A medical spa allows you to get result oriented, corrective medical skin care products and procedures. These products and procedures can treat things like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, loss of facial volume, varicose and spider veins, excess fat underneath the skin, scars, stretch marks, and other unwanted signs of aging.
Medical spas combine state of the art procedures with the relaxing experience of a day spa. These state of the art procedures can be found in doctor’s offices, but many people prefer the calm ambiance that a medical spa can offer. It used to be that these non-surgical anti-aging treatments could only be performed in a physician’s office, but now that the technologies have greatly improved, they can be safely administered in a medical spa.
The Difference Between Day Spas and Medical Spas
While day spas and medical spas can seem very similar, they have crucial differences in the services they offer. Day spas offer services that can include facials, massages, and body treatments. A medical spa is a combination between a day spa and a medical clinic. This combination allows them to cosmetically treat unwanted skin issues to help reduce the signs of aging. A day spa will target stress and relaxation, while a medical spa will target the appearance of your skin.
Medical spas offer injections that can remove unwanted wrinkles. An injection that many people have heard of is Botox. Medical spas use Botox to relax facial lines in order to eliminate wrinkles. Not only does it help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it is able to prevent new lines from forming which will allow your skin to look younger for longer. Dysport is another injection that is used to relax fine lines and wrinkles. It is primarily used in the forehead and between the eyebrows, but it can be injected anywhere in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Facial fillers are another way medical spas are able to target wrinkles and fine lines. Radiesse is a cosmetic treatment that is used to stimulate your skin’s naturally produced collagen proteins. These proteins will fill in skin folds and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance. Radiesse can be not only be used in the face, but many people also use it to improve the appearance of their hands. Juvederm is a filler that is made up of a natural gel found within your body known as hyaluronic acid. This filler is used to relax facial lines and wrinkles. Belotero is a dermal filler that can be used to correct fine lines above and around the lip, deep forehead lines, wrinkles between the brows, scars, and other problems areas.
Besides injections and fillers, other procedures can be used to help correct unwanted skin features. Microneedling is an increasingly popular procedure that involves using extremely fine needs to lightly puncture the skin. This minimally invasive procedure is used to give the skin a radiant effect. Photofacial is a procedure that targets uneven pigmentation, redness, broken capillaries, rosacea, spider veins, and other lesions. This procedure uses a laser light to correct the unwanted features. Chemical peels work to penetrate and treat the outer and inner layers of the skin. This can be done to reduce facial imperfections, lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that removes the outermost layer of skin to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. This is done with a spray of microcrystal that exfoliates the skins and encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin. This treatment is ideal for deeper facial lines, extreme sun damage, and scars.
These are just some of the treatments medical spas can offer. If you are interested in receiving a treatment or learning more about other treatment options, reach out to Elume Medspa for more information and to schedule your appointment.
Benefits of a Medical Spa
Not only does a medical spa offer cosmetic benefits, but it can also offer medical ones as well. While some people seek out the services of a medical spa to improve their skin’s appearance, the procedures can also be used to target more serious problems. For example, many people can suffer from headaches due to overuse of forehead muscles. In cases like these, Botox might be an ideal injection to get because it relaxes some of the facial muscles. Botox has also been used to help stop teeth grinding and to reduce excessive sweating.