Managing the medspa: Avoid pitfalls

posted on 11 Sep 2015 18:19 by noxiousroster9540
Directing a medspa might seem like an easy way to make money. After all, its a no-brainer for many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who perform cosmetic procedures day in and day out.

But thats not reality, experts say. Heres what they say you need to know before signing on.

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Know how to do what you offer

Mr. ThierschPhysicians who direct medspas have to have some experience and training in the particular services being offered by the spas, says Alex Thiersch, J.D., founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and partner at Thiersch and Associates, a Chicago-based law firm specializing in medical spa regulation.

Just how much training is needed isnt always clear, according to Thiersch. Taking a weekend course in a procedure, for example, could help to make a case if youre being investigated by the state board of medicine, but it might not be enough.

Know the basics of the laws in your state