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How to Tell the Difference Between a Medical Spa and a Day Spa

Plan on getting a new look for the new year? Many people want to ring in the new year looking their best. Finding the right professional to serve you is an important choice. You may think a medical spa and a day spa provide the same level of service, but this is not the case. GLOW Medical Spa would like to help educate you on telling the difference between a medical spa and a day spa.

The biggest difference between a medical spa and a day spa is that a med spa is supervised by a Medical Director.

The director of a medical spa puts their years of training and expertise to work for you to help you look your best. A role that usually is filled by a doctor, a cosmetic surgeon, or a dermatologist, this medical director oversees the treatments that are performed at the spa. Most medical spa treatments have to do with skin issues, including broken capillaries, rosacea, pigmentation due to sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and loss of volume.

Not every procedure at a medical spa is performed by a doctor, but all the procedures conducted at a medical spa are done under the supervision of the medical director. This supervision is important, as a medical spa performs procedures using more powerful tools and techniques, which also heightens the risk of negative side effects if the procedures are administered by individuals who do not have the proper training and experience.

Because of the medical expertise and supervision, a medical spa is able to offer treatments that a day spa cannot.

Medical spas are a relatively new phenomenon that emerged in 2005 and exploded in proliferation by 2010. Many medical spas are just as posh and luxurious as a day spa, but a medical spa is able to provide a wider range of services. At GLOW Medical Spa, the options include chemical peels, facials, micro-needling, micro-resurfacing, enhancements, injectables, and laser and light treatments. All of these professional-quality procedures are administered under the supervision of cosmetic surgeons Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Renee Marshall, and in the same type of relaxed, soothing atmosphere that you have come to expect from your favorite day spa.

A medical spa features some of the latest technological advances.

GLOW Medical Spa can combat the signs of aging through the use of sophisticated laser technology. We also are experienced in the use of injectables, in the form of dermal fillers and neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Restylane and Juvederm. All injectables are administered by our Doctors, who use their experience and artistry working with these materials to produce beautiful results.

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Give yourself a great look for the new year in the safety of a medical atmosphere at GLOW Medical Spa. To learn more about any of the procedures we offer at the med spa, call (650) 441-2209 to schedule a consultation today.