16 Aug

State Line office closing

thank youDear Patients of Midwest Aesthetics Center, Inc.

On August 30, 2017, we will be closing the office on State Line. We are looking for suitable space to move to.

We will let you know as soon as we can find accommodations that are right for the office to continue.

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

For 18 years we have operated in the Kansas City area and look forward to serving all of our wonderful patients in the future.

We will be in touch….


Kathleen Stegman-Smith
Midwest Aesthetics Center, Inc.

03 Jan

Top 10 Most Broken New Year’s Resolutions

First of all I’d like to wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!  It seems every Year we look forward to the New Year with hope and a whole bunch of promises to ourselves.  You know, they’re the ones we made last year before we fell off the wagon…and we’re not alone on this.

According to Time.com here is a list of:


  1. Lose Weight and Get Fit
  2. Quit Smoking
  3. Learn Something New
  4. Eat a Healthier Diet
  5. Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  6. Spend More Time With Family
  7. Travel To New Places
  8. Be Less Stressed
  9. Volunteer
  10. Drink Less

Here’s some GOOD NEWS!  I can help you with #1 and #4 which will also help with #8.

For the last couple of emails I’ve given you some tips on Holiday Sliming Tips, the HCG Diet, How to Lose Weight and the Lapex and Zerona Laser. And let’s not forget that regular exercise will improve your health.

However losing weight in the right places is complex.  And that’s why here at Midwest Medical Aesthetics we have so many different options for you to choose from.  Each person’s situation is different and it takes an expert to be able to understand your individual needs and formulate a plan that will work for you.

Here are 5 tips that will help you keep holiday weight gain at bay and lose a few pounds by new year.

new-year-resolution-track_food1. Track your food. That means all of it, from the spoonful of cookie batter you ate while baking to the free sample of ham at the grocery store. Plan your meals and snacks in advance so you can enjoy your favorites and still stay on track.

new-year-resolution-calories2. Look up calories before you bite. Calculate the nutrition information in your favorite holiday foods so you can add them to your tracker.

new-year-resolution-fitness23. Make fitness a priority. Food is only one part of the equation that determines whether you’ll lose or gain weight. Fitness is just as important.

4. Schedule your workout like an appointment. Add your workouts to your calendar so that other obligations don’t get in the way of your gym time.

5. Don’t make mountains out of molehills. It’s easy to go over your calories one day and feel like a failure. But remember that it takes much more than one day of overeating to thwart your progress.

Or you could try the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program: This could very well be Your Last Diet


If you find yourself slipping, you could try our Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program!  This is a 4-phase medically designed and professionally supervised muscle-sparing weight loss program. The average person has a weight loss of 3-7 lbs. per week. This is accomplished by stabilizing the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat, which helps you transition to a healthy lifestyle plan for weight management.

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation and together we can go over all your options including the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program.  Let me help you reach your goals for 2014!

Happy New Year!

30 Nov

Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving more Meaningful

Kansas City Spa Happy Holidays

Every family seems to have their own set of holiday traditions. This year, why not try something different and create some new Thanksgiving traditions? Here are some fresh ideas to try this turkey day — and perhaps for many more years to come.

1. Create a banner you can use year after year. Use what you have in the house to create a gratitude banner to decorate your dining room on Thanksgiving.

2. Invite someone who doesn’t have a place to go. Whether it’s a work colleague or a friend of a friend, if you hear of someone who won’t be able to go home this Thanksgiving, invite him or her to your home to share this special meal.

3. Set up a never-ending gratitude list. Unfurl a roll of butcher paper and set it on a side table or buffet with a cup of pens and a little sign encouraging guests to record the things they are grateful for.

4. Share the bounty. Before the holiday comes, take stock of your own good fortune and see if you can afford to donate a few bags of much-needed food to your local food bank or soup kitchen.

5. Have a potluck of objects. Ask your guests to bring something to place on the table that is meaningful to them, whether it’s a saltshaker bought on a special trip or great-grandma’s gravy boat.

6. Share your family’s treasured recipes. If you always make a favorite dish that’s been passed down through your family, this year take the time to copy it out on cards to give guests, along with the story behind it.

7. End the day outside. Take a walk, play football or sit around an outdoor fire with a final glass of wine. After all of that cooking and eating indoors, it feels lovely to step out into the crisp air.

And…at the Thanksgiving table have a little fun by seeing if anyone knows the answers to these Thanksgiving trivia questions!

Was there Turkey at the First Thanksgiving?
There is no evidence that turkey was eaten at the first Thanksgiving shared between the pilgrims and Wamponoag tribe in 1621. It’s more likely that they ate venison and a lot of seafood.

What is the relationship between frozen TV dinners and Thanksgiving?
Apparently, part of the reason that Swanson started creating T.V. dinners in 1953 was because it needed to find something to do with the massive amount of leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkeys.

How did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begin?
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade began in 1924 with 400 employees marching o from Convent Avenue and 145th Street in New York City. During this time, the parade was accompanied with live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo – from camels to elephants.

At this time of year, we’re thankful for many things… especially our loyal customers like you.   From our family to yours… Happy Thanksgiving!

23 Jul

Turn Back the Hands of Time During Your Lunch Hour!

Wrinkle Fillers kansasDo you look in the mirror and wish you could turn back the hands of time? Does the face and body looking back at you look different than it did 10 or 20 years ago?

If you answered “yes” read on because you’ll want to hear what we have to say.

As we age, our skin looses its volume and tone leaving us with seemingly extra wrinkled hanging skin. This is particularly noticeable in the upper arms, face and neck. Exercise and diet only go so far, after that the end result can be most disheartening with few solutions other than trying to cover up those areas. This is especially true for the upper arms so we tend to wear dresses or shirts with sleeves to hide those areas.

Accent Skin Tightening

Lipo-Accent-videoBut…don’t despair, there is a solution! It’s called Accent. This amazing scientifically tested and proven procedure is frequently used for toning thin, loose and crepe-like skin often found on the aging face, neck and under the upper arms. It is also excellent for firming skin on the post-surgical or postnatal abdomen or thighs.

Accent XL is a revolutionary FDA-approved treatment for skin tightening, skin toning, and fine line and wrinkle reduction on the face and body without the risks or recovery period usually associated with an invasive surgery. It’s also extremely effective for treatment of cellulite, stretch marks and for body contouring.

You can check out our Accent video and “Before and After Pictures” on our website, lookmybest.net/body-services/thermotherapy.

Would you Trade 45 Minutes of Time to Look 10 Years Younger?

With the advent of Accent XL Skin Tightening Laser, you can rejuvenate your skin quickly, pain free and without surgery. Our Accent XL Laser treatment achieves tighter, smoother and younger looking skin in 45 minute sessions using Unipolar and Bipolar radio frequency (RF) technology. It is totally non-invasive and feels like your having a warm massage!

Accent XL Skin Tightening Laser has proven to be very effective for:


  • Chin & Neck Tightening
  • Forehead & Smile Lines Reduction
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Abdomen Tightening
  • Firming Thighs & Buttocks
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Stretch Mark Reduction

Experts everywhere are using Accent laser in patients approximately 3-4 weeks after any body contouring/liposuction procedure. The Accent

XL Skin Tightening Laser works extremely well in these patients, to further tighten saggy skin, reduce bumpiness and achieve a smooth body contour.


Turn back the hands of time NOW!

It’s a proven fact that used alone – or after laser liposuction – just days after the Accent skin-tightening procedure, you can expect more youthful, energized and healthier-looking skin.

If you’re ready to accent your face and body – and return to liking what you see when you look in the mirror – just respond to this post or call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Let’s discuss if Accent XL Skin Tightening Laser is right for you!

14 Jun

Greatest TV Dads


Everyone has a favorite TV dad they grew up with – a dad who taught us everything we’d need to know about life each week in under an hour. So in celebration of this time-honored holiday,
we’ve decided to share a list of our top 10 favorite TV dads of all time according to reviews on the internet.

Fathers-Day-andy_griffithAndy Griffith, The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith may be the most well known single father in all of television. His son Opie was often a challenge for the busy smalltown sheriff. However he always handled every situation with love and used these times as a learning experience that would lead to a positive development in the character of his son.


Fathers-Day-mike_bradyMike Brady, The Brady Bunch
One marriage with six children, and only one mom and dad to keep it all together. Mike Brady found a way, making time for all of the children and providing a strong example for their future families.



Fathers-Day-tim_allenTim “the Tool Man” Taylor, Home Improvement
Tim Taylor may have had a penchant for injuring himself and others on his show Tool Time, but he also was great at being a dad, had the ability to relate and connect to what was important to his family and wasn’t afraid to admit that sometimes he made mistakes.


Fathers-Day-richard_castleRichard Castle, Castle
Castle is the ultimate protective Father who wants to look out for his daughter. He is always interested and involved in his daughter’s life and her decisions. Communication is the key to this relationship but also his ability to ask and accept advice from others whom he trusts including his daughter.


Fathers-Day-ward_cleaverWard Cleaver, Leaver it to Beaver
Ward Cleaver is the quintessential father figure – stern, caring, hardworking, loving and willing to make jokes when necessary




Fathers-Day-bill_cosbyCliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Bill Cosby’s family is often hilarious while taking on serious life issues. At the end of the day Cliff was a great communicator and always has the best advice and one-liners for any situation.



Fathers-Day-carl_winslow Carl Winslow, Family Matters

Carl was the father of three children – none of whom were actually Steve Urkel. While Steve was only the next-door neighbor, Mr. Winslow was always there to protect him and give him advice, always making him feel like a part of the family.



Fathers-Day-howard_cunninghamHoward Cunningham, Happy Days
Howard Cunningham was everything a father should be: stern but loving, generous but not indulgent, friendly but not his kids’ friend.




Fathers-Day-steve_douglasSteve Douglas, My Three Sons
Steve Douglas became one of America’s most beloved TV dads. A widower, he raised three boys from adolescence to adulthood, during which time they moved out, married, and had children of their own.



Fathers-Day-Philip_DrummondPhilip Drummond, Diff’rent Strokes
Wealthy Manhattan widower Philip Drummond promised his dying housekeeper he would raise her sons. Race and class relations became topics on the show as much as the typical trials of growing up.



So who’s on your list of favorite TV dads? We hope our list brought back some fun memories and that you’re enjoying your Father’s Day with family and friends!


10 May

Top Celebrity Mothers

Spa Kansas City Best MomThe Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures in our lives. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

So what makes a mother great? 
We decided to take a look at the top 10 favorite TV moms to start the list.  

Spa Kansas City Celebrity Mothers Day

Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond gets our top vote.  After all, she lived across the street from her nosey in-laws, dealt with a husband who’s no help around the house and expertly cared for 3 rambunctious children practically on her own.

Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch is also another supermom who cares for her blended family of 6 children.  Although she had the help of housekeeper Alice, she was also a sculptor, writer, singer and political activist—showing her daughters there’s nothing a woman can’t do.

Clair Huxstable from The Cosby Show was the classy working mother who juggled her law firm and her growing brood all with a whole lot of style.

Jane Jetson of The Jetsons who only had to push a button to make a meal appear, was a devoted mom and a true woman of the future.

Norma Arnold of The Wonder Years was mother of 3 very high-spirited kids who returned to college to get her degree and then a job.  She was definitely not like other housewives in the 60’s.

Spa Kansas City Celebrity Mothers Day 2

Harriette Winslow of Family Matters had the difficult job of putting up with next-door nerd, Steve Urkel.  She also managed to juggle her family while looking for a new job.

Tami Taylor of Friday Night Lights played a football coach’s wife, principal of the local high school and mother to 2 girls.  She managed to wear a lot of hats while under the watchful eyes of the small town posse.

Elyse Keaton of Family Ties was a former hippie – turned liberal in conservative times – who worked from home while raising her 4 kids.

Laura Petrie of The Dick Van Dyke Show was the epitome of a stay-at-home mom, raising her only child, Ritchie.  She was the ultimate supportive wife and mother.

And last, but not least

Donna Stone of The Donna Reed Show had the picture-perfect family with a loving husband, 1 boy and 1 girl.  Her work as a nurse and community organizer rounded out her wholesome life.

Do any of their qualities remind you of your mom?

These moms all represented storybook families…a mom, a dad and one or more children.  A lot of mothers these days have it tough, especially single mothers or women raising their children while their men are at war in far away places or absent for other reasons.

Mothers…they have eyes in the back of their heads…they heal themselves when they are sick…they can feed a family of 6 with a pound of ground beef and they sacrifice so that their children won’t have to.  Mothers do so much they should be heralded every day of the year!

Do something special for the mother – or mother figure – in your life this Mother’s Day.  Make it heartfelt…make it personal…make it as special as she is to you. 

27 Mar

What’s Your Easter Tradition?

What are you doing for Easter?  Easter is celebrated many different ways and of course like a lot of Holiday Traditions we can participate in many different ways.  There are:

  • Kansas City Spa Easter girls egg huntEaster Cards
  • Easter Flowers
  • Easter Crafts
  • Easter Egg Decorating and Egg Hunts
  • Easter Bunnies
  • Easter Parades
  • Easter Religious Celebrations
  • Easter Family Dinners…and on and on!

If you are looking for a Family outing for Easter here’s one to consider:

Saturday, March 30th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Town Square and the streets of Zona Rosa

In 2006 Zona Rosa reintroduced a local favorite: Kansas City’s own Easter Parade. This FREE community event features the Easter Bunny, a best dressed contest for the whole family and a live performance by Mr. Stinky Feet, a petting zoo and much more!

The Easter Parade at Zona Rosa has invited the community each year, for a free, family friendly walking parade throughout the Town Center streets.  This year, they’re extending an invitation to include any of those wishing to ride throughout the parade, providing you supply your own vehicle, in an effort to help raise awareness for your business, your non-profit community organization, a 2013 campaign, your school, dance studio, band… the list goes on.  Motorized vehicles AND parade floats are welcome! *With registration.  Click HERE to download your printable form.

Kansas City Spa Easter easter parade

There will be Awards for the best dressed contest that takes place at Town Square directly following the parade.  Awards are given to those sporting their Easter/Spring finery, and are awarded in the following categories: Most Outstanding Family; Most Outstanding Lady; Most Outstanding Man; Most Outstanding Girl; Most Outstanding Boy; Most Outstanding Pet.

For some, Easter is more about the Easter Bunny, for others it is one of the most joyous celebrations of their faith.  I think Easter is a wonderful time of the year.  It’s also a signaling of Spring, the longer days of Summer soon to come, new beginnings and family get-togethers.

As a child I can still remember coloring Easter Eggs and enjoying a great sit down dinner with my family.  Easter’s just different…it’s not as commercial as Christmas and there’s definitely not as much pressure to buy gifts and entertain.

For me, it’s a time to relax, have a Special dinner, remember some of the Easter Traditions my parents had us participate in and spend a day with family (maybe I’ll even do some Easter Eggs!).  I hope you and your family enjoy this Easter, celebrating your Easter Tradition…or possibly starting a new one.

Happy Easter from our family at Midwest Medical to yours!

Kansas City Spa Easter easter dark chocolateP.S. Research has shown that dark chocolate is actually healthy for you because it contains higher levels of cocoa solids than milk or white chocolate. According to a Harvard Medical School study, one square (about 7 grams) of dark chocolate a day can help reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension.  So, when you’re reaching for a treat this Easter, try a piece of dark chocolate! It’s healthier for you!

27 Nov

Here’s My Promise To You

It’s the holidays, and you want to look and feel your best.  After all, there are holiday parties, dinners and family gatherings.  And when you look in the mirror, you may see some things that you’d love to tighten, firm, or make disappear.  You may want to take off some inches around your waist…remove those wrinkles around your eyes…or remove that unwanted hair…

But Who can You Trust To Help You Achieve The Look You Want???

Having someone inject you with a needle or use a laser treatment on any part of your body is a scary thought.  So you need someone with a lot of experience, not someone’s assistant, or for that matter a technician that does Botox™ once a week and who wants to have a different person every time you need your next treatment.

Whether it’s Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Artefill/Bellafill™ or any Filler, I personally look after your every need.  I have 15 years of injecting experience.  I know the limitations of each product, plus the right combination of products for you to achieve the look you desire… so you don’t end up on a website featuring cosmetic or laser treatments gone wrong!

We all want to do business with people we know, like and trust…and I want to be that person for you when it comes to your appearance!  I established Midwest Medical Aesthetics Center as the first free-standing medical aesthetics clinic in the Kansas City area.  With over 15 years of experience, I was the first in the Kansas City area to perform:

  • Laser hair removal;
  • IPL;
  • Non-invasive liposuction;
  • Non-invasive skin tightening ;
  • Microdermabration;
  • Permanent makeup;
  • Skin peels.

With the advancement of new technologies, Midwest Medical Aesthetics Center researches and obtains only those treatments which I feel are perfect for my patients.  I personally train each member of our staff to ensure the highest standards of patient care!  My focus is on using the best that science and technology has to offer to achieve your goals whatever age you are.

Price-Match Guarantee

And did I mention that we offer a price-match guarantee?  Our prices are among the best in the whole State, but if you find a sale on services that I offer – from a reputable clinic, of course – I will match their price for comparable treatments.  I know that no one else can offer my quality of service at a more attractive price.

You can’t put a price on beauty and self confidence.  When you visit Midwest Medical, I personally promise that you are getting the best of both:  the best service possible at the best price.  I pride myself on always having my finger on the pulse of what is happening is the world of cosmetic procedures and it shows in my work.

You won’t leave Midwest Medical asking yourself why you had this procedure…you’ll leave feeling more beautiful and self confident than you ever have before.  You’ll ask yourself why you didn’t do it sooner! 

Don’t be taken in by other clinics or spas offering services at extremely cheap prices, because sometimes you really do get what you pay for and I’d hate to see that happen to you.  Visit us today and treat yourself or someone you love to the best in cosmetic treatments just in time for the holidays.

29 Mar

Revolutionary Cosmetic Procedure Dermaroller Therapy

There has been quite a buzz around here regarding this revolutionary cosmetic procedure. Dermaroller therapy helps treat conditions such as:

  • Evening skin pigmentation
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Tightening sagging skin
  • Normalizing oily skin
  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Shrinking large pores
  • Reducing surgery or burn scars
  • Filling acne and chicken pox scars
  • Smoothing skin texture in trouble regions like arms and buttocks

Dermaroller was the Gold winner at the Aesthetic Awards for 2011-2012 for the best Facial Treatment.

This includes removing Hyper Pigmentation; Fine Lines; Wrinkles and Acne Scarring.

The best part of this amazing technology is the price.

Dermaroller Facial Special $539 Includes…
Dermaroller Take Home Kit Value $140

This is one of the best values we have ever had at Midwest Medical Aesthetics. When you consider the Bonus Take Home Kit valued at $140 combined is this Special Price that makes the Dermaroller Facial cost only $399!!!

Your Take Home Kit allows any skin products you use on your face, like moisturizers, serums, vitamin C, etc. to penetrate 200 times better. Plus…the Dermaroller™ Home Kit lets you gently roll away wrinkles and other trouble areas by stimulating extra collagen production.

If you would like to set up an appointment or give us a call at 913-327-7175.