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Posted November 29, 2016 in MedSpa, by Dr. Fiorillo

A cross between a traditional day spa and a medical clinic is often called a medspa in New York. Medspas have not been around too long, the first one was not opened until the early 1990s. Traditional day spas, which have been around for much longer focus on providing a truly relaxing environment where clients are treated to facials, manicures, massages, etc. A medspa offers clinic treatments under the direct supervision of a medical doctor but does so in an atmosphere that is also relaxing.

MedSpa in New York often offers the same common services that are available in day spas, but their basic focus is to provide services that can only be given under direct supervision of a medical professional. These services include weight loss programs, skin care treatment, including the treatment of acne, and plastic surgery. Often, the medspa will also offer laser hair removal, dermabrasion, and the removal of age spots.

One of the most sought after services is skin care, including the treatment for acne. These treatments include exfoliation and moisturizing as well as chemical peels and dermabrasion. Many medical spas offer laser treatments to treat wrinkles and acne, and the lasers can also be used for the permanent removal of unwanted hair.

Weight loss and weight maintenance programs are normally an integral part of the spa offering. In many cases, the programs are holistic and based on the nutritional needs of the individual. The medspa is thought by many clients to be the ideal place where they can give 100 percent attention to their weight loss goals as the spa offers exercise, spa treatments, and nutritional guidance along with other techniques to help a person meet their ideal weight goals.

Many medical spas include plastic surgery. The cosmetic surgeon can evaluate the clients, discuss in detail with them what their goals are, and suggest the treatment that is most suitable. If, for example, the goal is weight loss, once the client has reached the goal of ideal weight, the tricky little “love handles” and other stubborn areas where there are fat deposits can be removed by liposuction or CoolSculpting®. Many people enjoy the relaxing environment of a medspa in New York over cosmetic surgery that is performed in a more impersonal environment such as a hospital.

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