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About Us Emerald Coast Magazine 2017 Best of the Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast Med Spa & Wellness’ is located in Navarre, FL. Our ultimate goal is to provide our clients and patients from many Gulf Coast Communities including Pensacola, Navarre, Fort Walton, Destin, and Gulf Breeze with the best treatments and products available. By keeping up with the latest techniques in anti-aging we are able to help our clients look and feel younger. We strive to keep clients up to date on new treatments and products to assist in anti-aging needs while working within your budget.

All of our skin care treatments utilize the finest medical grade ingredients in the industry, which are formulated at a local compounding pharmacy. Most of our chemical peels are unique to Emerald Coast Med Spa and were created by Owner and Esthetician, Stephanie Wilbanks. Our treatments are specifically designed to dramatically improve your overall appearance while remaining safe and non-invasive.

Stephanie Wilbanks

Stephanie Wilbanks

Owner & Paramedical Esthetician

Stephanie will help you with your skin care needs, and design a program to achieve your desired results utilizing medical grade products and treatments.

Dr. Christopher Cave

Board Certified Family Physician

Dr. Cave is Board Certified in Family Practice. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2000. He completed a Family Practice residency there in 2002.

Dr. Svetlana Hanson 

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and highly trained in Aesthetics

Dr. Hanson is a highly dedicated physician, Board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and highly trained in Aesthetics. Her commitment is evident in the exceptional care she provides to her patients. By practicing concierge medicine, a healthcare model known for its personalized and comprehensive approach, she ensures that her patient receives a memorable healthcare experience.


Maria Pavone

Founder and CEO of Acquavita Health & Wellness

Maria Pavone is the founder and CEO of Acquavita Health & Wellness. She is a registered nurse with a diverse nursing background that consists of mostly emergency/trauma. She attended nursing school at Pensacola State College, earning an Associate of Science degree in Nursing followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of West Florida. 


Ixcheal Cook

Massage Therapist, nail and pedicure specialist, reflexologist and spiritual reiki healer.

Ixcheal has over 20 years of experience as a nail specialist and over 15 years experience in healing arts. In 2009 Ixcheal became a Reiki practitioner.


Nail Specialist

Katie is a licensed full nail specialist at Emerald Coast Med Spa. Katie has 10 years experience in nail service.

Hope Armstrong


Hope is an Esthetician at Emerald Coast Medical Spa in Navarre Florida. A proud Navy wife of 18 years, and a very proud mother of 4.

Ben Moyer

Massage Therapist

Ben’s resume comprises a long list of impressive qualifications, from bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Health Leisure & Sports to being a Fully Licensed Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Gymnastics Couch.

Lana Andrusiv

Licensed Esthetician and Office Manager

Lana’s career has been diverse, spanning roles as an executive assistant and support for medical professionals. However, her true calling emerged in the field of well-being and beauty. Lana’s mission is to boost people’s self-esteem and help them achieve their beauty goals through body and skincare. She specializes in facials, peels, and advanced body-contouring techniques to help clients become their best selves. Outside of work, Lana enjoys cooking, reading, nature hikes, and spending quality time with her loved ones.