Medical Spa vs Day Spa – What you need to know

While during normal times, work and family take up most of your day, leaving you stressed and bothered, it is now during Covid-19 that we find ourselves faced with new challenges. While your boss might be a computer screen away, your kids and husband will be lurking in the room next door, pouncing on you at times that are often not opportune… raising your stress levels even more because you cannot escape.

Luckily, living in Nairobi, Kenya, you will be able to come to our MediSpa in Riverside Drive – we are open during Covid-19, fully equipped and protected. Having a Doctor on board and being associated with Vitality Fountain Clinic, we have always adhered to the highest levels of hygiene and sanitation.

And while you don’t want to mingle too much to protect yourself, there is nothing better than taking some time for yourself by going to the spa for a little relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether your skin needs some attention, you need a deep tissue massage or you are looking for a specific type of treatment, it’s important to keep in mind that not all spas are the same.

While you will find many Spas that offer pampering, MediSpas are a bit different than a typical day spa in that they offer non-surgical medical and cosmetic treatments.

What services does a medical spa offer?

A medical spa provides non-surgical medical and cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate damaged or unhealthy skin in a calm and serene setting of a Spa, but under the care and direction of a trained physician, plastic surgeon or aesthetic doctor. The Source Medispa in Riverside is the only medical spa in East Africa with a world-class cosmetic surgeon in-house. Treatments offered are done so under his guidance.

Using cutting-edge cosmetic technology and therapies for a variety of skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, sun damage, skin ageing and dermatological conditions, Medi Spas are more for real rejuvenation and treatment of actual medical skin conditions and have longer-lasting effects and results.

The need for having a medical professional on-site is important because in the medical spa we administer therapies that are more invasive and more intense and can have side effects like skin reddening, swelling or you might need special instructions afterwards. Clients might also have some downtime since we use high-grade products with medical effects, and we want to be able to monitor the recovery of all our clients effectively.

What services does a day spa offer?

A day spa provides services like superficial facials, massages, waxing, pedicures and manicures, mud baths etc. These are more for relaxation and pampering, invoking feelings of calm and well-being. You will feel invigorated and happy to have given your body a much-needed wellness-package. All services are administered by our well-trained and licensed estheticians, and there are generally no side effects from treatments.

The Source MediSpa offers a combination of Medi and Day Spa:

  • Facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment with Botox and Fillers
  • Dermatological combinations therapies for hyperpigmentation, acne, vascular conditions like birthmarks and blood vessels, sun damage or ageing skin using cosmeceuticals, laser therapy, chemical peels, micro needling and others to have a lasting effect
  • Body contouring with radiofrequency to tighten the skin, treat stretch marks and rejuvenate the skin
  • Intravenous Vitamin drips to replenish your depleted stores of Vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which will help to invigorate your body and mind
  • Facials, superficial chemical peels, and microdermabrasion
  • Hydrafacial MD for a water vortex cleansing of your skin and pores
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Vampire facials
  • Medical pedicures and customized foot treatments
  • Manicures
    Waxing (hair removal, epilation) and threading
  • Laser treatments like permanent hair removal, tattoo removal, vascular laser, acne treatment, scar removal, Fraxel laser, vascular laser
  • Varicose and spider vein treatment
  • Stretch mark therapy
  • Reflexology and massages ranging from aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Hot stone to deep tissue massage
  • Permanent makeup and microblading / eyebrow shaping
  • Sports physiotherapy, TENS, Ultrasound and lymph drainage

If you feel like you need to get out to get a pampering package or need to attend to your skin, body, nails or feet, give us a call on 0701 144 000 or 0710 433 615 or email us at [email protected]. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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