How do you find a reputable spa for medical grade services
what is the differences between a Medispa, Med spa or Medical Spa versus a plain ol’ spa?
Spa is actually an acronym for “Sanitus Par Aquam” or “Health through Water”. Historically people flocked to natural warm springs with their mineral healing waters for cures of their ailments. Warm Springs Georgia with Franklin Delano Roosevelt may come to mind. In America, Spas have morphed into an establishment for relaxation, pampering, and indulgence. A traditional spa may offer some forms of skin care such as facials and light fruit acid peels.
In the Twenty First Century, skin care has evolved to much more and the Medispa (Med spa or Medical Spa) was created. A Medispa is really a hybrid of the effectiveness of a doctor’s office and the pleasing atmosphere of a spa.
Truffles Medispa recommends that perspective patients/clients look for following to decide whether the spa is a reputable, safe, and effective place for your treatments.
First, The “Medi” means that the spa needs to be affiliated with a licensed doctor. Many of the topical medicines such as Retin A, Hydroquinones, and Latisse are by prescription only. Similiarly injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse are sold only to a licensed doctor.
Not all affiliations are the equal. Make sure that the medical director is closely affiliated with the spa and is available for consultations, questions, or treatments.
Second, we believe that it is important for the medical doctor to practice in a specialty that deals with cosmetic issues. We especially believe that Plastic Surgeons are uniquely qualified to be the Medical Directors of Medispa. Plastic Surgeons are expert on the both surgical and non surgical treatments. At Truffles Medispa, we take pride in our knowledge that will help a patient decide whether a nonsurgical or surgical treatment will be the correct option. Truffles Medispas are attached to our office and our doctors are readily available.
Third, our Licensed Nurse Injector has the qualification, experience and advanced training that you should look for in choosing a Medispa. We are dedicated to continuing education and our injector attends many advance product specific training sessions from the top injectors in the latest techniques.
Fourth, we offer skin care lines that are prescription based and are only available through a licensed medical doctor. Our licensed Aestheticians receive continuing education from each product company so they may correctly choose the right treatment option for you.
Fifth, we offer an exciting array of top laser and light based technologies such as specialized lasers for hair removal including the Duet high speed pain-less hair removal system; IPLs for Photofacial, CO2 laser for skin resurfacing, Nd:YAG for fine facial blood vessels, and BLU-U photodynamic therapy for the treatment of active acne.
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