About Us

Since 1998, CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center has been providing clients treatments and services that combine the best in massages, facials, skin rejuvenation, and cosmetics. Whether your schedule allows for a quick treatment or a full day of pampering, the licensed and experienced staff at CreekSide is prepared with a complete menu of options.


All of the CreekSide signature facials and body treatments are provided by a team of highly-trained professionals dedicated to helping each client unwind, while maintaining healthy and glowing skin.


Well-established and medically-supervised CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center offers a full line of treatments that combine anti-aging, beauty, balancing and healing, creating a luxurious and pampering environment.


CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center is located in Visalia, the gateway to the serenity and majesty of Sequoia National Park. Nestled in the center of town, that is known as “The Jewel of the Valley,” you will find CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center adjacent to a quaint creek that runs right through the middle of town.

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Medi-Spa 101

Over the last 20 years, aesthetic medical technology has grown at an explosive rate. Developments in the skincare and wellness industry have resulted in a market that is literally flooded with new products, services and procedures. With so many options available to revive the body, mind and spirit, becoming an informed consumer can be daunting. Anti-aging cream, skin laser treatments, chemical peels, Botox injections, and cosmetic surgery – how does one sift through the plethora of information available and make the best choice? What really works, and for whom? Which professionals can you trust? Established in 1998 by Michael B. Stevens, MD, PhD, FACS, CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center was one of the first medical spas in the nation and remains a leader today in providing comprehensive skin health restoration and rejuvenation services. Dr. Stevens is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery. He is nationally and internationally renowned as a surgeon, innovator and educator. The CreekSide model arose from his passion for restoring damaged skin to its natural health and beauty. He is recognized for the introduction and application of a variety of innovations in the Central Valley, both surgical and non-surgical, including the Obagi skin products, ZO® Skin Health, the Blue Peel, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Stevens is dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information to patients and the public so they can make informed and educated choices.

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What is a

Medical Spa?

In general, a medical spa is a blend between a medical clinic and a day spa, a facility that operates under the supervision of a medical doctor. Medical spas can treat facial and skin conditions like acne and acne scars, sun damage, brown spots and redness. Treatments can vary between spas, but you can usually get laser treatments, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peels and injections to reduce wrinkles. With a professional staff of registered nurses and laser medical estheticians, CreekSide Spa Skin & Laser Center is tightly integrated into Dr. Stevens’ aesthetic surgery practice, and combines pampering spa services with medical-grade skincare and laser treatments. CreekSide also provides all the services you might expect from a destination spa including facials, signature massage, nail care, semi-permanent cosmetics, and a variety of packages perfect for yourself, or that someone special.

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What makes

CreekSide unique?

The education, expertise and professionalism of the highly-trained staff sets CreekSide Day Spa Skin & Laser Center apart. At the helm of the Center is Michael B. Stevens, MD, PhD, FACS who sets high standards by example. After completing his residency training in general surgery, Dr. Stevens specialized in plastic surgery at the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University. Based on his individual study and research, Dr. Stevens was also awarded a PhD in anatomy from UCLA and received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Health. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and teaches nationally and internationally on skin treatments, lasers and plastic surgery. He also serves on the physician advisory board of the OMP, Inc., a company that manufactures pharmaceutical products for skin restoration and rejuvenation.

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What should you look for

in a Medi-Spa?

Because of the nature of medical spa services, one of the most important factors in choosing a facility is the experience and qualifications of the staff. The supervising physician should be board certified, knowledgeable and personable, and available for questions or consultation or to see a medical spa client when needed.
 Look for longevity, so you can feel assured the Medi-Spa will be there tomorrow. Clients also should expect a comfortable experience in an attractive and relaxed setting, one that maintains the organization and cleanliness of a medical office.