A medical spa which is also known as a med spa or a medi spa is a mix between a medical health clinic and a traditional beauty day spa. In recent years, medical spas have become quite popular for both men and women suffering from a range of issues related to skin and hair.
What makes medical spas so popular is the perfect blend of both worlds where patients experience the calm and relaxing ambiance of a beauty day spa with treatments that are expertly designed to treat various medical conditions. These treatments are typically only found elsewhere at a medical professionals’ office.
How a Medical Spa Differs From Traditional Spas
While a medical spa has the same calm and relaxing ambiance of a traditional beauty day spa, it differs vastly because of the treatments offered. None of the medical treatments offered at medical spas are found at typical beauty day spas.
Medical spas must be overseen, affiliated with or run by a licensed medical doctor. Not every treatment is however performed by a medical doctor but they certainly are supervised by one. Some of the treatments may even be performed by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist but either way, every treatment is performed in a professional manner by a qualified individual.
Just like day spas, medical spas differ with regards to how they compare in luxury. Some are quite fancy and offer a luxurious experience while others are more focused on the clinical aspect. Either way, medical spas are highly driven by real results while the traditional beauty day spas pay more attention to overall relaxation.
Medical Spa Treatments
What makes a medical spa unique is the many treatments that are clinically proven and designed to treat various conditions. Every medical spa has its own selection of treatments offered but they will almost all offer treatments for conditions related to hair loss, hair removal, aging skin, skin pigmentations, acne, scarring and more.
There are also the typical beauty day spa treatments such as facials, massages, seaweed wraps and so on but medical spas have more specialized treatments for more serious conditions. While conditions such as acne can be treated at a traditional beauty day spa, the various acne related treatments that a medical spa offers will have more effective results. Especially if the acne is severe and has caused acne scarring or infections to occur.
The types of treatments that are available at medical spas typically consist of laser and light therapies, chemical peels, micro dermabrasions, micro needling, various injectables such as Botox and more.
All medical spas offer a consultation where the patient’s condition is thoroughly examined and an effective course of treatment is designed. Factors such as the underlying cause of the condition, its severity and the patient’s personal needs are taken into account when a course of treatment is designed. Most treatments are non-invasive, pain-free and have little to no recovery time. Treatments are quick and may require anything from one session to multiple sessions for optimum results.