Meet Dr. Kory Tuominen, M.D.Tuominen1 (2)

A letter from Dr. Tuominen

Owner and Founder of Refined Skin Medi-Spa

I’m Kory and I’m a Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon who practices cutting edge anti-aging aesthetics in both Orange County, California, Red Wing, MN and now Rochester, MN (read below). I would like to welcome you to Refined Skin Medi-Spa located within ANSARA LASER and COSMETIC MEDICAL CENTER on Superior Drive in Rochester! Our cosmetic procedures are conducted by licensed and trained physicians and nurse practitioners . Refined Skin has been treating the anti-aging cosmetic needs of the residents of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Red Wing, and surrounding communities since we opened our business in 2006 in Red Wing, MN. With the focus of achieving our patients’ desired results, our MISSION is simple: Make people look and feel great using FDA approved procedures, products, and up-to date techniques within a friendly environment! Refined Skin Medi-Spa provides the midwest’s only Regenlite Transform Laser which lightens age spots, decreases acne/rosacea, and tightens your skin including your neck, jowls and eyelids quickly and painlessly! If you are interested in easy LIPOSUCTION and unsightly VEIN removal, we do that too! We offer botox, fillers, sun damage removal and refinement, hair removal, micro-needling, waxing, peels, facials, and full esthetician services . Our team also includes licensed estheticians and laser technologists!

Come visit us for a complimentary consultation and see what we are all about!

See you soon!

Dr. Kory Tuominen

About Kory Tuominen, M.D.

Practicing cutting edge Aesthetic services for over 10 years in both California and Minnesota, Dr. Tuominen is a former Mayo physician who is a BOARD CERTIFIED COSMETIC LASER SURGEON and a DIPLOMATE of the AMERICAN BOARD of LASER SURGERY. Dr. Tuominen is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Family Medicine. Dr. Kory Tuominen is consistently in the forefront of professional development and cutting-edge cosmetic trends by attending anti-aging courses in BEVERLY HILLS, CA, ORANGE COUNTY, CA, LOS ANGELES, CA, LAS VEGAS, NV, PALM BEACH, FL, and NEWARK, NJ. In addition to servicing Minnesota, Dr. Tuominen currently freelances at the California Cosmetic Medical Institute in California several days per month, servicing the anti-aging needs of Orange County residents.

The Road to Aesthetic Medicine:

● Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. Magna Cum Laude and Presidential Scholar Chemistry/Biology

● University of Minnesota Medical School. 1994 – 1998.

● Duluth Family Practice Residency Duluth, Minnesota. 1998 – 2001.

● Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City, MN. 2001 – 2010.

● Refined Skin Medi-Spa. Owner Practitioner, Red Wing, MN. 2006 – Present.

● Mission Heritage Medical Group, Staff Physician outpatient clinical care. 2010-2013. California

● Cosmetic Medical Institute. Contract Physician and Clinical Educator teaching cosmetic laser operation and injectables. 2010 – Present.

● PersonalCare of Aliso Viejo, CA. Concierge physician providing personalized primary care, executive physicals, and cosmetic services. 2014 – Present.


Maragos-Nicolas-Ernest_smDr. Nicolas Maragos

Dr. Nicolas Maragos is a board-certified physician/surgeon who retired from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 2010. During his 33 years on staff in the Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maragos was the first physician to use a CO2 laser in clinical practice in 1981, and was head of the Laser Safety Sub-Committee in 1991. Having worked in the head and neck area during his practice of medicine, Dr. Maragos said, “After retiring, it was natural to become active in the field of facial and cosmetic surgery. I’ve used Botox since 1992 and various injectable substances in my ENT practice since the ‘80s.” He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and past president of the Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Blindness and Preservation of Hearing and the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He joined the Refined Skin Staff in 2011.


Dr.RikYou can call me Dr. Rik

Dr. Rik comes to us with 15 years of experience in continuity primary care in Hastings followed by 2 years of Allina Health Float Physician work in the south east metro. His interest in Aesthetic Medicine prompted formal training through the National Procedure Institute and then working with Refined Skin Medi Spa in Red Wing and Rochester.

Aesthetic Medicine appeals to him in how it blends the science of medicine with the art of medicine and can change not just how people look better but feel better, too.

He has been an excellent fit within Refined Skin Medi Spa. It is second nature to him to be attentive to the patient’s needs, consider and offer several options, and create a calm efficient environment. That Refined Skin Medi Spa will only use treatments that have been proven effective and the best make the clinical decision making more streamlined.

The Road to Aesthetic Medicine:


St Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Norwegian and Pre-Med studies.

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; including international medicine with rotations in Norway, Australia, New York, Duluth, and St Paul.

United Family Medicine Residency; focus on community medicine, internal medicine, and hospital care of the critically ill.


Regina Hospital employed Physician in Family Medicine; clinic, hospital, and nursing home; director of Continuing Medical Education, director of Medical Ethics Committee; then bought by Allina Health and continue with duties adding Primary Care Lead Physician

Allina Health Float Pool Physician; outpatient care in the south east metro based on clinic need
Refined Skin Medi Spa; Wednesdays and every other Saturday in Red Wing. The other Saturday in the Rochester office.

Fellowships and Awards:

Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

Fellowship of the Academy of American Family Physicians

Magna and Suma Cum Laude award recipient for top 10% and 1% for physician awards several years running.

When not practicing the medical arts, you may find Dr. Rik with his family, skiing/snowboarding, riding his fat bike or motorcycle, working on or driving his Land Rovers, or seeing live rock music.