The Relaxation Station

Carolina Meeting Rooms

Stop in and enjoy complimentary express spa services!
• Cosmetic Makeovers
• Hair Style Up-Dos
• Spa Mini Massages
• Facials
• Make-up Application Consultations
• Skin Consultation from a Board-Certified Dermatologist


Sponsored by:

Elante Day Spa

About Dr. Michelle Welch

Dr. Michelle Welch was born and raised in Wabash, IN.  She enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 immediately upon graduating from high school as a private and was a combat medic which allowed her to earn a scholarship to attend college.

Upon entering college at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, she was honored with a cross country and track scholarship and was named captain of the women’s team.  She completed her undergraduate studies in just three years and was then accepted to the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University on a full-ride HPSP military scholarship.

After completing a categorical internship in internal medicine at Kansas University in Kansas City, KS, Dr. Welch was called to active duty army as a General Medical Officer stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah Georgia and Fort Campbell, KY.  She was then accepted to the prestigious dermatology residency program at The National Capital Consortium stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC where she received intense, rigorous training in dermatology from an amazing group of talented and decorated military and civilian dermatologists from the Army, Navy and National Institute of Health dermatology programs.

Dr. Welch was serving as the chief resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on September 11, 2001…a day that she will never forget along with the rest of the world.  Dr. Welch’s passion for the military and the training of future dermatologists was intensified that dreadful day the nation was attacked.  She was honored to be assigned to Walter Reed as a professor of dermatology upon completion of her residency and successful board certification.

Dr. Welch attained the rank of major and was honored during a promotion ceremony that was held in the Eishenhour suite at the original Walter Reed Hospital surrounding by her children, colleague’s, clinic staff, friends and patients.  As the time drew near to transfer to the next duty station, Dr. Welch requested Fort Jackson, SC as she had visited Lake Murray many times with her family and loved South Carolina.  After serving as the chief of the dermatology department at Fort  Jackson, Dr. Welch knew South Carolina was her new home.

Dr. Welch transitioned from the army to private practice and opened Dermatology of Lexington, LLC in 2006.  Dr. Welch comments regularly on how blessed she and her families have been by the gracious people of Lexington and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Welch is the proud mother of two academically talented and athletic children, Matthew and Abby.  Dr. Welch is also active in the local community with various volunteer organizations, her  wonderful church family at Mount Horeb Unitied Methodist Church,  the free skin cancer screenings, mentoring and teaching USC medical students and physician assistant students and  donates time and services to local school events and charities.

Dr. Welch is the medical director of  Elante Day Spa and Salon which brings her rigorous dermatology training to full circle with the complete medical dermatology and cosmetic skin care practice.  Dr. Welch is a medical and esthetic trained dermatologist certified in treating all areas of health and beauty of the skin.  Dr. Welch offers the latest technology and the most effective skin care products and services to deliver the best results from basic acne to cosmetic Botox treatments.

In fact, Dr.  Welch was voted the BEST dermatologist by the people of Lexington and with this amazing success and phenomenal growth of her practice; Dr. Welch has opened two new facilities.  Our new medical practice is a beautiful facility located at 346 W. Butler Street in Lexington and our new satellite office/full service medical day spa, Elante Day Spa and Salon, is now open at 7825 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC.  Elante Day Spa and Salon was also voted the BEST day spa and salon by the people of Lexington.  Dr. Welch feels blessed and honored to serve our community and will continue to strive for excellence to provide the highest quality of care.


Dermatology of Lexington, LLC:   346 W. Butler St, Lexington, SC 29072   803-951-1717

Elante Day Spa and Salon:  7825 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC 29063     803-808-7747

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