Spa trends for Spring: Girls, it’s time to get ready for the beach
by Erin Williams
Special to The Star
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For women looking to revitalize not just their closets for spring, a day at the spa can be the perfect pick-me-up to wake up tired skin, hair, nails and more. We talked with two local dermatologists’ offices about the top treatments for spring, new services to look forward to, and the one thing you should never leave the house without doing.

Prestige Medical Spa: gel nails and a Botox birthday

Dr. Shelley H. Ray opened her dermatology practice in Anniston in 2001. She opened Prestige Medical Spa in Oxford in 2007.

Q: After a rough winter, what are most popular trends among women to revitalize their skin? Hair? Hands and feet?

A: Salt or sugar scrubs, followed by hydrating wraps for dry skin over the body. Microdermabrasion is great for smoothing rough, dry skin on the face.

Q: What is the top issue that women complain about when they come in for your services?

A: Not knowing what the best treatment is for their skin problems. There are so many options available. We can help patients determine which procedure and/or treatment will work best for them.

Q: What is the one treatment or service that women tend to ask for in the spring months?

A: Cellulite reduction (SmoothShapes is a treatment for cellulite reduction), spray tans and leg vein treatments for spider veins.

Q: What new services is Prestige offering for spring?

A: Gel polish for nails. The nails do not chip, the polish does not come off. Your polish stays looking fresh and new for two or more weeks.

Also, Botox will be turning 10 in April. Prestige Medical Spa will be having a Botox Birthday Party from 5-8 p.m. April 10. We will be celebrating in full birthday party fashion, and will offer great specials on Botox and fillers and Vivité Skin Care.

Q: If you could offer one tip for readers to follow, what would it be?

A: SUNSCREEN at all times!

Haynes Medi-Spa: Power peels and sports massage

Christa Heard, CRNP, has worked with dermatologist Dr. Stacy Haynes for five years. Dr. Haynes has practiced in Oxford for the past 15 years, and recently opened Haynes Medi-Spa on the top level of Salon Alon in Jacksonville.

Q: What are the top issues that women complain about when they come in for your services?

A: Problems with weight control, problems with skin (wrinkles, scars, discolorations, stretch marks, enlarged pores, etc). Sometimes, they just want to relieve stress with a massage or a hot stone relaxing facial.

Q: What are the top treatments or services that women tend to ask for in the spring?

A: Weight-loss services to get ready for beach/summer weather. Treatments that women ask for in the spring are for stretch marks, waxing services, light-based makeups (such as mineral makeup), and services to improve the way their skin looks.

Q: What new services is Haynes Medi-Spa offering for spring?

A: You can receive a 20 percent discount on our eMatrix laser (good for wrinkles, stretch marks, discolorations, etc.) by texting “ematrix” to 99000.

We also have a special on a PowerPeel, which is a combination of a chemical peel with a microdermabrasion (priced at $115); discounts on Botox ($12 per unit), and 10 percent off our weight loss and fitness program, which includes lipo injections.

Also, relieve your stress level with a Swedish or deep tissue massage. Athletes can receive a 10 percent discount for sports massages.

Q: If you could offer one tip for readers to follow, what would it be?

A: Enjoy being outside, but just protect yourself with sunscreen that blocks all three rays of the sun, and re-apply sunscreen frequently. Also, learn to take care of yourself physically with proper nutrition and exercise.


• Dr. Shelley H. Ray, Prestige Medical Spa, 1419 Hamric Drive East, Oxford, 256-241-6772,

• Dr. Stacy J. Haynes, Anniston Dermatology Center, 1702 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Oxford, 256-831-8100,

• Haynes Medi-Spa At Salon Alon, 406 Pelham Road, Jacksonville, 256-435-6707
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