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. 



 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. 




 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. 


Learn More About Venus Legacy at Sona MedSpa by Scheduling a FREE One-on-One Consultation Today!



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How CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy Work Together

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


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


Meet Vicky - 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."




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." 




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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5 Things You Wanted to Know About CoolSculpting - But Never Asked

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 21, 2016 10:09:56 AM

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1. Is CoolSculpting permanent?

Yes. Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. At Sona MedSpa we are committed to ensuring our clients achieve their desired results and that is why we offer The Sona Promise for CoolSculpting.


2. What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you may typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.

After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities immediately following their appointment. 


3. Why does it take so long to see results?

Once the the fat cells treated die, your body will process those dead cells naturally. You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. Check out Hannah's CoolSculpting Transformation!


4. Will CoolSculpting help me lose weight?

No. The number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number sometime in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells.



5. I hear you treat the banana area - What exactly is that?

The banana roll is a pocket of fat underneath the butt that is in the shape of a banana. Some people say it makes them look like they have a double butt. Check out the two new areas we can treat with CoolSculpting!


Learn More About CoolSculpting at Sona MedSpa by Scheduling a FREE One-on-One Consultation Today!


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5 Things You Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal - But Never Asked

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 12, 2016 2:48:27 PM

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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.



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. 



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



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. 



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. 


Learn More About Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa by Scheduling a FREE One-on-One with a Sona Skin Consultant Today! 


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Product of the Month: SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Oct 1, 2016 9:46:31 AM


The Retinol to Use for Age Defense

SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 1.0 enhances the skin's appearance to promote a smoother, rejuvenated complexion. Formulated for skin types pre-conditioned to retinol treatments, it minimizes the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. It also improves elasticity and works effectively to visibly reduce acne scars. With continued use, faster cell renewal is encouraged.


Why Use Retinol Complex 1.0?

  • 1% retinol exfoliates the complexion and encourages cell turnover 
  • Antioxidants defend against free radicals and soothe skin 
  • Bisabolol calms inflammation and irritation 

Increase cell turnover to reveal smoother, softer and brighter skin with SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0.


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SkinMedica's Retinol Complex 1.0 at any Sona MedSpa location through October 31, 2016!



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WATCH: Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction with Venus Legacy

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Sep 22, 2016 10:22:10 AM

Both cellulite and loose or sagging skin are common complaints for many Sona clients. Over time, the skin naturally becomes less elastic, which can lead to drooping and sagging. Cellulite can occur at any age and on any body type, and is caused by underlying fat deposits that give the skin a dimpled or lumpy appearance. Cellulite is notoriously difficult to treat, despite the influx of creams, at-home treatments, and special exercises.

Technology comes to the rescue with Venus Legacy™ at Sona. Venus Legacy™ is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that gets proven results for cellulite reduction & skin tightening.

Check out why clients are choosing Venus Legacy at Sona MedSpa and how this revolutionary procedure can benefit you!

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New! CoolSculpting® is Now Available For 2 Additional Areas

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Sep 15, 2016 9:40:59 AM

CoolSculpting is the World's #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. The experts Sona MedSpa have performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments leaving many of our clients with increased confidence and looking better than ever! We are happy to now offer CoolSculpting for two new body areas - the Banana Roll and Distal Thigh (Knee)! CoolSculpting can treat almost any area of the body with specialized applicators for each individual need. 

NEW! CoolCurve+™ Applicator for the Banana Roll

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The CoolCurve+™ applicator is ideal for curves, as in the flank area, and can also treat the Banana Roll. 


NEW! CoolMini™ Applicator for the Distal Thigh/Knee

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The CoolMini™ applicator is ideal to treat small pockets of fat such as the double chin and now the distal thigh, also know as knee fat.

In addition to these 2 new areas, CoolSculpting also reduces fat in these areas:

  • Double Chin
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks/Muffin Top
  • Inner Thigh
  • Outer Thigh

Learn How Sona Customizes Your CoolSculpting Transformation

 Contact us today and learn how you can see a slimmer you with CoolSculpting.

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Your Skin & Menopause

Posted by Jessie Bumgarner on Aug 30, 2016 11:18:16 AM

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How Your Skin Changes During Menopause

For all women, menopause is an incredibly complicated process. When your hormones change, your body starts changing: hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, mood swings, hair growth, hair loss, acne, insomnia, and more.  But did you know that menopause significantly effects your skin?

The reason that menopause effects the skin is because women need estrogen to stimulate skin-smoothing collagen and oils. When menopause approaches, estrogen levels decrease, resulting in dryness and sagging of the skin, acne, and fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, with testosterone no longer masked in the women's body, some women may develop unwanted hair growth, particularly facial hair.

Tips for Better Skin During and After Menopause:

  • Hydrate & Protect - Make applying moisturizer and SPF 30+ sunscreen your daily routine
  • Eat your Antioxidants - Eating foods with antioxidants can make the collagen in your skin stronger 
  • Stock up on Soy - Soy is rich in isoflavones, plant-based compounds that act like estrogen in your body, This can help with hot flashes and night sweats
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation - You are now more prone to sun damage. If you are noticing sun spots or age spots, a solution at Sona MedSpa is the non-invasive skin treatment AFT which can provide a clearer and more youthful complexion with no downtime
  • Laser Hair Removal - Whether it's unwanted hair on you chin, upper lip, legs, or where ever, Laser Hair Removal at Sona MedSpa can relieve the embarrassment and build back your confidence with smooth, silky skin.
  • Botox & Dermal Fillers - If you are noticing more fine lines and wrinkles, Botox and Dermal Fillers are temporary solutions that can restore and correct facial aging. Read more about How to Address the Signs of Aging
  • Maintain Your Youthful Glow - SkinMedica products like TNS Essential Serum, Chemical Peels, and Microdermabrasions are great solutions to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Read more about The Benefits of Chemicals Peels


Don't let Menopause control you. Stay in control of your body and be proactive. 

Contact a Sona Skin Consultant today to learn more about how to keep your youthful glow!




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What is a MedSpa?

Posted by Brett Lutz on Aug 18, 2016 2:51:46 PM

Are you looking to schedule a pedicure, massage, or facial? Many spas offer those services, but a medical spa offers a different sort of pampering. Med spas like Sona, also called medi-spas or medical spas, are hybrids between the traditional day spa and an aesthetic medical center. At Sona MedSpa, we blend the best of those two worlds - a relaxing spa-like experience with the non-surgical procedures and expertise previously only found at a doctor’s office.



How does a medical spa differ from a traditional day spa?

The biggest difference between a traditional day spa and a medical spa like Sona is that results-oriented medical aesthetic treatments are offered at a med spa. Unlike day spas, med spas are under the general supervision of a licensed physician and treatments are performed by trained, experienced and qualified providers.


sona-medspa-0172.jpgWhat types of treatments are done at a medical spa?

Treatment types/services can vary but Sona specializes in:

As with all med spas, Sona's treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical, and require little to no downtime.  Most clients resume normal activities immediately following treatment.

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Who performs your treatment can depend on the treatment and which company you choose. Medical regulations also differ from state-to-state. 

Sona’s medically trained staff and personnel have performed more than two million treatments since we first opened our doors in 1997. In addition to hiring only certified and seasoned medically licensed providers, we send our Aestheticians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants through the intensive training program known as Sona University.

The level of care at Sona far exceeds that of the average med spa. In addition to the oversight of our Medical Advisory Board, each facility is overseen locally by a physician licensed in that state, as well as a Physicians Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, to focus on the safety and efficacy of every procedure.


Interested in learning more about the services Sona MedSpa has to offer?



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