BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People have sought the healing powers of spas for thousands of years. Ancient thermal spas were established on the curative powers of local mineral waters. The recent emergence of medical spas has taken a rejuvenative "day at the spa" to a whole new level.
Though spas have been prevalent in the U.S. since the 1850s, the first true medical spas (called "medspas" for short) appeared in the late 1980s. A medspa combines a standard spa with a doctor's office, mixing traditional day spa offerings with non-surgical beauty procedures. On-site medical supervision allows medspas to offer profoundly more robust treatments than a normal spa.
Paralleling the rise of medspas, non-surgical aesthetic medicine and skin care have taken tremendous technological leaps forward in the past few decades. Sophisticated lasers have been developed to help patients with acne problems, sun-damaged skin, brown spots, unwanted hair, facial wrinkles, and more. These specially tuned lasers have made treatments much less painful and the results more predictable. Injectables—dermal fillers like Juvederm® or neurotoxins like BOTOX®—have also revolutionized the treatment of facial aging.
By taking advantage of these medspa technologies, men and women alike can noticeably improve their appearance while relaxing in a stress-reducing environment. Accomplishing both in the same facility is a boon for busy consumers who want glowing skin and a serene appearance, but have little free time.
The convenient bundling of rejuvenation services has caused the popularity of medspas to skyrocket. More than 2,500 now operate in the U.S. alone. But before choosing a medspa, consumers should check to see that the facility maintains high standards, that it is supervised by a board certified physician, and that staff administering treatments have proper training in those procedures.
For those seeking a medical spa in Baltimore, The Medspa at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland offers a wide range of services delivered by licensed aestheticians, registered nurses, and board certified plastic surgeons. A visit to the Medspa's Baltimore-area facility begins with a consultation and a complimentary skin analysis. Available treatments include:
- BOTOX® and Dysport® injections
- Wrinkle fillers including Radiesse®, Juvederm®, and Restylane®
- Laser hair removal and tattoo removal
- Laser skin resurfacing and facials
- CoolSculpting treatments
- Cellulite treatments
- Advanced chemical peels
- Skincare and makeup consulting
The beauty of medical spas is that regardless what a patient's treatment plan entails, whether it involves a facial peel or hair removal, everything occurs under the same roof. As demand for medspa services continues—and trends are pointing up—expect even more innovation.
About The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland: CSCMD is a nationally recognized cosmetic surgery practice located in the Baltimore area. Their offices, the Bellona Surgery Center, and The Medspa are at 8322 Bellona Avenue, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204. They can be reached at 410-296-0414 or at http://www.cscmd.com. To find out more about The Medspa, visit http://www.cscmd.com/medspa/.
Media Contact: Lauren Weinberg, Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland, 410-296-0414, http://www.cscmd.com
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SOURCE The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland