Why AmSpa

Get the resources you need to succeed in the medical aesthetics industry.

Where medical spa law meets medical spa business, AmSpa is here.

Stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations

Revised Legal Summaries

The legal summaries have been revised to be easier to read and use, including new questions with detailed answers on who can perform several of the more popular aesthetic treatments!

Treatment Delegation Tables

AmSpa Plus members can use this online reference tool to find out Who Can Do What for 21 different treatments and 6 distinct job titles.

Forms and Consents

AmSpa Plus members can download AmSpa's Informed Consents and Intake Forms for free.

AmSpa Connect

AmSpa members can network and share advice with other members across the country and in their state on AmSpa's new online member engagement platform.

"At my practice I inject all day and AmSpa took all the leg work out of the legal side and the business side. I believe that if you want your practice to be successful, and if you want to practice safely and legally it’s very important that you have a partner like AmSpa."

Prescription Beauty, Campbellsville, KY

Brandy Thompson, NP, Owner, AmSpa Plus Member

"I was looking for a resource on legal compliance and med spa law. I love AmSpa and I love the resources that are here for me so readily available. I recommend AmSpa to all new injectors and anyone in the med spa industry."

La-Mon'e Aesthetics, Bryn Mawr, PA

Latasha Walker, RN, Owner, AmSpa Plus Member

"I am so glad I found AmSpa. I love the philosophy of Community Over Competition. We’re all here to take care of the patient and do the right thing."

The Med Spa New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Abigail Adams, MD, Owner, AmSpa Plus Member

"I’ve been an AmSpa member for years and every time I attend one of the events I learn more and more."

Beauty Nurse NYC, Staten Island, NY

Jackie Spagnuolo, MSN, NP, Owner, AmSpa Plus Member

About AmSpa

AmSpa was founded by Alex R. Thiersch, JD, who, when practicing as a health care attorney, identified the need for an organization that focused on the legal and compliance issues of the newly evolving medical spa and medical aesthetic industry.

Addressing legal issues and compliance is still its cornerstone, but AmSpa has become a multi-faceted national organization for the medical spa industry. In recent years, it has introduced a variety of clinical training options to go along with its established business-related events, with the goal of continuing to develop new products and services to meet the needs of the entire medical aesthetics industry and provide AmSpa Members benefits that simply can’t be found anywhere else.

AmSpa is a for-profit LLC that strongly believes in its mission to help its members—who include medical spa owners, entrepreneurs and physicians—operate both legally and profitably.

    Our History

    AmSpa is founded by Alex R. Thiersch, JD.

    AmSpa presents its first events—networking receptions in Chicago and Milwaukee.

    AmSpa begins offering medical spa-focused regulatory and compliance training workshops.

    • AmSpa introduces its Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp training concept.
    • AmSpa partners with ByrdAdatto, a Dallas-based business and health care law firm.

    • AmSpa launches the first Medical Spa State of the Industry Report.
    • AmSpa launches the AmSpa Plus membership tier offering expanded legal and business resources.
    • AmSpa launches its medical spa webinars.

    • AmSpa launches the Medical Spa Insider podcast.
    • AmSpa presents the first Medical Spa Show at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

    AmSpa completes medical aesthetic legal summaries for all 50 states.

    • AmSpa creates the Virtual Boot Camp and the AmSpa Masters Online Training Program during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • AmSpa introduces its Treatment Delegation Tables for all 50 states.

    • AmSpa acquires the Academy for Injection Anatomy (AIA), a world-class clinical training program created by Christopher C. Surek, DO, FACS.
    • The Medical Spa Show moves to its new home at the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas.
    • The Medical Spa Show Virtual Education After Party premieres.

    AmSpa expands its clinical offerings with the Ultrasound Fundamentals course, presented by Steven F. Weiner, MD, and the AIA Foundations of Injection Anatomy and Practice course, presented by George Baxter-Holder, ARNP, DNP, CANS, and Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS.

    Member Benefits

    AmSpa Plus

    $795 per year

    Become a Plus member to see answers for your state to all 103 medical aesthetic legal questions.

    AmSpa Basic

    $345 per year

    Become a Basic member to see answers to 31 select medical aesthetic legal questions for your state.

    A Free Consultation with ByrdAdatto, AmSpa’s National Medical Aesthetic Law Firm. (One consultation per 365 days of membership)

    Free registration for all live, AmSpa hosted webinars

    Email alerts, including legal analysis, when new laws are being considered in your state

    Access to one AmSpa Basic State Legal Summary (more than 30 medical aesthetic legal questions)

    Member Pricing for All AmSpa Hosted Events

    Access to Special Offers with AmSpa’s Vendor Members

    Access to the exclusive AmSpa member Lounge on Facebook

    Member pricing on Job Postings on AmSpa’s Medical Spa Industry Job Board

    Weekly Member Newsletter featuring Medical Aesthetic News

    Receive our magazine, QP, each quarter

    Access to the AmSpa Connect member networking platform

    Free Access to AmSpa’s Recorded Webinar Library

    Free copy of the latest Medical Spa State of the Industry Report conducted by AmSpa (a $995 value!)

    Access to on AmSpa Plus State Legal Summary (more than 100 medical aesthetic legal questions)

    Access to one Medical Spa Treatment Delegation Table

    Additional member logins for team members

    Free download of AmSpa’s informed consents and intake forms in the store

    Our Team

    Alex R. Thiersch

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Alex Thiersch, JD, is the Founder and CEO of the American Med Spa Association, and he is also a partner at the business, healthcare, and aesthetic law firm of ByrdAdatto. He has extensive experience representing industry...

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    Cathy Christensen

    Chief Operating Officer

    Cathy Christensen is the chief operating officer of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), and has been with the company since its infancy, joining as director of operations in 2013. Prior to this, she worked in...

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    Sue Hodgman

    Membership Coordinator

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    Michela Bailey

    Membership Relationship Development Specialist

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    Rene Hall

    Administrative Assistant

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    Heidi Hodges

    Membership Assistant

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    Mary Richter

    Events Director

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    Krystal Clayton

    Senior Events Coordinator

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    Maren Finn

    Events Assistant

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    Tiffany Goss

    AIA Training Coordinator

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    Natalie Anderson

    Senior Sales Executive

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    Cassandra Westerman

    Sales Executive

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    Myumi Ware

    Sales Assistant

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    Karen Spinelli

    Marketing Director

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    Aly Beockh

    Social Media and Brand Marketing Manager

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    Eric Atienza

    Digital Marketing Manager

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    Kate Harper

    Digital Marketing Coordinator

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    Esme Uriostegui

    Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

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    Julia Martinez

    Marketing Assistant

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    Mike Meyer

    Content Manager

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    Patrick O’Brien

    Legal Coordinator

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    Madilyn Moeller

    Editorial/Content Assistant

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    Katje Lattik

    Executive Assistant to Alex Thiersch

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    Joe de Guzman

    Technology Coordinator

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