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What Is the Difference Between a Day Spa and a Medspa?

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There are countless aesthetic treatments that can help you look and feel amazing, and many are available at both day spas and medspas. Understanding the differences between day spas and medspas is an important step toward making an informed decision about where you choose to go for your self-care and beauty needs.

Medspa vs. Day Spa: Which Is Better?

While day spas and medspas both offer cosmetic treatments in a relaxing setting, there are more differences than similarities between the two. In order to determine whether a medspa or day spa can best meet your needs and expectations, you’ll want to consider the following:

Provider qualifications

At a medical spa, or medspa, treatments are planned and performed by medical professionals who have the knowledge and training to evaluate your health history and aesthetic concerns and determine the safest, most effective treatment options for you.

In contrast, the credentials of those who perform day spa treatments can vary quite a bit. Some day spas require their attendants to be licensed or hold certifications, while others do not.

Medical-grade skincare

Skincare products that are categorized as medical-grade, or cosmeceutical, can be a powerful addition to in-office and at-home skincare protocols. Medical-grade skincare products and treatments undergo rigorous evaluations to verify their safety and efficacy. Additionally, cosmeceuticals tend to work faster and better than products you can buy over-the-counter, as they contain higher concentrations of active ingredients.

Medical-grade skincare products and procedures are not offered at day spas, but they are available at medspas, since medspa treatments are supervised by medical providers. The medical providers at Radiance Medspa in Belleair Bluffs, FL and Louisville, CO frequently incorporate medical-grade skincare products into their patients’ personalized treatments to accelerate and enhance treatment results.

Your desired results

If your treatment priority is relaxation over aesthetic improvements, a day spa may be able to meet your needs. In contrast, if your priority is to address cosmetic concerns involving skin rejuvenation, body contouring, and/or facial sculpting, a medspa is better suited to your needs and treatment goals.

Medspa Services vs. Day Spas Services

Aesthetic services at day spas are limited to more superficial treatments. At a day spa, you can receive manicures and pedicures, light facials, aromatherapy, and other non-medical treatments.

Medspas offer customized medical-grade services based on a medical provider’s evaluation of your health, specific concerns, and desired results. Medspa procedures involve modalities and techniques that can only be performed by trained and experienced medical providers.

The medical providers at Radiance Medspa are qualified to perform a range of rejuvenating treatments for the face and body that are not available at day spas, including:

  • Coolsculpting®
  • CoolPeel® CO2 laser resurfacing
  • Laser hair removal
  • BBL Hero
  • Medical-grade facials and peels, like DiamondGlow® and PRX Derm Perfexion
  • Fillers
  • Botox®
  • Microneedling
  • RF microneedling

Contact Us to Learn More

Radiance Medspa was founded to give patients the best of what day spas and medical clinics have to offer. Our patients enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are being cared for by a medical professional, along with the stress-melting benefits of a serene, luxurious setting.

We are proud to offer complimentary consultations at both our Belleair Bluffs, FL and Louisville, CO locations. We encourage you to reach out to the Radiance Medspa nearest to you to schedule your free consultation, so our medical providers can answer all of your questions and create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs and aesthetic goals.