Essence Skin Clinic is a physician-directed personal enhancement center for men and women. Essence offers a unique combination of traditional skin care services and medical aesthetic treatments using the latest in cutting edge technology and advanced skin care products to help you look and feel your very best.
Your skin is your presentation to the world. The appearance of your skin is important in influencing how you feel and how you project yourself to others. We know that every individual has his or her own special concerns and we’re here to provide a customized approach to your personal skin care needs. Helping you establish the right daily regimen to maintain beautiful skin is what we’re all about. At Essence Skin Clinic, our team of highly qualified professionals can help you improve the appearance and health of your skin.


Essence Skin Clinic is an awarding-winning skin care clinic in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Less than a 5-minute walk from the Mayo Clinic, we offer permanent cosmetic, skin and beauty aesthetics, and other professional treatments. Our certified and experienced professionals are happy to offer you a free consultation. Walk-ins welcome!


MEET OUR TEAM


JENNIFER SANNEMAN

Jennifer Sanneman, creator of the Essence skin care line, has been in the skin care industry for over 30 years. Jennifer has a long list of credentials and education in Biochemistry, Para-Dermal Science, Esthetics, EMT, Permanent Cosmetic Technician, Make-up Artistry and is a certified Laser Practitioner.
She is the founder and CEO of Essence Skin Clinic and Med Spa where her team of physicians and support staff specialize in skin disorders and corrective cosmetic surgery, in helping people regain their youth. Jennifer is at the forefront of groundbreaking studies and practices in the care of the most prominent organ of the body, the skin. She has performed services on queens, models, celebrities, along with many other clients in other careers and lifestyles.
Jennifer sought to elevate the standard for quality skin care products and create a high quality line of products that would be useful for all ages and skin types.Essence skin care consists of carefully curated products that are made from non-diluted, all natural ingredients that are scientifically proven to give skin long-lasting positive effects. “Not all products are created equal, it’s important to know the difference.”


DR. RON KOLEGRAFF

Dr. Ron Kolegraff, MD, FACS, FAACS completed his residency at the University of Iowa in 1987. He then located his family in Northwest Iowa where he worked as a General Surgeon until opening his practice here in Okoboji. Re*be Skin & Vein Clinic has been treating patients since 2006. Dr. Kolegraff and his staff of 9 treat approximately 400 patients per month for vein, skin, breast and cosmetic issues.He has over 30 years of surgical experience as a general surgeon and now as a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kolegraff’s practice now is primarily; endovenous laser ablation, laser liposuction, Silhouette® lifts, and recently added breast augmentation under local anesthesia.Dr. Ron Kolegraff is Board Certified by the ABMS in General Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and recently appointed by the Governor of Iowa to serve on the Iowa State Board of Medicine.


DAVID SANNEMAN 

David Sanneman has been the director of finance and accounting at Essence Skin Clinic for over 28 years. His duties also include the application of computer and technical modalities to daily business practices. David is recognized as an expert in business management and has successfully consulted numerous businesses on improving their profitability and technology systems placements.


BROOKE SANNEMAN – PIRIUS

Brooke, our Esthetic Nurse, believes that no one ages overnight and thus the journey back to youth is a process. There is not a one size fits all equation, as each patient´s journey is unique unto themselves. Brooke will meet with you during your complimentary consultation to understand your goals. She will utilize her expertise as to how best to achieve those goals.
Brooke lives in Byron, with her husband Nick and her children Drake and Nash and she enjoys sporting events, outdoors, gardening, traveling, and family time. Many patients may recognize the last name Sanneman, as Brooke’s mother is Jennifer Sanneman , the founder of Essence Skin Clinic and Essence Skin Care. Brooke is a master injector with a soft touch. She considers it a blessing and privilege to work with people, to educate them and help them achieve their skin care goals for healthy, beautiful skin.

MICHAELA OLSON

Michaela is a Licensed Esthetician. Michaela is knowledgeable in multiple skin care products, procedures, and has a passion for the esthetic industry. She enjoys learning new procedures, modalities and all cutting-edge technologies the industry has to offer. She considers herself a lifelong learner as there will always be advancements in the field of esthetics. Michaela is passionate about her work and enjoys giving clients amazing treatments with optimal results. Her favorite aspect about this industry is helping her clients feel better while performing the work she loves. Michaela is a devoted mother and enjoys fishing, cooking and spending time with her family.

ABIGAIL GEE

Abigail graduated from Miller-Mott Technical College with medical terminology and oncology training related to esthetics. She received her license in Esthetics as a Facial Specialist, including a certification in Eyelash Extensions. Her passion for the dynamic, ever changing world of the esthetic beauty industry keeps her continually training and adding the latest cutting-edge technologies and ingredients in skin care. Abigail’s true passion is to provide the highest quality of client care and to leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits Essence Skin Clinic. She enjoys working closely with her clients and carefully designing personalized treatment programs. She gives clients the most effective approach to treat their specialized skin care needs. She also educates her clients on the importance of quality skin care to achieve the most desirable results. She considers it a blessing and privilege to work with people, to educate them and help them achieve their skin care goals for healthy, beautiful skin. Abigail loves nature and enjoys spending time with her family and her four-legged babies. Her fur babies names are Fabio, Bandit and Baloo.

ANDREA GEDGE

Andrea is a graduate of Nova Academy with Cosmetology and Advance Esthetics. She also studied at the International Dermal Institute. Andrea’s clients believe what sets her apart from others in her profession is that she is very precise and meticulous about what she does. Andrea takes her the time to provide the best treatment, whether it’s a relaxing facial or a laser service. Clients are made to feel comfortable because Andrea provides a comprehensive skin analysis for measurable results. Each client is provided education specific to their skin type and treatments that will provide them the best possible care.
When Andrea is not at Essence Skin Clinic, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, cooking and mostly spending time with her children. Andrea is the mother of three of Jennifer’s amazing grandchildren.

ASHLEY SANNEMAN

Ashley is our part time and on call office manager. She joined our team as a senior in high school, helping out the family business in the evenings and weekends. She graduated as a Dean’s Scholar, with a Biology major and minor in Health Psychology. Ashley’s undergraduate research was in X-linked X-ist and its role in cancer prevention. Ashley will continue her studies towards a doctorate degree as an anesthesiologist in pediatric cardiology. Away from work Ashley enjoys traveling, music, shopping and being with friends and family.