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SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

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INJECTABLE TREATMENTS

INJECTABLE TREATMENTS

Injectable Treatments are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds (“smile lines”), contour the body (reducing the appearance of a “double chin”), and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating a structured framework and volume to the face and lips.
INJECTABLE TREATMENTS
FACIAL TREATMENTS

FACIAL TREATMENTS

Facial Treatments are a family of skin-care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation (physical & chemical), extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are used for general skin health and specific skin conditions.
FACIAL TREATMENTS
LASER SKIN RESURFACING

LASER SKIN RESURFACING

Laser Skin Resurfacing affects human tissue by transferring radiant energy to the target cells. Cosmetic lasers are used to treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Skin Tightening, Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Hair Removal, Acne, and Acne Scars.
LASER TREATMENTS
SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING

SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING

Radio-Frequency (RF) Microneedling uses RF energy to heat the skin to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to tighten the skin.
SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING
COSMETIC SURGERY

COSMETIC SURGERY

Cosmetic Surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance. Procedures include Facelift, Brow/Ft, Eyelid Lift, Ear Pinning, Ear Reshaping, Hair Replacement Surgery, and more.
COSMETIC SURGERY
#1 BEST MED SPA SHOP

#1 BEST MED SPA SHOP

In addition to our wide array of Cosmetic Services, we are also proud to offer our clients a wide array of Cosmetic Products.
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We offer Botox injections to reduce the formation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and Juvederm dermal facial fillers to enhance lost volume. We offer RF microneedling, chemical peels and skin care products.

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BEST MEDICAL SPA

Sandia Skin + Face, the #1 Best Medical Spa (Med Spa) located in Albuquerque NM, is run by our highly skilled, Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Tonya C. Tuggle. Sandia Skin + Face is Albuquerque’s #1 Choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow.

Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skincare and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. She received her training in cosmetic injections through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and offered a wide variety of anti-aging and restorative procedures to help you age gracefully.

Contact our office for a complimentary consultation to learn what services will best address your facial aesthetic concerns. Be sure to check out our Loyalty Program for BOTOX & Xeomin!

Our Best Med Spa treatment includes:

INJECTABLE TREATMENTS: Injectable Treatments are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds (“smile lines”), contour the body (reducing the appearance of a “double chin”), and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating a structured framework and volume to the face and lips.

FACIAL TREATMENTS: Facial Treatments are a family of skin-care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation (physical & chemical), extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are used for general skin health and specific skin conditions.

LASER SKIN RESURFACING: Laser Skin Resurfacing affects human tissue by transferring radiant energy to the target cells. Cosmetic lasers are used to treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Skin Tightening, Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Hair Removal, Acne, and Acne Scars.

SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING: Radio-Frequency (RF) Microneedling uses RF energy to heat the skin to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to tighten the skin.

COSMETIC SURGERY: Cosmetic Surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance. Procedures include Facelift, Brow/Ft, Eyelid Lift, Ear Pinning, Ear Reshaping, Hair Replacement Surgery, and more.

SHOP COSMETIC PRODUCTS: In addition to our wide array of Cosmetic Services, we are also proud to offer our clients a wide array of Cosmetic Products.

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FAQ

The American Med Spa Association defines a medical spa as a hybrid between an aesthetic medical center and a day spa” with four core elements:
(1) the provision of non-invasive (i.e. non-surgical) aesthetic medical services;
(2) under the general supervision of a licensed physician;
(3) performed by trained, experienced, and qualified practitioners;
(4) with onsite supervision by a licensed healthcare professional.

AmSpa is an organization that was developed in order to keep medical spas and medical aesthetic practices in the United States operating safely and compliantly. AmSpa’s goal is the help the medical spa industry provide you with the treatments and procedures that you want and need while minimizing any risks you may experience due to unsafe practices.

However, it is important for you to take your medical spa safety and wellbeing into your own hands. Take the initiative to inform yourself about the medical spa treatments available to you before you make your appointment—check out our Medical Spa Treatment Directory for this info.

Do some research to make sure the event is safe and compliant. As a general rule, most medical boards don’t exclusively require Botox or fillers to be administered at the doctor’s office.

Provided all the proper protocols and safety measures are in place, they often can be performed anywhere, including at a private residence. Unless you have already been treated at the medical spa (Med Spa) before, you should see a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant before you receive the treatment.

If you are invited to a Botox party held by a nurse you have never met before (who is not accompanied by a doctor, Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physicians Assitant (PA), this is a huge red flag that the party is being held illegally and that proper medical protocols are not in place.

Remember, you should see a doctor, NP, or PA first before you are treated.

It depends on your state, but as a general rule, yes, that’s perfectly fine. Most states allow RNs to inject Botox and fillers, with a few important caveats.

1) You should always see a physician (either MD or DO) or a mid-level provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) before your first treatment. This is not only true for injectables but all medical treatments, including laser treatments and microneedling. If you go to a new medical spa and are treated by an RN without ever seeing either a Medical Doctor(MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physicians Assistant (PA), the medical spa may be breaking the law and does not have proper medical supervision in place.

2) The RN must be properly trained, qualified, and experienced. And don’t simply take their word for it—ask for their license number (all nurses are registered with the state), ask to speak to their supervising physician, and ask for references. These should be readily available.

It depends on your state, but as a general rule, yes, that’s perfectly fine.

Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) are called “mid-level” providers. This means that they can do many of the same things that a doctor can do provided they are properly trained and experienced. They can see new patients, make diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and even prescribe medication.

Most states do not require the doctor overseeing the NP or PA to be on-site, although there are often distance and documentation requirements. As long as the NP or PA is properly trained and experienced, there should be no problem with the spa being staffed by an NP or PA.

But don’t be shy! Ask about the NP’s experience, ask about his or her overseeing doctor, and ask to see all supporting documentation if you have questions. All of this should be readily available and, if it’s not, that’s a red flag you need to take into consideration.

No. Botox is considered a medical treatment, therefore, prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa should offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). While each state treats each procedure differently, we recommend that only an RN, NP, or PA practitioner perform Botox or injectables.

Much confusion exists over who can perform laser hair removal and the laws vary drastically from state to state. A number of states have developed specific laws regarding laser hair removal, so you are strongly encouraged to research your state’s laws relative to this treatment. However, most states have not addressed this issue.

As a general rule, most states consider all laser treatments, including laser hair removal, to be medical treatments. Prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa (Med Spa) should offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a registered nurse (RN), a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). Once the in-person exam is complete, most states (but not all) allow anyone with proper training, experience, and supervision by a medical professional to perform laser hair removal.

Most medical spa procedures are considered medical in nature. Because of this, most states require, and AmSpa recommends, that prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa (Med Spa) hould offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA).

This is an important question as medical treatments trigger specific requirements:
1) face-to-face consult with a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, to name one–that non-medical treatments do not.

Medical treatment is a treatment that impacts or affects the living tissue of the body. For example, most states believe that any treatment that affects anything outside the dead skin cells, i.e. the epidermis, is considered to be a medical treatment. There is some confusion about whether certain treatments constitute medical treatments, such as microneedling and dermaplaning. Most states do believe these are medical treatments and it’s always better to err on the side of caution. It’s never a bad thing when a doctor performs a treatment or is on site.

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Registered Nurse Practitioner Tonya Tuggle is Albuquerque’s choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow. Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. We can’t wait to meet you!

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