Beauty Guide 2019

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, making time for your health and wellness is more important than ever. We’ve gathered several local experts to share the rejuvenating and reinvigorating treatments and services they offer so that you have all of the resources you need to look and feel your best. It’s time to treat yourself!’

Monarch Plastic Surgery & Skin Rejuvenation Center | Plastic Surgery: 913.663 .3838 | Skin rejuvenation center: 913.317.9386

South Office: 4801 W. 135th St.   Leawood, KS | North Office: 9501 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 202 Kansas City, MO

In addition to offering safe, high quality services, the team at Monarch Plastic Surgery & Skin Rejuvenation Center is especially focused on progressive and leading-edge surgical and skin care treatments.

It’s fitting, then, that Monarch Plastic Surgery & Skin Rejuvenation Center is now the first plastic surgery clinic in the Kansas City area to offer EMSCULPT, a non-invasive procedure that helps men and women build muscle and sculpt their bodies.

EMSCULPT is powered by High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology, which means that in addition to producing effective results, no recovery pre- or post-op prep are needed.

EMSCULPT joins a comprehensive list of procedures, skin rejuvenation services, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, including:

  • Fillers
  • BOTOX®
  • Smartlipo
  • Facials
  • Microblading
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Laser treatments

With so many options, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s where the knowledgeable team at Monarch Plastic Surgery steps in to take time to listen to each patient’s concerns and goals, then works with you to create an individualized plan. Exemplary customer service, combined with the most advanced surgical and skin care treatments available, has made Monarch Plastic Surgery & Skin Rejuvenation Center an industry leader for more than two decades.

Excellhealth Sleep Center | 913.203.4040 | 10640 W 87th St.,  Overland Park, KS

Dr. Maniza Ehtesham of Excellhealth Sleep Center of Overland Park says, “When it comes to beauty, sleep may be the closest thing that can reverse signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin and body. As you sleep, your body repairs and recovers. When you don’t get all the recovery time your body needs, it most definitely affects your appearance and your health. Most adults need between six and eight hours of sleep every night.”

Dr. Ehtesham says the following are the specific beauty benefits of a good night’s rest:

Fewer wrinkles: Skin makes new collagen when you sleep,

which prevents sagging. More collagen means skin is more

firm and less likely to wrinkle. Poor sleep also decreases

moisture levels, which makes your skin look less youthful.

A glowing complexion: Your skin gets better blood flow

while you sleep and lowers the pH levels. A lower pH level

means you wake with a healthy glow. Poor sleep can actually

make your complexion dull.

Brighter, less puffy eyes: Two of the most common skincare

complaints are bags and dark circles under the eyes. A good

night’s sleep goes a long way to minimizing these issues.

Healthy hair: Hair loss, breakage, damage and even growth

can all be affected by lack of sleep. Hair follicles (where hair

growth begins) gain nutrients, vitamins and minerals from

blood flow, which increases during sleep and leads to

healthier hair.

Healthy appearance: Poor sleep affects your mood and ability

to handle stress, which also affects your appearance.

Skincare is more effective: As your skin’s blood flow increases

during sleep, your skin can repair itself and more effectively

absorb ingredients from the products you use.

Joseph R. Barnthouse, M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery | 816.943.8004 | 1010 Carondelet Dr., Suite 401   Kansas City, MO

Skilled plastic surgery requires a masterful blend of the art and science of medicine. Joseph R. Barnthouse, M.D., has earned a reputation as an experienced and empathetic specialist.

Dr. Barnthouse offers a wide range of plastic surgery services, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, face and neck lifts, eyelid surgery andfacial fillers. In addition, 

he closely monitors new technology to provide state-of-the-art treatment options like Thermage, Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant Permea.

No matter what service a patient selects, Dr. Barnthouse will be involved in the process from start to finish. Unlike the “assembly line” experience found at other plastic surgery clinics, Dr. Barnthouse is committed to delivering personal attention and information. He encourages patients to ask questions so that they’re educated about their procedures.

Because of his extensive surgical training, Dr. Barnthouse is uniquely qualified as a specialist in plastic surgery. He also completed additional specialized training of the face, abdom

en, and breast. He’s adept at handling difficult cases.

Dr. Barnthouse’s industry certifications include:

•Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

•Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

•Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

•Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Barnthouse provides a variety of services, but they share a common goal: give patients an enhanced sense of beauty and a new self-confidence. Your transformation awaits.

Urogynecology of Kansas City | 913.262.3000 | 8901 W. 74th St., Suite 280   Shawnee Mission, KS

Pelvic floor disorders, including bladder and bowel control problems and pelvic organ prolapse, are all too common. Yet many women spend years suffering without realizing that both surgical and non-surgical options are available.

Patrick Nosti, MD, FACOG, director of Urogynecology of Kansas City, is one of the few urogynecologists in the Kansas City metro area who is both board-certified and fellowship-trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. As a result of Dr. Nosti’s advanced training, as well as that of his staff, patients can receive treatment for complex conditions in one location and typically at one time, which improves outcomes and is more convenient.

Part of Dr. Nosti’s approach to delivering an exceptional patient experience includes offering the most effective treatment options. That’s why Urogynecology of Kansas City was the first Kansas City-area clinic to introduce the treatment in 2015. MonaLisa Touch is a fast, safe and effective non-hormonal alternative to treat common symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy, including vaginal dryness and itching, painful intercourse and bladder symptoms like urinary incontinence, frequency or urgency, as well as recurring urinary tract infections.

Each new patient visit begins with a thorough exam so that Dr. Nosti and his staff can accurately diagnose a patient’s condition, then work with them to identify the best course of treatment. That way, patients can make informed decisions about next steps and know that relief and an improved quality of life are in sight.

Bowles Dental Center | 913.396.3804 | 6811 W. 121st St. Overland Park, KS

When you walk into this Overland Park-based dental practice, you’ll likely be greeted by Debbie, who’s been with Bowles Dental Center for more than 35 years. You’ll also know that you’re working with skilled professionals who are committed to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile.

That may include dental procedures like crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers. With CEREC, you’ll no longer juggle a busy schedule with multiple, sometimes lengthy, appointments. Instead, CEREC’s computer-assisted design tools create ceramic restorations in office, which means many treatments are complete in just one visit.

We offer a wide range of additional dental services, which helps us work with each patient to create a comprehensive treatment plan that’s focused on preventative care and education. You’ll have a better understanding of your dental health with a thorough exam that includes oral cancer screenings and, when applicable, X-rays. We’re not only focused on the beauty of your smile, but also concerned about your health. We’ll also work with you to review your medical history, including new medications or illnesses, so that we’re aware of factors that may impact your dental health.

And if you’re one of the many people who feels uneasy or anxious about visiting the dentist, we can help. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxing, positive experience that results in the personalized care you deserve—and that includes ensuring the long-lasting beauty and health of your smile.

aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness | 816.359.3310 | 10090 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, MO

Inside Kansas City’s luxury destination for beauty and wellness, clients experience truly transformative services. It’s in the name, after all: aNu means “a new you and renewal.” Another element of aNu’s identity, the lotus flower, is a beautiful visual representation of what aNu offers and represents: beauty, purity, prosperity, spirituality and new beginnings.

Since 2011, Cristyn Watkins, M.D., a board-certified physician, has led aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness while developing its outstanding reputation for offering the ultimate experience in beauty and wellness.

A sampling of the cutting-edge services available include:

  PRP and stem cell therapy

  IV nutritional therapy

  Functional and Personalized Wellness Medicine

  The only Infra-Red sauna and Float Pod in the Northland

  Medical Weight Loss

  Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

  Sexual Rejuvenation: ThermiVa, P-Shot, O-Shot

  HydraFacial, Chemical Peels, Microneedle

  Body Contouring: CoolSculpting with Zwave

  4 Master Certified RN and MD Aesthetic Injectors providing the entire spectrum of aesthetic medicine

Whatever service(s) clients choose, Dr. Watkins will be involved as she works in the practice full-time rather than off-site, which is very rare for medical spas. Dr. Watkins and her expertly trained staff are ready to show clients what a luxurious experience beauty and wellness
can be.

J Rehmert Hair Blue Sky Salon Suites

913.991.5271 (call or text) | 5051 W. 134th St.   Leawood, KS

If you’ve dreamed of long hair, Jenna Rehmert is ready to help. A hair stylist for the last 11 years, Jenna is certified in Great Lengths hair extensions. Founded in London in 1991, Great Lengths is now a global leader in hair extensions, thanks to their patented method that molecularly bonds extensions to natural hair for resistant yet gentle attachments.

For Jenna, the thrill of working with extensions is the transformation. She loves showing clients how extensions can change their hair.

“If you’re wanting length or even just feel like your hair isn’t as thick as you’d like it to be, I can help,” she said. “I’m thankful I can do what I love and make people feel good!”

Jenna’s passion for her work shows in every appointment. Many of her clients typically become more like friends, thanks to an easy rapport she shares with them. She’ll also take the time to understand what type of hair style each client wants to achieve, then work with them to make those hair goals a reality. That’s one of the primary reasons she’s able to not only deliver quality customer service, but also consistent results. And that keeps clients coming back.

Reflections Body Solutions | 913.322.3433 | 7824 W. 119th St.    Overland Park, KS

Over time, the vagina loses elasticity and muscle tone, just like the skin on the rest of your body. As a result, many women experience a loss of sensitivity and develop functional issues related to stress urinary incontinence. Luckily, you don’t have to live with these problems forever. Ultra Femme 360 can tighten and rejuvenate your intimate area without surgery, pain or downtime. That’s why even the Real Housewives of Orange County are talking about it! Ultra Femme 360 is a painless, effective, non-surgical alternative to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures. It’s the only technology of its kind to offer complete vaginal rejuvenation with a single handheld device — in eight minutes flat. Ultra Femme 360 uses radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen production and restore the vagina and labia to a more youthful state.

Benefits of Ultra Femme 360 can include:

•Minimization of the labia majora

•Lifting and firming of the labia minora

•Tightening of the vaginal opening

•Tightening of the vaginal canal

•Tightening of the perineum

•Increased blood flow to the clitoris

•Increased sensitivity and improved orgasm

•Immediately improved sexual satisfaction

Cortez Facial Plastic Surgery | 913.451.7970 | 14241 Metcalf Ave.   Overland Park, KS

The team at Cortez Facial Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Edwin Cortez, treats patients like they would treat their own family members. Cortez has established a safe, comfortable environment with high-quality care and a team of excellence.

  All invasive and noninvasive procedures are performed by Cortez in his nationally accredited office-based surgical facility (AAAASF) in Overland Park, Kansas. He also personally performs all injectable procedures, including Botox® and fillers, and has developed a technique that makes injections painless. 

Cortez has developed a skin rejuvenation program over the past 10 years that includes the combination of Hydration (Hyaluronic Acid) and Glycoaminoglycans (GAGS). This program has proven to be at the cutting edge of skin care science. He evaluates all skin care patients and creates an individualized program for each person.

In addition to skin care and his surgical expertise in facial plastic surgery, Cortez is nationally recognized for phenol croton-oil peeling, having performed thousands of these procedures. The phenol croton-oil peel is the only skin resurfacing method that consistently removes lines, wrinkles, brown spots and pre-skin cancers while simultaneously tightening facial skin 30 to 35 percent.

Appropriate pre- and post-op education by Cortez and his RN team are important for patient compliance and safety. “I believe that total transparency produces a trusting relationship between me and my patients,” Cortez says. His referral practice is from happy and satisfied patients. His results speak for themselves, and his practice is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity and 24/7 care.

Barber Noble | 913.424.5506 | 8600 W. 95th St., Suite 100   Overland Park, KS

In decades past, barbershops often served as the popular gathering spot for a community: a place to kick back and catch up while enjoying services like haircuts and hot towel shaves.

That welcoming, communal experience awaits at Barber Noble, a professional barbershop founded in 2010. Owner Darryl Osborne combines exemplary customer service and innovative grooming techniques to deliver an enjoyable and enriching experience to everyone who visits Barber Noble.

A full range of services is available, including straight razor shaves, and beard/facial hair trimming and shaping. Each service is uniquely catered to a customer’s personal grooming needs. And in the spirit of community that barbershops have so wonderfully perfected, Osborne prides himself on creating a friendly environment that serves all customers, regardless of race or hair texture. Osborne also specializes in grooming individuals with mental disabilities. For Osborne and Barber Noble, the notion of building community isn’t just lip service. Here, it’s a building block of the business. And the resulting experience speaks for itself.

KC Lashes | 833.277.4773 | 4831 W. 135th St.   Leawood, KS

Turn the sidewalk into your personal runway with expertly applied lash extensions. Available in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and colors, lash extensions add volume and length to your natural eyelashes. As a result, you’ll enjoy a full, luxurious natural lash look (without mascara!)

KC Lashes, a locally owned lash salon that opened in 2013 in Overland Park, also offers lash perms and lash lifts. Additional services include brow fill-ins, henna brow tinting, brow waxing, makeup application, facials and quick peels.

Clients immediately relax in KC Lashes’ inviting studio and enjoy feeling pampered throughout their appointments. In fact, clients often come in as guests and leave as friends, thanks to the knowledgeable and welcoming team of beauty professionals.

For the staff of KC Lashes, the chance to give clients a quick beauty boost is fulfilling and gratifying.

“I think it’s important for women to feel confident and beautiful,” said Tasha Socin, owner, KC Lashes. “I also love the fact that I can help women cut time when getting dressed for their day.”

Salon 94.2 | 8600 W. 95th St., Suite 101A  Overland Park, KS

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve scheduled a hair appointment, are excited for a little pampering and arrive at the salon only to find yourself waiting…and waiting.

The solution? Salon 94.2, which values customer service as much as delivering quality hair care. Your appointment will begin promptly when scheduled. And if an unforeseen delay does arrive, you’ll be notified prior to your appointment so that you can plan accordingly.

When you arrive at Salon 94.2, you’ll immediately relax in a chic, stylish interior. Salon professionals Aundrea and Tabitha offer a combined 31 years of experience, which means you’ll receive exemplary care and expertise. A variety of salon services are available at Salon 94.2, including color, cuts, natural hair and extensions. No matter what service you select, Aundrea and Tabitha specialize in healthy hair. They’ll ensure you leave the salon with the hair of your dreams and will also recommend professional products so that you can effortlessly maintain your look. Book your appointment or consultation today!



Social Media

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe to our newsletters

Kansas City magazine keeps readers updated on the latest news in twice-weekly newsletter. 

On Tuesdays, Dish brings you food news and our critic picks. 

On Thursdays, The Loop offers exclusive news reports and our curated events picks.