News You Can Use – February 20, 2014

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, February 20, 2014

The doctor’s team will see you now
According to the Wall Street Journal, now a visit to the doctor may actually mean seeing someone else instead. In place of the traditional one-on-one patient and doctor relationship, many practices are now using other medical professionals – nurse practitioners, physician assistants and even clinical pharmacists to manage patient care. This new approach, called "team-based care” is becoming more popular as the physician shortage increases …
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Cashing in on dual treatment packages
According to SkinInc., learning the art of selling skin care as soon as a client steps in the door of your med spa is key to running a successful skin care business. One way to reach higher sales goals is to educate clients about the benefits of combination skin treatments- also known as "dual treatment regimens.” But what treatments may be combined and how do you sell it to the client? …
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Thiersch & Associates to present at Chicago Face & Body Show Midwest
You’re invited to join AmSpa at the Face & Body Midwest Advanced Education Conference. Please joinAlex R. Thiersch, JD and Renee E. Coover, JD, of Thiersch & Associates and the American Med Spa Associationduring the Business Summit for their presentation on "Laser Regulations and Laws: What You Need to Know.” Plus, AmSpa members get a registration discount if you enter "THIERSCH” in the promo code field.
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Tips for negotiating a commercial lease for your business
According to MedEsthetics Magazine, if you are considering leasing new space for your medical spa business, or you want to lock in a rate for your current lease, now is the time to claim the benefits of tenants’ recent negotiating advantage. But there are many legal considerations to take into account when you lease space for your business – MedEsthetics highlights 10 of them, including questions like how long is the lease and what will it cost? …
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Is your Botox authentic?
In the summer of 2013, the FDA issued a statement to 230 medical practices about distribution of "fraudulent and unapproved versions of Botox.” According toKOIN 6 News in Oregon, the FDA states that the investigation is ongoing and confirmed that an unlicensed company – using names like "Online Botox Pharmacy,” "” and "onlinebotox” – sold something to medical practices labeled as Botox which could have "harmful ingredients” and hasn’t had the safety testing and oversight required by US law …
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From hair to bare: Laser hair removal has come a long way but challenges persist
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, laser hair removal is the nations 4th most popular minimally invasive procedureand more than a millions procedures were performed in 2012 reports MedEsthetics Magazine. This is due, in part, to new technology in the industry but despite impressive innovations, some challenges remain …