Our Aestheticians have a passion to help others reach their personal skin goals and overcome their skin challenges. Their approach to healthy skin care focuses on a continuum of pre-treating, post-treating, preventing, and preserving. They address their approach through use of topical anti-oxidants, AHAs, BHAs, retinols, and SPFs, as well as educating clients on the importance of at-home maintenance. They are knowledgeable on a variety of in-office treatments and topical products to address a broad range of skin types and skin conditions.



Allison Surma has been with Associated Skin Care Specialists since November 2013.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at the University of Minnesota, Allison pursued her interest in makeup by attending Makeup Designory in Burbank, CA. She then graduated from the aesthetics program at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in October 2004.

Allison has worked as an aesthetician and makeup artist for more than 11 years. She has taken advanced education courses at the International Dermal Institute in Minneapolis and continues to attend advanced training seminars.

Allison is passionate about skin care and her favorite part of her job is helping patients make significant, positive changes in their skin by designing customized aesthetic treatment plans and skin care regimens for their skin type.



Barbara Canter Peterson came to Associated Skin Care Specialists in December of 2016. After obtaining her Medical Aesthetics Degree from Saint Paul College in 2001, Barbara pursued a background in Business Management from Hennepin Technical College. She has done editorial freelance makeup artistry work for the Rake Magazine and the City Pages as well as volunteered for the American Cancer Society. In addition Barbara has received her certification in advanced aesthetic laser certification from National Institute of Medical Aesthetics Utah. Barbara brings over 16 years industry experience.

In past years Barbara has struggled with her own skin issues and understands how this can impact daily life. Barbara’s passion is to help each of her patients to look and feel their best.

Allison Surma provides services at our Maple Grove Clinic Mondays-Thursdays. Barbara Canter Peterson provides services at our Eden Prairie Clinic Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule an aesthetic treatment or for aesthetic inquiries call 763-416-2385.

aesthetic services

The following aesthetic services are available at our Eden Prairie and Maple Grove Clinics: