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California Frequently Asked Questions


The California medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.

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Disclaimer: The information and answers contained in these frequently asked questions provide a general guide to certain laws that apply to "medical spas" in this particular state. The information on this site is for general reference only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as medical spa legalities and regulations change very frequently. This information is not intended to provide legal advice, and it should not be relied upon as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers: You should not act upon this information without seeking knowledgeable legal counsel that takes the laws of your jurisdiction into account. All uses of the content of this site, other than personal uses, are prohibited.


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Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More

Generally, only a >>Read More

If a non-professional business owned by non-physicians employs a medical director >>Read More

Non-physicians may >>Read More

A medical corporation or a physician may pay its employees >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More

Typically sales tax must be charged for medical treatments like >>Read More

In California, Botox parties >>Read More

The California medical board has very clearly laid out which practitioners may>>Read More

A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes is >>Read More

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In California, a physician >>Read More

A medical spa is considered to be, >>Read More

The California legislature recently enacted legislation to>>Read More

In California, medical spas >>Read More

Physicians should >>Read More

When communicating on social media, a medical spa should >>Read More

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The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

Microneedling, laser or intense pulse light devices >>Read More


ADDITIONAL AmSpaPLUS! FAQ


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Any type of entity that is permitted to provide >>Read More

Any medical practice that sells retail products >>Read More

Any medical practice that sells retail products >>Read More

Physical presence of a physician is >>Read More

Except for certain surgical procedures, a physician’s presence is >>Read More

A PA can perform a cosmetic procedure if >>Read More

The California medical board has >>Read More

If it is a cosmetic treatment >>Read More

A physician may use a patient photo if >>Read More

When making these types of communications, >>Read More

OSHA requires: (1) lasers to be >>Read More

A med spa or physician covered by HIPAA must >>Read More

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