Restoring youthful and healthy skin today for tomorrow’s glow™️

We are Tampa’s premier medical spa with a wide variety of aesthetic service, products and treatments. Master Injector/Owner Kristen Hanenian, APRN, AGNP-C, LE, provides patients with extensive experience, superior qualifications and a personalized approach to aesthetics. Our practice is built on knowledge, professionalism, and honesty with a variety of non-surgical procedures in a luxurious environment that is also home to many celebrities.   Our facial services are limited to those ages 18 years or older. Our injectable services are available for adults 21 years and older.


Aerolase NeoElite Laser! The Aerolase can treat all skin types for rejuvenation, pigment issues and acne with unmatched efficacy, unique beam profiles and zero side effects. This versatile laser treats 36 different FDA indicators. For an immediate glow, zero social downtime and amazing results, try the NeoElite at Elite today.


1. Patients that cancel/reschedule more than two times in a three month period will be discharged from the practice.


2.  No call / no show results in immediate discharge from the practice. No exceptions.


3.  Cancellations or reschedules with less than 48 hours notice will result in a $100 charge, no exceptions. Even with our cancellation/waiting list it is challenging to get someone to be able to come in on short notice, especially if the procedure requires downtime.


4.  Patients that are more than 10 minutes late will not be able to be seen and #3 will be applied.


5.  Our text line (813.291.4153) is available on weekends if patients have a schedule conflict.

Elite Medical Pups

Therapy Pups

Feeling anxious or nervous about your appointment? Simply ask for one (or both) of our therapy pups, Charli or Coco, to sit with you during your treatment! They love to provide comfort to our patients that may feel anxious during their procedures!

Product Specials

Spend $250 on full sized ZO products, receive a free gift

* Specials are for use at one appointment


Is it your Birthday month? Come in and receive $25 off any facial service!

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Skin Services

AQUAGOLD® fine touch™

The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ treatment is pain-free and takes under 30 minutes with no downtime or recovery needed. With the same benefits of microneedling, AQUAGOLD® uses patented micro-channeling technology using 24-karat gold needles to evenly distribute cosmetic injectables. AQUAGOLD® stimulates collagen production and diminishes signs of aging, skin damage, loss of volume, uneven tone or texture, acne scars or skin rejuvenation in large areas.

Oxygen Dome Face Therapy Treatment

This skin soothing and anti-aging therapy revitalizes skin using a high density of oxygen and anion. The three part treatment includes an Oxygen Bomb Whipping Mask, oxygen-energized ampoules and an O2toDerm oxygen ion dome treatment. Known to breathe life into the skin, the oxygen face therapy also improves skin tone and acne.

Chemical Peels

We offer a variety of chemical peels at Elite Medical. From very mild, blended acid peels with no down time that not only leave you with a dewy complexion, but keep people guessing about why you look so refreshed, to very deep peels using proprietary compounded formulas. The heavier peels require 5-7 days of social downtime. Our peels are safe for all skin types and tones.

Laser Treatments: IPL Photofacial

The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment uses broad spectrum light technology for skin restoration in a gentle, non-invasive procedure. IPL treatments reduce the appearance of redness, facial veins, uneven texture, fine lines and wrinkles and discoloration from age or sun spots, acne scars, rosacea or melasma. Photofacials also promote increased collagen production for firmer, youthful skin.


Using the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market, SkinPen, this treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy. This procedure increases collagen formation to treat of stretch marks, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling can be performed with or without PRP. The number of treatments depends on your skin’s condition and goals with most, significant results occurring four to six weeks after. Our technology is the most efficient microneedling tool on the market.

Collagen PIN

The Collagen PIN is the newest innovation in aesthetic medicine. This automated microneedling device delivers flawless results previously only attainable with painful lasers and surgery. The Collagen PIN treats fine lines, acne scars and improves the skin’s overall appearance.

PDO Threads

This non-surgical face lift delivers the results you seek for your neck and jawline in an FDA-approved injectable format. PDO sutures, called monofilament threads, are resorbable and safe materials that help produce collagen. Threads are frequently used to treat the cheeks, neck, jawline, forehead, lips, knees, décolleté, and abdomen. A PDO Threads procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and can last up to two years.

DermalInfusion, NOW ``Diamond Glow``

DermalInfusion, now called Diamond Glow, offers a pain-free, customizable treatment plan for all skin concerns and conditions. The treatment’s three-in-one technology exfoliates the skin, extracts dermal impurities and infuses the skin with a serum tailored for each patient. The diamond tip exfoliates with precision timed serum infusion, maximizing the nutrient benefit to the skin.

Skin Resurfacing

We use the Venus Viva to reduce the signs of aging and skin damage. The sublative rejuvenation procedure reduces mild to moderate wrinkles and irregularities such as acne scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores. This device directs fractionated bipolar radiofrequency energy onto the skin in a regular pattern. Damaged skin is encouraged to repair and heal naturally, restoring its original appearance. Most clients require between three to six treatments that can take up to an hour, depending upon the area(s) being treated.

Localized Cryotherapy

Elite Medical offers liquid nitrogen cryotherapy and carbon dioxide cryotherapy. Treatment can be used to for Actinic Keratosis (pre-cancers), fade sun spots, tighten damaged skin, disrupt skin tags, lighten age spots, reduce pore size and promote cellular regeneration.

B12 or Super MICC Injections

For those with a B12 deficiency or others looking to lose weight naturally, try B12 Injections, known to increase energy and stamina while supporting better sleep and nerve function. During our consultation, we will define the best frequency for you based on a blood test and health history.

Liquivida Nutrient IV Therapies

Established patients are eligible for Liquivida nutrient IV therapy as an adjunctive treatment option for many health conditions by quickly delivering a customized blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants intravenously. We offer eight, Liquivida complexes uniquely formulated to rehydrate your body, boost your immune system and support your lifestyle.

The NEW Aerolase NeoElite Laser

Our newest laser is the most advanced vascular laser for aesthetic dermatology. This amazing 650 micro-second laser delivers tremendous change to the skin without downtime or even the need for pretreatment numbing! This device is safe for ALL skin types/skin colors and treats a very wide array of skin conditions from rejuvenation to pigment to acne. It addresses 36 different FDA indications! The patented, unique combination of high-power within a short pulse duration allows the treatment to be performed without the need for anesthetics, skin cooling, or patient discomfort. This laser has eliminated the risk of adverse effects commonly found with other popular lasers. A skin cooling or topical anesthetic is not required nor is social downtime after treatment. The NeoElite treats acne, angiomas, bruising, cutaneous lesions, hair removal, nails, PFB, psoriasis, rosacea, scars, striae, spider veins, vascular lesions, warts, and skin rejuvenation.

Injectable Services

BOTOX® Cosmetic

The most popular, FDA-approved injectable, BOTOX® Cosmetic softens the look of wrinkles and facial lines. Most commonly used on forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines and the horizontal lines between the eyebrows. Results last for three to six months.


An advanced technique that involves the injection of multiple microdroplets of neurotoxin into the dermis (not the muscle) which works to decrease sebaceous and sweat gland activity, improve the skin texture, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and give an overall “shrink wrap” effect the area treated. It is ideal for the face, neck, and décolleté.


Over 1 million men have used BOTOX® for subtle, natural-looking aging! We offer this injectable for men and commonly treat the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines and sunken eyebrow areas. BOTOX® can also be used for hyperhidrosis to manage excessive sweating.


Used for wrinkle prevention, Dysport® creates a natural look of smoother lines on the face, diminishing wrinkles. Results last for three to six months.


Used to treat moderate to severe fat below the chin, KYBELLA® breaks down the absorption of dietary fat. The destruction of fat cells through the injection across two or three treatments performed six weeks apart eliminates the “double chin”. KYBELLA® can also be used for body sculpting.


The Restylane® collection of FDA-approved dermal fillers restores symmetry to the lips and giving natural fullness while promoting collagen production and skin elasticity. We offer Restylane® Silk, Refyne®, Defyne® and Lyft®.


The JUVÉDERM® collection of FDA-approved fillers targets cheeks, lips, lines and wrinkles. We offer JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, VOLBELLA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic replaces lost collagen in the face from aging. This FDA-approved injectable is the only one of its kind that reduces facial wrinkles or folds AND rebuilding collagen strands over time. Results that can last up to two years.


RADIESSE® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler for BOTH the face and hands. This volumizing filler smooths facial wrinkles and correct the loss of volume on the back of hands. Results typically last between nine and 15 months.

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Medical Grade Skin Care

Elite Medical offers several different medical skin care and protection products such as products such as Bluestone Sunshields, Epionce (online online), Glo Skin Beauty, Jane Iredale, Joylux, Noeva Smart Skincare, SkinCeuticals, ZO Skin Health. Each formula treats skin differently with the same end goal: healthy, youthful skin with longevity in mind. To order Epionce, use our professional code online. Code: 20170713, ELITE MEDICAL

Bluestone Sunshields
Glo Skin Beauty
Skinceuticals - Elite Medical Aesthetics
Zo Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD
Alastin Skincare - Elite Medical Aesthetics
Skinbetter Science
Kristen Hanenian, APRN, AGNP-C, LE

Kristen Hanenian, APRN, AGNP-C, LE

Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology

Kristen is a board-certified nurse practitioner solely devoted to cosmetic dermatology and regenerative medicine. She focuses on non-surgical, pan-facial rejuvenation to address the common effects of aging. Kristen employs multiple modalities to assist her patients achieve a natural and refreshed appearance.


Kristen is a former police officer who, after many years of service, decided to pursue her passion for Dermatology. Rooted deeply in her belief of continuing education, she completed her DNP at USF. She has also completed all clinical requirements for the Dermatology Board Certification Exam. Kristen is a two time honors graduate from the University of South Florida and maintains membership with the Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurse Council, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA), and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. She has served as an executive board member for the Tampa Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions since 2014, an organization that works to teach children to treat others with honor, dignity, and respect.


Outside of work Kristen is devoted to her family. Their favorite activities include traveling and working out together! Kristen’s absolute favorite treatments are microneedling and PDO Threads. Both treatments strengthen the skin and are collagen building powerhouses!

Jennifer Alfonso

Jennifer Alfonso, LE, CCE, CME

Medical Aesthetician

With nearly 20 years in the Medical Aesthetic industry, Jennifer shares her passion for optimal skin health with her patients. Jennifer is a Medical Aesthetician & State Board Certified Laser Technician/Electrologist. She specializes in all levels of chemical peels, micro needling, dermaplaning, laser hair removal, pigment reduction, skin tightening and texture restoration, acne treatments, customized facials and treatment plans. She believes that patients should be educated about skincare and actively involved in their treatment plan for both in office and at home.  Her warm and personable approach ensures that patients receive a caring & effective experience while at our office. Jennifer is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and enjoys supporting them on their journey from treatment to transformation, practicing Elite Medical’s philosophy of correction, prevention, and restoration.


When not treating patients, Jennifer adores her supportive husband, Pete and two active, beautiful daughters Ava and Aubrielle.  She is also a dog mommy to two spoiled pups, rescue bulldog Louis & Yorkie Vance.  She enjoys being with friends & family outdoors (wearing SPF, of course) at the beach, sporting events, concerts, traveling & cooking!

Avery Kulzer, Elite Medical Aesthetics

Avery Kulzer, LE


Born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL, Avery moved to Tampa Bay to pursue her passion for skin care. Avery attended Cortiva Institute in St. Petersburg to gain her aesthetician license. Currently, Avery is in college and working toward a business marketing degree. Ms. Kulzer plans to use her degree alongside her aesthetician license to connect with clients and understand the ins and outs of customer service.  Avery’s favorite treatments are the Diamond Glow and chemical peels. She specializes in acne and anti-aging treatments.


In her free time Avery loves to go on walks, play golf, and spend time at the beach. She is also sure to make it to the gym every day with a personal belief that the first step to healthy skin is a healthy routine and diet.  Growing up with a mom who was a flight attendant, Avery has always loved to travel internationally. Every year she and her mother try to squeeze in at least one trip to spend time together and see new exciting places.

Kristin Florig

Patient Concierge

Kristin is our new patient concierge and receptionist. She recently graduated from The University of Tampa majoring in Allied Health with a concentration in Occupational Therapy. She is currently a nursing student at Galen College of Nursing and is interested in pursuing her future career in medical aesthetics. She previously worked as a nurse aide and is phlebotomy certified. Growing up in a military family, Kristin has moved all over but has spent the majority of her life living in Oahu, Hawaii. She is an avid lover of the beach, working out, writing, spending time with friends, and figure skating.

Dr. Dallas Buchanan

Medical Director

Dr. Dallas R. Buchanan serves as our Medical Director. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the only plastic surgery board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is also an active member of not only the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), but also the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Buchanan’s practice philosophy is patient-centered, customized care. He assesses each patient individually and reviews in detail their specific goals and objectives. He then creates a unique approach for each patient. His expertise lies in staying up to date on the most cutting-edge technology and techniques to give each patient the best outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a new patient, how do I to schedule?

Call us at 813.291.4911 or text us at 813.291.4153 and we will streamline your booking process!

What can I expect in my initial consultation?

During your first visit, Kristen will spend some time getting to know you and listening to your needs and goals. While conducting a comprehensive consultation, she will devise an aesthetic treatment plan tailored to your specific concerns and needs. Next, treatments or procedures can be scheduled for future visits. Please note, we have a 48 hour cancellation policy for all appointments.

What can I expect after my initial consultation?

When you become a patient of Elite, you become a part of the family. Your service and care doesn’t stop at the door. Kristen makes herself accessible to her patients following treatment in a way that you won’t experience with any other practices. She believes in a very hands on approach to care and her patients often say having an appointment with the “skin whisperer” is like receiving a bonus therapy session. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Please call or text us should you need to cancel an appointment.

May I bring my children with me to my appointment?

Minors under the age of 16 are not permitted in our office. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Are there any age restrictions?

Our facial services are limited to those ages 18 years or older. Our injectable services are available for adults 21 years and older.
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Testimonial Dolores Catania

Why Kristen

“I have always had pretty good skin but lately I have had some issues with a couple of blemishes that pop up here and there and I’m not having it! I consulted with my dear friend Kristen Hanenian, APRN, AGNP-C she is otherwise known as the skin guru and I have her on speed dial when it comes to cosmetic dermatology. I know she will tell me what I need and she is always right!”

Dolores Catania, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, spills in People Magazine her secrets to maintaining fresh skin.

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