Welcome to Thrive

Thrive Medical Spa stands as a premier destination for comprehensive aesthetic care in the heart of Milton, GA. From simple to complex, Thrive offers a blend of rejuvenating medical spa treatments and plastic surgery to help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.


Where Artistry Meets Craft

You owe it to yourself and those you love to be the best you. Feel better, look better, and inspire others with the new standard in medical aesthetics.

Not all medical spas are the same.

Thrive Medical Spa is a true medical spa offering a complete range of aesthetic solutions from the simple to the complex, and this thorough range of services allows us to provide clients precise solutions to reach their aesthetic goals.

Not all medical spas are the same. Thrive Medical Spa stands as a premier destination for comprehensive aesthetic care in the heart of Milton.

Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, MD

It begins with our highly experienced and extensively trained staff. Heading the helm at Thrive is Vincent Zubowicz MD, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience as both provider and manager in the realm of aesthetic services. With a remarkable track record, Dr. Zubowicz previously served as Medical Director of the Center for Plastic Surgery for 25 years. His expertise also extended to roles such as Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Assistant Director of the Emory Aesthetic Center. Notably, he successfully raised three accomplished daughters alongside his professional pursuits.

Throughout his career, Dr. Zubowicz has remained academically active, including authoring multiple chapters in esteemed professional textbooks and co-writing papers for various surgical journals. A renowned and sought-after speaker, he has delivered lectures on a wide array of topics. Holding a prestigious academic position within the Emory University Department of Surgery further underscores his dedication to advancing medical knowledge. His commitment to excellence led to him being voted the Emory Plastic Surgery residency’s Professor of the Year.

Dr. Zubowicz’s passion also extends internationally, as he has journeyed to provide care for patients in remote clinics, even in distant Bangladesh and Ecuador.

Expert Staff

Amazing Results

Our dedicated, highly trained, and certified staff is a testament to our blend of rigorous training and experience.

Julie Krochonis | Thrive Medical Spa

Julie Krochonis, MSN, AGNP-C

Nurse Injector

Julie brings a wealth of expertise spanning nearly two decades in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery, and is a highly experienced professional in her field. With a rich history of collaboration with some of Georgia's top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Julie has become an integral part of advancing aesthetic care.

Her educational journey is marked by her dedication to nursing, culminating in the completion of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Brenau University and a Master's in Science in Nurse Practitioner (MSN) from Spring Arbor University. Acknowledged as a senior laser practitioner by the Georgia Composite Medical Board, Julie's standing in the medical community is well-established. Beyond her clinical practice, she has contributed significantly as a published author, with works featured in several medical journals, including a textbook focused on nonsurgical facial rejuvenation tailored for plastic surgeons.

Driven by a profound passion for helping clients achieve natural-looking results, Julie is committed to setting realistic expectations for her patients. She firmly believes in harnessing the capabilities of cutting-edge technology to not only enhance but also accentuate the inherent beauty of each patient.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Julie finds fulfillment in the company of her husband and embraces the joys of motherhood with her two sons.

Sarah Risse | Thrive Medical Spa

Sarah Risse, RN

Nurse Injector

Sarah is a dedicated Nurse Injector with a solid foundation gained from three years as a nurse in the intensive care unit at the Shepherd Center.

She then discovered her true passion in aesthetics, where she seamlessly blends her critical thinking background with the joy of helping people find confidence in their appearance. Sarah expertly blends her critical thinking background with a genuine desire to help people discover confidence in their appearance.

Among her favorite treatments are Botox and lip filler, where she excels in achieving natural-looking results. The most gratifying aspect of her role is cultivating lasting relationships with patients, connecting with them every three months, and witnessing the positive transformations that unfold. Outside her professional pursuits, Sarah, an Atlanta native lives in Roswell, GA with her husband and 7-month-old son.

Tara Owens | Thrive Medical Spa

Tara Owens

Nurse Injector

Tara, a seasoned Registered Nurse, brings nearly nine years of invaluable experience to the plastics and aesthetics industry. Her extensive background encompasses both clinic and peri-operative exposure in plastic, reconstructive plastic, and trauma plastic surgery. Before delving into the injectable realm, Tara's multifaceted experience provided a comprehensive and knowledgeable foundation for approaching facial aesthetic rejuvenation.

Tara is highly skilled in the application of neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, along with proficiency in utilizing dermal fillers ranging from Allergan's Juvederm to Galderma's Restylane line. This expertise ensures a well-rounded and tailored approach to meet the unique needs of each individual seeking facial aesthetic enhancement.

Outside her professional pursuits, Tara finds joy in spending quality time with her husband and son, Andrew and Mason, accompanied by their two rescue dogs Lilly and Henry. Her interests extend to culinary pursuits, hiking adventures, and the simple pleasures of camping, reflecting her diverse and fulfilling life beyond the clinic.

Robin Brown | Thrive Medical Spa

Robin Brown, Licensed Laser Specialist


Robin is a seasoned Aesthetician and Laser Specialist specializing in esthetics within a medical setting. With over 13 years of expertise, and a mantra of "less is more," Robin prioritizes nurturing, balancing, and safeguarding the skin rather than aggressive peeling or stripping techniques.

Her personalized approach is the cornerstone of her practice, tailoring treatments to meet each patient's unique needs. Robin is dedicated to educating her clients, unraveling the 'whys' and 'hows' behind skincare regimens.

While she excels in anti-aging techniques, utilizing an array of non-invasive tools and lasers, her true passion lies in the restoration of skin health. From repairing acne scars, managing suture pops, addressing post-inflammatory pigmentation to managing rosacea, Robin's focus is on rejuvenating skin and empowering her clients to feel confident in their own skin.

Sarah Espinoza | About Thrive Medical Spa Milton, GA | Dr. Vincent Zubowicz MD

Sarah Espinoza

Patient Coordinator, Zubowicz Aesthetics, and Thrive Aesthetician

Sarah, a seasoned aesthetician driven by a passion for beauty and wellness, boasts an impressive two decades of experience in the industry. Her honed skills and expertise have solidified her reputation as a trusted professional.

Her warm personality and dedication to her craft have cultivated strong bonds with her clients over the years. With extensive experience and genuine love for her work, Sarah ensures that every client receives top-notch services and leaves feeling rejuvenated.

Beyond the treatment room, Sarah enjoys infusing her life with moments of playfulness, often engaging in favorite games with loved ones. In the realm of culinary creativity, Sarah finds solace in the kitchen, exploring new recipes and recreating traditional dishes with her family. An avid lover of the outdoors, Sarah cherishes her hikes with Rosie, her loyal Boxer, amid breathtaking landscapes. These adventures not only refresh her soul but also keep her physically active and connected to nature as she continues to make waves in the aesthetics industry.

Emili Jordan | About Thrive Medical Spa Milton, GA | Dr. Vincent Zubowicz MD

Emili Jordan, DNP, FNP-C

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Emili began her career by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Macon, GA, ultimately leading her to Atlanta. Her commitment to advancing her nursing career reached new heights as she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

With five years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Emili has found her professional niche at Zubowicz Aesthetics and Thrive Medical Spa. In her role as a DNP, FNP-C alongside Dr. Zubowicz, Emili is dedicated to assisting in local plastics procedures, guiding patients through pre- and post-operative care, and immersing herself in the dynamic realm of aesthetics. At Thrive Medical Spa, her responsibilities span various areas, including training with injectables and skincare, conducting surgery consultations, spearheading educational initiatives, and more.

Angie Messner | Thrive Medical Spa

Angie Messner

Spa Manager

"I fell in love with the aesthetics industry over 15 years ago, including nine of the years owning my own business. I’ve been passionate about this space and its people ever since. Dr. Z’s reputation in this field is unmatched and I jumped at the chance to help launch Thrive Medical Spa"

Tracy Nguyen | Thrive Medical Spa

Tracy Nguyen

Spa Manager

"KSU communications graduate who accidentally got into the aesthetics world and never looked back! I’m excited by Thrive Medical Spa’s innovative treatments, professional ambiance, and the opportunity for creative and knowledgeable outreach to patients!"

Lisa Konz

Business Development Manager

"I’m doing what I love and loving what I do. I’ve spent the last 8 years in this amazing industry, expanding my expertise in business stategy, brand management, photography, creative design & social media. I’m excited to leverage these skills in helping Thrive & Zubowicz Aesthetics to flourish for many years to come."

Leading our injectable therapy division is a seasoned professional who is a licensed instructor for aspiring nurse injectors. Similarly, our skin care department is overseen by experts with considerable years of proficiency spanning every aspect of skin care. The nursing team is under the guidance of a Nurse Practitioner who boasts a doctorate in nursing, ensuring the highest level of care and excellence.

Thrive’s integrated approach ensures your unique concerns are perfectly matched with effective solutions we use ourselves.

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