Since 2007, our medical spa, located in Spring, Texas, has offered our clients exceptional cosmetic laser skin care services, utilizing the highest quality state-of-the-art technology backed by decades of research. Whether you are looking to tighten your skin, minimize wrinkles, transform your body, or lose weight, we offer fully customizable treatments to meet your proactive aging needs. Owner Tonya Cariker, Medical Director for Cosmetic Procedures, Dr. Jeanne Southern, Dr. Charles White, Director for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Kristi White, In-House RN, and our treatment provider team strive to provide the highest quality services.

Our Goal for Your Skin Care Journey

This isn’t your mother’s beauty plan anymore—it’s yours—proactively aging and living your best life! At Elite, we desire to make a difference in the lives of our clients. We build relationships that give you the freedom to confide about your insecurities so that we can help you on your transformative skin care journey. Our goal is to guide as many people as possible on a skin care journey that allows them to confidently shine their inner beauty outward into the world.

Our Vision

Helping as many people as we can in Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas to shine their inner beauty outward into the world confidently.

Best of the Woodlands for Laser Hair Removal 22', 23' and 24' * Aesthetic Award Winner 2022 * Best of the Best Houston 2023 *


Tonya Cariker - Founder, Owner

Tonya began her career as a Medical Aesthetician when she saw first-hand the difference cosmetic skin treatments had on her skin. Working under her mentor, Dr. Christine Cheng, she understood the need for skin care treatments that helped clients’ overall well-being and self-esteem. She desired to develop a business that provided professional services and made these services affordable to the average person. The idea of helping people improve their self-esteem, feel better, become healthier, and love themselves led her and Dr. Cheng to create Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center in 2007. Since then, Elite has doubled in size from its first location, continuing to service clients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas with top-of-the-line treatments and client services.

While away from Elite, Tonya enjoys time with her husband, their two daughters, and their families. Family is everything to Tonya, so it is essential that every client feel like they are a part of the Elite Family.

Jeanne Southern - Medical Director for Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Southern earned her M.D. in 1985 from Baylor College of Medicine, worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, and was the Chairman of the Anatomy Department at Texas Chiropractic College. She has been in full-time practice since 1998 and enjoys helping people feel better about their appearance. She currently injects, neurotoxins, fillers, and fat reduction and offers Nova Threads (PDO threads for lifting and collagen stimulation). Dr. Southern has been injecting at Elite since 2019.

Charles White - Medical Director for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Doctor Charles White has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1974. He brings a wealth of knowledge to Elite about women’s healthcare and hormone needs. Dr. White has practiced medicine in Kansas, Montgomery County, Dallas, Abilene, and Colorado. Before coming to Elite, he worked at a private practice in Montgomery County from 1977-2008 and has been an OB/GYN hospitalist for 16 years. He decided to add hormone replacement therapy to his expertise because of the limited opportunities for men and women and the new and improved treatment opportunities to take care of hormonal issues.

Kristi Wait - In-House RN

Meet Kristi Wait, In-House R.N. She has been a nurse since 2012, with an R.N. and a BSN in Labor and Delivery. She joined the Elite team because she is passionate about the aesthetics industry, helping people feel and look their best. Kristi started with Elite in 2012 as a receptionist at the med spa and now oversees Elite’s Wellness Program, guiding our clients in their full-body transformation journey. She is also certified to give injectables for BOTOX, Jeuveau, and fillers, working alongside Dr. Jeanne Southern. Kristi loves her family, including her husband, one son, and two daughters. Family is important to her, and she wants her clients to feel like they are part of the Elite family.

Beverly Loyd- Lead Childcare Coordinator

Beverly has been in childcare for over twenty years and is passionate about witnessing children develop both mentally and emotionally. Married for over 24 years, Beverly has two children and loves spending time with her family, serving with them in her church within various ministries. She is thrilled to be a part of the Elite team and looks forward to meeting and caring for your children while you enjoy your skin care appointments.


Core values that make Elite Medical Skin and Laser the source you can trust


Do you want to join our team?

We love working with those that share the same passion we do for helping others love the skin they are in! If you want to join our team we would love to hear from you. Give us a call or send us a message.