What to Expect at your First MedSpa Appointment

Updated: Mar 20

You’ve heard social media influencers talk about it, you’ve seen celebrities in them. MedSpa facilities are the latest favorite go-to spots for non-invasive cosmetic procedures. However, make no mistake, you can also undergo top quality beauty treatments in a relaxing spa environment.. Anyone can set up an appointment in a MedSpa!

But before you do, you should at least have a clear idea first as to what it is and what you should expect from it.

What is a MedSpa?

Essentially, a MedSpa is an aesthetic medical center, but has the ambiance of a day spa. It is run by a licensed medical physician (like Dr. Mendelsohn!), but without the feel of a sterile, medical environment. Instead, you will feel pampered in a luxurious setting, where you can get the best in skin care treatments and technology. At New South Family Medicine, we have created a safe, relaxing environment for your skin care needs while also following strict OSHA guidelines for our Direct Primary Care practice. Physician, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Estheticians and Laser Technicians are providers that should be performing elective procedures at your medical spa.

Among the services you can get from a MedSpa facility include relaxing and medical-grade facials, chemical peels, Botox/Dysport injections, filler injections like Juvederm and Restylane, laser skin resurfacing, and microneedling. You can also receive hydrafacial services, as well as purchase eltaMD and ZO SKIN HEALTH skin care products.

What to Expect

If you’re visiting a MedSpa for the first time, you have to realize that it’s not like your typical salon where you can just show up and pick a service. The first thing you will do is to sit in on a consultation with the attending provider for a Meet and Greet.

Keep in mind a licensed physician is in charge of this medical practice. The initial consultation with your provider is for them to understand what you want to achieve with your visit, and how they can best help you achieve it. You will have a thorough discussion of what the procedure will entail, such as how long it will take, what products will be used, and what you need to do pre and post-care.

Depending on what procedure you end up getting, you can set up the appointment for the same day or at a later date. If there are multiple procedures to be done, it may require several sessions and visits. All possible options can be discussed during your initial consultation, so think about your needs and ask the right questions.

For the treatment itself, you can rest easy because they are performed by Dr. Mendelsohn, Kelsey Riggs, our Physician Assistant, Shannon Shipe, our Nurse Practitioner, and Jessica Hale, our Licensed Aesthetician--all of whom are duly licensed and certified to carry out these procedures and services. This is also why MedSpa tends to be favored by those who love a good skin treatment. Medical practitioners are in charge and SC regulations are strictly followed in our practice.

Many of the treatments available at a medical spa deliver top-class skin care. This boosts your skin's vitality and targets the effects of aging.


At a medical spa, you have more treatment options thanks to the medical professionals who work there. They can deliver the best treatments with the best equipment in the industry.

If you want to try out a MedSpa service, it’s ideal to read up on the procedure you’re interested in beforehand so that you can also be prepare to ask any questions you might have when you come in for your first consultation.


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