Drop-in injectable bars are on the rise as familiarity and comfort with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has grown. But do they downplay the risks?
Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers in numbers, making the medical spa future bright as they enter prime income earning years. Millennials currently account for nearly 20% of medical spa patients.
At least 50 percent of medical spas and medical aesthetic practices operate illegally, according to the American Med Spa Association. That means you could really be putting yourself in danger with that suspiciously cheap Groupon for Botox or lip injections.
Unlike the US, where spas are primarily about relaxation, German spa towns typically are visited by people recovering from injuries or living with chronic diseases.
While traditional day spas are great ways to unwind and receive simple, soothing treatments or services, med spas take it to the next level and offer you more elaborate or complex procedures that cannot be done at a typical day spa without medical certification or experience.
Spas and clinics are reinventing themselves...clinics are becoming more spa like whereas spas are becoming more medical like...welcome to the medical spa, popular but at the same time controversial
States are tightening regulations on medical spas—and wading into some ugly disputes over where beauty treatments stop and the practice of medicine begins.
Spa injuries, finanical harm highlight industry debate
The number of medical spas – hybrids of medical clinics and day spas – in the U.S. is up more than fourfold since 2007, from around 800 in 2007 to 4,500 today, according to the International Medical Spa Association. Why?
Doctors without any surgical training are performing dangerous procedures at so-called "medi spas"
Medical spas, however, remain a small percentage of the overall spa market. Day spas, which aren’t supposed to offer medical treatments, are much more common. But the distinction can be confusing.
There are many medical resorts. There are many med spas. But there is only one Pritikin Longevity Center.
The Pritikin Longevity Center,” recently summed up Oprah.com, “has long been considered the gold standard in health and wellness support.”
I spent my years as an ER doctor giving things away. I gave you my undivided attention, I worked tirelessly to solve your problem, I handled your feelings with great care, and as you were leaving, I filled up a bag with supplies so you would be more comfortable at home. As an entrepreneur, things were different. The first time I had to look into someone’s face and say, “That will be $100,” I cringed.
For many years, medical spas have gotten a bad rap. They’ve often been seen as shady, semi-legal operations offering knock-off lip fillers for a reduced price and reduced safety.
But now that might all be changing.
Medical spas business review.
Plastic surgery’s popularity is quickly being overtaken by the popularity of a modern, less invasive option: medical spa treatments. At a med spa, you can get a non-surgical face lift, body sculpting treatments, fillers, Botox, collagen-stimulating facials, and so much more. After a relaxing trip to a med spa, you’ll walk out looking younger, smoother, slimmer, and more refreshed— with no surgery required.
Offering comprehensive programs that promote beauty inside and out, today's medi-spas
provide services such as laser therapy and body contouring, side-by-side with nutritional
counseling and alternative therapies. Diet, lifestyle choices and happiness are
directly linked to youthfulness and vitality and the medi-spas of the future will
no doubt reconcile wellness diagnostics with holistic approaches.
Escape to one of these stand-out European spas for a far-reaching overhaul
While the world traveled to Asia and the States for pampering and well-being, European spas, once in the forefront of medical and wellness resorts, fell out of favor and out of fashion. Their old-style charm looked shabby, and they were being kept alive by the infirm and elderly on health insurance packages.
Then a few years ago something stirred in the surrounding mineral-rich waters and muds that were still in situ, and the resorts were given the facelift they required for the 21st century.