What is a Spa?
A Spa is one that is focused on cosmetic changes and wellness improvements using medical procedures. A spa services menu may include a wide range of spa services as well as medical procedures. The key difference between a Spa and a Day Spa is the presence or authority of a Doctor (or in Texas a Prescribing Authority) as well as procedures that medically affect living tissue.
What Qualifies a location as a Spa?
In order to be considered a Spa, the facility must have these elements.
They must offer non-surgical medical service for aesthetic purposes, be under the supervision of a licensed physician, offer services performed by trained and qualified practitioners, & have supervision by onsite licensed healthcare professionals.
According to the American Med Spa Association, a Spa is a mix between an aesthetic medical center & a typical day spa.
Not all Spas offer the same treatments. Some offer only treatments, while others try to capture the “spa” atmosphere while offering a few treatments. Others still, offer only 1 or 2 services and specialize. However, here is a list of common Spa services that Care Near Me does offer.
Med Grade Facials: Treat skin ailments including acne, redness, & aging symptoms.
Chemical Peels: Chemically controlled removal of skin, which causes the body to make new skin giving a more youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion: Physical exfoliation process that removes the outermost layers of the skin, revealing youthfulness under layers.
Skin Lightening: A specialized masque treatment (typically hydroquinone and retinol-based) that addresses common pigmentation issues including dark spots, blemishes, melasma & melanin imperfections.
Microneedling: Leads to the formation of new tissue & releases the skin’s natural growth factors which promote scar and hyperpigmentation repair & healing.
Lasers: These address a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, texture issues, discoloration & blemishes. We offer IPL & Photofacial treatments.
Radio Frequency (RF): Impart energy into the deep tissue to provide a tightening effect for the face or body.
Jeuveau: Known as New-Tox, a great alternative to Botox. Only $8 per unit for a limited time.
What are the most common Spa treatments?
The most common & popular treatments are Body contouring, IPL Photo-facials, LHR, fuller, and Botox. But, we have many more services available. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.
Who performs services at a Spa?
Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to who can perform what procedure. Generally speaking, all medical treatments should be done under the supervision of a physician. Many treatments offered are not medical though, so make sure you know the difference between them. Legally, any treatment that affects living tissue is considered medical. There are a few exceptions to this rule depending on your state.
What goes into a treatment?
There are certain requirements to constitute treatment. Medical treatment is a type of treatment that affects the living tissues of the body. With medical treatment, a face-to-face doctor consult is necessary before procedures can be done.
I was told I didn’t need to see a doctor by another Spa for laser treatment. Is this accurate information?
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to laser treatment, & laws vary state by state. Research the laws of your own state before making an appointment to receive treatments. Most states consider all laser treatments to be medical treatments. This means that the Spa should be offering you an in-person consult with a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. Once the initial consult is complete, anyone with the proper training and supervision can perform the actual procedure.
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