Laser procedures and administers Botox, Voluma Juvederm and other injectables. She enjoys the direct patient contact and the immediate results that can be achieved in the professional MedSpa clinical setting. She is the spa director and will provide you with up-to-date information on all spa services and products. Kimberlee strives to make each experience you have here a positive one and is committed to Complete Customer Satisfaction.

Michelle Juarez, LE

Michelle started her career in 1991 after graduating from American Academy of Hair Design, Topeka, KS and Jane Riddle Institute of Electrology, Modesto, California and obtaining Kansas licensure. With over 27 years of advanced esthetics, hair removal, and light and laser technology  experience, Michelle takes pride in  providing her clients with services of the highest quality and helping them to achieve their skin care goals. When not at work she loves spending time with her husband and two teenage boys.

Ashlynn Arellano

Ashlynn joined Elite Esthetics in the fall of 2018. She is the first voice you will hear on the phone as well as the first face you will see during your visit. She works hard to ensure that each individual receives a positive and high quality experience while here. Along with being at the front desk, Ashlynn also is a makeup artist and strives to make her clients feel and look their best for any special event or occasion.