By Aldeliris Fonseca
Unlike you and me, who pamper ourselves at day spas, Hollywood stars are infamous for pampering themselves at medical spas.
At first glance, a day spa and medical spa may seem similar; however, there is a very important difference. A medical spa or “med spa” is a facility that operates under the supervision of a medical doctor. A med spa offers medically based aesthetic procedures, as well as focused traditional spa treatments in a tranquil spa-like setting. Medical spas are known to combine the state-of-the-art procedures used in a physician’s office with the relaxing experience of the amenities of a day spa. Finally, all aesthetic procedures are performed by doctors and nurses.
Over the years, anti-aging technologies have improved greatly. Medical spas offer non-surgical anti-aging treatments that were once performed only in a physician’s office.
Medical spas also have the advantage to treat different skin conditions on your face and body like brown spots, redness and broken capillaries that cannot be treated at all or as effectively by a traditional esthetician at a day spa.
Traditional spas offer services such as facials, massages and body treatments. At a medical spa, you can enjoy all of these essentials, along with a concentrated focus on anti-aging. Further, due to the advantage of the supervision of an on-staff doctor and nurses, a medical spa can administer high-quality medical grade products and products, which allow deeper penetration into the client’s treated area. Medical spas also specialize in corrective cosmetic treatments. You can expect to find medically aesthetic corrective services that include but are not limited to Botox and Dermal Filler, medical microdermabrasion, non-surgical body countering, laser skin resurfacing, photo facials, laser hair reduction, skin tightening, stretch mark reduction, collagen induction therapy weight loss programs and medical grade peels.
Men and women alike can realize the many benefits of non-surgical skin enhancements that go far beyond what is offered at standard day spas.
This article was written by Aldeliris Fonseca, Rejuva Skin and Laser SPA director. For more information about beauty tips and treatments, please call Rejuva Skin and Laser SPA at (203) 775-1091.