This video explains the key differences between a medical spa and a nonmedical or traditional spa. Medical spas can treat and help a variety of problems, such as acne, cellulite or even sun damage. Unlike day spas that focus on improving your outer appearance, medical spas provide medical procedures that are designed to not only improve the appearance but also repair your skin, hair, and even metabolic processes.
The most significant difference between the two is that there is medical staff on hand that can answer skin concerns in a medical spa. Additionally, for some highly advanced treatments, you will need to get medical clearance beforehand. This allows for the best and safest results. Alternatively, some nonmedical spas can push any treatment in order to make a profit.
Another difference is that medical spas have the ability to customize their treatments from start to finish to determine what is best for your skin. You give the professionals what your goals and concerns are, and they will put together a facial that achieves this. This area of expertise provides an added benefit when it comes to the results you will get.