With men and women alike looking for the different treatments and procedures to improve their skin and appearance, they will find medical spas and day spas offering a variety of services. Some facilities will even offer services from both categories, but some people are confused as to what the difference is between a medical spa and day spa is. We at The Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss the basic differences for clarity.

Medical Spa VS Day Spa

In a nutshell, a medical spa is a little bit more invasive in the procedures that are offered and are supervised by a medical professional frequently a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. The day spas are not invasive treatments and are ideally used to not only improve skin, but reduce stress, relieve pain and boost self-esteem.

Medical Spa Definition & Treatments

Medical spas are where medical specialists perform a number of treatments with a team of trained licensed and certified members. Not all treatments require a physician and the ones that do are guaranteed to have one performing the procedure. The goal of the medical spa is to deliver long term solutions for people who have medical problems associated with muscle issues, unwanted hair, cellulite, fat, unwanted capillaries (varicose veins), acne, pigment problems, as well as wrinkles or fine lines as the result of sun damage or aging process. With advanced medical technology, a medical spa can conduct such procedures to improve flaws.

Medical Spa Services Menu

With the help of highly trained medical professionals, medical spas offer many of the below services that are offered at The Skin and Body Refinery for example:
– Chemical Peels
– Dermaplaning
– Micro-Needling
– Platelet Rich Plasma
– Pixel Resurfacing Treatment
– Botox and Dermal Fillers
– And More

What is a Day Spa Consist of?

Day spas are not medical spas; they are designed for a luxurious experience of pampering and relaxation. The day spa is where women and even men will gather in an ambient place of elegance to loosen up and feel at ease. People will frequently boast about spending the day at the spa so they can literally spend hours indulging in services that target everywhere from their head to their toes. Apart from a message therapist, a day spa does not typically require medically licensed personnel in the field to perform any of the services. Day spays will offer services that offer temporary solutions for stress, aches, muscle tightness, and so on; so their guests leave feeling rejuvenated and revitalized.

Day Spa Services Menu

Day spa services often include that are among the services of The Skin Body and Refinery includes:
– Facials
– Microdermabrasion Facial
– Massage Therapy
– Nail Services
– Body Scrubs
– Waxing
– Body Sugaring
– Eyelash Extensions
– And more

Medical & Day Spa Services in Waco, Texas

Both day spas and medical spas have their advantages. With The Skin and Body Refinery, we have fully trained, certified, and licensed medical professionals that are readily available to offer provide medical spa services and trained experts to offer day spa services at one convenient location so no matter what you are looking for, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us today!

For Skin

  • HydraFacial
  • Microdermabrastion
  • Lasers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microneedling
  • Focused RF
  • Juvashape
  • Photofacial

For Fat

  • Emsculpt Neo
  • Juvashape Ultra
  • Mesotherapy
  • Kybella
  • HCG Diet
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Cellulite Reduction


  • PRP with MicroNeedling
  • Aquagold
  • Exosomes
  • Stem Cells
  • Blue Light Therapy
  • Neurotoxins
  • Dermal Fillers


  • Hormone Treatments
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Nutritional Optimization
  • Massage Therapy

Contact us

Skin & Body Refinery Medical Spa
2210 Austin Avenue Waco, TX 76701
(254) 235-0605

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