Day Spas vs. Med Spas – What’s the Difference?
Looking to relax and de-stress? You may consider treating yourself to a spa day. For nearly every inch of the human body, a different spa treatment exists capable of providing a level of rejuvenation. But deciding where one receives these treatments is extremely important. Are all spas created the same? The answer is an unequivocal no.
In this article, we discuss the many differences between run-of-the-mill Day Spas and medically staffed Med Spas, such as the Better U Medical Spa in the greater Hoboken and Hackensack area.
Med Spas Staffed by Doctors & Nurses, Day Spas are Not
The personal care treatments offered at day spas are performed without the oversight of a licensed physician. Since day spas tend to emphasize relaxation over anything else, their services tend to be much more superficial. These can include services like aromatherapy, reflexology, massages, manicures and pedicures, none of which have the long-term results of med spa treatments.
And while some day spays may have cosmologists or aestheticians on staff, the extent of what they can actually offer is capped at treatments like hair removal or eyebrow microblading. In fact, day spas often operate a hair and makeup salon out of their same facility, further emphasizing the more superficial nature of their business.
Med spas like Better U, on the other hand, provide a much more specialized level of care that requires years of education and training. Able to provide more than just relaxation, our Hoboken and Hackensack area med spa offers a wide range of procedures that cannot – and should not – be found anywhere without a staff of medical professionals.
Med Spa Benefits over a Day Spa
Med spas such as ours are operated under the careful, expert supervision of a licensed physician, like our own Dr. Hetal Gor. And with a team that also includes a physician’s assistant, nurse, and licensed medical aesthetician, our Hoboken and Hackensack area patients are guaranteed a much safer and secure experience than could be found at your average day spa.
Additionally, many face and body procedures offered a Med Spas are not legally performed at day Spa. Laser treatments, body sculpting, and facial injections (such as Botox and facial fillers) cannot legally be performed by a day spa that is not operated under the direction and licensing of a physician.
Med spas like Better U combine the relaxation and luxurious environment found at a day spa with the clinical grade procedures and cutting-edge technology found at a doctor’s office.
Choosing a Med Spa Instead of a Day Spa
Ultimately, med spas and day spas offer their own valuable services unique to each business. The difference is that while a med spa will not claim to offer services exclusive to a day spa (such as hair and makeup styling), some day spas will attempt to provide care that should only be performed in a medical environment.
Day spa staff members simply cannot be counted on to have the same understanding of human physiology as a med spa’s team of licensed professionals. And while complications from spa treatments are a profoundly rare occurrence, facilities like our Hoboken and Hackensack area med spa are more than equipped to address any side effects or negative reaction should they occur.
Best Med Spa – Greater Hackensack and Hoboken Area
Better U Medical Spa offers patients a level of comfort rivaling any Day Spa, while also offering treatments built upon the latest, longest-lasting medical technology.
If you are in the greater Hackensack and Hoboken area and are interesting in a spa treatment, don’t settle for just another Day Spa. Schedule an appointment with Better U Medical Spa today, and experience the full extent of what a “spa day” can be.
Hackensack and Hoboken Area Med Spa: 201-541-6858