Kristin Groop

Kristin Groop

Certified Laser Instructor, Licensed Esthetic Instructor, Licensed Esthetician, Certified Laser Technician, Master Esthetician in WA, Inventor of SkinStylus® and EstheCeuticals®

Kristin Groop is the Director of Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics as well as the Education Director for Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy and SkinStylus®. Kristin is licensed in the State of Arizona as an Esthetician, Esthetic Instructor, Laser Operator and Laser Instruction Supervisor. She is also licensed in the State of Washington as a Master Esthetician and Educator. She has used her passion, experience and extensive knowledge to create the most comprehensive laser, microneedling, and medical esthetics training curricula available. She is a national speaker and educator, and has been featured in several international esthetic magazines such as Les nouvelles.

Kristin is the co-inventor of the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System with Biolock™ technology, the first and only microneedling system that can be autoclave sterilized. She has been researching microneedling since 2009 and has taught hundreds of doctors, nurses, and estheticians how to safely and effectively perform microneedling. Additionally, Kristin developed the EstheCeuticals® line of topicals, the first line formulated specifically for microneedling. EstheCeuticals® provide clients the skin nutrition to achieve spectacular results at an exceptionally reasonable price. EstheCeuticals® are only sold at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics and by a few select practitioners trained by Kristin.

Kristin maintains a busy microneedling and laser esthetics practice at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics.
She is an avid Vivace RF Microneedling practitioner. With many devoted patients and a long list of success stories, Kristin has been pivotal in developing the microneedling protocols used by skincare professionals all over the world. She is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on microneedling and is currently co-authoring an advanced microneedling textbook.

Kristin believes that the first step towards beautiful skin begins with a complimentary, comprehensive consultation. Kristin will take the time to discuss each client’s goals, issues, expectations, lifestyles, upcoming events, and other factors so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed. This ensures that each client knows exactly what is being done, why it is being done, what results should be expected, what the client can do to get even better results, and how to maintain the results among other things. Kristin’s expert assessment based on years of helping thousands of clients achieve beautiful skin, combined with the sophisticated technology at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics ensure exceptional results for her clients.

If you would like to contact Kristin and/or setup a consultation, she can be reached at (480) 369-6905 or email

“When it comes to hair reduction, I’m not a novice. I started the process long before lasers, quick appointments and fast results; I’m of the one hair at a time electrolysis days. When hair removal took years! But thank goodness for people like Kris who have pioneered in this industry. Nothing better that a passionate, strong, dedicated, intelligent and personable woman to trust your face and ‘unmentionable body parts’ to! I’ve been a friend and client for over 15 years, so my list of services is fairly lengthy; facials, laser hair reduction, tattoo removal (yes it hurts!), acne treatments just to name a few. Kris is the best; I know I’ve tried all the rest! Plus she surrounds herself with amazing people so you get nothing but the best experience start to finish. So if you are looking for experience, professionalism, and knowledge you’re in the right hands!”

Meghan R.Paradise Valley
Dr. Sonja Pettersen

Dr. Sonja Pettersen


Sonja Pettersen N.M.D. is licensed in Arizona to practice primary care medicine specializing in natural therapeutics. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 1998. In 1999 she completed her residency at the same college. She is the medical director for Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics.

Dr. Pettersen’s practice harmonizes the healing power of nature with the modern day demands of her patients. Her practice exemplifies a holistic approach to patient care through a variety of modalities including Frequency Specific Microcurrent, European Drainage, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, I.V. therapy including chelation, homeopathy, functional medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Ortho Bionomy and mind-body techniques. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist and Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner.

Since 1997 Dr. Pettersen has trained over 300 health-care practitioners in Frequency Specific Microcurrent, a revolutionary technique for healing damaged tissue through frequencies.