A medical spa, which can also go by the nickname of “medspa,” is—as the name suggests—a combination of sorts between a doctor’s office and a spa. Under the supervision of a licensed doctor, medspas offer procedures that are done in a calming spa-like environment that’s designed to relax you. Some of the procedures you may find available include dermal fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and Botox®. If you’re thinking of going to a medspa, keep some of the following tips in mind when you’re deciding if it’s a right decision for you and where you should go.
One of the most important things you can do when you’re deciding on a medspa is to read reviews about the business. Do an Internet search and see what you come up with. Read reviews from past and current clients, especially reviews that were written within the past year or so, and make a decision if it’s worth considering going.
Not every medspa is going to offer the same services, so check to see what each one offers. Considering some places provide similar services, such as laser hair removal, your decision may come down to other factors such as how reputable the place seems, the credentials of the staff, and the cost of the procedures.
Check Out The Pricing
Speaking of cost, the pricing is obviously going to be a factor when you’re deciding which medspa to go to. Financing options may be available, but the overall cost is still important. Compare prices for what’s available in your area to get an idea of how much you should realistically be spending.
Make Sure The Doctor is Involved
It’s best to verify that there is a doctor on the premises full time. Regulations may vary, but make sure the doctor is there with an interest in the business and clients. Additionally, some doctors will do the procedures themselves while others might delegate, so keep that in mind and find out what their credentials are beforehand.
Get a Free Consultation
Getting a free consultation is important. They can go over your medical history with you, find out what your wants and needs are, discuss pricing, and it’s also a good opportunity for you to get a feel for the place as well as get an impression of the staff. Even if the place seems great, if something just doesn’t seem right, you might be better off going somewhere else. If you have any questions, the consultation is a good opportunity to ask them especially before you commit to getting any procedures.
Keep in mind that, as exciting as it might be to get the procedure you want, you don’t want to rush and go with just any medspa. Take your time to do your research and see what’s out there, to find the right place for you that matches your needs. You don’t want to rush the decision only to find yourself regretting it later on.