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About Kimiko Medical Aesthetics

Welcome to Kimiko Medical Aesthetics, Tulsa’s Premier Medical Spa.
Founder, Chera Kimiko-Zoellner, long-time Tulsa news anchor and journalist, first launched a prior clinic, CryoMed Spa in 2016. In 2018, after being introduced to Kelle Christianson, PA-C, the two decided to take the spa in a new direction. After a complete rebrand and name change in 2019, they are both proud to bring Kimiko Medical Aesthetics (KMA) to the Greater Tulsa area.
Chera’s dream of making individuals feel empowered and beautiful was a true passion. And along with Kelle’s experience, the two were able to launch a spa that offers state-of-the-art services to help individuals look and feel their most beautiful. Whether it’s body contouring, wrinkle reducing, skin tightening, and more—their team of professionals are here to serve you.
Whether you’re more experienced in your beauty journey or just starting to consider your options; the professional staff at KMA will help decide what’s right for you. Schedule your comprehensive consultation today. Our promise is to provide as much information as possible to help you make your best beauty decision. And remember, at Kimiko Medical Aesthetics, you are valued and beautiful.

Meet the KMA team

Dr. John V. Tedesco, D.O, FACOS
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Medical Director
Dr. John V. Tedesco, D.O, FACOS

Dr. John V. Tedesco, D.O., FACOS, is Kimiko Medical Aesthetics’ Medical Director. Dr. Tedesco is fellowship-trained and dual board-certified in general surgery and cosmetic surgery and carries the prestigious designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Tedesco graduated from medical school in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; completed his general surgical training in Tampa Bay, FL at Largo Medical Center; and completed his fellowship in Little Rock, AR under the esteemed direction of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jim English.

Dr. Tedesco prides himself in providing absolute state-of-the-art care in the most comfortable and compassionate atmosphere possible. Dr. Tedesco has lectured nationally to other plastic and cosmetic surgeons and continually strives to stay at the cutting edge of the field. He has received numerous awards and accolades and is a member of American Mensa. We here at Kimiko Medical Aesthetics believe you cannot find better care or better results anywhere else in the world.

Kelle Christianson, PA-C
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Clinical Supervisor and Master Injector
Kelle Christianson, PA-C

Kelle Christianson PA-C is the main injector and service provider for Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. She is also the Clinical Director, managing all clinical staff and daily clinical operations. Kelle graduated with a Masters of Health Sciences from The University of Oklahoma Physician Assistant Program in 2000. She is board certified by the NCCPA. She worked in family practice, radiation oncology, and urgent care before finding her passion in aesthetics.

Her aesthetics journey began when she joined an Aesthetics and Laser Center in OKC in 2012. During the next seven years, her thirst for knowledge and attention to detail gained her recognition as an advanced injector and aesthetic specialist helping grow the practice to Black Diamond Level status with Allergan. She is trained in dermal fillers, various lasers, radiofrequency devices, Miradry, sclerotherapy, Kybella, PRP, microneedling, and skincare.

Kelle attends numerous advanced trainings and industry conferences yearly so she can stay current with all the techniques and changing technology in the aesthetic market. In October of 2017, she became a regional and then national trainer teaching physicians, PA’s, NP’s, and nurses proper and safe injection techniques for a perfect and natural look.

In late November 2018 after moving to Tulsa with her family, she welcomed the  opportunity to join forces with Chera Kimiko to brand Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. Together, they plan to use their knowledge and passion for beauty and aesthetics to provide a premier aesthetics practice where anyone can come to feel valued and beautiful.

Chera Kimiko-Zoellner
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Owner
Chera Kimiko-Zoellner

Chera Kimiko-Zoellner is a familiar face in the state of Oklahoma. Not only is she the business owner of Kimiko Medical Aesthetics but she and her husband, Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic, own the very well-established AAA Insurance agency in the Fontana Shopping Center off of 51st and Memorial. Prior to being a tri-business owner with her husband, Chera spent almost 24-years as a well-respected TV anchor and journalist, 16 of those years were in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Before Chera’s retirement at the end of December 2017 she was voted Best Of The Best Local Medial Personality by Oklahoma Magazine. She had also won this title for the past 13-years. Before retiring Chera was the main anchor for the 9pm Newscast for KOTV/TulsaCW and was also the Main News Anchor for 12-years at KOKI FOX23.

Chera and Kelle Christianson, PA-C, were bound to meet and join forces with Felice Baldwin. All successful and all determined to have careers in aesthetics, making women and men feel valued and beautiful. When the three power houses met there was no turning back and Kimiko Medical Aesthetics was formed. Clients fly in from as far away as New York, and Colorado to see Chera, Kelle and Felice–as it is now known as a premier medical aesthetics clinic–not only in Tulsa but across the country.

The clinic has been featured on ABC, Midtown People, Oklahoma Sports and Fitness, and Oklahoma Magazine. Chera is very involved in the community and is currently Co-Chairing the Illuminate Gala with her husband, Chuck benefiting the Little Light House of Oklahoma.

Chuck Zoellner
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Owner
Chuck Zoellner

Dr. Zoellner or “Chuck” is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician who graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri. Chuck is the owner to Zoellner Chiropractic, Kimiko Medical Aesthetics and Kimiko-Zoellner AAA Insurance at 51st and Memorial in the Fontana Shopping center with his wife Chera Kimiko-Zoellner.

Chuck’s athletic background has propelled him into the chiropractic profession after many years of being a patient of chiropractic care. Chuck is a triathlete and a two-time Boston Marathon Qualifier and finisher. Chuck strives to understand the mental, emotional, psychological and physical process of how difficult the recovery process can be and how important a positive outlook is for healing.

Chuck’s approach to restoring wellness and agility is looking at the whole body for healing not just the area of the body that is injured; Chuck is currently the official Chiropractor for the Tulsa Ballet and has worked closely with several large colleges and high schools in the area as well as professional and Olympic bound athletes to help them achieve their goals.

Chuck is active in many organizations and is currently Co-Chairing the Illuminate Gala with his wife Chera, benefiting the Little Light House of Oklahoma.

Lindsey Wertenberger
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Medical Aesthetician
Lindsey Wertenberger

Lindsey Wertenberger has been an aesthetician for 8 years.  She was born and raised in Hays, Kansas and graduated from the Academy of Aesthetic Arts in Shawnee, Kansas in 2010.  Shortly after graduating she moved to Tulsa and started her career.  She has since fallen in love with Tulsa and thinks that Oklahoma country is simply gorgeous!

Lindsey was truly inspired to become an aesthetician after having received her very first skin treatment at the age of 25.  She instantly fell in love with the entire experience, particularly learning about the physiology of skin and experiencing firsthand the therapeutic benefit of taking time out of our hectic schedules to do something for yourself.  She knew from that moment that she wanted to pass that experience on to others!

When Lindsey is not helping her patients achieve their skin goals, she is passionate about spending time with family, friends, and her 3 dogs (and if she had the room she would rescue more!).  She enjoys being outdoors, trying new things, and trying to balance out life’s busyness with activities like yoga and mindfulness.

Liz Wood
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Marketing Director & Office Manager
Liz Wood

Liz is the Marketing Director and Office Manager at Kimiko MedicalAesthetics. She juggles a variety of tasks, including Marketing and Social Media Management, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Accounts Payable and purchasing.  

Liz graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009 with a degree in Advertising and Sales. In her first role after graduation, she taught herself graphic design in order to expedite projects. This is the best thing she could have done, as her true passion and talent is brand development. Liz considers herself lucky to have worked with some of Tulsa’s best brands, and Kimiko Medical Aesthetics is no exception.

Liz is beauty-obsessed and a “trier of all the things”. She loves researching new products until the early hours of the morning and then impulse buying. Her best beauty finds have come from KMA and include SkinMedica HA5, Radiesse (cheek filler) and Orrmedic Lip Enhancement Complex.  

Shaina Zeff
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Patient Coordinator
Shaina Zeff

Shaina Zeff is the Patient Coordinator for Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. She oversees the schedule, books appointments, and checks patients in and out amongst a variety of other tasks. While studying Studio Arts in 2013, she realized she had a natural affinity for makeup application and thus began her introduction into the aesthetics world. Being immersed in the local beauty industry for several years now, she has accumulated a vast knowledge on multiple procedures and products. In addition, her makeup work has been featured in a variety of editorials including magazines such as Brides of Oklahoma, B.E. Oklahoma, Something Blue Journal, Oklahoma Magazine, and Tulsa People. She also has done makeup for numerous runway shows and has volunteered her services for Pink Ribbon Gala and Breast Cancer Awareness charities for the last 4 years. She was further inspired to pursue a career in the medical side of aesthetics when she met and did makeup for the infamous Dr. Patricia Wexler, Dermatologist and Injector who frequently is featured in Vogue. Patricia is 68 years old and has the most youthful appearance thanks to a variety of aesthetic procedures. Shaina is extremely happy to be a part of the Kimiko Medical Aesthetics team and provide patients with a pleasant patient experience.

Morgan Cushman
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Medical Assistant
Morgan Cushman

Morgan Cushman is Kelle's Medical Assistant. If you're a patient of Kelle's, Morgan's smiling face is the first one you'll see in the treatment room. In her role, she updates patient files, acts as Kelle's "extra hands" and assists with treatments such as miraDry and CoolSculpting.

Morgan has always been passionate about serving others and medical aesthetics has always piqued her interest. After holding various roles in the medical field, it was clear to her that medical aesthetics is where she belongs. She aspires to make a difference and to help boost every patients self confidence and Kimiko Medical Aesthetics is helping her accomplish that. This is much more than a job to her; it’s her calling. Morgan’s favorite thing about her job is the confidence that beams through every patient after their treatment.

In addition to being a full time medical assistant, Morgan is also a full time boy mom. She spends her days off outside with her family. When she isn’t handling a house full of boys, you can find her at the gym or doing yoga.


The Story of Kimiko:
A letter from Chera
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