Pacific Coast Aesthetics



5 Questions to ask Med Spas

A Medical Spa like Pacific Coast Aesthetics can be a key part of helping you look and feel your best. Read on to find out what we can do for you! We are located at 28 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003. Call us today or simply book an appointment. We serve patients from Aptos CA, Capitola CA, Soquel CA, Santa Cruz CA, Scotts Valley CA, Live Oak CA, and Watsonville CA.

5 Questions to ask Med Spas

What is a medical spa?

This definition may be different depending on the medical spa you are looking into. However, a medical spa usually refers to a spa that is more similar to a clinic environment, and has a team of licensed, trained professionals with usually more certifications and training than typical estheticians. A medical spa is usually able to provide treatments for more complex issues than a typical day spa, which provides fairly basic treatments such as pedicures and basic facials. Most medical spas have far more advanced tools and machinery on hand, to provide more intensive treatments and procedures.

Some medical spas may also be under the supervision of a licensed medical professional such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, which is a specialist in skin related disorders and issues. At Pacific Coast Aesthetics, we are a medical spa that adheres to the highest standards, with a team of licensed professionals that are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We provide a safe, welcoming, clean environment, which should be the hallmark of any medical spa.

What treatments are offered at a med spa?

Medical spas, or med spas, usually go beyond the classic day spa treatments such as pedicures, manicures, or simple facials. Medical spas are usually set up specifically to provide more intensive treatments, such as laser hair removal and facial and skin related treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers.

At Pacific Coast Aesthetics, we offer a wide array of services, including those mentioned above, as well as body sculpting, and other types of lasers for different concerns. Something that makes us unique compared to many other medical spas is that we also offer holistic treatments and healing, as we believe that feeling your best starts with a confluence between body, mind, and spirit. We have an in-house yoga and mindfulness instructor, as well as a nutrition counselor who can help you via our nutrition program, which is designed to help you feel your best with the foods you eat. We go beyond just aesthetics here at our med spa.

What are the differences between a Day Spa and Med Spa?

A day spa typically provides simpler, basic treatments that don’t usually require more intensive care and equipment. For example, you could go to a day spa for a pedicure, basic facial, massage, or just a day of relaxation. A medical spa usually offers a more sterile, clinic-type environment, as the treatments available require special attention and training to administer.

Another key difference is that a medical spa may be overseen by a director with medical training, such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. As a client, you will probably visit a medical spa frequently or more regularly, as the staff will learn about your specific needs and goals and may administer repeat treatments, whereas you may only visit a day spa once in a while.

What are the most popular Medical Spa Treatments?

While this may depend on a variety of factors, some current popular medical spa treatments are: Botox, dermal fillers (facial or lip fillers), laser hair removal, and facials that are more intensive and target complex issues like persistent acne or various signs of aging. We offer all of the above treatments at Pacific Coast Aesthetics, as well as many more services, including laser treatments targeted for other specific body and skin concerns, and body sculpting.

Do you have certified practitioners doing the treatments?

Yes. At Pacific Coast Aesthetics, we have a team of licensed professionals administering all of our treatments. As a client, it’s important to know that your treatment will be done in a safe, clean environment by a certified practitioner, and that’s what we can guarantee.

Keep in mind that many treatments, including laser hair removal or Botox, require a specific license, and our team members have undergone all appropriate training. If you would like more information about any treatment and what to expect, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.