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 5:01:31 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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Ask An Expert: Skin Resurfacing with Pixel Laser

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Sep 10, 2015 3:31:36 PM

Have you personally received Pixel Laser treatments for skin resurfacing? If so, how do you like your results?

Yes. I absolutely love my results! Having worked at Sona MedSpa for over 6 years, I have had the pleasure of experiencing all of our treatment modalities. Pixel is definitely one of my favorites. I usually try to have a treatment done once or twice a year to maintain my results and hold off any signs of aging. 


Who is a good candidate for Pixel laser resurfacing?

Anyone concerned with their skin’s overall texture and appearance would be a good candidate for Pixel. However, due to an increased risk of worsening hyperpigmentation or developing PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) clients with a darker skin type (Fitz 5 or 6) would not be a good candidate for Pixel.

Pixel improves fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, melasma, uneven pigmentation, rough textured skin and will minimize the appearance of pore size.


What areas of the body does Pixel treat?

Virtually every area! While it is most frequently used on the face and neck, it can also be used on the décolleté/chest, shoulders, back, hands, abdomen or any other body part that one wishes to improve texture.


How does Pixel Laser Treatment work?

Pixel is a FDA-approved, erbium:YAG fractionalized resurfacing laser. The laser beam is broken up or fractionated by a patented micro optic lens into small micro beams. These separated infrared light beams allow only a portion of the skin to be damaged. The micro-injuries cause a significant thermal impact to the surrounding tissue which promotes new, healthy skin cells and collagen production. The surrounding skin, which is left intact, allows for more rapid healing and less risk of complications. Due to the rapid healing, treatments can be scheduled once per month. Treatments typically take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Because the target or chromophore of this laser is water, it is very important to be hydrated before and after this treatment. Sona’s highly-trained medical technicians can individualize Pixel treatments allowing them to focus more on areas of concern.


When should you begin to see results?

In the first few days following the treatment, a healing reaction will stimulate the growth of new collagen. The initial redness will diminish significantly as the epidermis (outer layer of skin) flakes away, revealing fresher looking skin. After several weeks, due to collagen regrowth, the skin will appear plumper and smoother. The epidermis will be more youthful in appearance and fine lines and wrinkles will continue to fade. The skin will heal from the “inside out’ revealing improvement in skin texture as well as skin tightening. Best results, however, are noted three to six month after the final treatment.


Why would you recommend Pixel?

Because I know it works! I have been lucky enough to see the benefits Pixel has made with many of my clients. I only recommend services that I consider safe AND effective. Pixel is defiantly high on my list.


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

I began working with a teenage client a few years ago. He suffered from significant acne to his face and body. He also had significant folliculitis due to the amount and coarseness of his hair. We began treating his acne with topical products and chemical peels. He also underwent laser hair treatments to reduce the amount of his unwanted hair. After we cleared the skin on his face, he underwent a series of Pixel treatments to help with the residual scarring. As he began to see the results, he became more motivated to take care of his skin and his body. He started working out, eating right and lost a significant amount of weight. His mom reported he was more social and began performing better in school. He even went to his senior prom! I honestly believe that, if it wasn’t for the combination of treatments that he received at Sona, he would not have made all of these significant life improvements. It was such an amazing and satisfying transformation.


What is your favorite part of your job?

That is a tough question. I honestly love my job. I enjoy working with new clients every day but really love developing a trusting relationship with my existing clients. It is so rewarding to have clients come back time and time again and tell me how much they enjoy and appreciate our treatments and services; a lot of my clients feel like family. I love helping people achieve their desired outcomes by individualizing their treatment packages and services. I am so blessed to work with such an amazing and caring group of people. Everyone at Sona works as a team and I couldn’t be happier being a part of this organization.

Are you ready to welcome back, clearer smoother skin?
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Product of the Month: SkinMedica GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Sep 8, 2015 8:19:35 AM

glyprofirminglotionSkinMedica GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion is a must-try remedy for the ultimate skin firming experience. This daily firming lotion hydrates and exfoliates dull, damaged skin to promote a renewed, radiant texture. As a premium anti-aging lotion, this product features an advanced formulation that includes glycolic acid, olive oil, and caffeine. The glycolic acid in this product gently removes dead cells to reveal fresh, youthful skin underneath while the olive oil promotes firmness and elasticity. And the caffeine in the product boosts blood flow to flush out excess water and toxins, reducing cellulite and dimpling.

If you are looking for a product that deeply moisturizes the skin, lifts and increases firmness of the skin, and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth then the SkinMedica GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion is the product for you!


For a limited time you can save 10% on SkinMedica Daily Firming lotion at any Sona MedSpa Center. But hurry! This offer ends September 30, 2015.




Four Smart Ways to Welcome Back Your Best Skin

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Aug 28, 2015 9:57:00 AM


With the end of summer quickly approaching, you may notice more dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration in your skin from sun exposure this summer. Excessive exposure to the sun can negatively affect the skin in many ways.  Even if you are a diligent sunscreen-wearer, environmental assaults and UV radiation can cause your complexion to become visibly dry and uneven. Now is a great time to be thinking about rejuvenating your skin and here at Sona MedSpa, we have the top 4 things you can do to help improve your sun damaged skin.

1. Diminish Sun Damage with AFT

At Sona MedSpa, we help fight the effects of sun damage by treating it below the surface of the skin. Our highly trained medical experts utilize AFT (Advanced Fluorescence Technology) to diminish the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and other persistent imperfections.

2. Exfoliate with Professional Chemical Peels

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. One of our Skin Consultants 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.

3. Hydrate and Protect

It may seem obvious, but one regimen to reverse sun damage is to limit your time in the sun. Always apply sunscreen and since too much sun can dry out your skin, use a high quality moisturizer daily. At Sona, we recommend SkinMedica's SPF 30+ Sunscreen and Ultra-Sheer Moisturizer. These products will help replenish dry skin and stimulate the production of collagen that gives your skin its smooth texture and appearance.

4. Get healthier skin with Vitamins & Antioxidants

Antioxidant-rich topical creams like SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum and Vitamin C + E Complex can help repair sun damaged skin cells. These antioxidants not only help to prevent skin cancer, but also protect the collagen and elastic tissues in your skin from the free radicals that cause sagging and wrinkles. You can also get natural antioxidants from eating foods such as blueberries, cooked artichokes, and pecans.

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Ask An Expert: CoolSculpting

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Aug 25, 2015 9:10:00 AM


Q: How does CoolSculpting differ from other fat reduction treatments?

CoolSculpting is a FDA cleared treatment that uses a unique technology that freezes away stubborn fat with no surgery and no downtime.  The treated fat cells are destroyed and gone for good.

Q: Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

A good candidate for CoolSculpting is anyone who is at or near their target weight and looking to reduce areas of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise.

Q: How does CoolSculpting work?

An applicator is placed over a particular area and will freeze subcutaneous fat. Treatment takes about an hour depending on area treated. Additional treatments may be needed based on your personal goals.

Q: When should you begin to see results?

After your CoolSculpting treatment, you could begin seeing results in as little as 3-4 weeks with full results in 3-4 months depending on the area(s) treated.  Your body will naturally metabolize all of the destroyed fat cells over time.

Q: Why would you recommend CoolSculpting? 

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure and has no downtime! For about an hour or so, you can relax, take a nap, do some work, or play on your iPad while your fat freezes away. 

Q: Have you received CoolSculpting treatments? If so, how do you like your results?

I love CoolSculpting! I have had my flanks treated. My results are amazing! I feel like I have more of that hour glass figure and love the way my clothes fit. I'm excited to have my outer thighs treated next!

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

One of our clients had tried diet and exercise for years and never could reduce the fat on her abdomen. After she came in to Sona, we personalized a plan for her. After her first treatment on her abdomen, she saw the results of CoolSculpting with reduced fat and her clothes fit better than ever! I could see the confidence and how happy she was about her results.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

I enjoy educating clients on Coolsculpting, and making them feel comfortable during their visit to Sona. The best part is seeing how happy clients are with their results.


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Ask An Expert: Skin Rejuvenation with AFT

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Aug 19, 2015 1:46:37 PM



Q: How does AFT differ from other laser skin rejuvenation technology

AFT (Advanced Fluorescence Technology) is a laser rejuvenation treatment designed to remove damage caused by sun exposure as well as treat conditions that are worsened by sun exposure, such as rosacea. This treatment targets hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin as well as redness and broken capillaries. Because it specifically targets these types of concerns, it is superior to traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and photofacial therapies, which treat broader concerns and are not as target specific.

Q: Who is a good candidate for AFT laser rejuvenation?

An ideal candidate would be someone who has unwanted dark spots, redness, or broken capillaries either caused by sun exposure or due to aging. Individuals with rosacea also benefit from AFT because it can successfully treat the excessive redness and networks of broken capillaries frequently associated with this condition.

Q: How does AFT Laser Treatment work?

AFT uses light energy to target melanin (which contributes to dark pigmentation) as well as red tones. This energy heats these concentrated areas of redness and pigmentation and causes the areas to fragment or break up and later be absorbed or removed by the body. 

Q: When should you begin to see results?

You can begin to see results as early as the first treatment, and will continue to see improvement throughout the treatment process.



Q: Why would you recommend AFT?

I would recommend AFT because I know that this treatment is successful and it is the treatment of choice for clients with pigmentation concerns.

Q: Have you received AFT? If so, how do you like your results? 

Yes, I have received AFT treatments and I love my results! I have had years of sun damage removed and now have a younger, more rejuvenated even skin tone and appearance.

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

One of the most rewarding experiences that I had was with a client doing treatments before her bridal photos and her wedding day. Prior to treatments, she had to use thick layers of make up to cover up the dark pigmentation on her face and neck and she had very little confidence in her appearance because of the amount of makeup she had to use to cover up these dark spots. After she had treatments, she was in tears because of the positive changes in her skin and because she no longer had to use layers of makeup because the dark pigmentation had been removed. She was able to have the skin she desired for her portraits and for the most important day of her life.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

I love being able to restore a client’s confidence! There is nothing more rewarding than being able to improve or restore a client’s self-esteem.


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3 Reasons Why Moms Love CoolSculpting®

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Aug 14, 2015 11:32:57 AM


3 Reasons Why Moms Love CoolSculpting at Sona MedSpa



Losing that baby weight can be frustrating. Even with a proper diet and exercise, that stubborn bulge may not go away. CoolSculpting might be the answer for you. This innovative, non-invasive procedure freezes the fat cells and during the folllowing weeks and months, your body will naturally process and eliminate the treated fat cells. Once they are gone, they are gone for good!


As a Mom, downtime is hard to come by. Since CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, there is no downtime! You can schedule your treatment while your kids are at school and spend your treatment time while catching up on your favorite shows, reading a book, or taking a quick nap. After your treatment, you'll be able to go back to your daily routine and enjoy your time with your kids.


As a busy Mom, it may seem that you always doing something for someone else. Why not do something for yourself and get the body you want without altering your lifestyle?


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