About us

Thirty years ago, we set out to define the Atlanta spa experience.

We’re still doing it.

At Spa Sydell, we’re passionate about helping Atlantans become the best version of themselves. Whether providing a stress-relieving escape, or a skin and body transformation, Spa Sydell gives every client the personal care they deserve to rejuvenate and relax. Time after time.

Led by visionary aesthetics experts, we have an unstoppable desire to provide the latest and most effective treatments, products, and technologies through our spas. We love taking care of each client with professional, truly expert advice, and friendly service.

It’s what we’ve been doing for thirty years — and we’re just getting better. Come feel for yourself what the new generation of care is all about at Spa Sydell.

Our services

  • Facial and Body Treatments
  • Anti-Aging Procedures such as Ultherapy
  • Microneedling, RF Microneedling
  • Laser Treatments, including Erbium Pixel, Photogenesis and Viva Fractional RF
  • Injectables and Fillers
  • Body Contouring, featuring CoolSculpting®, Venus Freeze™, Posh, and Cellutone
  • Spa Packages

Meet Our Team

Cosmetic Injectors

Dr. Herbert Kollinger

Medical Director

Doctor Herb Kollinger, well known in the medical spa industry and by his numerous clients as "Dr. K," is a master injector for fillers and neurotoxins as well as Kybella for dissolving fat in the chin and jowl area. He is the Chief Medical Officer with Atlanta's Spa Sydell, and one of the first trained surgeons in Atlanta for Qwo, a permanent resolution for dimpling associated with cellulite of buttocks and outer thighs. His warm personality coupled with his knowledge of facial structures and attention to detail helps keep customers looking young and coming back for more. For those that are new to injections and fillers, Dr. K takes time to prep them on what to expect throughout the process. Because of the certified technicians and professionals like Dr. K at Spa Sydell, men and women can enjoy standard spa services like massages and facials along with all of the latest anti-aging innovative treatments.

Cheryl Gillis

RN, Aesthetic Injector

Nurse Cheryl has been with Spa Sydell for over 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience as aesthetic injector. Cheryl is certified in dermal fillers for Facial Enhancement and Facial Anti-Aging Treatments using products. Nurse Cheryl has received Advanced Esthetics certification by Merz, the maker of aesthetic injectables.

Whitney Hart

RN, Aesthetic Injector

Whitney specializes in neurotoxins, dermal fillers and Kybella. She prides herself on her ability to perform profile balancing injectable procedures. In addition, she has perfected her signature lip technique and loves transforming lips. She develops individualized treatment plans for every client in order to yield the most beautiful, balanced, natural result. Using a combination of techniques, she is able to achieve a result that you will love and will keep you looking like your best self. When she isn’t injecting, Whitney spends her time with her two daughters, Lilly and Baylor. Come see Whitney at our Buckhead location and let her bring out your best features.

Integrative and Functional Health Physician

Dr. Joann Wu

MD, Integrative and Functional Health Physician

When we have our health we have everything we need for true and lasting wellbeing. Dr. Wu brings her experience as a rehabilitation medicine doctor (MD) who specializes in real, functional, sustainable wellness together with a deep curiosity and education. As a fitness expert and experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT), licensed Acupuncturist, passionate about mindful health coaching (CHHC), Dr. Wu delivers corporate health delivery program design, preventative health initiatives, and mind/body empowerment projects. Innovative, passionate and results-focused medical leader with proven track record and success in clinical, academic, and entrepreneurial settings. Solid and unique background rich in care of diverse rehabilitation populations and excels in integrative health by combining experienced skills in complementary approaches, fitness and wellness strategies. Double boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Integrative and Holistic Medicine and pursued additional MBA studies.



Nazar Agan

Medical Aesthetician

Nazar is one of our Lead Laser Estheticians at Spa Sydell and loves helping clients find the perfect treatment plan to fit their needs. Nazar graduated from ISSN (International School of Skin and Nails) in 2012 and was led to Spa Sydell by her passion for knowledge and drive to excel in esthetics. She not only has her laser license, but is certified in CoolSculpting, Venus Freeze, Posh, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion. Nazar loves to help her clients accomplish their most natural look by taking advantage of the latest technologies we have available today and she is motivated by the results her clients achieve from her treatments.

Lauren Nee

Medical Aesthetician

Lauren Nee is a Licensed Esthetician, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Technician and Body Contouring Specialist at Spa Sydell Buckhead. She graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in Atlanta, GA. Her favorite treatments are those that are results driven, including laser procedures, Microneedling, Hydrafacial, CoolSculpting, and Ultherapy. Lauren is currently working at our Buckhead location Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Azita Sohrabi

Medical Aesthetician

Azita is one of our Lead Estheticians who has been with Spa Sydell for over 10 years and is passionate about any-and-everything anti-aging. Azita has a bachelor’s degree in education and her love of helping people is what drove her to pursue esthetics. With a strong pull to anti-aging services, she has equipped herself with the knowledge of how to perform the most cutting-edge services, from Chemical Treatments, Microdermabrasion and Oxygen Infusion to Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Fibroblast (Plasma Pen), and Microblading (permanent brow artistry). Her favorite service is the Age Delay (anti-aging) Hydrafacial because of the results she sees in her clients’ skin. Azita is currently working at Perimeter.

KellyAnn Eleazer

Medical Aesthetician

KellyAnn has been with Spa Sydell for over 8 years and has worked in many different facets of the med-spa industry. She has a deep understanding and appreciation for aesthetics and loves to customize a plan for each client. KellyAnn graduated from Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics and is a licensed laser technician, is certified in microneedling, and trained in dermaplaning, Hydrafacial and Venus Freeze. She is passionate about skin care and is committed to helping her clients achieve long- lasting results and better overall skin health. KellyAnn is also dedicated to health and fitness and loves rock climbing, cooking and reading in her spare time. KellyAnn is currently working at our Buckhead location.

Xiaoyan Sun


Sun earned an esthetician license in 2011 from ISSN. Her employment at Spa Sydell began shortly afterwards in 2012. She now has a laser certificate, microneedling certificate, hydrafacial certificate, and is a certified practitioner of diamond microdermabrasion, dermaplane, and peels. Sun's favorite service is diamond microdermabrasion, but she also enjoys hydrafacials, microneedling, and dermaplane. Outside of work, she spends time cooking, shopping, and swimming! Her schedule is Wednesday thru Sunday at the Buckhead Spa Sydell.

Elena Kozlovski


Elena is an Esthetician at Spa Sydell and has been in the industry for almost 20 years. Elena graduated from ISSN (International School of Skin and Nails) in 2001 and has been with Spa Sydell for 19 years. She loves helping clients to look and feel more beautiful and putting a smile on their faces. Elena says she loves all the services she does-HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, etc., as well as waxing. She believes every client has a perfect fit for their needs, and she loves helping them with that discovery. When she has free time Elena enjoys traveling, reading, and gardening. Elena is currently working at the Perimeter Spa Sydell on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Lisa Melina


Lisa Melina worked as an Esthetician when she lived in France. After being a flight attendant for 20 plus years, she decided to keep her feet on the ground and work in a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. She is most passionate about traveling, nature, and animals, specifically dogs. Lisa has a sweet little Chihuahua named Lina. Lina puts a smile on her face every day and loves her unconditionally, as Lisa loves her. She enjoys performing all types of services Spa Sydell offers, but microneedling and dermaplane are two of my favorites.

Jurate Kaminiene


Jurate is originally from the country of Lithuania she came to the US in 1999. She became a licensed esthetician in 2005 and has been with Spa Sydell for over 10 years. Jurate feels there is nothing more satisfying than helping a client with their skin concerns. She believes having the opportunity to work with people up close and personal helps to build lasting relationships and trust. Jurate enjoys performing all types of esthetic services Spa Sydell offers. Although the HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion are two of her favorites as she has seen amazing results with these advanced aesthetic services.

Manuela Pirvu


Massage Therapists

Charles Huff

Massage Therapist

Charles is a Massage Therapist and has been with Spa Sydell for over 15 years. He is known for giving his clients the ultimate experience of relaxation and applying remarkable technique. Charles attended the Atlanta School of Massage and has been certified in performing Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reflexology, etc. Playing football introduced Charles into the art of massage. After experiencing the healing touch of muscle therapy, Charles began to pursue this path for his career. The satisfaction of Charles’s clients is what motivates him. Charles believes that a great massage is a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and understanding what every client needs. Charles is passionate about connecting with his clients through communication and fluidity which he describes is the most rewarding. Charles states, “Relaxation is an art, and getting a massage is the perfect way to master that art.” Charles is currently working at our Spa Sydell Perimeter location Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Felicia Weston

Massage Therapist

Felicia Weston has been a massage therapist for twelve years. She is naturally committed to the quality and positive outcome that she gives to her clients. She loves meeting new people and making sure they feel comfortable with her. Her great passion is bringing relief and healing to her clients. She knows that no single approach is right for every individual, and so she's been trained in a wide range of modalities, such as deept tissue, reflexology, pre-natal, and lymphatic drainage. Prenatal is the type of massage she enjoys most. Massage has many benefits, not just the relief of stress or loosening of tense, sore muscles. Its beneficial for your mind, body, and spirit. When your mind body, and spirit are in harmony, Felicia says, happiness is our natural result. Felicia works at our Buckhead location Wednesday through Saturday.

Kelli Porter

Massage Therapist

Kelli Porter is one of our newest premier massage therapists at Spa Sydell. Kelli graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge Ma in 2002 with over 900 hours of hands on therapy. She is well versed in many massage techniques, from relaxing and rejuvenating, therapeutic Trigger Point, to restorative Craniosacral. With over twenty years of experience, Kelli maintains that each massage is unique as each person presents with their own story enfolded between their skeletal-musculature system. Kelli enjoys working with prenatal clients as the client is often adapting to their new reality and body, needing relief and rebalancing. Kelli's current hobbies are chess, Spanish and piano. She is an enthusiastic traveler having visited over seven countries over four continents, looking to add more adventures once covid-19 has been contained. Kelly is currently working at our Buckhead location Thursday through Sunday.

Mitch Dinu

Massage Therapist

Mitch is a Massage Therapist at Spa Sydell who helps clients having issues with muscle pain, tension, and those who just want to relax. Mitch attended the Atlanta School of Massage and graduated in 2001. He has since been certified with the National Board and has added further certifications to his repertoire, such as Certified Medical Massage Practitioner Masters Level and Neuromuscular Therapy. Mitch’s pursuit of massage therapy comes from an innate attraction to the art of massage. He feels an immediate satisfaction from helping clients through his healing touch and feels there is no higher compliment than when his clients tell him “That was fantastic; the best massage I’ve ever had!” Mitch’s areas of expertise include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). He believes better health—mind, body, spirit—starts with regular massage. When not at the spa helping clients, Mitch also enjoys working out and reading history and geography.

Marc Turan

Massage Therapist

Marc first began his sports massage education at the Anadolu University Physical Education and Sports Faculty in Turkey. He studied Kinesiology and Sports Science which helped propel him into therapeutic and athletic massage. In addition to his college degree, Marc is also a 2012 graduate of ASHA (Academy of Healing Arts), where he received certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). He is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. He can provide an invigorating deep tissue sports massage for fatigued, sore muscles post-workout. He also specializes in working with clients for injury rehabilitation as well as assisting in migraine and tension-related headache relief. Or he can simply help you forget about life stresses for an hour with a relaxation-focused treatment. Marc works Wednesday through Sunday alternating between both the Perimeter and Buckhead locations.

Pam Fields

Massage Therapist

Pam is one of our Lead Massage Therapists at Spa Sydell who helps clients with a wide range of needs, from pain to tension to simply relaxation. Pam has been a Massage Therapist for over 9 years and has studied Pre-Natal, Myofascial Release, and is currently a Reiki II and a certified Medical Massage Practitioner. She believes everyone benefits from touch in some way. Pam remembers her mother working three jobs and one of her first memories being massaging her back after a long day of work. Becoming a Massage Therapist has been a fulfillment of Pam’s calling. Her favorite service is a 90-Minute Deep Tissue Massage. Pam believes everything is connected in some way and pain does not always have a physical form or cause, and massage therapy can be much more than a time for relaxation. Pam is currently working at the Perimeter Spa Sydell on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Robert Scott

Lead Massage Therapist

Scott is the lead Massage Therapist at Spa Sydell and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. Graduating from Atlanta School of Massage in May 2014, he has been working in the field ever since at Spa Sydell. Scott has certifications in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. He enjoys the profession and his extensive practice ranges from working on clients who suffer from plantar fasciitis of the feet to tension/migraine headaches of the base of the skull. Scott strongly believes bodywork is mutually beneficial to mind and body, easing tension from both physical and mental sources. He feels the most rewarding aspect of his job is tailoring each service to the client in front of him and seeing his clients make progress toward overall wellbeing. Scott is currently working at the Perimeter Spa Sydell on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Wil Weems

Massage Therapist

Wil Weems has worked as a certified neuromusculartherapist full time since 2001. He trained at the Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health which focuses on healing the body using a holistic approach. As a professional neuromuscular therapist his goal is to help as many people as possible heal their body through the science of touch in a caring and compassionate environment. He believes massage therapy not only offers healing for the body, but also is beneficial in healing the mind and spirit. Each service Wil performs is tailored specifically to help his clients achieve improved homeostasis. His favorite service is our 90 minute massage and the 90 minute customized hot stone massage. This service allows him the time and creativity to achieve maximum relaxation and reduction of pain and stress from everyday life. In his spare time, Wil enjoys skiing, biking, and martial arts. He loves having fun in nature, hiking, and spending time with his children and grandson. He particularly likes an occasional chess game and lives by one of its key slogans: "Make your next move your best move!" With 20 years of experience Wil continues to look forward to every massage and offer the opportunity for growth and healing. Wil works Wednesday through Saturday at our Buckhead location.

Anthony Lewis

Massage Therapist

Anthony has been a team member at Spa Sydell since 2010. He believes that God enables each of us a gift for serving others to uplift each other, our community and our world, and his calling is massage therapy. He is grateful for the many who have allowed him to be a part of their healthcare journey by way of touch. His journey began through athletics, martial arts and a general interest in fitness and health. He began his career with a Reflexology Certification in 1999 and graduated in 2001 from the prestige Swedish Institute in New York. He worked in Orthopedic Rehabilitation doing Medical Massage alongside Physical Therapy and Acupuncture before moving to Atlanta in 2009 In addition to Swedish, Deep tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Medical, and Trigger point therapy, he also utilizes techniques from other modalities such as Shiatsu and Thai massage to provide a customized integrative approach for his clients to address the mind, body, and spirit in a unique way that produces effective pain management and permits the mind to ease, the body to relax, and the spirit to soar. Anthony’s other areas of interest include meditation, Qogong, TaiChi, Yoga, Woodworking, walks in nature, move, theater and the arts. Anthony works at our Buckhead location Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Carol Hawthorne

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Carol Mayumi Hawthorne has been with Spa Sydell since March 2001. Ms. Hawthorne has been a certified, Georgia licensed Neuromuscular massage therapist for twenty three years. She is Board Certified through the National Certified Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and an approved Continuing Education Provider through NCBTMB. Currently, Ms. Hawthorne teaches massage and is the Massage Clinic Coordinator at Gwinnett College, Lilburn campus. Ms. Hawthorne is also a certified esthetician. Ms. Hawthorne holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mental Health, specializing in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of New York of Buffalo. Ms. Hawthorne is also a member in good standing with American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Georgia Women Entrepreneur Network (GWEN), Georgia Bodywork Association (GABA), Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the National Certified Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Carol is currently working at our Buckhead location Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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