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What Do I Look for in a Reputable Medical Spa?

June 09, 2011 | Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Blog, Other, What's New at AYA

We at AYA Medical Spa understand that it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish who is most qualified to provide skin care treatments with how saturated the market has become with businesses offering the latest trends in skincare products and services.  Therefore, we’ve devised a list of tips to help you gauge a provider’s credentials and the true value of spa services:

Licensed Injector Purchaser – If your prospective medical spa offers wrinkle injectables like Botox®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, or Radiesse® ensure that they are affiliated with a board certified doctor of medicine as only these individuals are legally allowed to purchase injectable products from manufacturers.  AYA Medical Spa is owned and operated by 4 of the board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.  Jim Namnoum, M.D. is AYA’s Medical Director. Additionally, our cosmetic injectors are properly certified, many receiving product-specific continuing education certification.

Good Relationships with a Variety of Brands– They say that variety is the spice of life.  When it comes to professional skin care, having access to a diverse selection of products is a big key to effectively minimizing skin conditions and/or preventing future cosmetic issues.  In fact, AYA’s licensed estheticians often recommend completely custom facial and chemical peel treatments to ensure that the unique needs of each patient are met.

Examples and Answers– Because there are so many cosmetic spa options available to consumers, there are some spas that will over-state the efficacy of certain products or offer deeply discounted services to attract new customers.  We urge you to ask questions of your prospective providers at a skin treatment consultation, such as: why they’re recommending a particular treatment, if they’ve performed the treatment before, and if you may see before and after pictures from past patients who received similar treatments.  If providers can’t grant these requests or answer your questions, we’d urge you to seek treatment from someone who can.

Visit our website if you’re interested in seeing some of the before and after photographs from AYA Medical Spa.  Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on the latest treatment options and product specials available at AYA’s three convenient locations at Phipps Plaza, Northside, and Alpharetta.