Marisa Faircloth, PA-C

Founder/Owner
Master Level Injector, Diamond Status, Allergan

A graduate of Wake Forest University’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, Marisa is a seasoned professional who has dedicated more than 40 years of her health care career toward medical aesthetics, plastic surgery, and weight loss.

During the early years of her career, she had the good fortune to work with some of the best plastic surgeons in the region. She thought then what she knows now, that less-invasive procedures are perfect for people who don’t want or need a drastic change to their overall appearance.

Marisa passionately describes her mission: “My calling and my God-given gift is to uncover the hidden beauty in each person who walks through my doors.” Her years of experience and devotion to her work make her a sought-after injector, and she is known for her excellent eye. She is credentialed as a Master Level Injector and she occupies Top 250 Status with Allergan, placing her among the Top Half of One Percent (.05%) of injectors in the nation.  She has twice been honored with the 100 Best Injectors award voted on by her peers. 

Marisa is also a trainer for Allergan, and she’s a sought-after Forbes speaker. She has written and published her first book, Empowered by Beauty: A Testament for Unleashing Self-confidence. A memoir and commentary on the non-invasive cosmetics industry, it’s available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

With an extensive experience in plastic surgery, dermatology, and weight loss, she has managed multiple large practices, owned four weight loss clinics and implemented weight loss programs for 20+ medical clinics, Marisa’s goal is to restore the beauty that is within and discover the best non-invasive procedures. Her practice is known for the early adoption of the latest innovations in the industry. 

As a minister for her church, Marisa is quite likely to give her patients a hug before creating their customized treatment plan. Her first goal is to make sure her patient feels confident, comfortable, and empowered by their treatment and she will never let anyone leave her care looking “done.”

Marisa was born in Guatemala and raised in Pakistan, relocated to Deerfield, Illinois, before moving to New York. Marisa fell in love with the Triad while attending Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and she never left. She is married to Robby Faircloth, Pastor of Hope Christian fellowship in Greensboro, N.C. She has four children, Korban, Kaleb, Faith, and Hope.

Melissa Lowe, MD

Medical Director

Melissa attended Wofford College and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She specializes in adolescent pediatrics and enjoys a 30+ year career as a pediatrician in Greensboro, NC.

Melissa was born in Spartanburg and raised in Fort Mill, S.C. She wanted to be a doctor from as far back as she can remember, having often visited her uncle’s family practice during her youth. She met Marisa in 2016 and found herself fascinated by the non-invasive cosmetic treatments offered through Restoration MedSpa. She would often tease Marisa that if she ever needed any help, to give her a call. And that’s exactly what Marisa did. Finding herself in need of a new Medical Director, Marisa contacted Melissa in 2019, and Melissa quickly joined the practice. Believing that the role requires a hands-on approach, Melissa works at Restoration MedSpa at least one day each week while she continues her pediatric practice. Melissa believes that her presence is yet another differentiator for Restoration MedSpa. Having a working medical director truly raises the profile from a boutique spa to a medical spa. And Melissa is very visible within the practice.

The staff has the advantage of having a medical doctor available when questions arise. Melissa also enjoys getting to know the patients, and her presence provides another vote of confidence that they are getting the best treatment plans for their needs. She looks at everything from the medical aspect, asking questions that others might not know to ask and making sure that the procedure is right for the patient. While her work at Restoration MedSpa is not full-time, she nevertheless feels like it is her fantasy job.

Melissa’s laugh is infectious, and others can tell when she’s onsite. Her glass is always half full. She lives in Greensboro with one of her daughters, Sarah, and her three cats.

Anna Calhoun, PA-C

Physician Assistant

A North Carolina girl, Anna grew up in Winston Salem and attended Forsyth Country Day and Duke University. She earned her graduate degree as a physician assistant from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her prior 14-year experience in obstetrics perfectly readied her to move seamlessly into the world of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments where women continue to outpace men in seeking treatment. A scientist by nature, Anna really enjoys the constant development of new and innovative devices and procedures. She joined Restoration MedSpa in early 2022 and is known for her calming bedside manner and approach to patient care. She wants to make every patient look and feel their very best. The health and wellness of women is a huge priority for her. An amateur photographer, Anna loves life, landscapes, long walks, travel, and the occasional glass of wine. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband Brad of 20 years, son Alex, and daughter Isabella. The family has a Weimaraner dog named Blue, 3 cats, 6 chickens, and a rabbit named Beatrix (after Beatrix Potter).

Ashley Minton, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

A former ICU nurse, Ashley grew up in nearby Lewisville, NC. Before joining Restoration MedSpa in June 2022, she earned her BS in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University and a postgraduate master’s degree in nursing from Simmons University in Boston. She loves creating customized plans for patients on their journeys to look and feel their very best. Ashley says that caring for others has always been her calling, and she’s particularly excited to be a part of the booming industry of beauty and non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Her background in critical care has fostered a great foundation in utilizing current research and evidence-based practice to perfect assessing, planning, and implementing various treatments for a variety of patients. This allows her to think outside the box of a standard aesthetic treatment plan. After work Ashley enjoys any opportunity to travel with her family, especially spending time together at her family’s house on Lake Norman. And she loves live music. She lives with her husband Jamie, three daughters, Hailey, Boston, and Demi, and three French bulldogs, Mila Bleu, Sunnie, and Thor.

Elizabeth Blankenship, PA-C

Physician Assistant

After graduating from Wake Forest University in 2004, Elizabeth earned her master’s degree in medical science from Wake’s Physician Assistant program. She went on to work in plastic and reconstructive surgical centers for more than ten years. In addition to being an expert in such innovative treatment options as radiofrequency for skin tightening and fat reduction, she has acquired many years using multiple lasers for skin tightening, pigment reduction, lesion excisions, and laser hair removal. She’s an expert injector and has completed advanced training in Ultherapy. She possesses extensive knowledge in Bio-identical Hormone treatments, and she is credentialed to provide CoolSculpting® treatments. When she isn’t working, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and two children, Nora and Alex.

Sarah Clanton

Administrative Coordinator

Although Sarah lived in San Antonio for a time, she grew up close by in Davidson County, N.C. Before joining Restoration MedSpa in February 2018, Sarah spent nearly four years in a cosmetic surgery office. That experience provided her with a passion for the cosmetics industry and a keen understanding and appreciation of non-surgical treatment options. She likes nothing more than answering the questions that naturally arise when someone is comparing surgery to less-invasive procedures. She also loves the feeling of accomplishment she and the staff get when a patient leaves Restoration MedSpa happy with their results. Sarah takes pride in educating both staff and patients on procedures and outcomes. She is a self-proclaimed athlete, who is outdoorsy and loves to travel. She lives with her husband Matthew, daughter Amelia, and two sons, Everett and Wyatt.

Michelle Johnson

Laser Specialist

A master aesthetician and laser specialist, Michelle graduated from the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology Career Center in Dallas, TX, and the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. She is also a member of the National Coalition of Estheticians Association. A self-proclaimed gypsy soul, Michelle has lived all over the U.S. and is licensed in five states. She often flies back to Seattle to treat her long-time clients there. She began her work with Restoration MedSpa in early 2022 as a contract employee once a month, but she quickly fell in love with the staff and clientele and joined the practice fulltime. Born and raised in Maryland, Michelle has a passion for lasers and skincare. Results-driven, Michelle is also extremely personable. Most clients remark that treatments with her are more like visiting a friend. If not working, you’ll find Michelle traveling. She loves camping, hiking, the beach, and just about anything active. She also has a home in Charleston, S.C., and she lives with her husband Jason.

Meagan McCoy

Medical Assistant

A near-hometown girl, Meagan grew up in Kernersville. A natural caregiver, her previous career had her working in a nursing home for many years. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is perfectly suited for her current position as Marisa’s assistant. She came to work for Restoration MedSpa in early 2022, quickly learning how to keep Marisa’s hectic schedule, seeing many clients each day, in check. It is her personal goal to make each and every patient feel like they are the only person in the office and very special. She approaches her job with the primary goal of making patients happy. Her favorite pastime outside of work is reading, and she thinks she might have enjoyed working in publishing if the cosmetics industry had not caught her attention. Meagan lives in Walkertown with her cat Gretchen.

Samantha Hatcher

Front Desk Manager

A native of the North Carolina coast, a Topsail Beach girl, Samantha joined Restoration MedSpa in early 2022 and quickly became an immediate favorite among her colleagues and clients. She currently does the scheduling and training for a growing staff of medical concierges, having been promoted to her current position. A former estate paralegal, Samantha is very organized and considers it her mission to drive performance at the front desk and make sure everyone is living the Restoration Brand and promoting its culture. She really enjoys meeting new clients and watching as their confidence continues to grow with each visit. During her off hours, she loves to travel. And she really enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her grandchildren play sports. She lives in Kernersville with her husband and retired Winston-Salem police officer, Bobby.

Charisse Koba

Clinical Coordinator

A licensed Aesthetics educator, Charisse has also been an aesthetician, professional makeup artist, and business owner in her previous roles in the beauty industry. She joined Restoration MedSpa in early 2022 and says it is a natural fit for her as she believes that it is not enough to have hands-on skills, but that true success comes from developing relationships, building trust, and earning credibility with your patients. She is from New York where she attended Aesthetics Science Institute. She later taught at the Southeastern Esthetics Institute in Columbia, SC. Charisse’s superpower is building rapport and trust. And she loves talking about skincare products and the ingredients that promote real change in the skin. Elevating the standards of the industry is of the utmost importance to Charisse. She is also Reiki certified and loves to talk about nutrition and supplements as they relate to the skin. She lives with her husband Tim, a professor at High Point University, two sons Julian and Christian, and her dogs (huskies) Neha and Luna.

Kelly Hollows

Certified Medical Aesthetician

Kelly has been working in the skincare field for more than a decade and has been working in Medical Aesthetics for the past five years. She obtained her Aesthetics License in 2005 from Johnston Community College, Smithfield, N.C., where she excelled in developing a personal brand that makes taking care of the whole person a priority for her. From HydraFacial MD and European luxury facials to custom chemical peels, she takes pride in every service she performs. Kelly’s clients say that she truly enjoys making their visits to Restoration MedSpa a revitalizing and relaxing experience. Kelly and her husband, Billy, have a son, Cole and a daughter, Caroline.

Katy Malcom

Medical Concierge and Aesthetician

Katy was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and still has plenty of family living there, but she moved to Clemmons when she was 3 years old. She joined Restoration MedSpa as a medical concierge and aesthetician in 2022. Katy attended Dermacademy in Kernersville, where she completed her program toward licensure in North Carolina. She worked herself through school as a bartender, a path that provided her with income and plenty of practice connecting with others. A natural behind the counter, Katy loves being helpful and friendly, answering client questions, and scheduling future appointments. She currently lives with her parents, Tina and John, older brother Cody, and little sister Cassidy, while she and her boyfriend Branson complete the restoration of their future home in Jamestown. The family has two pups, Sophie and Chloe.

Mariah Williams

Medical Concierge and Medical Assistant

Training to be a bodybuilder in her spare time, Mariah has always been interested in medicine, wellness, and fitness. She grew up in Minnesota where she worked at the Mayo Clinic as a lab assistant. She and her boyfriend Dominic fell in love with North Carolina a few years ago and moved across the country to live here. She spent some time at LabCorp before finding her true work home with Restoration MedSpa in early 2022. She loves making visits to both the nearby mountains and the coast. She attended Rochester Community and Technical College in Minnesota where she studied pre-med. Mariah’s smile is contagious and her secret to success at the front desk is her genuine desire to see people leave the offices feeling good about themselves. In addition to spending lots of time at the gym, Mariah also enjoys hiking. She lives with her boyfriend Dominic, their dog Kilo, and their cat Pepper.

Julie Hughes

Medical Concierge

Winston-Salem born and bred, Julie joined Restoration MedSpa in early 2022 after a long career in aviation, where she did a bit of everything including piloting. She still loves to travel and flies light aircraft when she can. Julie attended Appalachian State University and she cheers for the Mountaineers in good times and bad. She says she works at Restoration MedSpa this late in her career because it’s something fun that she really enjoys. Always a smiling face at the front desk, Julie enjoys working with the other front desk divas and is passionate about taking great care of patients. She enjoys hiking, dancing, and good music. An avid pickle ball player, Julie lives in Winston-Salem with her husband John and dog Zip.

Jennifer Dwiggins

Medical Concierge

Born into a “Clemson Family,” Jennifer is a diehard Clemson University fan who grew up in Statesville, NC. She moved to Winston-Salem in April 2021 and joined Restoration MedSpa a year later. She spent 20 years in real estate and was most recently the marketing director at Lake Norman Realty. A graduate of North Iredell High School, Jennifer attended Lees McRae College and received her Travel Agent Certification from Lucas Travel School in Greensboro. She’s also a licensed real estate broker. Everything about her background has readied Jennifer to be perfectly suited to provide the level of customer service required for her current role. She is passionate about helping people, and she quickly connects with clients, making them feel comfortable. She lives with boyfriend Mike, high school principal at High Point Central, and their toy poodle, Bear. She loves spending time with Mike’s five girls and traveling to the coast to visit her daughter, Savannah, who currently attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Jennifer Smith

Staff Accountant

No stranger to beauty or entrepreneurial endeavors, Jennifer spent more than 30 years as the owner of a residential furniture fabric import company and as a real estate broker before joining Restoration MedSpa in 2020. A Davidson Country native, she’s spent her life in the Triad. In addition to taking care of all things accounts payable/receivable, human resources, and payroll, she’s a trusted consultant to owner/founder Marisa. Another notable thing about Jennifer is the way she works and her commitment to conducting ethical business and ethical business practices. She treats the business as if it were her own. In her spare time, Jennifer loves working out with a close group of girlfriends several times a week, and she enjoys working in her yard. Jennifer has one son Brent living his dream life in Kanab, UT; he’s an avid long-distance hiker and a sought-after trail guide. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband Marty, their Maltese Ollie, and 2 cats Lefty and Righty.

Terri Poindexter Smith, MA

Marketing Director

Not long after Restoration MedSpa opened in 2015, Marisa approached Terri about helping with some marketing ideas. Terri was happy to oblige. With a master’s degree in communications from Wake Forest University and an age-appropriate understanding of the ideal cosmetics industry client, Terri set about providing the practice with a strong brand identity. Early work included an engaging website and an advertising strategy that fit into the budget of the budding organization. Today, Terri manages the relationship with Restoration MedSpa’s agency, negotiates ad buys, and writes ad copy and marketing content. She also helped guide Marisa as she was writing her groundbreaking book on the cosmetics industry. Californian by birth, Terri grew up in Winston-Salem. She lives in Charlotte with her husband Tim and dog Kiwi.

Angela Elliott

Client Relations Coordinator

Before joining Restoration MedSpa in November 2018, Angela was a cosmetic coordinator for a large plastic surgery practice. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in sales and training for Clinique, Aveda and Lancôme where she fell in love with the cosmetics industry and what it could do to build confidence, enhance beauty and provide well-being. A mountain girl by heart, Angela grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. An avid reader who enjoys yoga, spin classes, hiking and water-skiing, Angela also sings and plays the piano. She lives with her husband Robert of 29 years and “baby” Lena, a 10-lb. mini-dachshund. Angela has two grown children; Daughter Madison is a schoolteacher and son Hunter is sports enthusiast with a degree in business from Western Carolina University.