What is a Medical Spa? 4 Things to Expect

What is a Medical Spa? 4 Things to Expect

While spas often represent self-care, rest and relaxation, there’s another benefit they provide that isn’t quite as well-known — their ability to provide quality aesthetic medical care.

At a medical spa like Skin Pharm, you can receive high-quality care and results that leave you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself.

What to expect at a medical spa

Med spas focus on proven effective anti-aging treatments like Botoxinjections, BBLphotofacials and dermalfillers (like Juvederm and Restylane). These treatments can only be performed by people who are licensed appropriately, like the advanced practice providers at Skin Pharm.

We know walking into any new environment can be intimidating — but we want you to feel as comfortable as possible whenever you visit one of our clinics! Here’s a general idea of what you can expect from your Skin Pharm visit. 

1. Top quality advice

Skin care advice is everywhere, whether you’re perusing the cleansers in your local grocery store or posting a question about moisturizers on social media. However, that doesn’t mean the advice you get is going to be appropriate or catered to what your unique skin needs to thrive. 

At our skin care clinics, you can count on quality advice from passionate, experienced and specially-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We take the time to get to know you and your skin so we can create a custom treatment plan and provide the best recommendations possible. 

Your skin is worth the investment, and seeking customized skin care advice can help you spend your money wisely. Our providers have the expertise to recommend the right products and treatments for you, so you can invest in and care for your skin with confidence.

2. Access to higher quality skin care products

In addition to helping you find the right routine for your skin's needs, our med spas are stocked with our proprietary medical-grade skin care products. Whether you walk into one of our clinics knowing precisely what you’re looking for or need help updating your routine, we know you'll find something in our clinical skin care line you can't live without.

We developed our product line to address the real concerns of patients we treat daily — including cleansers, serums, moisturizers, masks and exfoliants. When you can find the best ingredients for your skin’s specific needs and goals, you support your skin in the ways it needs without wasting your money on skin care products that won’t actually help. 

3. More effective skin care treatments

For many people, the most significant benefit of medical spas is that they offer top-tier cosmetic treatments that can make a real difference in your appearance. While over-the-counter and even prescription skin care products are essential to your skin health routine, incorporating provider-performed cosmetic treatments can help you achieve better, more comprehensive results.

While every med spa is slightly different, most (including Skin Pharm clinics) offer a similar menu of cosmetic treatments.

These typically include: 

If you’re unsure which cosmetic treatment to choose to help you reach your skin care goals, book a skin consult with one of our providers. We’ll develop a skin care plan catered to your unique skin’s needs. 

4. The ease of online appointment booking

Our treatments require appointments, but we understand the discomfort that can come from calling a new establishment. You'll need to make an appointment to guarantee one-on-one time with one of our providers, but we've made it easy for you to schedule online! 

Skin Pharm allows you to book online or over the phone, making it far easier and more convenient to schedule exactly what you need without nearly as much pressure. When booking online, you'll be able to conveniently see the cost of each treatment, too. 

What makes Skin Pharm different?

At our clinics, we prioritize understanding your unique skin needs on a holistic level. This way, we can create a skin care plan that is personal, approachable and sustainable. And with a Skin Pharm provider on your side, you know who to call if you experience side effects or have questions.

We truly appreciate the beauty of your skin, and we have no intention of altering it. Our focus is on recommending treatments that enhance your natural features. Whether you prefer a comprehensive five-step routine or a simpler approach, we want your skin care routine to feel enjoyable, not overwhelming. 

That's why our medical-grade products are specifically formulated to address multiple skin concerns simultaneously. By understanding the needs of our patients and utilizing the most effective ingredients, we have created everyday essentials that won't clutter your vanity. 

All of our products are free from parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, gluten, cruelty and dyes. Not only will they feel nourishing on your skin, but you can also feel confident about using them.

Visit Skin Pharm

Although Skin Pharm started with our flagship store in Nashville, we have since opened more clinics throughout the country. Each of our spaces is custom designed to reflect the unique character of each city, but our passion for skin care and desire to share that knowledge with you remains the same across locations.


Located on Bee Caves Road, our Austin skin care clinic has everything you need to walk away feeling fresh.


If you’re looking for med spa services in Atlanta, visit Skin Pharm in Buckhead Village. Stop by to restock on your skin care staples or round out a day of shopping with some TLC for your skin.


We’re bringing the Skin Pharm experience to even more of our Georgia community at our medical spa in Alpharetta. Near the Avalon, you can make a whole day of your skin care treatments. 


Whether you’re a busy professional who needs a glow on the go or just a gal looking for a touch-up, our medical spa in Charlotte is here for you. Located between Montford and Madison Park, our Charlotte spa offers a full lineup of treatments to choose from.


Put your best face forward with a visit to our med spa in Dallas. Our Dallas spa is located right next to West Village, so head over and treat yourself to some self-care home goods.


Our Franklin medical spa is here to help all of our Franklin clients. From treatments designed to deeply rejuvenate your skin to products you can use day in and day out, we have it all. And if you’re a mountain biker on top of being a skin care lover, check out the Franklin Mountain Bike Trail right up the road from the spa. 


If your summer plans have you looking for a quick skin care boost, look no further than our medical spa in Houston. Located near River Oaks and equipped with everything you need to revitalize your skin, our skin care providers can have you vacation-ready in no time. 


Finally, we have Nashville — the place where it all started. Experience the origins of Skin Pharm at our Nashville medical spa and enjoy the youthful glow you’ll get afterward. Located between Hillsboro West End and Belmont-Hillsboro, this spa has all the treatments you need (and more).


Better, brighter skin is here, Southlake! Tucked right by Southlake Town Square, our Southlake skin care clinic is your one-stop shop for all things healthy, glowing skin.

The bottom line…

What is a medical spa? Medical spas are staffed by licensed skin care providers with the training and experience necessary to care for your skin with the specificity it deserves. 

If you’re ready to step up your skin care game, book a skin consult with one of our providers — we’re here to point you in the right direction and help you reveal your most beautiful-looking skin yet.

Peer review

This article was medically reviewed by Chelsie Rogers, PA-C, a board-certified physician assistant with 6 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology.


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