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Being a woman over 50, I am always interested in learning about anti-aging treatments that make skin look more youthful. In a quest to learn about non-surgical anti-aging treatments, I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alethea Tinkle, owner of Bella by Alethea Medical Spa.
When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the intimate, boutique setting of the spa. The staff is extremely pleasant, friendly and professional. Before my first treatment, Alethea and I sat down in her office for a detailed consultation where we discussed treatment desires and expectations. She was very thorough with her knowledge of all services and the benefits that I could expect. Offering the best and most technologically advanced services is very important to Alethea and Bella offers treatments from 11 different lasers. This is very impressive for a small boutique medical spa.
Each treatment room is tastefully and elegantly outfitted to create a more cozy and comfortable atmosphere. I found this welcoming as I settled in for my first treatment which included a diamond microdermabrasion and Image O2 facelift treatment with the 10 step Bella facial. The Image 02 facelift treatment isn’t a surgical treatment but a “luxurious skin care treatment that infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.” The entire process was absolutely lovely! Very relaxing and informative. Immediately after my skin looked brighter, my pores looked smaller and my skin felt as smooth as velvet.
I made a follow up appointment with Alethea to tackle some of my biggest anti-aging concerns: dark spots/hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, loss of volume and a facial scar on my right cheek. During this visit she layered 3 laser treatments: Pixel Perfect facial, Venus Freeze and an IPL Photofacial. For the most part, the process was not uncomfortable. All three treatments were completed in 35 minutes with virtually no down time! On the day of treatment my face was pink and it felt like I had gotten a sunburn but by the next day, all redness was gone. My skin felt dry and tight and the dark spots on my face had become darker as they came closer to the surface. (Contrary to popular belief, dark spots don’t fade away. The only way to get rid of them is for them to come up to the surface of the skin and out. This happens as they become dry and flakey.)
It has been nine days since I received the laser treatments and there is a vast improvement in the scar on my right cheek that also extends over my right eye. Prior to the treatment, it was impossible to keep my blush from settling into the scar and causing my blush to look blotchy. The scar is almost undetectable, and my makeup glides on without any blotchiness or line of demarcation. The texture of my skin has also improved and my pores are barely visible. I can’t wait to see how my skin progresses as Alethea explained that full benefits will not be visible until around the 30 day mark, the typical timeline for collagen production.
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About Bella by Alethea:
Bella is nestled in a distinctive cottage in the “Heart of Buckhead” at 4603 Wieuca Rd. Established in 2010, Bella is the vision of Alethea Tinkle, a Clinical Aesthetician and Laser Specialist who focuses on long-lasting results and client satisfaction. Confidence, Pampering and Radiance shine throughout Bella and are the goal of each and every client visit. We love working with you to put your best face forward!
Whether you want to tighten or treat, thin down or tone up, this medical spa’s highly trained staff of medical professionals and laser-certified and licensed aestheticians prides itself on helping clients discover beauty through state-of-the-art science. Treatments here address every concern, from tell-tale aging signs and pesky cellulite to hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair and more. With a goal of more youthful skin, clients select from a menu of services for positive, long-lasting results. Through the use of safe and effective lasers, you can become fuzz-free near permanently with hair-removal sessions, or zap away sun-damage spots, blemishes and fine lines with Affirm resurfacing.
As a Medical Spa, we treat all skin types and most skin conditions. We have a laser that is FDA approved for African American skin to safely and effectively provide lasting laser hair removal, skin tightening, acne removal, and more, depending on your skin’s needs. Discover smooth skin with cellulite treatments and fat reduction, as well as their in-demand stretch mark resurfacing treatment. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and photofacials help uncover a fresh glow and a youthful complexion. Consultations are complimentary, and we would love to see you. Feel free to call or schedule online through our website.
Alethea owns and operates Bella as a Clinical Aesthetician and enjoys providing dramatic, lasting results for her clients. She graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2013, continued her education acquiring Laser Certification by Candela, Cynosure, Aesthera, and apprenticed under two Medical Doctors for three years before starting her own practice. Her knowledge and passion for skincare is unparalleled in Atlanta and she has a loyal following. She enjoys health and wellness, horseback riding, spending time with her family and, of course, helping to put her customer’s Best Face Forward!