Medical Spa

Dr. G's Weightloss

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Harrisburg, PA

If you love a good spa day, you may want to consider scheduling your next visit to a medical spa rather than a typical day spa. You get all of the usual facials, body wraps, and massages, but medical spas are overseen by a physician and can offer additional treatments that allow you to leave glowing and feeling refreshed. Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers a medical spa with many treatment options for your skin. If you want a relaxing day of medically sound refreshment, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Medical Spa Q & A

Dr. G's Weightloss

What’s the Difference Between a Typical Day Spa and a Medical Spa?

A typical day spa is restricted in the treatments that they can offer since they don’t have medical supervision, but a medical spa has physicians on-site to administer or oversee treatments that need to be performed by a licensed professional.

At medical spas, doctors are also able to give you medical advice that couldn’t be offered at your typical day spa. While medical spas can be just as relaxing as day spas, they’re more results-driven. In fact, you may decide to schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the outcome of one or more of your treatments.

What Treatments Do Medical Spas Offer?

Typical day spas offer facials, body wraps, and massages. Medical spas provide these luxurious treatments, too, so you won’t miss out on any of your favorites by visiting a medical spa instead of your usual location. In addition, medical spas offer other dermatological treatments that impact the living tissue of your body, such as:

  • Facial fillers and injections
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser treatments
  • Face-lifts
  • Dermal fillers
  • Body contouring


Medical spas can offer these and other treatments that are administered by licensed dermatologists. Consult with your physician to determine which of these is best for your skin care goals.

Do Doctors Perform the Procedures at a Medical Spa?

While all of the invasive procedures offered in a medical spa need to be overseen by a physician, not all of them need to be performed by one. You should consult with your physician before committing to any of the medical treatments, but nurse practitioners and physician assistants may be the ones who perform the procedure.

For typical spa treatments like facials, aestheticians usually perform the service since they’re not legally considered medical procedures.

If you’re interested in scheduling a day at Dr. G’s medical spa in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, call or schedule an appointment online to consult with a physician at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness before your spa day. Your provider can help you determine which areas to target and what procedure is best for your skin.