Dr. Pham’s Prescription for Youthful Skin and Beautiful Nails

Written By:  Kelly Stuart Williams, MA

 seek the counsel of an experienced and trusted physician, Dr. Ngoc Pham, MD.  

In addition to practicing medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Pham opened Tre MedSpa in response to her patients seeking aesthetic medical treatments ranging from Botox and Fillers to Laser Hair Removal and IPL (to treat sun damage and age spots). Other services include Facials, Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Micro-Needling. 

Tre Medspa has been open since 2016 and has built a significant following of clients that have seen excellent results. They are now proud to introduce the latest addition to the spa, Tre Nail Lounge, a beautiful new facility next door that features manicure and pedicure services, waxing and facials, eyebrow tinting in addition to mani/pedis for kids.  Tre Nail Lounge offers you the latest generation of nail trends in a unique upscale atmosphere.  They have added amenities such as heated neck warmers, ample comfy modern seating, smartphone charges at each station, as well as complimentary beverages and snacks. 

“This salon is amazing! So beautiful and clean,” says Donna W. on her 5-star google review. “The staff was friendly, very professional, and made me feel welcome. They wore face shields and gloves. Drinks, treats, and even heated neck pillows are offered. My nail tech did a great job which included a long leg & foot massage. I will definitely return!”

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 authentic spa experience where luxury and pampering meet impeccable detail.  The stylish, 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 in 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.

“Impeccable attention to detail at Tre Nail starting from the ambiance, decor to services and all the little extra touches,” says regular Yelena M. on her recent 5-star google review. “The lounge is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean. You are greeted by uniformed staff and offered a beverage and a snack. The environment is more spa-like than a nail salon. I typically get a dip manicure and pedicure by Michelle and is very detailed and a perfectionist. Highly recommend!”

In addition, all metal instruments used are cleaned with medical-standard Cavicide, a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills bacterial/viral/fungal organisms. Then they are ALL placed in a hospital-grade autoclave machine that heats up to 270 degrees to provide a higher level of sanitation.  Nail industry standards do not require such measures, but Dr. Pham adds these extra medical-grade sanitation steps at her nail salon.  

Other safety measures that are followed due to Covid at Tre Nail Lounge are as follows:

  • Fiberglass partitions are placed at each manicure station.
  • Every client is asked to wash their hands immediately.
  • Every technician is required to wear a mask.

They go above and beyond to ensure that each client is being pampered and getting exceptional services and that those services are rendered with the client’s safety and comfort in mind. 

“This is a phenomenal salon! I’ve been getting my nails done for 12 years and have visited many salons,” says local and TreNail Lounge regular Brandy H. “This salon knows what it means to have a satisfied customer! Their attention to detail and cleanliness is top-notch. They are extremely friendly and cater to your every need. You feel like you are a true VIP in every sense of the word. TreNail Salon is a MUST when getting all of your ‘me time’ needs fulfilling.”

At Tre Medspa, a face-to-face consultation is recommended to learn more about individual patient needs and empower patients with information so that doctor and patient can collaboratively make informed decisions about 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. 

 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 seeking anti-aging with the use of dermal filler injections, Dr. Pham offers the microcannula technique.  This specialized technique is used instead of needles to inject fillers.  Using a microcannula can significantly reduce bruising and other issues that can be more often seen with the traditional needle technique.  Clients are amazed at their results with very minimal bruising. 

“Amazing staff who practices professionalism, cleanliness, and friendliness! I loved how the Dr took the time to educate me and customize the procedure for my needs,” says Jennifer K. on her 5-star review. “I have been getting botox, filler, etc., for over seven years, and this was the first time I felt prepared before, during, and after. I will definitely be returning!”

Education is an essential part of the patient-physician relationship with Dr. Pham. She was awarded the Residency Award for Outstanding Teaching while serving as Chief Resident for the Ochsner Family Practice Residency Program in New Orleans. She first launched her 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 practicing medicine, Dr. Pham views aesthetics as part of a comprehensive approach to patient care. “I enjoy talking to 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 focus on enhancing their 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 improving 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 relax facial muscles to help reduce wrinkles gently. At the same time, 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. 

Two other highlighted procedures offered at Tre MedSpa are Kybella and PDO thread lift. Kybella is an injectable solution that dissolves the fat under the chin (the dreaded double chin area). It is a quick and permanent treatment. The PDO thread lift (lunchtime facelift) uses dissolvable threads to gently lift the sagging skin around the lower face, jowls, and cheek to give you a more tightened and youthful appearance. The results of both are excellent!

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 rigorous protocols.” 

Understanding that patients have many choices in nail services, skincare, and aesthetic treatments, Dr. Pham and her staff operate Tre MedSpa, and Tre Nail Lounge as a medical facility that follows the strictest guidelines for patients 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