Michal Kitai is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) from Israel who sees the beauty in all.
I did not know what to expect from my first visit to BeWell MedSpa. My husband and I met Michal and her husband Oren Kiriat at a holiday party thrown by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. They were friendly that night and invited me to visit their spa. Having primarily written about politics and with the grueling U.S. Presidential campaign recently completed, I jumped at the chance to practice my trade on a different subject.
Before I could make writing fun again, I needed to be well.
Michal noticed I had an acne/scars problem. This is a battle I have had my entire life. Zits suck.
She recommended a microneedling treatment in hopes of clearing up my face. We discussed the treatment and I agreed to return for an appointment. A week later, I arrived with husband in tow, filled out the required paperwork and let Michal work her wonders.
“We’re here to help you never look your age,” Oren told me.
The couple met in New York where Michal was doing her residency at NYU. Before immigrating to the U.S., Michal served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), a requirement of all Israelis. Trained as a medic in the IDF Michal began her medical career at the young age of 18 and has been honing her craft ever since.
On my initial spa consultation, Michal offered to run blood tests (such as hormone levels, cortisol, food sensitivity and others) to better understand what treatment I needed.
“My goal is to bring beauty from within,” she said. “You have to feel good on the inside first.”
For someone who has spent the majority of his life in the southern United States, the mention of Botox is not always described in a flattering light. Some people like it, some people don’t. The reality is facial fillers are used by many people to counter-act other conditions and battle aging.
Michal is a master injector and BeWell MedSpa employs other highly trained and licensed medical aestheticians. The Wilton Manors location is petite, so appointments are strongly encouraged.
My treatment is called growth factor microneedling. Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment stimulating your body’s own natural collagen production through a series of oscillating microneedles. As a result new elastin and collagen develops, producing a smoother even toned and tighter skin.
In combination with the microneedling, Michal applies a growth factor serum to produce truly robust results. There are two options of growth factor that were made available for my treatment, I chose the option utilizing my body’s own growth factor and healing powers which Michal is able to obtain by drawing a small amount of blood from my arm, placing the sample in a centrifuge in order to then extract the platelet-rich component for a topical application.
Platelet’s are the part of your body that is responsible for repair and regeneration – when your body senses platelets there is a systemic response that begins collagen tissue stimulation and redevelopment. This is very technical stuff that Michal did an amazing job of explaining and inevitably demonstrating the painless ease and the amazing results.
After applying a topical anesthetic, Michal moved over the prescribed areas of my face using a special microneedling tool called the Rejuvapen. This tool uses a reciprocating controlled depth needle to stimulate the deep tissue to produce more collagen.
“We lose one to two percent collagen every year as we get older,” Michal said.
Getting older doesn’t have to look bad and BeWell MedSpa offers several treatments to rejuvenate your spirit. In addition to facial treatments, the medical spa offers IV vitamin infusions, DNA testing, costume blood panels, laser hair removal, G spot shots and male and female bioidentical hormones and growth hormone and much more.
Michal and Oren moved to South Florida from New York. They are the proud parents of two sets of twins and understand what Kibbutz life means.
“We are honest,” Michal told me during my first visit to the spa. “Sometimes honesty is lacking in this industry. If something is not going to work for you, your doctor should tell you.”
Almost one month after my first ever microneedling treatment, my husband and friends say they can see a difference in my appearance. Dormant collagen cells were activated and the acne is vanishing.
“We want you to harness your own healing power,” Michal said.
1881 N.E. 26th Street, Suite 40 Wilton Manors