5 Things You Wanted To Know About Botox - But Never Asked

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 21, 2017 3:30:05 PM


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Millions of people have already made Botox Cosmetic a part of their beauty regimen to keep their skin looking fresh and youthful. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet in adults. If you have been thinking about getting rid of those fine lines and wrinkles, here are 5 things you should know about Botox:

Does Botox Hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

 

When Will I See Results?

Botox takes on average 5-10 days to relax and see full results and last anywhere from 3-4 months. Some people tell me they can see a slight difference in a day or two.  Most people will be at nearly full effect in one week. It is at it's peak of effectiveness in two weeks.

 

What Should I NOT Do After Treatments?

  • DO NOT take Ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E for 24 hours after injection
  • DO NOT massage or manipulate the injection sites for 48 hours after injection
  • DO NOT do heavy exercising for 24 hours
  • DO NOT lay down for the next 4 hours

 

Do men receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments?

Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow's feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.

 

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Yes! If you have Brilliant Distinction points you can redeem your points at any Sona MedSpa location for dollars off BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, and SkinMedica Products. Plus, anytime you purchase any participating product or service at Sona, you can earn Brilliant Distinction points. Don't have a Brilliant Distinctions account? Sign up! 

 

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4 Signs You Should Invest in Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 15, 2017 1:49:48 PM

Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa is a safe, comfortable, and affordable alternative solution to other forms of temporary hair removal such as waxing, shaving, or tweezing. For many people, unwanted hair can be such a nuance. Here are four signs you should invest in laser hair removal. 

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1. You spend too much valuable time shaving, waxing, or tweezing

If you have fast-growing thick hair, you may find yourself shaving once, maybe twice a day. It can become time consuming shaving, waxing, and tweezing on a daily basis. This daily chore can keep you from doing what you want to do, like impromptu pool trips or lake days. With laser hair removal, this permanent hair reduction solution does not require the same long-term financial or time investment as buying razors, shaving cream, and wax. At Sona MedSpa, after a series of laser hair removal treatments, you can enjoy smoother skin and spend your valuable time doing things you want to do. 

2. You have sensitive skin

Getting rid of your unwanted hair from shaving, waxing, or tweezing can be painful especially if you have sensitive skin. Many men and women can experience bumps or rashes as a consequence of removing unwanted hair with these temporary hair removal techniques. Laser Hair Removal can help save your skin from irritation allowing you to enjoy soft, comfortable, and healthy looking skin everyday.

3. You are prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs

If you have ever experienced razor burn or ingrown hairs after shaving, waxing or tweezing, you know it is not fun. Razor burn and ingrown hairs can be painful, unsightly, and also change the pigment of your skin and leave scars. If you are ready to be done with all the frustrations of shaving, waxing or tweezing, laser hair removal is your solution. 

4. You are self-conscious about your hair

Unwanted hair can cause major self-image issues. For some women, they have to live with excessive hair growth because of a hormone imbalance from PCOS. There is a solution! Whether you are embarrassed about the hair on your face, arms, fingers, toes, back - pretty much anywhere on your body - the medically trained providers at Sona MedSpa can help you minimize your unwanted hair with Laser Hair Removal. 

If you are ready to experience an easier, cost effective, and more permanent hair reduction solution then Laser Hair Removal is for you! Talk to a Sona Skin Consultant today to learn more about Laser Hair Removal. 

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SkinMedica Facial Cleanser

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Mar 1, 2017 9:08:55 AM


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Start off your daily routine with SkinMedica's Facial Cleanser. This must-have product is the brand's highest customer rated cleanser for all skin types. The foaming gel formula removes environmental pollutants, excess oil and makeup, while leaving the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This is mostly because of an ingredient called Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin b5) that binds moisture to the surface of the skin, encouraging healthy skin. Another important ingredient in the facial cleanser is Camellia oleifera leaf extract that helps to protect the complexion against free radical damage.

 
Key Benefits of the Facial Cleanser
  • Washes away dirt and oil
  • Hydrates and refreshes the skin
  • Soothing and Calming

If you're looking to achieve healthy, youthful looking skin - look no further that SkinMedica's Facial Cleanser. 

 


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5 Facts To Know About Laser Hair Removal - But Never Asked

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jan 23, 2017 4:02:23 PM


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1. Do I have to let my hair grow out before treatment?

No. Unlike waxing, you do not need to grow out your unwanted hair. Shaving is required before your laser hair removal treatment. However, do not wax before any laser hair removal treatment. The objective is for the laser energy to go directly to the root of the hair and shaving allows the laser to locate the pigment of the hair follicle, with the follicle still in place.

 

2. What if I feel modest about the areas I'm treating?

Our medically trained staff are very sensitive to your privacy. A private changing room is in each of our treatment rooms and for your privacy, we provide a robe to wear during treatment. Only the area being treated is exposed. Keep in mind, your laser hair removal is only between you and your provider. 

 

3. What is included in the bikini area?

You can have as much area or as little as you want treated. Only your provider will know your preference. 

 

4. Will anyone notice that I got Laser Hair Removal?

No. But if you have sensitive skin, you may experience some flushing of the skin due to the heat from the laser. If you experience any bumps or flushing of the skin immediately after treatment, our providers will provide cream to calm the irritation. 

 

5. Why isn't the gel heated before being applied to the treated area?

The purpose of the gel used during each laser hair removal treatment is to cool and protect your skin. The gel must be cold to protect your skin from the heat of the laser. Our providers will generously apply the gel throughout your treatment to ensure a safe and effective treatment. 

 

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A Personal Sona Story - I Love My CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy Results!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jan 19, 2017 9:47:53 AM

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Meet Lainie 

Lainie is a 42 year old life-long athlete. She loves fitness, but could tell that no matter how hard she worked out, she had trouble spots. She was not satisfied with how her body looked from just diet and exercise, so she decided to come to Sona MedSpa for CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy.

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"I did CoolSculpting a year ago to help with some trouble spots that I could not seem to lose with diet and exercise. After CoolSculpting I decided to do Venus Legacy to tighten everything up and make everything feel smooth and firm. My body is now perfect the way it should be, the way it was when I was 30."

 

A Sona Client is someone who is interested in making an investment in themselves. They are very conscientious about how they present themselves and how they feel about themselves. With the non-invasive body contouring solutions at Sona MedSpa, we have the ability to help our clients with their problem areas of fat, cellulite, and skin laxity. Even though CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy use distinctly different methods to reduce fat and tighten skin, when utilized together, they provide optimal results for a better looking you.  

 

"I have done CoolSculpting which I am absolutely thrilled with, and I have also done Venus Legacy that I love as well! I absolutely love the Venus Legacy treatment. It's like a warm massage for the whole hour. It's fantastic!"

 

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"Now thanks to Sona I have the body I have always worked so hard for and I feel that I deserve."

Since no two bodies are exactly alike, the experts at Sona will help develop a treatment program that is tailored specifically for you utilizing one or both treatments. Be sure to schedule a Free Consultation and find out how Sona can help you achieve the body you want! 

 

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Use Your Brilliant Distinctions Points at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Jan 9, 2017 11:08:16 AM

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The Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program by Allergan

The Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program® Points Program is the aesthetics reward program that allows you to earn points and save on future treatments of BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, and SkinMedica® Products. 

 

How Brilliant Distinctions Works:

  • Sign Up for Brilliant Distinctions to start earning and saving on your favorite aesthetic products!
  • Visit Sona MedSpa and purchase a select Allergan treatment or product. At Sona MedSpa, you can earn Brilliant Distinction Points by purchasing products BOTOX® CosmeticJuvederm XCJuvederm Voluma XC, and SkinMedica Products
  • Save by turning your points in to save on future treatments, plus shop at the Brilliant Distinctions Mall where you'll earn points on every transaction. From apparel to electronics to home decor, you'll find it all at this collection of popular online retailers. 

 

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BOTOX® Cosmetic Cosmetic - 200 points per treatment

Juvederm XC - 200 points per syringe

Juvederm Voluma XC - 200 points per syringe

SkinMedica Peels

  • Rejuvenize Peel - 100 points
  • Vitalize Peel - 50 Points
  • Illuminize Peel - 25 points

SkinMedica Products

  • Lytera Skin Brightening Complex - 50 points
  • TNS Essential Serum - 100 points
  • TNS Recovery Complex - 50 points
  • TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream - 25 points
  • TNS Eye Repair - 25 points
  • TNS Illuminating Eye Cream - 25 points
  • Retinol Complex 1.0 - 25 points
  • GlyPro Renewal Cream- 25 points
  • GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion - 25 points
  • Ultra Sheer Moisturizer - 25 points
  • Redness Relief CalmPlex - 25 points
  • Rejuvenative Toner - 15 points
  • Facial Cleanser - 15 points
  • SkinMedica Essential Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen - 15 points

Check out the Complete BD Points Earning Guide Here

 

And, when you're a member of Brilliant Distinctions®, you'll also be the first to know about double points offers and other special promotions to help you earn and save more!

 

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Get A Head Start On Your New Year's Resolutions With Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Dec 26, 2016 1:02:11 PM

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Tired of Shaving Every Day?

Is time at a premium for you in your beauty routine? The whole process of "getting ready" in addition to life's daily tasks can be overwhelming. For many women daily shaving is a time-consuming necessary evil. Wouldn't it be nice to save time, save money, and end the daily chore of shaving? Here are a few reasons to invest in laser hair removal. 

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Laser Hair Removal is a safe and proven treatment to permanently reduce unwanted hair for nearly every part of the body. This non-invasive, low maintenance solution allows you to say goodbye to those expensive razors, cuts and ingrown hairs, and dry legs. Once you begin your laser hair removal treatments, you will notice the growth in the hair treated will drastically reduce and the daily chore of shaving will be gone! One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that this treatment can be performed conveniently during your lunch break or right after work before you go home. With no downtime, you can return to your daily schedule immediately after treatments. Depending on the area being treated, treatment times can range from 15  minutes to an hour. Plus, to make laser hair removal more accessible for our clients, at Sona MedSpa, we provide evening hours and we are open on Saturdays! 

 

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Over time, laser hair removal can save you money. You can eliminate the monthly expense of razors, creams, waxing, and other over-the-counter regimens. At Sona MedSpa, our pricing for laser hair removal is extremely competitive with other providers.  Most clients view Laser Hair Removal as a true investment in themselves. This is why at Sona we work hard to work within your budget and craft a solution that works for you. We offer numerous financing options with low monthly payments and extra incentives for paying in full. Check out our financing options here. 

 

3. Smoother Skin

For both men and women, it’s no secret that hairless skin can be desirable and aesthetically pleasing. No matter the season, summer or winter, with Laser Hair Removal you won’t have to stress about shaving for occasions. Since your hair follicles are constantly growing hair, shaving gives you smooth skin for a few hours or a day—tops!  With laser hair removal, the advanced technology permanently stops hair growth- allowing you to enjoy silky, smooth skin through all seasons!

 

Why Sona MedSpa for Laser Hair Removal?

When choosing a provider for Laser Hair Removal, as with any medical aesthetic treatment, you want the best results from a company you can trust. For nearly two decades, thousands of men and woman have trusted Sona MedSpa for a wide variety of treatments to help them look and feel their best. As the leader in the aesthetics industry, here at Sona MedSpa, we want our clients to feel confident that they will achieve the best results possible. Therefore, we offer The Sona Promise for all Sona MedSpa clients who purchase Laser Hair Removal. This assures our clients lifetime insurance on their investment and why thousands have trusted Sona MedSpa for Laser Hair Removal.

 

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5 Things You Wanted to Know About Venus Legacy - But Never Asked

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Dec 2, 2016 7:40:45 AM

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1. How is Venus Legacy different from other body contouring technologies?

Venus Legacy is the most advanced Body Contouring technology ever offered at Sona MedSpa. This revolutionary skin tightening and cellulite reduction technology delivers safe, pain free treatments with superior results. Venus Legacy™ utilizes 4D™ technology, combining Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF), Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) and VariPulse™ technology (VP), with RealTime Thermal Feedback. 

 

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 2. What is VariPulse™ Technology?

What really sets Venus Legacy apart is the advanced VariPulse™ technology. Venus Legacy's applicators combines (MP)² technology with VariPulse suction creating a deep matrix of heat, targeting multiple tissue depths for body contouring and the temporary reduction of cellulite. The adjustable pulsed suction feature gently pulls the skin upward. This allows for the radio frequency energy to travel even deeper into the skin. In addition to triggering cellulite reduction and skin tightening, it also stimulates healthy circulation. This technology also helps speed up the body’s natural removal of effected cells caused by the treatment. 

 

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 3. What does the treatment feel like?

Many of our clients describe the non-invasive Venus Legacy treatment as feeling like a warm massage. With the soothing combination of heat and massage, this treatment is comfortable and pain-free to deliver the best client experience. 

"I absolutely love the Venus Legacy treatment. It's like a massage for the whole hour!" - Laine V., Client at Sona MedSpa of North Raleigh

 

4. How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments are based on the area being treated. If treating the face or neck, 6 treatments are recommended and any other body area recieves 8 treatments. Treatments are done once a week.  Check out Vicky's Venus Legacy transformation!

  

5. What areas can I treat?

Venus Legacy provides four different hand pieces depending on the area being treated. Venus Legacy can reduce cellulite and tighten skin for areas like the face, neck, front and back of thigh, upper arms, abdomen, and buttock and banana roll. 

 

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How CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy Work Together

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Nov 17, 2016 3:06:12 PM

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Body Contouring is a very exciting category for Sona MedSpa right now. With its non-invasive nature, the ability to help people with problem areas of fat, cellulite, and skin laxity, it's really exciting for us to offer our clients both CoolSculpting for fat reduction and Venus Legacy for skin tightening. Even though these services target two different concerns, when utilized together, they provide optimal results for a better looking you.  

 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting's unique technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin.  Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. With over 2 million treatments performed worldwide, it is safe and effective for removing fat on the abdomen, love handles, flanks, thighs (inner and outer) and now even a double chin.  Once the fat is gone, it's gone for good!   

 

What is Venus Legacy?

Venus Legacy™ uses heat to naturally boost collagen production and break down fat cells, which tightens sagging skin, smoothes out cellulite, and makes the body look slimmer and more toned. Venus Legacy™ will also help to reduce fine and lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.

 

What are the Benefits for Utilizing both CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy?

Both treatment types are non-surgical, non-invasive, and require little to no downtime. Even though CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy use distinctly different methods to reduce fat and tighten skin, they both provide optimal results for a reshaped and tightened body.

Don't take our word for it, here is Lanie's experience with both CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy.

 

sona-medspa-0327.jpg"As a lifelong athlete, I have a love for fitness, but no matter how hard I worked out I still had trouble spots.   I have done CoolSculpting which I am absolutely thrilled with and I have also done the Venus Legacy and I love that as well. CoolSculpting is helping with the trouble spots that I could not seem to loose and then the Venus Legacy comes in right behind it and tightens everything up. Venus Legacy makes everything feel smooth and firm and perfect, the way it should be, the way it was when I was 30. Now thanks to Sona I have the body I have always worked hard for and that I deserve." - LAINE V., Age 42

 
Since no two bodies are exactly alike, the experts at Sona will help develop a treatment program that is tailored specifically for you utilizing one or both treatments. Be sure to schedule a Free Consultation and find out how Sona can help you achieve the body you want! 

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A Personal Sona Story: I Love My Venus Legacy Results!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Nov 3, 2016 4:24:32 PM



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Meet Vicky 

Vicky is a 65 year old woman, who enjoys putting her best face forward. When she was experiencing some unwanted fine lines and sagging skin on her face, she reached out to Sona MedSpa who had the solution. 

"What is important to me is that I look good. I don't necessarily have to look young, but I do have to look good. My boyfriend knows what I am getting done. He is 12 years younger than me, so it's even more important that I look good and I think he appreciates that I take care of myself."

 

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Sona MedSpa uses Venus Legacy for two specific body contouring purposes - tightening loose and sagging skin (common in the aging process, after weight loss or childbirth) and for reducing cellulite (caused by underlying fat deposits that give the skin a dimpled or lumpy appearance).  Venus Legacy is cutting-edge technology that utilizes multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields which causes a thermal reaction in the tissue that stimulates the body's natural healing response.  This results in a reduction of cellulite and noticeable tightening of the skin. The treated area can immediately look smoother and firmer. Most areas of the body can be treated, including the face and neck.

 

"I chose to come to Sona MedSpa because they treat you like family. And the results with Venus Legacy are immediate! You can tell when you walk out of Sona." 

 

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Check out Vicky's amazing results!

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Now is time to look and feel your best!  Contact us to speak with a knowledgeable Sona Skin Consultant Today.

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