November 29, 2020

Report: Many Medical Spas Don’t Have Doctors Present During Procedures

Minimally invasive cosmetics procedures are fueling growth of the med spa industry. Botox, fillers, lasers, cool body sculpting, so-called vampire facials and micro needling are just a few examples of the procedures gaining traction because they deliver relatively quick results with little down time.
Exposure from Millennials (along with the Kardashian/Jenners), who love social sharing, contribute to the booming demand. “They have no stigma about sharing and they love to show the immediate results,” said Alex R. Thiersch, JD, founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa).
Seeking to put a yardstick to growth and sales in the industry, AmSpa recently published its “2017 Medical Spa State of the Industry” report. But the in-depth research also revealed some red flags. Most notably, some medical spas are not operating under state regulations, putting clients in harm’s way.
Medical spa volume grew at a blistering pace, doubling in the past few years to hit $4 billion in sales in the 4,200 locations in the U.S. The industry is projected to double again in the next three to five years. The minimally invasive procedures are the fastest growing.
Medical spas, the study revealed, can pump out $1 million of revenue even the first year. Average tickets are

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