Premier Medical Spa in Rehoboth Beach!


Welcome to the website of Dr. Michelle Parsons’ practice, ReNove Integrative Medicine Health Spa, located in downtown Rehoboth Beach on Rehoboth Avenue, Delaware. ReNove Integrative Medicine Health Spa is the first medical spa in Rehoboth Beach, operating since 2006. ReNove Medical Spa is Delaware’s leader in customized cosmetic skin care providing the best non-surgical procedures available, at the best prices, to enhance natural beauty and skin health in a warm, comfortable setting by caring professionals.


Our Services We have a treasure trove of medically-approved procedures for women and men who wish to refresh and enhance their appearance without a lot of “down time” or risks and complications of surgery. ReNove Medical Spa combines a warm, comforting setting in a French West Indies themed décor, with the highest medical quality there is to offer. All of our guests are welcomed as family.  The new generation of cosmetic non-surgical treatments will reverse or improve the appearance of many signs of aging including fine lines around the eyes and mouth, deeper lines around the nose and lips, remove unwanted pigment, and even out complexion.

Dr. Parsons has devoted herself to the study and perfection of her techniques and is the most experienced injector in the area. Dr. Michelle Parsons, is very familiar with the desire to counteract the effects of aging, which she is able to accomplish while maintaining a natural look and keeping budget in mind. Dr. Parsons is available for consultations to discuss your particular beauty and health concerns. Call today to discover what possibilities await and reclaim your youth and confidence.

Call 302.227.1079 today!

Dr. Michelle Parsons

As a board certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Parsons sees urgent care visits as well, such as sinus infections, lung infections, urinary tract infections, etc. In addition we do offer vitamin and micro-nutrient testing. We strive to fill the role of the old-time family doctor for our town, who does a lot, does it well, and cares about you and your family as our neighbors, friends, and family.  “I grew up seeing a small town doctor in New Jersey who had his office in his home, the living room was the waiting room. We saw our doctor at church, the grocery story, or the post office. When I practiced medicine as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, I felt I had become that small town doctor. I knew all my patients, their spouses, their children, and yes, I saw them everywhere.  For four years, I had one name to everyone, it was “Doc.”  That’s how I feel about taking care of our patients now. I want our patients to feel comfortable to see me, physically and emotionally, and know that I, and my staff, care about you, your happiness, health, and well being.” Michelle Parsons

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Michelle Parsons is a 1994 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA, and has been practicing medicine in Rehoboth Beach at ReNove Medical Spa  since 2006. Dr. Parsons is board certified in emergency medicine with specialized training in surgery and aesthetic medicine.  Dr. Parsons has extensive experience in advanced techniques of Botox administration and filler techniques, including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Bellafill. She is a Platinum Allergan practitioner and a Belladiamond level injector, a distinction held by only one percent of injectors in the United States. Dr. Michelle Parsons is available for consultations at ReNove Medical Spa, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and by discrete telephone or email consultations upon request.

Undergraduate Training: Rutgers University, Biochemistry and Nutrition

Medical College: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Internship: State University of New York, Surgery

Residency: Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE, Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Military:  USAF Flight Surgeon 1996-2000, 67th Fighter Squadron, Okinawa, Japan; Kuwait; Aviano Air Base, Italy.


Brie Kormanik, Office Manager

BrieBrie is happy to be the one to greet you as you enter our fine establishment and will be handling all of the office’s scheduling needs, as well as our specials and events. She is also CoolSculpt certified and has attended and completed CoolSculpt University. She was a licensed makeup artist and skincare consultant for Lancome cosmetics and attended classes for business and accounting at Delaware Technical & Community College. When she is not hard at work for Dr. Michelle Parsons, Brie enjoys traveling with her husband to their children’s travel sports events.

Marisol Mertz, Certified CoolSculpt Technician and Medical Assistant

dsc_0002Marisol assists Dr. Parsons will all of the treatments here at ReNove Medical Spa. She is also a certified CoolSculpt technician and performs most of the treatments scheduled at our office, with Dr. Parsons’ guidance. She has spent most of her life as a weight loss and fitness consultant and is a fantastic contributor to our health and wellness programs.

Customers Reviews
Mary L. H., MS, BA, CCRN– I love Michelle and feels she really provides excellent customer servicing and education on the appropriate intervention for me. That personalization makes the difference.
The staff are always friendly, helpful with product information as the science has certainly expanded over the years and is confusing for the consumer. That is another added benefit. Product  explanation of benefits and appropriateness for the targeted need is really helpful.
Coming from Baltimore which is a 2 1/2 hour drive indicates my loyalty to her and how I value her knowledge, skill and professionalism. I trust her. I recommend her to my friends and encourage them to take the journey because the experience, and results are totally worth it.

Beth T.- “Dr. is very nice and office offers everything from Botox to B12! Great for Rehoboth to have local services of beauty!”

Joanie G.- “I have visited ReNove Med Spa many times and have had several procedures performed….botox, filler, photofacial, chemical peel, as well as purchased several products. I am very pleased with my experiences and with the results. I am looking forward to taking advantage of other rejuvenating services.”

Marlene S.- “I accompanied my daughter to her appointment and did have some filler. My first impression was that the staff was most friendly and accommodating and eager to make sure we had a relaxed experience. All of our inquiries about various services were explained thoroughly, and they even squeezed me in for treatment.”

Beth R.- “Just wanted to say that the vitamin B12 shots are awesome! I have my energy back. My Botox is wonderful, as usual, and I’m extremely happy with my fillers. Pretty amazing that it’s gotten rid of some serious smokers (old) lines. A wonderful thing! I recommend to all. Thank you so much Dr. P!”

Tania M.- “The first thing that you notice when you walk into ReNove Medical Spa is the cozy relaxed atmosphere, it’s immaculate top to bottom, the shelves are organized and stocked with the newest products available and brochures are displayed neatly on the coffee table with the latest procedures available in the office. You will be greeted with a warm “hello” from the entire staff, who are all extremely professional and friendly.”

Gerri S.- My experiences at ReNove have been nothing short of great! Nice, knowledgeable, pleasant staff. I look forward to years of help with my skin, and more!”

Heidi P.- “I was really impressed by Dr. Parsons’ knowledge of skin care. She has created a very successful skin care regiment for myself, as well as several of my friends. Renove Spa provides a large variety of services that suit any age of skin type. The photo-facial is my favorite and Obagi and Skin Medica are excellent lines of skin care products. I would recommend Renove Spa to anyone who is looking for a full-service spa and physician who cares for their patients with concern, care, and efficiency.”

Nora M.- ” The very best doctor and staff. Caring calm environment from the minute you enter the spa. I highly recommend Dr. Parsons.”

Bonnie M.- “I have been enjoying the services of Dr. Parsons and her office for a few years now. the staff has always been very accommodating with appointment scheduling and in the office. I recently had a procedure done and wasn’t sure that is was successful until I saw myself in a photo recently. I then had a follow-up visit and was told I looked fabulous!”

Peter H.-  “I have had several procedures by Michelle Parsons. She is adept at discovering exactly what is wrong with the skin- I had some dry patches. I also had Restylane, which is great with no bumps or lumps. Great job, I will always use you!”

Patricia F.- “The staff is very attentive and professional. I felt like the treatment recommendations I received were actually what I needed to look my bet. The prices are affordable and Wow does DR. PARSONS know her stuff! She is a master at Botox and fillers. She listens to what you want and always delivers.”

Nancy C.- “Renove all-the-way….I was taken aback when I entered the spa, for the first time. The décor stood out and felt very warm and inviting. The next thing I noticed was the beautiful face of Dr. Michelle Parsons. She is a walking advertisement for many of the services she offers her clientele. I was treated to a free assessment as well as hydration and fruits and veggies. I especially appreciated the skin testing before the Fraxel. I am a huge fan of Fraxel and need to repeat. I’ve used Photo Facial. Looking forward to trying fillers around my mouth. I continue to recommend to friends and family. Soft spoken expert in this field. The entire staff deserves kudos for being polite, friendly and experienced.”

Diana W.- Though I have only had teeth whitening and skin tag removal, I look forward to Dr. Parsons helping me age gracefully. She is a true testimony to beauty both inside and out! She and her staff are both knowledgeable and professional. They help make the aging process much less stressful.”

Sally M.- “I’ve had many treatments, Botox, Restylane, and several Fraxel services. Always with excellent results. I’ve even referred my spouse and several friends. Dr. Parsons has my highest recommendation.”

Tammy C.- “Dr. Parsons is a very warm and compassionate person and the spa offers many solutions for your needs.”

Gail R.- “Visiting Renove is always a “good” experience. Dr. Parsons and her staff are true professionals and they are knowledgeable. Highly recommend Renove’ and Dr. Parsons for BIO IDENTICAL panels. 

We are located – at the top of Rehoboth Avenue, 416 Rehoboth Avenue, just through the Lighthouse roundabout, third building on the right. Private parking is available in 2 metered parking spots in front of our building, they are designated as “Doctors Office Patient Parking Only.” Meters are still in effect.

How the Stars Keep Looking so Good!

Yes Courtney Cox is almost 50, but does she look it? What we do know is that she has had help, and now we know Courtney has had Ultherapy, the Ultrasound technology that tightens skin around the jawline, neck and lifts the brows. Click on this video clip on Entertainment Tonight to see how she keeps looking so young.

Or visit our web page which has the video.

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Facial tightening with Ultherapy, please give us a call to set up a consultation with Dr. Michelle Parsons.

New Regulations for Sunscreen Labels

The FDA wants to simplify the message consumers are getting about sunscreens so that we clearly understand certain concepts regarding sunscreen, because the improper use of sunscreen can potentially lead to skin cancer.

What is Changing?

Broad-spectrum.  UVA rays are major cause of skin cancer, abnormal pigmentation and skin wrinkles.  UVB rays are the rays that burn the skin and can also cause nonmelanoma skin cancer. It is important that both UVA and UVB are blocked.  Only if a product provides full UVA protection as well as UVB protection, then it can claim to offer broad-spectrum protection.  Otherwise, no UVA protection can be claimed at all.

Water-resistance.  Gone are the days of “waterproof” sunscreen.  Instead, there are two categories:  water-resistant and very water-resistant.  If a sunscreen product was shown to retain it’s labeled SPF value after 40 minutes of water immersion, then it must be labeled “water resistant (40 minutes)”.  If a sunscreen was shown to retain the labeled SPF value after 80 minutes of water immersion, then it must be labeled “water resistant (80 minutes).”

SPF.  Gone are the days of SPF 100.  No sunscreen can provide 100% UV protection except 100% zinc oxide, which is a thick white paste.  With the new labeling, any SPF higher than 50, can only claim “50+”.

Drug Facts Label.  The FDA will regulate warnings and claims by sunscreens.  From now on, suncreens that do not offer broad-spectrum protection must state on the back label of packaging:  “Skin cancer/Skin aging alert:  Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.  This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”  For sunscreens that do provide broad-spectrum protection can state:  “If used as directed with other sun protection measures, this product decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Manufacturers.  Any products that claim an SPF of greater than 15 must be registered with the FDA as a drug.  The goal is to provided a common standard for how each sunscreen must be tested. This will also affect makeup that claims SPF coverage.

These are important changes that will impact how you care for you and your family’s skin health. Changes will go into effect December 18th, 2012.


Is Your Brain working at Full Throttle?

If your brain doesn’t seem to be operating at full throttle lately, maybe all you need is a tall glass of water.  Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory asked 25 young, healthy women to walk on a treadmill to induce dehydration, then take a series of cognitive tests to measure concentration, reasoning, memory, learning, reaction time and vigilance.  They then compared test scores with those of a separate set of tests the individuals were asked to perform while not dehydrated.

The results were clear: in mild states of dehydration (an approximately 1.5% loss in normal water volume), the women struggled with fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating.  Even when they were able to think clearly they perceived cognitive tasks to be difficult, indicating a mood shift.  Another study involving men yielded a similar outcome.

Study co-author and physiology professor Lawrence E. Armstrong says the study is evidence that it’s best to not wait for thirst to kick in before having a beverage because by then the mind and body are already being affected by dehydration.  The full study can be viewed on the Journal of Nutrition website at

Our Vision

ReNove Med Spa is Delaware’s leader in customized cosmetic skin care, providing the best nonsurgical products available, to enhance natural beauty and skin health, in a warm comfortable setting by caring professionals who will give you service with value, convenience, choice and lots of attention.

Here at ReNove we have two kinds of clients, those who know and love us, and those who have never heard of us!


You want the flowers to be perfect, the cake scrumptious, the setting beyond compare. On this day, as the bride, you will outshine all of these. Let us help you look radiant and flawless on your wedding day.

Photofacial – remove uneven pigment for a porcelain complexion.

Vi Peel – exfoliate sluggish dry skin for that glowing bride look

Latisse – have dewey long lashes, that are your own!


♥  I started receiving the B12 injections from Dr. Parsons last week. It’s a great healthy way to boost your energy and assist with weight loss. After the first injection I found I had a huge drop in appetite. Can’t wait to see where my weight stands in a month or so! Thanks Dr. P! You’re the best!

♥  Hello,
I have taken phentermine before and it worked great and looking to take it again I have a weight loss goal of 45 to 50 lbs, is this something I should try again?

♥  Michelle, I love the Vi peel, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread! I was never able to have peels because I have olive skin, so this was my first peel ever and it rocks! It took years off my face, and I have just booked a second one, which I think will reduce some deep acne scarring even more. I love this peel! For anyone who hasn’t had one: you have to do this. It doesn’t hurt at all, and while there is a bit of downtime (a few days when your skin peels off in sheets and looks a little like a sunburn) it is nothing like the photos I’ve seen of different types of chemical peels. Totally painless, no horrible red puffy skin, fantastic result. Just follow the post-peel instructions to the letter. You won’t believe how smooth and clear your skin looks. And, in my opinion, eliminating discolorations does more to erase age than anything else. Vi peel is the real deal and Michelle is an artist!

♥  This was a great day! Michelle and the Spa made us feel like queens! A HUGE thank you to Dr. Parsons!

♥  Dr. Parsons is the Best. I had Laser Hair Removal and the results were better than I expected. She is so kind, as well as being very imformative. I highly recommend her services.

♥  I you are looking for quality professional hair removal look no further. The service is discreet, professional and the results have far exceeded my expectations in such a short time. Dr. Parsons addressed all of my concerns, questions and gennerally put me at ease. I highly recommend her services and you wont meet a kinder person. Thanks, Kristen

♥  I am a client of Dr. Michelle Parsons and receiving laser hair removal on my back. During the first visit she took the time to evaluate the treatment area and gave a thorough explanation of the process. After the very first treatment I was able to see a drastic change in the rate at which the hair grew. I have finished my 4th treatment at this time and Dr. Parsons has said that the fifth will be the last. Total hair removal in only 5 treatments on such a large area. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the entire treatment process and professionalism I have received from Dr. Parsons and the Renove staff.