Have you encountered the term, “med spa” recently? Increasing in popularity, medical spas (also sometimes called MediSpas or med spas) are a hybrid between your traditional day spa and a doctor’s office.
The biggest difference between a med spa and a traditional spa are the services offered. While day spas specialize in treatments such as massages, facial masks, and waxing, med spas can perform treatments that require the oversight of a medical professional.
While not all procedures and treatments will be performed by a medical doctor, all medical spas are required to maintain affiliation and oversight by a licensed medical professional. In many cases, a registered nurse practitioner will perform the procedures. These treatments include, but are not limited to: the administration of injectables such as Botox, laser hair removal, and minor surgical procedures.