It’s no secret that you have many choices when it comes to seeking professional skin care.
A medical spa is a great option for accessing non-invasive treatments and cosmetic services for achieving healthy, beautiful skin. Typical services include injectables to reduce the signs of aging, along with facials, acne scar treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, spider vein treatments, tattoo removal and laser hair removal.
For best results, make sure the medical spa you choose is focused on providing personalized treatment plans delivered by trained and certified staff. Seek out licensed medical professionals, including Licensed Estheticians, Board-Certified Dermatologists and experienced Physician Assistants and Nurse Practioners. A practice that is overseen by a Board-Certified Dermatologist can provide extra assurance that you will receive the quality care you deserve.
Here are a few criteria to keep in mind when choosing a medical spa for your skin care needs.
Advantages of a Board-Certified Dermatologist
There are many advantages to choosing a medical spa that is overseen by a board-certified dermatologist. You’ll be more likely to receive an accurate assessment of your skin, which leads to more effective treatments and longer-lasting results. Your skin care treatment plan is managed by someone with a true medical background and extensive knowledge of the skin, often resulting in better overall results while offering greater patient safety.
Choose a Caring Team of Medical Professionals
In addition to having a board-certified dermatologist at the helm, a good practice will have an entire team of experienced and caring medical professionals.
Licensed estheticians have the training and professional credentials to uphold the highest standards of care in the beauty and spa industries. Professional estheticians must have a license to practice in all 50 states, and must complete extensive training that includes hundreds of hours of hands-on training and classroom instruction. They must pass a state licensing exam in order to provide patient care. Services performed by estheticians include facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, hair removal and body contouring. In order to operate lasers, estheticians should have a separate laser certification, ensuring they are safely providing these services.
Think About Your Skin Care Goals
When researching medical spas in your area, make a list of your specific skin care needs. Are you looking to correct past sun damage? Would you like to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles? Have you experienced discoloration or frequent breakouts?
Look for a medical spa that will let you schedule a complimentary skin care consultation. During your consultation, your care team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and perform a professional assessment of your skin. Based on the results of your consultation, your care team will recommend a personalized treatment plan for addressing your specific needs and achieving your skin care goals.
Your medical spa may recommend skin care products to use at home in between visits, along with instructions on how to use them correctly. Depending on your needs, one or more follow up appointments may be needed for best results.
Additional Criteria for Choosing a Medical Spa
In addition to a qualified staff and personalized care, here are a few more things to look for when choosing a medical spa:
- Reputation: Check online reviews or speak with someone you know who has visited the medical spa you’re considering. How did they feel about the care they received? Would they recommend the spa to someone else?
- Facilities: A quality medical spa will provide professional care in a clean, comfortable, relaxing environment. You’ll also want a spa that’s conveniently located, which will make it easier to travel to and from appointments.
- Client service: A courteous, caring staff makes all the difference in creating a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to professional qualifications, look for staff members who take the time to listen to patient concerns, answer questions and return messages promptly.
Consider Cayce Dermatology and Medical Spa
With over fifteen years of experience in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Kimberly Cayce, MD is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). Her approach begins with listening carefully to patient concerns. Along with her many years of experience and training, she brings a keen aesthetic eye, artistic skills and meticulous attention to detail to patient care. She is passionate about enhancing every client’s beauty and self-confidence.
Our licensed estheticians have the training and professional credentials to uphold the highest standards of care in the beauty and spa industries. They deliver services such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, skin rejuvenation therapies and more. Each of our estheticians are passionate about helping others look and feel their best.
Our care team also includes Physician Assistant Brooklynne Fogle, who holds a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Stephens College and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas at Arlington. Brooklynne has many years of experience as a physician assistant in the field of dermatology and is trained as an Allergan Master Injector to perform Botox injections. Brooklynne loves working with clients and practices both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology.
At Cayce Medical Spa, every member of our team is passionate about helping you discover and enhance your existing beauty. We work with every patient to develop a personalized skin care plan that addresses individual needs and concerns. We look forward to helping you achieve your own skin care goals so that you can look and feel your best. Call 573-234-6930 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.