Medical spa sets up shop in Wilson plaza

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Wilson has a new option for men and women looking for a longer-lasting skin rejuvenation treatment with the opening of 1010 MediSpa.

“A medispa offers a medical office setting for a variety of medical-grade treatments,” said owner Erica Crouse. “I have to clear every patient that comes in and essentially prescribe the treatments that are done.”

Crouse, a transplant from Long Island, has lived in Wilson since 2009 and works in a Harnett County emergency room as a physician assistant. In the fall of 2017, she started floating the idea of opening a medispa with Spa at 1010 Nash co-owner Kristi Randolph.

Randolph has been a nurse for 25 years and started performing medical spa services in 2007, eventually opening the day spa as a separate business under the same roof in 2014. A recent divorce caused the medispa business to split and spurred Randolph to work with Crouse on opening 1010 MediSpa at 2000-C Nash St. N.

They’ve been open for about three weeks and business is already booming with clients sticking with Randolph through the transition. Crouse said she had aspirations to grow the business beyond Botox injections, dermal fillers, dermaplaning and microneedling, but assumed the expansion would take a half-year or so.

“I knew from the beginning that we had the potential to get the space next door to expand, but we grew quicker than we thought we would,” Crouse said. “I’ve just ordered equipment for a wellness lounge that will offer (intramuscular) injections and IV drips like immune boosters, energy boosters, slim shots, beauty boosters and hydration bags.

“If you’ve got a hangover or you’re getting over the flu or you feel a cold coming on, you can get an IV with all natural vitamins and nutrients to help.”

The ladies said moving the medispa services from the traditional day spa atmosphere offers clients a more confidential experience with talented and trusted personnel. It also offers more space, so both Crouse and Randolph can see patients at the same time following face-to-face consultations.

“This has never been about making money, but about making others feel better about themselves,” Randolph said. “I’m a minimalist. I try not to do too much, but keep everything real natural-looking.”

Clients looking to pamper themselves with a traditional facial or a massage are encouraged to continue turning to the Spa at 1010 Nash.

“We had a great 2018 and I expect an even better 2019,” Randolph said.

To find out more information, search for “1010 MediSpa Wilson” on Facebook and Instagram or visit https://1010medispa.com/. Services are by appointment only and can be booked on Facebook or by calling 252-315-3159.

Bank Branch Closing

BB&T sent out notices to Wilsonians recently notifying customers of the April closure of the branch at Wilson Medical Center.

“More and more, our clients are choosing to conduct their banking business digitally both here at BB&T and in the financial industry as a whole,” said David White, vice president of corporate communications for BB&T. “While branches are still an important part of BB&T’s business model, we’re constantly evaluating all of our locations in terms of client-use patterns and convenience within the markets we serve.”

The branch at 1604 Tarboro St. will shutter at 2 p.m. on April 12 with employees reallocated to other branches, including the nearest one at 3400 Raleigh Road Parkway W. The letter states that the closure will not make any changes to customer accounts and no action is needed.

The Wilson Belle Meade branch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Employees at the branch can be reached by calling 252-237-6898.

Extra! Extra!

Transformers fans will have the opportunity from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday to meet Bumblebee. The 9-foot-tall bright yellow Transformer will be at the Walmart at 2500 Forest Hills Road W. to take pictures, sign autographs and chat with fans in promotion of the new film that hit theaters in December. One attendee at each store will receive a specially designed $5 gift card during the event.

Other Thursday appearances at nearby Walmart locations include from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Walmart in Rocky Mount and 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smithfield store at 1299 N. Brightleaf Blvd. Bumblebee also will be in Clayton Friday morning, Garner in the afternoon and Wake Forest Friday night. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Transformer will be at the Raleigh store at 8000 Town Drive, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Raleigh store at 10050 Glenwood Ave. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cary Walmart at 2010 Kildaire Farm Road.

Got an idea for news to include in next week’s Main Street Minute? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 252-265-7821 or bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com.