What is a MedSpa And Why Do You Need One?
Medical Spas – or MedSpas – are one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas in medicine. MedSpas offer medical grade aesthetic procedures in a relaxing environment. Such treatments can include injections for wrinkles in the upper face, fillers for restoring volume loss in the face, laser therapies for repairing sun damage, laser hair removal, acne therapy, and medical-grade facials and peels. In addition, MedSpas are able to sell medical-grade skin care products that may further enhance the benefits of the procedures they offer.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and yet most of us sadly ignore, and even abuse, it. Especially here in Colorado, the dry weather and intense sun not only cause us to look “weathered and wrinkled”, but increase our chances of skin cancers. MedSpas educate their clients on how to repair damage that has already been done as well as on how to prevent future damage. By using a combination of treatments and medical-grade products, MedSpa clients truly receive a complete health-care program for their skin, which may not only decrease their risk of further damage (and even cancer), but may help to look rested, younger, and healthier.
MedSpas offer a unique opportunity for teenagers to receive innovative, state-of-the art acne therapy in a non-threatening and enjoyable environment. While prescription medications certainly can be helpful in acne therapy and can be prescribed by the physician directors of MedSpas, they may be combined with treatments such as laser therapies, medical-grade peels, and medical-grade skin care products. Such a combination approach may result in a more satisfied teenager.
What should you look for when choosing a MedSpa? Make sure that you choose one where the doctor is present full-time. MedSpas are required to have a physician director, but often those doctors are rarely actually on the premises. In addition, choose a MedSpa that offers free consultations, so that you can be made fully aware of your options, the costs, and the risks and benefits before you commit to any procedures. Ideally, you should receive a computerized analysis of your skin during this consultation. Lastly, make sure that you choose a MedSpa that does feel relaxing. You should enjoy your time spent at a MedSpa and when you leave, you’ll love knowing you are working toward better skin health!