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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.

 

 

IPL Hair Removal

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.

IPLTM light sources are rapidly changing hair removal treatment, providing gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair on any body area.

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

IPLTM (Intense Pulse Light) is a break through technology that damages the hair follicle for permanent hair reduction without causing damage to the skin.

What it feels like

Most people tolerate the treatments very well.  There is minimal discomfort during the procedure much like a rubber band snap.

Number of treatments needed

To effectively 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.

Time

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.

Cost

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.

Pre-treatment Instructions

Discontinue sun 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 glycolic/salicylic peels.

Discontinue the use of Accutane six months prior to treatment.

Tweezing, waxing, 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.

Post-treatment Instructions

A mild 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.

Should sun exposure be unavoidable, use an SPF 30 otherwise avoid sun exposure to treated areas, as well as the use of sun tanning beds, and self-tanning creams.

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.

 

 

Facial Services

  • 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.
    Add on:
    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 including Roseacea.

  • 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.  Click here for more information.  (You will need Adobe Reader to view this file. Click Here to download it for free).

  • Back Treatment - Effective deep cleansing for Male and Female, includes cleanse, exfoliation, steam, extractions, massage & mask.

  • Glycolic/Retinol Peels - Unlike 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 - 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. Click here for more information.  (You will need Adobe Reader to view this file. Click Here to download it for free).

  • Huddles and Hoops - Many 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.
     

 

 

Waxing Services

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.

  • Back
  • Bikini
  • Brow Shaping
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Leg (knee to ankle)
  • Leg (ankle to top of thigh)
  • Leg (full with bikini)
  • Lip
  • Underarms

 

Other Services

Makeup applications
Makeup Lessons
Special occasion makeup
Makeup touchup w/ facial
Lash Tint
Brow Tint

 

 

Does 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 advice.

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 cost more.

 

 

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.

Your daily regimen:

A.m. - Cleanse the skin with a good quality cleanser, moisturize, protect with sunscreen and mineral powder.

P.m. - 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 skin.

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.

Your daily regimen:

A.m. - Cleanse with a anti-aging cleanser, eye cream, moisturize with antioxidants like Vitamin C and collagen boosters, protect with sunscreen and mineral powder.

P.m. - 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.

Your daily regimen:

A.m. - Cleanse with a glycolic/salicylic cleanser, eye cream moisturize and protect with sunscreen and mineral powder.

P.m. - 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 daily.

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 glow.

Your daily regimen:

A.m. - Cleanse with a cleanser that promotes wellness.  A rejuvenating eye cream, moisturize, protect with sunscreen and mineral powder.

P.m. - 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 esthetician.

 

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