5 Reasons to Choose a Med Spa Instead of a Day Spa
When it’s time for a little self-love and you’re considering a spa treatment the difference between a Day Spa and a Med Spa (aka “medical spa” or “medi-spa”) can be confusing.
Both Day Spas and Med Spas offer services that can pamper, relax and destress you in a luxurious environment! But the procedures offered at a Day Spa are more limited, and the staff is less trained, than Med Spa staff.
If you truly want to rejuvenate your face, body, and skin, with optimal, long-lasting results, here are 5 reasons why a Med Spa is a better choice than a Day Spa.
#1. Med Spas are Supervised by Doctors – Day Spas are Not
A Med Spa operates under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physician. And, in most cases – unlike a Day Spa – a Med Spa will also have a physician’s assistant, nurse and/or licensed medical aesthetician on staff.
In the case of AMAE Med Spa, we operate under the direction of renowned board certified plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali. We also have a full time physician’s assistant and a licensed medical aesthetician on staff at all times as well.
#2. Med Spa Offer More Powerful Treatments than Day Spas
Med Spas offer more powerful, medical grade treatments that provide longer lasting improvements to the face, skin and body than is available at a Day Spa.
Under Michigan law, Day Spas cannot provide injectables like Botox, Kybella or dermal fillers. Nor can a Day Spa perform microdermabrasion, CoolSculpting, or a wide variety of other powerful and long-lasting laser and radiofrequency treatments. Under Michigan Act 368 333.16276 use of laser for skin procedures, supervision of a licensed physician is required.
#3. Med Spa Treatments Last Longer than Day Spa Treatments
Because Day Spas are limited to providing superficial, non-medical treatments the effects are typically short-lived. While services like Day Spa facials and peels can provide temporary improvement in your cosmetic appearance, the powerful medical grade devices used at AMAE Med Spa (like PROFOUND) actually remodel skin on a deep cellular level – for long-lasting results.
Similarly, while Day Spa “wraps” may temporarily reduce water weight and bloating, Med Spa fat loss treatments (like liposuction and CoolSculpting) permanently remove fat cells for lifetime results.
#4. Med Spa Staff Understands the Human Body
The doctors, nurses and physician’s assistants at Med Spas have studied the human body, and understand how it works inside and out. This enables them to analyze your unique skin or body condition, medically diagnose the problem, and recommend the best clinical grade treatment for your individual issue.
Remember, many skin care issues – including visible signs of aging, spider veins, rosacea, acne, pigmentation and more – are caused by a medical condition. You would not trust any other aspect of your health to a cosmetologist or salon! So only trust your skin, face and body’s health to a healthcare professional at a Med Spa – not a cosmetologist at a Day Spa.
#5. Med Spas are Typically Safer than Day Spas
Complications from spa treatments are very rare. However, as with any treatment, some patients may very occasionally experience a side effect, allergic reaction or other problem.
The news is full of horror stories where a mild reaction turned into a huge problem because a treatment was performed by a non-medical professional at a Day Spa who did not know what to do in that situation. But when you have your aesthetic procedures performed by licensed medical staff at a Med Spa, you are always in safe and competent hands in any unforeseen situation.
Additionally, Med Spas offer the same high level of clinical-grade hygiene and sanitation as any medical office – while many Day Spas do not. And, especially in these times of heightened concern about virus transmission, a sterile and disinfected environment is essential to patient health and safety.
Choose a Med Spa Not a Day Spa
AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI offers the same pampering and relaxation of a Day Spa in an equally luxurious setting – but with the latest, long-lasting medical technologies delivered in the safest and most hygienic medical environment.
If you are considering a Day Spa in the Birmingham, MI area – consider AMAE Med Spa instead!
Call AMAE Med Spa: 248.335.7200