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What Makes Up A Medical & Well Spa? Emerge Tulsa Explains

Everybody loves their trips to the spa, but have you ever wondered about the different kinds of spas in the world? The difference between a Spa and a Medical Spa perhaps? We would love to discuss it with you! The process behind your personal beauty and relaxation is highly involved at Emerge Medical & Well Spa. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss what makes up a medical spa and why it is different from a regular spa. 

Not All Spas Are Medical Spas

A spa is a facility that focuses on improving health and relaxation through procedures that are meant to calm the body. This includes massages and facials, as well as personal care treatment for nails and hair. Spa staff are allowed to encourage beauty improvement through relaxation, but are not allowed to alter the appearance of the body.

A medical spa is a spa-like wellness facility that is licensed to provide elective, and often appearance-altering/improving procedures under the supervision and care of a trained physician with a team of nurses and trained aestheticians. 

To gauge facilities you have visited in the past, you will know they are a spa if they only offer massages, facials, hair treatments, or nails. If they offer more, they are likely a licensed medical spa. This being said, both establishment styles are wonderful and have their place. 

What Are These Procedures You Speak Of?

Skin peels are a telltale way to know whether you are visiting a medical spa, or regular spa. Only medical spas will offer skin peels, because the enzymes and chemicals in the peel solution alter the appearance of the face by removing a layer of skin. Laser hair removal and microdermabrasions are also wonderful products offered at a medical spa versus a regular spa. Other services include: 

  • Facial fillers and Botox injections
  • Permanent makeup 
  • Medical pedicures and customized foot treatments
  • Varicose and spider vein treatment
  • Reflexology

All of these procedures are performed in a manner that is meant to improve appearance while providing as relaxing a treatment as possible. Medical spas often offer a day-spa environment with drinks and snacks catered as well as treatments that can occur over hours. This is especially true if back-to-back treatments are booked.

Your Daily Skincare Routine Matters At Emerge 

The use of products to protect and preserve your skin’s health while lifting you up to feel your best is our goal. The experts at Emerge Medical & Well Spa can help you find the perfect skincare routine to keep your skin youthful and clear all year round. With a full-service, medical-grade spa, we can help achieve all of your skin goals to keep you feeling as radiant as the sun.