It’s that bittersweet time of the year when we leave the summer behind, and prepare for the routine of kids heading back to school. The days of lounging around the pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and watching the sunset with a glass of lemonade in hand are over, yet you will take with you memories, and maybe even a couple of evident reminders of your long days in the sun. Sun exposure can have serious effects on the skin and can have long lasting effects on your body’s health. Studies show that the number one factor in the visible aging of many people is sun damage. A week in the sun can add years to the appearance of the skin.
Continual exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays begins the process of breaking down the skin’s elastin, which causes sagging, stretching and ultimately the premature process of aging. Sun damage comes in many different forms such as
- Brown patches and brown spots
- Uneven skin tone
You don’t have to deal with the appearance and effects of sun damage forever. If you are tired of covering up your freckles, brown spots and uneven pigmentation then there is a solution. You can save money on cover-up cosmetics, scarring creams, etc. and begin to look and feel younger and confident in your own skin. Sona offers 2 different options to treat sun damage. AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) and Pixel are the two treatments which are able to diminish the appearance of sun damage and help you to achieve younger, brighter looking skin.
Our AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) is used to pinpoint freckles and brown spots. The number of treatments required for each individual depends on the amount of sun damage, and the area being treated. Clients can expect to see majority of the spots and freckles begin to fade at the end of the series of treatments. There is no down-time, and clients can expect to see their desired results once the treatment package is complete.
Sona’s Pixel treatments mainly focus on diminishing the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles due to heavy sun exposure. Pixel treatments also have the ability to smooth out rough patches as well as (leathery) skin texture. A portion of the skin is treated while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Because the surrounding skin is left untouched, down time is minimal and most clients will begin to see results towards the end of completing all treatments. The amount of treatments varies from client to client depending on the total amount of damage and the area you would like to have treated.
It is important that you help protect your investment. Sona offers medical grade skin care products to compliment your laser skin treatments and to protect your skin.You can speak with your skin care consultant in order to find out which products are right for you. The maintenance of your results is just as important as the treatment itself.
You can be 40 going on 30 today! Begin your journey to radiant, beautiful looking skin. Your new you starts NOW!
Acne can be both inwardly and outwardly scarring, causing low self-esteem and leaving lasting visible reminders on your face. If you have ever asked “What can I do about these scars?” or “Can I ever get rid of them?” Sona has the answers for you!
There are many different options to consider when it comes to treating acne scarring and the consequences of acne breakouts. Some people consider seeing a dermatologist in order to get their acne under control or to reduce the appearance of scarring. Often times, the dermatologist may recommend that you seek out specialized treatments designed to get rid of acne scarring and significantly improve the skin’s overall appearance.
Sona MedSpa offers a variety of laser skin treatments that are able to pinpoint and treat various skin issues including acne scarring. Acne scarring is one of the most common issues that our clients deal with, and it is the goal of Sona to ensure safe and effective treatments, which can greatly reduce the appearance of these scars. Pixel laser skin resurfacing is able to treat:
- Acne Scarring
- Sun/environmental damage
- Fine lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Pore size
The Pixel laser is the most advanced and FDA approved laser technology on the market. Our laser skin resurfacing treatments give you younger and brighter looking skin, while also renewing the skin’s overall texture and pigmentation. Sona’s advanced laser technology has the ability to stimulate the body’s collagen production while also developing new, healthy skin cells. During the process of treatment, a portion of skin is treated while the surrounding skin is left untouched, which makes for minimal downtime. Minimal downtime is one of the many advantages of Sona’s laser skin resurfacing treatments. Clients are able to come in for treatments, and get right back to their scheduled plans.
There are multiple factors that must be taken into consideration prior to treatment. The amount of skin damage and the area/areas being treated are factors in determining which treatment would be the best for you. Typically, the average client does approximately 3 treatments, however, every individual is different. Treatments are usually administered once per month and the number of treatments needed will be determined by your skin care consultant. You can expect to see improvement for 3-6 months after your last treatment as your skin continues to produce new collagen.
Sona’s specialized skin care consultants are able to recommend which particular treatment will be best for you in order to achieve your desired results. Don’t waste any more time pondering solutions to your acne and skin care issues. Leave your past behind, start your fresh beginning with smooth, beautiful skin and don’t look back!
Deal or No Deal?
Recently, many deal-of-the-day websites have become increasingly popular among Americans who are seeking out the greatest “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 moneys worth with these specials? Here are some questions worth pondering over before considering deal-of-the-day offers on laser hair removal.
- Will my deal include the necessary amount of treatments needed for the best results?
- How much is the normal price for one of the treatments for the area I am interested in?
- What will it end up costing me to get the number of treatments necessary for the best results?
On a typical deal-of-the-day 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
It is important for everyone to do their research and make sure they are really getting the best value for the actual lasting 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.”
For more information on the Lifetime “Sona Promise” as well as information on current specials and promotions, call 866-GET-SONA.
Today's society puts heavy emphasis on self-image. Naturally, we all want to look and feel good about ourselves. When we look and feel good about ourselves, we exude confidence and confidence is beautiful. Each one of us is guilty of feeling self-conscious about certain areas of our bodies. Afterall, we are our own worst critics, and it is human nature to focus on the things we wish we could get rid of rather than looking at the beautiful big picture. We want to be able to look into the mirror and embrace the skin we are in without pinpointing areas that, nine times out of ten seem more noticeable to ourselves than they do to other people.
For all the moms, your main concern may be loose skin as a result of pregnancy. For others, you may want to tighten areas that have gotten loose due to weight loss, aging, or that you may simply feel uncomfortable with. Whatever the problem may be, we want to fix it and fix it quick with minimal down time and great results. Sona offers the perfect solution. Accent XL helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, tighten skin, and contour your body by stimulating the production of collagen.
There are many factors that separate plastic surgery and our Accent treatments.
- You will be ready to get back to everyday activities immediately after treatment - no down time!
- Less invasive than other options - treatment is virtually pain free with no anesthesia needed.
- No need to take time off work - treatment time is relatively short.
The inconvenience of plastic surgery can certainly be avoided and you can experice similar results with Accent XL. The Accent XL technology offers visible results of firmer/tighter skin within 6 months. However, there are certain stipulations that must be followed in order to ensure great results. You will need to drink plenty of water prior to treatments. It is important to stay hydrated in order to get the best results. Studies show that by increasing water intake people lost weight. Although results are quick and easy to visibly see, it is important that you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle with healthy foods, plenty of water, and the proper amounts of exercise. As you begin to age, you will notice your metabolism slows down and your collagen is reduced. Therefore, the upkeep of your procedure is just as important as the procedure itself.
The hassle of most hair removal methods has triggered the revolution of laser hair removal. This phenomenon has picked up over the years, due to women and men who are tired of their current removal methods. You can shave one day, and the hair will be back the next or you can take two Advil in preparation for an awful waxing experience. Enough is enough! Laser hair removal easily eliminates both of these options. At Sona, our laser hair removal treatments are administered by a highly trained and medically supervised staff. We also use FDA approved laser technology offering greater effectiveness, comfort, and most importantly, safety.
Sona removes hair from virtually any part of the body so you can be Sona Smooth from head to toe. Many of our clients come in wanting to treat:
However, one of our most popular areas for laser hair removal is the bikini area. Naturally, many of our clients come with questions about pain as well as results. Does laser hair removal hurt? When will I see results? And does this treatment work? Sona understands the concerns of each individual client, and that is why each of our clients is given a free consultation to discuss the best treatment package.
Each of our clients has their own personal Sona Story that tells of their wonderful success and experiences at Sona MedSpa.
"I have had one treatment and the results were great! After one treatment, my hair growth is down over fifty percent in the affected area! The staff here is always very professional, knowledgeable, and nice!" says Carly.
Yes, laser hair removal does work! You can expect significant hair reduction; however, due to hormonal changes, hair color, and skin tone, some clients may need a few additional treatments in order to achieve their personal level of results. Sona also offers you the Sona Lifetime Promise. With the Sona Lifetime Promise, you are guaranteed two additional treatments, if needed, up to six months after your treatment package is completed.
Jumping into any weight-loss program can seem a little overwhelming at first glance. Skimming through exercise programs, dieting lists, and of course, waiting for the actual results can be mentally and physically challenging. At Sona, it is our goal to make your transition into a new lifestyle change smoother and easier.
Sona offers you all the help and support needed while making this drastic change. Based around a whole foods concept, this affordable weight loss program is low carb and low-glycemic. There are no expensive supplements or meals to purchase; you will be eating everyday foods from the grocery store. The Sona Medi-Slim Menu consists of:
- whole grains
- lean proteins
While considering a change in diet, you may be hesitant in giving up indulging treats in order to reach your desired weight-loss goals. However, Sona Medi-Slim menu plan includes foods which may conveniently be a part of your everday diet and peanut butter is one of those foods.
Peanut butter has long since been a part of many of our individual diets. Growing up, PB&J sandwiches, ants on a log (celery filled with peanut butter and raisins), and peanut butter and apples are a few enjoyable, yummy treats we all savored as children. Even now, you can still enjoy the indulging taste of peanut butter without feeling a tinge of guilt.
While peanut butter isn't allowed in the initial phases of the program, this is a a great opportunity to diversifying your food selections! Switch things up, and try out almond and cashew butters. With the same great taste as peanut butter, these alternatives offer even more nutritional value. Almond butter is packed with E vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Cashew butter includes all of those nutrients plus B vitamins. With a combination of fiber and protein, nut butters (when eaten in moderation) can suppress feelings of hunger by filling you up and keeping you full longer.
You will find that implementing new foods into your diet becomes a natural part of your lifestyle change. Not only the change you will begin to see outwardly, but most importantly the change within. Open yourself up to new food ideas and experiences. Your individual journey will be a learning proess, developing your outer and innermost being!
Start your journey today, Medi-Slim will help you lose the weight and make the lifestyle-changes necessary to maintain results-even while eating your favorite foods. Schedule a free consultation, and get started right away.
Among the various services and treatments Sona offers, laser hair removal is the most popular. Laser hair removal has the ability to remove unwanted hair from virtually any part of the body. Many of our clients reach out to us because they have grown tired of temporary hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. They have found successful solutions with Sona... willingly tossing out razors, shaving creams and tweezers because of their satisfying results. You can be next, but before you join this revolution, you may have a few questions.
Each day we receive a number of different inquiries about laser hair removal treatments.
- Is my hair too light for laser hair removal?
- Is my skin too dark?
- Am I a good candidate?
Maybe some of these questions have crossed your mind as well. Answers to these questions can be found in the Fitzpatrick scale. The Fitzpatrick scale lists complexion types and their tolerance of sunlight. Fitzpatrick types are determined by the color of the eyes, color of hair, reaction of skin to sun exposure and most importantly; ethnic background. All of these factors are imperative for Sona consultants to determine which treatment protocol will be most effective for you.
Laser hair removal at Sona is not a one size fits all procedure. Your treatment parameters will be decided after careful consideration and assessment. At Sona, our treatment providers have received the highest quality training and are certified to provide you with safe and effective treatment recommendations based on your individual needs.
Learn more today and deterimine your individual Fitzpatrick number at a free consultation.
While every person’s experience is unique, especially when it comes to dieting, very few weight loss plans can point to consistent results. Sona Medi-Slim is different because the program instills lifestyle change, instead of just temporarily altering the way you eat. Below, Sarah shares, in her own words, why Medi-Slim made the difference for her. Read on to learn how she was able to improve her health and lifestyle in addition to losing weight.
If I could use one word to sum up my entire weight loss experience with Sona Med Spa it would be results! I would also use wonderful, encouraging, fabulous, the list goes on.
I recently finished the 12 week weight loss program and am happy to say that I have never experienced a weight loss program with a more dedicated, encouraging support team than the associates at Sona! From your first consultation the staff is very friendly but straight forward. There are no gimmicks or sales pitch to buy into. This program works and the results speak for itself!
I have tried all the other dieting programs out there; Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, and I found myself right back where I had started. Before hearing about Sona’s weight loss program I was depressed and fed up about my body. I’d had enough with all of the diet fads and “special” pills. I didn’t just want to lose weight, I wanted to feel healthy and make a lifestyle change. I was looking for a program that actually works and that’s exactly what Sona offers!
I heard their ad on the radio and set up a consultation to meet with one of their lifestyle educators. Throughout my entire 12 weeks the staff had always been encouraging and a great support team. Sona’s program is about cleansing the body of all the toxins, educating your mind and body, and achieving your goals.
I loved their vitamins and supplements too! They actually work and the best part is the supplements were all natural herbs and vitamins that our bodies lack on a daily basis. I felt at ease knowing the pills I would be taking were safe, natural herbs and vitamins, not injecting myself with steroids or other dangerous methods.
My journey wasn’t just about weight loss but about cleansing my body of all the toxins, diets, and excuses. I can honestly say I feel great and I couldn’t have done it with out Sona!
During the Medi-Slim program Sarah lost almost 20 lbs, reduced her BMI 4 points, reduced her body fat by 8%, and trimmed 9" off her waist. Amazing and sustainable results. Congratulations Sarah!
Sona Medi-Slim is a medically supervised weight loss program based around a whole foods concept, featuring low glycemic, all natural and everyday foods you can buy from the grocery store. The program incorporates medical testing and oversight, pharmaceutical-grade supplements, metabolic boost injections, and diet and lifestyle counseling.
If you are ready to get started losing weight the safe and natural way like Sarah, request your free consultation today.
Who hasn't enjoyed an afternoon at the beach or pool soaking up the sun? It seemed harmless at the time, but eventually sun exposure catches up with you. The UV rays you are exposed to break down the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin. This can cause your skin to sag and stretch. It can also make your skin more fragile and susceptible to damage.
This may not seem like a big deal at the moment, but as we age, this sun damage to your skin can become very apparent. It will show itself in many unpleasant forms including:
- age spots
- sun spots
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sagging skin
So if you spent many sun-worshiping summers in your youth and are paying the price now, what are your options for treating this sun damage? There are several laser treatment options available that can be customized to help you achieve your goals.
Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT)
This FDA-approved treatment works to break up melanin within your skin cells effectively erasing sun spots, freckles, and age spots. This laser treatment penetrates just deep enough into the skin to reach the targeted area without damaging the surrounding skin.
This laser technology reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation while boosting the skin’s natural collagen production to renew its firmness and tone. Because only a small percentage of the skin is actually treated, healing time for this procedure is minimal.
These procedures can be combined with chemical peels and other services to help you bring back youthful skin and a beautiful complexion. Your Sona Consultant will help you design a custom treatment package to help you achieve your goals.
Cellulite is made up of collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person's skin. This causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy. Often, diet and exercise aren't enough to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Previously, your only option was to conceal problem areas. Now there is something you can do about unwanted cellulite.
Body contouring is a series of treatments Sona MedSpa provides which uses laser technology to increase collagen production and decrease the appearance of cellulite. It also reduces overall volume and tightens loose skin. This technology can provide amazing results after just one treatment, but best results can require four to six treatments. Your Sona consultant will help you personalize the best course of treatment to achieve the results you want.
The Accent XL technology Sona MedSpa uses causes the skin's connective tissue contracts to improve the skins contour, texture and shape which means less cellulite. Plus, these treatments are virtually pain free.
Popular areas for body contouring treatments include problem areas such as:
- Face & neck
Learn more about body contouring and this amazing technology, or call 866-GET-SONA to speak to a Sona MedSpa consultant.