Caring . Skilled . Dedicated
Karli Plunkett DMSc, PA-C, LME
Owner, Aesthetic Injector
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. Karli achieved Highest Honors again while pursing her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University. She attained her Doctor of Medical Science degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences 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 almost monthly to continuously grow her skillset and knowledge-base.
Karli's services include:
Regenerative Plasma Injections
Neurotoxin (Botox & Dysport)
Lumecca IPL Photofacial
Katia Pogarch CPT
Manager, Microblading Artist, Phlebotomist
Katia joined our 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.
Katia's services include:
Kiki Carlson LE
Kiki has been by Karli’s side at Nectar Aesthetics since the practice opened, starting out with front desk receptionist duties. Shortly after forming relationships with patients and stepping in to assist Karli from time to time, she realized how much she enjoyed being more hands-on.
Kiki completed a 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 facial aesthetics, injecting, and skin anatomy which inspired her to progress further in her career path to become a service provider herself.
Kiki received her Esthetician license at Florida Dermal Institute and after 2 years of training under Karli, she became our lead esthetician. After 1 year of Morpheus training with Karli, she has expanded her offerings to include Morpheus 8 treatments. She is very grateful to have been instructed and groomed by Karli herself, on product knowledge and her many advanced techniques.
Kiki's services include:
Morpheus 8 Body and Face
Diamond Dermal Infusion
Andrea Alvarez LE
Lash Specialist, Esthetician, Medical Assistant
Andrea is a Licensed Esthetician, 3x Certified Lash Artist and our newest Medical Assistant. Prior to her role here at Nectar, Andrea lived in Bear, Delaware with her family where she attended the Advanced Medical Aesthetics Program at the Academy of Massage & Bodywork. After graduating in 2017, Andrea went on to further her education becoming certified in Lash Lifts, Lash Extensions, and Spray Tans. She is also a Certified Trainer in Lash Lifting and enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge in the field. Her drive has been her passion for helping people feel more confident. Andrea prides herself on providing individualized, superior spa and beauty services using the highest quality professional products. She stays up to date on industry education and beauty trends by regularly attending trainings and conferences to continue to grow professionally and bring the best quality services back to her clients. She is excited for her new role at Nectar Esthetics and can't wait to serve you.
Andrea's services include:
Lash Lifts and Tint
Diamond Dermal Infusion
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:
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.