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About CaTara Medical Spa

CaTara is a full-service medical spa with 2 locations: 67 E. Oak St. in Chicago’s Gold Cost neighborhood and 308 S. Main St. in the historic “Old Town” district of Algonquin.

CaTara offers medical grade products and services and follows strict guidelines of expertise and medical care. We take a patient centered approach to our practice, which is what we call “The CaTara Experience”.

We are passionate about helping you look and feel your best and we do this by taking time to listen to you, understand your needs and expectations and then, together, create your specific aesthetic plan. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it is our primary area of focus. We provide aesthetic services and procedures to help with skin issues such as; aging, skin texture, acne, dryness, sun damage, rosacea and scaring to name a few.

No sure what you want or need? No problem! We offer complimentary consultations to help guide you.

Whether you want to enjoy a day of pampering or have a specific skin concern, the providers at CaTara Medical Spa, with over 100 years combined experience, can help you achieve the results you are looking for.

CaTara Medical Group, LLC. is owned by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Meet Our Team

Cathy started her career 30 years ago as a professional portrait photographer. Here she studied her client's faces and natural movements. In 2013 she felt the desire to change direction and opened CaTara Med Spa. Cathy acted on her desire to help her clients look and feel their best. She opened her second location in Chicago's Gold Coast in 2018.

Cathy has dedicated her life to personal service and believes that if you make a client completely satisfied with their experience, you will have a relationship with them forever. She has built her business on personal attention and has defined "The CaTara Experience" as a way of providing the highest level of care to all patients.

Cathy NeuhalfenFounder and CEO

Jeanne has been in the retail industry for over 30 years and is passionate about providing clients with a great experience. She has deep roots in Algonquin and represented the town in 1981 as Miss Algonquin. This experience, along with her professional achievements allowed Jeanne to fulfill her true passion - serving others. It was after a significant health issue that Jeanne realized the importance of self-care. She now makes it her mission to remind people that what you put on your body is metabolized by your body and that self-care is a vital and healthy part of a balanced life.

Jeanne, along with her team, have an outstanding customer service mindset. They are passionate about providing clients with innovative treatments and a holistic approach to skincare.

Jeanne FooteSpa Director - Algonquin

Carol has 17 years of nursing experience in both Outpatient and In-Patient settings. As a nurse, she has a diverse experience in surgical nursing, telemetry/cardiology, and intensive care. In 2016 she earned both of her Masters of Science in Nursing and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Resurrection University. Carol started working in aesthetic medicine and regenerative medicine in 2016 and consistently receives the most advanced training in the Aesthetic industry. She has treated patients in aesthetic clinics all over the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.

Carol is skilled in injecting a wide variety of neurotoxins and dermal fillers as well as PRP therapy for under eye, face and for hair restoration. She also treats patients experiencing chronic pain using PRP for joint injuries of the shoulders, elbows, hip, and knees. Focusing on helping clients meet their goals, Carol listens to their individual desires and expectations to develop a tailored treatment plan. Carol has a broad understanding of the diversity of treatments available and offers her professional knowledge in order to provide excellent care to her patients.

Carol CalmaRN, MSN, ANP-C

Vanessa is a talented injector certified in administering neurotoxins, dermal fillers, PRP, and laser therapies. Fluent in English and Spanish, Vanessa is committed to excellent communication with her patients to ensure their safety, and physical and psychosocial wellness. Most of all, she ensures her patients' happiness and satisfaction.

Vanessa has excellent customer service skills and listens closely to the needs of her patients. Her client consultations are in-depth and she customizes treatment plans for each individual. Vanessa brings an artistic quality to her work as an aesthetic injector. She has great knowledge and experience in her profession and is happy to bring her expertise and passion for aesthetics to CaTara.

Vanessa RuizRN

Elizabeth has over 21 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology. Her DNC (Dermatology Nurse Certified) sets her apart as she is in a select group of nurses to hold this designation. She has a skilled and artistic eye when performing injections of neurotoxins and dermal fillers and she loves helping her patients achieve amazing results with microneedling when it is combined with PRP.

While her warm personality and kind manner help her patients feel comfortable, it is in her approach of educating her patients and taking the time to understand their expectations that she is able to deliver what her patients want. At the heart of her practice, Elizabeth is committed to providing the best patient care. Elizabeth is fluent in Polish, English and Russian.

Elizabeth KlincewiczRN, DNC

Hannah started her aesthetics career in 2011 at the Mario Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. She has since dedicated herself to achieving optimum results for clients and constantly continuing to educate herself on the newest innovations and modalities and the best, most effective practices in the industry. She is passionate about skin care and ensuring that her clients are able to go day to day feeling amazing about their skin and how they look and feel. Integrating the medical side of aesthetics into her practice, she is now able to help her clients get deeper, even more efficacious results. CaTara Med Spa is her "home away from home" and it allows her to do what she loves for the Chicago community.

Hannah HartzLicensed Aesthetician, Phlebotomist

Lynette has been an Illinois state-certified Phlebotomist since 2008. She worked at St. Alexius Hospital for nine years as a phlebotomist specializing in pediatric care before transitioning to teaching Phlebotomy at a local college.

Lynette worked as a Firefighter and EMT for 20 years prior to her Phlebotomy career which is where she realized her passion for health care and taking care of the patients she treats.

At CaTara Medical Spa Lynette performs blood draws to enable us to provide PRP related treatments.

Lynette ReedyPhlebotomist

Dr. Kellogg earned her graduate degree in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She was in private practice in Rochester, MN for over twenty years before relocating to Illinois.

She continues to work in Orthodontics in the Chicagoland area, while contributing to the advancement of procedures offered at CaTara Med Spa. With Dr. Kellogg on staff, CaTara Medical Spa is proud to offer Zoom teeth whitening.

Dr. Elizabeth KelloggOrthodontist

Alicja arrived in the US in 1989. She has always been passionate about the beauty industry focusing on skin care. She completed her initial training at the Skin & Spa Institute in Skokie, IL and she is involved in continuing education in all areas of skin care, products and procedures.

Alicja holds several certifications in medical esthetics and is knowledgeable in treatments for all types of skin conditions. She loves helping her clients improve the appearance of their skin. Alicja has been with CaTara Med Spa since 2015.

Languages: English, Polish

Alicja BatorskiLicensed Aesthetician

Loren has always worked in some form of healthcare, from working the front desk in the Hematology and Oncology outpatient clinic at the University of Chicago Medical Center to doing research in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University performing statistical analyses for their Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine division. She loves to not only make others healthier but feel great along the way. Needing to learn the intricacies of how to manage her own skin care as well as loving to do it led her to this career transition. After all, the skin is our largest organ and is always exposed to the environment both outside and inside the body. So there is a lot to learn concerning how to care for it.

Upon the end of her contract as an analyst, Loren decided to attend G Skin & Beauty Institute to study esthetics so that she can help others achieve their healthiest skin. She is results oriented yet still offers that lavish spa treatment to give her clients enjoyment and increased confidence. She is an advocate for staying up to date with the latest ingredients, techniques and technologies and has continued her education in services such as oxygen facials, dermaplaning, lash/brow tinting and teeth whitening. Working at CaTara Med Spa helps Loren to cultivate both her love of skin care and delight in helping others.

Loren ArmstrongLicensed Aesthetician

Gabija has been working with CaTara since 2015. She launched her career by graduating from The International Skin Beauty Academy. Gabi has distinguished strengths in enhancing the patient’s personal appearance using the latest technology and continued higher education in medical grade peels, dermaplaning, micro-needling, oxygen facial and PRP facials.

Gabi loves every aspect of her career and believes working at CaTara Med Spa has helped her to continue to nurture her passion in skin care.

Languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian

Gabija "Gabi" DeVitoLicensed Aesthetician, Phlebotomist