Monday, March 12th, 2012
The Medi-Spa at the Center for Plastic Surgery offers a unique combination of traditional spa services and medical aesthetic treatments designed to actually reverse the skin damage to help you look and feel your very best. Medical Spas like ours are a relatively recent addition to what is available to you to improve your skin. As Plastic Surgeons recognized that surgery alone could not rejuvenate the face, we sought other methods. We soon recognized that advanced skin care was not available in normal spas, but the experience people had there was well worth imitating.
Day spas and resort spas can offer only services that are allowed by their licensing boards. Whatever treatments they do provide cannot actively change the skin cell and the products used cannot be prescriptive. While the treatments they do provide are all that many people with minimal skin damage need, those with more damage require advanced treatments and prescriptive products to make any real difference. Anything less merely camouflages the damage instead of rejuvenating the tissues. A Medi-Spa fills this gap by offering prescriptive products and advanced services under the guidance of a physician.
At the Medi-Spa, clients can relax and are pampered just as in a regular spa, but are assured that only the finest quality ingredients with proven efficacy are used during any of their treatments. All European Facials include a warming hand treatment, facial skin analysis, steam and a deep exfoliation process followed by extractions of small cysts or other imperfections if necessary. Facial massage, acupressure, and lymphatic drainage are used as needed followed by a custom blended mask suitable for each individual skin type.
Medical grade skin treatments offered in a Medi-Spa setting can also include DermaPlaning, a skin scraping treatment to eliminate dead cells on the surface of the skin, or aggressive Microdermabrasion treatments, a sanding exfoliating process to achieve similar results.
Glycolic and Lactic acid treatments can be used also as a chemical reaction for the elimination of dead cells, and they can stimulate collagen, the building block of healthy skin. In order to achieve the depth of penetration an acid peel must have to do both, an esthetician working under the supervision of a physician is required. They are trained to know what to look for while performing these treatments. This markedly reduces the risk of serious injury or discomfort.
Many times the esthetician will recommend additional treatments that only the doctor can provide, or she may simply suggest a scheduled visit with the doctor to discuss further treatments. These additional treatments can include IPL (intense pulse light) treatments to correct red or brown areas, Laser and deeper chemical peels such as TCA (TriChloroAcetic acid) or Phenol/Croton Oil that can even rejuvenate leather-like skin, or injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm or Radiesse to erase deeper wrinkles and folds.
A new treatment in our Medi-Spa is the Zerona machine. This is the only FDA approved non-invasive body slimming Laser device that can painlessly and without surgery achieve clinically significant loss of fat in just two weeks.
Whether you have put off skin care or body issues in the past, or whether you are new to services that are provided at a Medi-Spa, now is the right time to start taking care of you.
At the Medi-Spa at the Center for Plastic Surgery, you are made to feel pampered and relaxed. Lynne Girard is our highly qualified esthetician who has twenty-five years of skin care expertise and medical skin care training Call the Medi-Spa at the Center for Plastic Surgery at 828-526-3783, or toll free at 877-526-3784 our caring and friendly staff to schedule a consult or an appointment or for more information.