Medical spa services offer the same level of medical treatment but without the feeling and smells associated with being in a hospital.
It may be cosmetic but ambient lighting combined with scents to soothe and music to create a calming atmosphere will all make a big difference, especially if you have a phobia or fear of trolleys and dread the smell of disinfectant.
Most clinics and hospitals are not equipped to offer any level of pampering but at a medical spa there is an array of procedures available and many can be made easier by the provision of a neck or hand massage.
This new brand of treatment centers combine added luxury with experienced professional to create a totally new environment that people will soon want to utilize.
Much of what is offered relates to skincare issues like photofacials, which work by promoting the natural formation of collagen in the skin. Collagen makes the skin supple and voluminous.
It uses light and heat pulse therapy to smooth wrinkles and make fine lines disappear. For those with scars caused by hyper-pigmentation or acne, a photofacial can make a big difference.
Chemical Peels are becoming ever more popular, they work by a layer of glycolic acid being applied to the skin. This will gradually infiltrate the skin’s surface taking this outer layer off when it is removed.
Botox regulars may have a tendency to look continually ‘surprised’ but if used in just the right amount i.e. without over doing it, this and similar fillers like restylane are a cheap reliable solution to turn back the ravages of time.
Technology is ever advancing and these include the area of laser skin treatments. Erbium, CO2 and Fraxel are just some of the very latest techniques that can be found at a medical spa.
They work by penetrating the skin layers and killing off the previously defined problem areas. New layers of skin are revealed once the unwanted skin comes away.
If wrinkling and any dark spots are very strong then more than one session will most likely be required. However, in the majority of cases after just one appointment improvements will already be quite noticeable.
Microdermabrasion, which should not be confused with dermabrasion, that needs to be undertaken at a real medical complex, is a mild but effective treatment.
The skin is blasted with minuscule crystal particles by a wand like instrument which then sucks them up a bit like a household vacuum cleaner. Also removed are cells of skin, thus gradually layers of bad skin are taken away leaving a fresh complexion.