Medical esthetic treatments go well beyond spa esthetics. They are performed by a medical professional so they can go deeper into the skin levels. This leads to greater intensity in treatment for better 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 or nurses use deep chemical peels, laser therapy, deep microneedling at deeper levels in the skin spa estheticians are able to use.
- the nurse or the doctor performing Kybella chin reduction injections.
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 nurse or physician go well beyond this limit for an intensive treatment up to 2.5mm.