If you’ve seen a medical spa opening in your city, you might be curious what all the fuss is all about. These facilities do beauty treatments that have nothing to do with pampering and the story of the old wife and have more to do with science. Here are some of the services you might find.
If you’ve seen a medical spa opening in your city, you might be curious what all the fuss is all about. However, the “spa” concept is certainly not new. This is where you go to get your hair well done and some pickles put on your lids, right? Well, the new facility opening up down the street may bear a little resemblance to the type of day spa you would think. In fact, it has a lot more in common with a plastic surgeon’s office. These facilities do beauty treatments that have nothing to do with pampering and the story of the old wife and have more to do with science. Here are some of the services you might find.
This treatment is based on dermabrasion, a very effective skin reconditioning treatment that is – sadly – quite painful. Micro variation, however, takes most of the pain out of treatment while still delivering results. The technician will use a special stick to move over the patient’s skin, blowing the surface of the epidermis with crystals. When the technician moves the vacuum over the skin, it removes the crystals and top layer of skin cells. This allows a lower level of skin glow and leaves the patient looking refreshed and more youthful.
Medical spas usually have some form of laser treatment used, treating the skin in many different ways. Hair removal has become quite popular and is now available in many of these facilities. This is a treatment that uses a laser to blow up the follicles, rendering them inactive, meaning they no longer produce hair growth. Fraxel and other similar lasers have also found a home in medical spas. Technicians use this for the same purpose as microdermabrasion, removing the old layers of skin and getting to the fresh, healthy skin underneath.
Anyone who hasn’t lived under a rock has probably heard of Botox. It is commonly used in medical spa facilities across the country. Unfortunately, its popularity has also led to it being used in places where it probably shouldn’t be. While a relatively safe treatment, you have to make sure you trust the individual or company giving the injection before you trust your health to them. This applies not only to Botox, but to other treatments that include having something injected, whether it be collagen or some sort of medication.