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About Us

“Just like the lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world”

What does aNu stand for?

aNu means ‘a new you and renewal’ and our symbol, the lotus flower, embodies our ideology. The lotus flower is associated with beauty, purity, prosperity, spirituality, new beginnings and eternity.

Who We Are

aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness is your #1 choice for overall beauty and wellness. We are Kansas City’s premier aesthetics and wellness clinic since 2011 under Dr. Cristyn Watkins, board certified physician, who practices Aesthetics and Functional Medicine full time at aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness along with her dedicated staff.

Located in Kansas City, aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness has developed an outstanding reputation by offering the ultimate patient experience through an atmosphere of professionalism, personal attention, and excellence in care.

aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness mission is to touch our patients and community with our people, our services, and our personalized care, thereby providing a environment that embraces self-care, well-being, and optimal health.

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Founder, Owner and Medical Director

Cristyn Watkins, MD

Founder / Owner / Medical Director
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
Aesthetic Master Injector, Regenerative Medicine Trainer, Functional & Personalized Wellness Physician
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Medical Doctor (MD)

Heather K. Isom, MD

Master Aesthetic Injector
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Doctor
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Ella Cameron, MD

Advanced Aesthetic Injector
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Dr. Michelle Retz, N.M.D.

Board Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Gastroenterology, Mental-Emotional Health, & Hormone Specialist
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Courtney Hilton, APRN

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Functional Medicine, Hormone & Wellness Medical Provider
Advanced Aesthetic Injector and Laser Specialist
IV & Regenerative Therapy Medical Provider
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Registered Nurse (RN)

Samantha White, RN

Registered Nurse
Advanced Aesthetic Injector and Laser Specialist
IV & Regenerative Therapy Medical Provider
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Stephanie Heck, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse
Advanced Aesthetic Injector and Laser Specialist
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Licensed Aesthetician (LE)

Leah Austin, LE

Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
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Kerrigan Meehan

Licensed Aesthetician
Lead Front Office Concierge
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Emily Jones, LE

Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist
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Angelina Pavlova, LE

Licensed Aesthetician
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Medical Assistant (MA)

Whitney Cook

Medical Assistant
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Admins/Managers

Janet Stevenson

Practice Administrator
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Front Office Concierge

Kerrigan Meehan

Licensed Aesthetician
Lead Front Office Concierge
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Summer Sivils

Front Office Concierge
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Leila Williamson

Front Office Concierge
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Kayla Fine

Front Office Concierge
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Back Office Concierge

Wellness and Healing Collaborators

Lavita Green

Phlebotomist
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Emily Cox MS, LN, HHC

Emily Cox Wellness, LLC.
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Alicia Johnson, ND

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Alex McAnderson

Aesthetic Master Corporate Energy Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, Stress Management Consultant, Owner of Villalobos Vitality
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Are you ready for aNu you?

Clients of the local businesses may enjoy 10% off Wellness Supplements, IV Therapy and Sauna at any aNu Locations.

aNu patients may also enjoy 10% off select services or products from these providers.

aNu River Market

(816) 359-3310

May not be combined with other offers or discounts.

Our Locations

We are passionate about creating a beautiful environment for our patients with an open and gracious atmosphere that extends to our guests an ongoing invitation to return. Through our specialty boutique, we feature the finest products offering extensive skincare regimens, nutritional supplements and food products, essential oils, and wellness gifts. Our goal is to provide a world-class experience; a place where beauty, comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention, combine to create a totally memorable and rejuvenating experience.

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