About Ambrosia and Our Staff

Our staff has a combined total of nearly 90 years of experience treating patients of all ages with all types of skin conditions. We use only medical grade products appropriate for all skin types, in a relaxed, luxurious spa setting.

Our mission is to empower you with proven strategies that promote healthy skin and reverse the damage caused by environmental toxins and the aging process. Ambrosia’s comprehensive approach to skin care recognizes that you and your skin are unique. During your complimentary private consultation, our highly trained and experienced staff will work with you to design a treatment plan customized to fit your unique goals and address your specific skin care needs.

The combination of all this experience and the staff’s dedication to our clients’ goals and needs has resulted in Ambrosia being voted Best Spa, Skin Care, Laser Hair Reduction, Best Facial and Best Weight Loss program by CitySearch Users in 2010. The only Medical Spa in Washington State to earn honors in all five categories. Ambrosia was also voted Best Laser Hair Reduction and Skin Care on the Eastside by City Search users in 2009. Demand Force users have posted over 100 reviews and given us an average score of 98.9% satisfaction.

Stacie Lindal, CAC IV
Owner / Spa Director

Stacie - OwnerStacie is a lifelong native of the Seattle area where she has spent 15 years working in the field of Human Resources, most recently as the Director of HR for a fortune 500 company before purchasing Ambrosia in January 2013. She has always had a passion for people but also for the skin care, anti-aging and overall health and wellness industry. Stacie decided to pursue her passion for skin care in 2012 and found herself with the exciting opportunity at Ambrosia. It is important to her that she continues to maintain the reputation and high level of client care and satisfaction that has been established by Bridget and her staff since 2008. She feels fortunate to be able to maintain the partnership with the staff so that clients continue to see great results and impeccable customer service from Ambrosia. She encourages feedback and welcomes you to contact her directly.

Alex Sobel, D.O., F.A.A.C.S.
Advanced Aesthetic Injector

VAlex Sobel, D.O., F.A.A.C.S. Dr. Alexander Sobel brings a passion for cosmetic surgery and a prestigious educational and career background to Ambrosia. He has literally performed thousands of aesthetic procedures as well as run a private practice for the last five years. He is double board certified in General Cosmetic Surgery and Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sobel is committed to education within his field and has lectured on topics ranging from facelifts to facial fat grafting. He also provides courses for local surgeons and injectors on Botox and filler injections. Additionally, he published a number of topics including the intra-oral technique of injectable fillers - a method which drastically reduces inflammation and bruising potential, increases patient comfort, and leaves no injection marks.

Dr. Sobel is also the distinguished recipient of a number of honors and awards including a 2012 election to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to the services Dr. Sobel provides at Ambrosia, he also provides advanced reconstructive services at his Bellevue clinic including body contouring, breast enhancement, fat transfer, face & eye lifting procedures, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Sobel is a fun, personable cosmetic surgeon who will put you at ease during both your consultation and procedures. Dr. Sobel will be offering Botox injections, Juvederm & Radiesse fillers, and Latisse.

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Vern Cherewatenko, MD, MEd
Medical Director / Certified Aesthetic Injector

Vern Cherewatenko, MD, MEd - 
Injection Specialist Vern S. Cherewatenko, MD, MEd is Founder, Chairman and CEO of HealthMax Incorporated. Dr. Cherewatenko is in full-time private clinical practice in Bellevue, Washington. Dr Vern specializes in Preventive and Diagnostic Family Medicine and seeks to restore optimal levels of brain neurotransmitters, hormones and over-all health of every patient. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and his Family Medicine Residency from the U of W and was Board Certified. He also holds a Masters Degree of Education in Counseling Psychology from Montana State University.

Dr. Cherewatenko is a national icon for both cash-based medicine and innovative wellness medical programs having appeared on numerous media outlets including national programs such as ABC Nightly News, NBC World News, CNN National News, FOX National News, Trinity Broadcast Network. In addition to his TV appearances Dr. Cherewatenko was the lead feature on the cover of US News and World Report and has been highlighted on multiple national radio and TV programs and several national magazines. His patients pride him on his ability to listen to them and to think, and treat, outside the box.

“My last botox was the best one. It was not even painful!"

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Bridget Criscuolo, L.E., CAC IV
Asst. Spa Director / Lead Aesthetician

Spa Director and Medical Aesthetician Bridget received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas before starting her career as a Medical Aesthetician. She then graduated from the Cosmetology Career Center, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Dallas, Texas. The CCC was named as a Five-Star Esthetic School by the AAEA and Bridget graduated at the top of her class. A gentle and nurturing touch, a commitment to client education and a hyper focus on results all combined to quickly establish Bridget as one of the very best skin care experts in Dallas. She has been extremely successful using a combination of lasers and aggressive peels to treat patients with darker skin types (Type III and higher).

“Bridget is a stickler for the detail-which is what you need when treating age spots and blemishes. I can't wait for my next treatment!” Cynthia V.

Maren Brown, L.E.
Medical Aesthetician

Maren Brown - Licensed Massage TherapistMaren studied at the renowned Dominelli International College of Esthetics in Burnaby, British Columbia. After completing the intensive program, Maren went on to receive her CIDESCO diploma, the world's most prestigious qualification in the field of beauty therapy. Her career and international credentials have literally taken Maren around the World; she spent several years working in some of the most exclusive spas at sea on various cruise ships.  A passion for result-based treatments led Maren to the Medical Aesthetics field where she has amassed years of experience in Laser Hair Reduction, Fraxel, Intense Pulsed Light, Chemical Peels, and Microdermabrasion.  She has experienced great success in treating and managing persistent and difficult conditions, in particular Acne, Melasma, and Rosacea. Maren places an emphasis on client education and developing partnerships with her clients to maximize their results. 

“I've tried laser hair removal in the past, but Maren at Ambrosia MedSpa in Kirkland has by far done the best job! She makes sure her clients are well informed and feel comfortable, and she performs the procedures with great care and precision. As an added bonus, she is so fun to be around that one forgets to pay attention to any of the discomforts!“

“I saw Maren for a microderm facial and she educated me about possible causes to my current skin problems. It was my first time seeing her, but I was extremely pleased. I would definitely see her again! My skin looks amazing.“


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