Medical spas, also known as medi-spas, are the perfect marriage of two beneficial worlds. It combines the expertise and medical-grade treatments of a medical clinic with a relaxing spa experience. At Thin MD Med Spa, our mission is to help you relax, unwind, and improve the health of your skin. Today, we explain exactly what a medspa is so you can determine if it is right for you.
4 Commonly Questions Answered
1. What Is a Medspa?
A medical spa, according to the American Med Spa Association, is a hybrid between a day spa and a medical center. There are four primary things that set a medical spa apart from a day spa.
First, medical spas provide non-invasive, medical-grade aesthetic services. Second, a medspa is under the general supervision of a licensed physician. Third, all treatments are performed by trained, qualified, and experienced medical practitioners. Finally, there is always a licensed healthcare professional on-site to supervise treatments.
2. What Is a Medical Treatment?
A medical treatment is a treatment that affects the living tissue of the body. This includes SculpSure, which affects your living fat cells. Similarly, laser skin resurfacing affects the skin beneath the epidermis. The epidermis refers to the superficial top layers of skin comprised of dead skin cells.
Since superficial facials only affect these layers, they do not affect living tissue and are considered cosmetic treatments. However, if you need a facial that goes beyond the surface, you need a medical treatment that requires a physician to be on-site and a licensed medical professional to perform or supervise the treatment.
3. Can I Receive Dermal Fillers or Botox During My First Visit?
You can absolutely receive dermal fillers and other injectables, like Kybella or Botox, on your first visit. However, injectables are considered medical treatments. Therefore, you should come in for an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.
4. Will My Insurance Cover My Botox?
While state law considers Botox to be a medical treatment, your health insurance provider may not. This depends on if your treatment is deemed to be “medically necessary.”
For your convenience, we take cash, checks, and major credit cards as payment for medical spa services. If you don’t want to pay for your whole treatment at once, we work closely with CareCredit to help you finance your treatment at a low-interest rate and affordable monthly payments.
Book Your Appointment Today
Day spas can be a nice way to unwind after a long week. You may even get a superficial facial there. However, only at a medical spa can you receive a deep facial, skin tightening, body contouring, and other services requiring supervision by a physician. If you’re ready to enhance your image in a beautiful, relaxing environment, contact the licensed medical professionals at Thin MD Med Spa in Jacksonville, FL today to book your appointment. You can schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Anthony Capasso at (904) 694-0992 or schedule your initial consultation online at your convenience.