Legal

HIPAA and Social Media

Like millions of other businesses, medical aesthetic practices and medspas often use social media channels—such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—to increase brand awareness, promote new services...

FDA Issues Draft Update on Submitting a New 510(k) for Device Modifications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft updated recommendations to help manufacturers determine when they are required to notify the FDA about modifications made to certain...

Fee-Splitting Concerns

Commission-based pay is widely used by businesses to motivate employees and contractors. In the medical aesthetic industry, referrals from other medical professionals and complementary nonmedical...

OSHA and Medspas

On the morning of October 20, 2015, Chelsea Ake-Salvacion was found dead inside a cryotherapy machine at Rejuvenice Cryotherapy, the medspa she managed in Henderson, Nevada. She had attempted to...

Overtime and Bonuses

Performance-based commissions and bonuses are an effective way to incentivize employee performance. They can help your practice achieve new sales goals, boost efficiency and increase your team’s...

A Winning Relationship

Practices that would like to add noninvasive cosmetic treatments or expand their offerings to include ancillary services, such as esthetics or massage, often need to bring in additional, specially...