Less than a decade ago if you mentioned the term ‘medical spa’ to a group of people there was a 50 percent chance the majority of the group wouldn’t even understand what you were referencing. Today, there are aesthetic spas on every corner offering everything from Botox to laser hair removal, to non-surgical skin tightening. As more and more medical and aesthetic spas begin to pop up in neighborhoods and cities around the country it’s important that you know what to look for before forking over thousands of dollars.
Selecting a medical spa is one of the most important medical and business relationships you will form. Deciding on the best spa for you is more complicated than using the one your best friend is raving about or the one closest to your house. Picking the spa for you will require you to be an informed consumer and patient. Here are best 3 tips according to Jeff Nourse to keep in mind when you are looking to choose the right medical aesthetic for your needs.
Research, Research, and then Research Some More
According to the Jeff Nourse, Having a general idea of what procedure you are looking for, what it entails and roughly how much it should cost, will give you the power to make an informed decision. Taking the time to research the spas in your area will also relieve some of the stress and anxiety that can be associated with visiting a medical spa.
When researching a procedure find out what the latest advances are and if it requires a machine is the spa you’re selecting equipped with the latest version of this machine and its technology?
For example 10 years ago everyone wanted Botox and it was one of the only dermal injections on the market. Today there are more than a dozen varieties of dermal fillers that can be used to target different areas for very specific results. Meaning, the person that used and loved Botox a decade ago, maybe the perfect candidate for dermal fillers or even a mechanical treatment instead of Botox.
When booking your spa consultation ask which machine or product they use and ask if you can see it ensure it is the machine you are expecting.
Finding a medical spa isn’t hard, they are quite literally everywhere. However, finding one that specializes in the particular procedure you are after is a little trickier. Look past the catchphrases, testimonials, and fancy décor and find out if the technician, doctor or nurse who is performing your treatment specializes in it.
This will come down to asking lots of questions, remember there is no limit to the number of questions you can ask, and ultimately you want to feel educated, confident and in control of any treatment, you are receiving.
Visit a Few
As we all know the internet isn’t always what it appears to be, using the website and virtual tour to help narrow down your list is fabulous but before you purchase any services or book a treatment, Jeff Nourse strongly suggests you visit the spa in person. Being at the spa physically will let you see how receptive staff are to patients, what the facility actually looks like, and most importantly you will get to see how clean the center is a factor that is majorly important if you are getting procedures that injure, penetrate and or resurface the skin.
Visiting a couple spas will also give you an idea of what modern amenities local spas are offering, what products they sell or offer to compliment a treatment or service, and let you see the area the spa is located in. While visiting the spa ask to see the piece of equipment, room and staff member that will be performing your procedure.
Deciding to undergo any medical spa treatment is an investment of both time and money that you should be completely comfortable with before purchasing. The right spa and right treatment can drastically improve your appearance, confidence level, and overall mood. however, it is extremely important to be realistic about your expectations and goals. The right medical spa will ensure that you are well versed in what to expect so there is no confusion and disappointment.
Once you have selected the right spa it is important that you do your best to be a good client. Follow this Jeff Nourse’s pre and post-treatment instructions carefully. Arrive for your appointments promptly, ensure you are prepared for the treatment.