If you're concerned about your appearance, you've probably visited (or thought about visiting) a day spa. But there's a certain new trend in spa-going that is sweeping the nation. Medical spas are not a new idea per se, but they are gaining popularity at lightning speed. Before we get to the detailed explanation of what a medical spa can do that a day spa can not, a quick summary is this: If you're looking for relaxation or hydration, you'll go to a day spa. If you're looking to treat wrinkles, age spots, or breakouts, you'll go to a medical spa. And now it's time for the more detailed explanation. Read on to find out everything you wanted to know (and possibly more) about these two kinds of spas.

Relax for hours at a day spa

Day spas are built for relaxation, and that's the number one reason why people book time there. They're usually getting a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure or a body wrap. It's an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that leaves people feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when they exit the building. They walk out with a little extra pep in their step, and a lot more polish on their appearance, but the aesthetic changes are often very temporary. The manipedi will wear off in a matter of days and so will that dewy glow on the skin. Medical spas, on the other hand, take a rather different approach.

Medical spas focus on healing

Although you may find your time at a medical spa relaxing, the end result will be much different than if you were to spend that same time at a day spa. Here you'll receive a luxurious cosmetic treatment that may leave your skin looking youngger, clearer, tighter, slimmer, or all of the above! They will always offer a variety of non-invasive laser treatments for face and body, and this is generally what sets them apart. The environment is often very similar to a day spa, in that your surroundings are designed to put you at ease, but you'll know you're in a medical spa by the technologically advanced treatments they'll receive and the attention you'll receive while you're under the care of their highly trained staff. You may or may not be served by a medical doctor, but a doctor will exceed everything that takes place while you're there.

To summarize, you'll be more relaxed when you visit the day spa for wonderful treatments, and your skin will look younger and fresher if you visit the medical spa regularly for state-of-the-art technological treatments that address issues lying within or underneath the skin's surface. Remember that medical spas are similar to day spas in that you really should make a commitment to visit each regularly in order to get the most out of your treatments. The professional aestheticians who work here are trained to configure a program that will treat your problem areas and keep you looking your best. With their help, you can expect a noticeable enhancement to your overall look, leaving you looking younger with more beautiful skin and a radiant complexion.