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Medical Spa is a Category... the following are the most popular procedures in the Medical Spa category. The order is determined based on a combination of AHB Editorial Evaluation, Reviews by Doctors, & popularity on AHB



LATISSE is an FDA approved treatment for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes. LATISSE makes lashes longer, fuller and darker.

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Conditions that may be treatable by a medical spa professional include the following:

Fine lines, facial creases, and wrinkles

Treatments like Botox and injectable fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Artefill, Hylaform, Restylane, and Perlane work by reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles. Each product has different strengths and varies in the amount of time it takes to wear off.

Botox can eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, and also prevent wrinkles from deepening. Botox also has a multitude of new uses, including hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), treatment of TMJ, migraine headaches, and more.

Laser hair reduction or laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular medical spa treatments, for both men and women looking for a permanent reduction in hair on any part of the body.

A series of treatment is required, as hair grows in cycles and cannot be removed all at the same time. Laser hair removal is painless and fast, and typically results in very high patient satisfaction.

Sun damage, discoloration, and uneven pigmentation

Photo rejuvenation is an aggressive medical skin treatment to reverse the signs of aging and thereby improve the health and vitality of skin.

Also known sometimes as Photo Facial, IPL, or FotoFacial, laser skin rejuvenation will target the unwanted pigments in your skin and leave you with a healthy glowing complexion, free of sun damage and discoloration.

Cellulite treatments and doctor supervised weight loss

Most medical spas offer a remedy for cellulite. Some methods include mesotherapy and lipodissolve, which use microinjections of medication to dissolve the bonds between fat cells. Other methods may include lipomassage such as VelaSmooth, Endermologie, Accent, or TriActive. Combinations of several therapies may also prove effective for cellulite treatment.


Rosacea is a chronic disorder that affects the skin, usually on the face and neck. Rosacea is a chronic vascular condition that affects about 13 million people in the United States. It usually first appears at early 20's as subtle reddening on the face. Over time this may develop into some inflammation and be accompanied by skin eruptions.

About half of Rosacea suffers also have some sort of symptoms with their eyes (known as ocular Rosacea). If left untreated, over time Rosacea can result in the appearance of red lines which result from swollen or damaged veins. Rosacea normally affects people with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 60.

Stretch Marks & Skin Tightening

Cosmetic lasers are a new and effective method for decreasing the color and texture of stretch marks. Laser skin tightening is essentially painless. The light and heat from the laser gently heats the collagen below the surface. This causes the tissue to contract causing an immediate tightening effect. This gentle heating stimulates the body's natural healing response and signals the body to add more elastin to the area. The treatment requires no injections and leaves no lingering redness or tenderness.

Active adult acne

Are you still frustrated and struggling with acne and tired of over-the-counter therapies? Traditional acne therapies, including oral and topical drugs, often have mixed results. They may have harmful side effects and take a long time to work.

One effective treatment for adult acne is a combination treatment called photodynamic therapy. This therapy combines the application of a photosensitizer (5 ALA, or Levulan) with a laser pulsed light, with dramatic improvements and little downtime or discomfort.

Ask your medical spa professional what kinds of programs they have in place for treating adult acne long term and discuss the kind of results you're looking for.

Acne scarring

Acne scars are treated with lasers in much the same way as fine lines and wrinkles. Laser treatments promote new collagen growth, filling acne scars from the inside out. Brown and red discoloration left from acne scars are removed using acne therapies similar to the removal of pigmented lesions and vascular lesions.

Acne scarring can be treated with fractional resurfacing, traditional laser resurfacing, plasma resurfacing, or a combination of fillers with a laser treatment.

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