Spas primarily offers different types of specialties treatment ranging from massage, facials, exfoliation and medical treatments of skin disorders with a supervision of licensed health care professional. A medical spa provides comprehensive therapeutic and restorative care that promises to restore beauty and health.
Various new treatment options to treat acne have been introduced which can be done in a spa with a supervision of licenced medical professionals. The most common treatments will be discussed here:
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is usually performed using aluminum crystals or other abrasive substance and is useful therapy for acne and acne scars treatment. Treatment usually takes around 30-45 minutes depending on the area . Cost of a single session might take around $100, but for effective results several sessions might required.
Laser and light therapy: Light treatment can be performed alone or with prior application of 20% aminolevulinic acid for around 10 minutes to 2 hours. For better result treatment in every 3 weeks for atleast 3 months is suggested. This therapy can be performed in conjunction with other acne therapies.
Nonablative lasers: It uses a selective photothermolysis to target the follicle. With the transient thermal effects, P.acne is reduced and sebaceous glands are heated and decrease in size. These treatment are usually performed monthly for 4-6 months.
Other therapies that might be performed in spas are pulsed dye lasers, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. Spas also offers treatment with Alfa-hydroxy acids ( glycolic,citric,lactic and pyruvic acids) and beta-hydroxy acids ( salicyclic acids) .These agents can be topical creams or as peeling agents .