The Swanson Center—helmed by Dr. Eric Swanson, a certified plastic surgeon—is home to advanced technology, products from coveted brands, and, perhaps most importantly, trained and experienced staff members. Here, Aesthetician Nicki uses her 18 years of experience to help clients take advantage of the clinic's resources by brightening faces with services such as MegaPeel microdermabrasions as well as several different types of chemical peels and masques. Her signature tightening, detoxifying, and lifting face and neck treatment (TDL) ignites skin with a youthful glow. In addition to tummy tucks and breast lifts, the staff offers less-invasive services, including Botox injections and laser hair removal.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Shelley Alexander leads the team of self-proclaimed "healthy aging artisans" at New You Health Studio, helping patients reclaim lost energy levels and sidestep preventable diseases by making wise lifestyle changes. Dr. Alexander embraces the practice anti-aging medicine and holds insights into the use of bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplementation, and detoxification. The studio's aesthetic experts offer nonsurgical solutions to wrinkles and uneven skin tone, while weight-loss specialists advise on ways to keep excess pounds from piling up around the midsection or following you home from the gym.
Though she may be new to the Overland Park area, stylist Christy Cleaver knows her way around the styling chair. A veteran of the hair industry for more than 17 years, she spent a decade and a half at the helm of her own salon, and brings specialties in razor cuts, hair straightening, and two-tone color panels. Her greatest talent, however, is her ability to listen carefully to each client's wants and needs, and then use the latest industry techniques to help those desires take shape in the styling mirror before them. Best of all, heads leave Christy's capable hands brimming with knowledge about how to recreate styled locks at home, eliminating the need for home hairbrushes to list her as an emergency contact.
Dr. Sajadi, owner and director of Bonus Image Aesthetics, smoothes complexions with carefully administered injections of FDA-approved Botox. With the 20 units of Botox, patients can temporarily free their brows of glabellar lines formed from repetitive frowning and aggressive eyelid clapping. Once Dr. Sajadi infuses foreheads with the prescription medicine, the solution actively blocks nerve impulses to decrease the activity of wrinkle-forming muscles. Frown lines may continue fading away for up to a month after the 30-minute procedure, producing a smoother countenance that can provide patients with up to four months of unquestioned food-ordering from the kids' menu.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Jay Richardson and his staff remove the marks of aging on the face, body, and legs with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. During the free consultation that precedes treatments, patients chat with body experts to discuss beautifying options such as IPL photorejuvenation or chemical peels. Dr. Richardson, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees noninvasive treatments such as laser, IPL and sclerotherapy to handle unsightly veins.
Not everyone can say they love what they do, but not everyone is Rachel Naster. The aesthetician and beauty industry veteran of almost a decade proclaims "I love doing esthetics!" on her website, and her passion is backed up by action. After parlaying her medical office internship into a career working in spas, the beauty buff is now fluent in a wealth of services. Inside her homey studio, she offers up facial peels with IMAGE products, brow shaping, and airbrush makeup to brides or particularly glamorous oil rig workers.