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Wednesday
Sep302009

Medical Spa Training Manuals Launched!

We've successfully launched the Medical Spa Training Manuals... finally.

It was something of a struggle for the last few weeks trying to get everything edited and designed but the result is extrordinary. I'd like to congratulate Paula for excellent work and Melissa for the final editing and the very long days getting everything together. We couldn't be happier being given the opportunity to publish them.

If you haven't yet taken a look you can download the tables of content for both the Advanced IPL & Laser Training for Non-Physicians and the Advanced Medical Spa Aesthetics Training Manual & Study Guide.

If there are cudos, and there are certainly going to be, the're most correcty directed at Paula, who has done a fantastic job on the content, from differences in technology to a fantastic sense of what's the needed amount of information in each areas.

Of note: a number of our first orders have been made by medical spa consultants and trainers who know how important training your laser clinc or med spa staff actually is.

Sunday
Sep272009

Medical Spa MD Training Courses

Finally available! The Medical Spa  MD Training Courses for Laser Clinics, Medical Spas, Plastic Surgery Centers and Cosmetic Dermatology Practices.

Your medical spa staff's knowledge and expertise is a critical componant to your medical spa or cosmetic clinic's success.

From IPL training to skin typing, Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm filler injections, the Medical Esthetician Training Manual & Study Guide, and the Advanced IPL & Laser Training for Non-physicians is required material for smart medial spas, plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists.

Now it's easy to train every new hire on what non-surgical cosmetic proceedures you offer, how they work, and what alternatives there are. Ensure that your front desk, estheticians and laser technicians have the information that they need to answer patient questions with confidence.

For the first time, your laser clinic or medspa staff has the latest information on the newest nonsurgical medical treatments. From Botox, Restylane, and the newest filler injections, to fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, skin tightening and IPL treatments, now you have a uniform and tested training system. This is a must have for any serious cosmetic clinic.

Download Advanced IPL & Laser Training TOC
Download Medical Spa Aesthetics Training Course TOC

 

Advanced IPL & Laser Training Manual

 

The Advanced IPL & Laser Training Manual for Non-Physicians is required training material for every new hire working in a medical spa.

From IPL to fractional laser treatments, this manual covers the non-surgical IPL & Laser treatments your staff should know. Give your staff the information that will make you successful.

Advanced IPL & Laser Training - $227


 

 

 

Medical Estheticain Training Manual & Study Guide

 
The Advanced Medical Spa Esthetics Training Course & Study Guide is a two part learning cirriculum for non-physicians.

With 165 pages of quality content, this course is delivered in two parts that include a text book and a study guide. Already being used by leading medical spas and esthetician schools.

Medical Spa Aesthetics Training Manual & Study Guide - $247

 

 


Get all three and save: The Medical Spa Aesthetics Training Manual & Study Guide AND The Advanced IPL & Laser Training Manual

Buy the Medical Spa Aesthetics Training Course & Study Guide AND the IPL & Laser Training course and save almost $200!

 
Medical Spa Aesthetics Training, Study Guide, and Advanced IPL & Laser Training - $297

 

 

These training manuals are a critical component to the success of any Laser Center, Med Spa, Plastic Surgery or Cosmetic Dermatology practice. Use them to train every new medical spa staff member on what cosmetic proceedures are available, how they work, and what alternatives there are.

Written for non-physicians, both of these advanced training courses are already being used in leading medical spas and laser clinics to provide every new medical estheticians, laser techs, and front desk staff with current information about cosmetic information, and test their knowledge before they're hired.

Written by Paula D. Young, RN, these training manuals are designed to meet the real-world needs of cosmetic practices by those who know how to run a succesful cosmetic practice and how important it is that your staff is trained and has the information they need to become trusted avisors to your patients.

Everyone who has owned or run a med spa or cosmetic practice knows how long it takes to train new staff, and how much damage can be done with the wrong information. These new manuals and study course from Medical Spa MD make it easy to provide consistant, quality information to staff and ensure that everyone is on the same page from day one. Your entire staff now knows what your education expectations are and have the materials to meet them.

From Thermage to IPL to fillers and chemical peels, how they work, who they're for and when to use them. These courses give your laser techs, medical estheticians and front desk staff a deep understanding of the landscape of nonsurgical cosmetic medicine and save you endless hours of repetitive individual trainging. It's the single best investment you'll make in your medspa.

Give your staff the benefits of insider knowledge and make sure they're making the right decisions.

Wednesday
Mar112009

Laser treatment? Skin clinic? Who's in charge here?

It’s happened in Florida and now in Massachusetts. State legislators and physicians are trying to establish some guidelines and laws to protect the public from sustaining injury by unlicensed or untrained service providers.

We’ve read the of the lipodissolve horrors where people are offering lipodissolve, laser treatments and botox in their garage for heaven’s sake! It’s hard to believe it has come to this, but cosmetic medicine has turned into a “cash cow” for anyone!

I’m getting so sick of the turf wars amongst doctors of which specialty should be doing what... I mean seriously... can’t you all get along? Instead of fluffing your feathers to establish dominance over cosmetic medicine you should ban together to eliminate the bottom feeders who are performing services in their garages to protect the practice that IS cosmetic medicine! These are the people who are ruining your reputations! The unskilled, the unlicensed, money grubbers (and yes, I am also including lawyers here!)!

Let us also not forget that nurses and aestheticians are fighting over positions as well. There’s no certifying board for aesthetic nurses, or medical aestheticians. Here’s a funny story... when I started our medical spa with my husband years ago, I contacted both the heads of the nursing board and the cosmetology board. Since I hold both licenses I asked if I was allowed to perform a facial. I was told it’s a gray area. The nursing board said I could, in fact, perform a facial under the direct orders of a physician if the facial were deemed medically necessary. What physician do you know who will write an order for a facial? What physician wants to manage facials, and waxing, and massage, and the products which are dispensed? The cosmetology board said I could not perform a facial because the practice isn’t licensed or inspected by the board.

Huh?

With the economy the way it is, it’s no wonder everyone is jumping on the “medical spa” bandwagon! I mean, it’s like an ATM machine with no fees and no penalties. The perspective boards are all looking at each other and wondering who’s responsibility it is to be monitoring them.

The time is now upon us where legislation will take precedence, once again, on how we perform medicine and who may perform it. The powers that be will decide for us exactly if IPL is a medical device, or not. If the removal of a sunspot or tattoo can be removed by a physician, PA or nurse. Who may do cosmetic procedures, what training they must have and what certifications must be obtained prior to plucking an eyebrow (I digress, but you get my point).

Although we agree that certain treatments be performed or directly supervised by a physician, the fact is, there are many other services that aren’t deemed medical in nature. Should a physician be controlling those as well?

No current board has jurisdiction over all professions within a medical spa or laser clinic so, most likely, a new board will emerge with regulations, standards and licensing fees to add to our current practice.

It will take a few years to establish a task force and develop legislation for most states. But when all is said and done, what will arise is higher fees for service for the client, more inspectors showing up on our doorstep, higher licensing fees and insurance rates, and less control, once again, on how we treat our patients.

Are you ready for another government agency to take control of YOUR profession?

Author: Paula D. Young RN runs internal operations and training at Young Medical Spa and is the author of the Medical Spa Aesthetics Course, Study Guide, and Advanced IPL & Laser Training course for medical estheticians and laser technicians.

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