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What is a Med Spa?

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Medical spas are becoming more popular with many people due to their many physical and mental health benefits. Also known as med spas or “medi-spas”, these establishments provide many benefits of both traditional spas and medical clinics.

If you are wondering whether you should attend a medical spa for your treatments, continue reading for everything you need to know.

How are Med Spas Different From Day Spas?

The main difference between med spas and more traditional day spas is the procedures offered to clients. For example, numerous medical procedures can be performed at a medical spa but cannot be done at a day spa.

Additionally, all medical spas need to be run or overseen by a medical doctor. That being said, not every procedure performed at a med spa has to be conducted by a doctor. However, they should be performed under the provision of a medical professional, usually a plastic surgeon, hormone specialist, or dermatologist.

Med spas also differ aesthetically depending on the specific establishment. Some medical spas are up-scale and similar to top-end day spas you visit on vacation; others are more clinical, like a doctor’s office. Most medical spas are results-oriented first and foremost, while day spas are more interested in rejuvenation and relaxation.

What Treatments Are Offered at a Med Spa?

The treatments available at a medical spa will depend on the specific establishment. However, you can usually expect to see treatments for aging skin, acne, hair removal, and other physical imperfections.

Medical spas also provide other specialized procedures usually only available at plastic surgery or dermatology clinics. Some of these treatments include chemical peels, laser and light treatments, and injectables like Botox and Juvederm. Med spas also offer acne treatment procedures designed to target breakouts, lighten hyperpigmentation following inflammation, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve your general appearance and skin health.

Which Professionals Can You Find at a Med Spa?

There are numerous types of medical personnel who work at a medical spa.

The individual who administers your treatment depends on the required procedure. Typically, the physician who runs the spa will oversee all treatments considered medical procedures. Conversely, estheticians are in charge of the usual day spa therapies. You should expect an esthetician (sometimes called a skincare therapist) to be in charge of any non-medical treatments in a med spa. They will perform all cosmetic services, including facials, laser hair removal, Botox, and similar treatments. They will also perform non-invasive procedures, including superficial chemical peels, RF microneedling, skin resurfacing treatments, and similar procedures.

Although every state will have its own rules and regulations surrounding med spas, all medical procedures need to be performed under the supervision of a qualified physician. This includes any injection treatments, light and laser treatments, and chemical peels designed to target skin layers under the surface.

How To Choose the Right Medical Spa Treatment

When deciding which medical spa treatments and procedures are right for your needs, you need to consider a few key factors:

Initial consultation

One of the most important parts of the med spa process is the initial skin, health, and wellness consultation. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit the facility, speak with the medical team, and ask any questions about services and treatments. This will aid the decision-making process and help you determine which procedures are suitable for your wellness needs.

A positive and welcoming environment

You should also choose a medical spa that makes you feel comfortable. The facility should be inviting from the moment you step through the door. In addition, you’ll want the staff to be friendly and professional, while the facility should also be clean and kept to a high standard.

Experienced medical staff

Any reputable medical spa will have a team of knowledgeable and licensed medical staff with the proper licenses and qualifications. When you speak to the team, make sure you ask questions about their level of experience and how capable they are to perform specific procedures. You want to feel safe and comfortable before agreeing to any med spa treatments.

Why Should You Choose LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton?

If you are looking for a med spa in Boca Raton, contact LifeGaines today.

Our Med Spa Boca Raton offers individualized treatment plans that utilize the work from the pioneer of Age Management Medicine, Dr. Richard Gaines, to help you feel more confident within yourself. So whether you’re looking for anti-aging treatments, hormone therapy, sexual health treatments, and aesthetic procedures, LifeGaines is here to help you reach your health, wellness, and aesthetic goals.

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Reviewed by Dr. Richard Gaines

Dr. Richard Gaines is the Chief Medical Officer of LifeGaines Med Spa in Boca Raton. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at the Tufts University of Medicine, and his residency at the Harvard School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Richard Gaines is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving sexual health paradigm. He continues to innovate with new anti-aging treatments to enhance and extend the lives of his patients. His effective forms of regenerative medicine, hormone therapy, and wellness treatments are designed to help people of all ages improve their energy, drive, sexual health, and overall wellness goals.

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