Day Spas vs. MedSpas: What’s the Big Difference?
Everyone likes a day at the spa. Being named ESANA Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we have heard the question ‘”What is a medspa?” more than once.
A medspa (or medical spa) is a facility with the capability of performing medical grade aesthetic treatments under the direction of a doctor, or in our case, two board certified plastic surgeons. Although both spas and medspas can be a relaxing experience, many people choose medspas because they provide treatments targeted to specific issues or concerns. Popular skin services at ESANA Medspa, that you won’t find in a regular spa, include microneedling, medical facials, and advanced peels or microdermabrasion. Body treatments include laser hair removal, CoolSculpting and Ultherapy.
For some services, the law requires a patient to see a doctor. At ESANA, it is part of our policy and procedure that patients are able to meet a doctor if necessary to ensure they are good candidates for the treatments they seek.
ESANA’s Medical Aesthetician, Vickie, says, “It gives myself and my patients great peace of mind knowing the doctors are always available for consultation or to address irregularities before a treatment.” She went on to say, “There are health and safety matters in providing treatments geared towards results versus relaxation. Dr. Pan and Dr. Davila make sure our patients are receiving the best treatments to reach their aesthetic goals.”
Further benefits of choosing a medspa include having your skin assessed by professionals with more training and expertise. A skin care assessment at ESANA is a great way to tune up a skin care routine that includes products for at-home use as well as a schedule to see your aesthetician.
There are certain services you won’t find in most medspas, which include massage, nail treatments, and access to sauna or pool facilities. While these are great for relaxing, they are not going to address concerns you may have about your skin or body. At ESANA, we provide a relaxing atmosphere where you can achieve real results under expert care.