Local Salon Breaks into the Medical Aesthetics Industry

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After thriving in all things beauty for nearly six years, Chasing Vanity Salon and Spa is expanding into the growing industry of Medical Aesthetics with the addition of a medical spa opening this spring. The Chasing Vanity Medi Spa will celebrate its grand opening at 435 LaGrave on Saturday, April 27.


“As with the salon, we feel we can create a comfortable yet high-end experience without the intimidation factor, “ said Chasing Vanity Salon and Spa Owner Elisabeth Bartrom. “From the beginning, it was my vision to have a salon and medical spa to create a one stop shop for all things beauty. Aesthetics, in my experience, is a perfect blend of medical knowledge and education with a personal and artistic touch. The CV Medi Spa will offer aesthetics procedures without feeling overly sterile or overly intimidating by providing our patients with the same friendly and caring environment the salon offers.”


Dr. James Joseph will lead the new team of medical and skin care professionals at the CV Medi Spa. Dr. Joseph is a leader in the aesthetics field, who mixes his philosophy for regenerative medicine and youthful aging. The rest of the team includes Physician Assistant Jennifer Walenga, Skin Care Director Lisa Perdue, and Brow Expert Erin Carolan, and a talented team of Aestheticians.


This experienced team will work together to provide injectables to promote youthful aging including Neurotoxins, such as botox and disport, hyaluronic acid fillers, and  PRP (platelet rich plasma). Beyond that, the CV Medi Spa can combine these services with the perfect customized skincare treatment plan through a variety of skin treatment options including medical grade chemical peels, FDA approved skin pen micro needling, hydrafacials, resurfacing treatments, and PRP facials to create the perfect way to age gracefully at your own pace, budget, and comfort level.


Perdue is well-known in both West Michigan and the skin care industry. With 18 years of experience, she excels in treating patients with a unique and customizable treatment plan. Perdue specializes in treating acne scars, acne, hormonal breakouts, rosacea, melasma, hyper pigmentation, sun damage, and healthy aging.


Carolan is a certified PhiBrow Artist offering microblading at CV Medi Spa. The PhiBrow brand offers an intense training program and is hailed as one of the top brands in the industry for its in-depth approach and manual single stroke application. Microblading is the perfect semi-permanent treatment for those who want to correct the aesthetic problems with their eyebrows thru a hyper-realistic technique.


A talented cast of Aestheticians, who excel in customizing that perfect skin care routine, round out the medical team, bringing over 50 years of combined experience in medical Aesthetics.


Through continued education, Chasing Vanity is excited to stay on the cutting edge of this ever-changing industry.


The Chasing Vanity Medi Spa Grand Opening Party includes tours of the new space, demos of the services provided, swag bags, giveaways,  and meet and greets with the medical team including Dr. James Joseph. For more details and to RSVP please click the link to reserve your time.


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