Legal

Skincare services are a natural fit for medical cosmetic practices. Hiring an esthetician to provide services, such as facials and microdermabrasion, will increase the number of times a patient...

Licensing Agreements

The use of licensing agreements is increasing in the medical aesthetics industry. In some agreements, physicians lend their names to a product or product line. In others, manufacturers may license...

Responding to Ethics Complaints

Due to the nature of elective, cosmetic procedures, medical aesthetic providers face a higher risk of professional liability and ethical allegations than many other medical specialties. These...

Your staff is the lifeblood of your practice. They are the first and last contact your patients have with your facility. They vary in age, gender, experience and definitely in personality. But...

Legal Issues: Resale Equipment

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of aesthetic practitioners and procedures in recent years. This has created a corresponding increase in the number of medical devices that are...

Stem Cells Re-Classified

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently adopted policies that will affect every aesthetic practitioner that employs stem cells in any manner. In a recent mandate, the FDA...