Have you ever wondered the difference between a Medspa (also known as a medical spa) and a day spa?
While there is some overlap in services performed between the two types of spas, facials, for example, the most essential and distinguishing difference is that services performed in a Medspa are under the supervision of a physician Medical Director and Medspa must be registered with the state of Tennessee. Day spas do not have this requirement.
MedSpas and Medical Directors
Doing your research when picking a Medspa is vital. Many Medspa work under medical directors without being supervised closely or have physician medical directors with little to no training or expertise in skin or aesthetic procedures. You should ask the Medspa you choose how involved their supervising physician is in their facility and if a physician is on-site for the majority of the time.
Look for medspas with medical directors in the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, and oculoplastic surgery, as these physicians are the experts in facial rejuvenation and anatomy.
Top Medspas has experienced aesthetic professionals who work closely with the supervising physician to develop the treatment menu, oversee daily operations, and even consult directly on specific client procedures, which is the case at The Aesthetic Center of Franklin Dermatology Group. In addition, look for Medspa with medical directors in the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, and oculoplastic surgery, as these physicians are experts in facial rejuvenation and anatomy.
It is within good reason that the state of Tennessee requires the involvement of a licensed physician in a medspa’s operations and registration with the state. The most important reason for which are your safety and well-being. For an informative brochure on Medspa, please see the American Academy of Dermatology’s MedSpa Position Statement here: https://server.aad.org/forms/Policies/Uploads/PS/PS-Medical%20Spa%20Standards%20of%20Practice.pdf.
If you have any questions about dermatology, skincare, skin conditions, or treatments, or if you want to learn more about Medspa at the Aesthetic Center of Franklin Dermatology Group, drop us a line: 615-771-1881. We look forward to hearing from you.