CoolSculpting® is Now Available at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 27, 2015 10:30:43 AM

CoolSculpting in Charlotte, CoolSculpting in Greensboro, CoolSculpting in Houston, CoolSculpting in Richmond, CoolSculpting in Raleigh

Sona MedSpa is pleased to announce that CoolSculpting is now available at most locations.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared fat freezing procedure that contours the body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime. A Sona Consultant will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your body, your budget, and your goals.  During treatment, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During this procedure, you can read, check e-mail, surf the web, or even take a nap! CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical procedure that allows you to return to normal activities immediately. In the weeks and months after your procedure, your body will naturally process and eliminate the treated fat cells. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good!

How Does it Work?


Undeniable Results

The results from some diets and fat reduction treatments may leave you swinging back and forth between "before" and "after" versions of yourself. But the CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical, safe, effective, and best of all, the results are long-term. Over 1 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide.



Interested in eliminating stubborn fat for good without surgery?
Call your local Sona MedSpa Center for special promotional discounts!


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A Personal Sona Story: I Love My Skin Rejuvenation Results from AFT!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 20, 2015 9:43:00 AM


Meet René - Marketing Director at Sona MedSpa.  As a child she spent a lot of time in the sun and thought her freckles were cute. As she got older, those cute freckles turned into blotchy brown patches on her cheeks and forehead. The sun damage really started to accumulate and become more noticeable. It made her feel self conscious and she never went out without makeup on because her skin tone was so uneven. When René joined Sona MedSpa in 2011 she was introduced to a non-surgical procedure that would change her skin - AFT.

What is AFT?

Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation solution that uses an intense light to treat redness, sun damage, uneven skin tone, brown spots, and age spots. The light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the outer layer of the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the pigmentation/coloration being treated. During and after the procedure, the pigmentation/coloration will darken before it flakes off or is absorbed by the body as part of the healing process. Treatments are performed approximately every 4 weeks. Last year over 1,000 Sona MedSpa Clients purchased an AFT treatment package. 

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

Rene's Before Pictures

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During the Treatment


How would you describe the procedure and how it feels?

René: During the treatment, you feel a sensation of heat as the energy is delivered to different areas of your face. There’s also a flash of light each time the laser is triggered. The heat is a little more intense in the areas that are heavily pigmented. The nurse even went over some of the more darkly pigmented areas with a special template to customize the treatment to my specific trouble spots. After the treatment, your face feels warm, like being sunburned. 


 Immediately After Treatment

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During the healing process, what happens to your skin?

René: Immediately after the treatment, you see “crusting” where the pigment has been pulled to the surface. This looks like really dark freckles, but you can wear make up the next day and that helps minimize the effects of the treatment. These dark patches heal over the next two weeks and gradually flake off. It’s important to let this happen naturally and not try to rush the process. 


Day After Treatment 

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Two Weeks After Treatment

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After seeing your results, do you think the treatment was worth it? Why?

René: The treatment was absolutely worth it! When I look back at my before pictures, I can’t believe the difference in my skin. I wear a lot less makeup now and most weekends skip it entirely. My skin doesn’t look splotchy anymore, just beautiful even skin tone! 


Like René, 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! Say bye, bye to skin imperfections and hello to youthful looking skin!

Think AFT might be right for you? Have questions?

Contact us for a free consultation!

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We Love Our Sona Nurses!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 13, 2015 10:10:21 AM

National Nurses Week

May 6 - May 12

In honor of National Nurses Week, here at Sona MedSpa we showed our apprection to our 65 medical staff members by celebrating their accomplishments and dedicated work ethic with lunch, flowers, and a special gift. Not only do our providers use the most advanced technology to perform thousands of treatments a year, they create relationships with our clients and help them look and feel their best.  Please help us congratulate and say "thank you" to these amazing ladies!

I cannot say enough about the treatment providers here at Sona MedSpa. They are the best in the industry and I am so lucky to be able to work alongside them every day. Thank you for all you do and for making Sona who we are today! YOU ROCK!  - Brenda Armstrong, National Clinical Director



Get The Sona Treatments You Want Now With CareCredit

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 4, 2015 8:29:19 AM


If Laser Hair Removal or any other of Sona’s services have been on your wish list and you need flexible payment options, CareCredit is the answer!


What is CareCredit?

CareCredit® is a credit card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. With CareCredit, you can get the treatments and procedures you want - for yourself and your family - right away! CareCredit is the solution to help you move forward with getting laser hair removal or other treatments at Sona sooner rather than later. Now you can get the look you've always wanted.  With convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees, CareCredit is for you!

Like a Credit Card, But Better

CareCredit works just like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. With low monthly payments each time you make a purchase, you can use CareCredit on an ongoing basis at Sona MedSpa and other participating medical providers. CareCredit gives you the power to get the treatments you want now with convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees.


CareCredit is:

  • Convenient - Use it as much or as little as you desire – it’s like having your own dedicated health and wellness line of credit.
  • Helpful - Special financing options* with convenient monthly payments help you fit care into your budget.
  • Flexible - Select doctors or healthcare providers near you. Pay monthly or pay your balance off at any time. 
  • Simple and Straightforward - Pay for treatments or procedures you want, when you want them.


I'm not sure I want another credit card. Why do I want CareCredit?

CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you, your family, and even your pets! Once you are approved, you can use it again and again to help you manage health, wellness and beauty costs not covered by insurance. 

Right now, at Sona MedSpa, get:

Special interest free financing* for 12, 18, 24 months on qualifying purchases of $300 or more made with your CareCredit credit card account.


Special financing* on qualifying purchases made with your CareCredit credit card account:

        Purchases of $1,200 or more are eligible for a 36 month offer

        Purchases of $ 2,000 or more are eligible for a 48 month offer

        Purchases of $3,000 or more are eligible for a 60 month offer

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Ask one of our Sona Consultants for details. 


Interested in getting started? Click below to apply online for a CareCredit card or to schedule a Free Consultation with an expert Sona Consultant.

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Product Of The Month: SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on May 1, 2015 8:35:00 AM



Hydrate and heal the complexion with this dry skin cream.

tnsceramidecreamSkinMedica TNS Ceramide Cream, is great for dry and post-procedure skin. This Ceramide-rich treatment cream with NouriCel-MD® works to rapidly restore skin's moisture while soothing and hydrating the skin.The TNS Ceramide Cream is an excellent hydrating cream that restores the skin’s moisture balance. It is perfect to use as a daily moisturizer for dry skin and to use post treatment to calm and rehydrate the skin. It makes my skin look and feel incredibly smooth!- Kay Cox, Nurse Practitioner at the Lake Norman Center.  This cream contains the patented TNS blend of growth factors from SkinMedica that help repair damage and promote healthy skin. You can use this sensitive skin care product following laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other cosmetic procedures without irritating the skin. 


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

We Love Our Sona Administrative Staff!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 27, 2015 2:26:00 PM

National Administrative Professionals Day

April 22, 2015

In honor of National Administrative Professionals Day, here at Sona MedSpa we showered our Front Office Staff with appreciation by celebrating with a special lunch, flowers and goodies. Our Front Office Staff at each of our centers are the faces of Sona. They are the first to speak to a client, first to greet a client, and first to answer any of your questions. They are our rockstars! We appreciate our lovely front office staff everyday, but on National Administrative's Day we wanted to make them feel extra special. Please help us congratulate these wonderful ladies with a job well done!

I wanted to take this opportunity to let all our Front Office Coordinators and Office Managers know how important you are to our organization.  You are the first voice on the phone and the first face seen when clients walk in the door. It is my pleasure to work with each and every one of you, and I appreciate all the effort you put forth on a daily basis!  - Jeanne Ashbridge, Director of Administration


Rebecca and Jeanne
Corporate Office


Samia, Chelsea, Jen



Jennifer and Lissa



Michelle and Bonnie




Wynn, Andrea and Hannah



Taylor and Ashley



Jennifer and Ginny



Aisha and Lex



Maura and Miranda






Myesha and Kristina



Jessica and Brenda



Ashley and Vivianne



Nilou and Danica



Johanna and Elizabeth
Interested in becoming a part of the Sona team?  Click Here to Explore Career Opportunities at the nation's largest full service medical spa.

Sona MedSpa Supports Purses with a Purpose

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 23, 2015 2:41:20 PM


1658694_660518107338324_772355723_oSona MedSpa is teaming up with Purses with a Purpose (PWAP) for their 4th Annual One Day Sale! Purses with a Purpose is a local non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC that collects purses, cleans and refurbishes them before reselling them at their One Day Sale Event to benefit Relay for Life of Charlotte which benefits the American Cancer Society. The 2015 Purses with a Purpose One Day Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC from 8am to Noon.

Giving back is an important part of Sona MedSpa's culture. As a supporter of various non-profit organizations in each of our communities, we strive to work as a Sona Team to support fine organizations like Relay for Life.

This week, Purses with a Purpose and 107.9 The Link are setting up Purse Drop-Off locations around the Charlotte area. Today, Sona's Marketing Director Rene and Marketing Coordinator Jessie dropped off 18 purses that were collected by our lovely staff at our Corporate Office and our three Charlotte Centers - Ballantyne, MidTown, and Lake Norman. As a Sona Team we are proud to support a great organization that gives back to an amazing cause.



Rene and Jessie dropping off purses at the Morrison Shopping Center on Sharon Road in Charlotte, NC - (Pictured from left to right: Rene, Jessie, Ramona with 107.9 The Link, and Kelly with PWAP)


Live in the Charlotte area and want to donate?

Donating is easy! You can contact PWAP via email at 

If you live in the Charlotte area and want to donate your gently used purses, bring them by one of PWAP's convenient purse drop off's this week:



Friday April 24th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballantyne Village
14825 Ballantyne Village Way
Charlotte, NC


Saturday, April 25th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Promenade on Providence
10844 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC


Mark your calendars! Come see Sona MedSpa, 107.9 The Link, and all the gorgeous purses up for grabs at the 4th Annual Purses with a Purpose One Day Sale!

Saturday, May 9th
8am to Noon
Ballantyne Hotel
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277


For more information about Purses with a Purpose and the event, click here

A Personal Sona Story: I Love My Laser Hair Removal Results!

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 15, 2015 2:19:00 PM

Women aren't the only ones that want to get rid of their unwanted hair. For many men, it is a daily chore to shave (and some even wax) body hair that is unwanted and hard to reach. Shaving can leave embarrassing cuts, ingrown hairs, razor burn and razor rash, and missed stubble. But did you know there is a easier solution than shaving every day?

We sat down with one of our Ballantyne Clients, Ed, who found that solution with Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa. He began his treatments in January 2014 and since then laser hair removal has been life changing.

 What made you decide to get laser hair removal?

I spend a lot of time doing out door activities, swimming, running playing on the beach. As I started to get older I noticed a lot more hair on my back which didn't look good so I was not taking off my shirt, and it was very uncomfortable because of the heat. I also was getting some harassment from a few of my friends who thought my back looked like a bear. I had a wax treatment a few years back but it was very painful, and the hair grew back. I was always thinking about laser hair removal to solve this problem.

How has laser hair removal changed your life?

It has helped me so much with my confidence I can take off my shirt at the beach without feeling bad about the ugly hair on my back. It has made me start to exercise again and I have lost around 20 pounds over the last year, and my doctors are so happy because I don't need to take medication for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. All these great things started to happen when I started laser hair removal at Sona MedSpa - It gave me a reason to get in shape!

Why did you choose Sona MedSpa for your laser hair removal?

I chose Sona because of the great staff! They make you feel so at home with your treatment, everyone from the front desk to the technicians to the nurse, they are always so kind and friendly. Also the high level spa environment is a great feel. It makes you want to come back every time. 

Would you recommend Sona MedSpa to your friends and family?

Yes! I can say any time the topic comes up or someone notices my back I tell them how great Sona is, and you need to make an appointment right away! 


You've heard Ed's story, now start your own story with Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa.Schedule your Free Consultation with one of our Skin Consultants TODAY!

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Check out this blog post: How Does it Work? The Laser Hair Removal Process at Sona MedSpa

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5 Reasons Our Employees Love Working at Sona MedSpa

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 13, 2015 10:39:00 AM


As the nation's largest full-service medical aesthetics company, Sona MedSpa is an established leader in the industry. Over our 17-year history Sona has performed more than two million treatments and is considered the proven expert in laser hair removal and other aesthetic treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation and body contouring. Sona is also in the top 1% of Botox providers in the U.S.

Sona continues to grow because our focus has always been on our clients, and providing them with exceptional service, results and safety in a comfortable spa-like atmosphere. And as we grow we continue to seek out exceptional medical professionals, front office staff and sales consultants.

But Why Work at Sona?

We take pride in our employees. Not only do we love recognizing our employees (Check out how we celebrated our Skin Consultants on National Sales Day 2015), but we go above and beyond to provide our employees top-notch training, a quality benefits package, and opportunities for complimentary treatments. But don't take our word for it, here are five reasons why our employees love working at Sona Medspa:

1. You Have the Opportunity to Work with an Amazing Group of Professional and Driven Team Members

cassidyIt’s a privilege to work alongside so many other driven and talented individuals! Being a part of a team and sharing successes with Sona together is amazing!- Cassidy Beam, Center Manager of Sona MedSpa Lake Norman

2. Sona Team Members are Valued

marciaIn my tenure with Sona, one of the most notable things that I have recognized is just how much employees are valued. Sona creates on-going opportunities for professional development and personal growth with the company. Through one-on-one training sessions, encouraging new ideas, and involving employees in the decision making process, we work together as a team and this is what makes our company such a great success. Employee contributions do not go unnoticed and recognition is continually awarded.- Marcia Neese, Center Manager of Sona MedSpa Greensboro

3. Sona Team Members are Recognized for Success & Teamwork

toriWhen I was awarded Regional Director of the Year 2014, the first thought that came to mind was my entire team. What they have done is the reason I am able to be recognized at this level. I feel rewarded when I see my centers get rewarded. Our company is really good at recognizing those who go above and beyond whether that is earning bonuses for hitting monthly goals or getting promoted to a new role. I take pride in seeing my centers succeed.- Tori Houser, Regional Sales Director of Greensboro, Raleigh, & Virginia

4. There is Opportunity for Professional Growth at Sona

Ada A lot of companies entice employees with the promise of upward mobility, but with Sona it is actually 100% true! I started as an Office Manager at our Galleria Center and worked my up the ladder to Regional Sales Director of Houston. I am not the only one - I can't tell you how many others I have seen get promoted internally as well.- Ada Gerber, Regional Sales Director of Houston

5. Sona Gives Back

connieSona “Makes it Possible” for our clients to look and feel better, but we don’t stop there.  Sona gives back to the community in all of our regions nationwide. We “Make it Possible” for individuals to eat by participating in various food drives for local food pantries. We “Make it Possible” for children to feel remembered and important by participating in Toys for Tots. We strive to “Make it Possible” to find a cure for cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen events and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events. We work as a team and as a company to enrich lives in a variety of ways --- because Sona Cares and Sona “Makes it Possible”!!- Connie Todd, Director of Recruitment and Employee Engagement


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Product Of The Month: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Apr 2, 2015 1:50:00 PM


Treat your skin with this dual-chamber anti-aging serum.

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, is an all-in-one rejuvenating product that promotes healthier skin with growth factors, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. The treatment is formulated to hydrate, firm and enhance the face to create a more even, younger-looking appearance. 

This anti-aging serum has two separate chambers to house APS Corrective Complex and TNS Recovery Complex. APS Corrective Complex is a blend of antioxidants and peptides that improves the skin’s overall appearance. TNS Recovery Complex is a mix of growth factors, matrix proteins and antioxidants that soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the combination of these powerful formulas, this face and neck serum will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tones. During clinical studies, this treatment showed results in just one month with best results appearing in three months. 

Sona's Marketing Director, Rene Fielder, loves this product. 

"I love TNS Essential Serum because it combines everything that's good for your skin in one bottle. I like the fact that it's one pump and apply, and your skin looks great! By using this product I have seen a noticeable difference in how healthy my skin looks. I love it! " 




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

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