Medical esthetic treatments go a step beyond spa esthetics. Since they are performed by a medical professional, they can go deeper into the skin levels. This leads to greater intensity in treatment for more visible results.
What Are Medical Esthetics?
Medical esthetics share some of the same ideas and practices as spa esthetics. Both esthetic practices offer interventions to improve skin or hair appearance. However, medical esthetics have a few key differences:
- Medical esthetic treatments are performed in a clinical setting.
- Physicians are consulted or directly involved in treatment.
- Medical estheticians may work with deep chemical peels, laser therapy, deep microneedling at higher intensities than spa estheticians are allowed to use.
What Are the Benefits of Medical Esthetics?
Medical esthetics involve treatments with higher levels of potency than spa esthetics. For example, in the state of Colorado, estheticians are only able to use microneedling devices that perforate skin to a depth of 0.3 to 0.5 mm. Medical microneedling, performed by a physician or in collaboration with a physician, can go beyond this limit for an intensive treatment up to 2.5 mm.
Since the help of a physician is crucial to medical esthetics, you receive a more potent chemical peel to address deep skin concerns. Medical chemical peels can treat deep scarring, discoloration, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Results from a medical esthetic treatment are longer lasting and more evident than those of spa-grade esthetic treatments.