Wellness Spotlight | The SkinLounge Med Spa

The World of Medical Spas

In 2024, med spas have become a hot item. It seems they’re popping up all over the place, offering the latest trends in cosmetic skin care. This is a wonderful thing for consumers, but it’s even more important that you do your research. Finding the most knowledgeable and competent injector and esthetician is key when it comes to you and your safety.

The term “medical spa” or “med spa” is a hybrid between a traditional day spa and a medical clinic. These types of spas are unique because they offer a wide variety of services under one roof. My all-time favorite spot in Cedar Rapids is The SkinLounge Med Spa, located on the NE side of Boyson Road. The SkinLounge is a collective of three female-owned businesses, coming together as one. They offer anything and everything from neurotoxin injections, medically supervised weight loss, facial treatments, waxing, lasers, medical-grade skincare and chemical peels, facial filler, and more. Safety is their top priority at The SkinLounge and it always shows.

It’s All About the Experience

The next few times I visited Misty for medically supervised weight loss, a chemical peel, and a lip flip. Some of these appointments start with a consultation, but don’t let that stop you – this is a unique step that The SkinLounge takes to ensure you are medically eligible for the services. Misty wants to get a feel for how she can serve you best, along with helping you get to your goal. With the help of Misty, I was able to lose 100 pounds and gain so much confidence in myself. At another appointment, we discussed my gummy smile and dull skin. I decided on a lip flip and a VI chemical peel – Misty checked in with me after about a week and I couldn’t have been happier with my results.

Moms Matter, too!

Walking foot into a med spa after having two small children was different at first, I was so far out of the beauty industry I once loved. It has truly helped me find myself again, and the confidence boost is just the added bonus. It’s so easy to lose yourself in motherhood and there’s nothing wrong with that. The staff at The SkinLounge is here to make you feel like a new, improved version of yourself and that’s priceless.

Treat yourself – you deserve it, mama!

When you enter the SkinLounge, you’ll be greeted at the front door. While you wait, you can take a few minutes to enjoy the best massage chairs ever while sipping on a beverage of your choice. On one of my first appointments at The SkinLounge with Destini, I stopped in for a lash lift and tint, followed by an organic spray tan. These services lasted beyond the event I planned that weekend, exceeding all my expectations.

Meet the Ladies of The SkinLounge


Nurse Practioner, Misty, is the head of all things medical at The SkinLounge. She specializes in women’s health and wellness – her goal is to provide compassionate and individualized care for women of all ages. She exceeds that goal by far. Before opening The SkinLounge, she was a local labor and delivery nurse for many years – and she’s also a fellow mama! Each time I have an appointment with Misty, she is so welcoming and truly takes the time to explain each service in depth. I never feel uncomfortable or unsure of the services I choose, and I always look forward to scheduling again.


The SkinLounge’s fabulous esthetician, Destini, has been in the field of esthetics for over 20 years. She specializes in facial and body treatments, waxing, acne, lashes, and literally the best spray tan you will find in the Cedar Rapids area – it’s organic, too! Destini has a way with words, you’ll feel like you’ve known her for years the second you walk through her door. She has given me the best spray tan I’ve ever had in my 32 years!


Licensed nurse injector, Gabrielle, has a passion for making women feel their very best. She is skilled in cosmetic injections and anti-aging procedures. Gabrielle also came from the world of bedside nursing as a NICU nurse. She has that special touch when it comes to making each client feel relaxed and confident when leaving each appointment.

Client Testimonials

“I got a lash lift and tiny from Destini and it was amazing!” – Tiffany H.

“Destini is super talented with lashes and brow shaping. She is extremely knowledgeable in the skincare industry; I trust her care and product recommendations for myself and my teenage girls.” – Jill K.

Misty took me under her wing when my primary care provider was less than helpful in discussing my weight loss issues. As part of her medically supervised weight loss, I started weekly Semaglutide injections and started my journey to a healthier me. 10 months after starting, I was able to lose 100 pounds. I have better labs and my body moves easier, without pain. I was able to erase all comorbidities like prediabetes with weekly injections.

My entire life, as long as I can remember, I’ve been embarrassed about my gummy smile. Every smile is beautiful and unique but growing up, I always wished that I could magically change mine. I heard about a lip flip and went straight to Misty who said, “I love them, they are my favorite!” With 6 little units of neurotoxin of your choice, I was able to change my smile into one that I absolutely adored. It even gave me a slight plump that may lead to filler in the future. These small tweaks make a HUGE difference!

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