Medical Spa vs Day Spa - The Differences

Your decision to choose between the Medical Spa or Day Spa will depend on the services or treatments you are looking for.

A Day Spa is a good choice for relaxing treatments like massage services, manicures or simple facials.

Medical Spa treatments are more complex and technologically advanced and as name suggests are medical. Clients, who visit Medical Spa can opt for complex treatmnets and procedures, such as microneedling, prp treatments, complex facials, laser treatments, skin resurfacing and so much more.

Read on to learn more differences between the Medical Spa and a Day Spa, so you can make the right decision.

What is a Day Spa?

A Day Spa would generally focus on relaxation,pampering, fitness and detox. You will feel invigorated and happy to have given your body a much-needed wellness-package. Their services would appeal to those looking to unwind and feel better overall.

Among provided services a day spa would offer superficial facials, massages, waxing, pedicures and manicures, mud baths etc.

A day spa generally operates without an MD on staff. Hence, they can only offer non-medical treatments.

What is a Medical Spa?

Medical Spa provides non-surgical medical and cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate damaged or unhealthy skin in a calm and serene setting of a Spa, but only under the care and direction of a trained physician, plastic surgeon or aesthetic doctor.

Using cutting-edge cosmetic technology and therapies for a variety of skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, sun damage, skin ageing and dermatological conditions, Medi Spas are more for real rejuvenation and treatment of actual medical skin conditions and have longer-lasting effects and results.

The need for having a medical professionals on-site is important, because medical spas administer therapies that are more invasive and more intense and can have side effects like skin reddening, swelling and you might need special instructions afterwards. Clients might also have some downtime due to the use of high-grade products with medical effects and the monitoring the recovery of all patients/clients is important.

Our Medical Spa – Dr. Stasch MediSpa at Riverside Drive in the heart of Nairobi is the only medical spa in East Africa with a world-class cosmetic surgeon in-house. All Medical treatments and procedures offered at our medical spa are done under his strict supervision and guidance.

Dr. Stasch MediSpa offers a combination of Medical and Day Spa Services:

  • Facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment with Botox and Fillers
  • Dermatological combinations therapies for hyperpigmentation, acne, vascular conditions like birthmarks and blood vessels, sun damage or ageing skin using cosmeceuticals, laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling and others to have a lasting effect
  • Body contouring with radiofrequency to tighten the skin, treat stretch marks and rejuvenate the skin
  • Intravenous Vitamin drips to replenish your depleted stores of Vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which will help to invigorate your body and mind
  • Facials, superficial chemical peels, and microdermabrasion
  • Hydrafacial MD for a water vortex cleansing of your skin and pores
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Vampire facials
  • Waxing (hair removal, epilation) and threading
  • Laser treatments like permanent hair removal, tattoo removal, vascular laser, acne treatment, scar removal, fraxel laser, vascular laser
  • Varicose and spider vein treatment
  • Stretch mark therapy
  • Reflexology and massages ranging from aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Hot stone to deep tissue massage
  • Permanent makeup and microblading / eyebrow shaping
  • Sports physiotherapy, TENS, Ultrasound and lymph drainage

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