Everyday Essentials from SkinMedica® at Sona

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jul 1, 2015 10:08:34 AM


Cleanse your skin with this gentle foaming, soap-free facial cleanser that purges dirt and makeup while hydrating and refreshing the skin.

Protect your skin every morning by applying this oil-free and fragrance-free, ultra sheer, all-mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum defense against UVA/UVB rays. Combined with caffeine and antioxidant green tea, this sunscreen helps protect your skin against free radical damage. 

Stay hydrated and look your best with this light, oil-free and fragrance-free formula. Combined with antioxidant vitamins C and E, this moisturizer helps protect against free radical damage and effectively hydrates the skin.

Smooth and tighten your skin with this antioxidant retinol complex that helps renew skin, enhance exfoliation, and improve overall texture and tone.  


Right now, get SkinMedica's Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ and 50+ Sunscreen for 10% off through July 31, 2015!


Inside Look Part 4: Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jun 23, 2015 5:18:00 PM

Do you miss the smooth, radiant skin of your youth? Skin resurfacing with Pixel Laser at Sona Medspa smooths and and repairs dullness from acne scarring, general aging, and other concerns. This highly effective resurfacing procedure comes with minimal physical and social down time. We conclude our four-part video series ( See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), by taking you into a Pixel appointment where you'll see how the treatment is performed, what to expect, and how Pixel can help you regain your youthful glow!

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Tags: laser skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing, skin resurfacing

Inside Look Part 3: Body Contouring at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jun 16, 2015 4:58:00 PM

Body Contouring at Sona MedSpa is the perfect way to target problem areas of loose skin, excess fat, and cellulite.  Sona treats loose skin and minimizes the appearance of fat and cellulite with the skin tightening and body contouring device Accent XL. The Accent XL works by using radio frequency thermotherapy, gradually heating skin tissues to tighten and re-contour both above and below the skin. The Accent XL works on most areas of the body, including face and neck, which many body contouring technologies are unable to treat.  In part three of our four part video series (you can also view Part 1 and Part 2), join us as we step into an Accent treatment at Sona MedSpa. 



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Inside Look Part 2: AFT at Sona

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jun 10, 2015 12:28:00 PM

As we continue to explore Sona's wide array of services, part two of our four part video series features AFT - a laser skin treatment that diminishes sun damage (sun spots), age spots (liver spots), and hyperpigmentation/discoloration. AFT (Advanced Fluorescence Technology) gives Sona's medically trained staff the ability to personalize each treatment, fighting the effects of sun damage by treating it below the surface of the skin.

Join us as we step inside an AFT appointment and learn how treatment works, what to expect, and why AFT is a bright solution to too much sun time.


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Tags: solutions for sun damage, sun damage treatments, sun spots, AFT

Inside Look Part 1: Laser Hair Removal at Sona

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jun 5, 2015 8:47:54 AM

Here at Sona, people often ask what the treatment experience really looks and feels like for our variety of services.  For the next few weeks we will be featuring a video series designed to give you a thorough introduction to our services and what you can expect when choosing Sona MedSpa. Part one of our four part series focuses on Laser Hair Removal - and it's about time to get rid of your unwanted hair! With laser hair removal at Sona MedSpa you can enjoy real results and long-lasting satisfaction with our exclusive Sona Promise. Join us as we step inside a laser hair removal appointment and show you how the treatment works, what to expect, and how you can get Sona Smooth.

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Tags: laser hair removal, laser hair removal Charlotte, laser hair removal Greensboro, laser hair removal Houston, laser hair removal Nashville, laser hair removal Raleigh, laser hair removal Richmond

Product of the Month: SkinMedica Sunscreen

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jun 2, 2015 8:50:00 AM

Premature aging of the skin is most commonly caused by the sun. And while we can minimize the appearance of sun damage with makeup, laser treatment, or other aesthetic procedures, it's still important to wear sunscreen every single day.

But what kind of sunscreen? At Sona MedSpa we recommend and offer SkinMedica's Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ Sunscreen and Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+ with UV Pro-Plex. Product selection may vary by location. skinmedicasun-1

There are big differences between other sunscreens and SkinMedica's Sunscreens. Most sunscreens have chemical agents that sink into the skin absorbing harmful rays. Where as, SkinMedica's Daily Physical Defense 30+ Sunscreen is an all mineral physical sunscreen that sits on top of the skin acting as a physical block and actually reflects the sun's harmful rays instead of absorbing them. SkinMedica's sunscreen does this with the proprietary blend of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. They also added Green Tea Leaf Extract and Caffeine to provide powerful antioxidant protection. This unique formula gives you broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without the heavy white coating you're used to seeing with other sunscreens.

SkinMedica's Sunscreens are recommended to everyone, especially those with sensitive skin and those who recently had a peel, laser treatment, or other aesthetic procedures because it's so gentle. This sunscreen is also recommended to those who have allergic reactions to chemical sunscreens and tend to be acne prone.

But we aren't the only one recommending SkinMedica's Sunscreens...



CoolSculpting® is Now Available at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 27, 2015 10:30:43 AM

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Sona MedSpa is pleased to announce that CoolSculpting is now available at most locations.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared fat freezing procedure that contours the body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime. A Sona Consultant will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your body, your budget, and your goals.  During treatment, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During this procedure, you can read, check e-mail, surf the web, or even take a nap! CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical procedure that allows you to return to normal activities immediately. In the weeks and months after your procedure, your body will naturally process and eliminate the treated fat cells. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good!

How Does it Work?


Undeniable Results

The results from some diets and fat reduction treatments may leave you swinging back and forth between "before" and "after" versions of yourself. But the CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical, safe, effective, and best of all, the results are long-term. Over 1 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide.



Interested in eliminating stubborn fat for good without surgery?
Call your local Sona MedSpa Center for special promotional discounts!


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A Personal Sona Story: I Love My Skin Rejuvenation Results from AFT!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 20, 2015 9:43:00 AM


Meet René - Marketing Director at Sona MedSpa.  As a child she spent a lot of time in the sun and thought her freckles were cute. As she got older, those cute freckles turned into blotchy brown patches on her cheeks and forehead. The sun damage really started to accumulate and become more noticeable. It made her feel self conscious and she never went out without makeup on because her skin tone was so uneven. When René joined Sona MedSpa in 2011 she was introduced to a non-surgical procedure that would change her skin - AFT.

What is AFT?

Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation solution that uses an intense light to treat redness, sun damage, uneven skin tone, brown spots, and age spots. The light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the outer layer of the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the pigmentation/coloration being treated. During and after the procedure, the pigmentation/coloration will darken before it flakes off or is absorbed by the body as part of the healing process. Treatments are performed approximately every 4 weeks. Last year over 1,000 Sona MedSpa Clients purchased an AFT treatment package. 

Here's a visual timeline of René's treatment from start to finish:

Rene's Before Pictures

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During the Treatment


How would you describe the procedure and how it feels?

René: During the treatment, you feel a sensation of heat as the energy is delivered to different areas of your face. There’s also a flash of light each time the laser is triggered. The heat is a little more intense in the areas that are heavily pigmented. The nurse even went over some of the more darkly pigmented areas with a special template to customize the treatment to my specific trouble spots. After the treatment, your face feels warm, like being sunburned. 


 Immediately After Treatment

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During the healing process, what happens to your skin?

René: Immediately after the treatment, you see “crusting” where the pigment has been pulled to the surface. This looks like really dark freckles, but you can wear make up the next day and that helps minimize the effects of the treatment. These dark patches heal over the next two weeks and gradually flake off. It’s important to let this happen naturally and not try to rush the process. 


Day After Treatment 

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Two Weeks After Treatment

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After seeing your results, do you think the treatment was worth it? Why?

René: The treatment was absolutely worth it! When I look back at my before pictures, I can’t believe the difference in my skin. I wear a lot less makeup now and most weekends skip it entirely. My skin doesn’t look splotchy anymore, just beautiful even skin tone! 


Like René, you too can have confidence that Sona's advanced technology in the hands of our medically licensed providers will provide results that you will love! Say bye, bye to skin imperfections and hello to youthful looking skin!

Think AFT might be right for you? Have questions?

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We Love Our Sona Nurses!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 13, 2015 10:10:21 AM

National Nurses Week

May 6 - May 12

In honor of National Nurses Week, here at Sona MedSpa we showed our apprection to our 65 medical staff members by celebrating their accomplishments and dedicated work ethic with lunch, flowers, and a special gift. Not only do our providers use the most advanced technology to perform thousands of treatments a year, they create relationships with our clients and help them look and feel their best.  Please help us congratulate and say "thank you" to these amazing ladies!

I cannot say enough about the treatment providers here at Sona MedSpa. They are the best in the industry and I am so lucky to be able to work alongside them every day. Thank you for all you do and for making Sona who we are today! YOU ROCK!  - Brenda Armstrong, National Clinical Director



Get The Sona Treatments You Want Now With CareCredit

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 4, 2015 8:29:19 AM


If Laser Hair Removal or any other of Sona’s services have been on your wish list and you need flexible payment options, CareCredit is the answer!


What is CareCredit?

CareCredit® is a credit card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. With CareCredit, you can get the treatments and procedures you want - for yourself and your family - right away! CareCredit is the solution to help you move forward with getting laser hair removal or other treatments at Sona sooner rather than later. Now you can get the look you've always wanted.  With convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees, CareCredit is for you!

Like a Credit Card, But Better

CareCredit works just like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. With low monthly payments each time you make a purchase, you can use CareCredit on an ongoing basis at Sona MedSpa and other participating medical providers. CareCredit gives you the power to get the treatments you want now with convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees.


CareCredit is:

  • Convenient - Use it as much or as little as you desire – it’s like having your own dedicated health and wellness line of credit.
  • Helpful - Special financing options* with convenient monthly payments help you fit care into your budget.
  • Flexible - Select doctors or healthcare providers near you. Pay monthly or pay your balance off at any time. 
  • Simple and Straightforward - Pay for treatments or procedures you want, when you want them.


I'm not sure I want another credit card. Why do I want CareCredit?

CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you, your family, and even your pets! Once you are approved, you can use it again and again to help you manage health, wellness and beauty costs not covered by insurance. 

Right now, at Sona MedSpa, get:

Special interest free financing* for 12, 18, 24 months on qualifying purchases of $300 or more made with your CareCredit credit card account.


Special financing* on qualifying purchases made with your CareCredit credit card account:

        Purchases of $1,200 or more are eligible for a 36 month offer

        Purchases of $ 2,000 or more are eligible for a 48 month offer

        Purchases of $3,000 or more are eligible for a 60 month offer

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Ask one of our Sona Consultants for details. 


Interested in getting started? Click below to apply online for a CareCredit card or to schedule a Free Consultation with an expert Sona Consultant.

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