Can I Afford It? Financing Options at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Rene Fielder on Mar 26, 2015 11:11:50 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:
  • Interst 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 speciically 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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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.


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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. 


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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

I Love My Skin Rejuvenation Results! A Personal Sona Story

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Feb 11, 2015 2:35:00 PM

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Let's face it, when we look in the mirror, there is at least one thing we would like to change about ourselves. And it gets frustrating wasting money month after month on products that don't work. Stop fighting the battle of dark blotchy skin from years of sun damage, embarrassing acne scarring, or those irritating fine lines and wrinkles. At Sona MedSpa, many of our clients come in to diminish those skin imperfections and regain youthful looking skin with our non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatmentts such as the Pixel laser. In 2014, 1,095 Sona MedSpa Clients purchased a pixel treatment package averaging 3 treatments per package, and Stephanie was one of them!

Meet Stephanie Bell - Center Manager of Sona MedSpa's Midlothian, VA location.  As Center Manager, Stephanie not only has intimate knowledge of Sona's technology and has seen firsthand results from our clients that Pixel Laser Resurfacing technology really works, but she has gotten Pixel treatments done on her face too. Today, we are sharing Stephanie's experience with Sona's Pixel Laser Resurfacing technology and why she loves her results! 

"I really wanted to get the Pixel Skin Resurfacing treatment done to improve my skin texture. There are some fine lines and wrinkles I want smoothed out and brown freckles and sun damage I want treated on my face." - Stephanie Bell

What is Pixel?

Pixel Laser is a skin resurfacing technology used to smooth skin and repair dullness and damage from acne scarring, general aging, and other causes with minimal physical or social down time. Unlike other skin resurfacing technologies, only a portion of the skin is treated while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Because the surrounding skin is left untouched, this allows the skin to heal much faster and encourages collagen remodeling, skin tightening and improvement in skin texture.

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

 Skin Rejuvenation   

During treatment

The procedure lasts about 45 minutes. We recommend applying numbing cream an hour before your treatment since your face will get hot.



Sona MedSpa Skin Rejuvenation    

Immediately After Treatment

After the treatment, you will be given cool air to blow on your face and the nurse will apply a post-gel. If needed, apply an ice pack throughout the day to decrease discomfort.


Skin Rejuvenation Before and After

Day 2 - 4

Your face will be red and blotchy with some noticeable marks from the laser. Your skin will feel tight and rough 2-4 days after your treatment. Only apply Cetaphil Gentle Face Wash and Lotion during your healing process. You can start wearing mineral makeup only by Day 3.


Skin Rejuvenation Before and After   

5 days after treatment

By Day 4 & 5 your face will begin to peel. Do NOT pick at your face when your skin is peeling.

Final Results from Skin Rejuvenation  

Final Results!

After Day 5 you will notice smoother skin and your imperfections starting to improve.

 "The treatment and process was totally worth it! I am thrilled to be able to erase signs of aging and not feel the need to wear make up on a daily basis!"

Like Stephanie, 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!

Think Pixel Laser Rejuvenation might be right for you?

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The Cost of Laser Hair Removal - Should You Buy a Laser Hair Removal Daily Deal?

Posted by Brett Lutz on Feb 6, 2015 9:07:00 AM


We see them everywhere online - "Daily Deal" websites are very popular among consumers seeking out the best “steals and deals” for their favorite things - including laser hair removal. These companies are known for offering affordable and discounted items, getaways, and so much more. But, are you really getting more bang for your money's worth with these specials? Here are some questions worth pondering over before considering daily deal offers on laser hair removal.


On a typical Daily Deal website there are a variety of laser hair removal deals offered for low prices. These deals are offered on areas ranging from the bikini line, upper lip, legs, and a variety of other areas. These deals do come off as appealing because of the low price but are you really getting what you are paying for? And are you really getting a better deal?

Typically, at least 5-7 treatments spaced six weeks apart are needed for the best laser hair removal results on any area. At Sona MedSpa, we look to provide the best results possible, and sell our laser hair removal in packages of 5 treatments from the start. All of our laser hair removal packages also include the Lifetime “Sona Promise” which provides up to 2 complimentary treatments if needed. After that, you are also locked in for 75% off pricing for individual treatments for life. This means that with each and every Sona laser hair removal package, you are given a total of 7 treatments and will receive 75% off pricing after that for a LIFETIME.

An actual example of one of the deal-of-the-day offers recently for laser hair removal was $149 for 3 laser hair removal treatments (valued at $600 and offered at a discount of 75% off). While initially this does sound like a great deal, keep in mind that most people will need a total of at least 5-7 treatments to get the best results. In this case, with each treatment costing $200 regularly, it will actually cost you $949 to get the same number of treatments offered in one of Sona’s laser hair removal packages. After that, you will also be on the hook for paying full price ($200/each) for any additional touch-ups instead of the 75% off lifetime pricing we extend to our clients .


As with any investement, it is important for consumers to do their research and make sure they are really getting real value and real results that laser hair removal can offer. The lifetime “Sona Promise” ensures that you are getting the most effective treatments for your money, as well as providing insurance for your investment. Sona would like you to enjoy the lasting results from your laser hair removal experience from beginning to end, which is why we are the only laser hair removal company to offer the “Sona Promise.”

Interested in learning more?  Contact the laser hair removal experts at Sona MedSpa for a Free Phone Consultation.

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How Does it Work? The Laser Hair Removal Process at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Feb 4, 2015 10:43:00 AM


Click here to learn more about Laser Hair Removal 

Schedule your FREE Consultation today and get Sona Smooth!

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Ask The Expert: 7 Questions with Ashley Wilson, Physician Assistant

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jan 21, 2015 3:51:00 PM

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When it comes to medical aesthetic treatments like Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, and Body Contouring, you need confidence that the company you choose is truly an expert in the field.  We recently spoke with Ashley Wilson, Licensed Physician Assistant and Sona's 2013 Provider of the Year, to get an expert point of view on Sona's services, technology, and training.

"My favorite part of my job at Sona MedSpa is when a client tells me they love their results and wish they had come to us sooner. It feels great to provide treatments and services that improve someone's confidence and really makes a difference in their life." - Ashley Wilson

Meet Ashley from Sona's Ballantyne Center in Charlotte, NC. She has been a Physician Assistant (PA) for 11 years and before joining the Sona team in 2011, worked in multiple medical specialties including surgery, family medicine, urgent care and pain management. She is board certified by the NCCPA (National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants) and continues ongoing medical education in dermatology, aesthetics and other areas of medicine.

We asked Ashley to answer some of the most asked questions about Sona:

What would you say is Sona’s most popular treatment?

Definitely laser hair removal. We see clients of all ages, both male and female. I think most everyone has some area of hair they would like to get rid of. I have had the treatments done and love the results!

What is the biggest misconception you've encountered about the services that Sona offers?

Many people think that we only offer laser hair removal services and are surprised to find out about all of our other treatments when they first come in for a consultation. Also, most people believe that laser hair removal means 100% removal of every hair forever. We educate our client's that our lasers are FDA approved for permanent reduction of hair. If more treatments are needed, we offer a wonderful Sona lifetime promise for clients to continue to have touch up treatments. Another misconception involves injectable treatments. A lot of women are interested in injectables (Botox & dermal fillers) but express concerns of looking like the Housewives of Orange County. I explain to clients that our goal is not to make anyone look like they have had something "done", but rather look refreshed. We are aiming to enhance your natural features, not make you look like someone else.

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

Our clients are usually concerned about discomfort and what to expect after the treatments. Before any package is purchased, we evaluate our client's medical history and skin to make sure they are an ideal candidate for the treatment they want.  Our consultants and providers both explain what to expect before any treatment is started and if needed, a numbing cream can be provided for certain treatments. Throughout the treatment, we talk to our clients during each step and make sure they are doing okay. We always review what they can expect afterwards and how to care for the treated areas.

What is an average day like for you at Sona?

Each day is different. Most days I see a lot of new clients to review their medical history and start their first treatments. I also see existing clients for follow up treatments. I do many injectable treatments including Botox and fillers. And, I evaluate potential clients to make sure they are a good candidate for the treatments they are interested in.

What was one of the most rewarding client transformations you've seen?

I had a client that came in for acne scarring on her face. She purchased a package of Pixel laser resurfacing treatments and was thrilled with the results after completing the package. She saw improvement in her skin's texture and the scarring was much less noticable, she said she felt more confident about her appearance and was able to leave the house without makeup for the first time in years!

What makes Sona MedSpa different from other med spas?

Sona offers a wide range of aesthetic treatments and has something for everyone. We provide treatments in a safe and effective way. We also really get to know our clients and look forward to seeing them come back!

Why should someone come in for a free consultation at Sona MedSpa?

Why not? It is a totally free consultation. The consultants are fantastic and really want to help you find a treatment that is right for you. The consultations also give you the opportunity to see our facility and meet our wonderful staff.

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