Medical Spa Columns

Image Quest

Help clients get a clear picture of their skin with the help of imaging technology.

Wintertime Skin Repair

Don’t let clients pack away the sunblock with swimsuits and other summer accessories. Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s according to Adam J. Scheiner, M.D. , an eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeon. “The snow reflects the glare of the sun—and the damaging UV rays,” he says. “People who like skiing and snowboarding in the mountains are getting 4 to 5 percent more UV damage for every 1,000 feet they ascend above sea level.” Those who stay away from...

Post-Procedure Patient Satisfaction

For plastic surgeons who primarily perform elective esthetic procedures, patient comfort after surgery is of vital importance to patient satisfaction, word-of-mouth referrals, and long-term retention, which all effect the success of the medical spa business overall. After a successful surgical outcome, effectively managing pain and minimizing analgesic-related adverse events (AEs) not only impacts timely recovery, but also shapes the patient’s experience with the surgeon and the practice. In fact, a recent Cedars-Sinai study published in the American Academy of Pain...

Living Room Lasers

Parties for storage containers, candles, and jewelry aren’t hard to find; but surprisingly laser hair removal is joining their ranks. There just happens to be a new trend hitting the home party circuit. Now, instead of heading to the spa or medical office for their laser hair removal needs, an increasing number of women are bringing these services to their private homes, along with food and friends. These laser hair removal parties are a fun new inexpensive alternative for clients...

In the Spotlight

In the last few years there have been a significant increase in devices relying on LED technology. Thanks to the power of specific light spectrums, these convenient gadgets can treat a a wide range of skincare concerns, including acne, wrinkles, unevne tone, and more. One company capitalizing on the LED technology is reVive Light Therapy, and we talked to Lloyd Nelson, CEO and president at LED Technologies to learn more about the latest innovations and uses in medical spas. Who...

Melted Away

More than 80 percent of women have it, and many of them continue to spend hundreds, or even thousands a month to attempt to get rid of it. It is unwanted fat and cellulite. While it may not be life-threatening, unwanted fat often leads to the infamous ‘cottage cheese’ thighs are a cause for concern for women both young and old, making procedures like SmartLipo Laser more popular than ever before. Such procedures still may be intimidating to new clients...

Red Light Stops Wrinkles

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, consumers spend billions of dollars each year on anti-aging skincare. Consumer demand for the latest in anti-aging expands beyond topical treatments to encompass any technology that will deliver permanent results without going under the knife. One of the best-known anti-aging treatments, red light therapy, is proven to increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, minimize pore size and achieve long-term radiant skin. This treatment can be found in both dermatologist offices and...

Comfortable Care

Pain—and the fear of pain—is one of the key factors that discourages patients from undergoing highly effective treatments, such as injectables and laser treatments. But there are several steps physicians can take to reduce pain during noninvasive cosmetic treatments and calm clients' anxieties. Speaking at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery conference in Phoenix, Kenneth Arndt, M.D., of Skincare Physicians (Chestnut Hill, MA), shared the following tips to make patients more comfortable during treatment. Talkesthesia. Talk to patients...

All About Approvals

New drugs and medical devices may be touted as FDA approved, but exactly what does that highly valued and oft-cited stamp of approval mean? It’s a question that’s sure to come up often for physicians as they consider whether to prescribe a new treatment for their patients or bring a medical device of their own design to the marketplace. The process used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine if a new drug or medical device is...

Beam Me Up

Discover how lasers can provide a bright future for clients looking to treat common skin concerns.

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