Unlicensed Minnesota Beauty Spa Owner Charged with Unlawful Medical Practice

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, March 7, 2023


A Woodbury beauty spa owner is facing criminal charges for allegedly injecting medication even more powerful than Botox or dermal fillers without a license.

Krista Mackondy got hired at a med spa in February 2020, claiming she had a nursing degree and was a registered nurse, according to a statement of probable cause from Woodbury police. She even displayed nursing certificates in her office.

But it was all fake, and she got caught allegedly administering the powerful corticosteroid, Prednisone. The medication was given to clients from "unmarked containers," and the medical director told officers he had not given anyone permission to administer the medication at the spa, charges say.

Mackondy is now a co-owner of Woodbury Med Spa and offers a wide array of beauty and non-surgical cosmetics treatments. Clients can book appointments for Botox, fillers, tattoo removal, and a lot more. She even posted a video on Instagram where she appears to administer Botox.

However, most of those services require a nursing license in Minnesota.

We searched the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s records and found Mackondy doesn’t have a nursing license. We also searched the Board of Cosmetology and found no record of her being licensed as an esthetician or anything else in the last seven years.

But Woodbury police say she told bosses at her last job that she was a registered nurse and a licensed injectionist. And clients said she was injecting them with Prednisone, which in beauty circles is sometimes used to help remove scars, but even nurses are not allowed to inject in that setting.

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