Key issues to consider when introducing medical aesthetic treatments into your spa

Dr Dayal Mukherjee, lead clinician at The Aura Clinic, tells Professional Beauty magazine, what are the key issues to consider when introducing medical aesthetic treatments into your business.

Introducing medical aesthetic treatments may seem a natural progression for many spa owners who have seen off the challenges of establishing themselves in the conventional spa market and now seek new horizons. However, there are key considerations. Probably for the first time you will be advocating potential treatments to your clients/patients that carry risks as well as benefits, a spa setting can trivialise this. There is an uprising of new legislation and public inquiry surrounding the cosmetic industry. Many aesthetic treatments will be (and should be) considerably more expensive than regular spa treatments. So it then becomes pretty important to get things absolutely right from the start. Do not cut corners. Consult extensively with authoritative bodies like the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Treatments You Can Trust and your insurers. Make sure you have an aesthetically trained doctor or surgeon on board, as well as nurses and nurse prescribers.

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