In marketing today it is not uncommon to see the term med spa used to designate a facility offering a range of different cosmetic treatment options. There are specific advantages to these facilities making them very different than a spa or a medical clinic, but instead a hybrid of both.
In the United States the designation of med spa, which may also be known as a medical spa, is reserved for those facilities operating under the direct supervision of licensed health care professionals. Top medical spas will have top medical professionals including doctors and medical estheticians providing services to clients.
Services Provided at a Med Spa
It is not uncommon to find many med spa facilities that offer different services to their clients. Top medical spas offer a wide range of treatment options to address both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Surgical procedures will be limited to day patient treatment options in some facilities, while others will offer a full range of surgical treatment options including breast augmentation or reduction, facelifts, rhinoplasty and neck and body correction procedures.
Typical services include medi-facials, such as extractions, facial massages, exfoliation procedures and even treatment for skin conditions such as acne and Rosacea.
Chemical peels, skin rejuvenation procedures, laser resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers, laser hair removal and body skin treatments are also offered through the best med spa facilities.
Doctors and Medical Estheticians
Make sure any med spa you are considering is supervised by a Board Certified plastic surgeon. This ensures that you will receive the best possible treatment and work with medical estheticians who are supervised in the various procedures they perform.
Medical estheticians are licensed professionals who have completed intensive training in specific procedures. These professionals provide services to clients including laser hair removal, photo skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing, acne and sun damage correction and full skin analysis.
Some of the top licensed medical estheticians have completed advanced training in non-surgical skin tightening procedures, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion treatments and other specialized areas.
The range of treatment options offered in a med spa is superior to those offered at a spa or a cosmetic surgery clinic or office. With this range of services clients can choose the service to best address their specific skin care needs without being restricted to just a few options.
At Chicago Cosmetic Institute we offer a full line of face, skin and body med spa services completed by highly trained medical estheticians under the supervision of a Board Certified plastic surgeon. For more information visit us at chicagocosmeticinstitute.com. You can also find us on Facebook.
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