New! CoolSculpting® Can Now Treat a Double Chin

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Nov 18, 2015 9:01:00 AM

CoolSculpting for Double Chin

Sona MedSpa is pleased to now offer CoolSculpting's new CoolMini™ applicator! The #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment can now reduce fat under the chin and contour the neck.
  • Results can be seen in just 1-2 visits
  • Requires no needles, no surgery, and no downtime

The CoolMini™ from CoolSculpting is a great way to lose a double chin and love what you see in the mirror!

Undeniable Results

How to lose a double chin
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3 Treatments for a More Beautiful Holiday Season

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Nov 12, 2015 10:06:00 AM

It's our favorite time of year... Holiday Season! But this is also the time of year we want to look our very best because we will spend time with friends and families that we might not see everyday. And at Sona MedSpa we have the solution for you! If you want smooth glowing skin, or a more flattering figure in that cocktail dress, talk to one of our Skin Consultants today to get you ready for the holidays!


Botox® & Juvederm®

For a quick simple fix, Botox and fillers are a great way to help you take years off your face. These are popular treatments during the holidays because they can reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow's feet, smile lines, smoker's lines and more. In addition to the significant natural looking results, treatments are quick and there is no physical downtime!


Chemical Peels

For a refreshed look, exfoliating the skin with a chemical peel is the perfect solution. Here at Sona, we are proud to offer SkinMedica medical-grade chemical peels. SkinMedica peels exfoliate dead skin cells and helps reveal fresh, new skin. Three levels of peels are available to suit different skin types. Our expert Skin Consultants and treatment providers will determine which product best meets your needs, and will provide a personalized assessment and recommendation. With a regular SkinMedica peel regimen, you'll notice improved appearance in days and continual improvement for a long time to come.



Do you have some fat that just won't go away with diet and exercise? CoolSculpting at Sona MedSpa allows you to say goodbye for good to that stubborn fat by freezing it away! How does it work? With no needles, no surgery, and no downtime, CoolSculpting applies targeted cooling to fat cells and overtime your body naturally flush out those fat cells, leaving a more sculpted you. Some clients begin noticing results in as little as three weeks, and more significant results can be seen 3-4 months after treatment. And, ask about our newest treatment area - double chin - to really put your best face forward for the holidays!

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Ask The Expert: Get Rid of Spider Veins

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Nov 5, 2015 10:42:47 AM

Spider Vein Treatment 

Spider Vein Treatment

How do you treat Spider Veins at Sona MedSpa?

At Sona MedSpa, we use the YAG laser for vein treatments.  It is a precise, easily directed laser that is excellent for targeting those small spider veins. The laser targets each vein with an intense light applied in a series of gentle pulses. Without damaging the outer layer of skin, the light penetrates through the skin and breaks up the vein, which is then absorbed by the body as part of the natural healing process.

Spider Vein Treatment 

Who is a good candidate to treat Spider Veins?

A good candidate would be the one that talks about those ugly veins on his/her legs.  They would probably even mention not wearing shorts or a bathing suit because of their self-consciousness.


On What areas of the body can you treat Spider Veins?

We can treat spider veins on the legs and broken capillaries on the face.


When should one expect to see results?

Some results are instant.  When the vein is “zapped” it just disappears.  Some veins may require additional treatments. 


Have you ever had this procedure done on yourself? If so, how do you like your results?

Yes, I have had vein treatments on my legs.  My results were awesome.  I had a silver dollar size dark purple spider on the inside of my knee and after 3 treatments it is almost completely gone.


Why would you recommend this procedure for Spider Veins?

I would recommend this treatment to client that have clearly visible spiders.  Spider veins aren’t pretty and can be embarrassing to anyone.  We all feel better when we feel we look our best.


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

I treated a client that had been hit with a shot put at a track meet.  There was a softball size cluster of red and purple veins.  It took a while but the veins responded treatment and she was left with only a few veins visible.  She was so excited to wear shorts and skirts again.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is when a client bounces into the office and hugs me and tells me how pleased he or she is with their treatment results.


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Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss | CoolSculpting®

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 29, 2015 10:40:00 AM

What's the Difference Between Getting Rid of Fat and Losing Weight?

Many Sona MedSpa clients interested in the CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment have the very common misconception that weight loss and fat reduction are the same thing. They are not. While as we all know maintaing a healthy weight is an important part of physical health, it does not always equate to the look you want. That means you could spend months dieting, working out, and staying fit, and still not get rid of those love handles or problem areas around your stomach that you just can't stand. CoolSculpting is designed specifically to help you target stubborn fat in those areas.

When we lose weight, our fat cells become smaller, but the number of fat cells remains the same. When we gain weight, those fat cells become larger again.

The CoolSculpting procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Obviously, fat cells that are no longer there can't get bigger. And unlike weight loss surgery or other non-surgical weight loss procedures, results from the CoolSculpting procedure are lasting because once the fat cells are eliminated, they're gone for good. 

After the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated areas actually have fewer fat cells. And unlike what happens when you lose weight, there's no change in fat cell distribution in untreated areas.



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Ask An Expert at Sona: Get Rid of Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 22, 2015 8:52:49 AM

Have you ever received Laser Hair Removal? If so, how do you like your results?

Yes and I've had excellent results! I love not having to shave everyday!


Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidate for laser hair removal are those who have dark hair and skin types I-V on the Fitzpatrick scale.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

At Sona MedSpa we use the Sporano XL Diode Laser - the gold standard for hair removal technology. The light of the laser beam is transformed into heat when it comes in contact with the hair. Then the laser seeks out the melanin found in the fair follicle. This heat works from the inside out, damaging the follicle and surrounding cells and inhibiting further growth.


When should you begin to see results?

After each treatment you will begin seeing your hair grow back lighter and finer. You will see a signifcant improvement in the reduction of your hair growth usually after your third treatment through the completion of your treatment package.


Why would you recommend Laser Hair Removal?

I recommend Laser Hair Removal because it is convenient and your skin will look and feel smoother. It saves both time and money from having to shave daily and purchasing expensive razors. Laser hair removal also helps with ingrown hairs and razor burn. It gives you more confidence in yourself when you don’t have to worry about unsightly hairs.


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

I had a female client that had an abundance of facial and chest hair. She was teased by her family that she was more like a man. When she completed her package, she was happy with her results and her family could not believe her transformation.


What is your favorite part of your job?

I love working at Sona MedSpa becasue I get to see on a daily basis the transformations our services provide. At the end of the day, our clients feel good about themselves and I love forming lasting relationships with each and every one of them.


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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 15, 2015 1:59:00 PM

CoolSculpting vs Liposuction

CoolSculpting and Liposuction are both proven treatments to But which treatment is right for you?



CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat-freezing procedure that provides a more comfortable, non-invasive alternative to contouring the body. Liposuction (also known as Lipoplasty) is the surgical removal of excess fat. During a CoolSculpting procedure, a device is positioned on the area being treated and controlled cooling is applied. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead fat cells. Liposuction requires a patient to be under anesthesia and a thin, straw-like instrument called a cannula is inserted through incisions to loosen excess fat. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe.



Depending on the area being treated, a CoolSculpting procedure takes about 45 - 90 minutes to complete. During this time you can read, work on your laptop or tablet, talk on the phone, or even take a nap. You can take advantage of a CoolScuplting procedure by having "you time." Most would agree that Liposuction is not as relaxing. With Liposuction (like most surgical procedures) anesthesia is used and after your 45 - 90 minute liposuction procedure, at least an additional 30 minutes is required of post-anesthesia observation. This means unlike a CoolSculpting procedure that can have you in and out in about an hour, Liposuction requires at least 2 hours at the medical facility. 



After a CoolScuplting procedure, you may experience a little numbness in the treated area, but there is no downtime. This procedure allows you to return to your normal activities right after the procedure and can resume workouts in a day or two. Due to Liposuction being a surgical procedure, downtime is required and normal activities can be resumed within a few weeks after the procedure. Depending on the area being treated, pain will occur 2-4 days after surgery and a compression garment must be worn for a few weeks after Liposuction to allow the skin to tighten as the treated area heals.  



In the weeks and months following a CoolSculpting procedure, the body naturally processes the treated fat, gradually tightens the skin, and eliminates the dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good and more noticeable results of fat reduction can be seen around 2-4 months after the procedure, depending on the area treated. Unlike CoolSculpting, Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat immediately leaving the skin loose, which does not allow the body to naturally tighten like CoolSculpting. Even though CoolSculpting and Liposuction both result in eliminating fat and contouring the body to a more attractive state, both results must be maintained. As long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, the results will stay.

As the leader in the aesthetics industry, Sona MedSpa is committed to ensuring our clients the best possible results. We want our clients to feel confident that they will see results, which is why we offer the Sona CoolSculpting Promise.  To find out more about our CoolSculpting Promise, contact a Sona expert today to schedule a free consultation. 



Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction are not "one size fits all" treatments.  This means treatment plans are truly unique to the individual and their goals. Because everyone does not have the same body type or the same goals, pricing can and will vary from client to client and an in-person consultation is required. The CoolSculpting procedure is very affordable compared to more invasive procedures like liposuction. At Sona MedSpa, we offer a number of financing options that provide low monthly payment plans to fit your budget.


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5 Frequently Asked Questions - Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 5, 2015 1:56:51 PM



Laser Hair Removal is a safe and highly effective treatment for nearly every part of the face or body for both men and women. Sona’s state-of-the-art Laser Hair Removal technology is FDA approved and only performed by our medically trained staff which ensures maximum efficacy and safety, as well as beautiful, long-lasting results.




Laser Hair Removal treatments are relatively quick. Depending on the area being treated, treatments can last 10 to 45 minutes. Several treatments are needed (usually 5+) to remove hair from desired areas. Treatments are performed every 6 - 10 weeks.




Most people are good candidates for laser hair removal. To find out if you are, contact a Sona expert for a fast, free consultation over the phone. Laser Hair Removal can remove hair virtually anywhere, from small areas like the upper lip and chin, to larger areas like back, chest, and legs. If you're looking to end the daily chore of shaving, Laser Hair Removal is your solution! 




Many clients feel little to no discomfort. It can vary by personal tolerance and by number of treatments. After multiple treatments, discomfort levels can decrease. A Laser Hair Removal treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. For those with lower pain tolerance, we offer numbing cream that can be applied before treatments.




Laser Hair Removal is approved by FDA for “permanent hair reduction" because, due to hormonal changes in our bodies (pregnancy, for example), new hair growth may occur. That's why at Sona we offer the Sona Promise. The Sona Promise is a promise you won't find anywhere else, that provides lifetime insurance on your Laser Hair Removal investment.




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Product of the Month: SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 1, 2015 4:22:44 PM

Sona MedSpa's October 2015 Product of the Month: SkinMedica's Ultra Sheer Moisturizer

Stay hydrated and look your best with SkinMedica's Ultra Sheer Moisturizer. This light-weight, oil-free and fragrance-free formula hydrates normal to oily skin and includes antioxidant vitamins C and E. Use SkinMedica's Ultra Sheer Moisturizer daily to restore moisture balance and help protect the skin against free radical damage for a healthy-looking complexion. 

Right now, get 10% off SkinMedica's Ultra Sheer Moisturizer at any Sona MedSpa location through October 31, 2015!


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


How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?

Posted by Brett Lutz on Sep 24, 2015 5:01:00 PM



CoolSculpting fat reduction is a very popular treatment offered at Sona.  Often when speaking with clients who are interested in the treatment, one of the first questions asked is how much does it cost?

The answer is not as simple as it may seem on the surface.  A few of the reasons for that are:

  • CoolSculpting is not a "one size fits all" treatment- the treatment plan is truly unique to the individual and their goals.
  • During the consultation our CoolSculpting experts will recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically to your body, your goals and your budget. A CoolSculpting consultation is completely free and only takes about 30 minutes.
  • The pricing is based on the number of areas being treated and the specific applicators being used in the treatment plan. It can range between treating just 2 areas (love handles) to treating 10+ areas.
  • The CoolSculpting procedure is very affordable compared to more invasive procedures like liposuction and Sona offers a number of financing options to provide you with a monthly payment that fits your budget. 

Frequently Asked Questions

•   How does your pricing compare to other CoolSculpting providers?

Sona's pricing for CoolSculpting is extremely competitive with other providers.  Most clients view CoolSculpting as true investment in themselves.  In fact, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, many take even better care of themselves.  

•   Why do I have to have an in-person consultation just to get pricing information?

Because everyone does not have the same body type or the same goals, pricing can and will vary from client to client.  In fact, buyer beware if a provider offers you detailed pricing over the phone or by e-mail.

•   Why should I choose Sona for CoolSculpting?

Unlike some providers, all Sona providers are trained and certified by Zeltiq- the maker of CoolSculpting.  Sona's philosophy is one of "treatment to transformation"- addressing all potential treatment areas to create true "wow" results for our clients.

•   Do you have a guarantee that I will get results?

As the leader in the aesthetics industry, Sona is committed to ensuring our clients the best possible results. We want our clients to feel confident that they will see results, which is why we offer the Sona CoolSculpting Promise for all Sona MedSpa clients who purchase CoolSculpting.  In order to offer the best protection in the industry, we provide a significant discount on additional cycles on the same treatment area. Ask your consultant for more details. 

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Ask An Expert: Refresh Your Skin with Chemical Peels

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Sep 21, 2015 9:30:51 AM

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a series of solutions that causes exfoliation of the skin with minimal downtime.


How does it work?

Chemical peeling works by a licensed medical professional (a physician or aesthetician) placing a combination of solutions on the skin that  aims to accelerate skin exfoliation and peel off the dead, dull skin and revealing new, fresh, smooth skin.


When should you begin to see results?

Minimal results can be seen after just one peel with the best results seen after a series of peels.


Have you ever recieved a Chemical Peel? If so, how did you like your results?

Yes, I loved my results from the chemical peels! It really helped even out my skin tone.


Who is a good candidate for Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels are prefect for individuals looking to even out the skin tone from sun damage and acne marks, as well as using the treatments as a preventative treatment to slow the aging process. 


Why would you recommend Chemical Peels?

I would recommend to clients who are unable to have the down time that laser treatments require and to help rejuvenate dull aging skin.


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

I had a client that came in with really bad acne. We treated it with a series of chemical peels and afterwards, her skin became clearer and smoother. She radiates with confidence now!


What is your favorite part of your job?

I love my job because I get to meet and build relationships with new and exisitng clients daily. I love being able to see the transformations from beginning to end that our products can create. Our services at Sona MedSpa truly help our clients live a better life with more confidence and beauty. 

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