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Age: A Work of Art

AGE: A Work of Art


“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art” Stanislaw Lec, a polish poet, was really on to something when he wrote these words. Youth is definitely a gift, as some would say they looked and felt their best in their youth, but age is not something to be apprehensive about either. In fact, it can be a work of art in the right hands, such as those of Dr. Christopher Mondello at Mondello Medical Spa. With over 25 years’ experience, Dr. Mondello has skillfully helped many people to maintain and regain both a youthful appearance and sculpted body.

Utilizing the most state of the art technology, Mondello Medical Spa can help you look your best this year without even hitting the gym!  Now, healthy eating and exercise are recommended to look and feel your best, but there are areas that even exercise can’t help you eliminate.  Be confident knowing that the best options available for body sculpting and facial rejuvenation are offered at Mondello Medical Spa.

Using a new high-intensity ultrasound technology, Mondello Medical Spa can help you lessen unwanted fat by liquefying and eliminating it through the body’s lymphatic system. Targeting any area of your body with stubborn fat including arms, backs, buttocks, thighs, flanks and hips, allowing you to achieve the smooth sculpted body you desire!

With this non-invasive procedure, patients can see as much as a total one inch reduction or more, improvement in the appearance of cellulite, and tightening of the skin immediately after their first treatment.  However, a series of six sessions spaced one week apart is highly recommended to achieve the ultimate results.  That’s a lot to say about a procedure that requires absolutely no down time or any incisions of the skin!

And just like an artists’ work, the best in injectables can also take time to achieve a natural youthful look. So if a full face lift is what you feel you need but the shear thought of cutting scares you, then look no further.  While some patients will require a surgical face lift to achieve their expected result, most patients will benefit from non-surgical treatments.  Mondello Medical Spa offers the best option, better known as a Liquid Face Lift.  Scultpra Aesthetics is a type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. Once injected, the site will begin to show gradual results after just one treatment by stimulating collagen formation.  As the body produces more collagen, the desired long-term youthful appearance and healthy glow is developed that can last up to five years with proper yearly maintenance!  So unlike traditional injectables that are obvious quick fixes, Sculptra Aesthetics gives you subtle results over time, correcting shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, resulting in a natural-looking appearance without giving you away!


On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. Yearly maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain your quality results.  The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session are carefully customized for each client.  The results are stunning!


Have you wanted to have one of these procedures done but you have some questions or concerns? Or you don’t know where to go but you know you want the best treatment possible? Don’t waste any more time wishing you did, make this year about you! Dr. Christopher Mondello utilizes the best in technology and techniques, and has the most knowledgeable and caring staff that will make you feel comfortable and can answer any questions you might have.  Call Mondello Medical Spa today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

Portrait of beautiful european girl
Portrait of beautiful european girl

The Value of a Doula


What value does a doula bring to a birth?

What value would you put on a product that could shorten your labor, provide a more positive outlook on your birth and postpartum period, and substantially lower your chance of having a cesarean that isn’t medically necessary?

What if I told you there is a way to have all those things and more, and it will change your life forever? What if I told you it’s as simple as hiring a doula?

In a Cochrane review from 2013 women with doulas were shown to:

  • Be more likely to give birth spontaneously, i.e. give birth without cesarean, vacuum, or forceps
  • Be less likely to use pain medications
  • Be more likely to be satisfied with their birth and the days immediately postpartum
  • Have shorter labors
  • Have babies that were less likely to have low five-minute Apgar scores

Interestingly, the Cochrane review found that hiring a doula had no harmful effects.

A doula is not just another member of your birth team. A doula’s sole purpose is to form a relationship with you and your partner in order to better support you throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and early postpartum period. Nurses and doctors provide wonderful medical care; however, they have multiple patients and cannot be by your side through your entire labor. Your doula will be by your side the moment you need her, whether that is at your home or hospital, and through the duration of your labor. The value of hiring someone who is there for you from start to finish is immeasurable.

Our doulas operate in a team model so you never have to worry about them being distracted or called away by another client. When they are there for you, they are fully present. Your needs, wants, and desires come first. They are there to cheer you on, support your decisions, ensure you have someone to lean on, provide security, and help research information. They are there to help your partner connect with you deeper so that he/she can support you more fully.

Our doulas are invaluable, as they truly are unbiased. They will strive to provide you support with the birth you desire, no matter what it looks like. Our doulas have worked hard to facilitate professional, supportive relationships with the care providers in our community and when we step in a labor room, the nurses and doctors we work with can rest assured that we are there as a complimentary aspect of your birth team. When you hire a doula, you are hiring someone who has dedicated their lives to learning about the care and support of birthing individuals and their families. You are hiring someone who is knowledgeable, certified, and experienced in this field of expertise and that is priceless.

Author: Morningstar Middleton