Two medical providers and one laser specialist came together with a vision of a comprehensive services spa for aesthetic, laser, and lifestyle needs in interior Alaska. Revive Medical Spa, LLC, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, offers a comfortable and professional environment with the following services: aesthetic injectables, laser services, lifestyle management, weight management, and a wide selection of skincare products and supplements.
Individually, the partners already had sought advice from the Alaska SBDC in their own professional business. Together, these three professionals approached the Alaska SBDC for advice on creating a combined, comprehensive business plan and an integrated financial projection for this new business. With that information, they were able to submit to a lender and get a loan to purchase equipment and inventory from a previous spa operator.
The three partners – Stephanie Gho, Karolina Priebe, and Melissa Holmes – have a common interest in providing quality health and lifestyle care that meets the challenges of living in Interior Alaska. Each provides a different medical-spa specialty. Stephanie Gho is a physician’s assistant who helps patients meet their aesthetic goals as well as creates individualized treatment plans to help each client become their best self. Registered nurse Karolina Priebe serves the Fairbanks community with quality, compassionate healthy lifestyle coaching and medical weight loss. Melissa Holmes is a laser specialist who is an expert in non-traumatic tattoo removal, hair reduction, and restorative laser skin treatments.
They are constantly listening to client feedback and using the information to add additional services to their spa to meet their clients’ wants and needs. For example, in October 2021, they added an extensive skincare line. In conjunction with their spa services, they also want to concentrate on community involvement in an effort to be more fully connected to their clients.