Two Major Medical Spa Organizations Merge

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) has announced a merger with International Aesthetic and Laser Association (IALA), which will add more than 250 members to AmSpa’s more than 1,200 current members. IALA was formed in 2008 to focus on the legal issue that impact medical spas.


“Given AmSpa’s focus on compliance and the laws affecting the medical aesthetic industry, we felt combining our membership was a perfect synergy,” says Nicole Strothman, president and founder of IALA. “For the last decade, IALA has been instrumental in keeping up with legislative changes, monitoring special interest groups, and spearheading government change to ensure patient safety is front and center. I feel confident that, under the AmSpa umbrella, our members will continue to receive the most up-to-date industry news in the ever-changing legal landscape that affects all med spa owners and staff.”


AmSpa provides business and legal advice to medical spas and runs events across the country, including the Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camps and The Medical Spa Show.


“We are excited and proud to welcome IALA into the AmSpa family. Their commitment to training, safety, and legal compliance make this trade organization a perfect fit with the American Med Spa Association,” says Alex R. Thiersch, J.D., founder and director of AmSpa.


IALA members will transition into AmSpa through the month of August.