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What to Look for in a Good Med Spa

If you’re seeking medical spa treatments like chemical peels or anti aging treatments, you may be wondering how to find a quality med spa.

The unfortunate truth is that over the past several years, med spas have popped up at a rapid pace. While most are reputable, many medical spas may not be the most trustworthy.

Let’s discuss how to find the best med spa in your area.

What is a Med Spa?

A med spa—short for medical spa—is a mix of a traditional day spa and a medical clinic. Medical spas offer minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and non-invasive medical treatments in the relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere of a spa. Most med spa services include skin rejuvenation procedures, light therapy, injectables, and even body treatments. Traditional spa treatments like massages and facials may also be available.

The main difference that sets a med spa apart from a typical spa is the fact that they are supervised by licensed medical professionals such as doctors and nurses. This allows Parfaire to provide a range of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures like laser hair removal, Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and more.

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How to Choose a Quality Med Spa

Not all medical spas are created equal. It’s important to do your research before getting treatment at a med spa. Here’s what to look for when choosing a medical spa.

What Med Spa Treatments Do They Offer?

If you’re looking for a med spa, you likely have a particular treatment in mind. So, before making your appointment, take a look at the procedures offered. In addition to learning whether they provide the treatments you’re after, look at the other services.

Do they provide a wide range of completely different services? This may mean they don’t specialize in anything, so your results may be lackluster. Look for a provider or medical spa that provides specialized treatments to ensure you have the best results possible.

Is Their Staff Licensed?

Of course, you want your med spa to have experienced and qualified staff. But to legally provide treatment at an aesthetic medical center, providers must be a licensed aesthetician, nurse practitioner, or physician. Providers should have their degree or license clearly displayed. If not, ask about their qualifications.

It’s also important to note that only licensed medical professionals like physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners are qualified to administer injections like Botox, Kybella, and fillers. If a med spa provides these treatment options without a licensed healthcare professional on staff, that is a red flag.

Do They Have a Licensed Physician on Staff?

Do They Have a Licensed Physician on Staff?

By definition, a medical spa must have a supervising medical professional. At Parfaire Medical Aesthetics, our supervising physician is Dr. Winnie Moses. She founded Parfaire Medical Aesthetics in Pasadena in 2015 after serving as an American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) doctor in one of the nation’s top hospitals for over 10 years.

Is the Spa Clean and Modern?

Any spa should be clean, but maintaining a clean and sterile environment is crucial for a med spa due to the nature of the treatments offered. A clean med spa helps prevent infections, complications, and allergic reactions, all of which promote great results and a healthy recovery process. In short, a clean med spa is a signal that the facility is committed to their clients’ health and safety.

A clean, modern environment also contributes to the overall ambiance, allowing clients to fully relax and feel comfortable during their procedures.

What is the Consultation Process Like?

A medical spa consultation is a great way for you to get a feel for the facility, its providers, and the kind of results you can expect. Look for an organized facility with tentative, knowledgeable providers. You should leave your consultation with a treatment plan outlining your treatment options, along with quotes at fair prices. Low prices may be tempting, but it often means the med spa is cutting corners.

What Do Reviews Say?

To learn more about a med spa, their treatments, and results, read online reviews. Reading reviews is the best way to learn more about the experience at a specific med spa without ever leaving your home.

Trust Parfaire Medical Aesthetics For Your Med Spa Treatments

Parfaire provides top quality med spa services to keep Pasadena residents looking their best. From facial rejuvenation to liposuction, our staff is here to help you find the perfect solution to your skin or body concerns. Get started by booking your appointment online.

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