At Rejuvenate, we offer a wide range of cosmetic, health, and weight loss solutions. Our goal is to help our clients look and feel their best.

Our Story

Rejuvenate Batesville was founded by Zelda Epperson-May and Leanne James, two local CRNA’s.  Zelda and Leanne started with a vision to do something new and different in their hometown.  Their focus on health and wellness led them Alabama to train with Charles Runels, MD creator of the Vampire Facial ®, a procedure commonly used by celebrities.  There they became certified providers of the Vampire Facial®, Vampire Facelift ®, Vampire Breast Lift ®, and Vampire Hair Restoration ®. O-Shot ®, and Priapus-shot (P-shot) ®.   The two CRNA’s are also trained in neuromodulators and fillers, specializing in fillers combined with platelet rich plasma.  

In an effort to expand services not offered locally, they recruited Allison Gage, APRN. The three providers received specialized training in Clean Start Weight Loss ®, a comprehensive, medically supervised weight loss plan which also combines intermittent fasting and ketogenic weight loss.  They are trained in IV nutrition and will offer IV vitamin infusions.  Allison will also offer testosterone replacement for men. 

With the shared focus of promoting health and a positive body image, Zelda and Leanne have teamed up with Carla Langston, APRN who is relocating her aesthetic practice, Flaw Less, to the Rejuvenate location.  Dr. Charles Varela, MD is the medical director for Rejuvenate Batesville.  The entire team at Rejuvenate Batesville values innovative techniques and continually receives additional training and education to stay abreast of the latest aesthetic practices to offer to all of our clients. We want everyone who comes into our practice to look and feel their best after each visit.


Meet Our Team

Dr. Charles Varela

Charles Varela, MD is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with added certification in surgery of the hand.  He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His residency was at the University of Missouri, and his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.  Dr. Varela served as a Major in the US Army Medical Corps.  in 1996 he opened Ozark Orthopedics and Hand Surgery in Mountain View.  

Dr. Varela specializes in hand, knee, foot, and trauma surgery.  He values innovative techniques and performs joint replacement utilizing Stryker's Mako Robotic-Arm assisted technology for total joint replacement.  In addition, he has an avid interest in wellness, fitness, anti-aging medicine, and natural hormone replacement.  He has performed extensive continuing medical education in all those fields and advises patients on the latest techniques for a healthy and active lifestyle. He began his venture into medical aesthetics in 2019 with Ozark Aesthetics.  He has been a medical director of Flawless Aesthetics in collaboration with Carla Langston, APRN, and looks forward to his association with Rejuvenate Batesville Weight Loss and Aesthetics as medical director and advisor.   He is excited to see aesthetics combined with a wellness approach order to treat clients holistically.


Zelda Epperson-May, DNP, CRNA, APRN

Zelda is an advanced practice board certified nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing, Anesthesia, and a Doctor of Nursing from Arkansas State University and one of the two co-founders of Rejuvenate Batesville. Zelda has been a nurse for over 16 years with the last ten years in the field of anesthesia and aesthetics. Zelda is a native of northeast Arkansas and received her undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University. Zelda is also an active member of the American Medical Spa Association and the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. She currently resided in Batesville, Arkansas with her husband Tony, and their son Landon. 

Zelda has advanced training in neurotoxins, facial fillers, Clean Start Weight Loss, and the Vampire procedures invented by Dr Charles Runels. She was trained by Dr Runnels, founder of he O-Shot, P-Shot, Vampire facial and facelift, in the innovative use of platelet rich plasma to stimulate sexual wellness, stimulate collagen growth, and improve the overall appearance of the facial skin. She believes in fighting the effects of premature aging with innovative techniques offered at Rejuvenate Batesville by the experienced advanced practice nurses. The ongoing training by each member of the Rejuvenate team leads to a Successful individual outcome for each patient they encounter.


Leanne James, MSN, CRNA

Leanne is an advanced practice board certified nurse and one of the co-founders of Rejuvenate Batesville. An Arkansas native, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She relocated to Batesville in 2005 and continued her education receiving a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in anesthesia. Leanne has over 20 years of nursing experience in critical care, anesthesia, and aesthetics.

Leanne is an active member of the Cellular Medicine Association and the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. She has advanced training in IV Nutrition therapy and Clean Start Weight Loss. Her aesthetic training includes neurotoxin, facial fillers, and platelet rich plasma therapies. Leanne traveled to Fairhope, AL to train under Charles Runels, MD inventor and founder of the Vampire Facial®, Vampire Face Lift®, Vampire Breast Lift®, Vampire Hair Restoration®, O-Shot®, and Priapus Shot®. As a single mother to a teenage daughter, with a full-time career, Leanne realizes the challenges women face in taking care of themselves. She believes in empowering women to feel, look, and be their best. She is excited to bring unique services close to home. The training she and the team at Rejuvenate Batesville has received fills a void in services offered in the area. Leanne and everyone at Rejuvenate Batesville are committed to providing high quality care and successful individual outcomes for each client.


Allison Gage, MSN, FNP-C

Allison began working in the health care field at age 16 working as a patient care tech.  Helping other has always been a priority, and she began her nursing career in 2006 as an LPN at White River Medical Center.  She continued her education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville where she earned her Associates degree in Nursing and became an RN in 2009.  Most recently Allison’s educational journey led her to attending South University where she earned her master’s degree and became an APRN in 2020.

Allison loves our community and looks forward to providing many services to our community to aid in the “rejuvenation” of mental, physical and spiritual well-being through the many services provided at Rejuvenate Batesville.  Her personal battles with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the many side effects including weight gain will help her relate to clients as they face their own challenges.  Along  with her vibrant personality, Allison brings years of health care experience to Rejuvenate Batesville.  As the mother of two girls who are 5 and 7 years, she also understands the unique challenges many women face.  Along with the entire team at Rejuvenate Batesville, Allison looks forward to helping others find themselves and to feel beautiful, confident and strong in their own skin. 


Carla Langston, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Carla Langston is the founder of Flaw Less, Cosmetic Injections by Carla.  She is a board-certified  Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University.  Carla spent over 20 years as an RN doing mostly surgical nursing.  She got her love for aesthetic nursing and cosmetic injecting while working with Dr. Robert Taylor, a Plastic Surgeon in Northwest Arkansas. After graduating with her Master’s in 2018, Carla decided to return to aesthetics and pursue her own business serving clients in her own community. Carla is a skilled cosmetic injector and is known for producing natural, transformative results. She is proactive, detail-oriented, and has a positive personality.  She is continually trying to learn, grow, and advance her aesthetic skills in order to offer her clients the safest and most advanced techniques.  She is trained in neuromodulator injections (Botox), dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, PDO threads, and PRP.  Carla has enjoyed mastering modern techniques for lip fillers using both Galerma and Juvederm products. She attends industry conferences and trainings as often as possible.  She loves working in this field and has a passion for helping her patients become the best versions of themselves.  Carla takes pride in treating her patients with kindness and respect.