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Welcome To Our Practice

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Welcome To Our Practice

Aesthetic Nirvana is a physician-owned and directed medical spa in Poplar Bluff, MO. Its geographical location makes it a perfect sport for clients from all over a tri-state area to enjoy our services.

We offer a variety of evidence-based, medical-grade services and products, designed to make our clients prevent aging or reverse signs of aging. Our many years of quality services and amazing results have allowed us to be the premier medical spa in this area with clients who travel upwards of 2-to-3 hours to see us!

In addition to our medical director, Farrah McSpadden, MD, FACOG, we employ three nurse practitioners and four medical aestheticians. We offer many dermal fillers and two types of neurotoxin brands. We also offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections of the face and scalp for regenerative purposes. We are happy to offer sclerotherapy services to treat superficial, bothersome veins in the legs. In addition to many relaxing and results-driven aesthetic services, we have two HydraFacial machines and offer a variety of medical-grade skin peels. We offer various specialty microneedling services for the face, including microneedling with neurotoxin, PRP, exosomes, and Sculptra.

 

In addition to our medical director, Farrah McSpadden, MD, FACOG, we employ four nurse practitioners, two registered nurses, and three certified estheticians. We offer many dermal fillers and two types of neurotoxin brands. We also offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections of the face and scalp for regenerative purposes. We are happy to offer sclerotherapy services to treat superficial, bothersome veins in the legs. In addition to many relaxing and results-driven aesthetic services, we have two HydraFacial machines and offer a variety of medical-grade skin peels. We offer micro-needling services for the face, including a PRP microneedle. One of our most popular facials, the AquaGold, incorporates neurotoxin into the relaxing treatment for a stellar skin response. 

 

Finally, we have invested in state-of-the-art laser systems that can treat a plethora of skin conditions or aging concerns. Laser hair removal is a hugely popular service, as are Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser treatments for sunspots. Our latest lasers are more aggressive for the correction of deep acne scarring, deeper lines/wrinkles, and overall skin laxity. Our newest laser additions include the TempSure Envi, a radiofrequency laser that treats a number of concerns including skin tightening and body contouring. We are also very excited about the newest addition of our MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser. This laser can treat years of facial, neck, and décolletage damage with a deeper, more ablative treatment for amazing results. Aesthetic Nirvana is also the only treatment facility in the Southeast Missouri area and only 1 of 3 in the state of Missouri to offer the MonaLisa Touch, an innovative laser that delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to soft tissues while also rejuvenating women’s health. 

At Aesthetic Nirvana, our utmost goal is to help others look and FEEL their best! We strongly believe in the notion that when individuals are happier with their outward appearance, they are ultimately happier with themselves. We strive to build long-lasting, ongoing relationships with all of our clients to customize and meet treatment goals. 

 

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Meet Our Owners

Jody Spain, APRN, FNP-BC has fostered a love for and a commitment to quality in aesthetics for well over a decade. She continues to seek educational opportunities and modify her practice. She truly feels that women feel better emotionally when they are putting the best version of themselves forward, while also being aware that the most important things in our lives have nothing to do with appearance! She is a board-certified nurse practitioner and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri in 2010. She works full-time alongside Dr. Farrah McSpadden in their Obstetrical/Gynecological practice and feels that women’s health component correlates nicely with Aesthetic Nirvana. She and Dr McSpadden co-own Aesthetic Nirvana.

When she is not working, she is soaking up every second with her children. She loves to read, hike, run, camp, and cycle.
Jody Spain
Dr. Farrah McSpadden spent most of her childhood near Current River and still enjoys its scenery while running or spending time there with her husband and children. She is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and serves as the medical director of Aesthetic Nirvana. She sought specialized aesthetic training and works alongside our team in providing our services. Farrah served in the US Army Reserves and was deployed to Kuwait in 2011, where she used her surgical training and skills to care for soldiers there. Dr. McSpadden completed her medical degree with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Services and her residency training at the Grand Rapids Medical Education Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Farrah McSpadden
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Meet Our Team

Leeza Edmundson Smith, APRN, FNP-BC is a full-time aesthetic nurse practitioner at Aesthetic Nirvana and has devoted her career exclusively to medical aesthetics. Leeza received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master’s degree at Maryville University. Leeza wholeheartedly believes in and exemplifies Aesthetic Nirvana’s mission phrase of “look good, feel good.”
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Leeza Edmundson Smith
Christian Bowers MSN, FNP-BC is an experienced, board certified Nurse Practitioner, specializing in injectables and customized skin care regimens for clients. She has had extensive training in filler(Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane) and neurotoxin (Botox and Newtox) injections as well as customized skin care with emphasis on anti-aging.
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Christian Bowers
As Practice Manager here at Aesthetic Nirvana, Crystal is here to make sure that everything about your visit is perfect. Your decision to visit Aesthetic Nirvana is a choice that we deeply appreciate.
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Crystal Blackwell
Kristen has been a part of the Aesthetic Nirvana team since March of 2018. Kristen's primary focus is on Skin assessments, Facials, Chemical peels, microneedling and laser services.
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Kristen Lacy
Sonya DiCiro is a board-certified nurse practitioner and experienced neurotoxin injector with a true passion for antiaging and skincare methods and treatments. Sonya loves helping women to “Look good and feel good”.
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Sonya DiCiro
Wenona (Wendy) Wilder is a 2005 Graduate of Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff Missouri where she obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. She has worked performing sclerotherapy injection treatments since 2015. She and her husband reside in Ripley County where they have raised their five children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. She looks forward to continuing to grow at Aesthetic Nirvana.
Wendy Wilder
Anna is a licensed aesthetician whose love of aesthetics grew through her overcoming personal struggles with adult acne scarring. Through a customized regimen of medical-grade skin products, facials and laser treatments, she rediscovered her self-confidence.
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Anna Ford
Summer Whitmer is a licensed aesthetician with an extensive knowledge and hands-on training in skincare, dermaplaning, facials, microblading, and waxing. Her skills combined with her sweet, caring disposition help her clients feel relaxed and fully enjoy their self care time.
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Summer Whitmer
After graduating from aesthetics school in 2017, Holly started her aesthetics journey as an independent aesthetician until joining the Aesthetic Nirvana team in 2020. Holly's strengths quickly began to shine through her ability to build effective skin protocols to address a client's skin care concerns and truly change the skin.
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Holly Vandover
Summer Whitmer is a licensed aesthetician with an extensive knowledge and hands-on training in skincare, dermaplaning, facials, microblading, and waxing. Her skills combined with her sweet, caring disposition help her clients feel relaxed and fully enjoy their self care time.
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Summer Whitmen
After graduating from aesthetics school in 2017, Holly started her aesthetics journey as an independent aesthetician until joining the Aesthetic Nirvana team in 2020. Holly's strengths quickly began to shine through her ability to build effective skin protocols to address a client's skin care concerns and truly change the skin.
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Holly Vandover
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Leeza Edmundson Smith, APRN, FNP-BC is a full-time aesthetic nurse practitioner at Aesthetic Nirvana and has devoted her career exclusively to medical aesthetics. Leeza received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from them University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master’s degree at Maryville University. Leeza wholeheartedly believes in and exemplifies Aesthetic Nirvana’s mission phrase of “look good, feel good.” 

Leeza’s love of connecting with and inspiring others to live their brightest life combined with a passion for helping clients reach their medical aesthetics goals is a testament to this. Leeza has undergone extensive training in neurotoxin, dermal fillers, customized skincare regimens, lasers, and has an eagerness to constantly learn and broaden her education in the evolving aesthetic industry. Leeza’s expertise in highlighting and restoring natural beauty is displayed beautifully in her work.

Leeza also shares her day-to-day life and brings a voice of authenticity and light to her social media platforms. Leeza continues to build a brand that inspires others to feel their best and live life putting their best selves forward. When Leeza is not working or studying, she enjoys making memories with her family, traveling, running, and being outdoors as much as possible!

Christian Bowers MSN, FNP-BC is an experienced, board-certified nurse practitioner, specializing in injectables and customized skin care regimens for clients. She has had extensive training in dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, etc.) and neurotoxin (Botox and Jeuveau) injections. Christian’s love for continuing education and ever-evolving knowledge puts her at an advantage to provide clients with the most up-to-date injection techniques and products. She believes in aggressive skin care, anti-aging “plan” individualized to each patient’s need, and a more conservative approach with dermal injectables for that “fresh-faced, natural look.” Christian’s background includes ICU work as an RN for 7 years and then she advanced her education at Arkansas State University and obtained her MSN. After passing her boards and becoming a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in primary care and urgent care for the past 7 years. Because of her true love for all things skin, aesthetics, and beauty, she began training with injectables in September of 2019. She trained one-on-one with one of the most experienced dermal and neurotoxin injectors in the area. She has never stopped her continuing education and obsession with all things aesthetics since then. Christian’s passion for medical-grade skin care is one of the things that sets her apart from others in her field. She truly loves to combine customized skin care plans, with long-term goals, and couple them with neurotoxin and dermal fillers, to achieve the most subtle but striking results, taking the patient back 10-15 years in age. When she is not working, her number one priority is spending time with her family. Her husband Trey is a row crop farmer and they have two sons, Butler and Dutch. They enjoy all things outdoors such as hiking, farming, exploring, travel baseball, and spending time on Current River and Lake Norfork. Christian loves her relationship with her clients and wants to always help guide them in finding a great long-term, anti-aging goal that fits their needs and lifestyle. 


As Practice Manager here at Aesthetic Nirvana, Crystal is here to make sure that everything about your visit is perfect. Your decision to visit Aesthetic Nirvana is a choice that we deeply appreciate. She is knowledgeable in the services and products that Aesthetic Nirvana has to offer. If there’s anything that our staff can do to improve your visit, just let Crystal know. With 15 years of management experience in the medical industry she committed to providing the highest level of customer service and client satisfaction. When she’s not working she loves spending time with family and friends, enjoying all the beautiful things the outdoors have to offer!


“I have never loved a job this much, nor have I ever been so blessed as to work with such a tight-knit, talented group of ladies.”

Kristen has been a part of the Aesthetic Nirvana team since March of 2018. Kristen is currently lead aesthetician with a primary focus on skin assessments, facials, chemical peels, microneedling and laser services. She currently holds 7 certificates of achievement and completion in relation to skincare products and services. Kristen attended Poplar Bluff High School and graduated in 2000. She has 20+ years of experience in human resources, medical sales, and insurance prior to embarking on her journey in medical aesthetics. Away from work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her four children and you may even occasionally catch her playing the tambourine with a traveling band on the side! Kristen enjoys sunshine, music, people and travel.

Sonya DiCiro has been an injector with Aesthetic Nirvana for 7+ years. Sonya has a specialized interest in anti-aging methods and treatments for women of all ages. Sonya has a passion for instilling confidence and making women feel beautiful at any age. One of Sonya’s many famous phrases includes, “I have fun being a grandma but I don’t want to look like one!” Sonya is a board-certified nurse partitioner with a passion for women’s health and neurotoxin. Sonya loves helping women to “look good, feel good.” She is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of three. Her hobbies are gardening, travel, interior design, boating, shopping, and photography. Sonya believes we should all “work hard and play hard” in life and always tries to leave time in her schedule for fun! Sonya works in OB/GYN with the Missouri Highlands Women’s clinic as a nurse practitioner and is a faculty member with Walden University in the FNP program. She is currently working toward a doctorate degree in nursing. Sonya is a volunteer board member with Recycling Grave, a women’s residential addiction and rehabilitation program. Sonya is passionate about helping women in all aspects and walks of life. She is always a light when you walk through the doors of Aesthetic Nirvana and loved by all of her clients!

Anna is a licensed aesthetician whose love of aesthetics grew through her overcoming personal struggles with adult acne scarring. Through a customized regimen of medical-grade skin products, facials and laser treatments, she rediscovered her self-confidence. Anna has a passion for self love and positive body image, which makes her perfect for specializing in body contouring! Anna’s love for her job as an aesthetician has driven her to keep learning and obtaining skills and certifications in different areas so she can offer her clients different avenues to achieve their aesthetic and body goals! Anna’s mission is to help her clients feel confident and radiant in their own skin.   

 

Summer Whitmer is a licensed aesthetician with an extensive knowledge and hands-on training in skincare, dermaplaning, facials, microblading, and waxing. Her skills combined with her sweet, caring disposition help her clients feel relaxed and fully enjoy their self care time. Her love for all things beauty is what first led her to a career in aesthetics, but the joy her clients find in seeing their skin evolve is what drives her to keep improving on her skills. She takes pride in understanding her clients wants and needs with the ability to fully customize a treatment plan to best suit each client.

After graduating from aesthetics school in 2017, Holly started her aesthetics journey as an independent aesthetician until joining the Aesthetic Nirvana team in 2020. Holly’s strengths quickly began to shine through her ability to build effective skin protocols to address a client’s skin care concerns and truly change the skin. Holly’s skills in microneedling, advanced chemical peels combined with her ability to build an effective skin care regimen has helped her produce amazing results in her clients. Seeing the results and the joy in her clients is the driving force that keeps pushing Holly to advance her medical aesthetics knowledge and skills.

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