How and when should I make my Spa appointments?

Reservations Spa Belle La Vie may be made by calling the Spa directly at 205.349.0046. We encourage you to schedule your Spa services well in advance of your visit to ensure the widest selection of treatments and appointment times. Spa appointments must be held with a valid credit card number due to our cancellation policy.

What is the Spa's cancellation policy?

We respectfully ask that you give Spa Belle La Vie at least a forty-eight hour notice if you must cancel an appointment. The full service(s) cost will be charged if you cancel they day of your appointment or no-show. If you happen to no show, we do record that in your chart & MUST prepay for any future appointments. This policy is implemented due to the fact that our service providers are in high demand and have wait-lists most days of the week, they also work solely on commission. This is to protect their time and money, as they work extremely hard to go above & beyond for each and every client.

What time should I arrive for my Spa service(s)?

We ask that you arrive at least fifteen to twenty minutes prior to the start time of your first scheduled service, so you will have a chance to change into a robe, fill out paperwork, & enjoy the Relaxation Room.

What if I'm late?

Arriving late will limit the time for your spa treatment, lessening its effectiveness and your enjoyment. As your service was reserved at a specific time, your treatment will end at its set time so that the next guest is not inconvenienced and the full treatment price will apply.

Can I bring my kids to The Spa?

As Spa Belle La Vie is an adult area, we respectfully request that guests do not bring their children to services with them. The spa is reserved for adults 16 and over.

Gratuity:

Gratuity is not included in the price for our services, but is gladly accepted. Gratuities usually range from 15-25% of the treatment price, or larger if you experience exceptional service.

Cell Phone Etiquette

To ensure a serene and relaxing experience for all of our guests, we kindly ask that you turn off your cell phone upon arrival at the spa and refrain from taking phone calls while in the spa. Turning your ringer off and texting during pedicure services is allowed.

What is your merchandise return policy?

Spa Belle La Vie accepts returns for full store credit on any product that is unopened, seal in-tact.  For products that have been opened and used, we accept returns when no more than 1/3 of the product has been used (at the discretion of management).

What are your gift card policies?

The gift card or gift certificate must be presented at checkout to redeem for spa treatments and/or home care products. Gift cards or certificates have no cash value and are void until activated at the time of purchase. Spa Belle La Vie is not responsible for lost or stolen cards, or for unauthorized use. Contact Spa Belle La Vie in the event of a lost or stolen card. In some circumstances a card can be replaced for a minimal $10 fee. If the card is not used for 24 consecutive months, a service charge of $4 per month will be deducted from the balance until the card is used or depleted. Expiration dates vary. Contact Spa Belle La Vie for expiry and balance inquiries. Please have your gift card or certificate on hand at the time of your call. All rules are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Pricing Policy

Prices are subject to change without notice. In certain instances, our fee schedule may change before the pricing on our website or menu of services. Please confirm the price for your treatment with our reservationists when booking your appointment.

Save on a Series: Buy 5 Treatments, Get the 6th Free

Pre-purchase a series of 5 of the same Viva Day Spa treatment, and receive a 6th treatment for free! Treat yourself to a series of facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, or any other spa treatments - and we'll throw in a 6th service on our dime.

  • Please note that our series discount is only available for individual purchase, and not valid for spa parties or spa group bookings.

Can I Rent Out the Entire Spa for a Private Party?

Absolutely! We offer the option of renting out the entire spa so that your party can be completely private and ensure that no other guests - other than those in your party - will be in the Relaxation Room or in the spa receiving services.

Plus, you'll be able to choose the music, can offer a wider variety of refreshments, and have complete control over the noise level. Pricing for Private VIP Parties is based on the length of time of your party and the day of the week your event is scheduled. Call (205)349-0046 for more information.

Payments

We accept American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Spa Belle La Vie Gift Certificates, and Cash. Spa Belle La Vie also accepts Care Credit.

Socializing

When you are at the spa, please be respectful of others. We want all of our guests to have a relaxing and memorable experience.

WILL I BREAK OUT AFTER A FACIAL?

Breakouts rarely occur unless your skin is congested with blackheads or whiteheads underneath your skin. If this is your situation, you may experience some breakouts, but be assured they won't last long

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE A FACIAL?

We recommend a facial every 3-5 weeks. At this frequency, we can monitor your skin throughout the seasons and help you maintain a healthy and glowing complexion. However, if you are under a lot of stress or experiencing menopause, your skin can be unpredictable and breakout. Your esthetician may recommend more frequent visits until the problem is under control.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD PEOPLE START RECEIVING REGULAR FACIALS?

We suggest facials start in clients' 20s to early 30s unless you are experiencing breakouts at an earlier age. We believe in early skin care education as many teenagers suffer from problem skin that is best addressed early on. Visiting an esthetician can help treat and correct the problem.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP MY BROWN SPOTS?

Hyper-pigmentation can occur after sun exposure, pregnancy or taking birth control pills. Yes, there are many treatments available like peels and microneedling along with home care programs that will help lighten your pigmentation. However, our number one Brown Spot treatment is performed with our Brown Spot Laser.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PROLONG MY RESULTS?

We recommend being diligent with your home care program like cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting. This will help your skin function properly and look its absolute best. We offer, Skin Ceuticals, Obagi, & Jan Marini products that tend to any & every skin type, therefore we most certainly have something for you!

Is A HYDRAFACIAL WORTH IT?

If you are willing to make the investment, Hydrafacials are hands-down the best of the best. What exactly is this special skincare solution? The truth is that this treatment is more powerful than a normal facial but gentler for your skin than microdermabrasion. It is a balanced form of skincare that utilizes sophisticated technology and focuses on the three foundations of good skin health: cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Its superb results are achieved via a device with a patented spiral tip that both removes impurities from your skin and delivers nutrient-infused hydration at the same time.

Massage FAQs

WHAT IS A SWEDISH MASSAGE?

A Swedish massage releases your body from worry and tension, leaving you with a refreshed, relaxed feeling.

WHAT IS A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?

Deep tissue massage includes the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance your body's function and promote relaxation and well-being. This is great for targeting muscular knots and releasing chronic muscle tension.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST MASSAGE?

Prior to your first massage Spa Belle La Vie, you will be asked to complete a health history form to determine if massage is appropriate for you. This form takes only a few minutes to complete. We do ask that you arrive fifteen to twenty minutes prior to your appointment time on your first massage visit so that you can complete this form without taking away from your first massage. Next, you'll be escorted to a private room, where your masseuse will ask you a few questions about the type of massage you want so that the masseuse can customize your experience to your needs and liking. The masseuse will then leave the room so that you can undress. A few minutes later, your masseuse will return to begin your massage.

DO I HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY UNDRESSED?

Customers may undress to your comfort level. Clean linens are provided so that you are adequately covered during your massage.

Micro-Needling FAQs

WHAT IS MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING?

For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED OR IMPROVED WITH MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING?

  • MILD TO MODERATE ACNE SCARRING; ANY NEW OR OLD SCARS
  • FINE LINES AND WRINKLES;
  • LOOSE, LAX SKIN;
  • SKIN TEXTURE AND PORE SIZE
  • STRETCH MARKS/CELLULITE

HOW DOES MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING WORK?

The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?

MOST PEOPLE WILL EXPERIENCE REDNESS AND MILD SWELLING IN A SIMILAR WAY AS MILD SUNBURN FOR 24-48 HOURS AND THERE MAY BE MINIMAL PIN-POINT BLEEDING AND/OR BRUISING. WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT YOUR SKIN IS SMOOTHER AND MORE RADIANT LOOKING BUT THE FULL EFFECTS WON'T BE SEEN UNTIL A FEW MONTHS LATER.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING?

  • Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation
  • Stimulates circulation and collagen production
  • Medical grade titanium needles makes it non-allergenic to human tissue
  • Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures
  • Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin
  • It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth and neck

Clear & Brilliant FAQs

How will Clear and Brilliant improve my skin?

The outermost layers of our skin act like barriers that protect the inner layers from harm. The top layers become damaged, but because of the skin's slower turnover rate, they do not get replaced as quickly as needed. Clear and Brilliant helps to boost the skin's health by speeding up cellular turnover.

After the treatment, your skin will feel smoother and the appearance of pores and uneven texture will be reduced. The production of collagen, which occurs deep within your skin, will help improve your skin's firmness. Clear and Brilliant will improve your skin's glow from the inside out. Used in conjunction with good skincare, Clear and Brilliant treatment can be a part of your anti-aging regimen that will help to reverse the visible signs of aging.

Are there any side effects?

Certain side effects after Clear and Brilliant include redness, dryness, and minor discomfort as the skin is undergoing the renewal process; any irritation or sensitivity will subside very quickly. Clear and Brilliant is an effective treatment with little to no down time.

How many treatments will be the best for me?

We recommend a series of five treatments. A popular option is buying into the package of four & receiving a fifth treatment for FREE!

Fraxel FAQs

  • Fraxel laser systems use fractional-resurfacing technology, in which only a fraction of an area of skin receives laser light, to significantly improve skin texture and remove pigmentation. The energy from Fraxel laser systems stimulates skin's collagen, and rejuvenates skin cells below the skin's surface, helping to smooth out the creases that cause wrinkling and scarring.
  • Fraxel laser treatment is used for:
  • Improving skin's texture and tone
  • Shrinking the size of pores
  • Erasing age spots/brown spots
  • Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes
  • Smoothing severe/deep acne scars
  • Rejuvenating skin on the neck, chest and hands

What are the side effects of Fraxel laser treatment?

Skin may feel as if it is mildly sunburned for about an hour after treatment. After that, discomfort should be minimal. Any mild swelling should subside within 2 to 3 days, and pink-looking skin, which indicates that the skin has been deeply treated, usually fades in 5 to 7 days. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring.

New epidermal skin develops within 24 hours. It may have a bronze tinge for a few days to 2 weeks, and will likely flake and exfoliate as the old skin sloughs off and new skin takes its place. The new skin is highly sensitive, so direct sun exposure should be avoided for at least 3 months, and a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF should be applied daily.

How long does it take to see results from Fraxel laser treatment?

Results are both immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in 2 to 3 months, but the skin can continue to improve for up to a year. Each laser treatment markedly improves skin quality

Morpheus8 FAQs

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that fractionally remodels and contours your face and body. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling to target the deeper layers of your skin and stimulates collagen production in the underlying layers of your dermis. It can penetrate up to 4mm deep and melt away fat, allowing you to contour and morph various parts of your body. Doing so triggers your body's natural healing response and remodels your skin by prompting an organic anti-aging process

What areas can be treated?

Morpheus8 can be used on any area of your body that can benefit from subdermal renewal. Patients commonly use Morpheus8 to treat their lower face and neck. However, it can also be used to reduce acne scars, treat wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical scars, and much more

What is the benefit of RF energy?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatments are safe and effective for tightening skin, reducing the size of your pores and the appearance of wrinkles, and inducing new collagen and elastin production to help your skin become firmer and more youthful-looking.

Votiva FAQs

Benefits of Votiva

This treatment is versatile enough that it can be used to correct multiple feminine health concerns at one time, but that isn't the only benefit. As a non-invasive treatment, many women enjoy the fact that they can get right back to their lives immediately after treatment: even their more intimate lives. This is a quick, painless treatment that will help you restore your confidence.

This treatment:

  • Corrects vaginal laxity and atrophy
  • Restores vaginal strength and tone, such as in the Kegel muscles
  • Increases vaginal sensitivity
  • Reduces vaginal pain
  • Improves the external appearance
  • Improves vaginal dryness
  • Reduces stress incontinence
  • Improves sexual interest and pleasure

What to Expect From Treatment

Many women are curious about what they can expect from a vaginal rejuvenation treatment. Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, vaginal rejuvenation is something that involves baring your most intimate parts, so it only makes sense that some women balk at treatments that could really help them. For this reason, we think it's important that patients know what to expect from start to finish.

Treatment

One of our skilled technicians will administer the treatment for you in a private room. The treatment wand will be placed on or inserted into the vagina. Many women compare the overall treatment process to a pap smear combined with a deep heating sensation.

This treatment does not require any anesthesia or numbing cream. Most patients don't experience any discomfort during treatment. We will periodically ask about your comfort level during the treatment to adjust the heat settings if necessary. This treatment generally takes about 20 minutes to complete start to finish.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Most patients need 3 to 5 consecutive treatment sessions to achieve the desired results. The amount of treatment sessions you need will depend on your exact needs and the degree of your feminine health concerns. For example, if your concerns include mild external laxity, then you may only need 1 or 2 sessions. If you have concerns about internal laxity or atrophy, you may need 3 or 4 sessions. We will help you determine how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results.