Day Spa vs. Medical Spa: What Is a Medical Spa?

The answer depends on what you’re looking for. A day spa can be a good choice for massage services, mud wraps, manicures, or basic facials. Medical spa treatments, on the other hand, are more varied and technologically advanced. Clients can opt for complex procedures, like microneedling, lasemd, skin resurfacing, and more. But this isn’t the only difference between the two. Here’s what you should know about day and medical spas to make the right choice.


The spa services market is expected to reach nearly $155 billion by 2020. From acupuncture to facial rejuvenation, these venues offer every kind of treatment you could think of. Day spas typically focus on relaxation, fitness, or detox. Their services appeal to those seeking to unwind and feel better overall. There are saunas, massage rooms, tai chi programs, and nail stations. This type of spa promotes general well-being and operates without an MD on staff. Therefore, they can only offer non-medical-grade treatments, such as waxing or hot stone massages. Licensed therapists and other practitioners carry out the procedures available at day spas. 


A medical spa, or med spa, operates under the supervision of a physician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. These venues use the latest medical and cosmetic technology, including radiofrequency, lasers, and blue light therapy. Licensed health professionals carry out medical spa procedures. Our services include but are not limited to the following:

You can’t get these procedures at a day spa. The treatments offered by med spas require specialized knowledge and a good understanding of human anatomy.


Now that you know the difference between a medical spa and a day, assess your needs and make a choice. While there’s nothing wrong with going to a day spa, med spa services are generally safer and more effective. 

For more information book a free consultation today by calling 347-916-0033 Our professionals will come up with a personalized plan to deliver you amazing results. If anyone deserves to feel confident and pampered.

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