Multiple studies have shown that the interior design of a medical office matters to reducing patient stress and is conducive for a return for additional treatments.

A patient at an aesthetic medical practice does not have the equivalent stress levels of a cancer patient (cosmetic treatments are by-and-large elective decisions), but the aesthetic setting is very important.

Medical spas were the catalyst to the expansion of slick, non-medical feeling aesthetic offices. But rather than slipping into a sense of peace and tranquility, the consumer should remain focused on what really counts.

Some medical spas, for instance, operate without a doctor on the premise or a doctor with deep expertise in delivering cosmetic services. Most of medical spa complications occur when a doctor is not present. Patients should be sure to ask the right questions before undergoing any type of procedure to ensure they are in good hands: who will be providing the medical service, what are their credentials, training and track record, how many days a week does the person perform these procedures?

Cosmetic treatments to avoid at a doctor-free medspa:

  • Laser or injection treatments for spider veins
  • Strong chemical peels
  • Tattoo removal
  • Fraxel for broken blood vessels, redness, or scars