About Us

Aesthetic Essentials of Augusta was created while owner & founder Amy Faircloth was working with her husband David, a local oral surgeon. Together, they decided to establish a separate business for Amy to focus on aesthetic procedures and products. Before launching Aesthetic Essentials, Amy worked for MCG/Augusta University for 19 years. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in nursing as well as a Certified Allergan Trainer.

It has been a rolling whirlwind ever since! I'm forever blessed with the community support and the friendships formed! It's a place where you can come and get that few minutes of relaxation, or share the latest exciting things in your life, and most importantly, walk out feeling refreshed and renewed! When my patients leave crying because I changed their life, that's the reason I knew I found exactly what I've been called to do!

Amy Faircloth

Amy Faircloth


RN,BSN, Certified Allergen Trainer, Master Level Injector

Amy has been a perianesthesia nurse for 19 years after graduating from MCG Nursing School. She has lived in Augusta all of her life. Once marrying her husband David, a local oral surgeon, she realized her passion and began practicing facial aesthetics. Amy has 2 boys, ages 13 and 16. Some of her favorite things are music, dancing, traveling, eating at new restaurants, animals, and watching her boys play soccer.

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 brings with her over 10 years of aesthetic experience to AE of Augusta. She enjoys spending time with her three children, two grandchildren and husband of 25 years.

Kate Zelgewicz

Medical Assistant

Kate has been a medical assistant for the past 6 years. She was born and raised in Augusta and graduated from the medical assisting program at Augusta Tech. In her spare time Kate enjoys attending car shows with her family, and spending time with her friends and two fur-babies.

Rebecca Williford

Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Williford is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s degree at South University and her bachelors degree from Augusta University. Her experience ranges from emergency medicine to plastic surgery. In addition to her years of nursing experience she has received advanced training in cosmetic injectables. Rebecca is passionate about helping her patients achieve natural looking results. She specializes in non-surgical treatments that restore and enhances one’s natural beauty. In her free time Rebecca loves to spend time with her three and five year old, Liam and Lucy Kate.