BU Wellness Clinic Doctors
Dr. Christina E. Kim is the medical director and founder of BU Wellness & Med Spa. She is a board certified anesthesiologist with over 25 years of hands on experience in patient care. She completed her residency in Anesthesia at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL and through extensive training has earned certifications from the American Academy of Procedural Medicine in Aesthetics, the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine for Weight Management, and the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine.
She has contributed her expertise and professionalism to the medical community by serving as a chairperson in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago for 15 years.
Dr. Kim is passionate about making people feel the best they can on the outside and inside. Through combining her vast medical knowledge and innovative aesthetic expertise she creates a customized and methodical approach to address the unique challenges of aging. Dr. Kim aims to utilize the most natural and non-invasive treatment techniques available, which work to provide positive aesthetic refinements and visible improvements to the face and body.
Research and continued education are a top priority to Dr. Kim. She aims to remain at the forefront of aesthetic medicine so that she can continue to provide her patients with the latest innovations and cutting edge technologies in the field of anti-aging and wellness.
A focus at BU Wellness & Med Spa will be to provide natural enhancements using injectable dermal fillers as well as Neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. With years of hands on experience, Dr. Kim has seen excellent results in administering these treatments alone as well as combined. These treatments have successfully worked to prevent and correct the effects of aging on the face as well as sculpt and enhance various areas throughout the face.
Dr. Kim is also an experienced provider of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for skin rejuvenation, specifically in the tear trough area, an area which is commonly difficult to successfully treat. PRP for aesthetic therapy is used to promote collagen synthesis within the skin and has shown great success in hair regrowth through micro-needling treatments.
Christina E. Kim, MD
Dr. An is a board certified Anesthesiologist, specialized in the field of Regenerative medicine and Interventional pain management.
With over 35 years of hands on medical experience, Dr. An has dedicated the past few years of his practice managing a Chicago Hospital Pain Clinic, affording him the opportunity to extend his warm and compassionate care and extensive knowledge to a broad range of patients.
His vast experience with in-office pain treatments has made him an expert in administering nerve blocks and joint injections throughout various parts of the body (shoulder, knee, hip, ankles, cervical and lumbar spine, and sacroiliac joint) where pain commonly develops.
His current focus centers around educating his patients and peers about new and innovative therapies in the field of pain management. With on-going research and hands-on experience, Dr. An has become a trusted expert and provider of Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma).
He has been on the forefront of utilizing PRP as a tool for pain management because of it’s regenerative capabilities that work to heal and repair the direct source of the pain within the body. Out-dated modalities like steroid injections and prescription pain medication are more commonly utilized by un-specialized physicians treating patients with chronic pain. These treatments are examples of degenerative medicine that will only provide short term relief through masking the symptoms of chronic pain.
Dr. An has observed continued success in the treatment of his patients with Prolotherappy and PRP, and has approved the following conditions for the consideration of PRP treatment:
Achilles tendinitis, Ankle sprain , Arthritis, Chronic back pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Coccyx pain, Degenerative joint disease, Golfer’s and tennis elbow, Plantar fasciitis, Hip pain, Knee injuries and pain, Knee meniscus tears, Rotator cuff tears, Sacroiliac joint sprain and laxity.
Hongchan An, MD
BU Wellness Clinic Staffs
Michele Caruso / Practice Manager
Michele will greet you at BU Wellness & Med Spa with her outgoing, funny personality and sense of style. Her energetic and positive personality helps make your MedSpa experience relaxed and enjoyable. As Marketing Coordinator for BU Wellness and Med Spa, she enjoys creating special events, social media posts, and monthly marketing promotions. Michele is also a licensed Esthetician for over 20 years and a Certified Health Coach. She is passionate about health and wellness and medical spa procedures that help people look and feel their best. She enjoys singing, writing music, exercising and living a healthy life style.
Jami Jessup / Aesthetician
Meet Jami Jessup. Jami is a licensed Aesthetician committed to educating and addressing clients' skincare needs and goals.
Highly driven to provide the highest quality of service, Jami takes extra time to explain the appropriate procedure to customize a skincare regimen that will fit her clients' needs.
With her expertise in Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Hydrafacials, Acne Facials, Anti-Aging and Skin Tightening treatments Jami will give results that lead her clients on a path to healthy, beautiful, and youthful skin.
Ilona Utrata / Aesthetician
Ilona is a Licensed Esthetician passionate about skin care. A graduate from New Age Spa Institute, Ilona continues her education to keep abreast on the latest skincare trends. She offers advanced skin care treatments, chemical peels, customized therapeutic masks, Hydrafacial, dermaplane and more. Ilona takes the time to customize facials to deliver ultimate results, while making clients feel comfortable, confident and relaxed. She is a firm believer in educating her clients on a good skin care routine and monthly treatment options. You will always see a friendly smile when Ilona greets you.