A medical spa, or med spa, combines a traditional day spa and a medical clinic. Med spas offer specialized treatments and cosmetic services, such as injections, but in a relaxing and welcoming facility.
Med spas are run by physicians, and while not every procedure is performed by a doctor, they are all performed under the supervision of a licensed physician. Additionally, they offer state-of-the-art, medical-grade procedures, which are something that day spas cannot provide. This is because many cosmetic services and treatments cannot be performed without credentials and certified experience. You have the peace of mind that comes with being in the care of trained healthcare professionals but without the formal feel of a medical clinic.
While practitioners from various backgrounds oversee med spas, you should seek a med spa supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon is generally on hand in a supervisory role, and an aesthetic nurse practitioner administers many nonsurgical treatments at the med spa. The plastic surgeon and the practitioners together maintain practice standards and training, as well as review results.
Skin Dermatology was founded by Alissa Lamoureux, DO, FAOCD, FAAD. Because of our luxurious decor and friendly staff, a visit to the Skin Dermatology Med Spa feels more like a rewarding retreat than a trip to a traditional doctor’s office.