Everywhere you look, you see establishments that are calling themselves a “Medical Spa”. The definition of a medical spa is a facility that operates under the full-time, on site supervision of a
licensed Physician. A Medical Spa operates within the scope of practice of its staff providing traditional, complementary and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting. Practitioners working within a medical spa are governed by their appropriate licensing boards to define and regulate the practitioner’s scope of practice. In addition to the practitioner’s regulating licensing board the medical spa itself is governed by the City and the State Department of Health.
So having said that, why are so many nail salons, tanning salons, hair salons, and day spas calling themselves Medical Spa? In this very competitive environment of beauty, trying to be different in an effort to stand out or by attempting to offer procedures at perhaps a discounted price has led to the unfortunate rise of establishments providing services out of their field and out of their scope of expertise. A nail salon that simply offers the service of micro-dermabrasion performed by non-medical personnel should not be allowed to label their establishment as a Medical (Medi) Spa. Medical services should only be performed by a qualified physician or nurse practitioner with extensive experience at a medical facility that is abiding to all rules and regulations under both the City of which the business is operating and the State Department of Health.
At Bellissimo Medical Spa & Salon, we are the only true
Medical Spa in Weston. Unlike other facilities, where a “supervising medical director” named on the establishment is never present, at Bellissimo Medical Spa & Salon there is always a Physician and Nurse Practitioner on premises that specializes in anti-aging and cosmetic medicine. Dr. Nerette performs all consultations complimentary
with the aid of his Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Muniz. Procedures performed include dermal fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Evolence), Botox, Laser Hair Removal, Mesotherapy and the new Lipolaser Treatment that is safe, painless, and completely non-invasive for spot fat reduction and aesthetic body contouring. In this competitive market of beauty it is imperative to do your homework and not
put yourself at any unnecessary risk. The importance of having an on-site physician trained in anti-aging and cosmetic medicine is priceless. There are a lot of facilities providing cosmetic services such as the dermal fillers, botox, laser hair removal etc. performed legally by nurses or physician assistant’s that are “supervised” in name only by a physician that is never present in the practice. In addition the supervising physician may not even have any expertise in cosmetic medicine. So should a complication arise in this scenario who will handle the problem?
When choosing a Medicial Spa & Salon, look for an establishment that is 2nd to none, choose Bellissimo Medical Spa & Salon. A true licensed
medical spa and salon with highly trained and qualified staff including our on site Physician and Nurse Practitioner that have not only
your beauty but more importantly your safety at mind.