Each of the 50 states has their own medical practice act that dictates the “who and how” of a medical spa. It can be confusing and hard to consistently comply with these regulations, but it…
How to use technology for special events to increase engagement, sales, and loyalty Offices, spas, and clinics looking for new and exciting ways to attract and retain clients do not need to look further than…
As the science of skin care evolves and formulation technology improves, the lines between medicine and aesthetics are blurring. Although the licensed aesthetician has more tools in their hands to improve people's skin, there are…
Over the past decade, the number of medical aesthetics procedures performed in the United States has drastically increased; in fact, one could argue that medical aesthetics has become nearly as mainstream as social media. In…
In today's modern and ever-changing world of cosmetic technology, skin care professionals are required to understand the skin from a cellular and scientific perspective. Professionals and clients understand the advanced changes that can be made…
Opening a medical spa on a budget is possible with careful planning and research by the physician and the on-staff skin care professionals. Collectively, the team must have a cohesive vision for the office and…
Aesthetics is a growing field with a variety of opportunities.A career in aesthetics requires continuing education to be successful. Some states call for a specific number of continuing education hours and even dictate the topics…
From the milk and honey baths used by the ancient Egyptians to the light zaps of today’s cosmetic lasers, people are constantly searching for the latest and greatest procedures to help achieve a younger, healthier,…
The dangers Ultraviolet rays (UV rays) impose on skin are well known. They are the primary external cause of skin aging. Not only does UV radiation found in sunlight reduce the youthful appearance of the…
For some time now, the hype in consumer beauty and health magazines has been the medical spa. For seasoned aestheticians and physicians, this concept is nothing new. Unfortunately, what these magazines are not telling consumers…
The world of skin care is an ever-evolving market with the latest and greatest ingredients continually being touted by countless individuals and media outlets. While organic and natural formulas are growing in popularity (I know…
For any given aesthetic concern, there are both surgical and non-surgical enhancements, which are available. Cosmetic minimally invasive procedures have gained tremendous popularity in the United States with a 53 percent increase between 2002 and…
Let’s face it (no pun intended): aesthetic equipment is an investment. By following the manufacturer’s care and maintenance guidelines, you may prolong the life of your machines beyond the warranty as well as practicing safe…

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