Chelsey Ahlers is a nurse practitioner with a heart for people. At the beginning of her career, she served children, working in pediatrics and with Child’s Voice, an advocacy center run by Sanford Health.
But as her family grew and, along with it, her commitment to being there for them, Chelsey needed a different work schedule. Capitalizing on her love of aesthetics, she made the switch to a medical spa in Sioux Falls.
“I was already getting regular facials myself and had a strong personal interest in skin health and rejuvenation,” she says. “My hobby became my career, and I found that, just like in pediatrics, I really enjoyed building relationships and trust with my patients.”
“My hobby became my career, and I found that, just like in pediatrics, I really enjoyed building relationships and trust with my patients.”
This May, after seven years in aesthetics, Chelsey joined Kalon where she specializes in laser procedures, Botox, and fillers. Chelsey views what Kalon does as a mix of science and art — with both being necessary to serve patients well. She also points out that, in the Midwest, patients are looking for a more natural look, which makes aesthetics a good fit.
“There are so many great evolutions coming in this industry,” she says. “Established procedures are constantly being reformulated and the non-invasive nature and limited down time of most of the things we can do are great options to achieve most patients’ goals.”
Through her transition to Kalon, Chelsey has enjoyed collaboration with Kalon’s esthetician, who can address her patients’ daily skincare routines and facial needs, while Chelsey addresses their deeper rejuvenation goals. It’s comprehensive care at its best.
Chelsey is a graduate of Augustana University and the University of Cincinnati Ohio. She’s a proud former member of Augustana’s women’s soccer team and continues to love sports and being active. Chelsey hopes to get back to her former advocacy work one day, but for now she and her husband have four busy kids, all of whom are doing their part to hone the family’s teamwork skills.
Chelsey sees patients at Kalon full-time and looks forward to settling in even more. “I realize that people have a lot of options in Sioux Falls, and because they do, good relationships really do matter. I want to build those so that I earn our patients’ trust.”