Medspas are a blend of both medical clinics and relaxing spas. It operates with supervision from a doctor. These medical spas are visited by people to get help with a variety of common conditions. Some of the more popular treatments offered at medical spas are laser treatments, hair removal treatments, chemical peels, and Botox injections. These spas have a more medical feel than a spa feel, but clients are offered massages and other body treatments such as wraps for a whole body rejuvenation experience. Picking the right medspa is important. Below are some great questions to ask a medical spa before becoming a client.
Who Owns and Operates the Spa?
This is probably the most important question. A reputable medspa should be run and supervised by a board-certified doctor. They are to be in the office supervising or performing the treatments. The regulations for running a medspa do differ from state to state, however. In some cases, a medical doctor will only lend their names to a medical spa and they are generally never on the premises.
Who Will Perform the Procedure?
The person who will be performing the actual procedure needs to be fully trained and licensed. You might also want to know how long they have been performing the specific procedure you are going to get done. This can be a huge determining factor for choosing a medical spa. Ask for some before and after photos from previous clients. Keep in mind that some states don’t always require any licenses. You can be badly hurt by receiving a procedure from someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Quintessa’s certified staff is experienced and knowledgeable and can answer your questions.
What Equipment Will Be Used?
Generally, the cost of many of the procedures offered at medspas are expensive because the cost of the equipment is high. Ask the office what equipment they are using. Technology is always changing and advancing and you should know if they are going to be using the most up-to-date technology for better results and less pain. We have the latest laser and skin treatment devices and will be happy to answer any questions you have about our equipment.
What Kind of Results Should I Realistically Anticipate?
When receiving any type of cosmetic procedure, you should have a realistic idea of how it will turn out. Results will vary from client to client. For some, many treatments might be needed to achieve the desired results. Ask the spa for some general protocol when it comes to figuring out how many treatments are needed and how frequently they will be needed in order to maintain results.
This article does a good job of delving into the issues that surround medical spas and the appropriate treatment of patients/clients. I have great concern regarding medical spas that are not owned by physicians but rather non-physicians that are using a physician for a medical director since many of these physician medical directors really have no background in aesthetic medicine and are not going to be able to assist in the safety and appropriate care of these clients; however, having said that there are certainly many physician owners of medical spas who really do not have any background in aesthetic medicine and again put clients and patients into the same risk due to their lack of education and experience. I always recommend that those who are interested in improving their appearance always go to the most experienced and educated people that they can find and certainly those of us who specialize in strictly aesthetic medicine are some of the best in the nation and at Quintessa Aesthetic Center we certainly take the education of our staff as well as patients extremely seriously so that patients ultimately get the result that they desire while absolutely minimizing any sort of risk of complication.