AE Life

Aesthetic Essentials of Augusta was created almost 10 years ago. Locally born and raised in Augusta, GA, Amy Faircloth, RN, BSN who was working at Medical College of Ga hospital, now known as AU, was working in Perioperative services in Day Surgery and alongside her husband Dr. David Faircloth, DMD, a local oral surgeon. The two decided to establish a wellness boutique where Amy could not only treat his TMJ patients, but also perform aesthetic procedures as well.

AE grew to be a “feel good” spot for many locals as well as patients from all over the US.

We have people come from all over to just feel and look better. They come from as far away as South America, NY, Calif, all over. It kind of becomes a home for these people. They become part of our wellness family and know us on a very personal level. That’s what I wanted, was a place that catered to your specific needs; not a generic office. When our patients leave with tears of happiness or better than they came, we are doing exactly what we are meant to do. Xx

Amy Faircloth

Amy Faircloth



Amy has over 19 years experience in perioperative nursing, as well as ENT, ER, Med-Surg and Pediatrics. Amy has lived in Augusta all of her life and is proud of the community she established her business in. Amy has been practicing Facial Aesthetics for over 9 years. She currently has two practices; AE of Augusta and AE of Atl. She is a Nationally Certified Allergan Medical Institute trainer and consultant for over 5 years, serves on the Allergan Advisory Board, has been chosen as a Juvederm lip expert, (only 12 in the nation), Consultant and National trainer for AIAM, and serves as a faculty board member and trainer for Dentaspa training company. She has also been nominated as “Top 100 injectors in the US” for 2 years in a row, voted most loved injector by Real Self, is a member of ISPAN, and has been voted as “Top 3 places to have aesthetic procedures.” She has two children, Austin, 20 who is a student at Univ of GA, and William, 18 who is attending Ga Southern Univ in the Fall. Nola, her pet squirrel and Luna, her therapy dog are some of her most favorite topics to talk about! She enjoys yoga, music, being outside near water, traveling and rescuing any animal.

Samuel Mietling, MD

Dr. Mietling is a graduate on the University of North Carolina Medical School , Chapel Hill and obtained a fellowship at the University of Florida in Interventional Radiology. He has been in practice for over 30 years performing complex minimally invasive surgeries. Over the last several years he has developed an interest in aesthetics and recently joined the medical team at Aesthetics Essentials as their director. He enjoys travel, UNC basketball, and medical missions in Belize.

Carla George

Surgical Assistant

Carla's passion for aesthetics has led her to work with Amy for over four years now. She studied at Southwest Virginia Community College and has 27 years of professional experience. Carla and her husband have two grown children, Kaylyn & Jamie, as well as two grandchildren, Gracelyn and Julie. They have lived in Aiken for close to 30 years and enjoy spending time with their family and trips to Lake Murray.

Sarah Houghtling

Patient Coordinator

Sarah has been with AE for over 3 years now and is the smiling face that greets you at the front desk.Sarah is ready to assist you with scheduling, purchasing products, or answer any questions about procedures performed at AE. Her passions are beauty and happiness.

Caroline Thornton

Patient Services Representative

Local to Augusta, Caroline joins our team with over 6 years of customer and management experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and 2 rescue dogs at the beach! She is super excited to join the AE team assisting patients with scheduling and loyalty programs.