A medical spa, or “MedSpa,” is a blend of a traditional day spa and a medical office. It is a place you can go to get medical-grade treatments and procedures while enjoying a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.
If you have never been to a MedSpa, you should know that every procedure is performed under the supervision of the doctor. Most often a dermatologist or plastic surgeon is the one supervising. Another great benefit is that most of these treatments have a short recovery time at just three to 18 months.
Types of MedSpa procedures
MedSpas have many great treatment options to combat aging and skin damage. Here are some of the most popular:
1. Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a common treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, age spots and other skin conditions.
Chemical peels exfoliate the skin, which makes your face look new and smooth. The ingredients the staff applies to the skin may differ and depend on your skin type. This allows for a customized treatment to address your specific skin concerns.
2. Injectables and Fillers
Most medical spas offer cosmetic injectables and fillers. Doctors use these to treat signs of aging such as wrinkles or fine lines, sagging facial skin, volume loss or to enhance facial contours.
Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatment that temporarily reduces facial muscle activity to decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
Other fillers use a variety of gel-type substances to plump the skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers also help to create fuller lips and cheekbones as well as smoother skin overall. There are many natural and synthetic options for fillers, so be sure to discuss all options with your provider.
Microdermabrasion is a type of exfoliation treatment that utilizes a minimally abrasive material and a special applicator to expose a healthy layer of skin. It promotes collagen production and renews overall skin tone and texture. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damage and discoloration and fine lines.
4. Photo Facials
Photo facials are skin-resurfacing treatments that use light-based energy to treat skin conditions and boost collagen production. This assists in the growth of healthy new skin cells.
Photo facials can include treatments such as light-emitting diode (LED) or intense pulsed light (IPL). These treatments are great for those who have sensitive skin or low pain tolerance. Photo facials can treat issues such as acne, dark spots and uneven skin pigmentation or other signs of aging.
Which treatment would you like?
Not all medical spas and treatments are equal. Most of the procedures listed above are safe for most skin types and colors. That said, it is important to discuss your options with your regular physician or dermatologist.
If you are still unsure about treatment, you can always call our friendly staff and request a consultation. This gives you a chance to meet our team, and we can explain our services and the technology we use to improve your skin.