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Medical Spa Insider Podcast

The Medical Spa Insider bi-weekly podcast highlights the leading practitioners and professionals in the aesthetic space, and delves into some of the hot-button issues in the industry. In these informal talks AmSpa founder/director Alex Thiersch chats with today's aesthetic entrepreneurs over cocktails to learn about their careers and find out what makes them so successful.

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Episode 9: Starting Up a Med Spa from A to Z with Maegen Kennedy of Windermere Dental and Medical Spa

Maegen Kennedy, PA-C, Owner of Windermere Dental & Medical Spa speaks in detail about how she built her business from planning, to build out, to choosing treatments, to her consultation process, and more! Listen in on the secrets to her success, not only as an expert clinician but as a business owner as well.

Check out the video updates that Maegen recorded during her buildout below.

Episode 8: Keys to Becoming a Social Media Influencer with Emerald Gutierrez and Alice Benjamin

Emerald Gutierrez and Alice Benjamin, medical aesthetic nurses and social media influencers, talk to AmSpa director Alex Thiersch about how to organically build a following and a personal brand. They discuss not only social media, but also becoming recognized authorities in their specialties, and how Alice was first approached to appear on the Dr. Oz show.

Episode 7: Getting Started in Medical Aesthetics with Rejuvenate Med Spa

Christina Imes started Rejuvenate Med Spa three years ago as a serial entrepreneur, and since joining forces with award-winning nurse injector Rhonda Policandriotes, has grown the practice to one of the best in the business. The pair have since launched Rejuvenate Injector Training, sharing Rhonda's expertise with other injectors in medical aesthetics. The two chat with AmSpa founder/director Alex Thiersch and director of operations Cathy Christensen about getting their practice up and running, and their steps on the way to med spa success.

Episode 6: Keys to Millennials in Med Spas, and the Wave of Female Leadership in the Industry with Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis and Melissa Ben-Joseph stop by to discuss the power of Millennials as medical spa patients, and how women have taken the lead in medical aesthetics, among many other things. Learn keys to grow your practice through smart, targeted marketing with advice from some of the best in the business.

Visit to purchase Wendy Lewis' book, Aesthetic Clinic Marketing in the Digital Age and learn how to make modern digital marketing work for your practice.

Episode 5: Protecting Against Sexual Harassment and Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination are growing concerns in the modern workplace. Renee Coover, JD, AmSpa general counsel and associate at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, covers how to protect against these threats, as well as her experience as a speaker on the TEDx stage about these very topics.

Click here to watch her webinar on workplace sexual harassment.

Click here to watch her TEDx Talk on pregnancy rights.

Episode 4: The Most Overlooked Must-Haves in Medical Spas According to Louis Frisina and Tim Sawyer

Medical aesthetics experts Louis Frisina and Tim Sawyer, President of Crystal Clear Digital Marketing speak on a wide range of topics including the main blind spots of people entering the medical spa industry, overcoming their biggest driving fears at the beginnings of their careers, and much more!

Louis Frisina is a medical aesthetic luminary who is, among many other things, credited with introducing Restylane to the American market. He now runs a consulting firm and a hedge fund, both targeting this booming industry.

Tim Sawyer is Founder and President Crystal Clear Digital Marketing, one of the premier digital marketing firms in the medical aesthetic space.

Episode 3: Patient Advocate Law Firm Sukhman|Yagoda on Avoiding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Patient advocate attorneys Alex Sukhman and Ryan Yagoda stop by to discuss the mindset and process behind medical malpractice lawsuits, and what medical spas can do to reduce the risk of being sued.

Listen below to find the steps you can take before, during, and after treatment to protect yourself and your practice.

Episode 2: Terri Wojak, LE/President, True U Education on Her Career in Aesthetics, Advocacy, and Working with Plastic Surgeon Steven Dayan
AmSpa Founder/Director Alex Thiersch and Director of Operations Cathy Christensen sit down with their long-time friend Terri Wojak, LE/President of True U Education.

They discuss her book, Aesthetics Exposed (with an update on the horizon!), her career in aesthetics, her work advocating for aestheticians, working with world-famous plastic surgeon Steven Dayan, and more!

Episode 1: Terri Ross, Managing Partner, Lasky Aesthetics, on CoolSculpting, Paul Nassif, and Top-selling Med Spa Treatments
Alex Thiersch, founder/director of the American Med Spa Association, sits down with Terri Ross, and aesthetic attorney Brad Adatto to discuss her career, her successes, and making it in the increasingly competitive medical aesthetic industry.

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