About

Discover the Difference

With over ten years in experience, our longevity and outstanding reputation have been maintained with patients in Scranton and the surrounding area. PURE Medi-Spa is one of the only medical spas in northeastern Pennsylvania owned and operated by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Scot R. McKenna, MD, FACS. Our staff participates in ongoing training and education to continuously expand and perfect our knowledge with the growing field of injectables, skincare treatments, fat reduction, and more.

 

Pure Team

We provide a wide variety of services in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. We pride ourselves on tailoring treatments to each client’s individual needs and offer free consultations for all of our services at the spa. Our experts are here to help you restore or create your desired appearance whether you have had treatments in the past that you wish to maintain or would like our medical professionals to analyze and customize a treatment plan for you. The longstanding relationships we have developed with our patients demonstrate our skill, knowledge, and character. Your trust and satisfaction are our objective.

Our treatment team is comprised of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, certified Physician Assistant, and two medical aestheticians. Dr. Scot McKenna, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and our Certified Physician Assistant, Alexis Axtell, perform our cosmetic procedures. Our medical aestheticians, Lindsey Ashford and Tiffany Hart, provide our facial treatments, hair removal, and CoolSculpting.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Scot R. McKenna

Dr. McKenna is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon who has been in solo practice since 1999. He established PURE Medi-Spa as northeastern Pennsylvania's first true medi-spa in 2005. As a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, his specialty and background set our medi-spa and the services we provide apart from others in the area. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. At his medi-spa, Dr. McKenna provides an array of treatments including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Volbella, Voluma, Restylane, Kybella, Laser Vein Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Refinity Chemical Peels, Microlaser Peels, and Sclerotherapy. Dr. McKenna also performs a significant amount of cosmetic surgery including: breast augmentation, facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (cosmetic nasal surgery), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, body contouring, mastopexy (breast lift), neck lift, mini-facelift, laser facial resurfacing, and brow lift. He also does reconstructive surgery which includes breast reconstruction, skin cancer treatment and reconstruction, post-bariatric surgery, breast reduction, removal of skin lesions, wound repair, hand surgery, burn treatment, and trauma reconstruction. Dr. McKenna holds teaching positions at The Commonwealth Medical College and Marywood University Physician Assistant Program. He also donates his services to patients without insurance through the Leahy Clinic in Scranton, PA. If you would like a consultation for surgery through Dr. McKenna's surgical practice please click HERE for his Scranton office's website.

Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified
Private Practice, Scranton, PA
1999 – Present

Temple University Hospital
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency
1997 – 1999

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
General Surgery Residency
1992 – 1997

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Doctor of Medicine Degree, MD
1988 – 1992

University of Scranton
B.S., Biology
1984 – 1988

Scranton Prep
1980 – 1984

Dr. Scot R. McKenna

Alexis Axtell, PA-C

Alexis is a state licensed and nationally certified Physician Assistant who performs a large number of our Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane, and Kybella injections. She is extensively skilled in the field of injectables and has also been trained by Dr. McKenna within the Plastic Surgery specialty, which includes performing procedures independently at our spa and assisting with procedures in the operating room. After graduating from Marywood University with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, she began her career at our spa and has been with us since 2014. Knowing her goal was to work in the field of Plastic Surgery and cosmetic injectables, she also completed an elective Plastic Surgery clinical rotation with Dr. McKenna during this program. Alexis also holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from The Commonwealth Medical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Marywood University where she completed their Pre-Med program, a minor in Chemistry, and graduated with highest distinction and academic honors. Her academic achievements also awarded her membership to various honor societies and multiple educational scholarships. Alexis is continuously training with major pharmaceutical companies and nationally recognized injectors to stay current in technique and education. With her own technique and expertise, she has been sought to personally train other providers in the Plastic Surgery specialty of cosmetic injectables.  Alexis’ eye for aesthetics and her medical education were a perfect combination for a career in Plastic Surgery. She has a sharp attention to detail and a meticulous approach to injectables. Alexis loves what she does and this contributes to her thorough and caring approach to cosmetic procedures.

“There is an art to injectables. We are sculpting and perfecting one of your most important features – your face! That’s why your trust and satisfaction are our objective. If you are looking for sharp attention to detail, a meticulous approach to injectable treatments, and a thorough and caring technique - we are the medi-spa for you!” -Alexis

Alexis Axtell, PA-C

Lindsey Ashford LE
Medical Esthetician
CoolSculpting Clinician

Lindsey began her career as an esthetician at our spa in 2006. With over a decade of experience with us, she has been monumental in growing and establishing our spa since the beginning. Lindsey's time with us has allowed her to develop a specific skill set that will offer you a personalized esthetic regimen to help you look and feel your best. Passionate about healthy and beautiful skin, Lindsey will help you obtain desired results using facials, chemical peels, brow waxing and laser hair removal. Lindsey has received and continues to participate in extensive training from major pharmaceutical grade product lines including SkinMedica, Jan Marini and Dermalogica. In addition, Lindsey has attended CoolSculpting University in both California and Virginia. This is the most extensive training program offered for CoolSculpting that educates clinicians in procedure and technique to ensure you obtain quality customized treatment plans with results. Lindsey strives to deliver an exceptional experience that leaves you feeling happy, healthy and beautiful.

Lindsey Ashford LE

Tiffany Hart LE
Medical Esthetician
CoolSculpting Clinician

Tiffany started her career as a Medical Esthetician with Pure Medi-Spa in 2011. Tiffany has ten plus years' experience in the skin and beauty industry and with her passion for beautiful skin she has represented cosmetic lines including Clinique and Clarins. Using her strong leadership skills along with her love for the industry, Tiffany was the Senior Product Consult for Sephora where she educated her beauty consultants on everything from product knowledge to skincare ingredients and their effects on the skin. Witnessing her clients leave happy and feeling beautiful is what makes her career so rewarding. Wanting to further her knowledge in skin care, Tiffany received her license in Esthetics in 2010. Tiffany continues to participate in extensive training from major pharmaceutical grade product lines including Skin Medica, Jan Marini and Dermalogica. Tiffany takes great pride in making each and every one of her patients feel amazing by achieving their ultimate skin goals through the use of facials, chemical peels, waxing and laser hair removal. In addition, Tiffany has become an expert CoolSculpting Clinician. With over two years' experience and having the opportunity to attend CoolSculpting University to expand her knowledge and expertise she has excelled at providing CoolSculpting treatments. Tiffany's goal as a Medcial Esthetician at PURE is for you to have an absolutely luxurious experience and even more so gaining the confidence of feeling just as luxurious inside and out.

Tiffany Hart LE

Lisa Erhard, RN

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Scranton School of Nursing with a Bachelor's of Science. She has been with us since 2014 and has practiced in numerous local hospitals and private practices in the area. As a registered nurse, Lisa assists Dr. McKenna with patients in his surgical office and at our spa.

Lisa Erhard, RN

Cindy Holmes

Cindy, a graduate of the University of Scranton, has been with PURE Medi-Spa since 2008. Utilizing her experience and creativity Cindy focuses on marketing and advertising the wide variety of wonderful treatments offered at our facility.

Cindy Holmes

Summer Mendicino
Administrative Assistant
Spa Client Coordinator

After working for a year at Dr. McKenna's plastic surgery practice as a medical receptionist, Summer joined the PURE family in 2014. Summer's attention to detail will ensure that you are taken care of from the moment you call to book your appointment until you walk out the door. She always does her best to accommodate our clients, so let her know if there is anything she can do to make your visit most comfortable.

Summer Mendicino

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