Dr. Pham’s Prescription for Youthful Skin and Beautiful Nails
Written By: Kelly Stuart Williams, MA
When considering the vast array of options available for nail care, skincare, or the latest procedures for anti-aging, many seek the counsel of an experienced and trusted physician, Dr. Ngoc Pham, MD. In addition to practicing medicine for over 15 years, Dr. Pham opened Tre MedSpa in response to her patients seeking aesthetic medical treatments ranging from Botox and fillers, and Laser Hair Removal to IPL Photo Rejuvenation and Kybella (for double chin). Tre Medspa has been open since 2016 and has built a great following of clients that have seen amazing results.
They are now proud to introduce the latest addition to the spa, Tre Nail Lounge, a beautiful new facility right next door that features manicure services, pedicure services, waxing and facials, eyebrow tinting in addition to mani and pedi’s for kids. They offer you the latest generation of nail trends in a unique upscale atmosphere. They have added amenities such as heated neck warmers, large comfy modern seating, smartphone charges at each station, as well as complimentary beverages and snacks.
Located next door to Tre MedSpa at 11011 Countryway Boulevard in the Westchase area of Tampa, Tre Nail Lounge is the next level of modern salons. Discover a new true spa experience where luxury and pampering meets impeccable detail. The modern, elegant, and upscale atmosphere and the calming ambiance of Tre Nail Lounge is the vision of Dr. B. Ngoc Pham.
She has put her personal touch in making sure her clients are WOWED the moment they walk in. And being a physician, she is very mindful and specific on providing exquisite services that focus on hygiene and cleanliness that meet medical standards. Dr. Pham has set specific safety protocols at her nail salon that are strictly followed. For example, BRAND NEW nail files, buffers, and pumice stones are used for every client, and they are DISCARDED after each use and are NOT reused.
In addition, all metal instruments used are cleaned with medical-standard Cavicide, which is a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills bacterial/viral/fungal organisms, and then they are ALL placed in a hospital-grade autoclave machine that heats up to 270 degrees to provide a higher level of sanitation. Such measures are not required by nail industry standards, but Dr. Pham adds these extra medical grade sanitation steps at her nail salon.
Other safety measures that are followed due to COVID19 at Tre Nail Lounge are as follows: fiberglass partitions are placed at each manicure station, every client is asked to immediately wash their hands and their temperatures are taken, every client is required to wear a mask, every technician is required to wear a mask (as well as a face shield during pedicures), and they do try to limit the number of clients/appointments to keep social distancing. They go above and beyond to ensure that each client is being pampered and getting amazing services but also that those services are rendered with the client’s safety and comfort in mind.
At Tre Medspa, a free consultation is offered to learn more about individual patient needs and to empower patients with information so that doctors and patients can collaboratively make informed decisions about what is the best treatment for the desired outcome. As a board-certified physician, Dr. Pham and her staff place the highest priority on the safety and efficacy of all treatments. Each patient is viewed as an individual, and the spa itself has been designed with patient comfort in mind.
Dr. Pham creates a treatment plan after a thorough analysis of each patient on whom she performs a one-on-one skin/facial evaluation. She takes time to explain exactly what and why she is recommending a particular treatment and how it is performed. She also offers and uses an AccuVein, a handheld scanner that detects the superficial blood vessels beneath a patient’s skin. Dr. Pham can mark off areas of concern, making it easier for her to avoid those vessels, thus significantly reducing the risk of bruising. For clients that are seeking anti-aging with the use of dermal filler injections, Dr. Pham offers the microcannula technique. This is a specialized technique that is used instead of needles to inject fillers. The use of microcannula can significantly reduce bruising and other issues that can be more often seen with the traditional needle technique. Clients absolutely are amazed at their results with very minimal bruising.
Education is an important part of the patient-physician relationship with Dr. Pham, as she was awarded the Residency Award for Outstanding Teaching while serving as Chief Resident for the Ochsner Family Practice Residency Program in New Orleans, which is where she first launched her own Medspa back in 2004. Her clients often say that Dr. Pham spends a lot of time explaining each treatment or procedure thoroughly and answers all their questions in detail.
While continuing to practice medicine, Dr. Pham views aesthetics as part of a comprehensive approach to patient care. “I enjoy talking and educating patients about their skin health, focusing on a comprehensive medical approach to guide me in advising what procedures or skin regimens are safe or most effective for my patients. The goal is to work with my patients to help them feel more youthful and look younger. I really focus on enhancing their own natural features and not making patients look like someone else; instead, we create a more youthful and refreshed version of themselves.”
A study reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrated that improvement in aging appearance, from a combined facial aesthetic treatment (like Botox/Dysport and fillers), improved social confidence and psychological wellbeing in the patients studied. Botox or Dysport is used to gently relax facial muscles to help reduce wrinkles, while the dermal filler is a gelatin-like substance that replaces/replenishes volume to the face as we age and start to develop areas of hollowing or sagging to our facial features/frame. Dr. Pham offers both of these treatments to help rejuvenate and give clients a refreshed and youthful look.
Helping people look and feel younger was a primary motivation behind Dr. Pham’s Tre MedSpa “I have a great interest in aesthetics,” said Dr. Pham. “Coming from a medical background, I have done thorough research into all the devices and procedures that we offer, and we have prioritized those that are evidence-based and minimally invasive. For instance, we use micro-cannulas that are much less painful than standard needles. I select treatments that are more comfortable, safe, and effective for my patients. The safety of my clients is a top priority, and we follow very strict protocols.”
Understanding that patients have many choices in nail services and skincare and aesthetic treatments, Dr. Pham and her staff operate Tre MedSpa as well as Tre Nail Lounge as a medical facility that follows the strictest guidelines for patient care and protocols for safety. In addition, they have over 15 years of experience in providing state-of-the-art care that makes patients look younger and feel better.
Call to set up your free consultation at either location, located at 11013 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa. Tre MedSpa is open Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. by appointment only. While Tre Nail Lounge is open 7 days a week. For more information, call (813) 749-0918 or visit www.tremedspa.com and www.trenaillounge.com