Frequently Asked Questions
A medspa is a facility that offers non-surgical medical treatments – such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation procedures using state of the art lasers, and facials using medical grade skin products that have higher concentrations of active ingredients vs. products available over the counter.
Medspas offer a wide range of services, including Botox injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation procedures, body contouring treatments, and various spa services such as facials, massages, and body treatments.
Treatments at our medspa are typically performed by licensed medical professionals, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses – but also by certified aestheticians. It will depend on the service you are receiving.
Medspa treatments are generally considered safe when performed by qualified medical professionals in a licensed and regulated facility. However, as with any medical procedure, there are always potential risks and side effects.
During your MedSpa treatment, you can expect to receive a consultation with a medical professional to discuss your goals and concerns. Depending on the treatment, you may experience some discomfort, but the procedure should be relatively quick and straightforward.
The recovery time after a MedSpa treatment depends on the specific procedure. Some treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers, require little to no downtime, while others, such as chemical peels or laser treatments, may require a few days of recovery time.
The length of time for a MedSpa treatment varies depending on the specific procedure. Most treatments take between 30 minutes to an hour.
The cost of MedSpa treatments varies depending on the type of treatment and the geographic location of the facility. On average, MedSpa treatments range from $100 to $1000 per treatment.
A traditional spa typically focuses on relaxation and pampering, offering services such as massages and facials. In contrast, a MedSpa offers medical treatments that are designed to improve the appearance of the skin, reduce signs of aging, and enhance overall wellness.
There is no specific age limit for MedSpa treatments. However, most facilities require patients to be at least 18 years old to receive treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers.
Yes! Men can receive treatments at a MedSpa. In fact, many MedSpa treatments, such as laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation, are popular among male clients.
The frequency of MedSpa treatments varies depending on the specific treatment and the individual’s goals. Many treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers, are recommended every 3 to 6 months for best results.
Depending on the treatment, there may be some preparation required before the procedure. For example, patients receiving laser hair removal may need to avoid sun exposure or stop using certain skincare products prior to the treatment.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to add volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features such as lips and cheeks. They are made of a variety of materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid, among others.
When injected, dermal fillers can restore lost volume, plump up hollow areas, and provide a more youthful appearance to the face. They are commonly used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and folds around the mouth, nose, and forehead, as well as to enhance the lips and cheeks.
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment as they are minimally invasive, require no downtime, and can provide long-lasting results, typically lasting from 6 to 18 months depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated. However, it is important to note that as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with dermal filler injections, so it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing this treatment.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can be used to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. The most common types of dermal fillers include:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers: Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. HA fillers can be used to add volume to the lips, cheeks, and under-eye areas, as well as to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. They are typically temporary and last between 6 to 12 months.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers: CaHA fillers are made from a mineral-like compound found in bones and teeth. They are often used to fill in deeper wrinkles and folds, such as those around the nose and mouth. They can last up to 18 months.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers: PLLA fillers work by stimulating collagen production in the skin, which can help to improve skin elasticity and firmness over time. They are often used to treat larger areas of the face, such as the cheeks and temples. Results can last up to 2 years.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers: PMMA fillers are made from a synthetic material that is not absorbed by the body. They are often used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds, such as those around the mouth. Results can be long-lasting, but the treatment is permanent and cannot be reversed.
It’s important to note that dermal fillers should only be administered by a qualified medical professional, as improper use can result in serious complications.
Botox is a brand name for a type of neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When used in small, controlled doses, it is a highly effective treatment for a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This can be useful in medical treatments for conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating. In cosmetic treatments, Botox is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to treat facial wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions), chronic migraines, and excessive sweating. Botox injections are usually administered by a trained medical professional and the effects typically last for several months.
Radio frequency (RF) is a type of energy that is used in various medical and cosmetic treatments, including skin tightening. RF works by heating up the underlying layers of skin, causing collagen fibers to contract and tighten, which can lead to an improvement in skin tone and texture.
When RF energy is delivered to the skin, it penetrates deep into the tissue and heats the collagen fibers, causing them to denature and contract. This process triggers the body’s natural healing response, which leads to the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. These new fibers help to reinforce the structure of the skin and improve its elasticity, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
RF treatments for skin tightening are non-invasive and typically require little to no downtime. The number of treatments required may vary depending on the severity of the loose skin and the desired outcome. It’s important to note that while RF can improve the appearance of loose skin, it may not be suitable for everyone and may not provide the same level of results as surgical procedures such as a facelift. It’s always best to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic material that has been used for medical purposes for many years. Sculptra is used primarily to correct facial wrinkles and folds, and to add volume to areas of the face that have lost fullness due to aging or weight loss.
When Sculptra is injected into the skin, it works by stimulating the production of collagen, a protein that gives skin its firmness and elasticity. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Sculptra’s mechanism of action is different from traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, which work by filling in wrinkles and lines with a gel-like substance. Instead, Sculptra works gradually over time to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in a more natural-looking and longer-lasting effect.
Sculptra typically requires multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart, with the full results becoming visible over several months. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years or more, depending on the individual’s skin and the area treated. As with any injectable treatment, there are potential side effects, which can include bruising, swelling, redness, or discomfort at the injection site. It’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of Sculptra with a qualified healthcare provider at our medspa locations near you before undergoing treatment.
Ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal organs and tissues. However, it can also be used to reduce fat cells through a process called “ultrasound lipolysis.”
During ultrasound lipolysis, a special device is used to deliver high-frequency sound waves to the targeted area of the body. The sound waves create pressure waves that disrupt the walls of the fat cells, causing them to break down and release their contents.
Once the fat cells release their contents, they are gradually eliminated from the body through the natural metabolic processes. The released fat is then either used as energy or eliminated as waste through the lymphatic system.
Ultrasound lipolysis is considered a non-invasive and non-surgical method for reducing fat cells. However, it is important to note that it is not a weight loss solution and should not be used as a substitute for healthy lifestyle habits such as regular exercise and a balanced diet. Additionally, the results of ultrasound lipolysis may vary and are dependent on individual factors such as body type and skin elasticity.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, while BBL stands for BroadBand Light. Both IPL and BBL are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that use light energy to improve the appearance of the skin.
IPL and BBL work by delivering pulses of light energy to the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the targeted cells in the skin, such as melanin (which gives skin its color) or blood vessels. This can help to reduce the appearance of certain skin conditions, such as sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and acne.
IPL and BBL are similar in many ways, but there are a few key differences between them. IPL uses a range of wavelengths of light to target different skin conditions, while BBL uses a specific range of wavelengths. BBL also has a cooling mechanism to reduce discomfort during the treatment. Additionally, BBL is often used for hair removal, while IPL can also be used for hair removal but is more commonly used for skin rejuvenation.
During a treatment session, a handheld device is used to deliver the light energy to the skin. The treatment can be mildly uncomfortable, but most people do not find it painful. Some people may experience redness or swelling after the treatment, but this usually subsides within a few hours to a few days.
It’s important to note that IPL and BBL should only be performed by a licensed and trained professional, as there is a risk of skin damage if the treatment is not administered correctly.
BBL (broadband light) photo facials are a type of light therapy treatment that uses intense pulsed light to target and reduce the appearance of various skin concerns, such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
While BBL photo facials can improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, it’s important to note that they cannot fully reverse the damage caused by excessive sun exposure. The best way to protect your skin from further damage is to limit your sun exposure, wear protective clothing and hats, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
BBL can be used to treat areas such as the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, back, and bikini line. However, certain areas of the body may be more sensitive or prone to adverse reactions, and the provider may need to adjust the settings or use different equipment to ensure safe and effective treatment.
In terms of frequency of BBL treatments, it’s best to consult with a qualified dermatologist or aesthetician to determine the optimal treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and skin type. Generally, a series of 3-6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart is recommended for optimal results, and maintenance treatments may be needed every 6-12 months to maintain the results.
Laser hair removal is considered to be a long-lasting hair reduction method, but it is not completely permanent. The treatment works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles, which absorbs the laser energy and damages the follicle, inhibiting hair growth.
While laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, some hair may still grow back, although it may be lighter, thinner, and less noticeable. The results can vary depending on factors such as the color and thickness of the hair, the type of laser used, the skill of the practitioner, and the number of treatments received.
It’s important to note that laser hair removal is not effective on light-colored or gray hair, and it can be less effective on darker skin tones due to the potential for the laser to target the melanin in the skin rather than the hair.
A customized aesthetic plan can provide a number of benefits, including:
Personalization: A customized aesthetic plan takes into account your unique features, skin type, and other individual characteristics, so the treatment plan is tailored specifically to your needs and goals.
Targeted results: With a customized aesthetic plan, you can address your specific concerns and target areas that you want to improve, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne, or uneven skin tone.
Cost-effective: A customized aesthetic plan can help you avoid unnecessary or ineffective treatments, saving you time and money in the long run.
Comprehensive approach: A customized aesthetic plan can include a variety of treatments and procedures, such as skincare products, injectables, laser therapy, and more, to provide a comprehensive approach to your overall aesthetic goals.
Confidence boost: By achieving your desired aesthetic results, a customized plan can help boost your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life.
Overall, a customized aesthetic plan can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals in a personalized, targeted, and effective manner, while also saving you time and money.