When you begin researching cosmetic procedures to help enhance your body and facial aesthetic, you may find yourself confused about the various options available. While some cosmetic professionals work out of surgery centers and hospitals, others have med spas, and still, others have both. So, you may find yourself asking what exactly is the difference, and is there a difference at all? Well, the simple answer is that there is indeed a difference between plastic surgery centers and medical spas. Below, we will explore these differences to help you understand which cosmetic option is best for you. Additionally, this blog will explore why Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center is the preferred med spa in Boca Raton, Florida.
What Is Considered a Med Spa?
All it takes is a simple Google search to see how prevalent med spas are around the country. However, a common question that many men and women have is, “What is a med spa?”
While med spas offer cosmetic treatments to help rejuvenate and restore your aesthetic qualities, they are very different from surgical centers. To keep it simple, surgical centers offer surgical procedures. So, if you are looking for an invasive surgical procedure, then a plastic surgery center is where you would want to go. However, med spas offer a range of cosmetic treatment options that do not require surgery or any of the necessities that come with it, like general anesthesia, extensive incisions, or major downtime. While it may seem that med spas do not offer patients the kinds of results as surgery centers, that is not necessarily the truth. Instead, the results that patients achieve with med spas are more subtle and can be more natural.
Additionally, a med spa offers a day spa in which you can achieve non-surgical medical services under trusted and licensed professionals.
What Services Are and Are Not Offered at Medical Spas?
As mentioned above, surgery centers offer surgical procedures that are invasive. Some of these procedures include breast augmentation surgery, facelift surgery, and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). With these types of procedures, you will have a much more extensive recovery time because your body is being put under much more significant trauma. However, med spas offer non-surgical, minimally or non-invasive treatment options, which include laser therapy, injectables (neurotoxins, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®), and body sculpting (CoolSculpting® Elite and EMSCULPT NEO®). While it may not be true that every surgery center and med spa is the same, medical spas tend to offer more options than plastic surgery offices.
Do You Tip at a Med Spa?
To tip or not to tip? That is a question that is so common regarding various services, including food vendors, cosmetologists, and delivery drivers. This question and debate extends to aestheticians as well. And, like so many of these other services, the answer to whether or not your should tip your skin care professional comes down to personal preference. If you feel that you were given an exceptional experience and you find yourself happy with your results, then a tip is always welcomed and appreciated. However, it’s important to note that a tip is never expected.
Why Should You Choose Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center?
We know that there are so many med spa options available to patients in and around Florida, which means that choosing the right medical spa can often feel like an intimidating experience. However, we strive to make that decision easy for you. At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we are dedicated to our patients, including their health, safety, and quality results. Our team is comprised of skilled and knowledgeable professionals who all have an extensive background in cosmetic rejuvenation and treatments. One of the things that set us apart from other med spas is our commitment to excellence, and it is this excellence that you can see in the stunning results our patients achieve.
The kind of care and results that Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center offers is reflective of our founder, world-renowned plastic surgeon, Jason Pozner, MD, FACS.
At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we pride ourselves on being a team of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, Board-Certified Dermatologists, Physician Assistants, and Medical Aestheticians who seek to provide a solution to every type of skin and aesthetic concern imaginable. We work together to achieve maximum results that can have you looking better and feeling more comfortable and confident in yourself than you have in years.
At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we offer cosmetic treatments that can dramatically enhance your appearance, such as injectables and dermal fillers as well as laser, hair, and vein treatments. In addition to cosmetic treatments, we also provide patients with non-cosmetic, health-related services, such as Mohs surgery and skin cancer treatments. These services are offered through the dermatology branch of our medical center. Whatever improvement you are looking for, we can help offer you the best solution for you!