If you’re about to have a cosmetic procedure done, you might be wondering if you should consult a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, medical spa, or regular spa. The answer will depend on the complexity of your procedure.
One of the benefits of med spas is they must have at least one licensed medical doctor on staff. They generally offer a mix of medical cosmetic procedures and typical spa treatments like facials and lasers.
There’s an overwhelming amount of med spa options. Are you wondering what is important to look for when choosing a med spa? In this guide, we cover the five most important factors to consider.
1. Doctor on Staff
You can’t have the “med” part of a med spa without a licensed doctor on staff. After all, it stands for medical. You don’t want to just make sure they have a doctor but should look into the doctor’s credentials.
If there will be any sort of incisions involved in your procedure, the doctor should be the one performing them. This is why it is important to research the doctor’s background, education, and board certifications, and read online reviews written by past patients.
2. Online Reviews
Speaking of online reviews, make sure to check the customer viewpoints of the med spa as a whole when reading online reviews. While the doctor will before the bulk of work, their staff will likely help you with everything from setting up an appointment to post-operation procedures
It’s important to look for reviews that mention how supportive the doctor, staff, and environment are. You can also do specific review searches for the procedure you are seeking and see if it is something the med spa specializes in. Find out more on specialties.
3. Med Spa Treatments
No two med spas are the same. Most med spas have a menu of services. Study at what is offered and see if it aligns with your needs.
Even if you need something as basic as a facial, the esthetician process will look different. Research the ingredients they use in treatments and find what works best for you.
You can also use med spa menus when comparing spa costs. Price should not be the only factor you look at when choosing a med spa.
Sometimes insurance will cover procedures. Especially if they are deemed medically necessary. Check with your insurance beforehand if they will cover your procedure or submit a claim afterward.
5. Before and After Images
You’ll be able to see the effects of certain treatments on others. If your specific treatment does not have images online, try emailing or calling and asking for them to send you before and after pictures.
Choosing a Med Spa That Meets Your Needs
When it comes to choosing a med spa it’s important to conduct thorough research. Some spas make hefty claims but fail to meet expectations and greedily take your money.
Ask around and see if anyone you know has a recommendation too! For more health-related tips, check out our blog.