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Medical Spas

A medical spa (also known as a med-spa or medi-spa) is a hybrid between a medical clinic and a day spa, offering services like Botox, Restylane, and laser treatments. It's a fast-growing segment of the spa business. But medical spas have an incentive to use their expensive equipment, so it's important to do your own research on both the medical spa, and the technology. Learn more about medical spas, what they offer, what to watch out for and how to find the right one for you.

What Is A Medical Spa?
What is a medical spa? The emphasis is on results-oriented treatments like injectables to manage wrinkles, laser treatments to treat brown spots and spider veins, and tightening technologies to delay the knife. Just make sure you know the qualifications of the person doing the treatment.

Getting Botox At The Spa
Botox is one of the most popular injectables. Find out what it can -- and can't -- do for you, and what to look for in spas that offer Botox.

Dysport
Dysport is the newest injectable in the U.S. market treating deep lines and wrinkles. Some say it may be a better, cheaper choice, especially if Botox doesn't work for you anymore. Find out more about Dysport vs. Botox.

Laser Treatments
Lasers treatments address a variety of conditions, including unwanted hair (laser hair removal), uneven pigmentation, broken capillaries and spider veins. But they can do damage in the wrong hands.

Injectables At The Spa
"Injectables" is the short-hand name for cosmetic procedures that are delivered by injection. They are a fast and easy way (though not painless) way to manage wrinkles as you age. Here's everything you need to know about injectables at the spa.

What Is Microdermabrasion?
All about Microdermabrasion -- what it is, how much it costs, its benefits and what you should watch out for.

Lasers
Lasers are a popular treatment for hair removal and skin rejuvenation and are often found at medical spas. Find out how lasers work, what they do, and how to get a SAFE laser treatment.

IPL
IPL or intense pulsed light treatments are a popular and effective treatment for broken capillaries and brown spots. IPL is NOT the same as laser.

Cellulaze
Getting Rid of Cellulite

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