Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center is a valuable resource for the men and women of Charlotte, North Carolina. The practice was founded on the belief that feeling great about your appearance translates into true improvements in overall health and wellness. That’s why Dr. Andrew Gear and his team designed his practice around a commitment to delivering state-of-the-art treatments with an individualized approach.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Gear has seen numerous changes in plastic surgery and skin care. He understands the role that technological advancement plays in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, and he ensures that both he and his staff are trained in the best available treatment tools and techniques. The entire team shares a belief that optimal results are those that bring out your best, yet align with your face and body. 

Services span all aspects of cosmetic surgery, from breast augmentation to liposuction, body contouring to tummy tucks. The practice also offers the latest in skin services, including chemical peels, BotoxⓇ, dermal fillers, laser treatments, and more. If you have questions, concerns, or are ready to take the next step in reaching your aesthetic goals, schedule an appointment at Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center today. You can book your visit online or call to speak with one of the friendly administrative staff members.

Nina Crytser Skin Care


Practicing Medical Aeshetics & Laser Treatments since 2003. Master Degree in Science from Eastern Washington University. She has extensive experience in the medical skin care with laser Skin Resurfacing , Laser Hair Removal, IPL Photofacial, CO2 Laser, Fraxel Laser, Venus Legacy Skin Tightening,  Vivace Microneedling RF, ThermoClear RF skin Tag Removal, Chemical Peels, Dermaplane, Dermapen Microneedling, Plasma Pen Skin Tightening, Scar Treatments, Lymphatic Drainage and Sculpting Facial Massage and Clinical Facials.

Has years of experienced in working with prescription strength skin care products that are available in our office.

She would describe herself as a “mad scientist”  and very passionate about her patients goal to achieve the best results in a safe and most effective way.


Andrew Gear, MD


  • Undergraduate: BA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1997
  •  Internship: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998
  •  General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000
  •  Plastic Surgery Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
  •  Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
  • Craniofacial, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2007
  • Aesthetic Fellowship Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina Del Rey, California, 2007



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     by Sandra on Advanced Skin Care
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    Nina is the best aesthetician in Charlotte! I have known her for several years and have not only seen the work she has done on her clients but experienced results myself. Her expertise with facials and skin care is unsurpassed. Her laser knowledge is my favorite, and I always have great results. Her passion and attention to detail are evident, and she always takes time to listen to concerns. I love how Nina has helped me meet my skincare goals over the years, and compliments from others prove that she is the best!

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    I've always assumed I'd have to endure acne issues for the rest of my life. I'm in my early twenties and have had terrible acne for as long as I can remember. I've gone to every dermatologist in Charlotte, and after just one treatment with Nina, I began to see results. My skin has been a never-ending battle up until I started going here. It's affordable (I'm job hunting and can still manage coming here once a month), and it works like magic. I've had tiny acne bumps and constant painful breakouts all over my face for as long as I can remember, and not one doctor has been able to alleviate them or make them go away altogether. Nina can take each patient and customize their treatments, so there's a guarantee there are results. I wear my hair back and haven't touched my makeup drawer since my first treatment.

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    I’ve been Nina’s client for several years and trust her with my skin completely. Over the years, I have done hydro facials, dermaplaning, laser hair removal, Virtue RF microneedling and face massages with Nina. The results are excellent. My favorite treatment is Virtue. PPS offers great specials almost every month, which makes treatments and medical grade products more affordable. I highly recommend Nina as an experienced esthetician.

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    I went to see Nina to remove the years of sun damage on my face. I had 2 IPL treatments with great results. All my spots are gone and I love love my skin!

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