Medi-Spas are increasingly popular with the aging of the baby boomers and other health conscious individuals who have been flocking to medispas in droves in hopes of turning back the hands of time. Here they can learn about affordable treatments designed to keep them looking young and healthy. In addition to traditional spa services of massage, facials, and nail services, medical spas offer microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox, Collagen, laser hair removal, and other state of the art anti-aging treatments.
The treatments and philosophy may vary from spa to spa. Educate yourself about the Medical Director and the spa's philosophies before assuming all the treatments provided are legitimate and sound. A good facility will not make any promises or guarantees. As in the medical field, you can not look into a crystal ball and predict with certainty what your outcome will be. Evaluate the experience of the staff and go with your instincts. Ask questions and research the treatments you are considering. There are many cosmetic treatments being performed with unfounded claims. Doctors are often targeted by companies around the world claiming that their treatment or equipment is the latest and greatest only to find out later that the information was false or greatly exaggerated!
Pelage, (a French word for skin) was founded in 1999 by JoAnne Mendenhall. A nurse for 20 years JoAnne has an extensive medical background in internal medicine, infectious disease, oncology and dermatology. She became a laser specialist in 1996 and was instrumental in developing the first laser hair removal clinic in the Northwest. During that time, she also became certified in micropigmentation (permanent make-up). "I am so grateful to have had the unique experience of working with many brilliant physicians over the years. I have observed and learned so much from them and my patients," says JoAnne, Clinical Director of Pelage Spa and Skin Centre. "It is because of my experiences and observations that I decided to open a medical spa. I wanted to incorporate my medical background with my passion for well-founded skin care to educate people about appropriate skin care and treatments. The average consumer does not have access to the correct information needed to make good choices about treatments and available products."
Pelage Spa and Skin Centre
Address: 317 NW Gilman Blvd #16
Issaquah, WA 98027