The medical spa industry is a relatively new phenomenon. During the past three decades, with technological advances in medical practices, cosmetic procedures have become more widely available. Patients began to seek minimally invasive procedures in more relaxed surroundings, away from a less attractive hospital environment. At the same time, beauty clinics were taking on board new technologies that offered more effective anti-ageing treatments for skin toning and rejuvenation.
The coalescing of the increased demand for cosmetic procedures with the use of hi-tech anti-ageing equipment and the desire for a more relaxed environment for the treatments led to the evolution of the medical spa.
Different models for the medical spa emerged. The term “Medispa” was coined to describe a wide variety of offers: doctor-led practices with nurses employed to perform facial treatments using medical grade peels; beauty clinics using intense pulse light and lasers for skin pigmentation or scar revision; hair salons inviting doctors to attend weekly clinics for Botox injections; dentists getting trained to provide facial aesthetics in their clinics.
This fragmented approach changed in 2007, when EF MEDISPA opened its doors in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, offering the first truly comprehensive one-stop medical spa, a business model that has become the standard for any Medispa operating in an cosmopolitan environment.
EF MEDISPA offers a single destination for aesthetic treatments, complementary therapies, medical aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgery.
The refreshing, luxurious, modern, relaxing setting of EF MEDISPA stood in marked contrast to the staid and drab surroundings of a traditional Harley Street doctor’s surgery.
The comprehensive menu of anti-ageing and rejuvenation treatments pioneered by EF MEDISPA set a new standard for medical spas, and has become the model for high-end medispas throughout the world. A well designed facility, providing a wide variety of aesthetic treatments in a sumptuous setting, is now considered the quintissential requirement for any modern medispa.
EF MEDISPA is acknowledged as the UK’s leading medispa, with a succession of Awards voted by industry peers, clinic clients and mystery shoppers, including Best Aesthetic Clinic Chain (Aesthetic Industry Awards), Best Receptionist (Aesthetic Industry Awards) Best Health & Beauty Facility (London Lifestyle Awards), Best Customer Experience (My Face My Body Awards), Best Medispa (Professional Beauty Awards) and Best Medical Aesthetic Clinic (Professional Beauty Awards).