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What is a Medspa?

Have you been considering going to a medspa but aren’t sure what exactly to expect or what a medspa has to offer? So exactly what is a medspa? A medspa differs from a traditional physician’s office and isn’t the same as going to the dermatologist. It also isn’t the same as going to a day spa at a hotel. So how does it differ? Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to experience at a medspa and how it differs from other skincare treatment facilities. 

Your Providers

In order to understand what is a medspa, you must first know who the providers for the treatments are at a medspa. While a medical spa is overseen by a doctor and/or a medical director, you’ll usually be treated by medical aestheticians, nurse practitioners, or physician’s assistants. All these medical professionals are certified and able to perform cosmetic laser treatments as well as injectables. The staff will also consist of laser technicians who are certified to administer all cosmetic laser treatments. Dermatologist offices consist of dermatologists. At a physician’s office, you are seeing doctors. At a typical day spa, you are treated by massage therapists and estheticians. The different providers that are available at these facilities affect the types of treatments that can be performed on clients. 

Services offered

When wondering what is a medspa the first question that pops into mind most likely is what type of services are offered at a medspa. Medspas offer medical aesthetic treatments that range from cosmetic laser treatments to Botox and fillers. All your anti-aging treatment needs can be found at a medspa. You can also get issues such as acne and scarring healed from medical aesthetic treatments. Here’s a list of services found at the National Laser Institute medspa:

  • 1540 Fractional Laser
  • Stretch Mark Reduction
  • Photofacial
  • Halo Hybrid Fractional 
  • Skin Tightening
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing Eye Treatment 
  • MicroLaser Peels 
  • eMatrix
  • Profractional 
  • Micro-Needling
  • Micro-Needling with PRP
  • Acne Reduction 
  • Chemical Peels / VI Peels 
  • Oxygen Facials 
  • Cool Sculpting 
  • CoolSculpting for Double Chin
  • Kybella for Double Chin
  • Cellulite Reduction 
  • PDO Threads
  • PRP Injections
  • BOTOX® Injections
  • Fillers / Juvederm / Restylane
  • Spider Vein Removal
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • PRP Hair Rejuvenation

With all those services there is definitely one that will treat whatever your skincare or body issues are.

The Environment

So what is a medspa like on the inside? A medspa doesn’t feel like a traditional doctor’s office. It is a lot more modern and aesthetically pleasing. Medspas have more of a luxury feel about them and feel more like a day spa than any doctor’s office. You’ll feel relaxed and pampered but still be able to be in and out if you need to get Botox on your lunch break. 

If you’re looking to get a treatment done at a medspa, then give us a call at 1-800-851-0969. We have locations in Dallas, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, and soon Chicago, IL!

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.