As you can imagine, we at the American Medical Spa Association are very excited to present the upcoming Medical Spa Show 2019 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10, 2019. The show now features three full-day educational tracks including an additional pre-show education on Thursday, February 7, featuring a course sponsored by our Exclusive Black Opal Sponsor, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing.
The course, CEO Training: Growing Your Medical Spa in 2019 and Beyond, will focus on the best practices, processes, and tools successful people utilize to grow their business. Other topics include: developing new strategies for growing your millennial patient base, transforming your social media platforms, and learning the secrets of the fastest growing med spas in the world. President of Crystal Clear Digital Marketing and Two-time Inc. 500 Entrepreneur, Tim Sawyer, closes with leadership strategies to grow your practice in 2019 and beyond.
This class takes place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 8am-12pm at the Aria Convention Center, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom. The cost is FREE for The Medical Spa Show 2019 attendees. You can get the full agenda here and register today!
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Friday, December 14, 2018
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 8 - 10, 2019, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. 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. 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!
Posted By Administration,
Friday, December 7, 2018
By Alex R. Thiersch, CEO 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 Reportconducted 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.
Because microblading is so potentially lucrative, AmSpa is offering a one-day microblading training course at The Medical Spa Show 2019 in Las Vegas, which takes place on February 7, 2019. 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 medicalspashow.com or americanmedspa.org 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 www.americanmedspa.org.)
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.