Northside women interested in Botox, dermal fillers, chemicals peels or facials don’t need to drive into Atlanta to see a plastic surgeon.
In the heart of downtown Alpharetta, Youthtopia Med Spa offers these services and more, including microneedling, PRP “vampire” treatments and weight loss treatments like CoolSculpting.
“Being a medical spa differs from being a day spa, because we’re overseen by a medical director,” Youthtopia owner Tracy Olson said. “We provide the same services a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist would provide without the surgery.”
Olson bought Youthtopia in 2014, leaving a successful career in banking to manage the medical spa, which at the time was located on Old Milton Parkway and had already been in business for seven years. This month, Youthtopia will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its relocation to downtown Alpharetta.
“We’re a beautiful serene setting,” Olson said. “I got to design every inch of my space. We bought it as a dark shell. I got to pick out the drapes, the colors, the tile, the furniture, everything. It’s clinical and clean, but it is comforting.”
The med spa, now located at 34 Teasley St., is in an area the vendors have dubbed the “Garden Arts District.” Olson said she is grateful for the support and the community offered by the neighboring businesses, and for the opportunities to connect with the residents who live above the shops.
“This is kind of a hip place to be,” Olson said. “I’m next door to Oya Yoga studio. These clients are health conscious, active and care how they look and feel and know that Youthtopia Med Spa services complement their overall health and youthful goals. Keeping your skin healthy is our overall goal.”
For several years, Youthtopia has been recognized as a winner of Appen Media’s “Best of North Atlanta” awards and they won Best Med Spa again this year. Olson attributes this success to her staff, who are above the industry average in training and experience.
Two of Olson’s four daughters also work at the spa. One daughter is on staff, and the other helps with reception in the summer, she said.
“We’re a bit of a family business,” Olson said. “[My daughters] are proud of me. I think it’s very good for them to see the work that goes into running a business - employees, marketing and financial decisions; my girls appreciate my work ethic.”
Taking over Youthtopia required a leap of faith for her and her family, Olson said.
“Working in banking was a grind,” she said. “It was a good job, great pay, but it was a grind. When I left a great job to start my own business, it was a struggle at first, but I quickly saw positive results and knew I had made the right decision.”
But celebrating five years with Youthtopia this December,Olson doesn’t regret the decision one bit.