Medical spas, or med spas, are popular among many celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, and the Kardashians. These spas, like Med Spa Alpharetta, offer better skin and hair care through a wide range of medical beauty treatments such as laser hair removal, anti-aging treatments, and skin tightening treatments.
When you find a trustworthy med spa, like Med Spa Alpharetta, you need to know which treatments to get, which ones are worth splurging on, and which ones not to. By this, we mean that some people get incredible results from procedures such as Thermage and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facials, while others don’t or worse, suffer side effects from the procedure.
For example, you might experience pain from radiofrequency treatments. But not all treatments lead to dodgy results. Below is a list of med spa treatments that are really effective and work for everyone:
1. Laser Hair Removal
Want to get rid of those pesky hairs on your lips and chin? Want to zap away those unsightly armpit hairs? Want to have smoother arms and legs? Laser hair removal is the best and most cost-effective solution for you then!
Laser hair removal uses laser light to remove hair. The light is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicle and hair bulb. Before the procedure, the aesthetician will trim the targeted hair to a few millimeters above the skin. The kind of laser equipment and settings used will depend on how thick the hair is and where it is located. Hair color and you skin color will also be taken into consideration. The damage to the hair follicles and bulbs will result to less hair growth in that area. Regular laser treatments will eventually stop hair growth in that area.
This is one of the most popular and effective med spa treatments. But remember that you need several sessions to see results—that bikini line will not disappear with just one session!
Another popular med spa treatment people go for is Botox. Although there are many ‘natural’ alternatives to Botox popping up, this treatment remains one of the most effective for anti-aging. However, it needs to be said that a lot of women, especially celebrities, have gone over the top with Botox that they look “frozen.” They have gotten too much Botox to the point that their eyebrows are in really awkward, unnatural positions.
When done correctly, Med Spa Alpharetta Botox can take years (or decades!) off your face. Experts explain that Botox prevents wrinkles from appearing further by weakening the muscles that cause lines and creases on the face. Just make sure that when you go to a med spa, your aesthetician uses Botox, the brand name and not some other cheaper brand of the same product. You may find that other products don’t produce lasting results even though they charge the same price as Botox.
Sclerotherapy, or more commonly known by the term “spider vein removal,” is the treatment of spider veins that form on our feet and legs. Most of us don’t mind them, but they can multiply and even end up on your face. When this happens, don’t worry, most med spas can help you.
Spider vein removal involves using highly concentrated light aimed at the blood vessels, causing the veins to disappear or slowly fade without damaging the skin. This treatment is non-invasive, which means there is no incision needed, downtime, or general anesthesia to worry about.
This procedure is perfect for spider veins that appear on the legs, face, and anywhere else!
4. Fontana 4D Laser
Fontana 4D laser treatment gained popularity overnight after Kim Kardashian posted a video of her doing this procedure on her neck and face. This treatment is meant to boost collagen and keep one’s skin younger-looking. According to Kim, this is one of her go-tos when it comes to looking fabulously flawless.
Fontana 4D laser treatments are administered to patients on a systematic basis, where each phase of the treatment serves a different purpose.
These treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical and can benefit your skin in many ways, such as:
- Smoothing wrinkles
- Removing fine lines
- Stimulate collagen production
- Tightening skin
- Removing sun damage
- Reducing pigmentation and discoloration
- Restoring fibroblasts within dermal structures
- Reducing acne scars
- Stimulates skin healing
- Reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds
Fontana 4D laser treatment is for anyone who wants younger-looking skin and long-lasting results. If you noticed some sagging in your skin but do not want to have a facelift, then Fontana 4D laser can be a great alternative. This treatment offers long-lasting results with little to no downtime for recovery.
This treatment builds up results slowly and naturally over time. After several sessions, patients will notice that their skin is smoother, tighter, their brows more lifted, and their jawlines sharper. Improvements gradually increase over time as well. You can opt for more sessions if you want to maintain the results and stay naturally youthful for a long time.
5. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatment has got to be one of the most unpleasant and painful treatments offered by Med Spa Alpharetta, but it’s undeniably effective. This treatment involves taking your own blood, placing and spinning it in a centrifuge, extracting the platelet-rich plasma, and then injecting your own plasma into the part of your body where you need it the most.
People used to get PRP treatments for facial rejuvenation—a procedure often called a “vampire facial”—but nowadays, this is used for hair loss treatment. PRP works by generating new hairs on your scalp through microneedling followed by multiple PRP treatments, injected through microneedling or with regular needles (the ones used for injecting Botox). The combination of treatments encourages the follicles to re-awaken and grow.
Many patients take PRP together with other treatments for hair loss, such as oral and topical medications, for best results. Experts claim that PRP can reverse hair loss and stimulate the growth of hair naturally. If you’re suffering from hair loss problems, this could be the solution you need. It is a pricey treatment but definitely worth it.