These spas operate under the full-time supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. Medical personnel work alongside spa therapists in an atmosphere that integrates clinical-grade aesthetic enhancement and spa treatments/concepts. Common med spa offerings include BOTOX® injections, photo-facials, and laser hair removal. Most services at these establishments are minimally invasive and require little downtime, though at some spas guests can meet with an on-site surgeon to discuss more aggressive options.
Each region has its own set of regulations dictating who can perform laser and injectable services; some require that a doctor perform them personally, while others allow trained medical staff (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, etc.) to administer them. Med spas may or may not have overnight accommodations.