What Defines a Quality MedSpa Treatment?

Feb 9, 2022 | Anti-aging, Face, Skin Care

Have you ever wondered what defines a quality medspa treatment? While the apparent answer is results, other factors contribute to an overall great experience as well. Of course, some people might be satisfied with results alone, but there are things that one should look for when selecting a medspa for treatment.

For example, one might consider the price or reputation of the medspa or perhaps even how “upscale” the facility is. However, when deciding upon which medspa you should visit for your upcoming treatment, look no further than the treatments themselves. In this article, we will explore what defines a quality medspa treatment.

What Is a MedSpa?

The first thing you need to do is distinguish between a medspa and a mainstream spa.

A mainstream spa offers massages, facials, pedicures, and manicures that allow you to relax after a long week of work, but without the elevated benefits of going to highly trained providers with the latest and most advanced techniques and technologies for more effective, long-lasting results. 

A medspa provides medical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies, weight loss programs, advanced hair removal, etc. The American MedSpa Association defines a medspa as “a hybrid between an aesthetic medical center and a mainstream spa.”

Medspas offer treatments overseen by physicians who have had specialized training to help recommend products, procedures, and treatments that will allow you to achieve the best results possible non-surgically! 

There is usually a sliding scale of prices depending on the treatments you wish to undergo. Keep in mind that not all medspas offer the same services, and because there are doctors, providers with specialized training, and state-of-the-art technologies involved, this will have a higher price tag than treatments at a mainstream spa. However, the extra money spent is undoubtedly worth it as you will be treated by professionals who have the training and experience it takes to help you achieve your goals.

Types of MedSpa Treatments

The Medspa at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery offers numerous highly sought-after treatments, including:  

 The DiamondGlow is the only medical-grade facial treatment available regarding spa facial treatments. Only medspas have access to the DiamondGlow device as it requires a doctor’s medical license for its purchase and utilizes serums from a medical-grade skincare brand – SkinMedica.

What Is a Spa Facial?

A spa facial is a full-service skin treatment that cleanses pores, removes dead cells, hydrates and moisturizes the skin, and administers a specific treatment to common skin problems. Spa facials are one of the most popular treatments for medspa-goers. They aim to improve the overall health and immediate appearance of the skin 

Deep cleansing and exfoliation are essential components of almost every spa facial treatment, but the products and equipment employed vary depending on the sort of facial used. This indulgent treatment can be enjoyed alone or as part of a pamper day. For the best results, we recommend undergoing a DiamondGlow treatment once a month.

What Makes a Quality MedSpa?

Factors such as overall cleanliness and sanitation within the facility will play a determining role in finding out if you receive safe and effective treatment. However, there are other things that you should consider when looking for a quality medspa:

Technology

One of the first things to consider is technology. A quality medspa should be using the latest medical-grade skincare technologies, not only for your safety but also to ensure excellent results. Newer, stronger lasers provide better results without the added downtime. The doctors and staff should have high levels of specialized training to ensure that they are using this technology properly.

Accreditation

One way to ensure that you are receiving quality treatment is to look for medspas accredited by organizations such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). These organizations set extremely high standards for safety and quality, and only the best facilities can meet their rigorous requirements.

Safety

Safety is one of the most important factors when choosing a quality medspa. All employees involved in your treatment should be licensed by their state board and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). In addition, the facility should be registered with either state or local authorities and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all devices. The medspa should also adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This factor is not an option—it’s a requirement!

Cleanliness

For your safety, a quality medspa facility should have a high standard of cleanliness. This includes cleanliness of equipment used, floors, walls, and placement of instruments. Any facility with a lax approach to cleanliness should be avoided at all costs. The latest lasers have a specific wavelength that may not work properly if the room is dirty or dusty. There must be strict protocols in place to ensure proper sanitation.

Customer Service

Another essential factor to consider when choosing a quality medspa is customer service. The staff should be attentive and helpful, from the time you walk in the door until you leave. In addition, they should be knowledgeable about the treatments offered and answer any questions you may have.

 As for the medspa facility, it should be comfortable, with a suitable room for your treatment. The location should be easily accessible, with ample parking.

 Additionally, when trying to determine which medspas offer the highest level of services, there are several questions you should ask yourself before signing up for your first appointment:

  • What is the medspa’s reputation in the community?
  • Is the medspa’s doctor Board-Certified?
  • Do they have a broad range of services, including treatments I am interested in?
  • Does the medspa specialize in one area of treatment only?
  • How does the facility maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards?
  • Does the facility only use FDA-approved products and procedures on their patients?
  • What type of education did their staff receive before beginning work at the medspa?
  • What qualifications or licenses do they hold?
  • What do previous customers say about their experience at the medspa?

 These qualifications for a medical spa are numerous. Still, to remain competitive in today’s world of  beauty treatments, an establishment should aim to provide high-quality services using only FDA-approved procedures and products. With all these factors and more in consideration during your search, you will be able to find a medspa that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals!

The VIPS MedSpa Cosmetic Center

Most medspas are not under the direction of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. The beauty of the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) MedSpa Cosmetic Center is that it benefits from the latest medical-grade equipment and products that are all used under the supervision of Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, the most reputable, respected, and loved surgeons on the Treasure Coast. The VIPS MedSpa offers medical-grade facials like DiamondGlow, not just a simple “rub down and wash” provided by non-medical spa facilities, as well as highly sought after laser skin resurfacing treatments and the elusive Morpheus8 Microneedling Radiofrequency technology, which is the most elite non-invasive skin tightening treatment available today.

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If you’re looking for a quality medspa treatment, look no further than VIPS. We offer medical-grade facials using only FDA-approved procedures and products. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and check out our blog!

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