Demand for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures has grown significantly in the past 20 years, and so has the number of medical spas in the United States.
But just as you would if you were seeking a surgical cosmetic procedure, you should carefully research a medical spa before booking an appointment. Deals on coupon apps can save you money, but be sure you’re not sacrificing quality of care or cosmetic results.
Day spas (and some “med” spas) employ estheticians, who have a great knowledge of skincare – but no medical training. At Premier Skin Clinic, safety is paramount, which is why our treatments are only performed by registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Our providers have completed several years, rather than months, of schooling.
In the rapidly growing medical spa industry, doing research up front will save you money, disappointment, and possibly even your health.
Here are some things to consider when evaluating a medical spa:
Qualifications – Always ask what types of training and certification your medical spa providers have. Medical spa staff must be medically trained, licensed, and certified to provide most procedures.
Premier Skin Clinic’s provider roster includes registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Registered nurses must complete a full academic program at a college or university, and then spend three years in nursing school.
Nurse practitioners also must complete a full academic program at a college or university, complete an RN (registered nurse program), and obtain a Master of Science in Nursing degree, for up to 12 years of schooling. Estheticians, on the other hand, complete a 4-6 month program specializing in skincare.
Experience – Just as you may be wary of having your hair cut by a new stylist, so should you be careful about having non-invasive cosmetic procedures done by someone with little experience. Good research involves asking questions like, “How many times have you performed this procedure?” and “What training did you receive to use this piece of equipment?”
Our Fort Collins Premier Skin Clinic office has been open since 2015, but owners Timo and Julie Quickert have over 30 years of medical experience. Our registered nurses and nurse practitioners have not only completed 7+ years of medical education, but have a decade or more of professional experience.
Reviews and results – Go beyond the star rating and read reviews to see what previous customers have to say. Detailed reviews are often most helpful. At your medical spa treatment consultation, ask to see “before” and “after” photos of actual treatments performed at that location.
Facility supervision – Medical spas must be supervised by a medical doctor, or MD. Ask about your spa supervisor’s years of medical experience, how long they have been working at the practice, and how involved they are in the facility.
Premier Skin Clinic’s MD, Timo Quickert, is the owner of our facility along with his wife, nurse practitioner Julie. Timo and Julie opened the first Premier Vein and Pain Center in Johnstown, CO in 2014, and Fort Collins’ Premier Skin Clinic in 2015. As Medical Director, Dr. Quickert continuously expands his knowledge and expertise in laser and aesthetics to bring the latest technologies to clients of Premier Skin Clinic. Julie has extensive training in medical aesthetics and performs many of the procedures offered at Premier Skin Clinic.
For safe, high-quality nonsurgical procedures in northern Colorado, call Premier Skin Clinic at 970-221-1285 to schedule your next appointment. Or,
book online for an in-person or virtual consultation.