What is a Medical Spa?
An interview with Raye Toscano
Many who are familiar with spa services do not really understand how a “medical” spa is different. Raye Toscano, owner of REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa in Northwood Plaza, explains that all spas provide calming facial treatments and soothing massage. Many of them provide additional services like permanent make-up, waxing, paraffin hand treatments, aromatic foot soaks and body polishing. The best spas understand that true relaxation and spiritual renewal requires attention to all of the senses. Delicious healthy beverages, pleasant aromas, exquisite surroundings and tranquil music, must all combine with expert touch to provide a true sanctuary of calm.
“We provide all of that for our clients,” Raye explains, “but a Medical Spa is so much more. At REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa, our client’s visit begins with a complimentary skin analysis using the revolutionary Visia™ imaging system. Irregularities in pigmentation, ultra violet damage, pore size, wrinkles and texture can be visualized using various filters. Our expert clinical aesthicians then tailor a treatment program to address each client’s individual needs. Because we are a Medical Spa, our skilled professionals can choose from multiple lines of cosmeceutical products like Skin Medica or even prescription-strength Ogagi.”
Specialized Medical Services performed by Physicians
For clients who desire an even greater degree of aesthetic transformation, REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa has two Board Certified Physicians who use the most sophisticated procedures and latest equipment to help clients erase away years of sun damage, stress and even dietary indulgences. Dr. Francis Toscano, a Duke University graduate and Dr. Laszlo Teleszky, a graduate of U. C. Berkeley, have trained with nationally renowned experts and have received Level 4 Classification in the artistic use of Botox, Facial Fillers and Lasers in Aesthetic Medicine. They can soften wrinkles and worry lines, diminish deep shadows around the nose and mouth and delicately plump and outline lips using Botox and the latest facial fillers. Sun damage, brown spots, reddened areas and even loose skin can be significantly improved using Intense Pulsed Light or an Erbium Laser. These are not the sort of services available at a standard spa.
“We also have the best hair-removal laser on the market,” Raye says. “Now that those summer tans are beginning to fade it’s the perfect time to get rid of unwanted hair. Imagine not having to shave at all next summer!”
SmartLipo™ available for the first time in Clearwater
“We are especially excited about our newest service,” Raye explained. “For the first time anywhere in the Clearwater area, SmartLipo™ by Cynosure is now available exclusively at REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa. No longer do you have to travel to Hillsborough County to experience the wonderful advantages of SmartLipo™ LaserBodySculpting.”
It seems that no matter how hard you exercise, how carefully you follow a healthy diet, how much weight you loose, there are always problem areas that never seem to completely go away. The roll around the waist, the bulges at the hips, the loose skin of the inner thighs or upper arms, even the jaw line and neck can all be sculpted using the SmartLipo™ Laser. A local anesthetic is infused through tiny incisions so that the procedure is virtually painless. The SmartLipo™ laser then melts the solid fat cells into a liquid which is removed using suction.
In addition, SmartLipo™ promotes the formation of new collagen and tightens the underside of the skin producing a smoother skin texture than ever possible with traditional liposuction. There is no need for general anesthesia and no I.V. medications are used. The results are impressive and permanent and the recovery time is very rapid. “The best way to determine if SmartLipo™ is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with one of our Physicians,” Raye explains.
The REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa story
“But that’s not the whole story,” she says. “At REDBAMBOO Medi•Spa, we have an unparalleled dedication to customer service. We believe that our clients deserved to be pampered in every way. We can even provide a Mercedes Limo pick-up service. And for the busy woman who needs a break from her daily grind, we will gladly schedule appointments outside of our normal business hours in the evenings or on weekends. Call us at 726-6100 to schedule your consult and visit us RBmedispa.com.