DRESDEN — Kylie Wells understands the importance of skin care after her own struggles.
It was one of the reasons she became an owner/operator of MOBO Med Spa in the Muskingum Valley territory. She has been with the company since December, where she has grown from one local location to 10 in less than a year.
Wells also has a background in medical aesthetics, where she worked on spider veins before adding to her expertise.
“I really struggled with acne, but skin care was not something that was thought about as often when I was younger,” she said. “Skin care has become less taboo over time, and the market is thriving. People are understanding the benefits, and we can tailor the skin care to anyone’s needs. Any time is a good time to start looking at your skin and taking care of it.”
A passion to help others led Wells on this path. The 2008 Tri-Valley graduate grew up on the family farm in Dresden, helping raise cattle. That experience led her to pursue nursing.
She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2012 and continued her education by receiving a masters in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner in 2015. She also earned Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification in 2015 from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and has worked for Genesis for 10 years.
As a nurse practitioner, Wells can prescribe medications and perform procedures, which is a benefit with her business.
“I have a passion for aesthetics and helping others. I’ve spent many years in cosmetic sclerotherapy so medical aesthetics was a natural progression of my career,” she said. “My toolbox (as a nurse practitioner) is a little different than what you find at most spas, and they pair really well with the complementary services at the salons that host us.”
Clients can schedule appointments at a variety of locations, including Copper and Co., La Bella Vita and Merle Norman in Zanesville, Wild Styles in Coshocton and Allure Salon & Spa in New Concord.
Wells said resources, like an excellent support team of medical directors and 10 other nurse practitioners working alongside her in Ohio, West Virginia and soon Indiana, give her confidence in the business.
Numerous services are available, including wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, skin rejuvenation and body sculpting. Botox/Dysport, which relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles, is among the most popular services, while Wells added IV hydration will be introduced later this summer.
“(Botox/Dysport) have evolved a lot since it first was introduced and we aim for a natural look that’s still you but with fewer wrinkles,” she said. “The benefits (of IV hydration) range from general hydration to detoxifying or immunity boosting properties. We also include medical depth microneedling and chemical peels, and when combined with a medical grade skincare regimen, clients see dramatic improvements in sun spots, skin laxity, wrinkles and overall skin tone.”
Wells noted in-home consultations and treatments are available and typically are offered as a group or party style.
Consultations, services and scheduling appointments can be made through the company’s website, www.mobomedspa.com. Wells can also be contacted through email, [email protected], or by calling her office, 740-518-5590.
Being able to offer this service in the Muskingum Valley has Wells excited about the prospects of her business.
“I wanted to bring this service closer to home. I’m excited to serve members of my community,” she said.
“I have the ability to grow at my own pace,” she added. “Eventually, I would like to have a team under me so we can service the area and territory better.”