A relatively new trend in the spa industry, a medical spa (or “medspa”) is the fusion of a medical office and day spa – a perfect balance between clinical treatment and luxurious pampering.
As defined by the International SPA Association, a medical spa is an institution whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment that integrates spa services as well as conventional and complimentary therapies and treatments.
When visiting a medspa, guests can be pampered with traditional spa services – such as facials, peels and microdermabrasion, but also have the option of getting medical services like Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, and medical-grade skin therapies.
Urban Effects Medspa is operated under the full-time supervision of board-certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Susan Cross and managed by Janet Calhoun.
Take one step inside, and you’ll immediately notice the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Their attention to detail is apparent – from their office décor to the way in which they design their treatments. A soothing, comforting ambiance helps to put their guests at ease to pursue knowledge and reach decisions concerning what some consider to be uncomfortable or elective medical procedures.
Urban Effects Medspa takes a comprehensive approach to caring for their guests before, during and after these treatments take place. Integrating her skill and experience in dermatology, endocrinology and facial plastic surgery, Susan designs optimal treatment plans to address her patients’ skin health and weight loss objectives.
A Medspa is also able to use prescription and clinical-grade products; therefore, the spa services show greater results. All product and treatment recommendations result from a skin analysis, medical health history and a personal consultation.
Susan and Janet actively participate in continuing education programs to further their product knowledge and to learn more about less invasive treatment therapies. “If you walk away with one pearl,” Susan says, “it’s one more than you had yesterday.”
Urban Effects Medspa