The impact of the emergence of Medical Spas

The cosmetic industry has been on a meteoric rise in the past few years. This has come after ages of stigmatization and ridicule at the industry as it has been associated with promoting shallowness. Cosmetic procedures are typically associated with movie stars and celebrities who need to maintain certain appearances. New and specialized facilities known as medical spas have emerged, focusing on personalized cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dana Brownell Westport is a renowned expert with vast experience and knowledge of cosmetic procedures. Some of the usual techniques she does are discussed further in detail below.

What are medical spas?

Medical spas are specialized facilities that combine the services offered by a day spa with medical procedures typically performed in a physician’s office.

These treatments are mainly focused on anti-aging effects through nonsurgical means. Some of the most typical cosmetic treatments and services offered include:

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This method utilizes short, pulsating light beams to treat uneven skin tones, wrinkles, scars, and age spots. The outer skin layer is removed while heating deeper layers to trigger collagen production. This encourages the formation of newer skin that is firmer and smoother.

An ablative laser aims to correct scars or deep wrinkles, while a non-ablative laser treats early aging signs.

Chemical Peels

This technique deals with acne scars, wrinkles, age spots, rough skin, and freckles.

The procedure entails the application of a chemical solution that removes damaged skin. The severity of your problem will determine the type of chemical peel used, ranging from mild to deep. Deep chemical peels have longer recovery times, although their results are more dramatic and last for ten years.


This surgical procedure treats wrinkles and scars and is performed at your physician’s office.

A local anesthetic is administered to numb your skin as a device like a wire brush is used by your doctor to scrape away the top layer of the skin. Your skin problems’ severity determines how deep the procedure is. This procedure can only be done by a trained dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Dermal Fillers

This is an operation done through the injection of fillers into your skin. The filler aims at plumping up your cheeks or lips. They can also soften deep folds, creases, and wrinkles. Your fat can be used as a filler, thus necessitating liposuction prior. These results are usually immediate.


This is a toned-down version of dermabrasion that involves the removal of imperfections on the outer skin layers such as enlarged pores, age spots, minor facial scars or lines, acne, and discolored skin. Stretch marks’ appearance may also be diminished. Your doctor uses a hand-held device to apply tiny crystals that sand your skin.

Laser Hair Removal

This operation is typically safe for any part of your body, including your face. Light skin with dark hair is most suitable since darker hair absorbs more laser light. Your skin and hair type will determine the number of treatments you need.

Cosmetic procedures do not have to be done for beauty purposes but can also be used to deal with various skin problems. Their results have been proven effective. Check us out online or visit our offices in Westport, CT, for any cosmetic inquiries.