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Our Team

Waleed Elyaman, M.D.

Founder & Medical Director

Dr. Waleed Elyaman is the Founder and Medical Director of Innova Wellness Spa. He was born in West Palm Beach, FL, the third of fifteen children. Originally board certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care, Dr. Elyaman discovered his true passion in aesthetics, a unique field of medicine, where artistry and science intersect. Dr. Elyaman received aesthetic training from the Ageless Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He personally researches and evaluates every procedure, treatment method, and spa service to ensure quality and optimal results before allowing them to be introduced to our practice. Dr. Elyaman is currently one of the only physicians in Central Florida trained and certified directly by Dr. Yan Trokel to perform the Y-Lift®, a highly advanced, minimally invasive facial contouring procedure which accentuates the cheekbones, defines the jawline, and lifts the upper neck. Dr. Elyaman’s quest for excellence also led him to train with Dr. Charles Runels, the world-renowned inventor of the Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Facial®, Vampire Breast Lift®, P-Shot®, and O-Shot®. Dr. Elyaman and his family reside in Marion County. When he isn’t caring for patients, learning new techniques or teaching aesthetic procedures, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, hiking, and beekeeping. 

Phillips Nagsuk, M.D.

Medical Director, Innova Aesthetics

Dr. Phillips Nagsuk is the medical director at our beautiful Winter Park location. He grew up in Hawaii and Texas and graduated from UT Arlington with a BS in Biology and Chemistry, and medical school at Texas A&M University.  He and his family made their way to Orlando FL so that he could pursue General Surgery Residency. He now practices aesthetic medicine and hair transplant surgery, and his lovely wife is an RN. Dr Phillips has published research in dermatology and stem cell research and has given talks on topics in surgery and burns. They have a beautiful daughter Lily, a Saint Bernard Kai, and two tortoises. Prior to medicine, he was a solider in the US Army, and is a combat veteran. He loves being in the mountains and the ocean, is an avid weightlifter, runner, cyclist, and even collects whiskey.  You may see him out and about at a Track Shack race in Winter Park, or maybe even whiskey tasting at a local distillery.

Brenda Richards, LME

Brenda Richards is a Licensed Medical Esthetician/Body Wrap Technician at Innova Wellness Spa. She is also a licensed and accomplished educator and aesthetics instructor. A graduate of Powell Beauty Academy in Gainesville, FL, Brenda believes that “skin care is not a luxury, it is a necessity”. Her number one goal is to educate her clients on how simple it can be to achieve a transformative and life changing difference in one’s skin. As a Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Brenda is certified and highly skilled at performing micro needling, microdermabrasion, extensive peels, body wraps, Champissage (Indian head massage), face mapping, the Vampire Facial, LED therapy, the HydraFacial, and more. She’s also received Eminence Master Massage training. Brenda’s passion for the industry, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of service and dedication to overall client satisfaction have led to her stellar reputation among clients and industry professionals. Visit Brenda today and let her help you achieve the best from the skin you’re in!

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