It is not unusual for people to want to improve themselves. People do this in many ways including further education and training to improve their minds.
Others use diet and exercise to lose weight and improve fitness and some people would like to improve their appearance. There are plenty of options on the market to remove wrinkles, tone areas of the body and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
Medical spas are places that are accessible to anyone and offer a range of treatments and procedures that you cannot find in a normal day or destination spa.
Destination, resort or day spas deal with beauty treatments and help a customer to feel relaxed and pampered. They will offer manicures, pedicures, hair styling, hot stone massages, facials and other non-surgical treatments.
A med spa is different in that the staff are qualified and licensed to carry out very different procedures. The treatments in a med spa will have longer lasting effects and in some cases they are permanent.
Out of all the treatments that someone could undertake what would be the most popular?
Removing Wrinkles For A Younger Appearance
One of if not the most popular treatments is botox. As you get older you are likely to develop wrinkles and lines.
This is completely natural but not everyone is happy with this development and med spas offer treatments to help remove them. In a day spa you might get a facial with a range of options to exfoliate, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
In a med spa you can use botulinum toxin to relax the facial muscles and leave a smoother, wrinkle free look.
Though the word toxin may sound off putting this treatment has been used for over 30 years but like any medical procedure it should only be carried out by a trained and licensed professional.
Fat Removal Procedures
This area is also becoming very popular. Reducing the fat in someone’s body is not a fat loss program but a way to help tone and shape certain problematic areas.
Just like wrinkles, problem fat areas can start appearing as we get older. The buttocks, thighs, chin, stomach, upper arms, chest and back can develop bulges that cause someone to feel less confident or be unhappy with their body.
There are quite a few ways to remove or reduce fat cells including by ultrasound, heat, red light and by freezing.
Fat freezing or CoolSculpting is an FDA approved way to kill fat cells. It is very effective and is permanent. It only takes about an hour per problem area and in the right patient can be an ideal way to get rid of an unsightly area of fat.
The name can be a bit misleading as you will not exactly be frozen but the fat cells will indeed be subjected to intense cold and then they will die off. The technique was invented at Harvard Medical School and is now carried out all over the world.
Flashing A Great Smile
Who doesn’t want to be able to flash a bright, white smile. Through daily habits your teeth can begin to dull and turn yellow.
Common culprits are smoking cigarettes and drink or food with strong tannins can leave a yellow taint over time. Seemingly innocent drinks like tea can cause you to lose that natural white colouring and gain an unattractive yellowing.
Med spas such as Ethos Spa have treatments to improve the look of your teeth and make you more confident in your smile. While there are toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth and there are kits that can be used at home, med spa patients know that the treatments there are stronger and will leave longer lasting results.
Improving Facial Skin With Lasers
Botox is not the only way to remove wrinkles. Laser treatment can be an effective way to reduce acne scars, pitting, lines and wrinkles. The procedure works by directing laser beams at a particular area. This removes layers of skin, one by one.
Removing Hair Using Laser
Laser treatment can also be used to remove unwanted hair. Shaving does not always leave the most desirable results and in some areas of the body it may not even be practical.
Waxing and hair removal creams are other options and have varying results and last for different lengths of time. With lasers there can be a longer period before having another treatment.
With shaving there is a myth that the hair comes back thicker. What happens really is the hair is sliced at an angle that leaves the surface at the cut larger so appearing thicker.
This is not ideal and laser hair removal has no such problem as it targets the actual root. It is not permanent but is an effective treatment and needs to be repeated much less that shaving.
Removing Wrinkles Using Hydration
Unfortunately it isn’t possible to remove lines and wrinkles just by drinking water but you will know that hydration is incredibly important for the human body.
You must drink water to be able to function properly and is important for the skin, eyes, organs and joints. Med spas have a procedure that uses hydration to remove wrinkles and crow's feet.
Hyaluronic Acid or HA can be injected to help smooth out those problems areas. This acid shouldn’t be confused with the type of corrosive liquid you might be imagining. This is a perfectly natural acid that you already have in your body. It helps to bind water and therefore keeps joints hydrated.
This unique feature can be exploited to remove wrinkles by injecting the acid into the face to leave a more youthful appearance. Although the treatment is not permanent it is instant.
These are some of the most popular treatments you may find in a medical spa but they are not all of them by far.
Chemical peels remain popular and by removing layers of skin leave behind a younger effect. Microdermabrasion is another way to improve the appearance of the skin and tend to be effective on sun damage, scarring and skin discolouration.
Plastic surgery is available in some medical spas and there are also non-surgical treatments such as regular facials in some practices.