Hospital spas, also known as medspas or medi-spas, are similar to day spas in that they provide a results-oriented, “medical” emphasis in addition to the relaxing/pampering environment. Medical spas provide non-invasive or minimally invasive medical cosmetic treatments to patients who choose to change their appearance without undergoing procedures or having to take time off work.Learn more by visiting Melinda Silva, MD Anti-Aging & Wellness
Many medical spas have services include medical-grade face peels, Botox and dermal fillers (such as Restylane), laser hair reduction, and other surgical procedures in a more upscale setting than a plastic or cosmetic surgeon’s clinic. Furthermore, medical spa premiums can be less costly than those charged by a doctor’s office.
Medical spas are a popular option for many people due to the convenience at which they may schedule an appointment, the wide range of medical facilities available, and the opportunity for lower care costs. To guarantee that you undergo secure and successful care, it is important to “do your research” and choose a credible medical spa. Here are some questions to pose during an appointment, as well as some general advice about how to choose a great medical spa.
What is the name of the medical director?
Medical spas should be supervised by a properly trained practitioner, such as a cosmetic or plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who specialises in aesthetic or skin-related fields.
What is the location of the doctor’s primary office?
Is the doctor’s office close by or does he work in a remote city? If the doctor isn’t around, that’s a warning flag – see the queries below.
Is the doctor present to meet with me at the spa to address queries or test me if a problem arises?
Procedures like Botox, fillers, and other injectables, laser hair reduction, and certain face peels, among others, are surgical procedures that can be performed by a well-trained clinician with the same attention and caution as you might see in a doctor’s or surgeon’s office. If a problem arises, the doctor should be present to assess the matter.
Is the doctor’s schedule at the spa regular?
It’s important to know that the specialist is eligible for appointments and examinations at the medical spa on some days of the week. Which ensures that the doctor is involved with the medical spa and that he or she will be present to visit you if necessary.
Is it true that the medical director directly trained the spa’s clinicians?
The medical director directly training a clinician means that he or she encourages uniformity of patient care to ensure the best outcome. It also helps the medical director to assess the clinician and, where appropriate, offer further instruction.
Last but not least, you can be at ease with your surroundings. Does the medical spa seem to be sterile and well-maintained? Is the team willing to answer your concerns and/or help you find answers?