Your Oasis Awaits At The Beautiful Bellagena Med Spa

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Relaxing, inviting, and friendly are the three words founder Julia Bifulco would use to describe the vibe of the beautiful Bellagena Med Spa. For most of Bifulco's life, she would walk into a spa for a facial or skincare treatment and feel out of place and uncomfortable. It was a combination of things, the atmosphere, the interactions, and the lack of understanding of skincare. So she decided to create a lively environment for women to receive quality treatments, which is when Bellagena was born. To learn more about the practice, Haute Beauty sat down with Bifulco.

How did you come up with the name of your practice?

My twin daughters’ names are Isabella and Angelina, creating, Bellagena.

What was your mission at the start of opening your practice? Has it changed?

My mission was to create a safe space for women to be themselves and receive clinical treatments in a relaxing spa setting. Although my mission has not changed, it has evolved. Through the years, I have had many clients explain treatments they were given at other spas and often times they were never told what or why they needed them.

When you aren't educated about proper skin care, quality ingredients, and not given effective treatment plans for your skincare goals, that is where issues arise. Seeing a lack of education and understanding in our community, Bellagena is dedicated to teaching our clients and involving them throughout the entire process, both with their skincare and their overall wellness.

What are the most popular services requested?

  1. Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment using a Dermaplane blade, and it also removes the vellus hair from the face as well. Most women love how a Dermaplane facial allows their makeup to sit on the skin, how smooth it feels, and the glow afterward!
  2. Laser hair removal has come a long way in the last 20 years. With nearly painless hair removal, it is very effective in permanent hair reduction for all areas of the body, from the face to the toes. Laser hair removal has become very affordable, fast and effective.

What is the future of your field?

The future of our field is exciting. Technology is progressing at a rapid rate; it is allowing for such innovative & effective treatments with little downtime. We must continually keep up with new research, always learning and educating ourselves.


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What are you best known for?

Dermaplane Treatment! Being a National Dermaplane Trainer has allowed me to train our staff to use superior techniques.

What is unique about your practice?

We are the only standalone Med Spa in Bradenton or Sarasota, possibly the Tampa Bay area, that offers a women’s only Day Spa. This is a Members only unlimited membership that provides access to The Day Spa and all of its self-serve wellness services. We currently offer Saltwater Hydrotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Red/Infrared Light Therapy Booth, Halotherapy, Yoga/Mediation Space, a Relaxation Area, as well as a private bathroom & shower.

Are there any new services you are excited to offer?

We recently started offering laser skin tightening with our ND Yag Clear Lift, IPL treatments for pigmentation, and skin resurfacing with our Erbium Laser from Harmony Pro XL Laser. This new laser allows us to offer a broader range of ablative and non-ablative treatments to better serve our client's needs.

What is one underrated service that doesn’t receive as much press as it should?

Infrared therapy has many roles to play as part of our wellness plan. Some of these include detoxification, pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, lowered side effects of diabetes, boosting of the immune system, and lower blood pressure. Red light therapy can aid in inflammation and pain, improve fine lines/wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and improve wound healing and scars.

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