The growing number of individuals seeking a more holistic approach to health and beauty makes cosmetic businesses develop ways with various treatments to reach the pinnacle of their services. Indeed, medical spa services bring about youthfulness and vitality, making every patient look and feel younger, healthier, and more alive. Undoubtedly, advancements in technology have meant significant advancements in skincare.
Today, medical spas have learned to implement different physical and structural surgeries that can be applied to improve a person’s appearance. Here’s a rundown of the top medical spa services mentioned below:
Also known as botulinum toxin, Botox helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial creases. In fact, Botox injections are among the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures worldwide. Additionally, Botox ranks number one on the top five revenue-generating medspa procedures list.
Botox also has alternatives, such as Xeomin and Dysport, and the suitable candidates to receive these services are adults in good physical health, preferably non-smokers. Keep in mind that Botox is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals. The injections aren’t painful, as most clients will feel a tolerable little pinch.
Generally, the treatment usually lasts around 15 to 20 minutes. With regard to the results, they tend to last three to four months. Moreover, Botox is practical for many people since it requires no downtime.
Dermal fillers are gel- or liquid-like substances injected into the skin at different depths to restore lost volume, fill facial wrinkles, soften creases, and enhance facial contour. The same with Botox, dermal fillers are known for their rejuvenating effects. Additionally, dermal fillers also help to augment facial features, such as enhancing cheek volume or giving a fuller lips effect.
Specifically, below are different types of dermal fillers, including:
- Hyaluronic acid. This is used for cheek depressions, facial scars, acne scars, redefining lip borders, frown lines, crow’s feet, deep smile lines, smoker’s lines, and many more. In fact, Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body, primarily in soft connective tissues and the fluid surrounding the eyes. Moreover, a common hyaluronic acid filler is Juvederm, which the FDA approved in 2006.
- Polyalkylimide. A dermal filler type helps treat deeper wrinkles, plumping thin lips, enhancing jawline and cheekbones, and replacing facial volume lost due to aging. In fact, it’s biocompatible and doesn’t require an allergy test since polyalkylimide has a minimal reaction with human tissue.
- Polylactic acid. This dermal filler type treats deep nasolabial folds, plumping thin lips, and laugh lines. Compared to other fillers, results don’t yield immediately for polylactic acid. However, it promotes the natural collagen production of the body.
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA). This semi-permanent filler helps treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds, and furrows. Additionally, it helps with filling out thin lips and pitted scars. Most often, PMMA has been used as a replacement for hyaluronic acid and collagen therapy in the event that a more permanent solution to facial wrinkles is necessary.
In general, dermal fillers’ effects will depend on the type of filler used and the treated area. Specifically, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last around 6 to 12 months. Thicker dermal fillers tend to last longer.
Laser Hair Removal
One of the most popular non-surgical procedures, laser hair removal, is a simple procedure that involves removing hair by using pulses of laser light and destroying its hair follicle. In fact, most people who undergo laser hair removal find the effects last from a few months to years.
While laser hair removal doesn’t guarantee permanent results, hair tends to be lighter and finer when it regrows. Moreover, long-term hair reduction usually requires maintenance laser treatments. Also, several sessions are typically necessary to complete the process in which the number of sessions depends on the treated area, the amount of hair, and the client’s needs.
Also known as body contouring, body sculpting is a surgical or medical procedure that reshapes an area of the body. Body contouring may include procedures to eliminate excess fat, remove extra skin, and contour or reshape a certain body part. Depending on the client’s preferences and goals, non-surgical and surgical procedures are available for this service.
In fact, body sculpting ranks fourth on the list of top revenue-generating services for medical spas. Body sculpting and contouring are expected to be the fastest growing med spa treatment category for the next few years. The most significant benefit of non-surgical body sculpting procedures is that they include a short recovery time, as patients can leave the office immediately after treatment and resume their normal daily activities.
Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion Facials
While many use these terms interchangeably, chemical peels and microdermabrasion facials are not the same. Microdermabrasion removes many of the top layers of the skin through methods such as gentle sanding. On the other hand, chemical peels deliver antioxidants into the dermis, the middle (and living) part of the skin.
The benefits of chemical peels include improved texture and tone, leading to brighter, smoother, and clearer skin. For microdermabrasion, the benefits include a brighter complexion, smoother appearance, clear skin, cleared out pores, and reduced appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots.
Aesthetician Med Spa Services
The services under this category are aesthetician-grade chemical peels, facials, waxing, hydra facials, and much more. In fact, regular spas also offer aesthetician services but are often limited. On the other hand, procedures like dermaplaning, microneedling, and microblading are considered medical procedures.
Nonetheless, healthcare professionals – persons with medical licenses and certifications – supervise all operations at medical spas. Therefore, aestheticians at medical spas can provide services that aren’t offered at other spas or wellness centers.
Photo-Facial Pulsed Light (IPL)
This treatment improves the texture and skin color without having to undergo a surgical procedure. IPS involves a small flashgun that delivers a spectral light range over the skin. Its rising popularity has created other names like photorejuvenation, laser skin rejuvenation, or laser resurfacing.
In fact, there are many people that opt for IPL to remove freckles, sun damage, dark spots, varicose veins, rosacea, birthmarks, broken blood vessels on the face, and even hair on the face, bikini area, neck, and other places. Although IPL is similar to other laser treatments, it is somewhat different since it releases light of several wavelengths, like a photo flash, compared to a laser, which utilizes just one wavelength of light.
The Bottom Line
The beauty industry has been a booming market these past few years as medical spa services constantly evolve. At Remedy Aesthetics And Wellness, they proudly offer a variety of medical spa services to meet the standards and expectations of care. Ultimately, Remedy was created to fulfill cosmetic and wellness needs in a beatific environment.