What is a Medical Spa?

We are frequently asked “What is a Medical Spa?”.  Medical spas, also known as med spas, are where aesthetic procedures and non-surgical treatments aimed to rejuvenate your skin and body are performed.  Med spas offer medical grade aesthetic procedures in a relaxing environment. They do require a licensed physician’s oversight.  Most of the med spa procedures used to be done in “regular” doctors’ offices; however, about twenty years ago, a trend developed in which more spa-like facilities were opened in order to offer a luxurious, pampering experience to people getting these treatments.  Some of the most common treatments and aesthetic procedures that require a doctor’s oversight include:

  • Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections 
  • Dermal filler injections 
  • Laser treatments 
  • Skin tightening procedures 
  • Acne therapy 
  • Nonsurgical fat reduction and Vaser Lipo
  • Laser hair removal 
  • Tattoo removal  

Finding a top-quality med spa doesn’t have to be overwhelming or a shot in the dark.  Doing proper research upfront can help you find the right place for you and your skin concerns.  When choosing a medical spa, it is important to ensure the medical director is actually on site.  The state of Colorado is lax regarding this issue.  The law states that medical directors must always be within a 30-minute drive of the medical spa, but this is not enforced and many of these services, unfortunately, are performed while medical directors are hours away.  Medical aesthetic procedures, while very safe, can have serious complications, in which case, having a physician close by would be very critical.  In addition, the best care is given when nurses, aestheticians and laser technicians can immediately consult with their physician director regarding any questions they have about treatment protocols or a particular patient’s skin.  That’s why Genesis Medspa prides itself on having Dr. Lisa Jenks, Medical Director at Genesis Medspa onsite, readily available.  

A med spa provides you with the opportunity to truly discuss your specific skin concerns or desired results with a patient-centric professional.  The skin is our largest organ, and it is constantly bombarded with harmful insults, including UV rays from the sun, pollution, and dry air.  In addition, certain medications cause our skin to age, as does smoking and a poor diet.  Genetics also play a role in the health of our skin.  A medical aesthetic regimen combines lasers, injections, good products and aesthetic services, such as microdermabrasion, to combat the damage that ages our skin.  These treatments can stimulate collagen and elastin production, restore volume, repair sun damage, tighten the skin and brighten the surface of the skin.  Best results are obtained when a variety of treatments and products are used.  

Products that are sold in medical spa can usually only be sold where a physician is present because they contain a higher percentage of active ingredients than do those that are sold over-the-counter or at regular salons.  These products have studies showing that they do what they claim to do.  A healthy anti-aging product regiment should contain Growth Factors, Retinols, Anti-oxidants (such as Vitamin C) and Sunscreen.  

At Genesis, we’re proud to offer a full line of professional Med Spa services and products tailored to rejuvenate your skin and leave you looking and feeling fabulous!  We do offer free consultations which allow you to customize a skin-care plan that fits your lifestyle, your goals and your budget.  During this consultation, a computerized skin analysis is performed, which shows the damage underneath the surface of the skin.  A plan is then developed that includes both services and products that will improve the health and wellness of your skin and help you to look your very best.

 Our team of highly experienced professionals is ready to assist you with the most advanced techniques available in Skin Care, Laser Treatments, and Injectables.  We work with you to understand your specific needs and are here to help educate you throughout your Med Spa experience, delivering the results you deserve.  You’ll leave wondering how soon you can return!  

For questions regarding our Med Spa treatments or products, please give us a call, 719.579.6890.  We look forward to serving you! 

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