The staff of Vitality Anti-Aging Center & Medical Spa are licensed professionals with many years of medical experience. We are trained to give the best care possible to each and every one of our clients.
Charles McKaraher, MD
Dr. McKaraher is board certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He has years of experience working in Hickory. He has worked in the Frye Regional Emergency Department and currently co-owns Piedmont Urgent Care of North Carolina. He is trained and experienced in non-ablative laser treatments. Doctor McKaraher is the Medical Director for Vitality. Doctor McKaraher and Grace McLaurin, PA-C have worked together for the past 12 years.
Grace McLaurin, PA-C
Grace McLaurin has been practicing in the Hickory area for over 20 years. She graduated from Wake Forest University Physician Assistant program. She has vast medical experience in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Women's Health. She has specialty training in bio-identical hormone replacement and aesthetics. Grace currently is an ACE trainer for Allergan and is on the faculty of trainers for Injectability Institute, where she teaches the world’s only patented injection techniques. Recently she was chosen as 1 of 30 ACE trainers to be a national trainer for Kybella, Allergan's newest injectable. She also has been on one of the advisory boards for the launch of Voluma.
Todd Hinceman, NP-C
Todd Hinceman, NP-C has been a nurse practitioner since 2002. He is a graduate of Duke University where he received a Masters degree in Nursing with focus in acute care and family nurse practitioner programs. He has a special interest in weight management, nutrition, fitness, metabolic syndrome, male hormone imbalances, laser facial rejuvenation, Botox, and facial augmentation utilizing various dermal fillers.
Deanna Drum, LMBT & Licensed Aesthetician
Deanna has been with Vitality since 2007. She has been a Massage Therapist since 1998 and an Aesthetician since 1999. With this experience, she is able to share her knowledge with each client she serves, whether it is through massage or Thai Therapy, Laser Genesis, VIVACE,Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, Microneedling, PRP, Tattoo Removal, skin care or laser services. Making her clients feel pampered is her specialty!
Jean Paspa, Licensed Aesthetician
Jean is a skilled Makeup Artist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She has vast experience with facials, Microdermabrasion, light treatments, Laser Genesis, Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, Microneedling, PRP, Tattoo Removal and skin care. She is well versed in our skin care lines and can help you customize your skin care regime.
Lori Winstead, Office Manager
Lori has extensive experience in medical billing and medical office management. She is a certified insurance coder and is very familiar with the daily needs of a busy medical practice. In her free time Lori enjoys spending time with her family, Thrift shopping, and DIYing.
Kristina Ennis, Front Staff
Kristina has many years of customer service experience and has been a welcome addition to the Vitality Staff. You may see Kristina at check in or check out when you visit our office. She also is your contact person for any Brilliant Distinctions questions, as our Brilliant Distinctions Specialist. Kristina is available to answer any questions regarding our Services or Skincare Products offered at Vitality.
Allison Tharpe, LMBT, Aesthetician
Allison is a liscensed Massage Therapist and Aesthetician, being in the industry for 6 years. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Prenatal Massage. Her goal is to help clients heal the body, relax the mind, and provide a therpeutic treatment to her clients. Allison also performs Facials, Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Waxing, and is a Coolsculpting Advantage Technician. Allison's goal is to provide results oriented procedures that help clients look and feel their best.
Brittni is a familiar face at Vitality, having worked the front desk a few years back. Brittni is currently finishing up her last semester in Nursing School and assists Grace and Todd where needed. Brittni enjoys time with her daughter when not at Vitality.
Jennifer is our Weight Loss Assistant, working alongside Grace and Todd in our Weight Loss Program. Jennifer has many years of experience in dietary and nutrition field which compliments our Weight Loss Program very well. When not at Vitality Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family.
Kathy Findley, Esthetician
Kathy has been a licensed Esthetician since 2001 and recieved her certification as Laser Technician with Cutera in 2003. Kathy is also one of our Coolsculpting Advantage Technicians. With this knowledge of laser treatments, and various esthetic procedures such as Eclipse MicroPen micro-needling with PRP, HA & Growth Factors, Clear & Brilliant laser, Hydra-Facials, chemical resurfacing treatments and microdermabrasion Kathy is able to customize a skincare treatment plan specific to her clients needs. Kathy is currently accepting new clients and welcomes a complimentary consultation to discuss your skincare concerns.
Lynsey specializes in Relaxation, Sports, and Therapeutic Massage. Lynsey's natural ability, talent and easy demeanor have received praise from many of our clients. We are very happy to have Lynsey as part of our Massage Team.
Mallory is our newest addition to the front staff. Mallory has years of experience in the customer service field and is a great addition to our staff. Mallory enjoys spending time with her fur babies when not at Vitality.
Paula has many years of clinical experience in the dental/medical field. Paula currently assists Todd with Aesthetic and Medical Procedures. She also works closely with our weight loss patients. When not at Vitality Paula enjoys baking for friends and family.
Shana has been a part of the Vitality staff since 2010. Shana's knowledge of makeup and current beauty trends make her a great resource and valuable part of of our front desk team. Shana also helps fill in with Makeup consults when needed. If you have a question about makeup or any of our Skincare products or Services, Shana is a great resource and advocate.