Owner & Paramedical Esthetician
Stephanie will help you with your skin care needs, and design a program to achieve your desired results utilizing medical grade products and treatments. Stephanie Wilbanks is passionate about her clients needs and results. She has been in the Medical Anti-Aging industry for fifteen years. Her talent and enthusiasm has made her popular with local clients along the Emerald Coast.
Stephanie also teaches advanced techniques in skin care, has extensive Obagi training, and is familiar with all of their products and usage.
“I truly enjoy the interaction with my clients and seeing the transformation in their skin that treatments and medical grade products provide, while providing personalized skincare within their budgets.”
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Dr. Christopher M. Dress, M.D. FACS
Dr. Dress is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon as well as a board certified general surgeon. A veteran of 17 years in the U.S. Air Force, he has separated from active duty service to enter full time private practice in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Dress attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine. His residency in general surgery occurred at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He then completed his next residency in plastic surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2005. Dr. Dress’ areas of subspecialty expertise lie in microsurgical reconstruction and post bariatric surgery body contouring.
Dr. Christopher Cave
Dr. Cave received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency.
Dr. Cave is board certified in Family Practice. His medical interests include heart disease, diabetes and pediatrics.
In addition to medicine, Dr. Cave holds a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and is published in both aeronautical and medical journals.
He refers and handles Filler Injections including: RESTYLANE, JUVÉDERM, DYSPORT, PERLANE, and RADIESSE.
Dr. Heather Waters
Heather Waters, D.O., is a board-certified Family Practice physician With over seven years of clinical experience prior to joining Emerald Coast Med Spa. She received her osteopathic medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and went on to complete a three-year residency in Family Medicine with an emphasis in Manual Sports Medicine at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. She then served as an attending physician at in the Air Force’s second largest Family Health Clinic at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. During this time, Dr. Waters published in the Family Practice Inquiry Network, completed a seven-month deployment in East Africa during the 2014 E Bola outbreak and was selected at the Keesler Family Health Clinic Medical Director in May 2016. Upon separation from the Air Force in 2017, Dr. Waters relocated to the Florida panhandle and enjoys practicing medicine in the local area.
In addition to the broad spectrum of Family Medicine patient care, Dr. Waters is certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), trigger point dry needling, trigger point injections, BOTOX/Dysport, Kybella, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, as well as cosmetic dermal fillers (Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma).
Front Desk Coordinator
Kimberly has worked in the Medical Field since 1990 prior to joining Emerald Coast Med Spa. She has worked as a Case Manager and Endoscopic Technician for 21 years. Kim is also a certified personal trainer through ISSA and has competed in many figure competitions. Kim is an Enthusiastic Medical Assistant with excellent people skills, dedicated work ethic, and demonstrated medical competency. Kim is a single mother and resides in Navarre with her two children. Nikolas is 20 and Jenna is 18 along with her two yorkies Sadie and Sophie.
Permanent Make Up, Eyelash Extensions, Natural Nails
Leah brings over 12 Years of profesional experience to Emerald Coast Med Spa. She originally received her permanent makeup training in Boca Raton Florida. She is a member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and takes great pride in continuing her education to further promote her profession.
Leah has extensive training in Obagi Medical skin care and Jane Iredale Cosmetics. She is a licensed nail technician and has been extensively trained in eyelash extensions. She has been a resident of this area for 25 years and is married and the proud mother of two beautiful daughters.
Kate’s massages are tailored to what the customer wants. If relaxation is the goal, a gentle Swedish massage will take away the stress of the day. If the customer has some pain issues, Kate’s 5 years experience as a chiropractor’s therapist helps her ease away the tight muscles and spasms. Kate has intensive studies with Brett Pace in Ashiatsu Massage. She uses incredible stretches learned in Thai Massage and foot pressure when called for, creating a very unique massage experience.
She has taken continuing education course in Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques for Neck, Back, and Hip pain with Dr. Erik Dalton, and Medical Massage for Sciatica with Brett Pace. Some of the other continuing education classes she has taken include Thai Massage which uses some incredible stretches, and Lypossage, which is used to address cellulite on the body.
Kate is usually not available on a walk-in basis and must be booked in advance.
License Number: MM19213
Janine’s journey into the skin care industry began in Boston, Ma and has continued here to the Emerald Coast. She is a licensed esthetician with over 8 years of experience. Janine joined the Emerald Coast Med Spa team and is excited to continue learning new technique’s. Her training includes, but is not exclusive to, Pevonia, Jane Iredale Makeup, Ayurvedic breathing technique’s and high touch services which help to promote health, wellness and relaxation to the client.
“As and esthetician, my goals are for my client to leave happy and confidant in who they are. I believe beauty is being the best version of yourself on the inside and out. It is my goal to help others love their skin by equipping them with the information and tools they need to feel healthy and beautiful.”
Sheryl Myers is a licensed Esthetician at Emerald Coast Spa. Before joining Emerald Coast Spa, Sheryl spent 2 years working in the Esthetics field for a variety of companies, ranging from Ulta to Skin and Nail Boutique. At Emerald Coast Med Spa, Sheryl specializes in Pavonia custom facials, non-traumatic chemical peels, and body waxing. She is also trained in microdermabrasion, Jane Iredale makeup applications, and Spa Girl kinetic dermabrasion.
In striving to provide the best treatments possible, Sheryl believes in taking time to listen and understand each clients particular needs. Her primary concern is to cultivate a professional and relaxing environment where each client feels comfortable, receives focused attention, and is given exceptional attention. Sheryl lives in fort Walton beach FL with her two children and puppy.When not at work she likes to paint, photograph, and ballroom dance.
Iris Freshwater joined Emerald Coast Med Spa with over 30 years experience in the spa industry. Trained in Cosmetic Artistry by Vidal Sassoon & famous makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. She has received initial Skin Care training with Aveda in Minneapolis and advanced training in Skin Care & Thalassotherapy with Phytomer Corporation in Saint-Malo, France. Iris has also provided makeup on Good Morning America while they were on location in Northwest Florida. Iris is also highly trained in Pevonia & Jane Iredale makeup, makeovers, & wedding makeup.
While Iris is also a member at large of the Florida Aesthetics Association and the Professional Photographers of America. Iris and her husband Rick reside in Destin, Florida where they raised two boys Andrew and Garrett.