Medical Spa Columns

Wrinkle Rescue

Age is not the only culprit of wrinkles and neither are genetics. There are factors that come into play caused by one’s lifestyle and beauty habits that can exacerbate the aging process. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most visible signs of skin aging along with discoloration, uneven skin tone, and overall dryness and brittleness. Wrinkles develop because skin loses its natural ability to hold and lock in moisture, making it more prone to damage. Skin cells also produce collagen,...

Devices Doing Good

Syneron Medical, a leader in the esthetic medical device marketplace, has announced the introduction of the Changing Lives Program, a corporate wide initiative that leverages the company’s life-changing technologies with life-changing causes. Launching at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in San Francisco on March 21, Changing Lives empowers all 7,000 AAD registrants to select the recipients of Syneron Candela’s charitable donations. Life-Changing Technology Dedicated To Life-Changing Causes Donating to the charity of your choice is easy. Pick...

Shake It Off

Skin therapists can offer clients expertise and treatment for a range of cosmetic issues as well as more serious concerns including severe acne, rosacea, and shingles. Facials and other solutions create more than just a pretty face. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one million Americans experience shingles each year, and the disease is most common in older adults. A vaccine, which can help prevent shingles, is available to people ages 50 and older, and it...

Trim the Fat

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Medical spas armed with FDA-approved innovations in noninvasive and micro-invasive devices are ready to battle the bulge for clients who want results without the risks of surgery. With what seems like the wave of a magic wand, the new slim science encompassing lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency, and more whittles middles, reduces jiggle, and boosts your bottom line.

Split Decision

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It is not unusual to interact with people who work on commission, as many in the industry earn commissions on sales. Given the prevalence of the practice, you might assume that it is fine for a medical spa to give commissions to, say, a laser technician or nurse who goes above and beyond to drum up business for the establishment. But you would be wrong, and it is important to understand why. The practice of medicine is governed by an...

Top Cosmetic Surgery Trends

Stephen S. Park, AAFPRS, cosmetic surgery trends, facial plastic surgery, Edwin F. Williams, David W. Kim, Edward H. Farrior, Russell Ries, AAFPRS president
Find out why you need to care about the 2015 trends from sought-after facial plastic surgeons.

Manic Acne

Schweiger Dermatology Group, New York dermatologist, acne treatment, men's acne treatment, men's skincare tips, acne solutions
Learn dermatologist approved tips to banish blemishes for men.

Five Simple Steps for Growth

Learn how to expand your medical spa business this year

Beat the Resolution Odds

If you and your clients are some of the millions of Americans who made promises to improve yourself this New Year, there’s bad news: You’re 92 percent likely to fail in sticking to your resolutions, says a recent study from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology . About 45 percent of Americans make resolutions. Ranking at the top is losing weight, and staying fit and healthy ranks fifth. “Of course, those statistics represent the average – you don’t...

Hair Apparent

For some conditions, in-spa treatments aren't enough to remedy the problem. Thinning hair is one of them and many clients can benefit from daily supplements in addition to various services aimed at reviving locks. We talked to Anna Urban, cofounder of Aviva , a haircare company with products aimed at helping people achieve healthy hair, and Marnie Nussbaum, M.D., FAAD, to learn more about hair supplements, how they work, and how they are beneficial for spas. How do supplements work?...