Meet The Team


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Michael F. Lesser, MD., FACC, FSCCT, FAARM, Medical Director

Dr. Lesser is fellowship trained and board certified in 4 separate medical disciplines including internal medicine, cardiology, advanced metabolic medicine, and anti-aging, as well as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. He has trained at both the nationally recognized Esthetics Skin Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as well as the internationally recognized Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills California. There he personally trained under the tutelage of Dr. Zein Obagi, the father of Skin Health and the dermatologist behind both the Obagi and ZO lines of skin care products. Dr. Lesser was personally awarded recognition as an Obagi Skin Health Restoration Specialist. In addition, he is also a Candella certified laser operator with a specialized interest in vascular laser including spider vein, and facial telangiectasia therapies.

Dr. Lesser and his team offer consultation services and treatments for a wide range of rejuvenation and other services. These include treatments for active wrinkles with Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport as well as filler treatments with a wide range of safe, hyaluronic acid products including Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Radiesse. Additionally, we offer consultation services for general wellness, general skin care, skin rejuvenation and restoration, and a variety of laser treatment services.

Dr. Lesser also offers consultations and treatment as well as follow-up care for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. He is one of only a few physicians on the entire space coast to be fellowship trained and board certified in this important and emerging area of health care and rejuvenation.

 

Kim Harvey, General Manager

Kim has over 20 years of experience in Management, Marketing Development, and Event Management. She spent 22 years living in Germany developing International markets and running an international company.  Previous to that, she worked in Los Angeles in the Entertainment & Beauty Industry with top hair and make-up stylists in film, television, and commercials as an assistant director and production assistant. She relocated from Buffalo this year to the space coast and joined the Essentials team in December of 2016. Kim prides herself on offering VIP treatment and the best services possible to all clients who walk through our front doors!

On her down time she spends time with her family and yellow lab Emily.

 

Brian Benson, PA-C/MPH, Master Injector, Rejuvenation Director

There are very few joys that are greater than performing a service for someone that makes them feel more beautiful and better about themselves. Working in the field of plastic surgery as a cosmetic injector allows Brian that opportunity.
There is no single approach that is right for every patient and the key to success in this industry is a keen clinical skill set, an understanding of both anatomy and form combined with the willingness to listen, hear, and get to know your patient/client.

While not a native Floridian he has lived in Florida for the last 30 years. He attended Florida State University where he obtained a Liberal Arts Degree. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. He also received his Masters in Public Health and Bachelors of Science from Nova Southeastern University.

He has been a licensed certified Physician Assistant for 15 years. Practicing in the field of Neurosurgery for 8 years gave him an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy. The last 7 years have been spent working at a cosmetic surgery practice in the Melbourne Florida. He is also currently a facial injection instructor for Galderma

When not working, his passions are his two beautiful daughters. His hobbies include reading, music, sports, and kiteboarding.

 

12 Kylie 1st Crop Sepia E DSC04781Kylie, ARNP, Assistant Medical Director

Kylie is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and the Assistant Medical Director. She earned her Masters degree in nursing from the University of South Florida where she graduated with honors at the top of her class. She has over 10 years of nursing experience and specializes in cosmetic treatments. She has advanced training in laser, injectables, Ultherapy, micro needling, dermaplaning, weight loss, and skin care. Kylie offers complimentary consultations on all the services she provides. She will work with you to make a customized treatment plan to help address all your cosmetic needs and help you look and feel your best.

 

518Angela, Purchasing Manager

A Florida native, she obtained her Associates in Arts degree from Brevard Community College in 2004 and has been working in the retail and customer service industry for 15 years. In 2013 she began her career with Essentials as a Spa Consultant, advanced to Customer Service Director and is now Assistant Manager. Along with assisting the Spa Consultants at the front desk and call center, she also aids in purchasing inventory and various administrative duties. Angela prides herself on providing exceptional customer service to ensure that each client has a relaxing and enjoyable experience during their visit to our facility.

 

591Renee, Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, MA

Renee has been a nutrition coach since 2012, specializing in holistic wellness techniques. She is a certified Reiki-Master, as well as yoga and meditation practitioner, with the particular focus on energetic healing modalities. She is also an Essentials Certified MA, offering intramuscular B12 and Lypo B+ injections.

 

 

Mike, Infusion Specialist, NSCA-PT

Michael started working in Emergency Medicine in 1993. Graduated Eastern Florida State College Paramedic program in 1995. Has 15 years experience with several Fire/EMS Departments in Central Florida. He also has 9 years in Emergency Departments and as a Flight Paramedic with Hospital based Helicopter Service. Michael was an instructor for the EMT and Paramedic programs at Eastern Florida State College and Florida Medical Training Institute. Was an instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support and Emergency Response to Terrorism. Michael is a long time resident of Satellite Beach, graduating from Satellite high School. Enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals as a Personal Trainer. Loves the outdoors and tries to spend as much time as possible in the ocean kayak fishing of the coast.

 

Lisa, Rejuvenation Assistant, MA

Lisa joined the team in 2015 after a 27 year career in Sales & Marketing. She’s always had a personal interest in non-invasive skin rejuvenation which lead her to Essentials Medi Spa & Salon after her husband was transferred here from Tucson Arizona. She served as a Spa Consultant for a year then became an Essentials Certified Medical Assistant and Rejuvenation Coordinator. She works directly with Dr. Lesser and Brian Benson, Physician Assistant. Her knowledge and first-hand experience in rejuvenation whether it be injectables or laser helps her connect with clients on a personal level. She loves being part of the process of bringing out the client’s natural beauty and being with them thru their journey. In her spare time, she likes to explore Florida with her husband and her fur baby, Roxy.

 

3 Madalyn 1st Crop Sepia EDSC03900Madalyn, Massage Lead, LMT, Esthetician

Madalyn is an Esthetician and Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been licensed and in Massage Therapy since 2010. She has attended continuing education training in MPS Therapy for chronic pain and Oncology Massage. In 2014 she received her degree in Esthetics. Shortly after school, she began working at a local education center assisting massage and facial students during clinical hours. While Madalyn now primarily offers facial services, she also offers body wraps, as well as classic spa facials and waxing.

 

chona-copyChona, LMT

Chona has been a licensed massage therapist for over ten years. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, and Sports Massage. She strives to deliver complete relaxation to each and every client. On her downtime, Chona enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

5 Chris 1st Crop Sepia E DSC03923Chris, LMT, Esthetician, MA

Chris has been with the Essentials team for the past 16 years. He is dually licensed, in massage therapy for 16 years and Esthetics for 8 years. He specializes in deep tissue, Athletic Rubs, and Hot Stone massage. He has specialty training in Thai massage, Oncology massage and is an Essentials Certified MA, offering trigger point, and intramuscular B12 injections. On his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

5 Dennis 1st Crop Sepia E DSC04733Dennis, LMT

Dennis is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has spent time in the Air Force. He specializes in Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Trigger Point and Athletic Massage. He is a graduate of the Space Coast Health Institute which included a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology and also holds an advanced degree from Univ. of Central Florida. He enjoys offering exceptional customer service and helping clients to relax and de-stress with various massage techniques.

 

 

4 Emily 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04152Emily, LMT, Esthetician, MA

Emily has been practiced massage for more than 20 years. She received professional training and licensure in 2013. She approaches massage with a medical mind; as she was a CNA and Nursing student previous to choosing massage as a career. Her goal is always to address the problem that will give the greatest results to the issue being presented. She followed massage training with esthetics. She has been a licensed esthetician since early 2014. She enjoys being a dually licensed therapist very much! While massage is her passion, she finds the science of the esthetics approach is also very fulfilling. Emily is also an Essentials Certified MA, offering trigger point, and intramuscular B12 injections.

 

 


Kelly, LMT, MA

Kelly has been a licensed massage therapist since 2011 and specializes in relaxation massage. She enjoys body wraps and scrubs and on her down time, spends time with her family. She is currently enrolled in nursing school.

 

 

2 time 10 Kristina 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04050Kristina, LMT

Kristina graduated from Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland Oregon in 2004. She holds her National License as well as a state license in Oregon and Florida. For the majority of her career, she has worked in upscale day spas but also has gained experience working with a Physical Therapist and Chiropractor. She has been trained in relaxation, neuromuscular, deep tissue, sports massage, prenatal, Swe-Thai, oncology massage, and lymphatic drainage. Kristina specializes in customizing her messages to fit her client's needs. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children at the beach and in the garden.

 

Mike, LMT

Mike has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012. His specialties include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai and injury management. He is also a native Floridian, and his personal time is spent at the beach, playing guitar, martial arts, drawing and attempting to surf. 

 

 

SaraSara, LMT

Sara has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003. She specializes in Athletic, Swedish relaxation massage, prenatal massage as well as hot stone. Her goal is to resolve a client's issue whether it be the stress of tension related and recommend services specific to their needs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

 

Shelly, LMT

Shelly has over 20 plus years of massage experience and specializes in Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue, Infant and Pregnancy Massage, and uses an integrative approach specializing in other modalities of massage therapy. She is passionate about her work and find giving massage almost as relaxing as receiving it! Shelly loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, going to the beach on a beautiful sunny day.

 

3 Stephanie 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04174Stephanie, LMT

Stephanie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since April 2015. She has continued education in PNF stretching and specializes in Relaxation Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. She understands that each client's needs differ, focuses on the areas of concern and is committed to providing exceptional service, for each and every client.

 

Megan, Aesthetic Lead, Medical Aesthetician

Megan was born in Melbourne, Florida and has resided in Brevard County her entire life. She has been in the skincare industry for 18 years and has been a licensed facial specialist since 2005. Megan spent the last 5 years in dermatology where she had the opportunity learn in depth medical treatments and procedures. Her specialties include corrective medical peels and dermaplaning. Megan loves teaming up with her clients to help them achieve their highest skin potential.

 

 

camilleCamille, Paramedical Esthetician

Camille has been a licensed esthetician since 2012. She recently graduated with her paramedical degree in 2016. She has a background in makeup with MAC Cosmetics and specializes in classic spa facials, microdermabrasion, facial waxing, peels, and makeup. On her, down time she enjoys continuing education within the spa/beauty industry.

 

 

Morgan, Esthetician

Morgan is a licensed esthetician specializing in classic spa facials, peels, facial and body waxing. On her downtime she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

Nara, Master Waxer, Brow Designer

Nara, originally from Brazil has over 30 years experience with waxing. She specializes in full body waxing for both men and women. Her specialized technique makes waxing quick and virtually painless. She also specializes in brow and lash tinting and creating Designer Brows which go beyond a basic brow wax and more into brow architecture. On her down time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchild.

 

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Victoria joined the Essentials team in early 2012. She has been an esthetician for over 10 years and has vast clinical experience in both medispa and dermatology settings. She received certification as a master esthetician from Image International and also has specialty training with ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health lines. She specializes in advanced clinical facials, medical grade peels, micro needling, dermaplaning, Ultherapy, and makeup. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of skin health and expertise in aesthetics to create customized clinical treatments for each and every client.

 

8 Julianna Original Sepia EDSC04179Julianna, Salon Lead, Master Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist

Julianna joined the Essentials team in early 2015. She also became the Salon Lead in 2016. With over 8 years of salon experience, she specializes in custom/corrective color, trendy cuts, brow shaping, formal hair designs, makeup and bridal makeovers. She has experience in high fashion photo shoots, senior portraits, and fashion shows. On her down time, she enjoys continuing her education within the cosmetology field and spending time with her husband and children.

 

Anna, Junior Hair Stylist

Anna attended the Eastern Florida State College cosmetology program and has been working in the industry since 2014. She has dedicated herself to her career and is always pushing herself to learn more about the industry. She is passionate about everything beauty, from makeup to hair. She specializes in women's' and men's' cuts, and all color from highlights to balayage. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and play with her dog.

 

11 Amber S. 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04293Amber, Junior Hair Stylist, Nail Technician

Amber received her cosmetology license from Eastern Florida State College in 2005. She specializes in men's & women's cuts, color, and natural nail treatments such as manicures & pedicures. She is always advancing her career with continued education. She loves giving every client her full attention to ensure each client is happy and loves their new look.

 

 

7 Jilian 1st Crop Sepia EDSC03957Jilian, Junior Hair Stylist

Jilian has been a licensed hair stylist in the state of Florida since 2013. She is an artist who loves working with color, from brunettes to blondes and keeping up with the latest trends in the salon industry. On her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family and continuing her education within the cosmetology field.

 

 

12 Kelly A. 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04300In loving memory of Kelly                               12/22/1981 - 2/2/2017

She lived her life with courage and grace, in spite of adversity. She touched many lives and made friends wherever she went. She excelled at dance, art, and photography, and had an incredible talent for finding style and beauty in everything. Kelly lived her life independently and to the fullest; no mountain was too high to climb. When faced with difficulties, Kelly rose above and faced the challenges head-on, setting a great example that will live on in her family and her daughter. Right until the end, her biggest concern was for her family, friends, and cats. Kelly will be dearly missed and forever will be a part of our Essentials family. RIP beautiful girl.

 

Krista, Junior Stylist

Krista is a Melbourne native and a 2009 graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Orlando. She enjoys helping others achieve their own personal style while maintaining the health and integrity of their hair. Krista’s passion for hair is rooted in the desire to help each and every client feel good about themselves.

 

 

LaurenLauren Newell, Junior Hair Stylist

Lauren attended the Aveda Institute of Cosmetology in Jacksonville and has been a stylist since 2012. She apprenticed under some of the most talented stylists in Jacksonville for a year after graduating school. She enjoys everything from color to treatments to formal styles, but she specializes in cutting and carving hair as well as internal cutting. She loves a challenge and will always focus on the health of the hair above anything else.

 

7 Rene 1st Crop Sepia EDSC04222Rene, Senior Hair Stylist, Nail Technician

Rene is a Florida native and has been doing hair since 2010. She loves all things hair, from cuts to color, and style giving a full transformation. She enjoys creating bright blondes and rich brunettes, but most of all she is passionate about the health of your hair, keeping its integrity with beautiful shine and body!

 

 

Kristin, Medical Nail Specialist, MA

She graduated as a Nail Specialist in 2001 and has been the Lead of the Nail department since 2012. She is Certified in Shellac/OPI Gel manicure enhancements and has experience performing a variety of manicure and pedicure services. She trained alongside Dr. Lesser, for Medical assisting and specialize in Ingrown Toenail removal/treatment. She believes in keeping nails as natural and healthy as possible and loves her clients to relax with a soothing massage, leave with perfect polish and feel confident that our sanitation protocols are hospital grade. She is also an Essentials Certified MA, offering intramuscular B12 injections.

 

2 Amber A. 1st Crop Sepia EDSC03887Amber, Nail Specialist

After graduating and obtaining her nail license in 2009, Amber jumped straight into the industry and began building her knowledge, skills, and clientele. She has continued to excel with her career thru the Nail Field by taking additional classes and always staying alert of the latest techniques. Amber specializes in gel manicures, exceptional attention to detail, and massage. She believes Nail Services not only add beauty to the nail but is also important to health and wellness.

 

 

Tricia, Nail Specialist

Tricia has been a Licensed Full Specialist for since 2016. She specializes in gel nails, natural nails and facials. She enjoys helping clients achieve any goal whether it be healthy skin or well-maintained nails. When she's not working you can usually find her at home with a book, or at the beach, being that she is a Florida native, it is one of her favorite places to be.

 

Cristina, Reception Lead, Bridal Coordinator

Cristina has been with Essentials since 2011, doing all reception duties as well as being our Bridal Coordinator starting back in 2013. She has enjoyed getting to know all of our clients and especially working with brides on getting their wedding day booked! Cristina takes pride on having a great work ethic as well as excellent customer service for every individual that walks through our door. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her two beautiful children Audrey and Oliver laugh and play around her Victorian home as well as spending time with her loving husband Michael.