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Choosing Your Medical Spa

Medical spas are a great fusion of popular noninvasive cosmetic surgery procedures and traditional relaxation spa services. They can be an effective way to get out of the office and come back looking and feeling young and refreshed.

Medical Spas Offer Lots of Medical Procedures

Unlike traditional spas which simply offer massages and other relaxation treatments, the medical offers all sorts of in and out procedures for facial beautification. For example, a typical spa may offer laser chemical peels, microdermabrasion, injectables like Botox, and laser treatments like photodynamic therapy and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments.

Additionally, some spas may include services for the rest of the body like laser hair removal and acupuncture. You may even find things like vitamin C and glycolic peels for both the face and the body. If you are looking for the feel of a traditional spa, you should be aware that many medical spas have a much more clinical feel, concentrating on the procedures rather than on total-body rejuvenation.

Yet there are plenty of medical-spas that offer the best of both worlds, including attention to details as important to relaxation as the colors on the wall; you just have to do your homework to find the right one for your needs.

Know What You Want Before You Go

No one spa will offer every service available on the market, so each will advertise the benefits of the exact procedures they do offer. This is fine except that if you enter one unsure of what procedure you are looking for or of which one is truly best for you, you may be persuaded to go with whatever machine that clinic has.

The best plan is to research the various facial cosmetic procedures before you choose a medical spa. Determine what it is about your facial skin you want to change (this could be anything from redness, acne, brown or age spots, broken capillaries, or uneven skin pigment) and then locate a spa that the procedures that is most effective in eliminating that specific problem.

Find a Spa with a Qualified On-Site Physician

Although the laws in most states require a medical doctor to oversee the procedures performed at a medical spa, it often happens that the doctor is not on-site to watch the day-to-day operations. There has been a lot in the news of late about non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures gone awry after people went to unlicensed, untrained "professionals" for their injectables and other treatments.

In order to ensure the safety of your procedures, make sure you check with any medical spa before hand about the certifications and license of its staff as well as if the presiding doctor is on hand and involved in the daily functioning of the medical-spa.

A good medical spa can offer a perfect balance between a day of refreshment and relaxation and the medical benefits of modern skin and body cosmetic procedures. With a little research and shopping around, you can find one that is well suited to your cosmetic surgery needs as well as your aesthetic demands.

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