Prior to opening the new location, spa director and founder of Skinsational Joyce Carboni conducted a survey of the spa's most frequent 100 clients regarding their interest in MediSpa services. She received an overwhelmingly positive response, with people most interested in eradicating pigmentation problems and unwanted facial hair. According to Carboni, a licensed esthetician herself, the new services expand the wellness mission of the day spa.
"Our mission is to provide a haven where our guests receive nurturing of mind, body and spirit," said Carboni. "With MediSpa service offerings we are extending the skincare services we offer to include the exciting and dramatic changes that are taking place in the plastic surgery field. Dr. Mofid is an excellent plastic surgeon and we are honored that he has chosen to expand his practice by working with us."
Under the direction of Dr. Mofid and a registered nurse, Elisabeth Herrera, Skinsational will offer minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, Restylane, and Captique injectables, laser hair removal and spider vein reduction, in a private area of the day spa. In addition, Dr. Mofid will offer on-site consultation on surgical procedures such as breast reduction and augmentation, face lifts and brow lifts. Dr. Mofid, a plastic surgeon who received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, also has a full service plastic surgery practice in La Jolla. Approximately half of his current practice focuses on reconstructive surgery for patients who have suffered from skin cancer, breast cancer and massive facial trauma. This is his first venture into the MediSpa field.
As reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in its annual statistics report released in March 2005, minimally invasive procedures increased seven percent in 2004 to nearly 7.5 million procedures performed while surgical cosmetic procedures actually decreased two percent from 2003 to 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). New procedures and technology combined with an aging baby-boomer population have increased the public's interest in less risky cosmetic procedures.
"With laser procedures, intense pulse light, and injectable wrinkle-fighters like Restylane and Botox, people suffer much less discomfort and almost no downtime, yet receive both the aesthetic and psychological benefits of plastic surgery that result in not only looking but also feeling better," said Dr. Mofid. "By working with a high quality spa like Skinsational, we are able to bring these benefits to a larger audience. Skinsational's management and its staff are knowledgeable and focused on education and customer service, so we knew it would be a good fit."
Skinsational is also the first spa in the area to offer new Asian and Balinese spa therapies. Spa services include a full range of offerings for men, women, private parties, and couples, including glycolic peels, microdermabrasion and other skincare services, massage, body care, hand and foot, and now MediSpa services, along with an outstanding retail boutique. Skincare products offered include top brands such as Epicuren, Yon-Ka, Emergin-C, Pure Fiji and Jamu Asian Spa Rituals, among others.
Skinsational offers both individual and corporate memberships as well as individual treatments for southern California residents, tourists, and the surrounding business community. In a spirit of caring, Skinsational donates a portion of its yearly profits to women's and children's charities. For more information, see www.skinsationalspa.com or call 760.434.8118.