What’s The Difference Between A Day Spa And A Med Spa?


Medical spas, over the last few years, have become very popular among both men and women.  And if you’ve never been to a med spa, you might be asking what’s the difference between a day spa and a med spa? At first glance, they appear similar, but there are important differences between the two.

Medical spas, also known as med spas, blend the best of two worlds — a relaxing spa experience, with the procedures and expertise found at a doctor’s office.  Med spas operate under licensed medical professionals who oversee or handle cosmetic concerns that fall under the medical realm, with injectables such as Botox/Dysport, Dermal Fillers, and many other procedures.  And while estheticians and cosmetic nurses handle the more routine day spa therapies, they also undergo additional training beyond what their license may require.  Additionally, med spa estheticians are educated on medical grade skin care lines such as those found at a dermatologist office.  Day spa estheticians may only use non-clinical skin care products, which are less effective but can be useful after treatments.

Unlike most day spas, clients can get advanced treatments for the face and body such as medical grade chemical peels, micro needling, acne treatments, laser hair removal, and body contouring.

The ability to offer clients a combination of services, varying from corrective laser treatments to injectables is the greatest advantage of choosing a med spa.  So relax!  Choose the spa environment that best suits your needs.  Be pampered or go for something more aggressive.  Either way, the med spa is a wonderful place to go to feel renewed!

Focal Point Salon & Spa welcomes you to our new blog! We are excited to have a new innovative way to connect with our guests and to share information about our services and products!!

In the near future, we look forward to providing you with details on our monthly specials, fun tips from our staff, and the latest news on skin care.  We’ll also keep you up-to-date with new advanced treatments offered at the spa and upcoming events.

We hope that you will check in with us often!


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