Medical Spa Columns

Think Thick

Hair loss of any kind is a serious, life altering disorder. Those suffering from hair loss are vulnerable, and that’s why it’s a big responsibility for medical spas, dermatologists, and more to provide helpful resources and effective treatment options. We talked to Chaz Hatfield, president of NutraStim, which manufactures a new Laser Hair Comb to stimulate hair growth in men and women. He shared his insights on the latest treatment options for hair loss and what’s next for this expanding...

The Dos and Don’ts of Nip Tuck Tourism

Many clients are thinking of going off the grid to get a little work done. They’re tapping into a growing trend. These days more and more people are seeking great doctors in locations beyond New York and Beverly Hills. But that doesn’t mean jetting off to an obscure operating room in South America; there are plenty of serene cities stateside for those who don’t want the crowds and fast pace of a big city. Board certified plastic surgeon and best...

Social Impact of Facial Rejuvenation

Improving facial expressions through natural-looking surgical rejuvenation greatly improves social acceptance, according to "The Emoticon Effect," an original study from board-certified plastic surgeon Christian Drehsen, M.D., medical director of Clinique of Plastic Surgery (St. Petersburg, FL), that explores the link between facial expression vectors and social response. Drehsen uses the emoticon, a combination of the word emotion and icon, as a guide for facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers, and letters. Emojis have largely replaced the use of rough emoticons,...

Why Millennials Choose Botox

Botox procedures increase for millennials
New York City facial plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D., explains the rise of Botox injectables in younger 20 year old clients.

6 Surprising Signs of Aging

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Miami Beach longevity expert Michael Hall, M.D., shares the signs of aging from head to toe that give away a woman’s true age, and how medical spas can keep them hidden to age gracefully.

Stem Cells In Topical Skincare: Hope Or Hoax?

Stem cell treatments promise a youthful resurgence leaving skin looking and feeling healthier. In the midst of extreme solutions for anti-aging, stem cells have become all the rage because of their super age-defying powers. Multicellular organisms—like animals, humans, and plants—contain stem cells, but plant stem cells are most commonly used in skincare. These are undifferentiated cells located in the meristems of plants, where growth takes place. To learn more about the latest skincare uses, we checked out what stem cell...

Care for Cankles

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Ankles are all the rage as stars and starlets don sky-high heels for the red carpet season. However, unlike other trouble spots there is no actual machine, exercise, or sculpting secret at the gym to tone this area and create shapely, slim ankles worth of stepping out in strappy shoes or a thigh high slit. Jamie Sherill, owner of Beauty Park Medical Spa (Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi) and founder of Nurse Jamie skincare a created a new disappearing act...

Hot Trends in Cosmetic Dermatology

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According to results from American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) surveys, there has been a 53 percent increase in body-contouring procedures from 2012 through 2015. The last year was incredible for cosmetic dermatology as minimally invasive techniques and technology transformed the way men and women improve their appearance. “There has been a dramatic increase in the number of cosmetic treatments available to patients,” says Charles Crutchfield, III, M.D., of Crutchfield Dermatology (Eagan, MN). “Technology has advanced where patients can receive...

The Big Picture

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Today’s imaging technology can enhance your medical spa’s offerings and appeal to snap-happy clients interested in seeing real results.

Laying the Groundwork

Learn why it’s important to consult with a healthcare attorney when opening a medical spa.