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What is a Medspa?


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Spa Day! Nothing sounds better! With so many to choose, how do you know what’s best for you? The answer depends on what you’re looking for.

A day spa can be a good choice for massage services, mud wraps, manicures, or basic facials.

Medical spa treatments, on the other hand, are more varied and technologically advanced. Clients can opt for complex procedures, like microneedling, laser resurfacing, chemical peels and more.

But this isn’t the only difference between the two. Here’s what you should know about day and medical spas to make an informed choice.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A DAY SPA?


From acupuncture to facial massage, a day spa offers a variety of non-medical services.

Day spas typically focus on relaxation, fitness, or detox. Their services appeal to those seeking to unwind and feel better overall. They may include:


  • Saunas

  • Massage rooms

  • Tai chi programs

  • Nail stations.

Hot Rocks Massage

This type of spa promotes general well-being and operates without a physician on staff. Therefore, they can only offer non-medical-grade treatments, such as waxing or hot stone massages. Licensed therapists and other practitioners carry out the procedures available at day spas.

WHAT IS A MEDICAL SPA?


A medical spa, or med spa, operates under the supervision of a physician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. These venues use the latest medical and cosmetic technology, including radiofrequency, lasers, and light therapy.

Licensed health professionals carry out medical spa procedures. Foundations at Maitland is operated by Dr Kristin Jackson and her advanced practice providers, all of whom have extensive knowledge and training. Our services include but are not limited to the following:


You can’t get these procedures at a day spa. The treatments offered by medspas require specialized knowledge and an advanced understanding of human anatomy.

Laser Skin Treatment

DAY SPA VS. MEDICAL SPA: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?


A visit to a day spa might be precisely what you need when you want to relax, get a manicure, or use a sauna; however, if you’re looking for more specialized treatments, head to a medical spa.

The procedures available at medical spas are clinically tested and have longer-lasting results. Some appeal to those with specific health conditions, such as acne, obesity, or incontinence.

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION


Now that you know the difference between a medical spa and a day, assess your needs and make a choice. While there’s nothing wrong with going to a day spa, med spa services are generally safer and more effective.

At Foundations at Maitland, we offer a wide range of treatments for your face, skin, body, and sexual life. From laser hair removal to botox treatments to vaginal enhancement, we’ve got you covered.


SCHEDULE YOUR AESTHETIC AND WEIGHT LOSS CONSULTATION AT FOUNDATIONS AT MAITLAND


At Foundations at Maitland, in Maitland FL, we offer a full range of non-surgical treatments to help you reach your aesthetic, wellness, and sexual goals. Our providers are highly trained and experienced. We are led by our double-board certified surgeon, Dr Kristin Jackson, who has personally developed all treatment protocols and is closely involved in the day-to-day operations of our medical spa. With her extensive training in all non-surgical cosmetic treatments as well as over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr Jackson is uniquely qualified to ensure our medical spa provides you with the highest standards of quality care and safety.

If you are looking for aesthetic doctors near you, we can help! Contact us today for your complimentary consultation!


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