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Mona has provided skin care services at
Olathe OBGYN since 2002. She
provides skin care services for both established
patients and patients seeing a different OBGYN. Care
and concern for individual life styles, skin types and
patient's needs are a large portion of her care.
In-depth consultation and patient education is
provided at each visit. Recognizing that we will all
age however, having the commitment to help you age later
is her philosophy. Mona has been a licensed esthetician since 2002.
Excess and unwanted hair is a common problem. Women frequently
experience this condition on the face, especially the upper lip and
chin areas, at the bikini line, underarms or on the legs. Men
as well often have unwanted hair on their back, chest, neckline
and between their brows.
In many cases excessive hair growth runs in families. Race and
hormones can also play a role. Some people experience unwanted
or excess hair from the time they reach puberty; others find it to
be a condition that becomes worse with age, pregnancy and menopause.
Conventional treatments include shaving, waxing, depilatory creams
and tweezing. While these methods provide temporary fixes they
can often be irritating to the skin.
light sources are rapidly changing hair removal treatment, providing
gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair on any
Hair grows in
distinct phases: anagen, catagen, early telogen and late telogen.
The pulsed-light treatments are most effective when hair is in the
anagen or active phase when the pigment (melanin) is abundant.
How it works
(Intense Pulse Light) is a break through technology that
damages the hair follicle for permanent hair reduction without
causing damage to the skin.
tolerate the treatments very well. There is minimal discomfort
during the procedure much like a rubber band snap.
achieve the desired results a minimum of four treatments per area
are necessary. Since hair grows in stages, it is impossible to
know what stage each hair is at therefore in order to achieve the
desired results, multiple treatments are recommended.
Upper lip and
chin can take as little as ten minutes. Underarms and bikini
can take fifteen minutes. Legs and backs are based on the size
of the area and the amount of hair to treat.
The cost of each
area depends on the hair density and your skin type as well as the
size of the area to be treated. We offer FREE consultation to
evaluate your needs.
exposure, the use of tanning beds and self-tanning cream or sprays.
All exfoliation products should be discontinued two weeks prior to
treatment on the areas to be treated. Exfoliation products
include Retin-A, retinol, over-the-counter scrubs, loofa sponges and
use of Accutane six months prior to treatment.
sugaring, electrolysis and other epilation methods should be
discontinued four weeks prior to treatment.
If you have a
history of fever blisters a prescription may help alleviate an
outbreak from the light.
sunburn-like sensation is expected. Cool compresses or Aloe
Vera gel can be applied to treatment areas. Bathe or shower as
normal. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive especially
to hot tubs, Jacuzzis and excessive exercise.
exposure be unavoidable, use an SPF 30 otherwise avoid sun exposure
to treated areas, as well as the use of sun tanning beds, and
Hair growth or
stubble will continue for 7 to 30 days after treatment. This
is not new hair, but the hairs that already exist in the follicles
that are being purged.
European Facial - This
customized facial is sure to relax your mind and body. Steps include: Deep
cleansing massage, skin assessment, exfoliation, steam, extractions, massage of face, neck
& decollete, custom mask, eye cream, day or night finishing treatment.
Collagen Blanket (20 minutes) for tightening and wrinkle plumping.
Four Layer Face Lifting Facial
- This very gentle, yet very active treatment layers 30% Vitamin C, Enzymes,
Glycolic, AHA's, and Hyaluronic Acid to stimulate, rejuvenate, hydrate and lift the face
and neck. The results are even better after 3 days! Safe for all skin types
Acne Treatment - Image
Glycolic/Salicylic Peels are designed to loosen impactions, dry excessive oil, reduce
inflammation and attack the Pacne bacteria that generates breakouts. A series of 6
treatments, 1-2 weeks apart are recommended.
Bacteria thrive in alkaline environments. The skins ideal pH is
slightly acidic and maintaining its acidity can keep bacteria at bay
and even reduce the likelihood of further breakouts.
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Back Treatment - Effective
deep cleansing for Male and Female, includes cleanse, exfoliation, steam, extractions,
massage & mask.
Glycolic/Retinol Peels -
traditional Glycolic peels, Image combines two very powerful exfoliating acids, Glycolic
and Retinol to exfoliate & regenerate simultaneously. This combination helps to
reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & tighten lax skin. A series of
6-10 treatments are recommended at 1-2 week intervals.
- Microdermabrasion treatment combines crystals and vacuum to
gently and gradually exfoliate the skin. It reduces damage
caused by age, sun, environment, and hereditary factors. It
can minimize fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and even
lighten age spots and can be performed on any part of the body. With no down time, the results are immediate and cosmetics can
be applied after treatment. Safe for all skin types including ethnic skin. Six
to ten treatments, 1-2 weeks apart are recommended.
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sports enthusiasts suffer from acne breakouts whether it is football
or basketball. Helmets trap in sweat, oil and dirt; and as we know
are not properly cleaned after use. Sweaty t-shirts during
basketball and football create the same bacteria arena on the body.
A deep cleaning with steam, exfoliation, extractions, massage, a
specialized mask specific to your needs and skin type will improve
breakouts and get you back to pre-season skin! Sport
breakouts are no longer gender specific.
Esthetic treatments along with proper home care and education can
help control these issues. Treatments are performed on the face,
neck, upper arms and back.
Hair must be at
least 1/4" long. To ensure ideal treatment, products such as AHA,
Retin A and Accutane, along with tanning bed use should be discussed at
the time of scheduling.
- Brow Shaping
- Leg (knee to ankle)
- Leg (ankle to top of thigh)
- Leg (full with bikini)
Special occasion makeup
Makeup touchup w/ facial
Age Really Matter?
As long as you take care of
yourself- age really doesn't matter. Women are becoming more
interested in the radiant rewards of a proper skincare routine and
healthy lifestyle choices. According to a recent study by the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, total surgical cosmetic
procedures have actually decreased by five percent since 2000.
Most women in the U.S. looking to address aging or problematic skin
choose not to inject toxins into their faces, instead opting for
holistic lifestyle therapies and noninvasive topical treatments.
What causes us to look older and
can it be avoided? Eighty percent of the appearance of aging
is due to sun damage. Using sunscreens with physical blocks
containing zinc oxide, titanium oxide or avobenzone is necessary.
All of these ingredients are UVA and UVB blockers that provide
full-spectrum protection. As well as sunblock, smoking,
hydrating, exfoliating and exercise top the list of anti-aging
Putting a daily regimen into
action can be a challenging task in today's busy world especially
with more and more products on the market promising to fight the
aging process. The evening cleanser is the most important, as
it removes pore clogging debris and allows skin to rejuvenate
overnight. Product choices remain endless so you might wonder
if there is really a difference between over-the-counter lines and
the more expensive ones available through a professional office.
O.T.C. lines use less expensive active ingredients in small amounts,
appealing to a broader segment of people and avoid creating any bad
reactions. While most professional lines use more potent
active ingredients that address particular problems and consequently
In your 20's
What a fun and
exciting time. Being on your own...sunbathing
without sunscreen, staying out late, and eating
dessert before the main course. In your 20s,
oil glands around the eyes dry up, allowing fine
smile lines to begin developing. As a woman
gets older, the chemistry of her skin changes; skin
cell renewal drops so prevention must be your focus.
NEVER go to sleep with your makeup on, doing so can
block pores, leaving oil trapped inside. This
leads to bacterial buildup and breakouts.
Cleanse the skin with a good quality cleanser,
moisturize, protect with sunscreen and mineral
Cleanse the skin twice - once to remove your makeup
and once to cleanse the actual skin. Lightly
exfoliate (once weekly), eye cream and moisturize
with antioxidants and vitamins. Drink 8-10 oz.
of water daily, as water is essential for healthy
In your 30's
Texture of the skin
begins to change and exfoliation is essential as it
helps reduce fine lines and skin discoloration.
If you're beginning a family, you'll know that the
hormones associated with pregnancy will take you and
your skin back to puberty. Collagen fiber loss
allows skin to begin to appear saggy and loose.
Hormonal imbalances can cause pigment changes.
Important issues for this decade are skin
smoothness, moisture, tone and color.
Professional light peels can help firm the skin, and
reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Cleanse with a anti-aging cleanser, eye cream,
moisturize with antioxidants like Vitamin C and
collagen boosters, protect with sunscreen and
Cleanse the skin twice - once to remove your
makeup and once to cleanse the actual skin.
Mild daily exfoliation. Cool compress to the
eyes for rest and comfort, eye cream, and
moisturize. Drink water, water and more water.
In your 40's
The results of your
baby-oil tanning twenties will become unwelcome
wrinkles and loss of collagen and elastin.
Cell renewal slows down even more and the surface
layer begins to noticeably build up.
Strengthen skins natural defenses by using products
that promote firmness, elasticity and collagen.
Ingredients look for retinal, retinyl palmitate, soy
and marine algaes. Begin self-massage not only
feels good but also works to naturally firm the skin
and tone the underlying muscles and tissues.
Cleanse with a glycolic/salicylic cleanser, eye
cream moisturize and protect with sunscreen and
Cleanse twice - once to remove your makeup and once
to cleanse the actual skin. Exfoliate (twice
weekly). Use of a concentrated specialized
serum for problem areas specific to you and a
rejuvenating night cream. Visit your
esthetician for maintenance facials once quarterly.
Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water
In your 50's
Sun damage continues,
while menopause takes hold of your emotions.
Facial hair appears where there's never been hair.
Skin becomes dry from the loss of certain hormones
and more fragile and sensitive over time.
Products containing Vitamin C & E create a powerful
anti-aging potion that sends help where it is
needed. Fifty skin becomes prone to redness
and irritation so products that include green tea
extract which soothes the skin can be helpful.
Skin brightening extracts, such as licorice, apple,
white tea, cucumber work to restore a more youthful
Your daily regimen:
Cleanse with a cleanser that promotes wellness.
A rejuvenating eye cream, moisturize, protect with
sunscreen and mineral powder.
Cleanse twice - as you've done throughout your
previous years, use a gentle exfoliant, rejuvenating
eye cream, a rich hydrating night cream with a
specialized serum. A self-administered
light-kneading facial massage once weekly and seeing
your esthetician once a month helps to maintain a
healthy glow. Continue consuming water.
Learn more about skin care advancements by
calling or stopping by the office. Appointments are available for evening and
Saturdays. All skin types treated.
Services performed by a licensed
Certificates are available.