The world medical spa market is thriving like never before, with Research and Markets predicting that it will hit a worth of close to $34 billion by 2026. The key to the industry’s success is the wide array of treatments – both invasive and non-invasive – that permit clients to ‘turn back the hands of time’ without the need for surgery. Below are just a few of the most hotly solicited treatments at the world’s top medical spas.
Laser Treatment For Rejuvenation And Hair Removal
Lasers such as Fraxel and Fractora are used to achieve various aims by stimulating processes such as the production of collagen (the basic building block of skin). Fraxel works by drilling microscopic holes in the skin, stimulating it to repair itself. Fractora, meanwhile, relies on bipolar radiofrequency energy to heat the deeper layers of skin and kickstart collagen production. Laser hair removal (which sends high energy laser light to the pigment in the root of hair) is also becoming a popular choice for everyday beauty lovers, owing to its effectiveness and zero downtime. Laser hair removal is huge in Los Angeles and New York, but if you’re in the south and you are looking for a health spa Austin (in Texas) is known for its med spa industry. Here, clients opt for a wide array of laser treatments, as well as cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, non-surgical body contouring, and the like.
Vaginal laxity, lack of lubrication, and incontinence are a bugbear for many women, many of whom are choosing to enjoy a tighter, remodeled vagina thanks to vaginal rejuvenations such as Votiva. This relies on a radiofrequency laser to remodel both the internal vagina and the vulva and labia. Like laser hair removal, this treatment has no downtime, yet effectively tackles a number of problems – including loss of elasticity and pain, and discomfort from labial hypertrophy.
Microfocused Ultrasound (Ulthera) For Collagen Production
Microfocused Ultrasound treatments (also known as HIFU or Ulthera) kickstart the production of new collagen via thermal heating. By heating the deeper layers of skin, they create a tiny ‘trauma’ that strengthens the skin’s elastic fibers. Ulthera is often used alongside other treatments – including fillers and other injectables – to give the complexion a younger, firmer appearance.
CoolSculpting, also known as ‘fat freezing’, is a non-invasive means of freezing fat away, with results reportedly similar to those of a liposuction treatment. During the treatment, the therapist applies several probes to target areas of the body (these include everything from ‘love handles’ right through to upper thighs, arms, the back, and even unwanted fat beneath the chin). Fat is essentially ‘frozen’ and eliminated over a matter of weeks through the urine.
Med spas are thriving in current times, owing to the vast array of treatments they offer clients after non-surgical solutions to issues such as excess fat, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Popular treatments at these establishments range from fat freezing to hair removal treatments. Many of the latter are quick, lunch time treatments that require no downtime, yet are highly effective at achieving targets.