What’s the Difference Between a Medical Spa and a Traditional Day Spa?


It definitely makes a difference which type of spa you want to head to. The treatments can vary widely, as will the qualifications of staff. A Medical Spa, like the Laser Lounge Spa, specializes in medical treatments as opposed to focusing on wellness and relaxation services like massages, pedicures, facials. This does not mean a medical spa cannot offer these services!

How do I choose?

It all depends on the type of treatment you are looking to receive. For a procedure like tattoo removal, Botox, or electrolysis, which require specialized equipment and training, you will want to seek out a medical spa. The staff at the medical spa are specially trained to use this equipment. A day spa will not offer these services. If you are looking for a massage, manicure, or other relaxing, non-medical service, then a day spa will suit your needs.

What can a Medical Spa offer?

This also depends! It is up to the owner of the medical spa to determine which services to offer. Some treatments require expensive machines and equipment, and some medical spas may not have the funds to purchase them just yet. Here at the Laser Lounge Spa we offer services like:

  • Electrolysis
  • Fraxel Laser Treatments
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Candela Laser Hair Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Botox/Xeomin
  • Perlane/Restylane/Radiesse/Belotero/Juvaderm fillers
  • Vipeel
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Dermaplaning
  • Stretch Mark Reduction
  • Eyebrow/ eyelash enhancement
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Epiwave Ultrasonic Facial
  • Dermapen
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Hair Simulation

As you will likely notice just giving this list a quick glance, most of these offerings sound like medical treatments. Medical Spas are usually overseen by a physician who is licensed to perform these services. Most of this staff will also be medically trained, typically as Aestheticians.

Next time you are in the market for a medical treatment like the ones listed above, give us a call at The Laser Lounge Spa at 239-728-1234. Our Medically trained Aestheticians and staff are professional and friendly, and happy to answer any questions you may have.

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