Bella by Alethea is a small, personal spa with friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. I have experienced both spider vein and hair removal treatments. The spider vein treatment went very well. I had developed a bruise-like cluster of veins on the back of my right thigh (just above the knee) while carrying my second child, and after eight years figured it wasn't going away on its own. Because it was so obvious, I was self-conscious about wearing shorts or short skirts. After four treatments, the cluster was diminished in size and color by about 90% so that it is now significantly less obvious. Although I am also satisfied with my under arm hair removal treatments, their efficacy was not what I originally expected so I advise potential clients not to get their hopes up too high. During my initial visit, I was told that most individuals achieve complete hair removal after 4-6 sessions, and as someone with fair skin and dark hair should respond well to the laser. I was also told that the percentage of hair removal for each session is about 10 to 20% and every client experiences different results. Optimistically, I expected to be hair-free after four times! However, after four appointments I was only at about 40% reduction. Prior to my fifth and sixth treatments, I spoke with the technician about my disappointed expectations and in both cases she promised to adjust the laser for more pronounced results. But after my 6th treatment I was still at only about a 60% reduction. At this point I emailed the company via their website and was answered directly by the owner, Alethea, who invited me to meet with her at my next appointment so that she could review my chart and adjust my treatment. She did so, and after this 7th treatment I was at about 85% reduction. In hindsight, I would recommend emailing the company earlier with concerns rather than just consulting with the technician. So although I didn't experience 100% hair removal, the remaining hair is finer and lighter in color so that I no longer feel like I have to shave every day - rather two to three times a week. An acquaintance who is a dermatologist told me that there is no such thing as permanent hair removal and that at least some of the removed hair should gradually return. I have noticed this somewhat over the months since my last treatment (in August 2011) so will plan to return to Bella by Alethea for a touch up treatment. I also wanted to mention that although another friend complained about how painful her hair removal treatments were (at a different spa), I would characterize my sessions as more uncomfortable than painful. The technicians offer you a cold pack in preparation for the treatment, and blow cold air on the area throughout the laser treatment. They also give you aloe afterwards. I wouldn't have signed up for 12 sessions if I found the experience painful! Overall I would recomment Bella by Alethea.
Everyone there has been beyond nice to me and very accommodating including Alethea. Keep in mind that I always go out of my way to project positive energy in hopes of receiving it back and that may well be my secret. :) First, I have very pale non tanning skin with dark coarse hair. I also feel almost no pain. I have been there 3 times for laser hair removal and after just one treatment I noticed at least 25% of the hair was gone. Since then I have been a total of 3 times. It has been at least 3 months that I haven't even shaved. Looking right now I can actually count how many hairs are left and they are hard to see and maybe a quarter of an inch long. I am leaving them so we can see what still needs to be done. I wish I could have my whole body done!!! I have been to another place when laser hair removal was still new around 5 years ago and I had 6 treatments and 100% of that hair has grown back. it was extremely painful and It also cost me around $700!! Since my 3 laser treatments at Bella so far I even went in for a microderm facial. Two weeks before I had a microderm performed at another salon and my face wasn't even red! I couldn't even tell! At Bella, my face was really red and all my skin just fell off for the next few days. It was amazing!! I just put avocado oil on my face right after my morning shower then before I went to bed. I can't believe how fantastic my skin looks and i heard that you need to have like 3-6 done to see any results?!?! I love my results right now. I even had a groupon and I don't feel like I was treated any less.
My partner and I got a Scout Mob deal on massage services at Urban Body Studios, and I scheduled an appointment with Tai, who was one of the massage therapists participating. I figured, since I got him by default, that I shouldn't have any unreal expectations for a great massage. Man, I could not have been more wrong!! Tai is that rare massage therapist who actually listens to what you tell him, has the skills to put his hands to work, and produces GREAT results. After only three massages, I'm hooked... I work out a lot. I do weight training, and use the machines at my gym to row, bike, and sweat it out on the eliptical. I'm in my 40's, and definitely need help staying balanced with the hard work I put in. I have been to massage therapists many times before, and have finally found someone who can keep me tuned up. Tai has intuitive, powerful hands, and gets right into those difficult areas with just the right amount of pressure, just pushing right up to the point of pain without ever crossing over the line. I stay in a meditative-like state the whole time he's working on me, and don't even have to give him feedback--he's that GOOD. I am so happy to have stumble upon this wonderful, amazing therapist. I cannot recommend his services enough. Just WOW!!
Very popular! Bella MedSpa is definitely doing something right to keep up its popularity. I have visited spas near and far, and Bella is definitely #1 when it comes to being an in-demand spa. Whenever I visit, the place is never empty. This is usually managed well, but I did have to wait 30 minutes for an appointment the last time. Considering this was my third appointment and a first time occurrence, the issue was understandable and appeared to be uncommon. Coincidentally that day, I also had the nicest laser tech I have encountered, so she made up for the delay. When it comes to price, Bella is a front-runner. The spa provides great quality for your money, especially compared to its other competitors in the area. They clearly work hard to offer affordable options to clients. Moreover, I do not believe that I have ever seen the owner, Alethea, with a frown on her face. By the way, here’s a tip for booking laser hair appointments: always book online. If you call, you will likely find an appointment 1-2 months in advance. If you place your appointment online, you will likely find an appointment in days or a week tops.
I first met Alethea when I was studying to be an Esthetician myself. Alethea teaches laser certification and product knowledge and after attending a class I can tell you that she is very educated in all areas of the esthetics field. I recently had my first laser procedure for skin tightening by Alethea and I am very, very happy with the results. I was quite nervous prior to the procedure however, as soon as Alethea came to my side I felt at ease. Alethea has a natural ability to comfort you and explains everything fully prior to starting. The procedure didn't hurt a bit and there was no down time! After only one laser treatment I can see a difference, my skin has a wonderful glow to it and I continue to receive compliments on how wonderful my skin looks. This treatment is a great alternative to botox and I recommend Alethea to anyone who is wanting to improve their skin! I can't wait to return to Alethea and try another one of her many wonderful treatments!!!
If you are looking for a little pampering for yourself or with your girlfriends with a sincere and professional staff, then definitely check this place out. Located in the rear of a two story building you will find this quaint and chic med spa. They offer the most up to date natural beautifying products and procedures including laser hair removal, peels, teeth whitening, botox, vein treatments, microneedling, and more. Kai, was such a joy to work with, she walked me through step by step of what she was doing before, during, and after my teeth whitening experience. Kalen, the founder and owner pleasantly explained different facial treatments. I chose the Hydra Facial, which only took about 30 mins and left my looking clean, radiant, decreased my wrinkles, and evened out my complexion. I can't wait to go back and pamper myself with some other specialized treatments.
Started doing laser hair removal about 6 months ago. I am so glad that I found Ms Denise she is the best. I was actually scared to go in for a consultation because I was really embarresed to admitt I had a problem. She made me feel really comfortable and spent alot of time going over the procdure and explained how this laser was going work. She told me that I should not expect results in the first week. That is was going to take a series of treatments and that I had to be patient. Of course like most of us we want things over night. I liked the fact that she took the time with in her office and made me feel important and special. I have refered her to my friends and some family members who were very grateful. I can not wait to start another part of my body Iam very pleased with my results...... Carrie
This place is wretched!I ONLY gave this salon five stars because of the nail salon here.I wouldn't let them touch my head with a 10 ft pole! Or do my makeup!Lol! Everyone that gets up from the makeup chair look like Bozo the clown! I swear they do!They are ghetto and unprofessional,the sign says don't bring your kids but they bring unruly undisciplined children here every time I get my nails done. You go to the spa for peace and relaxation not for this hot mess of a business! I would hate to see this place close ONLY because of YEN,the girl who does my nails! I drive 30 min cause she is the best nail technician I've ever found! I wldnt let any other nail tech here touch my nails either. As for all the others? They need to fire everybody but YEN! She's the best!
I went to Bella to get laser work done on spider veins on my ankle. Being a rather skeptical person I wanted to only do one ankle first and see what the results would be. After the first and second treatment I couldn't see much results but after the third and fourth time I could really see a difference. I was so impressed by the final results that I made another series of appointments for the second ankle. II have had nothing but great service and results from the procedure I have had. They get me in on time, always friendly, and do a terrific job. I never have to wait when I get there, they get me in and out very quick, book my next appointment and off I go. Overall from my experience, I would recommend this place to anyone.
Bodywork unlike anything you will ever experience anywhere else. If you have a structural problem or ailment/diagnosis you will work the problem out here. If you have a: pinched nerve, atrophied muscle, lack of range motion, tons of muscle tension, or a stubborn trigger point (knot) in the muscle, it will be alleviated at Medical Massage at Midtown, Inc. in a relaxed setting. It's worth a try with an: introductory price of $45 for a 60 min. Orthopedic Massage or $60 for a 90 min. Orthopedic Massage. You can't beat that price anywhere. Physiotherapy like this is normally retailed at $150 for 90 minutes in medical spas and physical therapy offices across the U.S.A.. If you can find it offered at those locations.