Combining Beauty and Medicine at MedSpas

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Confucius once said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.”
You can say that again.
In our defense, it can be tough to be satisfied with our looks when we can’t help but compare ourselves with the supermodels and Hollywood stars we see on screen and in the news. If you’re frustrated with what you see in the mirror but not ready to commit to cosmetic surgery, then you might want to check out medical spas.
Unlike conventional day spas, medical spas (known as “medspas” or “medispas” for short) blend beauty with medicine. Visit a medspa and you might find an esthetician giving facials or applying chemical peels, while across the hall a registered nurse operates a cosmetic laser, or a nurse practitioner or physician administers Botox.
The array of services offered at medspas can vary. At minimum, you can count on most medspas to provide injections of Botox and dermal fillers, but many will also have lasers and other equipment for cosmetic procedures, and some will even offer advanced treatments related to tissue regeneration and sexual wellness.
Some medspa services require repeat treatments to achieve or maintain desired results, but depending on the procedure, results can last longer than a year. The number of treatments you will need, the outcome you can expect and the cost of treatment depend on a number of factors — including where the medspa is located. In southern New Hampshire, getting Botox to treat frown lines, for example, might cost $250 to $325, says Ericka McCarron, RN, owner of About Face Medical Aesthetics in Stratham. But in Boston, McCarron says, the cost of the exact same treatment will likely approach $500.
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