Dangers of DIY Medical Spa Treatments



At-home cosmetic skin treatments have the power to cause long-term damage, including second-degree burns, scarring, and in some cases bleeding. Not only is this is dangerous for the skin, but a majority of these treatments are performed on the face – making at-home procedures more risky.

Many medical spa treatments use prescription-strength products, which contain active ingredients in making the chemical peel or laser hair removal procedure work. Purchasing a DIY treatment without a prescription is not recommended, as a prescription is needed for a reason. It’s possible for the wrong chemicals to be used or for the treatments to interact with other medications, causing allergic reactions and worse.

Medical spa treatments are performed using state-of-the-art technology and the most effective procedures. Licensed professionals know how to maneuver the many devices and are able to pick up on the warning signs before serious damage occurs. DIY medical spa treatments are not as advanced, with some DIY treatments producing little-to-no results and others producing harsh results.

The list of reasons to not perform DIY medical spa treatments is endless. It’s important to seek the medical advice of a licensed esthetician or surgeon before performing treatments on yourself or others.

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