Each of our laser specialists receive extensive training and are certified to operate our laser platforms. At CAPS, our laser specialists are qualified to perform safe, yet effective treatment parameters to achieve the very best results. Additionally, our highly trained and certified specialists are overseen by our four board-certified plastic surgeons, in addition to our newest plastic surgeon – further enhancing the value and quality enjoyed by our clients. Learn more about our laser specialists’ background, skills and training here.

Teniele Cochern, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Laser Center Practitioner


Teniele has been in the nursing field for over 17 years, with a background in Emergency Medicine. She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, who previously practiced in a Level 1 trauma center. Teniele joined Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery in 2010 and has always had an interest in medical aesthetics.

As the Laser Center Practitioner at CAPS, Teniele is committed to providing the most advanced non-invasive and minimally invasive laser resurfacing treatments. Her extensive training and experience with Broadband Light, Micro Laser Peel, Profractional, SkinTyte, Halo and other laser resurfacing treatments allows her to create a customized treatment plan based on her patients’ individual needs. Teniele successfully completed training and certification in Laser Hair Removal and became one of the first registered nurses in Central Ohio to perform CoolSculpting. Teniele works diligently to help each of her clients achieve the best results possible!

Marcella Brooks-Anderson, RN, BSN

Clinical Aesthetician, Certified Micropigmentation Practitioner, Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Marcella Brooks Photo 2 | Spa Staff CAPS

Marcella is a Graduate of Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Marcella brings a unique, and diverse background to the Medical Spa industry, with her 25 years of experience as an R.N., BSN. Her variety of skin care and RN experience have combined to allow Marcella to be diverse with her skill-set creating an unparalleled individual comparison.  Her passion lies in Micropigmentation, Microblading, Microneedling with PRP and Ultherapy. In addition to services such as: Medical-grade chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplane, Hydrafacial MD, Laser Hair Removal, and extreme lash services.

As an expert in multiple medical-grade skin care product lines, Marcella has had the opportunity to sit on many advisory panels and share her expertise and experiences. Her achievements in comprehensive training seminars for companies have proven to advance her career substantially.  Most recently she has been asked to join the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology panel by the Salon and Spa business owners who are governed with Ohio approved seats. Marcella has found the ability to train and lead, second to none.

Marcella is known in the salon and medical spa community as not only an expert in her field but also a philanthropist. She worked with the “Look Good Feel Good” program in Columbus Ohio, educating patients on the Micropigmentation for eyebrows and eyeliner services for women fighting breast cancer and hair loss.

Most recent accolade for Marcella was the recognition of becoming the Colorescience Finishing touch Protocol national winner, which will be in the Colorescience White Paper research in the coming year.   She has also been asked to join Colorescience team as training lead with Colorescience staff.  Marcella will also be featured on the Finishing Touch Protocol interactive learning video that will be used in Medical offices all over the United States.

Michelle Sloan, RN

Laser Hair Removal Nurse


Michelle has been a registered nurse since 1998 and previously worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a surgical nurse. She began her career at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery in 2002 as a registered nurse, where she provided the best care for their cosmetic and reconstructive patients. Currently she treats a wide range of CAPS patients performing Laser Hair Removal, Ultherapy, and CoolSculpting. Since Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery added their CoolSculpting Center, Michelle quickly became one of the first Central Ohio RN’s to be certified in CoolSculpting. Her professional demeanor and compassion for her patients provides them with a comfortable environment while attaining the best results for them.

Jackie Smith, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Jackie 2 | Stafff @ Columbus Aesthetic Surgery

Jackie has been in the nursing field for over 5 years and has a background working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is currently practicing Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Laser Hair Removal, and Advanced Invasive Laser Treatments as well as Minimally Invasive Laser Treatments at CAPS. Her expertise guides and helps to customize treatment plans meeting client specific goals. Jackie works precisely to ensure client safety is met. Jackie thrives at providing patients thorough and professional care, while expressing the utmost comfort and compassion. She looks forward to helping you achieve your best results!

Tamara Dohnert, LPN

Laser Hair Removal Nurse

CAPS Tamara

Tamara has 20 years of experience working in the medical aesthetic skin care field in dermatology & plastic surgery. She is committed to providing dramatic improvement to your skin with customized skin analysis, product recommendation and professional medical-grade treatments. Tamara offers a full range of skin care services, including: Hydrafacial MD, laser hair removal, micro-needling, PRP, chemical peels, medical grade facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and extractions. It gives her joy and satisfaction to give back to patients a former version of themselves. Tamara looks forward to helping you feel your best on the inside and out.

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