Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Dr. Joseph Galitzin - medical director of Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree City, GA

Joseph Galitzin, MD

Dr. Joseph Galitzin is the medical director of Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree City, GA.

Dr. Joseph Galitzin is the medical director of Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree City, GA. His vision is to offer physician-driven non-surgical treatments to preserve young, smooth, pigment-free skin. The non-surgical and surgical treatments offered create a “one stop shop” for discerning clients seeking the finest in facial rejuvenation and skin care. Dr. Galitzin’s treatments are based on cutting-edge diagnostic imaging to quantitatively identify skin damage and imperfections. He uses the finest tools available in a relaxing 5th Ave boutique atmosphere.

Heike Connors - Medical Aesthetician at Skin Care 5th Ave.

Medical Aesthetician

Heike Connors

Heike has been in the Esthetic field for 15 years. She is a graduate of Ensynergy Southeastern School of Esthetics, and also has 38 years of customer service experience as a flight attendant with Delta Airlines. Heike believes in medical-grade products to enhance and maintain a youthful look. She is also laser certified and would like to ensure that her clients have an outstanding experience each and every visit. -You don’t work a day in your life if you love your job! Heike was born in Munich, Germany, and enjoys skiing, traveling with her family, and staying fit.

Cari Pothier - Medical Aesthetician at Skin Care 5th Ave.

Lead Medical Aesthetician

Cari Pothier

Cari has 17 years of aesthetic experience with a specialty in lasers. She has always had a passion for helping people feel good about themselves age gracefully. When she was in her teens, she developed cystic acne which put her on a journey to overcome it, which she has. This has helped her identify with people who may not be very confident because of the way their skin looks. She understands the importance of taking care of your of our skin from the inside out. She believes that everyone’s skin is different so not everything works for everybody which allows her to create a specific plan for each unique person. Cari relocated to Georgia right after college, where she obtained a BS degree with a Concentration in Marketing. What brings her great joy is spending time with the Lord, her husband and 3 children.

Brandi Leslie - Social Media & Client Coordinator

Practice Manager/Marketing Director

Brandi Leslie

Brandi joined the SK5 team in September 2020, after working in the healthcare industry for many years as an oncology project manager. Originally from Macon, Ga, Brandi has been in the area for 9 years. She has two adult children that are both currently in grad school in Georgia and Texas, and her little doxie sidekick of 12 years, Maddie. Prior to joining the team, Brandi was a client of Dr. Galitzin’s and the estheticians for 4 years. Working here has been a life-changing experience and has given her skin the revitalization it needed.

Mariela - New Team Member

Medical Aesthetician


Mariela has 5 years of aesthetic experience with a specialty in monthly Hydrafacials, chemical peels, and tattoo removals. She has always had a love for helping clients maintain exceptional skin and looking their best. Originally from Mexico, Mariela and her husband relocated from North Carolina to the Atlanta area 4 years ago with their three children. When she is not helping clients to feel and look their best, she enjoys traveling and home décor. Mariela is fluent in both Spanish and French.

Client Coordinator

Laura Hoefakker

Laura has been part of the SK5 family since January 2023. She is delighted to serve everyone who comes into the office. Originally from Wisconsin, Laura moved to Georgia ten years ago and has been in the service industry for over twenty years, ranging from food service to office coordinating and customer service. Whenever you call the office, you will most likely hear her friendly voice on the phone ready and able to help you with whatever you need, in English or in Spanish. When she is not at work, she is studying skin care, editing (books), singing to Jesus or spending time with her friends and family.

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Skin care at 5th Ave.

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