Dr. Richard Castellano
Richard “Rich” Castellano, M.D. is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and one of the top experts in his field. He specializes in lifting and tightening procedures, as well as the latest injection techniques.
Dr. Castellano founded IMAGELIFT in 2012, with the goal of providing minimally invasive, office-based techniques and treatments in facial plastic surgery. His offices in Tampa and The Villages, FL utilize the latest and most innovative technology in the industry (surgical and non-surgical) while offering patients the next level of industry excellence and optimal medical care.
Dedicated to delivering world-class care to his patients, he utilizes his extensive experience in office-based facial plastic surgery to ensure the best outcomes. He has performed over 25,000 surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures of the face and neck – making him one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in the U.S. today.
As an expert in his field, Dr. Castellano provides coaching and mentorship to aesthetic professionals, including our very own Master Injectors. His passion for facial aesthetics and patient care led him to found Practice Profitability MD, where he guides plastic surgeons and their teams.
Attending the University of South Florida for both his undergraduate and Medical degree. He completed his surgical training at the prestigious Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Castellano went on to complete a fellowship year in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery studying with some of the world’s greatest experts in the field.
Tampa-native, Dr. Castellano, is a family man blessed with a wonderful wife, three beautiful children, and a furry, four-legged best friend. He is a practicing student of meditation and an avid reader. He and his wife also participate in mentoring efforts with an extensive list of worldwide contacts.
We look forward to welcoming you to our ImageLift™ family. Each patient is unique and has his or her own special story, and it is a privilege to help people look and feel more youthful! ImageLift™ has had the privilege to work with patients all across the country, internationally, and from all walks of life, even other facial surgeons! We are your local experts for facial rejuvenation in Tampa and The Villages.
Jennifer Gold, PA-C | Master Injector
Specializing in Aesthetic Medicine, Jennifer is a Master Injector of dermal fillers and neuromodulators (Wrinkle Relaxers), as well as an expert in laser skin rejuvenation.
Jennifer’s philosophy centers upon creating a fully-customized patient experience that empowers her clients to look and feel their best, while still looking natural. Her mastery of the latest non-invasive cosmetic enhancements help patients safely and effectively achieve their desired results.
She takes a personable approach to her work and strives to make each patient feel as cared for, comfortable, and confident with their treatments as possible. Fondly referring to Aesthetics as “Happy Medicine,” she says, “seeing the joy in my patients’ face is what drives me to do what I do each day.”
Some of Jennifer’s favorite treatments include lip filler and her signature “Nefertiti Lift,” which uses neuromodulators to non-invasively help tighten the neck and jawline area.
Jennifer earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and completed her Masters in Clinical Medicine Science at Barry University. She attended the Aesthetic Skin Institute and has certifications in the application of dermal fillers, lasers, and neuromodulators. She brings more than 5 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine and has trained with world-renowned aesthetics experts including: Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera and Dr. Richard Castellano.
Janisse Watkins, AGPN-C | Master Injector
IMAGELIFT® at The Villages is pleased to welcome Janisse Watkins, AGPN-C. Janisse is a Master Injector of dermal fillers and neuromodulators (Wrinkle Relaxers) and expert in laser skin rejuvenation. Janisse’s passion for Aesthetic Medicine is driven by her dedication to seeing her patients reach optimal health and beauty.
Janisse strives to create a fully-customized experience aimed at boosting her patients’ confidence and empowering them to look and feel their best.
“I take the time to truly understand my patient’s goals, so I can guide them towards a regiment that will enhance and preserve their natural beauty,” she says.
What sets Janisse’s work apart is her commitment to delivering culturally competent care – which allows her a deeper awareness of her patients’ needs, concerns, and desires. Not only is Janisse able to execute a treatment plan that is safe and effective – but also renders exceptional results by recognizing a patient’s unique background, viewpoints, perceptions of beauty, etc.
Janisse combines masterful facial artistry with a compassionate, personable approach, and she takes pride in ensuring each patient feels secure, comfortable, and satisfied.
Some of Janisse’s favorite treatments include: lip filler, jawline contouring, and hand rejuvenation. Her signature hand rejuvenation treatment involves the skillful placement of filler to restore a more smooth, youthful look to the hands.
Janisse earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida, and completed her Masters in Nursing, Adult Gerontology at Florida Southern College. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.
Janisse’s extensive experience, repertoire, and artistry make her the perfect addition to IMAGELIFT®, the #1 Facelift and Filler Destination!
Maria Esparza, Medical Aesthetcian
IMAGELIFT® welcomes Maria Esparza to our Tampa team. Maria is an expert in skin care and laser treatments. She is deeply passionate about skin care and loves helping clients achieve their skin goals with top-of-the-line products and state of the art equipment.
“Everything you do, do it with love,” is Maria’s mantra and one that is woven into every aspect of her work. She is highly meticulous and approaches her work with the greatest care for her patient’s unique skin concerns. This allows her clients to look radiant, beautiful, young, and feel their best! Being an expert in the latest, most innovative skin care solutions allows her to craft the skin care plans her clients precisely need and expect.
Maria takes a professional and personable approach to her work, striving to make each patient feel as cared for, comfortable, and confident with their treatments as possible. She truly enjoys interacting with her clients and creating a relationship that allows them to trust their face is in the very best hands.
You will always see Maria with a smile on her face, as she truly loves her work and being a part of the IMAGELIFT® family. Maria graduated from The Academy of the Holy Names, where she currently sits on the Alumni Board. Maria later received her certificate in Laser Treatment and Facial Care at the prestigious Beauty & Health Institute. While there, she trained in the latest, most innovative aesthetic techniques, including microneedling, facial care, microdermabrasion, laser hair, removal, etc. She is also licensed as a Laser Technician and Facial Care Specialist with the State of Florida.
If you think Maria’s face looks familiar, chances are you have seen her performing with the Flamenco Company of dancers at Ybor’s historic Columbia Restaurant, where she has served 25+ years as the Artistic Department’s Director! Whenever she is not spending her free time directing her dancers or taking care of her two puppies, Tootsie and Cashew – you can find her studying and keeping updated on the latest skin care treatments!
Anita Lockhart, Medical Aesthetcian
IMAGELIFT® welcomes Anita Lockhart to our team at The Villages. Anita is a Medical Aesthetician and Certified Health Coach with 18+ years experience in the Dermatology industry. She combines her expertise with the latest innovations, top-of-the-line products, and state-of-the-art equipment to help her clients achieve healthy, beautiful skin.
“No matter what you do, give it 100%. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated,” is Anita’s mantra and one that is present in all aspects of her work. She is deeply passionate about her clients and works closely with them to create a customized plan to address their unique skin issues, needs and goals. Anita believes her nearly two decades in the Dermatology industry, working alongside some of the world’s best Dermatologists, help give her an advantage when it comes to treating the large array of skin problems and concerns clients can have. To provide her clients with “the best results,” she constantly seeks to expand her craft with training in the newest developments and technologies.
Some of Anita’s favorite treatments include: facials, chemical peels, microneedling, IPL, and lasers – especially when used in combination. She says: “There is no such thing as a one-and-done treatment. Your skin is an investment. We want to get your skin to its healthiest and use regular maintenance to keep it looking its best!”
Anita strives to make each patient feel as cared for, comfortable, and confident with their treatments as possible. She enjoys interacting with clients and creating a relationship that allows them to trust their face is in the very best hands.
Anita obtained her license in Skin Care and Massage from the Florida College Of Natural Health. She also attended the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, where she received her Health Coach Certification. This former Tennessee-native also loves sports and spending quality time with friends and loved ones. “You only live once” is another motto of Anita’s, and she is always up for a new adventure!