Meet Our Team
Aloha! Here at Honolulu MedSpa, we focus on a spectacular patient care experience. You’ll notice the difference from the moment you call to schedule an appointment.
We’re devoted to helping you glow and pride ourselves on delivering results worthy of telling the world about (in fact, you can find some of our happy patient reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and RealSelf.) Our robust roster of services includes the latest approved innovations and highest quality products. Whether you’re removing unwanted hair, reversing sun damage, or shrinking love handles and belly bulges, we’re sure you’ll leave Honolulu MedSpa with an added boost of confidence.
Meet the office ohana that makes it possible:
Choon Kia Yeo, MD
Choon Kia Yeo, MD, is a physician and surgeon, certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, he has practiced medicine in Hawaii for over 30 years.
Dr. Yeo is intricately involved with the daily operation of Honolulu MedSpa and is affectionately known by staff as “the sunshine” of our office. Dr. Yeo believes that laughter is the best medicine, play is the best exercise, and that moderation is the key to a balanced diet.
His chief priorities are saving our patients time and money, providing virtually painless treatments, and helping staff and patients improve their quality of life by looking and feeling their best. Dr. Yeo is a voracious researcher and is committed to ensuring that Honolulu MedSpa brings you the latest technology and the best possible treatments at affordable prices!
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Sarah has been a practicing RN since graduating from Kapiolani Community College in 2005 and has over 13 years in the medical profession, including that in critical care. Medical Aesthetics is where Sarah found her true calling as she loves making people feel beautiful and above all, happy.
Sarah strives to provide the most caring approach possible for her patients. Her professional skills, warm nature and discretion are of the utmost importance in her relationships. She adheres to a philosophy of performing with the highest level of attention and respect. She is passionate about the use of lasers, and non-invasive technology to achieve the best possible results for her patients.
Originally from Kailua, Sarah enjoys spending as much time as possible with her loving husband and three boys. Outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and swimming are a must for this busy family!
Sarah Sepulveda, RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Upon your next visit to Honolulu MedSpa, be sure to say hello to Sarah Lockwood, an extremely skilled and talented nurse in our office. A master of Painless Laser Hair Removal and CoolSculpting, she has the magic touch, a keen eye for symmetry, and a knack for making patients feel extremely comfortable during their treatments. Upon receiving her first laser hair removal treatment (in Illinois), she became fascinated with the process and sought out opportunities to deliver the outstanding results here in Hawaii. Sarah draws on her medical experience to help patients understand how treatments work and what to expect.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Sarah graduated from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. She continued her passion for medicine thereafter receiving an Associates Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Illinois College. Most recently, Sarah earned a BSN in Nursing from McKendree University in December 2015.
If you catch Sarah outside of Honolulu MedSpa, she’ll likely be on a hike exploring the beauty and serenity of Hawaii’s islands.
Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician
Kanoe is an adventurous and fun loving person who was born and raised on Oahu and is a proud graduate of Hawaii Cosmetology Academy. Growing up, friends and family regularly sought Kanoe’s advice when it came to skincare and makeup because she demonstrated an early interest in beauty treatments and has always enjoyed helping people improve themselves.
Having grown up in Hawaii to see the cumulative effects of UV exposure as the skin ages, Kanoe grew to believe that real beauty started with great skin and that great skin required more than basic homecare products – it requires therapeutic professional treatments! Inspired by this knowledge, Kanoe now feels that she has found her true calling in the field of Aesthetics. Between her passion for helping others, her insider knowledge of local culture, and the recognition she’s received in her previous positions for exemplary customer service and a positive attitude, Kanoe is a valuable addition to the Honolulu MedSpa ohana. Kanoe enjoys participating in volunteer work and also considers herself to be a foodie who loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and be outdoors in nature.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Emiko was born in Japan, raised in L.A., and now makes her home in Hawaii. She is famous for infusing the practice with good cheer and takes pride in providing the patients of Honolulu MedSpa with top-notch personalized service.
Fully fluent in both Japanese and English, with personal experience in almost every treatment offered at Honolulu MedSpa, Emiko is well qualified to answer patient questions. She is always happy to share her knowledge and expertise with anyone who asks, and is passionate about sharing and promoting the joy of beauty with others.
Emiko also created her very own custom line of jewelry, M33Ms, and was featured as an up and coming jewelry designer and artist in the July 2013 edition of Honolulu Magazine.
Lead Patient Coordinator
Born and raised on Oahu, Honolulu MedSpa is proud to introduce Patrina “Trina” Oshiro as part of our ohana.
Prior to joining the Honolulu MedSpa team, Trina worked in cosmetics for nearly 7 years where she gained substantial knowledge and experience in skincare and makeup. Later, she returned to school to further her education and graduated in the medical field which also led her to pursuing a career in the beauty and wellness industry.
Trina’s passion for customer service and her expertise in skincare are why she is a great addition to our team.
On her free days away from the spa, Trina enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, traveling and going on shopping/food adventures with her husband.
Born on the island of Oahu, Reise grew up in Mililani. He is a graduate from Honolulu Community College where he earned a degree in fashion design. Reise has always had a love for customer service, and embraces the opportunity to advise patients on the best treatments for their skin and body concerns. We are extremely grateful for his creative skills and the ideas he brings to the table to create a memorable experience for our patients.
At Honolulu MedSpa, we strive to create beauty through every facet of our services, from the treatments we provide to our delivery of patient care. It’s our talented team that ensures each patient feels loved, beautiful, and well served. Reise Kochi is no exception to this rule. He is a true representative of our ohana as he continues to impress incoming patients with his friendly demeanor, enthusiasm for self-care, and courteous service.
When he is out and about, you can find Reise playing with his Japanese Chin (toy dog) and creating gorgeous leather accessories. Be sure to stop by and say aloha to Reise.
With a background in Family Resources, Traci has always been passionate about education and community. She has found her place at Honolulu MedSpa as a Patient Care Coordinator and truly enjoys building personal relationships with our patients and team members.
Traci’s calm demeanor has been a blessing to patients upon first entering our doors. She puts the needs of others before her own and is always quick to identify what a guest may need even before they know themselves! Her professional skills have lead her to be a great resource for those looking to navigate their way to a healthier, more positive lifestyle.
In her downtime, Traci enjoys photography and ceramics. She is always up for a new adventure on our beautiful island and loves to bring her two dogs along for the ride!
Elaine Panganiban RN, BSN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Elaine was born and raised in Los Angeles, but always knew she belonged in Hawaii. After graduating High School, Elaine moved to Hawaii at the age of 18 to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she graduated with a BS in Nursing.
Elaine has always truly enjoyed working as a nurse, but found she wanted to work with patients on a different level that what she was used to in a hospital. This drive for something more is what brought her to Honolulu MedSpa. Knowing that true beauty has many layers, Elaine wanted to help her patients see the best in themselves. Whether that’s through educating patients on a proper skin care regimen, recommending non-invasive treatments, or simply discussing what options patients have, Elaine has found happiness in the work that she does.
Elaine stays busy in her free time with travel, dance and yoga. Having visited 39 countries and living in 6 different states, she enjoys getting away and learning more about the world around her. We are thrilled to welcome Elaine to our family, be sure to say hello the next time you’re in the spa!
Uliana Kostareva, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist & Medical Aesthetician
Originally from Russia, and by way of New York, Uliana has been living her best life here in Hawaii since 2009. With experience working as a fine jewelry maker and graphic designer, Uliana has always had passion for the beauty and wellness industry, which has since led her to pursue a career in Medical Aesthetics.
In June of 2012 Uliana started working at Honolulu MedSpa as a Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician. Nearly three years later she took some time off to go back to school and pursue her nursing degree. As of September 2017, Uliana has rejoined our family as a licensed RN and holds the title of Aesthetic Nurse Specialist & Medical Aesthetician.
Uliana has in depth knowledge of the skin and is well versed on all things lights and lasers. Her attention to detail and safety are what make her one of the greats in her industry. With a hunger for knowledge, Uliana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
When not working at Honolulu MedSpa or Kapiolani Hospital, Uliana can be found studying or teaching yoga.
Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician
Injectable Department Assistant