From microdermabrasion to laser hair removal, medispas, have popped up all over the globe to satisfy the aesthetic needs of women (and men) always on the go.
The medispa is a hybrid animal, somewhere between a spa and a clinic. Medispas offer a wide range of non invasive cosmetic surgery procedures such as IPL laser treatment, skin peels or Botox injections. The professionals that conduct these procedures, unlike in actual clinics are highly trained individuals but not medical doctors. A medispa however, can only call itself such if an actual medical doctor presides over the establishment performing both quality control and consultation and procedures.
Medispas have encountered a great success due to the speed of the procedures offered, as well as the safety and their less clinical environment. Today, where Botox or a chemical peel are as common as a mani-pedi session, medispas can be the answer to those last minute quick fixes.
Swide has selected five reputable establishments for those globe-trotting men and women who always need to be in tip top condition.Blue Spa, Los Angeles
The Blue Spa, is a favourite amongst Tinkle Town’s glitterati. It offers a wide range of treatments, from rejuvenating concoctions to lash lengthening potions. Latisse promises lashes so long that a gale force wind alert will have to be issued each time you bat your eyelids.
Visage Medispa, New York
Nowhere like in New York are medispas emblematic of the lifestyle. The city that never sleeps is awash with medispas and clinics for your every cosmetic need. The Visage Medispa, is in a quiet spot, where maximum pampering and discretion are guaranteed. Try the new endemologie cellulite treatment to get those legs ready for the Hamptons.
Linea Nuova, Rome
Medispas don’t offer just non invasive procedures, they also offer lifestyle advice, Linea Nuova, for example also has a range of nutritionists who can advise on ad hoc diets, conduct food allergy tests to help you look after your inside as well as outside.
Urban Retreat at Harrods, London
Harrods is a Mecca for luxury clients worldwide. From state of the art technology, to made to order electric toy car replicas or exclusive beauty products, there is something for everyone at Harrods. The Urban Retreat Medispa offers a wide menu of treatments of the latest scientific non invasive inventions, including a non surgical nose reshaping.
Face Magic Haven, Hong Kong
This medispa is a true haven from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Hong Kong. Face Magic Haven offers dreamy treatments like the Silk Peel Dermal Infusion, which has a truly Asiatic romance to the name.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni