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What Can a Medical Spa Do That a Day Spa Can't?

October 25, 2022 by A Younger You

What Can a Medical Spa Do That a Day Spa Cant

Finding the right type of spa may prove to be more difficult than it seems, especially when deciding between a medical spa and a day spa. A medical spa, as well as a day spa, offer many different treatments and procedures that are beneficial to your health. A Younger You Medical Spa in Brookfield, WI is here to help you decide which is better for you and what you want to achieve.

What is a Day Spa?

The main focus of a day spa is to provide services that benefit personal care, relaxation, and non-invasive treatments. Services that are most likely to be provided by a day spa will include:

  • Facials
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Massages
  • Mud wraps
  • Waxing

A day spa is more of a treat than a treatment, and although we need some TLC now and then, the results are not permanent.

What is a Medical Spa?

A medical spa, on the other hand, focuses more on treating skin, hair, and body conditions rather than providing temporary comfort. A medical spa also provides various medical procedures that are carefully designed to improve your hair, skin, and even your metabolic processes. In many ways, the treatments and procedures that are carried out at a medical spa have long-term effects and in some cases, even permanent effects.

A significant difference between a medical spa and a day spa is who supervises and carries out the. People that work at a day spa are normally categorized as estheticians, cosmetologists, nail technicians, or massage therapists.

A medical spa, on the other hand, requires a physician that can oversee or even perform procedures and treatments. Even if a physician is not carrying out the procedure, a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner will ensure that everything goes well. This means that a medical professional will always be in charge of your treatment.

The Benefits of a Medical Spa

Unlike a day spa that requires little or no medical experience, one of the medical spa services is an analysis of your current skin condition. We dig deeper into the cause of your condition while narrowing down the right treatment for you. This increases the chance of success of the treatment or procedure that you undergo.

By using high-resolution imaging to do this analysis, we can address your skin concerns and find effective solutions. As an added benefit of using a medical spa, a follow-up session may be necessary to track the progress of your treatment plan.

What Treatments Does a Medical Spa Offer?

More often than not, the treatments that a medical spa offers are cosmetic in nature and designed to enhance your well-being. Medical spas also offer regular spa treatments to complement these medical spa treatments. These standard treatments aid in the recovery of medical procedures, make your recovery process more comfortable, and may even shorten the recovery period.

Medical spas can also offer cosmeceutical treatment, which is a class of skincare products that contain more biologically active ingredients that are capable of making changes to your skin. These treatments will not only make your skin look better temporarily but can create changes in the skin altogether.

Treatments Offered at A Medical Spa

Treatments that are offered at a medical spa can range from simple and relatively quick Botox injections to more drastic procedures such as plastic surgery. Here are some of the many medical spa services we offer:

Chemical Peels

Used to improve the appearance of your hands, neck, and face, a chemical peel is a technique in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin that needs treatment, which causes the skin to exfoliate and peep off. This promotes new skin cell generation, which creates smoother and less wrinkled skin.


Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment. It is used to exfoliate the skin. It also treats light scarring, sun damage, stretch marks, and discoloration. The process includes the use of a small abrasive instrument that gently sands your skin to remove the thicker, more uneven outer layer of skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

When having an intense pulsed lighting treatment, a handheld instrument called a flashgun is passed over your skin using light energy to target hair or skin tissue. This treatment is used to remove unwanted hair and treat skin conditions. Many variations of this treatment can also be identified as skin rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, or photorejuvenation.


HydraFacials are well-known for their effective three-step process. The first step is a deep cleaning of the area that is being treated, the second step exfoliates the skin, and the third step rehydrates the skin. Skin conditions such as wrinkles, dry skin, and acne are some of the conditions that can be successfully treated with HydraFacials. This non-invasive procedure is similar to a standard facial treatment that is given in a day spa but can have more dramatic results.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is done by an experienced medical professional. The procedure includes targeted pulses of light and energy. Just as sunlight may be attracted to darker clothing, the energy of the laser is attracted to the hair we wish to remove.

Is A Med Spa Right for You?

A med spa could be just what you are looking for. A Younger You Medical Spa offers a range of medical treatments that can be beneficial to your skin, hair, and body. If you are searching for non-surgical cosmetic procedures, a medical spa may be the solution for you. Contact us to find out more about the medical spa treatments we offer in, Burlington, Waukesha, Milwaukee, and New Berlin.

We offer free consultations to our customers in Burlington and Brookfield and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in learning more about the services available to you, visit one of our convenient sites. Our staff is committed to assisting you in realizing your aesthetic vision in an environment that values your time, respects your privacy, and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on another day.

333 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105

18900 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 112, Brookfield, WI 53045
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