What does aNu stand for? aNu means ‘a new you and renewal’ and our symbol, the lotus flower, embodies our ideology. The lotus flower is associated with beauty, purity, prosperity, spirituality, new beginnings and eternity. Who We Are aNu AestheticsTM and Optimal Wellness is your #1 choice for overall beauty and wellness. We are Kansas City’s premier aesthetics and wellness clinic since 2011 under Dr. Cristyn Watkins, board certified physician, who practices Aesthetics and Functional Medicine full time at aNu along with her dedicated staff.