Medical spa, luxury spa, day spa, medi-spa, wellness center….so many terms, but which one is right for you? To determine the best spa experience for your needs, you must first understand what exactly a medical spa is and how it differs from your neighborhood day spa. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique has all the information you need.
Your Local Day Spa
A day spa, sometimes called a luxury spa or wellness center, is usually the type of facility that comes to mind when you think about a day of pampering. Your average spa will offer services such as massages, skincare, foot treatments, waxing, aromatherapy, mani/pedi services, cupping, and hot stone treatments. A trip to your local day spa may be just what you need to relax and center, however, this is not the place to get any type of medical treatment. The staff may be trained with facials, but they do not have the appropriate licensure and skill to provide medical aesthetic procedures.
The Professional Medi-Spa
The medical spa, or medi-spa, is a hybrid between a day spa and a medical office. Providing the best of both worlds, a medical spa is still a relaxing, therapeutic space but also offers the expertise that can only be found in a doctor’s office. While most medi-spas are as posh and peaceful as the finest day spa, instead of purely pampering, they are focused on rejuvenating results. Overseen by a doctor, most often a plastic surgeon, this type of facility brings patients medical procedures that should not – and cannot – be done at a day spa.
The menu of treatments will vary slightly from medi-spa to medi-spa. In general, you can expect to find procedures for acne, aging skin, hair removal, fat elimination, excessive sweating, scar elimination, and to restore thinning eyelashes. Techniques found only at a plastic surgery clinic, like Botox or dermal fillers and CoolSculpting are available at a medi-spa. Additionally, many of the wonderful treats found at your favorite day spa can be found here, too, including facials and the highest quality skincare.
Who will perform my treatment at a Medi-spa?
The person performing the medi-spa procedures can vary according to the treatment. A skilled esthetician may take care of skincare while a nurse will provide injectable treatments and semi-invasive procedures. All procedures that fall under the heading of a medical treatment will be closely supervised by the physician.
While medi-spas can be seen popping up more frequently, it is important to do your research before visiting to determine if this is truly a ‘medical’ facility. Ask questions about your provider’s background and experience. Find out if the services are overseen by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and if he/she is in the building. Make sure the location is not a ‘pop-up shop’, instead this practice should be housed in a permanent building. Never compromise your safety for the sake of saving a little money.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique: Houston’s Finest Medi-Spa
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is one of Houston’s most prestigious medi-spas, owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas. As the founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vitenas brings over 30 years of aesthetic expertise, ensuring that Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique’s innovative, noninvasive treatments are always performed in a safe environment. The medi-spa is located directly under Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, and Dr. Vitenas is on-hand during business hours. Staffed with the highest caliber aestheticians and nurses, everyone on the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique team has been chosen for their job based on experience, skill, and commitment to quality care.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offers a wide variety of services for the face, body, and skin including facials, skincare, Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers, Ultherapy, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, CoolSculpting, laser treatments, and laser hair removal. A single procedure can be performed, providing instant results. The experts at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique can also create a long-term treatment plan designed to provide optimal benefits over the coming years.
For patient convenience, we accept cash and all major credit cards. Just like Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique also accepts healthcare financing through CareCredit and ALPHAEON CREDIT to make paying for your noninvasive procedures more budget friendly.
To learn more about medi-spas, and to schedule a free consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, contact our Richmond Avenue office at (281) 810-9083.