Welcome to Persona Med Spa®
Beyond Treatments • Beyond Beauty • Beyond Amazing.TM
We invite you to experience Persona, Houston’s top medical spa and one of the world’s premier medical spas. Established in 2001, Persona is Houston’s first dedicated med-spa, designed to serve clients with the very best in beauty and personal enhancement. Today, Persona is recognized the world over as a leader in the aesthetic industry, and our services and care are nothing short of exceptional.
Persona offers a unique combination of age-defying medical treatments, traditional spa services as well as health and wellness consultations. This special combination of services, programs and consulting make it possible for each of our clients to experience a personal, physical and emotional transformation.
Persona’s Medical and Aesthetic team is highly qualified, as evidenced by their consummate training, education and experience. Our professional practitioners average over a decade of experience, affording our clients unsurpassed skill in the quality of services and treatments we provide.
At Persona, we commit to go beyond beauty basics to offer our clients cutting edge services and products with proven results. Allow our licensed Physicians, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Aestheticians and Massage Therapists to lead you into the next generation of personal enhancement and wellness for a transformation that will become positively life changing.
Persona was founded in 2001 on the principle of providing comprehensive, client-focused, result-oriented medical aesthetics blended with the comfort and luxury of a serene spa setting. Fueled by her passion to offer cutting edge treatments and deliver exceptional results for every client, Founder and President, Kathi Jones R.N. BSN, treats each client as a unique individual in order to reach customized and personal beauty goals. Whether it is looking your personal best, preparing for a special occasion or simply achieving a greater degree of health and wellness, the staff at Persona takes great pride in leading you through the journey of beauty from the inside and out.
When passion, technology, skill and experience come together, the results are unprecedented, and the experience unforgettable. The expertise and exceptional commitment to service is what drives the Professionals to help you achieve your most beautiful persona. That’s the Persona Difference!
It’s Beauty from the Inside Out.TM
Meet The Team
Medical – Stanley C. Jones, M.D.
Aesthetic Medical Director
Stanley C. Jones received his B.A. from Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas before earning his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He continued his medical training by completing an internship at the University of Utah Medical School in Salt Lake City and a residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Jones was awarded a fellowship at Wellseley Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Jones’ affiliations include Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Hospital for Surgical Excellence at Oakbend and Elite Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Medical Association memberships include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Houston Orthopedic Society, North American Spine Society, International Intradiscal Therapy Society and the American Board of Spine Surgery.
University: University of Texas Southwestern, Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
- Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- American Board of Spine Surgery
- BOTOX® Injections
- Advanced IPL facial rejuvenation treatments
- Advanced Lipolite Body Contouring
- ReFirme Skin Tightening
Medical – Kathi Jones, R.N. BSN
President and CEO
Before opening the first medical day spa in Houston, Kathi spent 12 years as a Registered Nurse practicing in the areas of critical care, cardiology, orthopedics and plastic surgery.
Kathi received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing at The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston. She is also a Certified Medical Aesthetician with advanced certifications in the application of IPL Facial rejuvenation treatments, ReFirme, CO2 Laser, Microdermabrasion, Muscle Tone Face Lift, Endermologie, Restylane®, BOTOX®, Juvederm,and Radiesse. She is continually learning and focused on keeping Persona at the forefront of the medical aesthetics industry.
Anonymous “I have been going to Persona since it was recommended to me by my dermatologist several years ago. Kathi Jones is skilled and extremely professional, as are all of her employees. There are many "medical" spas in Houston, but Persona is the only one I would ever consider or would recommend to my friends for cosmetic procedures.”
Medical – Jeannie Ng, L.Ac. M.A.O.M
Jeannie Ng is a graduate of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, where she received her Masters degree in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is licensed to practice Oriental Medicine by the Texas State Board of Medicine Examiners. Jeannie broadened her knowledge studying TCM at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with clinical studies at Yue Hospital in Shanghai, China. She holds Certification as a Diplomate from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds Certification from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to manage the side effects associated with Cancer Support Care. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Texas Austin.
Blanche B. "Six months ago I began suffering random, non-controllable weekly nausea and dizzy spells. My doctor recommended a battery of tests. The diagnosis of my condition was “vertigo”. A series of prescription drugs followed, but my condition did not improve, as a matter of fact, it got worse. A friend recommended acupuncture from Jeannie Ng. After only 1 treatment, all my symptoms improved, after 3 treatments, my vertigo completely disappeared. I have not had any reoccurrence since."
Aesthetics – Alison Ali, L.E.
Director of Aesthetics
Alison Ali is Persona’s Aesthetic Director and Senior Medical Aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Originally from the UK, Alison pursued her education at many reputable schools including Portsmouth University and School of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction, San Jacinto College, and Austin School of Medical Aesthetics. After completing her Aesthetic Licensure in Texas and practicing for many years, Alison studied and received her Advanced Medical Aesthetic Certification in 2003. Alison is a facial expert experienced in both traditional facial services as well as Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, Refirme, skin tag removal, Micropigmentation, Dermaplaning, lash extensions, acne management, chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Diamond Dermabrasions, tattoo removal, and scar reduction. A pioneer in the next generation of skin treatments, Alison has worked diligently to develop cutting edge, state of the art facial treatments that deliver the medical results with minimal to no downtime within the tradition of a ‘spa’ facial. Persona is proud to be the only facility currently offering this new age defying generation of facial treatments.
But even more important than her impressive education and experience is the fact that Alison provides each client with a one-of-a-kind appointment by using her own “four-point plan.” She assesses the clients’ goals and needs, conducts a professional evaluation, considers home care options, and provides a unique, long and short term treatment plan. As such, Alison has developed a loyal following throughout the city. Her discretion and professionalism have made her popular with Houstonians and she has been labeled a socialite “must have.” Featured in the Houston Chronicle and voted Best Facial by Paper City magazine, she remains one of the top aestheticians in the country.
Alison has been with Persona since the spa opened and, although she is a busy mom of three, she finds time to continue research and education in the field of aesthetics and her passion for what she does is evident to clients and colleagues alike.
Noylan P. “Alison at Persona Med Spa always knows how to solve all my skin problems and leaves my skin looking it's very best. Despite moving to LA I still come back to Alison, she's absolutely the best!”
Aesthetics – Janneth Wright
Medical Aesthetics Practitioner
Janneth Wright, born and raised in Columbia, South America. She graduated with a Medical Degree from the University of Monterrey Medical School in Monterrey, Mexico. After completing her 1 year internship in Monterrey and 1 more year out in the country side as a field physician, Janneth returned to Columbia where she began her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. When she met her husband, she moved to Houston and started the process of taking the US Medical Board Licensing Exams. An invitation to train in the new and upcoming field of Medical Aesthetics, changed her plans. She had the privilege of training directly with Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr. who is considered one of the pioneers in the field of photorejuvenation. That sudden introduction to the ever developing world of light therapies and other lasers was a defining moment for Janneth, as she decided to pursue a career in Medical Aesthetics. When the president and founder of Persona Med Spa, Kathi Jones, met Janneth at a Medical Aesthetics Conference she was impressed with her Medical background and Aesthetic training. So in December 2001, when Kathi launched Houston’s first Medical Spa, Janneth became part of the original Medical Aesthetics staff at Persona. Now for more than a decade, Janneth has delivered life changing results to Persona’s clients. Janneth is extremely skilled and provides each of her clients with treatments that deliver results. That is the main reason why, her clients not only come from our region but from different parts of the US as well as the world. She is trained and has extensive experience in Photofacial, Refirme, Ulthera, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Diamond Electro-Therapy, Vascutouch (for skin tags & capillaries), Endermologie, Velashape and Coolsculpting.
Sawsen K. “Janneth is so professional and talented in her work, I love her advice and follow them religiously.”
Aesthetics – Deirdre Owen, L.E.
Deirdre Owen is a Licensed Aesthetician with over 35 years of experience. Hailing from the UK, Deirdre attended the Henlow Grange School of Beauty Therapy in Bedfordshire, England. As well as holding an Aesthetic Instructors License, Deirdre is a CIDESCO diplomat. CIDESCO represents the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy and is recognized internationally over five continents of the globe. She also holds certificates in aromatherapy and non-surgical facelift procedures and throughout her career, Deirdre has increased her knowledge of aesthetics with training in advanced skin care techniques in London and Paris.
Deirdre prides herself in taking a “three-dimensional approach” with every client, which consists of utilizing a spa treatment, effective product recommendation, and an at-home regimen that she personally fits to each client’s specific skin-care needs. In taking this approach, Deirdre is able to help her clients achieve their personal goals to repair, improve, and maintain their skin in a relaxing, and stress-free environment.
Deirdre has been with Persona since 2005 and truly understands how self-confidence and self-esteem stem from how we view ourselves. She has taken that knowledge and has applied it to her work as an aesthetician. Deirdre truly enjoys not only being able to help clients with their skin, but also being able to give them true confidence.
Michele H. “Excellent service. Deirdre does the best facials in town.”
Aesthetics – Dana Margio, L.E.
Dana Margio is a Licensed Aesthetician with 8 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Dana attended the College of the Mainland and holds certificates in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced depilatory techniques (waxing) and advanced extraction techniques. Her focus has always been to educate clients on how to better care for their skin and she does this through continuing education in the skin care field. She prides herself on growing in her field of expertise so that she can pass her knowledge along to her clients.
Dana has been with Persona since 2010 and has a true passion for aesthetics. Her love of skincare stems from her own desire to have beautiful skin and developed into a passion to help others achieve their skin care goals. Dana understands the importance of feeling good about yourself and strives to help each client achieve confidence, starting with healthy, beautiful skin. She takes pride in what she does and believes this makes her personal practice unique. Dana’s personal motto is, “Beautiful skin is possible and I am here to help make it possible”.
Phuong T. “I've been going to Dana for facials for over 1 year now and… she's definitely the best I've ever had. Great service and my skin always looks great after I have seen her.”
Aesthetics – Yvonne Olive, L.E.
Medical Aesthetics Practitioner
Aesthetics & Massage – Joyce, L.E., L.M.T.
Joyce Winters is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over three decades of experience. Joyce began her career as an apprentice in a hair salon while still in high school, and was later admitted to the College in Manchester, England where she graduated with a degree in Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. Joyce holds an International Beauty Therapist Diploma from The Society of Health and Beauty Therapists of London, England. She is dedicated to advancing her knowledge further by participating in continuing education in the massage and aesthetics fields. Joyce also holds a certificate in personal training. By attending multiple Beauty Expos, industry classes, and networking with others in her profession, Joyce continues to learn new techniques. Her wide range of work experience includes spas in Manchester, London, New Jersey and Chicago.
Joyce has been with Persona since the spa opened and what makes Joyce unique is her joint experience in both spa and wellness. She prides herself on discussing with every client their unique needs and working to eliminate their pain through different physical regimens and nutrition. She is well-versed in physical training, exercise, and nutrition. Joyce is a firm believer that “staying healthy helps you keep a positive attitude!”
Katy H. “Joyce was wonderful! The facility is elegant and the peacefulness of the relaxation room was perfect.”
Aesthetics & Massage – Noemi Tovar, L.E., L.M.T.
Noemi is a Licensed Esthetician with seven years of experience in the skincare field in addition to her 13 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated with Honors from MRC School of Massage in 2002 and later went on to attend Houston Community College, completing their Esthetic Program in 2008.
During her 13 years in the spa industry, Noemi has worked with professional athletes in a sport/clinical setting as well as serving many clients at well-known spas in the Houston area. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Points, Hot Stone and Acupressure Techniques and is also certified in Reflexology, Aromatherapy ad Body Wraps. Noemi credits Persona as one of the best experiences of her career, and loves incorporating both traditional facials and the latest medical techniques to serve Persona’s clientele.
Noemi is proud to be continuously expanding her knowledge of skin care techniques and treatments and is committed to staying up-to-date on medical and holistic approaches to massage and esthetics. She loves learning and participating in hands-on continuing education classes in areas such as advanced waxing techniques, chemical peels and MicroDermabrasion. In addition, she is currently in the process of completing her Medical/Orthopedic Massage Certification.
Noemi has a true passion for skincare, body wellness and education. She believes in the importance of a healthy body and mind and strives to educate her clients on the benefits of staying active, daily stretching and superior skincare techniques.
R. Y. “Noemi has transformed how my body feels every time I leave Persona. Her massages are so relaxing! ”
Massage – Kuniko Futukata, L.M.T.
Kuniko Futakata is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience. Kuniko has been well educated in all aspects of massage therapy and continues to learn by taking classes at the Phoenix Massage School to continue her education. Her approach is unique in the fact that she specializes in deep tissue massage. Perfect for after a hard workout or just to reach a deeper level of relaxation, her massages help release toxins, work out knots and leave clients feeling rejuvenated.
Kuniko has been with Persona since 2008 and truly enjoys her profession because it allows her to help clients relax and gives her the ability to put a smile on someone’s face daily. She is proud that clients come away from her treatments relaxed and healthy in both mind and body.
Jody M. "I received a massage from Kuniko- incredible!!!! Thank you!!!"
Beauty & Beyond
Persona’s Beauty & Beyond TM concept is based on our philosophy that true beauty originates from within. It’s a spirit, a confidence, a lifestyle of health and wellness that merges to create outward beauty. It’s a life lived to the fullest and most beautiful….now, tomorrow and for years to come.
Each individual exudes his or her own unique beauty, and we embrace that. At Persona we are committed to make every client feel special, experience personal growth and look fabulous, achieving the beauty they desire and deserve. We do this through the use of a comprehensive beauty and wellness plan that is personalized for each client, in order to satisfy individual needs and exceed personal beauty and wellness goals.
The concept of our Beauty and Beyond™ Program is to offer our clients the opportunity to experience complete rejuvenation through personal transformation, both internal and external. Leading clients through this process of self-commitment to beauty and wellness, that becomes a lifestyle of confidence and health, is our mission and our privilege.
Clients enroll in our Beauty & Beyond™ Program by first completing a Persona beauty and wellness questionnaire, followed by an in-depth consultation with our Beauty Consultant and an evaluation of their facial and body image concerns. This comprehensive skin, body and health analysis is then evaluated by a Persona professional, and a beauty and wellness treatment plan is established to best achieve a client’s goals. Treatment plans encompass both short and long-term goals and may guide a client through a year-long series of services designed to meet every beauty and health desire imaginable.
Beauty & Beyond ™ is a partnered endeavor designed to enhance the skin, body and overall well-being of each of our valued clients. The best part? Persona’s comprehensive treatment plans, highly qualified staff and superb spa and medical treatments ensure exceptional results. Our customized programs bring long-lasting results that ultimately promote inner growth, outward beauty and increased self-confidence. We invite you to experience the excitement and personal satisfaction of Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful™.
Thank you for trusting us to be your Beauty and Wellness Specialists, and we look forward to helping you grow in beauty and confidence, from the inside out.