Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.
At Kellogg Clinic Aesthetic & Laser Center, certified technicians cultivate beauty, wellness, and self-confidence with medically based aesthetic services and physician-supervised weight-loss programs. The staff place a premium on safety, smoothing facial wrinkles with FDA-approved treatments such as Botox and nudging hair follicles into retirement with gentle laser beams. To promote a youthful glow, the clinic also offers IPL skin rejuvenation, GloMinerals cosmetics, and skincare tonics from SkinCeuticals.
Wichita Waxing Studio's master aesthetician Cindy Kotschegarow draws on years of waxing experience to remove unwanted hairs from feminine and masculine forms. During treatments, warm wax adheres to unwanted strands, wooing them with whispered promises of a toupee getaway as the specialist's swift swipes remove hair from the root, leaving skin clean and smooth for up to six weeks. With multiple treatments, the follicles begin to weaken, causing future growth to emerge softer and sparser. Individual wipettes from SweetSpot Labs gently cleanse intimate regions, and PFB Vanish removes ingrown hairs slumbering beneath the skin's surface. Wichita Waxing Studios' private treatment room follows an auto-body-shop theme, safeguarding skin products in a tool cabinet as novelty street signs gently remind clients to engage their body's parking brake to keep from rolling away midtreatment.
Dr. Sharon Breit conceived the idea for the Wichita's first all-female health clinic more than 20 years ago. About 10 years later, she and partner Dr. Karen Strecker made that dream a reality with the Center for Women’s Health, where they are joined by a female medical staff. The clinic's services, ranging from pregnancy and gynecological care to menopausal treatments, cater to women of all ages, who await their appointments in a waiting room more reminiscent of palatial living room than a sterile doctor's office. The center also tends to aesthetics with laser treatments for hair and vein removal and skin rejuvenation.
A slide show on Aryana Salon's website conveys the bright, modern atmosphere inside the salon, where red couches and accent walls surround aestheticians and stylists. Gripping twists of cotton thread, aestheticians gently remove hair using an ancient Eastern process known as threading, while nearby staffers use wax to lift fuzz from other faces and bodies. Clients can purchase makeup and hair products to beautify themselves at home or beautify the statues of civic leaders they see in the park.