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New Year, New You: Emsculpt Neo vs CoolSculpting

With the year quickly coming to an end, the new year’s resolutions are piling up in our minds. If you’re struggling to get rid of excess body fat and feel confident in yourself again, non-invasive body contouring may be the perfect solution.

Emsculpt Neo and CoolSculpting are scientifically proven methods to diminish specific areas of fat pockets and tone your body. Club West Med Spa in Chesterfield County and Central Virginia is here to help you figure out which body contouring treatment is right for you.

Say goodbye to endless weight training with no results and say hello to a new and improved you. If you’re ready to discover how these innovative treatments can help you this next year, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

What is Emsculpt Neo?

EMSCULPT NEO is the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building in a combined 30-minute session. The procedure is minimally invasive and virtually painless and works by combining radiofrequency (RF) heat energy with high levels of high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM™) energy.

A few minutes into the procedure, the temperature in subcutaneous fat reaches levels that cause apoptosis when the fat cells are permanently damaged and slowly removed from the body. Extreme stress from apoptosis forces the muscle to adapt, increasing the number and growth of muscle fibers and cells.

What are the pros?

For the right candidate, Emsculpt offers many benefits and advantages. Some of the pros of body contouring treatment include:

  • Non-Invasive
    • While you need multiple treatment sessions to get the best results from Emsculpt, each session is short and non-invasive. Patients can lift and tone their bodies without being put under anesthesia. EMSculpt targets the muscle tissue without affecting the skin, so you don’t have to worry about scarring or stitches.
  • No Recovery Time
    • Since Emsculpt is non-invasive and relatively comfortable, most people can go back to their routine activities after treatment. You don’t have to be out of work or on rest for days. Some individuals engage in vigorous exercise a day or two after. Emsculpt provides surgery results without the knife and downtime.
  • Boosts Metabolism
    • While other body shaping treatments only focus on removing fat, Emsculpt focuses on toning and building muscle. Full remodeling of the muscular structure allows for increased fat metabolism. If combined with physical therapy sessions, Emsculpt can speed up the recovery process.

What are the cons?

Although Emsculpt is non-invasive, there are some risks and drawbacks to be aware of when receiving treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment. These side effects include:

  • Intense Sessions
    • Emsculpt isn’t uncomfortable or painful, but the treatment can feel like a vigorous workout at the gym. Not everyone will withstand this treatment when the electromagnetic waves are causing more muscle contractions than you could do during an intense workout.
  • Soreness or Fatigue
    • Since Emsculpt is not an invasive surgery, there is no downtime after, but you may feel a sense of soreness or fatigue. The soreness in the treated area can feel similar to after an intense workout at the gym. However, the soreness and fatigue only last for about a day or two after.
  • Not an Exercise Replacement
    • Emsculpt isn’t a one-and-done treatment, and you cannot rely solely on the procedure to keep fat off and muscles toned. Although it leads to muscle contractions, you’ll still want to maintain or start an exercise routine to maintain your muscle structure and fat loss. The treatment is not an exercise replacement.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is another non-surgical method to remove fat cells and achieve a more toned physique quickly. By utilizing two paddles to freeze fat cells to the point of breakdown, The treatment takes a few sessions to deliver results, but over time, the body gets rid of the fat cells damaged during the procedure.

CoolSculpting is not uncomfortable or painful, but you may feel minor pinching and numbness during the procedure. The treatment can last around an hour, and most patients can just sit back and relax while enduring it. If you have trouble areas along the stomach, waist, and buttock areas, this treatment may be the perfect solution for you.

What are the pros?

When there’s a virtually painless method to diminishing fat cells, why wouldn’t you want to try it out? Many people choose Coolsculpting to start their new year with a toned body. Learn about some of the reasons why:

  • No Hospital or Surgery
    • Forget needles, knives, and surgical protocols with this non-invasive fat-loss technique by cosmetic experts. With Coolsculpting, you don’t need to go to the hospital or prep for days as you do for surgery. The procedure can be done right in a dermatologist’s office during your break or after work.
  • No Downtime or Recovery Period
    • There is no need to prep before the treatment, which means no fasting or medications before or after the procedure. After the treatment is complete, you don’t have to worry about taking it easy or changing your daily routine. It is a great fat loss procedure if you cannot afford to miss work but still want a slimmer body.
  • Little Discomfort or Damage
    • Precision and technique are used to control the freezing on your body, and technology will turn off if your skin gets too cold. The gel pads used during Coolsculpting help protect your body as the handpiece draws the fat closer to the surface, leaving your muscle and tissue untouched. You are guaranteed a safe and effective procedure.

What are the cons?

Like any cosmetic procedure, Coolsculpting does have its disadvantages. Here are some things you should consider before receiving treatment:

  • Swelling or Bruising
    • After treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness in the targeted areas. This may be bothersome and visually unappealing, but the bruising and reduced sensation should go away within a couple of days. The skin is virtually left unharmed since the area is never cut into.
  • Bloating or Severe Numbing
    • These are less common side effects and happen only in rare cases. However, it is possible to feel bloated along the contact area for a few days. If you feel severe numbing on the skin or extreme pain around the site, you must contact your doctor immediately.
  • Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia
    • This side effect of Coolsculpting can enlarge the treated area rather than minimize it. When this happens, your fat cells expand instead of break down, and it will not go away with typical diets or exercise. It is an extremely rare side effect but can be removed with liposuction.

How Are You Going to Improve This Year?

At Club West Med Spa, we are dedicated to helping clients better themselves and achieve the look they want. Both Emsculpt and Coolsculpting use different forms of magnetic stimulation to tighten and tone muscles. They both require four treatments and are FDA-approved for the butt, thighs, and abs.

You now have the knowledge to decide which treatment is right for your body and lifestyle. Our team is always here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

For more information about these procedures, please contact us (link to contact us page) today at 804-897-5297.

Best Med Spa Services for Dry Winter Skin

The colder weather brings comfort, coziness, and, unfortunately, dry skin. But Club West Med Spa won’t let uncomfortable, cracked skin get in the way of your seasonal cheer. We’ve put this list together of dry winter skin treatments we recommend to ensure your skin looks and feels amazing all winter long.

Need more information about our med spa services? Contact us — we’d love to hear from you!

Refresh with Facials

A Club West Med Spa facial treatment will cleanse your pores — deeply purifying the surface of your skin and removing dry skin cells. When your skin is refreshed and cleared, there’s less of a risk of dry skin developing. Staying well moisturized and unblemished is an effective way to take a stand against signs of aging.

Recommended Therapy: HydraFacial

This new, results-driven facial delivers the benefits of a moisturizing massage as it deeply cleanses and hydrates your skin.

A Hydrafacial revitalizes your skin with moisture while also delivering nutrients for optimal absorption into the deeper layers of your complexion. After treatment, you’ll notice a smoother, more moisturized-looking youthful face! See additional info and pricing.

Rejuvenate with Chemical Peels

Do you feel like you’re applying all the moisturizer, lotion, and oil in the world but still dealing with painful dry, cracked, winter skin? This is common. With a bitter winter, over-the-counter skin-care products alone don’t do the trick. If you don’t know what to try next, go with a chemical peel. Our chemical peel therapy treats dry skin, reduces acne scars, fine lines, and assists with other complexion-related concerns.

Recommended Therapy: Vitalize Peel

Our most popular peel, Vitalize Peel, reduces discoloration and makes the skin appear more radiant. A Vitalize Peel smooths out wrinkles and roughness and relieves environmental factors, such as air pollution and cold weather. See additional info and pricing.

Exfoliate with Body Scrubs

If you notice your skin can get dull and flaky when temperatures drop, a full body scrub holds the ingredients to keep your skin refreshed and healthy. Our exfoliating treatments target dead skin and toxins while refreshing, moisturizing, and balancing your body.

Recommended Therapy: Coconut Scrub

Our coconut scrub is a mixture made of coconut oil and raw sugar cane. The soothing, moisturizing properties are demonstrated by its ability to remove dead skin cells while leaving behind an ultra- radiant complexion for all skin types. Our clients find this treatment especially helpful during colder months. See additional info and pricing.

Plan Ahead with Laser Therapy

When you put a laser therapy appointment on the calendar during wintertime, heightened skin protection is provided, the risk of sunburns is reduced, and you have ample time to recover before summer. Best of all? It treats skin concerns colder months bring. Whether you have eczema or your everyday dry skin, certain laser procedures promote a youthful glow, even when the snow is falling.

Recommended Therapy: Clear & Brilliant

Clear and Brilliant is a 30-minute resurfacing, anti-aging laser treatment and is an effective way to give your skin a gentle glow by improving the tone and texture of the surface. It also reduces pores size. See additional info and pricing.

Chase the Sun with Airbrush Tanning

Is your skin missing the sun? We all know the loss of sun during the winter can lead to pale, pasty skin. However, an airbrush tanning will restore your glow! And it’s not just about your appearance: spray-tanning when it’s winter keeps your skin healthy, no matter how severe the cold becomes.

Recommended Therapy: Aesthetic Airbrush Tanning Sessions

South Seas® Skincare doesn’t just provide a flawless tan; it also protects your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Our product is made with only natural ingredients and paraben-free formulas for worry-free results.

Club West Only Provides the Best

At Club West Med Spa, our talented team is here to soothe your seasonal stress by delivering first-class med spa services. We understand that every client is unique and has a particular set of needs — get in touch with us and we’ll let you know which treatment is the best option for you.

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Fall & Winter Skin Care Tips

Autumn is well underway, and with winter right around the corner, your skin might be feeling the seasonal shift!

Even though the temperatures don’t drop to sub-zero levels in the Greater Richmond region, the moderate cold we experience in this part of Virginia can still do a number on our skin.

Based in Midlothian, VA, Club West Med Spa has seen what the winter can do to people’s skin ‒ and we’re here to share our best fall and winter skin care tips so you can maintain the softness and suppleness of your skin, no matter how cold and dry it gets to be outside!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment at our spa, contact us today.

Moisturize Every Day

As the weather gets colder, our skin is more prone to becoming dry. By moisturizing every day, you can prevent dryness and irritation and maintain a soft and healthy complexion.

Even if you are already moisturizing every day, your skin may be extra sensitive to the cold. You may not be moisturizing enough, and if you need to moisturize 2-3 times per day in the fall and winter, you should. Or, it very well may be time to switch up your moisturizer and opt for one that is thicker or contains natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, or oat.

Chances are that you moisturize your skin after taking a shower. In the fall and wintertime, nothing beats a hot shower, but you could be doing your skin and moisturizer a disservice by staying in a hot shower for too long. Hot water will dry your skin out, so we recommend turning the heat down, taking shorter showers, and pat drying your skin afterward with a towel.

Need a recommendation for a moisturizer and other fall and winter skin care tips? Get in touch with Club West Med Spa! Our aestheticians are happy to help!

Humidify Your Home

Between the cold temperatures and the dry air caused by heating systems, moisturizing your skin every day may not cut it. With that said, we recommend maintaining a moist environment in your home.

Using a humidifier is the best way to add moisture to dry air, but there are other measures you can take:

  • Add houseplants to your home.
  • Open the bathroom door when taking a steamy shower.
  • Minimize use of your dryer (& hang clothes to dry.)
  • Cook more on the stovetop or boil more water.
  • Place bowls of water near radiators/heat registers.

Humidifying your home will not only prevent skin dryness but will also ward off a scratchy throat, dry cough, cracked lips, static electricity, and sinus headaches.

What are some other fall and winter skin care tips? Read on to take your skin care regimen to the next level during the cold months!

Pamper Yourself at Home

We indeed spend more time indoors during the cold months. So while you’re watching Netflix or staying cozy at home, give your skin some much-needed TLC.

Create a relaxing, spa-like environment at home by lighting some candles, dimming the lights, and playing ambient music. Before giving yourself a facial, remove all makeup and thoroughly wash your face with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. Steam your skin by hovering your face over a bowl of hot water and placing a towel over your head.

Exfoliating your skin will remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth. However, limit your exfoliation treatments to one to two times per month. Over-exfoliation can make skin more prone to dryness and inflammation in the winter. After exfoliating, make sure you apply hydrating moisturizers and serums.

Treat Yourself to a Day at the Spa

When you need a little getaway from the chilly temperatures and the daily grind, treat yourself to a day at a spa!

Whether you’d like to pamper yourself with facials, massages, medical spa treatment, or a combination of these services, Club West Med Spa has something in store for you to curb the wintertime blues and make you feel refreshed and anew.

After all, relaxing and minimizing stress are essential to maintaining healthy, glowing skin ‒ and our aestheticians would be happy to share more personal fall and winter skin care tips with you.

Nourish & Hydrate Yourself

Eating right and drinking enough water is important year-round. But when it comes to preventing dry skin in the fall and winter, staying nourished and hydrated can go the extra mile for your complexion.

As a general rule of thumb, adults should drink four to six cups of water each day. You can vary up your water intake by infusing water or herbal tea with lemons or oranges. (Citrus fruits contain high levels of antioxidants which can help remove dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth.) You can also supplement your beverages with collagen supplements.

What are the best foods to eat for healthy skin in the wintertime? Here’s a breakdown:

  • Salmon & other fatty fish (for their rich supply of skin-boosting omega-3 fatty acids.)
  • Avocados (fortunately, they are in season from January through March!)
  • Pumpkin seeds (they are high in zinc & make a great snack.)
  • Sweet potatoes (a great source of vitamin A that pairs well with protein on a cold night.)
  • Homemade broccoli or butternut squash soup (delicious in the winter AND great for hair & skin!)

Instead of indulging in holiday cookies, alcohol, and pies over the fall and winter, curb your sweet tooth with a serving of dark chocolate (1-2 oz, or about 1 to 2 squares). Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which can protect your skin and leave it feeling smooth and plump. Make sure your chocolate is at least 70% cocoa. Sugary milk chocolate can increase your chances of an acne breakout.

We Love Fall & Winter Skin Care Tips ‒ & We Hope You Will, Too

Our skin doesn’t have to take the brunt when the cold weather arrives. With these fall and winter skin care tips, you can achieve and maintain your healthiest and most beautiful complexion – the snow and frigid temperatures won’t stand a chance!

Have questions about a particular skin problem? Does your skin break out or experience extreme dryness in the fall and winter? Club West Med Spa is here to help! Contact us today to schedule a consultation or if you’d like recommendations for moisturizers and other skin care products. We invite patients throughout Midlothian, VA, and the Greater Richmond region to our day spa all winter long!

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EMSCULPT NEO® vs CoolSculpting®: Which Is Better?

Tired of doing endless crunches and squats to no avail? Are you struggling to lose stubborn belly fat and gain definition in your thighs, arms, and buttocks?

Introducing the latest in non-invasive body contouring, Club West Med Spa is one of the first day spas in Chesterfield County and Central Virginia to utilize the EMSCULPT NEO®.

But that’s not all. We also offer CoolSculpting® for those who want to target specific areas of fat pockets.

What are the differences between EMSCULPT NEO vs. CoolSculpting? Not sure which procedure is right for you?

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO and how they can help you achieve your body goals. We’ll also discuss how you can expedite and ensure long-lasting results with either procedure!

If you’re ready to discover the power of these innovative treatments and how they can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.


EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that targets and burns fat cells while simultaneously building muscle mass. It is a next generation treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) heat energy with high levels of high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM™) energy.

The EMSCULPT NEO procedure is virtually painless. Patients may experience warmth and sensations similar to muscle contractions during the procedure.

How Effective Is EMSCULPT NEO?

Applied to different areas of the body, which can include the abdomen, buttocks, legs, calves, and arms, one 30-minute session is the equivalent of 20,000 squats and 20,000 crunches. On average, you can expect 30% fat reduction and 25% muscle gains after four 30-minute sessions.

Compared to the standard EMSCULPT®, this procedure produces better, tighter, and longer-lasting results. The combined powers of HIFEM and RF energy in the EMSCULPT NEO delivers a higher blood supply to muscles, causing them to contract more rapidly and build muscle cells at a faster rate. At the same time, the combined radiofrequency and electromagnetic energy targets deeper layers of visceral fat cells, damaging them, and causing them to break down permanently.

Are You a Candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

Even with diet and exercise, some people can struggle to lose stubborn body fat and build muscle. EMSCULPT NEO is ideal for those who want to simultaneously reduce fat and tone their bodies.

Men and women with a body mass index of 30 or less are eligible for treatment. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.


Are you looking to target distinct bulges of stubborn fat?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that helps individuals reduce specific areas of fat through the method of cryolipolysis.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The CoolSculpting device targets a specific area of the body between two paddles. These paddles freeze fat cells to a temperature that causes them to break down. Over time, the body naturally expels these dead fat cells. The procedure is often sought by patients who struggle with fat bulges on the belly, thighs, buttocks area, along the bra line, under the jaw, or in the upper arms.

CoolSculpting is generally painless, but patients do experience minor pinching and numbness during the procedure.

Are You a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is recommended for those who have not been able to remove stubborn areas of fat with diet and exercise. Patients who are at a healthy weight are the best candidates for CoolSculpting. Patients who are slightly overweight may also be candidates for CoolSculpting.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting. We’re happy to help you explore all of your treatment options.

How to Maintain Long-Lasting Body Sculpting Results

The quality of your long-term results with CoolSculpting or EMSCULPT NEO will depend on whether or not you’re able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a rule of thumb, the more weight you gain post-treatment, the less noticeable the results will be.

It’s recommended that patients focus on losing or maintaining weight after treatment. Consistent exercise and a healthy diet rich in protein and whole foods can help with this. Staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep each night, and reducing stress are also ways you can ward off weight gain.

Is EMSCULPT NEO® or CoolSculpting® Right for You?

At Club West Med Spa, we’re here to help our clients regain their confidence and achieve a higher quality of life through the power of non-surgical, body contouring devices.

If you’d like to learn more about the differences between EMSCULPT NEO® vs. CoolSculpting®, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.

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New Med Spa Treatments: Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Are you ready to achieve younger, brighter, and healthier-looking skin?

As the premier medical spa in Chesterfield County, VA, Club West Med Spa offers a diverse selection of skin treatments that reduce signs of aging and improve your overall complexion. We’ve recently introduced two new medical spa treatments, Virtue RF and CoolPeel, and we’re excited for what they have in store for our patients.

Read on to discover more about the rejuvenating powers of Virtue RF microneedling and the innovative CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing treatment. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for Virtue RF or CoolPeel treatment, contact us today!

Virtue RF Microneedling

Combining the power of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy, Virtue RF is a versatile, minimally-invasive treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production to minimize pores, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and much more.

Wish you had smooth and supple skin? Are you self-conscious of acne scars, blemishes, uneven skin tone, or stretch marks?

Virtue RF may be the right med spa treatment for you! Next, we’ll explore how it works and what you can expect during and after treatment.

How Does Virtue RF Microneedling Work?

Virtue RF works similarly to traditional microneedling treatments. By penetrating deep beyond the top layer of the skin, Virtue’s microneedles stimulate collagen and elastin production.

But that’s not all. The microneedles simultaneously open up channels within the dermis layer to transfer radiofrequency energy, enhancing the production and flow of collagen and elastin. The radio frequency energy travels deep within the dermis layer to target and reduce scars, tighten skin, and create a healthier, glowing complexion.

Does Virtue RF Work on All Skin Types?

Yes! Virtue RF can yield beautiful, long-lasting results for patients of all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

So, whether you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, loose skin, or stretch marks, you can benefit from Virtue RF microneedling.

Because Virtue RF’s system utilizes multiple microneedling handpieces, you can target facial skin and problem areas across your body.

Is Virtue RF Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

Virtue RF is minimally invasive and pain-free and is widely considered one of the most comfortable microneedling treatments in the market today.

Insertions of the microneedles are precise, minimizing tearing, trauma, and scratching. Your provider will most likely apply an anesthetic numbing cream before treatment goes underway to help soothe the area. You may experience light pressure while we apply the handpiece and emit heat from it.

The entire treatment process, including skin preparation and post-treatment, can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. The microneedling process itself lasts around 20 minutes. After treatment, patients wear a moisturizing, anti-inflammatory Microcurrent Dual Face Mask to reduce redness and promote healing.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

Downtime after Virtue RF treatment is minimal, meaning you can resume work and normal activity right after treatment. You may experience some skin redness for the first few hours after treatment.

Wearing sunscreen and avoiding exfoliating skin washes and treatments for the first 24 hours post-treatment can also reduce redness. It’s also recommended that patients avoid wearing makeup soon after and at least a day after treatment.

Your skin may feel smoother soon after treatment. It takes anywhere from four to six weeks for noticeably full results to show. For best results, we recommend a series of three to four treatments over the course of several months.


Wish you could shed years off your skin and radiate with a youthful glow? CoolPeel is a new, non-invasive CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment that is helping patients take control over age spots, sun damage, acne scars, loose skin, and the effects of aging.

What makes CoolPeel so innovative? Let’s take a closer look!

How Does CoolPeel Work?

Utilizing the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser, CoolPeel removes the damaged upper layer of the skin. It then delivers short pulses of laser energy, which stimulates collagen production.

Unlike other CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments, CoolPeel does not produce heat throughout the procedure, making it a more comfortable treatment option that yields a faster healing period.

Does CoolPeel Work on All Skin Types?

CoolPeel is most effective on skin affected by sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Laser skin resurfacing treatment can potentially cause discoloration. Any patient wishing to undergo CoolPeel, or any other type of laser skin resurfacing treatment, should consult with a doctor first and go over their medical history. There may be other medical spa treatments that are more effective with your skin type and can help you achieve a younger and healthier complexion.

Is CoolPeel Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

A facial CoolPeel treatment typically lasts anywhere from five to 20 minutes. You can expect a longer treatment time if you’re targeting areas like the neck or chest.

Treatment is not painful. It is generally considered one of the more comfortable laser skin resurfacing treatments available.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

It takes around 10 days for CoolPeel to show noticeable results. The treatment will gradually take full effect over the course of a few months as your skin produces more collagen.

Downtime after CoolPeel is minimal. You can resume work and normal day-to-day activities. You may experience mild redness within the first 24 hours after treatment ‒ but it is no worse than a slight sunburn. Some dryness may occur.

You can minimize redness and irritation by drinking lots of water and avoiding sunlight, face coverings, makeup, perfume, as well as topical ointments and creams. You should also minimize contact with bleach products in the first few days after treatment. Talk to your provider about which skin lotions you should use to keep your skin hydrated following treatment.

Achieve Your Best Skin with Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Virtue RF microneedling and CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing are transforming the way we address the effects of aging on the skin. But did you know that Virtue RF and CoolPeel can work in unison to intensify results AND create a more gorgeous, youthful glow?

Whether you’re interested in these treatments separately or making them both a part of your skin regimen plan, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Club West Med Spa. We look forward to educating our patients on the rejuvenating powers of both Virtue RF and CoolPeel ‒ and we look forward to seeing the results work wonders for all skin types!

Contact us today to get started!

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Collagen Serums, Ingredients & Remedies

Collagen: it seems to be a huge trend in the beauty industry, with products saturating the market. With all of the promises, information, and “magic” ingredients out there, it becomes difficult to determine which products and treatments are best for you and your skin.

The good news is, not everyone needs expensive and timely procedures. There are a number of products you can use from the comfort of your home to give you beautiful results.

In this blog post, Club West Med Spa will break down five products you can use at home to replenish your skin with collagen-boosting ingredients.

Why Do I Need Collagen Products Anyway?

The fact of the matter is, collagen production starts to slow down around age 25. This could impact the appearance of your skin, giving it a thin or wrinkled look. But fear not. With the right collagen serums, ingredients, and remedies, you can keep your skin looking smooth and youthful without breaking the bank.

Aside from improving your skin’s appearance, using these at-home products are also an excellent way to practice self-care so you can look and feel your best.

If you have any questions about collagen and how collagen ingredients can impact your skin, please contact us!

5 Skin Care Products That Help with Collagen Loss

SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum

If your skin suffers from coarse wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin, this is the product for you. This is a skin rejuvenation formula powered by TNS®-MR and Renessence (RSC) Advanced. This combination encourages skin cell renewal while supporting collagen and elastin levels, revealing a smoother, more radiant, and youthful complexion.

Club West’s Age Interrupter Serum

Say goodbye to toxic fillers. This serum is a topical, needle-less collagen booster that safely targets fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead while also hydrating the skin, leaving you with a radiant glow. Our formula reactivates collagen I (the most abundant collagen), collagen III (a big part of our skin and organs), and elastin production to strengthen skin.

Eminence Organics Bamboo Firming Fluid

If you’re interested in the benefits of retinol but would like to try a natural alternative, this is the product for you. This silky serum concentrate is formulated with a natural retinol alternative that won’t dry out your skin. The botanical-based complex mimics the effects of retinol by lifting and tightening the skin without causing dryness. Derived from chicory root and tara tree extract, it provides the same firming and smoothing results without the risk of irritation and downtime.

Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum

Another natural solution, this Collagen+ Complex combines botanical collagen, natural plant peptides, and algae extracts. Together, these ingredients leave the skin looking healthy and elastic. The Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream can be added to any skincare routine to deliver significantly smoother, plumper, and more youthful-looking skin.

Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum

This antioxidant-rich serum combines potent Vitamin C with Vitamin E and ferulic acid. Together, these ingredients help the skin look firm and plump, with the visible signs of aging reduced. Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar tells us: “We formulated the Vitamin C concentration to the optimal amount to be non-irritating and still provide powerful antioxidant benefits.”

How to Decide Which Collagen Products are Right For You?

Everyone’s skin and body are different. It can be challenging to find the right collagen solutions when there is no one-size-fits-all serum or ingredient to satisfy your needs. Club West Med Spa recommends these five collagen products that you can use in the comfort of your home as you start your journey to healthier skin.

Of course, you can always take advantage of professional procedures to improve your skin’s appearance. If you would like to schedule a facial to touch up your skin and learn more about collagen products, contact Club West Med Spa today.

The Coolest Way To Slim Down For Summer!

Ready for summer and the sun but suffering from stubborn weight that won’t quit? We’ve got the answer here at Club West Med Spa and Kinetique. By joining two of our favorites together, CoolSculpting and personal training, we have the perfect duo to get beach body ready!

Haven’t Heard About The Coolest Way To Freeze Your Fat?

CoolSculpting is the #1 FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that uses state-of-the-art cooling technology called Cryolipolysis. This treatment targets fat cells, bringing them to such a low temperature that they are crystallized and eliminated through the lymphatic drainage system, naturally through your body’s waste processing system. This is done without causing any other damage to the surrounding tissue and nerves, targeting only the fat cells.

Since CoolSculpting is non-surgical, that means you can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure! To jump-start this process and intensify your results, we add regular exercise to complete your total health transformation!

How Soon Can I Expect Results?

Over the next weeks following your treatment, your body will be eliminating the dead cells from your body. You’ll have noticeable results in as little as 3 weeks, with the most dramatic results in just two months. CoolSculpting can not only help those who have been practicing healthy habits, but it also helps motivate you to start your fitness journey!

Do I Need To Change My Diet for CoolSculpting To Be Effective?

CoolSculpting does not require a strict diet or guidelines, but it has been proven that patients who engage in regular physical activity have experienced the most dramatic results. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain, and you’ll be beach body ready all year round! Not only that, but you have the potential of maximizing your results through regular exercise as well.

Not only will you maintain your CoolSculpting looks, but you will be helping your overall health by lowering your cholesterol, improving your heart function, and boosting your metabolism. Additionally, science has proven that exercise helps battle many health conditions and chronic diseases while improving your overall mood and energy levels!

How Can I Get Started With CoolSculpting?

Want a treatment plan that’s tailored to YOUR body and YOUR goals!? Our trainers at Kinetique will customize a treatment plan focused on your fitness goal, whether weight loss, toning, mobility or overall health.

Call us at 804-897-5297 or visit us to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn more about our Total Transformation Package, including a 2-month Series of Personal Training at Kinetique with our NASM Certified Trainer!

What Are the Best Procedures to Produce Collagen?

You’ve seen the variety of powders, drinks, and supplements sold in stores, and you’ve watched countless social media influencers rave and promote its powerful effects. Collagen is everywhere, but few of us understand it.

What is collagen? What are the best procedures to produce collagen production, and is collagen the ultimate secret to radiant, youthful skin?

At Club West Med Spa, we work hard to educate our clients and help them achieve great skin and overall health. From helping you maintain your body’s natural collagen levels to providing advanced facial and medical spa treatment, we’re ready to help you discover the power of collagen.

Here’s everything you need to know about collagen and which medical spa treatments might be right for you! If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us, reach out today!

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that makes up our muscles, bones, and skin. It keeps our skin strong, firm, plump, and youthful.

By binding our cells and tissues together, collagen strengthens and keeps the top layer of our skin firm, plump, and youthful. In addition to volumizing our complexions, collagen prevents sagging and creasing and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and cellulite.

Do We Lose Collagen As We Age?

Our bodies naturally produce and break down collagen. When we’re younger, our bodies produce collagen at a faster rate, but this process begins to slow down as we enter older age.

When we lose more collagen than we produce, the visible signs of aging quickly start to emerge. As collagen levels drop, our skin becomes thinner, starts to droop, and develops fine lines and wrinkles. This is also why crepey skin develops.

What Are the Best Treatments for Collagen Production?

Despite the natural process of aging, there are traditional and medical spa treatments that can naturally boost the body’s production of collagen. What are the best procedures to produce collagen? We’ll explore them next!


Do you struggle with wrinkles, scars, or uneven skin texture?

Painless and minimally invasive, microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin by creating tiny pins or microchannels in the top layer of the skin. There are two types of microneedling procedures we perform in our office to help patients produce more collagen.

By combining the powers of the microneedles and laser light, the Vivace RF Microneedling procedure specifically tightens skin and penetrates deep wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores.

The Eclipse MicroPen® can also trigger collagen production, stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen, improve blood flow to the skin, and increase the release of growth factors to even out skin tone and texture.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation or learn more about microneedling, contact us today.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our skin and helps it look fresh and young. But as we age. the levels of hyaluronic acid drop dramatically.

Juvederm, Voluma, and Volbella fillers are mainly used to restore volume loss in the cheeks and lower face. But as the body absorbs these hyaluronic acid fillers over time, they help boost collagen production and subsequently create a smoother skin surface.

Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation for hyaluronic acid fillers. We’ll go over your cosmetic goals and determine the best hyaluronic filler for your needs.


Because they increase circulation and improve blood flow, traditional facials are great treatment methods for stimulating collagen production.

We also utilize the patented HydraFacial treatment to make facial skin firmer and plumper. Using a technique known as hydradermabrasion, the HydraFacial cleanses, peels, and hydrates the skin, all while removing old skin cells.

Following your HydraFacial, we’ll apply a CTGF (connective tissue growth factor) booster serum that’s filled with peptides and antioxidants for a beautiful glow.

LED Red Light Therapy

LED Red Light Therapy stimulates collagen production and density to reduce wrinkles, remove scarring, improve complexion, and improve the skin’s overall appearance.

Club West Med Spa offers LED Red Light Therapy as an add-on for all of our facials. Request your appointment today!

Microcurrent Therapy

Is your skin in the early stages of aging? If you’re beginning to notice wrinkles, fine lines, or aging spots, you may find Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy beneficial.

By stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts, this treatment can produce healthy, high-quality collagen. Club West Med Spa offers Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy as an add-on for all our facials.

Which Collagen-Producing Procedures Are Right for You?

Are you ready to step up your skin care regimen and finally achieve healthier, firmer, voluminous skin? Request an appointment at Club West Med Spa today and we’ll help determine the best procedures to produce collagen specifically for your skin type!

In addition to these medical spa treatments, there are a variety of serums and natural ingredients that can produce collagen. Stay tuned to our blog for another post on these products and ways to boost collagen.

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Benefits of Combining the Hydrafacial & Dermaplaning

There’s no shortage of facials and medical spa treatments out there. So, what’s an out-of-this-world facial that will leave your skin brighter, softer, and looking like you’re a 20-something ready to take on the world?

Club West Med Spa is here to let you in on a little secret:

If you’re ready to transform your facial skin and restore it to its natural, youthful glow, then it’s time to experience the rejuvenating combination of the Hydrafacial and dermaplaning.

What are the benefits of combining the Hydrafacial and dermaplaning? How do they work and what can you expect during and after treatment?

Read on to find out (we have something special in store for you!)

What Is Dermaplaning?

Akin to shaving your face without the plucking, burn, or bumps, dermaplaning is a powerful exfoliation treatment that naturally heals the skin and replenishes its soft and bright complexion.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Using a medical-grade blade to gently remove built-up dead skin cells and vellus hairs, one of our expert estheticians will reveal a newer layer of skin right underneath, stimulating the body’s healing process and boosting the production of collagen simultaneously.

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Say “no more” to dull, dry skin! After dermaplaning treatment, you can experience the following benefits:

  • Softer, brighter skin
  • Curtailment of acne breakouts
  • Better absorption of skincare products
  • Minimization of pores
  • Smoother application of makeup

Sound too good to be true? After exfoliating away the dead skin layer with dermaplaning, you can take your skincare transformation up a notch by combining it with the HydraFacial treatment…

What Is a HydraFacial?

Did you know the HydraFacial treatment is performed somewhere on the globe every 15 seconds?

There’s good reason why!

This is a treatment process that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin thoroughly. In 30 minutes, you can improve your skin’s tone and texture without downtime. Over time and with a regular regimen, you will notice improvements in your skin, including a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

How Does a HydraFacial Work?

This is a treatment process that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin thoroughly. In 30 minutes, you can improve your skin’s tone and texture without downtime. Over time and with a regular regimen, you will notice improvements in your skin, including a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Gentle, effective, and oh-so-revitalizing, HydraFacial is a newer type of treatment that can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, cleansing the skin for a smoother and moisturized glow.

Utilizing HydraFacial’s patented vortex technology to cleanse, extract, hydrate, and protect the skin, we can gently remove impurities and improve the overall tone and texture of your face in just 30 minutes. We’ll then prep the skin for the exfoliation phase, following it with a luxurious fruit acid peel treatment.

Lastly, we’ll apply a protective, hydrating serum to guard and moisturize your facial skin, leaving a fresh, clean, and dewy glow!

What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?

In addition to transforming the natural glow of your facial skin, the HydraFacial has the following benefits:

  • Safe & fast
  • No downtime
  • Painless
  • Instant results
  • Highly customizable
  • Works on all skin types
  • Promotes healthy skin

So, what ultimately happens when you get a dermaplaning treatment and a HydraFacial at the same time?

Experience the Benefits of the Hydrafacial & Dermaplaning

By combining the powers of dermaplaning and the HydraFacial, you can ultimately experience a revitalizing and more effective facial.

No matter your skin concerns, whether you struggle with age lines, wrinkles, dull skin, uneven tone, or acne, combining the HydraFacial with dermaplaning can work for you.

Deep clean your skin, unclog pores, penetrate your skin’s natural healing process, and feel confident with a brighter and healthier glow. What could be better?

Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, is offering a $185 special on our dermaplaning and HydraFacial treatment combination! Contact us today to learn more.

Making Skincare New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is in full swing! No doubt “New Year, New You” is still ringing in your ears every time you think about your resolutions for 2021. Here at Club West Med Spa, we want to help you become a better you by giving you some tips and tricks on how to up your skincare game throughout the year.

We’ve put together some skincare resolutions that will help your skin look and feel healthier while giving you the radiance you deserve.

Care For More Than Just Your Face

For many people, their skincare routine is mostly focused on their face and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. While caring for your face is important, it is also essential to give the rest of your body some love. Especially in the winter months, it is a great idea to invest in a good body moisturizer or lotion and incorporate exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing applying these products into your daily routines.

Give Your Lips Some Love Too!

Your lips have some of the most delicate skin on your body, yet it is easy to overlook them in your skincare regimen. If you are only caring for your lips when they are split, chapped, or hurting, you may not be doing enough to care for this part of your body. Gentle exfoliation with a lip scrub once or twice a week, applying lip balm during the day, and using a lip treatment at night can help keep your lips moisturizing and healthy.

Wear More Sunscreen

Regardless of what time of year it is, wearing sunscreen is important. While most of your skin may be covered up in the winter, it is still essential to apply daily SPF to the skin (mainly your face) that is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen provides a barrier of protection from harmful UV rays and can help slow down signs of aging. This year, if wearing more sunscreen is one of your resolutions, start by using a daily moisturizer that contains SPF!

Avoid Hot Showers

There is nothing better than jumping in a hot shower after a long day or being out in the cold. While the hot water feels good when you are in the shower, it may be doing more harm than good for your skin. The hot water strips your skin of its natural moisturizing oils, which can result in dry skin.

Instead of cranking the heating while you are sudsy up, opt for taking a lukewarm shower, followed by applying lotion and putting on some comfy pajamas or clothes. This can help you get cozy while ensuring your skin retains much-needed moisture.

Stop Sleeping In Your Makeup

We’ve all done it, but sleeping in your makeup is one of the biggest skincare faux pas you can make.

It may seem innocuous to your skin, but sleeping in your makeup can cause it to mix with the oil and dirt built up on the surface of your skin, leading to clogged pores. This, in turn, can cause blackheads and breakouts. Taking a few minutes to remove your makeup and wash your face at the end of the day will keep your skin happy!

Stay Hydrated Inside & Out

Drinking plenty of water is a must no matter the season, as it promotes healthy digestion, improves skin tone, and more. In addition to drinking more water, it is also essential to keep moisture in the air, especially in the winter months. If you do not have a humidifier or two in your home and suffer from dry skin, it is a worthwhile investment and can help ease your discomfort!


Regularly exfoliating your face and body not only helps remove dead skin but can also help your skin retain more moisture and look more radiant. There are exfoliation products, such as body scrubs, for every skin type, so experiment with different products to see what helps your skin feel its best.

We Can Help You Rejuvenate Your Skin

Let us help you keep your resolutions for your skin this year! Club West Med Spa welcomes guests from Midlothian, VA, and surrounding areas. We offer several spa services, including facials, massages, body treatments, and more.

To schedule your visit, please contact us today at 804-897-5297.