Sona MedSpa Supports Purses with a Purpose

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 23, 2015 2:41:20 PM


1658694_660518107338324_772355723_oSona MedSpa is teaming up with Purses with a Purpose (PWAP) for their 4th Annual One Day Sale! Purses with a Purpose is a local non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC that collects purses, cleans and refurbishes them before reselling them at their One Day Sale Event to benefit Relay for Life of Charlotte which benefits the American Cancer Society. The 2015 Purses with a Purpose One Day Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC from 8am to Noon.

Giving back is an important part of Sona MedSpa's culture. As a supporter of various non-profit organizations in each of our communities, we strive to work as a Sona Team to support fine organizations like Relay for Life.

This week, Purses with a Purpose and 107.9 The Link are setting up Purse Drop-Off locations around the Charlotte area. Today, Sona's Marketing Director Rene and Marketing Coordinator Jessie dropped off 18 purses that were collected by our lovely staff at our Corporate Office and our three Charlotte Centers - Ballantyne, MidTown, and Lake Norman. As a Sona Team we are proud to support a great organization that gives back to an amazing cause.



Rene and Jessie dropping off purses at the Morrison Shopping Center on Sharon Road in Charlotte, NC - (Pictured from left to right: Rene, Jessie, Ramona with 107.9 The Link, and Kelly with PWAP)


Live in the Charlotte area and want to donate?

Donating is easy! You can contact PWAP via email at 

If you live in the Charlotte area and want to donate your gently used purses, bring them by one of PWAP's convenient purse drop off's this week:



Friday April 24th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballantyne Village
14825 Ballantyne Village Way
Charlotte, NC


Saturday, April 25th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Promenade on Providence
10844 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC


Mark your calendars! Come see Sona MedSpa, 107.9 The Link, and all the gorgeous purses up for grabs at the 4th Annual Purses with a Purpose One Day Sale!

Saturday, May 9th
8am to Noon
Ballantyne Hotel
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277


For more information about Purses with a Purpose and the event, click here

A Personal Sona Story: I Love My Laser Hair Removal Results!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 15, 2015 2:19:00 PM

Women aren't the only ones that want to get rid of their unwanted hair. For many men, it is a daily chore to shave (and some even wax) body hair that is unwanted and hard to reach. Shaving can leave embarrassing cuts, ingrown hairs, razor burn and razor rash, and missed stubble. But did you know there is a easier solution than shaving every day?

We sat down with one of our Ballantyne Clients, Ed, who found that solution with Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa. He began his treatments in January 2014 and since then laser hair removal has been life changing.

 What made you decide to get laser hair removal?

I spend a lot of time doing out door activities, swimming, running playing on the beach. As I started to get older I noticed a lot more hair on my back which didn't look good so I was not taking off my shirt, and it was very uncomfortable because of the heat. I also was getting some harassment from a few of my friends who thought my back looked like a bear. I had a wax treatment a few years back but it was very painful, and the hair grew back. I was always thinking about laser hair removal to solve this problem.

How has laser hair removal changed your life?

It has helped me so much with my confidence I can take off my shirt at the beach without feeling bad about the ugly hair on my back. It has made me start to exercise again and I have lost around 20 pounds over the last year, and my doctors are so happy because I don't need to take medication for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. All these great things started to happen when I started laser hair removal at Sona MedSpa - It gave me a reason to get in shape!

Why did you choose Sona MedSpa for your laser hair removal?

I chose Sona because of the great staff! They make you feel so at home with your treatment, everyone from the front desk to the technicians to the nurse, they are always so kind and friendly. Also the high level spa environment is a great feel. It makes you want to come back every time. 

Would you recommend Sona MedSpa to your friends and family?

Yes! I can say any time the topic comes up or someone notices my back I tell them how great Sona is, and you need to make an appointment right away! 


You've heard Ed's story, now start your own story with Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa.Schedule your Free Consultation with one of our Skin Consultants TODAY!

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Check out this blog post: How Does it Work? The Laser Hair Removal Process at Sona MedSpa

Tags: laser hair removal, laser hair removal Charlotte

5 Reasons Our Employees Love Working at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 13, 2015 10:39:00 AM


As the nation's largest full-service medical aesthetics company, Sona MedSpa is an established leader in the industry. Over our 17-year history Sona has performed more than two million treatments and is considered the proven expert in laser hair removal and other aesthetic treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation and body contouring. Sona is also in the top 1% of Botox providers in the U.S.

Sona continues to grow because our focus has always been on our clients, and providing them with exceptional service, results and safety in a comfortable spa-like atmosphere. And as we grow we continue to seek out exceptional medical professionals, front office staff and sales consultants.

But Why Work at Sona?

We take pride in our employees. Not only do we love recognizing our employees (Check out how we celebrated our Skin Consultants on National Sales Day 2015), but we go above and beyond to provide our employees top-notch training, a quality benefits package, and opportunities for complimentary treatments. But don't take our word for it, here are five reasons why our employees love working at Sona Medspa:

1. You Have the Opportunity to Work with an Amazing Group of Professional and Driven Team Members

cassidyIt’s a privilege to work alongside so many other driven and talented individuals! Being a part of a team and sharing successes with Sona together is amazing!- Cassidy Beam, Center Manager of Sona MedSpa Lake Norman

2. Sona Team Members are Valued

marciaIn my tenure with Sona, one of the most notable things that I have recognized is just how much employees are valued. Sona creates on-going opportunities for professional development and personal growth with the company. Through one-on-one training sessions, encouraging new ideas, and involving employees in the decision making process, we work together as a team and this is what makes our company such a great success. Employee contributions do not go unnoticed and recognition is continually awarded.- Marcia Neese, Center Manager of Sona MedSpa Greensboro

3. Sona Team Members are Recognized for Success & Teamwork

toriWhen I was awarded Regional Director of the Year 2014, the first thought that came to mind was my entire team. What they have done is the reason I am able to be recognized at this level. I feel rewarded when I see my centers get rewarded. Our company is really good at recognizing those who go above and beyond whether that is earning bonuses for hitting monthly goals or getting promoted to a new role. I take pride in seeing my centers succeed.- Tori Houser, Regional Sales Director of Greensboro, Raleigh, & Virginia

4. There is Opportunity for Professional Growth at Sona

Ada A lot of companies entice employees with the promise of upward mobility, but with Sona it is actually 100% true! I started as an Office Manager at our Galleria Center and worked my up the ladder to Regional Sales Director of Houston. I am not the only one - I can't tell you how many others I have seen get promoted internally as well.- Ada Gerber, Regional Sales Director of Houston

5. Sona Gives Back

connieSona “Makes it Possible” for our clients to look and feel better, but we don’t stop there.  Sona gives back to the community in all of our regions nationwide. We “Make it Possible” for individuals to eat by participating in various food drives for local food pantries. We “Make it Possible” for children to feel remembered and important by participating in Toys for Tots. We strive to “Make it Possible” to find a cure for cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen events and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events. We work as a team and as a company to enrich lives in a variety of ways --- because Sona Cares and Sona “Makes it Possible”!!- Connie Todd, Director of Recruitment and Employee Engagement


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Product Of The Month: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 2, 2015 1:50:00 PM


Treat your skin with this dual-chamber anti-aging serum.

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, is an all-in-one rejuvenating product that promotes healthier skin with growth factors, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. The treatment is formulated to hydrate, firm and enhance the face to create a more even, younger-looking appearance. 

This anti-aging serum has two separate chambers to house APS Corrective Complex and TNS Recovery Complex. APS Corrective Complex is a blend of antioxidants and peptides that improves the skin’s overall appearance. TNS Recovery Complex is a mix of growth factors, matrix proteins and antioxidants that soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the combination of these powerful formulas, this face and neck serum will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tones. During clinical studies, this treatment showed results in just one month with best results appearing in three months. 

Sona's Marketing Director, Rene Fielder, loves this product. 

"I love TNS Essential Serum because it combines everything that's good for your skin in one bottle. I like the fact that it's one pump and apply, and your skin looks great! By using this product I have seen a noticeable difference in how healthy my skin looks. I love it! " 




Why does Sona MedSpa recommend SkinMedica products?

With a long history of research and backed by numerous scientific studies, SkinMedica products uses the science of your skin's own healing abilities to give you naturally radiant skin. By using SkinMedica products, you can enhance your results of your Sona MedSpa treatments even further. We recommend using this product after these treatments and services:

  • Accent XL Body Contouring
  • AFT for Sun Damage, Age Spots, and Spider Veins
  • Pixel for Skin Rejuvenation
  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox, and Dermal Fillers

Can I Afford It? Financing Options at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Rene Fielder on Mar 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Laser Hair Removal Financing

If you've been considering Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, or any of the other aesthetic services that Sona offers, but you've always worried about the cost, there's good news! You can afford to invest in yourself!

At Sona, we work hard to work within your budget and craft a solution that works for you. There are a number of different payment and financing options available, whether your concern is getting a low monthly payment or getting an extra incentive for paying in full. Here's an overview:


Sona has a long standing partnership with CareCredit, a credit card designed specifically for elective health and beauty expenses. A Sona Consultant can help you apply for CareCredit over the phone or you can apply online on your own time. There are two options for using CareCredit:
  • Interest Free Financing - This is a great option to finance your purchase without paying any interest and still enjoy a low monthly payment.
  • Fixed Monthly Payment - If getting the absolute lowest possible monthly payment is your priority and you don't mind paying some interest, this option is for you. Plus, you can pay off the account early with no penalties.


Healthcare Finance Direct

If you're concerned about your credit score or credit history, Sona has a great option for you. Healthcare Finance Direct is specifically designed to offer financing to 99% of all applicants. Just make a modest downpayment prior to starting services, and then enjoy a low monthly payment. 


In-House Financing

Break up your payments into 3 or 4 installments, based on the service. There's no credit check required with this option and your payments are automatically drafted from your debit or credit card, so there's no payment to remember. 


Paid in Full Discount

When you pay in full using your debit or credit card, Sona rewards you with a special incentive, an extra discount on your total purchase. 

With Sona's variety of financing options and low monthly payments that fit your budget, you can invest in yourself now and not have to put the treatments you desire on hold.


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Ask The Expert: 7 Questions with Casey Dark, Senior Skin Consultant

Posted by Brett Lutz on Mar 19, 2015 12:23:00 PM


Here at Sona MedSpa, the focus of our entire team is ensuring that our clients achieve the best possible results and have an outstanding customer experience.  Our Skin Consultants play an important role in making this happen by creating a personalized solution for each client's needs.  They are experts in Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, and Body Contouring  and through their experience and knowledge, they are able to recommend the treatment plan best suited to address individual concerns.Casey  We recently spent a few minutes with Casey Dark, a Senior Skin Consultant and Aesthetician at our Cary, NC center, to get a personal point of view.

 "I help make our clients feel at ease with education and compassion" - Casey Dark


How do you introduce clients to the range of Sona’s services?

I listen… because we have something for everyone! Once I hear their concerns I know which direction to take.

How do clients maintain their results? 

SkinMedica products, Chemical Peels and/or maintenance treatments from time to time help maintain results. But of course, sun block and staying hydrated is key to keeping your skin looking fresh and youthful.

Can you tell us about your professional background and how you landed at Sona?

I decided I wanted to pursue a career in aesthetics so I went to school and got my license.  I intentionally sought out Sona based on my research of a reputable company to work with.  I have held several positions at the company which I believe gives me unique perspective on how we can best serve our clients at Sona.

What would you say makes Sona MedSpa different from other med spas?

The results and the focus on client satisfaction and the understanding that those two things go hand-in-hand.

What concerns do clients normally have before their first treatment and how do you make them feel comfortable?

This really goes back to the first question/answer- I show compassion for the way they are feeling and then focus on the education to help provide a level of comfort to ease their nerves and help them understand how it WILL work.

Can you talk about a rewarding client transformation that you have seen?

There are so many!  In fact, I have seen more than one client in tears of joy with the outcome of their services, whether it be from our Laser 360 package, or a man who is no longer embarrassed taking his kids to the pool and taking his shirt off (he had laser hair removal on his entire back), or a woman who sent us her wedding picture in her strapless dress with very kind words about what our AFT treatments did for her on her big day.  There are truly so many stories like this and it’s why I love my job here.  We genuinely help people feel better about themselves and it’s very rewarding.

Do Sona clients recommend us to their friends? 

Yes, even if unintentionally.  I often say that “referrals” come very easy because our clients find themselves talking about how excited they are about their services and results and anyone who is listening is going to want to be a part of what we have to offer.

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Tags: body contouring, sona medspa, laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal Raleigh, laser hair removal raleigh nc

Why Do People Love Sona? Don't Ask Us, Ask Our Clients

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Sona MedSpa has been helping people look and feel their best for 17 years. Hear it from our very own clients at our Glen Allen, VA and Midlothian, VA centers and why they love Sona MedSpa:


Effective!  Sona MedSpa is professional and pleasant! The staff makes a painful experience as painless and quick as possible. - Salman

Rewarding!  I enjoy seeing my hair minimized. I look forward to the day I no longer have to shave. The staff is extremely friendly. - Rose

Delightful!  The customer service at Sona MedSpa Glen Allen branch caters to my every request with a delightful attitude. - Valerie

Wonderful!  My experience has been superb! I have enjoyed my technician as she explained everything to me, and made me feel comfortable with the treatment. - Michelle

Great!  I have had great results. I wish I had done this years ago. - Lynda

We're proud of how our clients feel about their Sona experience. If you have imperfections you want to address or just simply want to look younger, Sona has the advanced technology to get undeniable results.  Contact us to learn more about:

 Laser Hair Removal - a proven, permanent solution to endless shaving & waxing

 Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing - diminish the effects of ance scarring & other skin texture issues

 AFT Laser Skin Correction - fight skin pigmentation (dark spots, brown spots) from underneath the skin

 Accent Skin Tightening - Tighten, tone & smooth loose skin & cellulite

 Botox & Dermal fillers - restores a more youthful appearance with little to no down time

* These treatments are non-invasive and require little to no physical or social downtime.


Ready to get started?

Simply click here for a Free Consultation and $100 off your first package purchase.

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We Love Our Sona Skin Consultants!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 11, 2015 2:31:00 PM

National Sales Day
March 6th, 2015

In honor of National Sales Day, here at Sona MedSpa we showed our appreciation to our lovely Skin Consultants by surprising each sales team member with lunch, a bouquet of flowers and a special gift. Our consultants work hard every day to meet, greet and create personalized treatment plans for every client that calls or walks in our doors. They strive to help you look and feel your best no matter what life throws your way. And their positive attitudes, patience, and smiling faces make them the best in the industry in our eyes. Please help us congratulate our wonderful ladies on a job well done!

"Thank you Sona Skin Consultants for everything you do to go above and beyond for our clients!"

- Byron Ashbridge, President


Megan, Kendra, and Ashley



Cassidy and Allison



Lauren and Sarah


Meghan, Marcia, Jenna, Brandy, Laurel (not pictured)


Kelley and Molly



Stephanie and Sarah



Stacy, Monica, Jessica



Maria and Nadia



Cherie and Amy



If you want to learn more about our services or ready to get started, contact our amazing Skin Consultants today for your Free Consultation!

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The Sona Promise

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 4, 2015 3:21:57 PM


Lifetime insurance for your Laser Hair Removal investment: That’s The Sona Promise.

As a Sona client, you can expect satisfaction at every stage of your laser hair removal experience, it’s The Sona Promise - a promise you won’t find anywhere else. Look around and you’ll discover no other laser hair removal clinic or spa offers a guarantee like The Sona Promise.


In 2007, Sona MedSpa's President, Byron Ashbridge established The Sona Promise providing clients with clear expectations in regard to efficacy and the number of treatments needed to achieve optimum results. Laser hair removal is very effective to address unwanted hair, but it is only effective on the hair that currently exists. Ongoing hormonal changes (pregnancy, diet, age, etc.) can cause additional hairs to emerge over time and The Sona Promise is our committment to give clients lifetime protection on their laser hair removal investment. 
byronashbridge "The Sona Promise is one more example of how we put our clients’ needs first, and why Sona is the industry leader in laser hair removal and medical aesthetics."

- Byron Ashbridge, President of Sona MedSpa

How Does it Work?

We provide two complimentary treatments, if needed, up to six months after your initial package is completed, and offer the guaranteed discount of 75% off the price of any future touch-up treatments in the area covered by your initial Laser Hair Removal treatment package, to ensure you achieve long-lasting results. 


Trust the experts and schedule your FREE consultation to get Sona Smooth!

You'll love your look - it's our promise!

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Look Inside a Sona Center: Charlotte - MidTown

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Feb 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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