A med spa combines regular spa treatments with skin rejuvenation treatments done under the supervision of a doctor. You'll have access to more types of treatments when you go to a med spa over a regular spa that just provides the basic facials and beauty treatments. Here's a look at some med spa services for your face, neck, and hands.
PRP Fillers For Your Face
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, contains growth factors that help rejuvenate your skin. The plasma is obtained from your blood right before it's applied to your skin. You might have PRP injected with a needle in deep wrinkles and around your face in the same way you would have dermal fillers injected. The PRP plumps wrinkles for an instant effect, and it also works over the long term to build collagen and elastin.
PRP can also be delivered with microneedling. The needles create tiny holes in your skin that allow the plasma to be absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin where the growth factors work on skin healing and rejuvenation.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation For Facial Skin
One of the more effective ways to rejuvenate your skin is with an ablative laser. This laser treats the top layers of your skin so they dry out and peel off over several days after the procedure. When the old skin is gone, fresh skin appears. The new skin has an even skin tone, milder wrinkles, and a tighter appearance.
This med spa treatment requires a recovery period unlike other types of treatments that you can have done and then go about your usual activities. However, you can often get the best results from laser rejuvenation, so talk to your doctor about whether this treatment is right for you.
Neck Tightening Treatments
While many med spa treatments are for facial skin, you don't want to forget about your neck since your neck often shows signs of aging even more than your face. Your doctor might recommend using ultrasound treatments that deliver heat deep into the tissues to tighten the neck skin. They might suggest microneedling with radiofrequency waves to tighten your neck. They may even consider using PDO threads to pull the skin in your neck tight.
Med Spa Treatments For Hands
Your lower arms and hands often show more severe signs of aging and sun damage since they are exposed to the sun the most. If your hands have wrinkles, crepey skin, or loss of fat, a med spa treatment might help. Chemical peels can reduce wrinkles and stimulate collagen to thicken crepey skin.
Your doctor can also use dermal fillers to plump the area under your skin to replace the fat loss. The filler is injected and then massaged to spread it around to make your hands appear plumper and more youthful.