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3 Ways A Medspa Differ From A Day Spa?

You probably have a good idea of what a day spa is. You may have even been to one before. However, there are important distinctions between the two. At Thin MD Med Spa, we’d like to share with you *** ways a medspa differs from a day spa.

How a Medspa Differs From a Day Spa

Difference 1: Staff

This may be the most important distinction between a day spa and a medspa. All medical spa treatments are performed by licensed medical staff. While traditional day spa treatments are performed by cosmetologists, estheticians, massage therapists, or nail techs, the treatments you get at Thin MD Med Spa are performed by physicians and registered nurses. If a registered nurse performs a treatment, a physician will oversee the treatment. Everyone caring for you has received specialized training and completed education to receive licensing.

Difference 2: Treatments

Since medical spas have a licensed MD present, they can offer medical-grade treatments. A day spa can offer superficial chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion. These treatments will make your skin feel healthy and revitalized. However, medical spa treatments can work beyond the superficial level. If you have deeper issues, such as wrinkles or significant discoloration, you’ll want to visit a medical spa. We offer deeper chemical peels, laser treatments, and injections, such as Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma.

IPL Photofacial

IPL photofacial, more commonly known as an intense pulsed light photofacial, is one of the services we offer that sets us apart from a traditional day spa. Hyperpigmentation, sun spots and age spots, rosacea, acne, and enlarged pores are just a few reasons why people feel self-conscious about their skin. An IPL photofacial can be performed on nearly any part of the body, including the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Shoulders

While the light from the laser is pretty bright, treatment doesn’t hurt. The length of treatment depends on how many areas are being treated and how many passes need to be made over the area. However, a facial treatment only takes around 45 minutes. The best part is, results improve over time. Unprotected sun exposure can bring back old freckles and dull skin. But if you exfoliate regularly and wear sunscreen, you can go a year with beautiful, radiant skin before you’ll need another treatment.


Have you struggled for months or years to lose just five pounds of stubborn fat? Have you maintained a healthy weight for at least six months? Do you wish you could spot-treat pockets of fat? With SculpSure at Thin MD Med Spa, you can. In just 25 minutes, you can contour the body of your dreams.

SculpSure uses four state-of-the-art applicators, strategically placed around your trouble area, to emit cutting-edge pulses of laser light. Thanks to the constant cooling technology, your skin remains comfortable. You’ll feel the light pulses work to target and kill your fat cells, but your skin won’t burn. Catch up on your work e-mails, read a book, or take a power nap. In just six short weeks, you’ll start to see the results of your treatment. After 12 weeks, you’ll see the final result. The best part is, adults can’t grow new fat cells, and dead fat cells don’t regenerate. Once your body expels the dead fat cells, they are gone for good.

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving is time-consuming and can lead to razor bumps and acne. Nobody really wants to be waxed regularly. Surely there’s a better solution than regular, expensive maintenance. With laser hair removal at Thin MD Med Spa, there is. We use the most innovative Palomar technology, approved by the FDA as the best permanent laser hair reduction device currently on the market.

Our equipment is better than others on the market because of the degree with which we can adjust the laser light. We will customize your laser hair reduction treatment based on the location, thickness, and color of the unwanted hair, as well as the color of your skin. Many devices aren’t advanced enough to remove blonde hair from someone with fair skin.

The best part is, sessions don’t hurt, and you can be in and out in under 30 minutes. Come in during your lunch break at work, and you won’t even have to spend any time away from your family. The only thing we ask is that you don’t pluck, wax, or use electrolysis for the six weeks preceding your treatment.

Difference 3: Quality of Skin Care

If you’ve ever been to a day spa, you’ve walked away feeling relaxed and refreshed. That’s because day spas primarily focus on relaxation. Moderate improvements to the skin are nothing more than an ancillary service. If you have beauty concerns, such as wrinkles or extensive acne scarring, you need to visit a medical spa.

Tempsure Envi

Tempsure Envi coagulates the soft tissue in your face to reduce stubborn chin and cheek fat, treat cellulite, and eliminate facial wrinkles. It is safe for all skin types and tones and can be performed year-round. Harnessing the power of laser radiofrequency technology, Tempsure Envi non-invasively delivers beautiful, even skin without surgery or injections.

If your concern is your face, Tempsure Envi can treat your forehead, around your eyes and mouth, under your chin and even your neck. On the body, Tempsure Envi can be used anywhere there is wrinkle formation or skin loosening. This includes the:

  • Chest
  • Inner thighs
  • Upper knees
  • Beneath the buttocks
  • Outside the vagina
  • Lower abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Elbows
  • Top of hands

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Visiting a day spa can be an enjoyable experience. However, you won’t get the same level of care at a day spa. There is no physician present, and the treatments won’t be medical-grade. For more information on the crucial differences between a medspa and a day spa, contact the dedicated health and beauty experts at Thin MD Med Spa today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome you to come in and discover how our services can change your life for the better today.

Call our friendly team today: (904) 694-0992

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