The Top 5 Reasons You're Going to Get Investigated

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

No medical spa actually thinks that it is going to be the subject of an investigation by a regulatory agency in its state, and historically this has been the case more often than not. Agencies simply have not had the money or the manpower to police all the esthetic practices under its jurisdiction. However, as the medical esthetic industry has grown, the amount of scrutiny it receives from regulatory agencies has begun to increase, and the odds that your medical spa is going to be investigated are higher than ever before.

If you do get investigated, the consequences can be extraord­inarily severe. This is not like a speeding ticket; you can’t just get it, pay it and go on your way. Depending on the violations the investigators find, this could result in the suspension of your physician’s license, without which a medical spa typically cannot operate, as well as heavy fines. Medical spas should avoid regulatory agency investig­ations at all costs, and knowing why these inquiries are typically initiated will help you avoid them. Here are the top five reasons why medical spas are investigated.
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