White Branch

About Us

. Caring . Skilled . Dedicated .

WELCOME TO THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

We offer a luxurious and relaxing treatment facility, where you can enjoy corrective skincare treatments, aesthetic injections like Botox and Dermal Fillers, and non-surgical facelift options from a highly skilled team of providers. We are always growing our innovative menu of services, so stay tuned for new offerings!

We are a satellite office of Dr. Harold Bafitis D.O., MPH, FACOS, FACS 

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Karli Plunkett

PA-C, MMS, LME

Karli graduated with Highest Honors from the Florida College of Natural Health with an Associate's degree in Paramedical Skincare. She then graduated with Honors from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida. Karli achieved Highest Honors again while attaining her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Medical Science program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences. She is in the Advanced Clinical Practice Track with a focus on Regenerative Aesthetic Medicine. 

 

Karli's singular career passion has been Aesthetics ever since she entered the work force. She is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with a decade of experience as a Licensed Medical Esthetician. She prides herself on her injection skills, skincare knowledge, and bedside manner. She travels to educational seminars all over the world every quarter, and completes hands-on local trainings monthly to continuously grow her skillset and knowledge-base. 

Karli's services include:

  • Morpheus 8 Skin Tightening

  • Dermal Filler 

  • Neurotoxin (Botox & Dysport)

  • Lumecca IPL Photofacial

 

Karli is the founder and primary aesthetic practitioner at the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa.  

Katia Pogarch

Practice Manager, Licensed Microblading Artist, Certified Phlebotomist

The newest member of our team is our Practice Manager Katia. She joined the FOY team after making the decision to make Sanford Florida her permanent home. Previous to that, she lived in Hawaii working as a Spa Manager aboard Norwegian’s Pride of America cruise ship - managing all aspects of the Spa, Salon and Fitness Center, cruising around the Hawaiian islands year-round.

Katia is no stranger to the aesthetic industry and has always strived to stay in-the-know about all the latest and greatest, as it is both a personal and professional passion. She joined the team with years of extensive and diverse experience ranging from launching and successfully managing a European Wax Center, to serving as Facilities Manager for a large local dental laboratory here in Sanford, and most notably running a 5-star spa, The Mandara Spa aboard Norwegian's Pride of America - which was voted the world's best cruise spa by the World's Spa Awards.

Aside from ensuring that the daily operations of our practice are running smoothly, Katia is also our certified phlebotomist on staff and holds a permanent makeup tattoo license for standard Microblading, Ombre, and Combination Brows. 

Regardless of the positions Katia holds, her biggest passion remains the people she serves and sharing Karli's dedication in providing our patients with the most top-notch service.

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Kiki Carlson

 

Licensed Esthetician, Medical Assistant/CNA

Our next staff member introduction is our fantastic Medical Assistant Kiki Carlson. Kiki has been by Karli’s side since FOY opened its doors over two years ago, starting out with primarily front desk receptionist duties.Shortly after forming relationships with the patients and stepping in to assist Karli from time to time, she realized how much she enjoyed being more hands-on.

 

The first step was completing her CNA program, followed by some fast-track training with Karli from which she was able to transition into a Medical Assistant position.Over time, Kiki became well versed with the different aspects of injecting, microneedling, skin anatomy, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy which inspired her to progress further in her career path to become a service provider herself.

 

Kiki has received her Esthetician license at Florida Dermal Institute and is currently our primary esthetician on staff. At this time, Kiki is offering any of our luxurious facials, as well as microdermabrasion and dermaplaning to get rid of that unwanted peach fuzz. She is very grateful to have been instructed and groomed by Karli herself, on product knowledge and her many advanced techniques. Kiki is also learning the art of lash extensions, which we will be offering soon at FOY! 

Harold Bafitis

D.O. MPH, FACOS, FACS

 Dr. Harold Bafitis graduated with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bafitis earned his medical degree Cum Laude from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Dr. Bafitis then went on to complete a full 5 year general surgery residency at Grandview Medical Center, in Dayton, Ohio, an affiliate of Ohio University’s prestigious medical school. To further his expertise, he completed a 2 year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Plastic Surgery Institute and affiliated hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Dr. Bafitis also took an additional full year fellowship with the Cincinnati Plastic Surgery Associates and affiliated hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio in:

  • Cosmetic surgery

  • Breast surgery

  • Breast reconstruction

 

Dr. Bafitis is double board certified in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

 

He has achieved the coveted title of FELLOW (FACOS) in the College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and is the first Osteopathic plastic surgeon to earn the title of FACS.

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MIA

I cannot give enough stars!!! I, and my sister, came to Karli (after seeing her amazing Instagram page) relatively unsure of what we needed. She blocked off two whole hours to sit with us and go over every concern and come up with a perfect plan to optimize us. We left LOVING our results. We love her natural aesthetic. The office is very nice with a wonderful staff. 10 stars!

CAROL

Karli is AMAZING! The whole staff is SO SO SO nice and friendly! From the first phone call with Karli and her assistant Kiki to the moment I left the salon after my appointment has been nothing but pleasant. The salon is super clean and nice. Karli is very knowledgeable in her field and her personality makes you feel at home. I’m so excited to start this skincare repair journey with her. I was very nervous at my appointment and the team here was so sweet to me and comforted me throughout everything! Not to mention they’re the best hype team! (Lol) I am so in love with my results already and I will be recommending this place, Karli, and her staff to everyone I know! THANK YOU ALL!

BRITTANY

There ladies are fantastic! The office is top of the line gorgeous and so relaxing! The front desk is so friendly and accommodating with any questions or concerns you bring to them. Karli is simply the best! She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease while informing/teaching you all about the procedure you’re about to have done. She is so knowledgeable of her craft and a perfectionist in her work. She did Botox and corrected some asymmetry I had in previous lip filler. She explained every step along the way and stopped to answer any questions I asked (I ask a lot of questions! Haha) . My results were AMAZING! Subtle- but exactly what I wanted. I had the best experience here and would recommend them to anyone!

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141 Bellagio Circle,

Sanford, FL 32771

 

Katiap@FOYmedspa.com

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