The Medical Spa: What Skin Services Do the Doctors Offer

A medical spa or med spa is a place where facial, massage and skin care treatments performed under the supervision of a professional health care practitioner. A Med spa is a combination of day spa and medical treatment center that provides high end non-surgical skin and body treatments.

In recent years the local medical spa market has grown tremendously. These Doctor run spa’s offer manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, laser hair removal, Botox & more.

Skin Services:

At leading med spas experienced doctors’ offer various skin services such as chemical skin peeling, tissue tightening, acne treatment, dermabrasion, photo facials, Ultherapy and laser skin resurfacing. Some of the top skin treatments are discussed here.  

Chemical Skin Peeling:

Chemical skin peeling is a skin treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, skin pigmentation and age spots. For skin peeling a chemical solution is applied on the skin and provides an exfoliation effect allowing the topmost damaged skin layer to be peeled off.

Laser Skin Resurfacing:

In laser skin resurfacing skin is peeled by using a focused laser light on the skin. The laser light dissolves the outermost layers which then peel off to get a healthy skin layer.

Photo Facials:

Photo facials are performed to boost new skin cells. In photo facials’ procedures light based energy is used to treat skin. In recent years, Facebook has made this treatment popular and well known. Two common types of photo facials are;

  • LED (light-emitting diode); a narrow light spectrum used for the treatment of acne scars, signs of aging and dark spots.

  • IPL (intense pulse light); an intense level of high energy use for treating uneven skin pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins and skin redness.


Ultherapy is used for youthful appearance by using ultrasound waves. This therapy lifts sagging and aging skin of the face and neck. Results of this treatment last for about one year.  

Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion:

Both treatments are used for exfoliation of skin to generate healthy and glowing skin. In microdermabrasion tiny crystals are used to gently exfoliate the skin. Dermabrasion uses brushes or rotating wheels to exfoliate deep layers of surface skin. It treats deep wrinkles and sun damage.

Injectables and Fillers:

Injectables and fillers are also used for many skin treatments such as aging skin, wrinkles, thinning lips and skin tightening. The most popular injectable treatment is the injection of Neotoxin. This causes temporary muscle paralysis. Hyaluronic based gel like fillers are also used for youthful skin by binds to the water molecules in the skin.

There is a wide range of these spas. In most med spas the staff has limited medical experience, so make sure you choose the right one.

We would like to thank Dr V's NY Med-Spa; Botox & Scar Laser Treatments 106-15 Queens Boulevard #B15 Forest Hills, NY 11375 (917) 789-6963 for providing us with all this wonderful and insightful information regarding these new-age spas that are lead by true health-care practitioners and Doctors. We would also like to remind you that all the aforementioned information is strictly for entertainment purposes and does in no way constitute any sort of medical advice. If you have any skin ailments it would be wise to see a doctor before starting any beauty treatments.