How to Choose a Medical Spa

  • When selecting a Medical Spa make sure the staff is properly trained and licensed. All medical spas should operate under the supervision of a trained physician. We have Chalene Corinaldi MD. You should make sure that the following treatments are licensed..

    • Laser treatments and chemical peel (pure acids) must be done under the direction of a Physician..
    • BOTOX and Juvederm can only be administered by a license Physician in the state of Texas.
  • Don't focus solely on cost: try not to choose a spa simply based on price. Most reputable med spas offer the latest treatments (new more advanced equipment) and comparable prices.
  • Think about your treatment goals before you arrive at the spa. Take a few minutes to collect your thoughts before coming to the medical spa so that you are more able to effectively communicate your needs. A goal might be to diminish skin redness or visible blood vessels, or to simply look younger, or to reduce acne. Depending on your goals and your specific situation (for example, if you are pregnant), you may want to consult your doctor before booking treatments at a med spa.
  • Let go of your preconceived notions when you enter a new med spa. For example, if you had a bad experience with a peel at a spa in the past, you should communicate that while remembering that times have changed and therapies have truly improved. If you had unsuccessful "laser hair removal" in the past, that does not mean it will not work in the hands of a med spa. New, more effective light and laser devices are evolving by the month, and a true med spa will perform the latest therapies.
  • Make a list ahead of time of any medical conditions, medications, injuries, or warnings about which you might want the therapist to know before beginning treatment. It would be unfortunate to be in the middle of a treatment including aromatherapy and suddenly remember your allergy to lavender.
  • Do a little research beforehand. If you know you are coming in for an IPL treatment, call the spa to find out whether it is okay that you are on a particular medication, or that you are leaving for Puerto Rico the following week and will be in the sun. It would be a shame to arrive and then find out you cannot have the treatment because of some overlooked condition or circumstance.
  • Don't be shy. Ask questions. Ask about options. You may come in for an acne facial and end up with a helpful referral to a spa-affiliated dermatologist who can clear the deep-seated cysts while the esthetician works on clogged pores and superficial acne. Med spa practitioners work closely with physicians to give the client the most effective weapons in the war against unwanted conditions.
  • Comfort/Safety. When you walk into a med spa, you should feel at home and welcomed by the staff. It should feel like your own personal sanctuary. With your research, you should feel safe and secure, knowing that you have chosen the right medical providers.
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