How Medical Spas Differ From Traditional Day Spas
Medical spas have become more popular in recent years for men and women alike. Medical spas, also called medi-spas or med spas, are a kind of a hybrid between the traditional day spa and a medical clinic.
Medical spas strive to blend the best of two worlds—a relaxing spa experience with the procedures and expertise typically only found at a doctor’s office.
Wondering if a medical spa is the right place for you to get your treatments done? Here are answers to some common questions about medical spas.
The biggest differences between a traditional day spa and a medical spa are the types of procedures that are offered. Medical procedures that can't be done at the average day spa can be performed at the medical spa.
Unlike day spas, medical spas must be affiliated with, overseen, or run by a medical doctor. While not every procedure is done by a doctor, they are performed under the supervision of the doctor, most often a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Medical spas themselves can vary widely, depending on where you go. Some are as posh as the day spa you visited during your last vacation; others are decidedly more clinical. While day spas focus on relaxation, most medical spas are driven by results.