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Medical Spas Thriving in Tough Economy

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on June 23, 2009

Dr_Luciano_BoemiIn spite of reduced consumer spending during times of economic instability, some businesses are managing to stay afloat.

Medical spas are among the thriving businesses during this economy, attracting many people who would have otherwise turned to pricey cosmetic procedures at the plastic or cosmetic surgery center to improve their looks.

One of the key reasons why medical spas are surviving in these tough economic times is because they provide several affordably priced alternatives to facelifts, liposuction and other facial and body enhancement procedures.

Medical spas specialize in temporary and non-invasive treatments such as VelaShape body contouring, Fraxel facial rejuvenation, and ‘no-Botox’ facial treatments that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Even Botox and other injectables may be available at the medical spa, which means those who can’t afford facelift surgery can still improve their looks.

According to a recent article in the Marco Island Sun Times, Liz Havens’ Skin Renewal Systems on Marco Island recently underwent a large-scale expansion just to keep up with the demand for its anti-aging and body contouring procedures.

The medical spa is the only place where visitors can see a plastic surgeon, acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, massage therapist and medical aesthetician in one place, and the spa uses a number of advanced technological devices to achieve long-lasting results.

Medical spas in other areas of the country are also noticing an influx of customers as more people turn to Botox, surgery-free cellulite treatments, and mesotherapy to improve their looks.

Botox and other facial fillers can be administered to mimic the effects of facelift surgery by filling out wrinkles and tightening the skin. Surgery-free cellulite treatments such as VelaSmooth help to tighten and tone the skin, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Mesotherapy injections may be a valuable alternative to liposuction. All of these procedures cost a fraction of the price of conventional surgery, and also boast less downtime than the average procedure.

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