There is a big difference between going to a day spa and visiting a medspa. Yes, they may be in the same industry, but one should never be mistaken for the other. A day spa typically offers massages or facials and other beauty treatments, whereas a med spa specializes in medical procedures such as cosmetic surgery and non-cosmetic surgeries.
The latter also offer similar opportunities for pampering, relaxation, and personal care services that can assist with healing from injuries or conditions such as stress or depression.
Services Offered By Day Spa
The facials at the day spa are generally used to treat skin diseases. These treatments include extraction of blackheads, cleaning, and toning, followed by a facial massage. The price of a facial is between $50-$250, depending on the type of service.
- Hair removal
There are two main hair removal services offered in a day spa: waxing and sugaring. The former involves using heated wax on the unwanted hair to be yanked off very quickly. At the same time, the sugaring involves applying sugar or honey-like substance to sticky strips that adhere to unwanted hair. Both services are then pulled off through the skin, thus removing hair quickly and painlessly.
There are different kinds of massages offered by a day spa. A full body massage is done with oil and is usually a gentle treatment that can last up to 60 minutes. The other type of massage involves only muscles, bones, or tendons and can be done by therapists who are experts in the particular region of the body to be worked on. The price for this service varies depending on the occasion and area being worked on.
Services Offered In A Med Spa
A facial at a med spa is generally used to treat skin problems. To get the best results, it is important to sit in a reclining chair, relax and close your eyes. The therapist will then wash and massage your face with products containing coconut or apricot oil rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
They will then apply masks with chemicals such as glycolic acid, AHAs, or retinoids that help stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Once the process is complete, you can then be treated with a mask made of honey or other skincare products, depending on what type of facial you have been given. A good facial costs between $150-$450.
Liposuction involves using a suction device to suck out the fat from specific areas of the body. It is performed under general anesthesia with a local anesthetic on the area for about 30 minutes. The procedure uses a cannula, which is connected to a vacuum source, thus removing excess fats and fluids from one’s body and removing any unwanted skin cells.
The fat is then removed from the body through a tube attached to the cannula while any fluids can be drained into another receptacle or absorbed by gauze pads. A post-operative treatment may be given, including ointments and wraps. When performed correctly, liposuction can reduce weight by 5-15% within 3 months after surgery.