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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. 

Carol Mecca, PA-C

Carol Mecca is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with 25 years of experience in the medical field. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, Class of 1991. Carol has extensive training and experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. She is a master injector and is certified to administer Botox and Dermal Fillers, and to perform Sclerotherapy, PDO Threading, Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, and much more. She has a genuine passion for aesthetics and is always on the lookout for the latest aesthetic innovations treatment methods to help her patients achieve the most spectacular results. Carol and her husband have lived in Ocala, FL since 2004. They have two daughters, who are currently students at the University of Florida. Both graduated from Blessed Trinity and attended the Vanguard IB program. An adventurous and athletic bon vivant, Carol’s hobbies include traveling and tennis. She is plays regularly at Fort King Tennis Center on the Day League and USTA Adult League teams.

Krystal Deleonard, CME

Krystal Deleonard is a Certified Medical Electrologist at Innova Wellness Spa. She specializes in electrology, laser hair removal, and photo facials. She has a has a strong passion for laser therapy and works hard to ensure her clients achieve the best possible results. With over a decade of experience in the medical field, Krystal has worked as a Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse's Assistant, and Administrator. Krystal was born and raised in Florida. She enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with her two beautiful daughters.

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!

Janine Ortega

Client Relations Coordinator

Janine Ortega is the client relations coordinator at Innova Wellness Spa.  Originally from New York state where she worked as a dental hygienist, Janine moved to Florida because of her love for sunshine and horses.   Janine is available to meet with clients at any stage of their healthcare journey. Her focus is to make sure clients have the most exceptional experience possible, while making sure goals of treatment are always highlighted.  Janine has worked in luxury aesthetics for several years, and takes great pride in being a part of all aspects of client care and comfort.   Janine enjoys the Florida sunshine with her two amazing young daughters. Together, they find joy in their American Paint Horses and all of the equine activities that Florida has to offer.  When the Ortega’s are not “horsing around,” they escape to one of Florida’s beautiful beaches on a regular basis.  Janine looks forward to meeting you and assisting in your aesthetic journey.

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