2018 Attendee Testimonials

Talking to other providers and other practices and understanding what the norm is for them going beyond things like regional tendencies and geographic tendencies and finding out, “What is your no-show rate?” or “What is your policy for free consultations?” and really just getting to network with people who are doing a lot of the same treatments… and finding out what is life like for them on a daily basis that maybe your local competitor’s not going to want to open up and share. There’s no shortage of events for people in this space to go to: you could make it a full-time job just going to conventions in Orlando and Las Vegas. How you spend your time is very important and I think this is one of those events where I would carve out time to go to specifically just because of the uniqueness of it.

-Michael Zanetti, Limited Partner, Erasable Inc, Tampa, FL

 

My experience has been incredible. We have our whole team here like nurses, manager, a few of our administration staff, so it’s really fun to have our whole crew here and see what everyone is taking away. This is amazing because it’s a medical spa show, for us. People that do this all-day, every day versus going to a massive show for doctors and surgeons and a little bit for medical spa. This is all about us, and it feels liberating.

Betsy Schuh, Practice Manager, Destination Aesthetics, Sacramento, CA

 

One of the nice things about this show is it’s focused on medical spas and any other show I’ve ever been to has really not. So the networking opportunities at this show have been fantastic just from the opportunity to talk to other people who do what I do versus plastics surgeons or dermatologists, which, there’s nothing wrong with them, but they’re just running a different type of business. I would definitely recommend this to people in the med spa industry. I think coming to this event versus anything else that I’ve ever been to, it’s just much more relevant to what I do on a day-to-day basis.

-Chris Bailey, Owner, Ovation Med Spa, Houston, TX

 

There’s no bad speaker, everybody here is great and you’re going to learn something from every single class and have something to take away.  My biggest takeaway is that I still don’t know a lot. You think you know a lot until you start mingling with people in the industry and other people who have been doing this longer than you, seeing what services other people offer.

-Tonya Dubois, PA-C, Dermal Solution, Texarkana, TX

 

As a creator of the Robb Report Health & Wellness division and a major participant in planning the Health & Wellness Summit, I am also familiar with what it takes to put on an event of this kind.  Within this context, I would like to say that the logistics, facilities and food were excellent.  Even more important, the quality of the presenters and the content was dramatically better than almost any industry event that I have attended over a 40+ year career.  Congratulations American MedSpa Association!  I look forward to next year. 

-John C. Anderson, Ph.D, Strategic Marketing Consultant, Novo Sano


Members-only Registration is Now Open for the Medical Spa Show 2019!


2018 Course Highlights

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State of the Medical Spa Industry

Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director, American Med Spa Association

The medical spa industry has become an industry unto itself that needs its own definition, its own resources, and its own data. It is an industry that, by itself, generates nearly $4 billion in revenue a year; that has doubled in size during the past five years; and that projects to double again by 2020 is clearly worthy of its own categorization.

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Keeping Up With the Insanely Beautiful Expectations of the Digitally-Empowered Patient

Tom Seery, CEO, RealSelf

Technological advancements are revolutionizing the way businesses interact with their customers. Learn how the evolutions happening in the consumer digital experience will impact aesthetic practices and the expectations their patients will have of them.

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The Top New and Evergreen Treatments for Your Medical Spa

Terri Ross, Managing Partner, Lasky Aesthetics

Treatments are the most exciting part of a medical spa business and they are developing at such a rapid pace that it is difficult to keep up! Find out more about the top medical spa treatments for your medical spa and medical aesthetic facility, and learn how to identify what treatments will work best for your patient demographic and your bottom line.

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Creative Filler Treatments to Please Nonsurgical Patients

Justin Harper, MD, Juvly Aesthetics

Out-of-the-box ways to offer filler treatments to please and impress picky nonsurgical patients.

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Successfully Combining Light-based and Injectable Treatments for Amazing Results

Rebecca Gelber, MD, Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine

Combination treatments can often provide more specific, custom results for your patients. Learn more about the most successful light-based and injectable combination treatments to provide in your practice.


2018 Panel Discussions

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The Future of Aesthetics

Panelists:

Brandon Robinson | Owner, Skin Body Soul Spa

Renee Coover, JD | Associate, ByrdAdatto

Landon Pryor, MD, FACS | Transformation Plastic Surgery

Louis Frisina | Frisina Consulting

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How Med Spas Partner with Plastic Surgeons

Panelists:

Stanley Okoro, MD, FACS | CEO/Medical Director, Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Amachi MedSpa, Asuch Surgery Center and Abuja Plastics

Renee Coover, JD | Associate, ByrdAdatto

Michael Byrd, JD | Founder/Partner, ByrdAdatto

Christina Imes | Owner, Rejuvenate Med Spa and Injector Training

Landon Pryor, MD, FACS | Transformations Plastic Surgery

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Medical Aesthetics Leaders: Lessons I've Learned

Panelists:

Christina Imes | Rejuvenate Med Spa and Injector Training

Terri Ross | Managing Partner, Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center

Stanley Okoro, MD, FACS | CEO/Medical Director, Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Amachi MedSpa, Asuch Surgery Center and Abuja Plastics

Landon Pryor, MD, FACS | Transformations Plastic Surgery

Brandon Robinson | Owner, Skin Body Soul Spa

Matt Billingsley | Owner, CoolSprings Laser and Skin Care

The Medical Spa Success Eco-system

Panelists:

Tim Sawyer | Founder/President, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing

Bryan Durocher | Founder/Owner, Durocher Enterprises

Dori Soukup | Founder/CEO, InSPAration Management

Terri Wojak, LE | President, True U Education

Justin Harper, MD | Juvly Aesthetics

Multiple Locations and Franchising

Panelists:

Louis Frisina | Frisina Consulting

Brandon Robinson | Owner, Skin Body Soul Spa

Matt Billingsley | Owner, CoolSprings Laser and Skin Care

Justin Harper, MD | Juvly Aesthetics

The Art of Sales and the Consultation

Panelists:

Bryan Durocher | Founder/Owner, Durocher Enterprises

Dori Soukup | Founder/CEO, InSPAration Management

Terri Ross | Managing Partner, Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center

Bryan Munshower | Owner, Beauty Marx

Christina Kellman | VP of Marketing, CareCredit


2018 Medical Spa Show Faculty

Alex R. Thiersch, JD | Founder/Director, American Med Spa Association

  • State of the Medical Spa Industry
  • What to Do if Your State Board Comes Knocking

Terri Ross | Managing Partner, Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center

  • The Top New and Traditional Treatments for Your Medical Spa
  • Implementing Pre- and Post- Protocols to Increase Revenues and Enhance Patient Experience

Tom Seery | Founder/CEO, RealSelf

  • Keeping Up With the Insanely Beautiful Expectations of the Digitally-Empowered Patient

Candace Noonan | Director of Education for Dermaconcepts, Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Environ Skin Care

  • Results and Return for Your Medical Spa Practice
  • The Most Profitable and Most Effective Chemical Peel Options for Your Medical Spa

Matt Taranto | Owner, AestheticCare and Mint Aesthetics

  • Is It Time for Your Medical Spa to Grow? Tried and True Growth Strategies
  • Most Profitable Services in Non-surgical Aesthetics
  • Efficiency Strategies for Busy Practitioners

Bryan Durocher | Founder/Owner, Durocher Enterprises

  • Team Compensation: Pay by Performance
  • Understanding the Four Different Communication Styles People Use and How to Sell to Them

Tim Sawyer | President, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing

  • The Medical Spa Success Eco-system
  • Advanced SEO Techniques: How to Successfully Compete on Google
  • How to Effectively Use Digital Marketing to Increase Conversion

Michael Byrd, JD | Founder/Partner, ByrdAdatto

  • The Legal Landscape of the Medical Spa Industry
  • Can You Own a Medical Spa Without Being a Doctor? The Answer is MSOs

Dori Soukup | Founder/CEO, InSPAration Management

  • A Blueprint to Building Your Dream Team
  • Success with Membership and Loyalty Programs
  • From Order-takers to Revenue-generators

Bryan Munshower | Owner, Beauty Marx

  • Purchasing Big Ticket Items for Your Medical Spa

Nicole Simpson; Jasmine Lee | Aesthetic Influencer

  • Millennials and Retail: Building Life-long Clients

Christine Kellman | VP of Marketing, CareCredit

  • Financial Recipe for Success

Jonathan Kaplan, MD | BuildMyBod Health

  • Using Price Transparency to General Leads

David Mandell, JD, MBA | Principal | The OJM Group, LLC

  • Developing an Effective Exit Strategy

Rob Trow | Owner/CEO, DermaConcepts - Environ Skin Care

  • Avoid Discounting! Marketing, Event Planning and Promotions for Long-term Patients

 

Justin Harper, MD | Juvly Aesthetics

  • Creative Filler Treatments to Please Non-surgical Patients

Maegen Kennedy, PA-C | Owner, Windermere Dental & Medical Spa; Fleek Brows Microblading Training

  • Brows on Fleek: Microblading Tips and Techniques

Anil Rajani, MD | CEO, Style Aesthetics; RajaniMD

  • Combination Therapy for Optimal Aesthetic Efficacy–Delivering the "Wow" Factor

Shawna Crisman, MS, NP, BC | Owner, Destination Aesthetics

  • Busting the Myth: You Can't Make Money on Injectables

Suzanne Munshower, RN | Owner, Beauty Marx

  • Thread Lifting: A Non-invasive Alternative to Injectables
  • Stem Cells in Medical Spas

Landon Pryor, MD, FACS | Owner, Transformations Plastic Surgery

  • My Personal Evolutions with Polymethylmethacrylate

Rebecca Gelber, MD | Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine

  • Successfully Combining Light-based and Injectable Treatments for Amazing Results
  • Advantages of Integrating Halo Into Your Practice

Terri Wojak, LE | President, True U Education

  • The Crazy Ones: How to Identify, Weed Out and End Relationships with Bad Patients

Patti Owens, RN, BSN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR | Owner, AestheticMed Consulting International LLC and Online Laser Training USA LLC

  • Dangerous Rejuvenation: Lasers and Energy Devices–How to Stay Safe in the Treatment Room

Tamra Schue DNP, FNP-C

  • Is Vaginal Rejuvenation a Game-Changer for Your Business?

Sangeeta Chatterjee, PharmD | U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Know Your Source: Protecting Patients from Unsafe Drugs

Rhonda Policandriotes, RN, BSN, CANSRejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training

  • The Perfect Lip

Neena Bhatti, MD; JoElle Lee, LE | Advanced Dermacare and Skin Solutions

  • Combining Chemical Peels and Lasers for Multicultural Skin

Franck Joly, L. Ac., MTOM, Dipl. OM | Medical Master Trainer, Environ Skin Care/DermaConcepts

  • Best Perioperative Pharmaceutical Grade Skin Care Ingredients for Cosmetic and Medical Needling and Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Treatments

Lisa Cohen, LE | Medical Products National Education Specialist, Obagi

  • Win Patient Loyalty by Transforming Skin with Topical Skin Care

Carmen Vanderheiden Brodie | Founder/CEO, The Finery

  • Does Tattoo Removal Have a Place in Your Business?

Jill Lezaic, MDLaser Skin Solutions Jacksonville

  • The Latest in Body Contouring Trends
  • Building a Killer Social Media Strategy

Warren Danforth | Owner, Spa 35 Med Spa

  • Address Consumer Needs with Laser Technology

Desirée Martinez, RN, BSN, CANS | CosMedic Clinic

  • Microbotox of the Lower Face