The Medical Spa Industry Needs Data | Take AmSpa's Statistical Survey

By: Aly Boeckh

The Medical spa space is growing fast, but unlike other booming industries medical spas lack solid data to power our business decisions. AmSpa has launched the 2017 Medical Spa State of the Industry Report, administered by MarketData Enterprises and sponsored by Modern Aesthetics® magazine, to gather the most up-to-date and accurate snapshot of the industry, and allow YOU to make better business decisions for your aesthetics practice.

Become part of the medical spa data revolution!

Shady at Best, Dangerous to Patients at Worst | Parallel Importation

By: Alex Thiersch

As you no doubt are well aware, botulinum toxin treatments—primarily Botox, but also including competitors such as Dysport and Xeomin—are among the most popular procedures in the medical aesthetic industry. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 4.25 million of these treatments were administered in the United States in 2015, for a total expenditure of more than $1.35 billion—the most of any cosmetic procedure, surgical or otherwise. At an average of $317 per treatment, botulinum toxin is affordable for patients, yet still quite profitable for practices. But some want more, and they are beginning to put themselves in danger in the pursuit of larger profits.

Regulators Who? | The Rise in Medical Spa Regulation

By: Alex Thiersch

In recent years, the medical aesthetics industry has experienced explosive growth. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), consumers spent more than $13.87 billion on aesthetic procedures in 2015—an all-time high. 😳

These numbers are certainly good news for you; however, such robust growth and visible success has caused regulators on both the state and federal levels to begin taking a closer look at the industry. What these regulators are finding are areas in which legalities are poorly defined, enforcement is lax, and punishment is viewed as insufficient. State regulatory agencies have traditionally been underfunded and undermanned, but they are beginning to take action to rectify these perceived oversights. 

This increased scrutiny could potentially be very bad news for owners and operators of your medical aesthetics practice, if you are non-compliant. Laws are changing, enforcement is increasing, and punishments are becoming more severe. Take the time to review this guide to learn about the areas in which regulators are beginning to crack down and correct any shortcomings your practice may have as soon as possible!

Make Legal Compliance Your New Year's Resolution!

By: Alyson Boeckh

Don't miss your chance to start the New Year on the right side of the law

On January 21st, AmSpa will present a one-day Medical Spa Summit to provide an overview of professional success in the medical spa industry. Exclusive to Skin Inc.’s Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo events, the one-day summit will give YOU the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to own and operate a medical spa or take your business to the next level. Now, you can even earn up to 7 Illinois Aesthetic CEs!

Register Now!

Skin Inc.’s Face and Body Medical Spa Summit will be offered exclusively during Skin Inc.’s Face & Body Advanced Education Conference Program the Saturday prior to each Face & Body expo in Rosemont, IL, San Jose, CA, and Atlanta, GA.

Admission to the summit is $345. You will also receive admission to the Face & Body expo hall, featuring exhibitors and representatives from all sectors of the spa, skin care and wellness industry.

Click here to see full agenda! 

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