People are increasingly turning to medical spas to meet their aesthetic and rejuvenation needs. But what exactly is a medical spa, and how does it differ from a traditional spa? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the key characteristics that distinguish medical spas from traditional spas, the services they offer, the vital role of medical professionals, and more.

How Is a Medical Spa Different From a Traditional Spa?

When you think of a spa, you might envision a serene environment with soothing music, massages, and facials. While traditional spas focus primarily on relaxation and pampering, medical spas offer a unique blend of beauty and medical treatments. The key differentiator lies in the involvement of medical professionals and the incorporation of advanced technologies.

In a medical spa, trained and certified medical practitioners oversee treatments, ensuring they are safe and effective. These professionals can include dermatologists, plastic surgeons, Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed aestheticians. This direct medical supervision sets medical spas apart and allows them to provide a wider range of services.

Services Offered at Medical Spas

Medical spas offer a diverse range of services that cater to various beauty and wellness needs. Here are some of the services that are offered in a medical spa:

Cosmetic Procedures 


Botox injections are a popular cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into specific muscles, temporarily relaxing them and smoothing out the skin’s surface.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based injections, are used to add volume and fullness to the face, reducing the signs of aging and enhancing facial contours and definition.

Non-Surgical Facelift

A non-surgical facelift combines various treatments, PDO Thread-Lifts, Biostimulatory fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse,  wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and Dysport and dermal fillers, to rejuvenate the face and create a more youthful look without surgery.

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Skin Rejuvenation Treatments 


Microneedling involves stimulating the body’s healing response by creating micro injuries to the skin’s surface with fine needles. This stimulates collagen production and can improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Often used with different serums and/or PRP and stem cells to further enhance the skin’s rejuvenation. 

Laser Treatments 


IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, utilizes a broad spectrum of light to address various skin concerns. It’s commonly used for evening out skin tone, rosacea, and the reduction of vascular issues like facial redness. 

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular method for achieving long-term hair reduction by targeting hair follicles with concentrated light energy.

Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments help improve skin texture and tone by removing damaged skin layers. They are effective for addressing scars, skin texture, wrinkles, and sun damage.

The Role of Medical Professionals

At the heart of every reputable medical spa is a team of qualified medical professionals who oversee treatments and ensure client safety. These professionals play a crucial role in determining the suitability of treatments for individual patients and tailoring them to specific needs. 

Panteha Partovi is the founder and aesthetic specialist at Santosha Aesthetics. Panteha’s goal is to help clients look and feel their best through a series of conservative treatments. Her approach to aesthetic medicine parallels her personal philosophy to always strive to achieve a well-rounded and balanced life.

From the moment you walk through the door, you will enter a safe, dedicated space where you can discuss your concerns without hesitation or judgment and definitely without the fear of unnecessary treatments that steer  you away from your original goals.

Visit Santosha Aesthetics

Medical spas represent a fusion of medical expertise and spa-like relaxation, offering a comprehensive approach to beauty and wellness. Their diverse range of services, from cosmetic procedures to skin rejuvenation treatments and laser therapies, caters to a wide spectrum of needs and desires.

If you’re considering a visit to a medical spa, Santosha Aesthetics is waiting for you. Contact us today to learn more about our medical spa and services!