The difference between a Medical Spa and a Day Spa
At first glance, Medical Spas (AKA Medi Spas) and Day Spas may seem similar, but there is a very crucial difference. A Medi Spa is a combination between a day spa and a medical clinic that operates under the supervision of a Medical Director (Usually a Doctor, Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist). Medical Spas have the equipment and trained professionals that are able to treat skin issues such a pigmentation from sun damage, redness (broken capillaries & Rosacea), fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume and even acne scarring.
The treatments we offer as a Medical Spa include laser hair removal, laser hair restoration, laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials and broken capillary removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels of varying strengths, skin tightening, acne facials, anti-aging facials, Botox and cosmetic fillers. An advantage of coming to MD Spa is that we have decades of combined experience in all these services.
Despite offering more
clinical services, you will soon see the relaxed and rejuvenating ambiance that
we love to provide at MD Spa. Come in and enjoy a coffee or tea in our beauty
lounge before your treatment, or pamper yourself with our treatments more on
the side of the spa spectrum such as relaxation massage and facials.
Injectables - we offer Botox, Juvederm and Revanesse - are performed by our Advanced Injector Nurses Sonia and Laura. They have extensive training that is needed for treatments to the deeper levels of the skin as well as the experience necessary to achieve ideal aesthetic results and manage potential complications.
Simple, Inexpensive Medi Spa Services with Quick Results
Chemical Peels have been used for decades in medical cosmetology. They work by chemically removing the outermost layer of the skin and give the skin a younger, healthier appearance. Chemical Peels play a very important role in Skin Rejuvenation as they remove skin dullness, blotching, age and sun spots and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. In general, they can be used as a stand alone procedure or as a part of a Combo Treatment together with other procedures. At MD spa , our peels range in intensity from 1 through to 5. You can help determine the right facial peel treatment for you by reviewing the information we've provided below and discussing this with your Esthetician during your next spa visit!
Performed by our Advanced Medical Estheticians, microdermabrasion is an
exciting procedure that can be compared to ‘power-polish’ or ‘power-peel’.
Microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of skin made of dead skin cells
and immediately restores a fresh vibrant appearance of the skin. Collagen
stimulation and growth of new skin cells are benefits of
Microdermabrasion. A properly delivered Microdermabrasion has no downtime
and perfectly fits your lunch break with appointments ranging from 45 - 60
minutes. Small facial wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage and age spots, skin
pores all improve with Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is good for
your neck, décolleté and hands, and, of course, for stretch marks on the skin.
We use the state of the Art Gemini Microdermabrasion system with diamond-tip (crystal-free) elements and crystal flow option.
Application of cosmetic fillers is the
procedure of choice for a Client who wishes to correct the signs of aging like
the undesired skin folds and wrinkles or to augment deflated lips . Also,
cosmetic fillers are the best and only non-surgical option for
Clients who desire to increase the size of their lips or to improve the contour
of the face by restoring its lost volume.
Any hyaluronic acid fillers used in our clinic will provide immediate solution to the existing problem. The results are immediately visible and there is no downtime! The suppleness and tone of the skin are naturally restored and the skin elasticity is improved with the filler.
In our Clinic we use only the fillers with proven safety and effectiveness record. The fillers made of hyaluronic acid contain this natural substance (manufactured in a state-of-the-art plants) that restores lost volume of the skin as it has incredible capacity to absorb 1000 times more water than its own weight!
Both these fillers are very dense and the implant very slowly disintegrates in the skin after the injection. Cross-linking of the molecules of hyaluronic acid is used to increase density of the filler and to facilitate its longevity.
Botox temporarily eliminates or reduces dynamic wrinkles of the face and neck, and these benefits are obtained with little discomfort during a brief treatment session, much shorter than a lunch break. With a systematically growing number of properly trained Advanced Injectors, Botox has truly become a wonder procedure. With Botox meeting the criteria of a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that won public heart (effective and safe, simple and quick, non-invasive, minimal discomfort, affordable), the procedure earned its first place position among all cosmetic procedures in North America. Almost three million Botox procedures are performed annually in North America and this number is steadily growing as more women and men learn about its age-defying benefits.
Facials are great procedures to maintain your skin health and slow down its’ aging. We take pride in our anti-aging and acne facials provided by excellent Estheticians who work with passion to give your skin its radiant look and help with any ongoing skin problems. With years of experience perfecting their technique to provide solutions to your skin problems and organize for you a systematic Skin Care Program. Our opinion is that everyone deserves effective and beneficial treatments of the face and other body parts. This is why in MD Spa and Laser Clinic we offer medical facial treatments. With a diverse selection of skin care lines, we have the ability to treat all skin types that walk in the door. From pharmaceutical grade to completely organic, your skin will have never looked better!
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is an extremely important major rejuvenation procedure. It is an effective and economical way to restore the younger appearance and fresh look to the aged skin. The most desired benefits of laser skin resurfacing are the removal (or significant reduction) of wrinkles, erasing skin blemishes, sun damage, age and sun spots and restoring a healthy texture of the skin. Many people elect to go for laser resurfacing to remove (or at least make much less noticeable) scars, from both acne and surgery, and also to reduce stretch marks.
Fraxel Laser is a hybrid laser that combines the effectiveness of ablative lasers with a gentle touch of the non-ablative laser systems. Fraxel laser can be compared to a laser that emits a laser beam in the form of a minute shower of laser light, working very deep but leaving untouched space in between. As a result, the skin is left intact on the surface and the benefits of the Fraxel Laser reach very deep into the skin.
Thermage CPT Skin Tightening
MDSpa (Thermage Edmonton) leads the way by offering the new leading edge ThermageCPT™ and Total Tip technology. ThermageCPT™ procedures can help smooth, tighten and contour your skin for an overall younger looking appearance in a single treatment without surgery or injections and with no downtime.
As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage™ uses patented radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth for younger looking skin. This delivered in a single session by our Registered Nurse and Advanced Medical Esthetician. Both are fully trained in the ThermageCPT™ procedure.
Face by Thermage™
Do you find that you no longer look as young as you feel? If the mirror doesn't reflect the way you feel on the inside, now there's a way to turn back the clock. With Thermage™ many patients have seen smoother, tighter skin with less sagging, redefined contours of the jawline and neck and softening of wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Unlike lasers, the Thermage™ Face procedure works on all skin types and colours.
Tummy by Thermage™ / Body by Thermage™
Tummies, knees, legs and arms are areas that can show signs of aging. The Thermage™ treatments are designed specifically to help smooth and tighten wrinkled, crepey and sagging skin on these body areas. Many patients have seen flatter, smoother skin on the tummy, legs, knees, buttocks or arms, tightening, firming and lifting, reduction of crepey skin and smoothed dimples for temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
Eyes by Thermage™
This is the only procedure that helps smooth and tighten skin and decrease wrinkles and hooding in the eye area without surgery or injections, and little to no downtime. Many patients have seen younger, more lifted eyes where the eyes look brighter, smoother eyelid skin where make up can be applied easier, softened fine lines and crow's feet, reduced hooding and tauter, smoother contours around the eye.