Our inspiration comes from the ancient Greek concept of Khôra. Khôra is a term coined by the Athenian philosopher, Plato, which describes a space where creation and healing transform that which is “becoming” into that which is “being.” Khôra is the physical space where transformation occurs.
As a contemporary reflection of this concept, Kora Aesthetics is a space where transformations are manifested by restoring and enhancing natural beauty through elite and innovative medical practices. We are dedicated to results-driven treatments for anti-aging, beautification, regenerative medicine, and skin health, and specialize in creating and maintaining natural-looking, facially-balanced beauty.
At Kora, we achieve facial balance for our clients by combining our extensive knowledge in the science of facial aesthetics, anatomy, and beauty ideals with the highest quality aesthetic injectables, including:
With each appointment, we also provide professional guidance on the proper use of medical grade skincare products in order to achieve maximum results.
As a Kora Aesthetics patient, you can expect to begin your beauty journey with a personalized, comprehensive consultation to discuss everything from the state of your skin’s health to the science of facial aging and optimal beauty. We will hone in on your beauty desires and objectives to create a well-crafted treatment plan that will help you achieve and maintain your goals. As experts in facial beauty and long-term goals, we do not aim to fill lines or shadows, but to consider your holistic beauty journey and provide treatments to bring that journey to fruition.
Through our treatment approach, we are deeply committed to balanced beauty and want our patients to feel confident that they’ll never walk out of our office with unnatural or overdone treatment results. Our purpose is to empower you to feel great about yourself so that you can elevate your life and achieve your highest aspirations. We believe that when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you can do anything you put your mind to. It is the Kora Aesthetics mission to provide such empowering beauty transformations through unparalleled safety, service, and results.
Katie (Pritchard) Manhardt is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who has specialized as an aesthetic injector for over eight years. She specializes in full-face rejuvenation and facial balancing with an eye for exceedingly natural results. She treats over 2,000 patients per year as well as trains other injectors as a GAIN trainer for Galderma. Prior to founding KORA Aesthetics and bringing her vision for an exceptional med spa experience to Scottsdale, Katie was one of the most sought-after injectors in the Cincinnati region where she spent several years as a trainer and injector for one of the largest medical spa companies in the country. Katie has trained with many of the top injectors in the nation as well as internationally renowned providers and prides herself in achieving natural, transformative results for her clients through attentive facial balancing. She is an expert in facial rejuvenation using biostimulators, facial filler, wrinkle relaxers and skin health with a background in dermatology and lasers.
Katie obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree from The University of Cincinnati. After her undergraduate career, and concurrent with her graduate program, Katie was an injector and trainer for a large, Midwest-based medical spa. She fell in love with teaching and sharing her advanced skill set, and now offers her own private trainings and shadowing opportunities to help other injectors achieve excellence in their clients’ results.
Beyond prioritizing education within the aesthetic community, Katie strives to constantly be a student herself by attending several aesthetic conferences and trainings each year in order to offer her clients the most innovative techniques, procedures, and products. Her expertise and efforts to stay fully knowledgeable of the latest in the aesthetic industry have led Katie to develop a keen aesthetic eye, calming bedside manner and commitment to only performing treatments that she knows will maintain a natural, balanced look. Katie’s greatest talent is her ability to highlight her clients’ natural beauty without overly altering their appearance.
After years of education, honing practical field knowledge, and experiencing the good and the bad of the aesthetics industry, Katie took her skills and set out to create a unique venture that centers upon how she would like to be treated as a client. Instead of a quick, shallow consultation, or even booking a procedure without knowing exactly what is right for each client, Katie created a consultation process that is thorough and comprehensive. In this consultation, she focuses on detailed client education and assessment in order to achieve extraordinary results and create long-term relationships. Ample time is set aside for new clients in order to educate on all possible options for treatment, create a comprehensive treatment plan, and fully understand each client’s aesthetic goals and desires. She never wants clients to feel rushed or uninformed, and strives to provide them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their beauty journeys. With this mission, Kora Aesthetics was born.
Kora Aesthetics utilizes aesthetic treatments as a method of restoring and enhancing individual beauty not only for satisfaction over what is seen in the mirror, but as a tool for confidence and self-love. After struggling with stubborn acne as a teen and young adult, Katie herself experienced first-hand how improvements in skin and beauty can make drastic changes to confidence that translate into every other aspect of life. She believes that when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you can do anything you put your mind to. Through Kora Aesthetics, she now brings this concept to life.