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A Last-Minute Preview of The Medical Spa Show

Posted By Aly Boeckh, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

By Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)

As you can imagine, we at the American Medical Spa Association are very excited about the upcoming Medical Spa Show, which we will present at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. The show will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the industry in four concurrent educational tracks, interact with other medical spa professionals from around the country, and evaluate the wide variety of products and services presented by the top vendors in the medical spa and medical aesthetic industry. 

The educational opportunities include:

The General Session, which will provide a broad, wide-ranging overview of the medical aesthetic business, presented by successful industry professionals. Saturday morning’s sessions will all be on this track, and we recommend medical spa owners check out these sessions.

The Clinical Sessions will offer talks and demonstrations of a number of new treatments from some of the best clinicians in the industry. These sessions will provide invaluable information for a medical spa’s clinical staff members.

In Supplier Classes, attendees can hear about cutting-edge products and services directly from the suppliers themselves. If you are in search of new equipment or products that will help set your practice apart from your competition, you may very well find it here.

CEO Training, presented by Crystal Clear Digital Marketing, will be presented on Saturday afternoon and is designed to teach you how to make your practice the best it can be with advanced marketing and customer relations techniques. If you want to make sure your medical spa has the most useful exposure it possibly can, this information could be critical.

Sales and Staff Training, which is presented on Sunday, will teach your medical spa’s staff members how to more effectively sell and relate to your medical spa’s patients. This particular skill set is somewhat undervalued by medical aesthetic practices, but the ones who incorporate it effectively are models for the entire industry.

In addition, Meagan Kennedy of Fleek Brows Microblading Training, based in Orlando, Florida, will present a microblading training workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Microblading has becoming one of the most popular treatments available in the medical aesthetic space, and if your medical spa doesn’t offer it, this seminar will help you and your employees learn how it is done and how it can benefit your clients.

And if you think this show will be all work and no play, think again. On Saturday night, AmSpa—in association with our sponsors Crystal Clear Digital Marketing and Care Credit—will present a spectacular party where you can connect with other industry professionals in a setting that only Vegas can provide. 
Enjoy dinner and passed hors d'oeuvres cooked up by the Five-Diamond kitchen at the Aria Resort & Casino!
Hit up the open bar and sip on a Doctor's Order (a custom version of the Moscow Mule served blue through an ice luge) courtesy of CareCredit!
Trade notes and stories about the show, or about the industry with professionals just like you!
Work off the day's stress on the dance floor with tunes courtesy of electric violinist and DJ Lydia Ansel! 

Happy hour begins at 6 p.m., and the party begins at 7 p.m.

And finally, we’re presenting a prize game with some fabulous giveaways, including a trip to Hawaii in conjunction with AmSpa’s 5th Anniversary Next Level Leadership Event we’ll be presenting there in June. Simply visit all our exhibitors and have them sign off on it using the Medical Spa Show app in order to qualify.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at The Medical Spa Show. This is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, and we hope that this event will help those working in it learn how to make the most of it and have a great time in the process. We can’t wait to share this experience with you!

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Make Your Plans to Attend AmSpa’s Medical Spa Show in Las Vegas

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

By Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) is working hard to put the finishing touches on planning for The Medical Spa Show, the premier trade show for non-invasive medical aesthetics, which will take place February 9 - 11, 2018, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. We recently mailed the program to AmSpa members, and you may already have received it; if not, please contact us—we will be happy to mail you one, or you can check out the PDF here. AmSpa has developed a very strong agenda that offers real insight into cutting-edge treatments, including microblading, new techniques in fillers and Botox, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and more.


It is very important to note that The Medical Spa Show’s room block at the Aria is very close to being full, so if you are planning to attend and wish to take advantage of the special rate we are offering in conjunction with the resort, you need to register for the conference and reserve your room very soon. The room block will sell out, and we want to make sure everybody who wants to stay at the Aria gets the chance. Along with that, Chinese New Year is a huge occasion in Vegas and all resorts in the city regularly fill up during the time of The Medical Spa Show, so it is urgent that you make your reservations now. Click here to register for the conference; upon registration, you will receive information about the room block.


Also, the expo hall is completely sold out. It has sold much quicker than we ever could have anticipated. The Medical Spa Show is welcoming an incredible array of exhibitors from all different verticals in the industry, from injectables to lasers to digital marketing, and everything in between. Learn about all the latest trends and opportunities available to the medical aesthetics industry on our show floor. Check out the list of exhibitors here


Thank you to everybody who already has registered to attend. The entire AmSpa team is very excited to present the best show in the country for medical spas. We can’t wait to see everybody there!

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AmSpa Offers Microblading Training at The Medical Spa Show

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 22, 2017

By Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)

Microblading is here to stay. A semi-permanent beautification technique that is typically used to improve the perceived thickness of patients’ eyebrows, microblading is a treatment in which technicians create superficial cuts near the surface of the skin and fill them with pigment, creating the illusion of fuller hair. It is an exciting treatment that is becoming quite popular—in fact, according to the 2017 State of the Medical Spa Industry Report conducted by AmSpa, microblading is the fastest-growing new treatment in the industry, with revenue produced by it increasing approximately 40% from year to year. 

However, it is also worth noting that AmSpa’s study found that only around 25% of medical spas offer microblading. That number seems to be rising, but the market for this service is also growing, and enterprising practices stand to make a great deal of money with it, since it is absurdly inexpensive to the practice—all it requires is a disposable device that costs around $5. What’s more, in many states a practice typically does not need a doctor or a medically licensed practitioner to perform these treatments, thus keeping their practical costs low. However, medical spas can charge upwards of $500 for microblading services, so practices can reap very high profit margins when it is administered. Patients like it because it is simple and semi-permanent, making it a much more palatable solution than tattooing, which has been used in the past for the same purpose; microblading also tends to look a bit more natural.

I’ve been told by medical aesthetic professionals that eyebrows are the new lips, so microblading is something that medical spa owners who want to advance their practices should definitely consider exploring.

Educate yourself

Because microblading is so potentially lucrative, AmSpa is offering a one-day microblading training course at The Medical Spa Show in Las Vegas, which takes place on February 9, 2018. It is presented by Maegen Kennedy from Fleek Brows Microblading in Orlando, FL, who has been training people to perform this technique for several years. She is a board-certified physician assistant and licensed tattoo artist whose experience in the field can help newcomers understand the ins and outs of the microblading process. Visit or to learn more about this opportunity. 

The micro print

If you are considering joining AmSpa and Maegen for this course, you should probably be aware ahead of time that because the microblading process is so similar to that of tattooing, most states that have issued rulings on the matter of who can legally perform these treatments have declared that a tattooing or body art license is required to perform it. 

If your practice is located in one of these states, you and your employees would need to obtain these licenses (if you don’t already have them) in order to perform microblading treatments in a medical spa. This might sound like a bit of a hassle, but earning a tattooing license is often surprisingly simple. Consult a local health care attorney to learn how you and your employees can get tattooing licenses in your state or city. (Author’s note: The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) works with a national law firm that focuses on medical aesthetic legalities and, as a member, along with a number of other great benefits, you receive a discount off of your initial consultation. To learn more, log on to

If you need to know anything else about this topic, you can learn more about microblading at AmSpa’s consumer treatment website

Microblading training is highly sought after, and this is a great chance to learn about a type of treatment that could make a big difference for a practice’s bottom line. Join AmSpa and Maegen Kennedy in Las Vegas to learn how your medical spa can hit the jackpot with microblading.

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