Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Privá MedSpa!
Three questions with Gabrielle Pino, owner of Privá MedSpa.
Why did you start your business?
I started Privá MedSpa of Fairfield in 2019 as an extension of a former business owned by Dr. Alfred Sofer, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield. I was a part of Dr. Sofer's team for several years and was offered the opportunity to assume ownership of the non-surgical aspect of the practice as Dr. Sofer's surgical practice grew beyond state lines. It was an honor to be able to maintain and continue to serve our existing patient base for all of their non-surgical medical aesthetic needs.
We are so proud of the new space we have created on Sherman Street, only blocks away from our former location on Miller Street in Fairfield, because it has allowed for expansion of both our brand and service offerings. Privá MedSpa of Fairfield may appear as a "newer" business in Fairfield, but we are so fortunate to be able to say that we feel right at home in this town that we have served for so many years prior!
What is your best-selling product/service?
We are definitely known for our aesthetic injectable treatments, such as Botox or Restylane fillers, that we often pair with other facial resurfacing types of treatments-our most popular being Morpheus radiofrequency micro-needling. We have a very busy laser hair removal practice and offer a variety of medical-grade skincare treatments. The best part about this is that we can work alongside the very talented Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Alfred Sofer!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We love to support locals! Our office decor is set around our art collection by Julia Contacessi. Hansen's Flower Shop is our go-to for floral arrangements! You will often catch members of our staff at local eateries such as The Pantry, Firehouse Deli, and Pronto. We love coffee breaks at Candlewood Market whenever we can grab one!
We think it's super handy that we have a local FedEx and USPS location right here in town and have recently started using Maxxclean for janitorial services. Genius on the Go is on speed dial for all of our Apple computer needs and we can't help but mention some of our favorite contractors: Sharpline Cabinetry, Gunzy Electric, and OSA Heating & Cooling. Let's not forget the amazing cookies at Seasalt Baking Co. and our own lunchtime beauty treatments at BlowDry Southport!
Thank you to Fairfield County Bank for initiating this!
Gabrielle Pino and Privá MedSpa would like to nominate Hansen's Flower shop to participate next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!