Otto and Joann Medinilla are the Owners of the Laser Lounge Spa location in the Norman Love Shopping Plaza on Lindbergh Boulevard in Fort Myers. Otto comes with over 21 years of medical experience, including 19 years in the Emergency Room (ER). In addition to his experience in the ER, Otto has also worked in neurosurgery and primary care.
Otto met Jonathan Sigg, Founder of The Laser Lounge Spa, while working together in the emergency department at Cape Coral Hospital. During that time, they developed a mutual respect and vision for The Laser Lounge Spa and its growth in Southwest Florida.
Joann, Otto’s wife, has been a teacher for 17 years, and is presently teaching middle school at SFCA and is excited for what the future holds. “I’m very excited for my husband; this is a step of faith and a chance to succeed at something new,” says Joann. “Otto is a devoted businessman and loving husband and father. He is highly committed to building the business and is detailed oriented and goal driven. His artistic side will serve him well as he strives to help his clients achieve the youthful appearance that we all desire,” she adds.
Otto and Joann grew up in Delaware and have two teenage children. When they’re not working, they enjoy spending quality time with the family.
Otto is looking forward to making clients feel better about themselves by helping them to look more vibrant, rested and younger. “By helping clients to like what they see when they look in the mirror, I am boosting their confidence and overall attitude. That is my goal here.”
Board Certified Medical Electrologist
Ashley is an Indiana native who now calls Fort Myers home. She graduated from the Empire Beauty College for Esthetics in 2009 and received her laser and Velashape certifications through American Laser Centers. Since her time at The Laser Lounge Spa, Ashley has become certified in Obagi and Viderm products, as well as TCA peels through ViDerm. Ashley enjoys assisting her clients with their beauty needs, skin impurities and laser hair removal.
Board Certified Medical Electrologist
Skin Care Consultant
Paris is originally from the Golden Coast, growing up in Sacramento, CA and made it down to the Sunshine State in 2006. Paris has been a Board Certified Laser Technician with The Laser Lounge Spa since 2011. Paris has a state license and certification in order to be a Laser Technician, Electrologist and consultant, which she received in Sarasota. Originally being a Fraxel Technician, Paris prides herself on being able to tackle some of the toughest skin issues including stretch marks, acne scars, surgical scars, pores, and fine lines.
“Skin care is my passion. It is so fulfilling to make people feel beautiful about their appearance,” says Paris. “I am results driven and my favorite part of the job is seeing happy clients following Fraxel Laser Treatment.” Paris is also a firm believer in the Obagi skin care line, available at The Laser Lounge Spa. “I love Obagi. It’s a medical grade product that produces great results. I have been using it for three years now, I believe in it because I see the results with my own eyes.” Paris is constantly educating herself to further broaden her horizons and continue to grow throughout her career. In her free time, Paris enjoys shopping and spending time with her future husband and Rottweiler.
Permanent Makeup Artist
Marie Benson’s spa career started by being the first student at American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty with dual-enrollment in both their massage therapy training and skin care program. For her post-graduate education, Marie sought out the best equipment and training at Nouveau Contour Academy to pursue the study of the art of permanent makeup. Their specialized digital machine has revolutionized permanent makeup application. Marie uses her natural artistic abilities and specialized training to help clients who have existing permanent makeup that they are not happy with. She can fix unsightly color errors like brows that have turned blue, green, orange, pink, and lavender and transform them into very natural and pleasing colors. She can also add hair strokes to solid brows, to give them a natural, well-groomed look.
Client Relations Manager
April Raynes has been with the Laser Lounge Spa for over two years. Born and raised in Southwest Florida, she continued her education at Florida Gulf Coast University. With a passion for people and the service industry, she graduated with a B.S. in Resort and Hospitality Management.
April has worked within the hospitality industry for over 10 years. She especially loves the spa industry because it is fun, quickly growing, and ever-changing.
“All of our clients are beautiful! I love to see them leave our office feeling more confident and radiant in their own skin with simple rejuvenation.” says April. I myself know the importance of taking preventative measures now to improve my overall aging.
In her spare time April enjoys being outdoors, enjoying all that Florida offers, as well as spending time with family and friends.