Simply Spa Health
By Chelsea Pyne
Spas are no longer just for pampering. Usually, we picture an older woman relaxing with a Jim Carrey-like face mask and cucumbers over her eyes. However, this image has been developing to include persons of all ages and genders. Taking care of skin, whether it needs simple treatments or advanced medical technology, is not just for women and is not just for aesthetics. Everyone’s skin and body benefits from cleansing, acne treatments, detoxes, massages, and the like.
Ageless in the Triad Med Spa, the expansion of Advanced Oral & Facial Surgery of the Triad, gives clients and patients the convenience of the one-stop shop. On the corner of Old Winston Road and Hopkins Road, this cottage-like edifice offers a variety of treatments and surgeries in an elegant and peaceful office. Dr. Biggerstaff has been running Advanced Oral & Facial Surgery for several years and decided last September to give her patients everything they could need within a few swift steps. After a procedure, patients can easily transition over to the spa and be treated to a long list of options. Dr. Biggerstaff explained, “We have designed it to be a simple and fluid process. Patients that get brow or face lifts visit the spa for laser treatments to minimize the appearance of scars.” However, even with the ease and expertise that Dr. Biggerstaff provides, sometimes it takes a little courage to start becoming our best selves.
Most of us have a general idea of what is right for our own body, but it truly takes a professional to know what we need and how to balance our systems. Dr. Biggerstaff explained that after a 17-year-old’s aunt made him get a facial at Ageless, he has decided to return every month. “His face is clearer and brighter, he gets compliments on his skin, and you can visibly tell his confidence has gone way up,” Dr. Biggerstaff added.
In a similar way, Ageless in the Triad’s Morgan Mangum decided to become a Certified Medical Aesthetician by following in her cousin’s footsteps. “She helped heal my skin. I felt that people would stare at my acne, and not truly be looking at me.” As important as washing and cleansing our skin is, for some, the night time routine is not enough to keep a healthy, youthful, and clear complexion. “After working with my cousin, my breakouts went away and I learned how to take care of my skin. I instantly felt better about myself and that is exactly what I want to do for other people,” Morgan added.
With over 15 years of schooling, experience working in private practices, and starting her own practice in Kernersville, it is safe to say each patient leaves Dr. Biggerstaff’s doors with a smile (even those who just had their wisdom teeth removed are able to unveil a smile). Dr. Biggerstaff delights that her staff provides exceptional care. “I, myself, get treated by both Morgan and Anna on a regular basis, so I know how very talented they are,” she added.
Massage Therapist Anna Smith explains that because each staff member looks out for the other, they are always providing the best service possible. “Dr. Biggerstaff is extremely detail oriented and constantly looking for ways to improve the practice for both patients and staff,” Anna said. “We are always working on advancing what we do and never cutting corners. Seeing this progress makes our work satisfying and stress-free.”
With a plethora of services available, from injections, wraps, massages, and more, the right cleanse can be personalized to the T. “The way I work with patients is to find out what bothers them the most and go from there. Most desire botox, photofacials, and deep tissue massages.” One popular aspect of receiving the facial is the “vac.” Ageless has a special tool that sucks out the dirt and grime that cause the ominous blackheads. Getting a facial once a month will give new life to the skin, even once every seasonal change will make a big difference in pore appearance.
Ageless is seeing many clients in their thirties seek preventative care treatments while clients in their sixties opt for anti-aging procedures. No matter the age, it is never too early to start preventive care, especially with the intensity of our Carolina sun. The damage is easy to come by. One patient suffered from a genetic skin rash that several men in his family had developed; however, Dr. Biggerstaff was able to heal all the redness with IPL (intense pulsed light) by applying the photofacial technology.
Often, clients are seeking ways to not only prevent but address concerns they are currently struggling with. Ageless is one of just a few offices in North Carolina that offer the new non-invasive fat reduction laser, SculpSure. With no surgery and no downtime, it helps eliminate fat in stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen and love handles. SculpSure uses heat with surface cooling to “melt” away fat. Each treatment session lasts about 25 minutes and the treatment surface area is larger than other popular fat reduction modalities. They offer many other services such as body slimming wraps, detox wraps, body contouring, ear candles, laser therapies, hair removal, facials, waxing, botox, dysport, and xeomin injections. Whatever your need, Ageless is here to assist you in reaching your goals.
The reviews speak for themselves. Cindy Miles has been seeing Anna for massages for over four years now. “I have had other therapists, but Anna is the most thorough I have experienced…I have many aches and pains from playing volleyball for 25 years. Anna listens very carefully to my concerns and addresses them. She is intuitive and takes great care of me,” Cindy added. Anna specializes in prenatal massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, sinus massage, and TMJ massage.
Dr. Biggerstaff, Anna, and Morgan expressed their excitement for further expansion on services and product lines. Already carrying Obagi, Sapelo, and DoTerra, hopes for a high-end makeup line on the Ageless of the Triad Med Spa shelves are expected to be met soon. This will also provide Kernersville’s prom and bridal parties with a new outlet.
Visit their website to learn more at www.AgelessTriad.com. Appointments can be made by calling 336.992.4242, downloading the Ageless app, or stopping by at 900 Old Winston Rd, Suite 204 B in Kernersville.