to the office of Dr. Monica Scheel, Board Certified Dermatologist. We are a skin wellness
center located in Kailua-Kona, and Waimea Hawaii, offering skin, hair, and nails treatments.

Our highly-trained dermatology team provides expert and personalized genuine care to our island community.

It is the goal of our entire staff to make sure our patients are treated as part of our family and provided with the latest in high-quality skincare services, customized to fit each patient’s needs.

We pride ourselves on thorough skin examinations and listening to our patients’ needs. We have all the latest equipment for detecting, diagnosing, and preventing precancers and skin cancer.

We provide diagnosis and treatment of all dermatological conditions. We treat chronic conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, skin allergies, and eczema as well as acne, melasma, hair loss, and nail fungus. We highly promote overall wellness and skin damage prevention.

We also offer a full range of cosmetic dermatological services that assist in skin rejuvenation. With the best treatments available to date, we assist in the reduction of brown spots and wrinkles, improvement in skin tone and texture, and give your skin that healthy glow!

We’d love to help you turn back
the clock and find that radiant,
smooth, plumper skin that you

Meet Dr. Monica Scheel

Dr. Monica is a Board Certified Dermatologist with over 20 years of experience in skin conditions and treatments for the skin, hair, and nails. She began her Skin Wellness Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, out of a desire to offer patients a personalized expert visit for their skin concerns. Dr. Monica’s vision has been achieved by creating a practice that includes state-of-the-art technology, a caring staff, a beautiful office, time to listen to her patients’ concerns, and customized treatment plans. Her initial dermatology consultations are 25 to 40 minutes versus the national average of only 7.5 minutes.

Dr. Monica was professionally trained through the University of Texas system. Her undergraduate degree was in Pharmacy from UT Austin. She was Pharmacy Council President and gained admission into the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. She won awards at graduation for the most contributions to the College of Pharmacy and Outstanding Student at the University of Texas in 1990.

Her Medical Degree was obtained at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital. While in medical school she volunteered with the Christian Medical and Dental Society, working as a pharmacist. As a pastime, she enjoyed running with her girlfriends. She graduated at the top of her class earning her admission into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and a coveted spot in a dermatology-training program.

She did an internship in Internal Medicine and her Residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She thrived on a wide variety of training in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She was Chief Resident and passed her Board exams in dermatology in 1999, the same year she ran her first marathon.

Dr. Monica practiced Dermatology in Dallas, Texas with a group medical practice before moving to Hawaii to follow her dream. She initially worked part-time with Kaiser Permanente while setting up her own Dermatology office in Kailua Kona.

Dr. Monica stays active in her field by attending national conferences and advanced training seminars to ensure that she brings the latest in skincare to our Big Island. She completes over 50 hours in continuing education each year to stay current; a value well above the minimum required standards.

Dr. Monica speaks at local and national meetings on many aspects of dermatology. She has given presentations about skin cancer, psoriasis, exercise in medicine, acne, and more. She is a recognized speaker and physician trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm and Galderma, the makers of Restylane and Dysport. She has recently become a physician trainer for QWO for cellulite treatment.  She trains other dermatologists and cosmetic injectors in Hawaii, California, & Texas on cosmetic dermatology with fillers and relaxers.

Dr. Monica is on the faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School and has medical students intern in her office twice a year. She also hosts high school students, dermatology residents, medical students, and PA students who seek her out for her dermal expertise.

Dr. Monica has been recognized by the national media and has written articles and has been quoted for Oprah, Marie Claire, Sun Precautions, Fox News, and Triathlete magazine. She is profiled in New Beauty Magazine as an “Expert Injector” and is listed as one of the Top Doctors in the Honolulu Magazine for 6 years in a row.

Dr.Monica loves the ocean, athletics, community service, her girlfriends, and dogs! She came to Kona to scuba dive but also found joy in learning to kayak, swim, and stand up paddleboard.

It wasn’t long after arriving in Kona that the triathlon bug bit her. She began doing triathlons when she turned 40. She was able to meet her goals of completing Ironman Canada and the Ironman World Championship race in Kona before 45 years old.

She was the Board President for PATH, Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, and one of her passions is to see greenways preserved on our island.

She lives with her long-time fiance and their animals in the hills above Kona Town. They currently have 2 dogs and a cat and some wild chickens. Adam is the president of the HI Island Humane Society and they share a passion for bringing animals to their people and having a green space for that in the Animal Community Center in Holualoa.

Other charities that she heavily supports include the Daniel Sayre Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Hospice, More than Sport, Kona Hospital Foundation, the Melanoma Research Foundation, the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology Free Skin Cancer Screenings.

Dr. Monica spends several days a year offering free skin cancer screenings and talks in our community. Her office also donates services to fundraising auctions for over 45 different island charities each year.

She is grateful for her thriving practices in Kona and Waimea where she is able to employ over 30 employees. Dr. Monica Scheel and her staff are passionate about her mission, “genuine caring for patients, community, and each other.”

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Certified Physician Assistants

Patricia Gannon Achay, PA-C

Patricia “Tricia” Gannon Achay is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant. Tricia has been a PA at Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology since 2014. She takes pride in providing top-level care to our patients. Tricia has trained extensively in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology and Mohs Surgery. Additionally, she attends annual Dermatology conferences and training to stay on the cutting edge in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She has experience in all realms of dermatology and values her aesthetic eye for injectable procedures. She has attended many advanced injector training and is considered an advanced injector.

Tricia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. Tricia went on to work for several years in the Emergency Department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she gained valuable experience in emergency medicine.

Tricia received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2014. She graduated top of her class with honors, was on the Dean’s Honor List, and was appointed a member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society. She was also nationally recognized for scholastic and leadership abilities by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Tricia was born and raised in Kailua-Kona. She grew up on a coffee farm in Keauhou with her three siblings. She enjoys all the outdoor activities that Hawaii has to offer such as surfing, fishing, diving, running, swimming, and playing soccer. She married her husband, Logan Achay, also from Kailua-Kona, in 2012.

Tricia has always dreamt of returning to her hometown to work in medicine and serve the community that raised her. She was beyond thrilled to be given the opportunity to join Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology. She is an advocate for community service, sharing much of the same values as Dr. Scheel. Tricia is a member of Hawaii Dermatology Society (HDS) and Society of Dermatology PA’s (SDPA).

Natalie Stilwell

Natalie Stilwell, PA-C

Natalie Stilwell is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant.

Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2018, while playing on the women’s basketball team. 

Natalie received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ in 2022. During her training, she focused on both Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by completing clinical rotations focused in those areas. Upon graduating, she spent time working in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where she first-assisted in the operating room, performed full body skin examinations and problem-focused skin examinations, and performed in-office procedures including excisions of skin cancers, cysts, and lipomas.

Natalie is an active member of multiple societies, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Society of Dermatology PAs (SDPA), and the Hawaii Dermatology Society (HDS). Additionally, she attends national conferences and advanced training seminars to stay up to date on cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology. She is currently completing the Society of Dermatology PAs Diplomate Fellowship.

Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Pat, and two rescue Siamese cats. 

Patsy Colvin, PA-C

Patsy Colvin is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant. Physician assistants are highly qualified health care providers trained to perform medical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret medical tests, provide counsel on health care issues, do minor surgery independently, first assist in major surgery, and write prescriptions. Patsy partners with Dr. Scheel to bring you the highest possible level of care. Patsy is licensed in the State of Hawaii to provide medical and aesthetic services.

Patsy graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She went on to train as a Physician Assistant at the prestigious University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine PA program, graduating in 1983. She spent many years working in Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation in Los Angeles, Oahu, and Maui.

20 years ago she turned her attention to the art and science of Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine. She completed a 2-1/2 year Fellowship in Anti-Aging medicine through the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and is certified in this specialized area of medicine. She is a Certified Advanced Injector as well, having completed rigorous training programs from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. She took specialized training in Laser Scar Revision from the Department of Defense and completed a preceptorship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She has extensive experience in improving the appearance of unsightly scars. She has 9 years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology. She is a Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, having completed a fellowship in Dermatology.

After working for eight years in Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Patsy returned to Hawaii, practicing on the Big Island. She joined Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology in 2013 to bring her expertise and share her skills with our community. Her work has been published in New Beauty Magazine and presented at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology national meeting.

Patsy loves aesthetics and has an artistic eye. Her focus is on Aesthetics and on Optimal Health and Wellness. She will be able to assess your needs and provide services for you with grace, ease, and comfort. She focuses on minimizing any discomfort associated with aesthetic services using a combination of topical numbing and cold. She is an expert at minimizing bruising as much as possible using the AccuVein vein finder which allows her to see blood vessels through the skin and thus avoid them during treatment.

Patsy shares Dr. Scheel’s views on Integrative Dermatology and the importance of providing compassionate and comprehensive skincare, spending time with her patients, and focusing on the whole person.

After graduate school, Patsy took a backpack and spent a year traveling around the world. As soon as her two beautiful daughters were old enough they began to join her in her travels. Together they have had many excellent adventures, with many more to come!

“Patsy is an amazing PA and I feel fortunate to have someone of her caliber and experience at our practice. I have the utmost confidence in Patsy. She and I will work together to bring you the latest and best dermatological care! While I hired Patsy for her brains, you can’t help but notice her good looks. If you are ready to learn what to do to keep looking good at any age, Patsy has the experience to create a year-long treatment plan for your rejuvenation.”

– Dr. Monica Scheel

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Registered Nurse

Stephanie Ayau, RN

Stephanie is a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Injector, and a Certified Laser Nurse.

Stephanie has worked for Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology for 7 years. She started as our Laser Nurse, treating our patients with cosmetic treatments, including ablative and non-ablative laser procedures.

Stephanie has completed her certifications in cosmetic injections including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane. She has been trained by Dr. Monica who is also an Expert Injector and trainer for Allergan and Galderma, the companies behind Botox and Dysport. She sees both Cosmetic Injectable patients and Aesthetic Laser patients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in our Kona office and Wednesdays in our Waimea office. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing program and once graduated she will be a Nurse Practitioner and will be able to care for our medical patients in the community.

Originally a California native, she brings her sunny disposition to the team. When not working, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two little girls and husband David hiking, camping, running with her dogs, and traveling the globe.

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Each of our staff members has been selected to provide expertly personalized skincare. Our team of talented licensed professionals provides a variety of services, procedures, products, and consultations to help improve and maintain the appearance and health of our patient’s skin. Our team has a remarkable passion for what they do. You can expect quality care, as they work together to help you achieve your skincare goals.

Nala Foti-Cowan

Nala grew up in Kona, Hawai’i. She moved to Oahu to attend esthetics school and pursue a career in skin care and rejuvenation. After completing the required hours and training, she graduated from Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy. Nala is a licensed aesthetician in the State of Hawaii.

After graduation, Nala worked as a medical aesthetician at Aloha Laser Aesthetics in Honolulu for 4 years operating the following Cynosure Lasers: Picosure, Sculpsure, Tempsure, Flexure, Icon (1540 Fractionated light, Max G and Max R) and assisted in Smart skin CO2 treatments. Aside from Cynosure, she trained and certified to use the Collagen Pin Microneedle and Genius Microneedling with RF from Lutronic. She has experience as a medical assistant with injectables using Botox, Dysport and Restylane HA fillers.

Nala has moved back to the Big Island to raise her family. When she is not at work, she loves to be at the beach with her daughter and husband.

Nala is certified in Diamond Glow Facials, Dermaplaning, PCA Chemical Peels, Hydrojelly Masks, Microneedling, Bodytone, and the following Cynosure Lasers- Icon IPL, 1540 Fractionated Light, Picosure Facial and Laser Tattoo Treatments, Vectus Hair Removal, Sculpsure. She primarily works out of our Kona and Waimea locations.

Brittany Heu

Brittany was born and raised on the island of Maui and moved to Kona shortly after graduating high school. While always being passionate and interested in Dermatology and skin care, she’s decided to start her career in Esthetics. Brittany is a Licensed Aesthetician in the state of Hawaii and a certified Medical Assistant. After completing both programs she knew she wanted to work in a medical Spa setting. Having 1 year of experience working closely with providers as a Medical assistant, she gained knowledge and interest in medical dermatology, focusing on not only injectables and lasers but skin cancers and different conditions of the skin. This has helped her gain more knowledge of the skin and the importance of esthetics treatment and how medical and esthetics go hand in hand. When not at work Brittany enjoys visiting family on Maui. She loves spending time at the beach and being active outdoors.

Brittany is certified in Diamond Glow Facials, Dermaplaning, PCA Chemical Peels, Hydrojelly Masks, Microneedling, and the following Cynosure Laser Vectus Hair Removal. She primarily works out of our Kona and Waimea locations.

Tahila Fruean

Growing up on a stage and under lights, I was always required to put my best face on. There is no wonder I established a career in beauty & aesthetics. My name is Tahila Fruean, I spent most of my life dancing on a stage for a Lu’au in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Yes, I am a Kona girl through and through. A side from seeing me on a stage, you could have found me spending time on a beach or hiking one of our many beautiful waterfalls. Now you can find me at Dr. Monica Shields office providing the most detail oriented and care-driven aesthetical treatments. I believe that if you invest in your skin today, the happier you’ll be tomorrow and even in twenty+ years from now. Not to mention, the more you enhance & healthify your skin, the less time you’ll have to take on your daily make-up routine.

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Testimonials & Reviews

One of the best things about Hawaii is the sense of community. People are welcoming, friendly and accept everyone as part of their family. We also think of our patients as family members and work hard to make them happy. Below are just some of the testimonials we’ve received from happy patients.

Overall rating of 168 1st-party reviews


Heather Eisen

Dr. Scheel and her team are amazing in the Kona office. So kind, compassionate and caring throughout the whole process. Definitely recommend!


Kapua Kane-Gacayan

Esti Tahila provided an amazing facial experience! Can’t wait to get in again!


Wizard Bear

Very professional and detail oriented dermatology practice. Their follow up from prior visits is excellent as well.


Flo Ferreira

Brittany was amazing!!! She did dermaplane and a diamond glow facial on me and I definitely would recommend going to see her!!! She's the best!


Richard Peters

Tahila was kind and friendly. Explained each step of the way and had great tips for improving my skin care.


steven tanaka

Very nice professional staff who takes care of my needs.


Mayra Martinez

I start having a wonderful experience from the moment I walk in, and am greeted by the front desk staff. I never wait long, but the waiting area is very comfortable and soothing. I love Brittany Heu. She’s extremely kind, AND patiently answers my questions. Have loved my Diamond Glow treatments with her.


Linda Richards

Aloha, I rarely leave reviews for anything, but this is an exception. I recently had an appointment with Dr. Monica's Kona office for Lazer Hair Removal. I have had a problem with my facial hair most all my life and just dreaded waking up every morning having to shave since I was 12yo. Now this really wasnt a problem, more of a daily inconvenience. Several years ago, I started my new life and have been in transition MtF. My daily ritual of waking up and staring into the mirror and seeing the return of my former self poking through on my face was as if the mirror was laughing at me. I finally had enough and found Dr. Monica Scheel's office in Kona and booked an appointment. When I arrived, completely with my "nakid" face and some fear, I opened the office door to be greeted by a wonderful staff that made me feel very welcome and addressed my concerns and set me to ease immediately. The staff was thorough and very professional which I appreciated very much. In a short time, a wonderful technician greeted me and escorted me into the treatment room. The room was very clean and had a nice comfortable feeling, again which I appreciated. My technician Brittany explained everything and answered my questions in a matterafact and knowledgeable way. She had a wonderful empathy when I flinched a couple times and really made me feel at ease. My procedure was quick and relatively painless. My check out was wonderful as the staff went through my options for pay and future bookings, I felt no pressure and a true sense of caring from them all. I was given instructions of what to expect the next few days and how to deal with any problems I had. The next day, I woke up and rubbed my face to feel nothing, ONLY the smooth skin of the areas worked on. No stubble, nothing... I couldn't believe it. it was just gone, like magic. I cried it was such an overwhelming experience not to feel/see anything on my face. I just cant describe this feeling in words... Anyway, as a TransFemale, its a true miracle to see the outside reflect what I feel inside, its just unreal. Thank you to everyone at Dr. Monica's office and epically Brittany for my experience and outcome. I am really looking forwards to completing my series of appointment here at this office and HIGHLY recommend to anyone out there thats thinking of having this kind of work done to do so at this office. Truly grateful. Linda


Michelle Mahoney

I had the pleasure of receiving the Skin Vive treatment from PA Tricia, and I couldn't be happier with the results! The treatment is a fantastic complement to a Botox treatment, and it left my skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. Tricia's expertise and gentle approach made the experience even better. Additionally, her MA Shania was incredibly helpful and attentive throughout the process. I highly recommend Tricia and Skin Vive for anyone seeking a refresh for tired looking skin. Five stars all the way!


Clive Davies

Friendly check in, the clinical staff were excellent and did a terrific job.



Nala is the absolute best at what she does!! She is so sweet and so educational!! I got a diamond glow facial from her and my skin has never felt better. 10/10 would recommend!


Kaleikaimana Mookini

First ever Diamond glow facial! Loved Tahila! She was very informative and explained the whole way through. I already have my 6 week follow up scheduled with her!


Jo Vita

Nala was amazing for my first Diamond Glow I liked how she explained which products were being used and how it works on my skin.



Nala is amazing. She is friendly and very knowledgeable about skin care.


Sharon Sakai

The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient. They asked pertinent questions and addressed my needs. Checkout was quick and friendly. Mahalo!


Arianna & Johnette Nava

Absolutely love this place! The treatments I have been receiving are are really making a difference in my skin texture and appearance. All of the staff are vey welcoming and friendly. I always look forward to my appointments.


Ishael Hills

Got the Radiesse treatment done on my neck to get rid of the crepey skin. Patsy was wonderful and made me feel very comfortable. I am so pleased with the results. Been wanting to get this done for so long and I wish i would’ve done it sooner! Thanks again!


Michael Foley

Good meeting Brittney. Methodical & professional…with great people skills. Appreciate it. Many thanks.


Bekky Thompson

Stephanie was perfect. Amazing. 11/10. Really took her time to make sure everything was perfectly symmetrical. Totally going back.❤️


Aileen Day

Love the Diamond Glow facial!


Lauralie Taubenheim

Very professional and friendly


Desiree Tyrrell

Got my 1st microneedling & 3rd PicoTone Face treatment done with Brittany! She’s always so much fun to do treatments with. Great conversation and she always follows up with me to check on how I’m doing! I get the BEST service with her! If you’re thinking about getting rid of those brown spots on your face I highly recommend booking your treatments with Brittany! Book for the month of September and get 20% off Laser Treatments with Brittany!


Hooka Hermosa

New to the island, and was so happy to have chosen this clinic. It’s going to remain my spot for the duration of my time here. The clinic is beautiful, and the staff are lovely and professional. Stephanie did a perfect job with my relaxers, and was extremely caring. Im thrilled with the results.


G Kellz

Very Awesome & Professional service. Will Definitely be back.


Shee Can

Exceptional experience with Trisha, PA today! She is skilled, knowledgeable, and friendly. Hands down the most painless experience ever.


Jana Mahoney

Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a Diamond Glow Facial with Tahila, and I couldn't wait to share my fantastic experience! From start to finish, it was an absolute delight. Tahila's expertise and professionalism were immediately evident as she guided me through the process. She took the time to explain every step of the Diamond Glow Facial, making me feel at ease and well-informed about the treatment. Her sweet and caring demeanor created a relaxing atmosphere, which greatly enhanced the overall experience. As soon as the facial began, I could sense that I was in the hands of a true skincare expert. Tahila's technique was gentle yet effective, leaving my skin feeling incredibly soft, clean, and rejuvenated. The Diamond Glow Facial exceeded my expectations, and I could visibly see and feel the difference in my skin immediately. What sets Tahila apart is not only her skill but also her passion for what she does. Her knowledge of skincare and willingness to share tips and advice personalized to my skin type were invaluable. It's rare to find someone who is both highly skilled and genuinely caring in their approach, and Tahila embodies both of these qualities. In summary, my Diamond Glow Facial with Tahila was a truly enjoyable experience that left my face feeling revitalized and glowing. I can't thank Tahila enough for her exceptional service and warm hospitality. I wholeheartedly recommend Tahila's services to anyone seeking top-notch skincare treatments and a genuinely pleasant experience. Thank you, Tahila, for making my day and my skin shine brighter! I'll definitely be returning for more of your wonderful treatments in the future.


Michael Carion

Appointment held right on time! Very professional staff and high end facility. Thank you


budteri turpin

I've had nothing but a wonderful experience at Dr. Monica Scheel dermatology...very professional, kind and caring! Highly recommend


DeAnn I.I.

During cosmetic filler procedures, I get dizzy (and have even fainted in the past). I let them know at my first visit that despite my best efforts and desires, these things were somehow just very hard for me. Patsy and her team were the most skilled and caring I have ever encountered and for the first time, I truly had a positive experience!! They took the time necessary and truly know their stuff. Patsy has so much experience and training that it was easy to relax knowing I was in good hands. She prescribed the perfect treatment and was thoroughly engaged in my concerns and wishes. It was awesome to feel like I wasn’t just being rushed or upsold ! I was treated with respect and care and each question was clearly answered . The medical assistant with me was so assuring and tender, while clearly being impeccably trained and able to read everything that was needed to help the procedure move as quickly and smoothly as possible. Top notch professionals- the absolute best ever! ….and I am thrilled with my results! My new favorite place ❤️


Sher Ashley Toribio

Tahila is the best! It was my first treatment at Dr. Monica Scheel's office and Tahila definitely made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I had my first dermaplane and I was little nervous about it, but she answered any questions and concerns I had. My skin and I are very happy with the results and would definitely go back and do more treatments with Tahila


Pete Murphy

The staff was excellent and I would recommend the institute for good work


Wendi Karam

Patsy was amazing


C. Clifford

Great personalized care, great, professional care


Sara Ackerman

Tricia is great! Very thorough.


Teresa Paulson

Parking convenient, office tranquil,!staff professional and polite. When seen, Dr’s always greet you with a warm friendly smile. They do take the time to hear you out and explain what ever concerns you may have. After your check up, you are sent to the payment desk and remind you of your next visit. Payment process is smooth and easy. Always look forward to my next annual check up !


Marjorie Mrasek

Caring staff each working for the overall well-being of the patient!


Elena Cabrera

Very beautiful soothing space. Efficient with your time and accommodating. Reyna the assistant was very friendly and professional!


Michelle Jarvis

Too expensive


Elisabeth Smith

If I could, I would post 10 stars. These folks have diagnosed atypical melanoma, and several other types of skin cancer for me. My skin issues manifest differently from most fair skin types. And they've gotten them all through due diligence. It takes a staff that gives 100%. I am so grateful! Beth. 🙂


Deseret K

Tricia Achay is an excellent PA-C. Always smiling, friendly and professional, and provides quality care and services.


Patsy Colvin

PA Tricia did my Full Body Skin Exam today and also my cosmetic services. She was very thorough with her examination and set out a treatment program for me. She has such a gentle touch when she does my injections. It’s always a pleasure to go to her.


Shaughna Wate

Professional, Accommodating, and I am happy with the initial results


Sky Elise

It was my first time doing professional teeth whitening and Brittany Heu was amazing. I was worried about pain since I have sensitive teeth and have only been able to use crest white strips for sensitive teeth in the past. Brittany was very helpful in talking me through everything and offered to only do a half session and see how my teeth feel. I was very surprised the next day when my teeth didn’t hurt at all. I finished up my teeth whitening procedure 3 months later and I’m very happy with the results. I took 1 advil before treatment and my teeth feel fine so far. I also like the toothpaste and at home whitening kit. I have very sensitive teeth and I’m so relieved this treatment went great!


Molly Morgan

Aesthetician Tahila was professional and knowledgeable. She asked questions and regularly checked with me regarding my comfort.


Lisa Kemp

Been going here for close to 10 years now and it’s my most favorite doctors to see. Most amazing staff, addressing all your derm concerns, go above and beyond in thoroughly explaining conditions, procedures and your available options of various treatment. They take pride in their patients and keeping them informed in maintaining your skin for your health as well as keeping you confident in its appearance. Cosmetic treatments your are blessed with the best of the best, these are all a group of perfectionist, amazingly skilled woman in everything they do…Ive had Beverly Hills celebrity plastic surgeons comment on how good my sculptra and botox was done, by how natural it looked and how long it lasted, so thank you “Patsy”, for taking such good care of me, that later in life if u ever decide to take time away, i will never know how to answer a doctor when they say what do u want done? I will say, “face time patsy right now”, to ask what I want, lol However, it’s not just myself that’s been so fortunate in being treated by them, my 3 boys and husband have been there as well. My husband had a mole removed and botox for migraines, my middle son throughout puberty had hydrafacials that kept his skin clear, as well as botox for TMJ during his track seasons, then my 14 yr old just started for his hydrafacials and microdermabrasion to keep his skin cleared from those hormonal breakouts that he suffered from so very much until his treatments. Thank you all for loving my family as I do and always the one doctors I look forward in seeing! Lisa Kemp


Desi cabalar

I did my 1st dermaplane and Diamond glow with Tahila @ Dr Monica Scheels office today. My experience was amazing. I could feel the freshness of my skin when the layers were taken off. It felt weightless and clean. Tahila was amazing and professional we had great conversation throughout the whole process. She had great communication skills each step of the way. I recommend it to everyone 10/10. Shout out to the DJ of the day the music was on point it had me relaxed!


Katrina Alan

Always friendly and efficient staff. Results have been great so far and very natural looking. A doctor's office that consistently runs on time and with a smile. As long as this practice is around I'll never go anywhere else on island.


kealoha curnan medina

Very welcoming environment! From front desk to treatment room, employees so very personable! Please mahalo Brittney for her genuine aloha!


Ama Martin

Dr. Monica and her staff are so warm and welcoming, and they take such great care of you the second you walk in the door. They are a busy practice but Dr. Monica and her staff take the time to get to know you and understand your needs and goals. After years of struggling with skin issues including acne, I am finally under the care of a compassionate dermatologist and my skin has never looked better.


Mary Afifi

Dr. Monica has assembled an amazing team. Stephanie is wonderful! Appointments are always on schedule, never feel rushed and she always provides ample time for consultation and numbing (if requested) prior to treatment in order to ensure a stress & pain free experience. Online booking makes it easy to schedule - I've always been able to get appointments with very short notice. Mahalo!


Brittany Wilkins

The sweetest staff ever!!! And what girl what! There all gorgeous!!! Walked out feeling like a Million bucks!!! Thank u thank u!


Caroline Karson

A++ Professional Team, excellent care and specialized treatments and solutions for your needs! Mahalo nui loa!


Tia Yamanaka

Nala is amazing! She did my dermaplane, Diamond glow and laser hair removal! Shes so knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable the entire time.


nancy s

Tabula is a wonderful dermatologist!


Megan M

Brittany gives the best diamond glow facials! My pores have never looked so tiny!


Good Vibes

Always a great experience, professional and lovely staff!


Claudia Kane

Love Tricia and her professionalism and wonderful demeanor. Mahalo


joe morris

Excellent service, great team.


Sari Starr

Dr Patsy is the best artist!! I trust her implicitly her techniques are natural and she take the time to really understand what her client desires. She’s top notch!


Patricia Achay

RN Stephanie is amazing. She is such an expert with lasers and has been keeping my skin spot free for years. I did a Picosure laser followed by a Potenza RF Microneedling today. Stephanie has expert knowledge paired with a gentle touch and I am sure my results will be stellar!


Bob De Bauer

All of the people who work there make me feel welcome and important and I always look forward to returning.


Darlene Freitas

McKenna and dr Colvin did an excellent job at my appointment. Very easy to talk to!! Super fast and painless. A++


Sunny FXR

At Refresh, there's always an expert touch, making me look and feel my best.The services are a caliber above the rest, professional and pleasant. Customer service at Dr Monica's is top notch! Patsy is amazing, knows and understands the older woman, and is highly skilled. I get the best results by staying open, and following treatment recommendations. The expert professional knows best. I enjoy the Galas, it's a chance to observe and learn, in the comfort of my home. We are so lucky to have this level of care in Kona! Renee Potter


Unicorn's Forever

I always receive thorough compassionate care Thank you



Always the most professional experience here! I see PA Patricia for Botox and filler - amazing results! I’ve been to Janelle for a dermaplane facial and I loved it! Today I saw PA Patsy. She totally refreshed my face! I cannot recommend a better office and staff for your medical aesthetics and Injectables.



PA Tricia is amazing! So talented and a fantastic provider !


M. Turner

Terrific, as always. Every time I leave their office, I feel confident and well cared for. I’ve always found the worst part of any visit to a doctor is the fact that some practitioners often don’t listen to their patients or take the time to explain and discuss the treatment plan. This has never been the case at Dr. Scheel’s office. They spend time talking with you and they actually listen to your concerns, paying close consideration to a variety of different factors to work with you and decide a treatment plan that best suits the individual! They are caring and compassionate while maintaining a reassuring professionalism. These women know their stuff and I will continue to trust them with my care. From the front desk to the medical assistant to the PAs and RNs, you’re always in good hands at Dr. Monica Scheel’s!


Sandee Winston

Trisha is my favorite!!! ❤️


Desiree Tyrrell

Got my PicoTone Face treatment done with RN Steph and Brittany! They were both great! One week later and I can already see a huge difference! My stubborn brown spots are fading away!!! Can’t wait for my next treatment!


kyla turpin

I had the best experience with Nala and Brittany. They both made me feel very comfortable throughout my whole appointment and answered all my questions about my skin concerns. They made great recommendations for at home skin care and different treatments available. I will definitely be booking again!


Katy Grainger

I have always had great outcomes at Dr. Scheel’s offices with Patsy and several other technicians. I’ve had skin scans for cancer, fillers, laser treatments, facials and relaxers. All have been subtle changes that make me feel refreshed. They always listen to my needs. My skin glows and looks much younger than my actual age. So grateful they are here on-island!


Samantha Winn

I HATE going to the dermatologist, but it's been a fact of my life for so many years. I've been to many dermatologists over the years...some good, some not so good. I'm new to the island and everyone recommended Monica Scheel. I had to wait a year for my initial appointment, but it was well worth it. Dr. Scheel's office is the best...caring, gentle staff; a beautiful atmosphere; and great care. If I have to have it done, I wouldn't go anywhere but here!


Haley Bell

Stephanie and support staff were all incredibly welcoming, educational and comforting throughout the entire process. From consultation to the execution of the procedure to the aftercare instructions, they were professional and accommodating of all my questions and concerns. I left feeling more confident, excited for my skin care journey and will 100% continue to seek all dermatology needs from this practice. Gold star.



I had a wonderful experience getting Botox today with Dr. Monica Scheel & her staff. They took their time to listen, address & create a plan to improve my other cosmetic concerns as well. Thank you so much for your time ladies!


Heather Davidson

I came in looking for Botox, and left with a better understanding of skin care. Mahalo to all...I'm grateful


Kili Bairos

Great experience. I'm so excited to start my laser hair removal process. Brittany did a great job explaining the process and what to expect during the treatment. 1st treatment down and looking forward to the nexr...I have done this years ago!


connie kline

I love going here. The staff is so pleasant and helpful. Plus the treatments are great.


K Nally

Warm, friendly atmosphere and staff. Dr. Monica is awesome!


Veronica Nederhouser

Nala is a godsend! I trust her implicitly and always have the best time when I see her. My skin has never looked better!


Rosanna Juncos

As usual, Stephanie was informative, kind, friendly and helpful.


Linda OConnell

Wonderful experience from when I first walked in the door until I exited. Receptionist staff was very pleasant and quick to acknowledge me. The assistant to PA patsy was very thorough in explaining the procedure (Botox). PA patsy also gave really sound suggestions and advice as to what procedures would be most advantageous to my wants. She listened to what I had to say. I felt very calm and relaxed and I’m looking forward to my future visits. Even the final step of paying and scheduling was very pleasant. Some businesses could really learn from the staff here. Dr Scheel should be really proud of her employees. Recommend them highly.


Misti Madden

The staff is always professional & provides quality service. The esthetician was very knowledgeable & informative. My husband and I appreciated her honestly regarding what products and treatments would be beneficial based on our individual needs versus just trying to make a sale. She was very attentive and thorough in her approach. So grateful for having a safe place to address our medical/cosmetic needs.


Christine Kim

Always love going to see Nala. She is so knowledgeable, friendly, and punctual. She always takes extra time to explain and answer all my questions and concerns. I will definitely be going back in the future.



Great friendly service, felt super comfortable ‼️


Lihau Kaluhiokalani

I love it! The ladies are so nice and they put you on with the best things! If u want something good and simple I would recommend a diamond glow!!


Cheyanne MacMullen

Steph and Nala are absolutely amazing!!! So personable and really knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.


Lokelani Dahl

Friendly service, skilled technicians and a beautiful office. Can’t wait for my next visit! Had the Diamond Glow Facial today.


DeLisa Weyhrich

Nala gave me an amazing micro needling treatment. He went over other treatment options and skin care. I am very happy with the service I will received today.


Alisa Pechenyuk

Went to get micro needling done with the beautiful Nala. She was so kind and made me feel great every step of the way! She’s amazing!


RIchard Jeffery

Thorough and professional. Feeling of being cared for by knowledgeable professionals. Friendly. On time. Efficient.


Stephanie Salomonsen

Wonderful experience. Everyone was very helpful and willing to help. I loved that I did not feel rushed and all my questions and concerns were answered. Stephanie and Sandra were very kind and helping to calm me my nerves. I felt very comfortable and in excellent care


strangest days

Terrific, as always. Every time I leave their office, I feel confident and well cared for. I’ve always found the worst part of any visit to a doctor is the fact that some practitioners often don’t listen to their patients or take the time to explain and discuss the treatment plan. This has never been the case at Dr. Scheel’s office. They spend time talking with you and they actually listen to your concerns, paying close consideration to a variety of different factors to work with you and decide a treatment plan that best suits the individual! They are caring and compassionate while maintaining a reassuring professionalism. These women know their stuff and I will continue to trust them with my care. From the front desk to the medical assistant to the PAs and RNs, you’re always in good hands at Dr. Monica Scheel’s!


Sara Kobayashi

Dr. Monica and Natasha are fantastic! Best place to come for all my beauty needs!


Ruby Rozell

The office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and wonderful. It was my first time getting relaxers and they made the experience easy and enjoyable



I love the great vibe of this office! I always feel well taken care of, and pleased with my treatment. Today I saw Stephanie, RN. She assessed my skin needs and my concerns, and gave me some very exciting options. Sold! I love that she gave me a detailed description of laser modalities, and helped me understand what would help my skin get the best results. I opted for PICO, as suggested. Very, very happy that Stephanie made time for me, with education, risks/benefits, questions, and some clinical and professional chit chat! The treatment itself was a breeze. Thank you to the front desk and the back desk ladies too!! You are all lovely and awesome 🙂


Gary Painter

Always pleasant. Always competent.


Sandy Okamura

I’ve seen Casey. She explained everything to me on what I was there for. She was so patient and very careful taking care of me during my visit. I can’t wait the see her again and tell my friends about Monica Scheel’s staff. Casey is my beauty angel!!!!


Robert Brown

Highly professional on all levels!


Tory Berg

Lovely staff very helpful


James Dale

Casey is awesome and staff is great


Elizabeth Bailey

I’m about halfway through my Brazilian laser experience and let me tell you, I’m in LOVE and wish I did this sooner. This treatment is seriously so quick and the pain is minimal and only lasts five minutes. Trust me, you can handle anything for five minutes haha. If you are hesitating about laser hair removal, don’t wait, just go for it because you’ll wish you did it sooner! Thank you Nala for making these appointments so easy! She is so friendly and nice and not to mention so pretty lol!


Ali'i Adventures

Nana and Amanda are fantastic. Great treatment results and wonderful customer service. I highly recommend!!


Dalyn Quilausing

Very friendly and relaxing. Just what my face needed before my wedding day


Lisa Wan

Very professional and lovely treatment of patients/clients.


JB Pottery

Appointment on time. Very efficient and present.


Roger Hudlow

Dr Monica is very knowledgeable and helps identify problems and offer solutions that work. If it needs to go to the next level she'll recommend a referral to a specialist. Always caring and understanding. Her girls that assist her are incredible, very professional and personable always with your needs coming first. We have been helped by Dr Monica in so many ways, thank you.


Wayne Yamauchi

Great patient experience…


Debby JohnsonAbarta

Love love love her and all the girls! Very skilled and great with suggestions on needed treatments/ recommend to every one


phillip ward

Always helpful and genuinely seem like they like there job and like helping people


Mike and April Foley

The staff here are very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. They take their time to answer questions and provide all of the information you need.


Tara Kirn

Nala always does an amazing job! I’m a mom of 3 and it’s hard for me to make time for anything for myself. But when I do, I get a DiamondGlow and my skin always looks and feels fabulous after!


Tracy L Singh, RN, JD

Casey is the BEST!! Mahalo for a great experience, as always:)



I love the great vibe of this office! I always feel well taken care of, and pleased with my treatment. Today I saw Stephanie, RN. She assessed my skin needs and my concerns, and gave me some very exciting options. Sold! I love that she gave me a detailed description of laser modalities, and helped me understand what would help my skin get the best results. I opted for PICO, as suggested. Very, very happy that Stephanie made time for me, with education, risks/benefits, questions, and some clinical and professional chit chat! The treatment itself was a breeze. Thank you to the front desk and the back desk ladies too!! You are all lovely and awesome 🙂


Sarah Taylor-Balanga

Love, love Nala she does such an amazing job ❤️



John 7:38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” -Jesus


Alycia Noriega

Always a wonderful experience! Casey is a gem, very helpful and informative with any questions I had.


Carol Hudson

Casey ESTI is the best in her field! She is knowledgeable, has great technique. She is a jewel!


Matt Hartley

Really professional and painless


Tia Yamanaka

Brittany did an amazing job on my Dermaplane & Diamond Glow. My skin feels so good and refreshed. She helped extract my clogged pores, which I appreciate so much. I will be back!


Tom MacKay

Great care. Very thorough. Highly recommend.


Robyn Cobile

Nala’s amazing! She’s friendly, very knowledgeable and efficient. I had the Potenza RF Microneedling treatment done with her a few days ago. From start to finish she made sure I understood the treatment, precautions and post op care instructions. She also recommended the Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar to use post treatment, this product is amazing!!! I have barely any post procedure redness and it’s definitely speeding up my recovery time. Highly recommend this product along with this treatment!


KaYu Hawaii

Love how professional, competent and kind they are.


Colleen OSullivan

I was in great hands with Patsy and Janelle today. My thanks to you both!


Juanita Marshall

Amanda and Catalina are so awesome and professional… I got to see my favorite provider PA Tricia and her sweet MA Shanaia.


Lisa Dennis

Nala and Casey were awesome to me and my daughter. We had never had a diamond Glow facial. Nala was so helpful and knowledgeable about how to care for my skin and to prevent issues . My daughter said Casey helped her to understand the basics of taking care of her face and what type of products to use and avoid for her skin type . Thanks . Wish we lived here so we could back soon!


Wally Gallup

Dr Ashley is a breath of fresh air, personable, efficient and extremely competent and no pain in doing a biopsy and burning a lump off my ankle…great support team too…


sandra Huang

Jenelle did an amazing job at my treatment!


Justin Marshall

Always a pleasure coming here. All the happy faces and beautiful smiles make for a great atmosphere. Patricia is always so thorough and informative, and Casey is always so great as well. Thank you so much to the entire team.


C. Clifford

Great personalized professional care


Alya Thompson

Super nice staff and very informative!


Rene Penrose

I love my facial. I see such a big difference. I'll be back. Mahalo so so much


Bonnie Mann

Wonderful experience! Loved the diamond facial and everything about how I looked afterwards. My skin truly was glowing and fresh as can be. This might just be something I start to do on a regular basis!


Carol Newton

Great PA Patricia Achay. Very knowledgeable and thorough. I am glad I was refered to your office. See you in July. Also all other assistant's and front desk are ROCK STARS.


Christina Visconti

Stephanie was wonderful! I had never had ILP before and she did such a great job of making me feel comfortable and explaining the procedure to me. You are truly blessed to have her as an employee..


Russell Atkinson

I had a full skin check by competent and courteous staff. They explained the procedures well. The office staff were also easy to work with.


Erik - Eve Tremain

Stephanie was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful for making the best decisions for skin. Great experience!


Tina Clothier

I always feel so well taken care of when I have an appointment with Dr. Scheel Dermatology. The staff is always friendly and make me feel like a valued patient. Dr. Scheel answers all of my questions and offers great guidance not only about skin my health, but how it effects my overall health and wellness. I highly recommend Dr. Scheel and her staff.


Pamela Hicks

Staff was friendly and professional, the office was beautiful and bright. No waiting, daw the doctor at the scheduled time. Highly recommend.


Brandi Planck

Joyce is awesome! She scheduled my appt after talking with me about what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I was a bit nervous not really understanding what all the different services are. She said, “You will Love this,” and set up my appt. Nala performed a dermaplane with a diamond glow facial on me. She was amazing! Explained what she was doing and why it was good for my skin and pores. I really appreciate the education/knowledge behind the service. My face felt so good! So clean and hydrated! Would TOTALLY recommend this place, and look forward to other services in the future!! Thanks ladies for my wonderful experience!!


Annette Loo

All of my appointments at Dr. Monica Scheel with Esthetician Casey Gavoni has been AMAZING! Casey is very kind, friendly, easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable during each visit. She answers all my questions, explains things before she starts and makes recommendations upon request. One of my favorite services with Casey is the diamond glow. I leave my appointments feeling happy and very satisfied with the way my skin looks and feels. Mahalo to Casey and everyone at Dr. Monica Scheel’s.


Veronica Fruehauf

I met with Stephanie for a consultation about the best procedure to lighten some beginning facial dark spots and decrease some wrinkles. She recommended a very affordable PicoSure procedure that she felt would meet my needs. Stephanie was very professional and knowledgeable. I’m scheduled for the procedure in less than a week at a very convenient time. Am looking forward to it!


Hilke Bohannan

I have pretty sensitive teeth, so I was a bit nervous to get the whitening. Britney was great, she put me at ease, asked lots of questions and went over everything thoroughly. The room was spacious, clean, and bright and I was comfortable during the procedure, which lasted about an hour and a half. The best part, of course, is I feel so much better with whiter teeth!


Joseph Bertaina

Casey was recommended. So glad I took the advice. Easy to give Casey a review. She’s easily 5 stars.


Laurie Connable

I’m very pleased with the care I receive at Dr. Scheel’s. Excellence In all ways including a warm and friendly staff.


Julie Rahmer

As always, amazing service from amazing staff!


Chrys Yamasaki

Knowledgeable and professional staff. Loved it.


Vandy Martin

An amazing experience with incredibly knowledgeable staff


Kaui Pasa

Casey was absolutely AMAZING and is so sweet! My first dermaplane and diamond glow facial, she was informative every step of the way and the whole experience was soothing and relaxing, can’t wait for my next appointment with her!


Denise Wright

Very happy with my results and the staff was excellent and very knowledgeable


Aman Lyn

Stephanie is always wonderful. The office has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Self imposed torture with needles but they make the experience the best it can be.


Ben Watts

Great service!! Dr Monica and staff are awesome


marcus demoray

I really appreciate all of wonderful and professional staff at Dr. Monica Scheel’s as well as their beautiful office. I see Nurse Stephanie and she is absolutely fantastic. I am very pleased with all the services I’ve received and will continue to recommend them to everyone.


Barbara Vanderen

Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been receiving procedures here for about 5 years and Tricia is amazing!


Nan Rhodes

Great experience. Service was punctual and informative.


Piialoha Grace

Stephanie Ayau is amazing. She works on my whole family and we feel comfortable with her. Mahalo nui for the warm aloha spirit and for making us feel relaxed.


Megan M

I got the best diamondglow facial I’ve ever had here today. Brittany was great and was running a special, she went above and beyond to clear out my pores. I am as they say “a happy camper”


olivia Hess

SO KIND AND HELPFUL! I came in not knowing what exactly my face needed, and they took the time to analyze and recommend me the best option, and I have truly seen so much difference in my post acne red marks!


Carol Wilson

Janelle is the best


Lori Sceales

The only place I ever go for a skin check. Very professional and extremely thorough. I’ve had a lot of sun exposure over the course of my life, so really appreciate the peace of mind I get from knowing that the staff at Dr Monica’s is so knowledgeable and experienced. I trust them, completely.


Lisa Heaviside

I have been seeing Dr. Scheel for several years. She is the best!



Dr Monica did great work. Joyce in payments was also very helpful.


Ashley Radziwon

My first Diamond Glow and it felt great. Nala was my ESTI and she is amazing! She talked with me and helped me figure out a helpful skincare routine. Can’t wait for my next one


Ashley Sukanen

I’m so happy I made the decision to go to Dr. Monica Scheel’s office. The staff are friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the checkout. I met with Patricia and her assistant who did my Botox injections. They listened to my concerns and suggested treatment options. Patricia was very experienced it’s comforting to be in the hands of someone who is knowledgeable. I was confident she knew exactly what she was doing. Thank you so much! I will be back.


Lacey Vincent

Just finished my second session of micro-needling a few days ago with Nala at their Kailua- Kona office. Everyone at their office is friendly & helpful. Nala was amazing! She took a before & after picture, explained everything she was doing/going to do & made me feel so safe & comfortable! I’ll be going back in six weeks for my third session with Nala! So excited!!


Catherine Fucci di Napoli

Knowledgeable, kind and skilled! Love..


Cathy Tanaka

Not only do I feel 5 years younger, I feel 5 lbs lighter! I’ve been noticing some sagging around my jawline. Dr Scheel treated my jawline today will juvederm volux and it has taken YEARS off my face. Dr Scheel made the process quick and pretty painless. The change is so subtle which I absolutely love!!! Overall, it makes my face younger but slimmer/tighter too. I couldn’t be happier with my new jawline! Also the staff are so caring, friendly and supportive!!


Kathy Cooley

The ladies were awesome made me feel very comfortable and were thorough and explained what they were doing!! Love the attention to detail that is provided!


Rebecca Swan

Joyce was amazing . She set me up with all the rewards explained the service . She is such a joy