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Common Ingredients Used in Medspa Products

Common Ingredients Used in Skincare Products

Cosmetics are essential for keeping skin healthy because they hydrate and cleanse the skin. The FDA requires product labels to provide a complete ingredient list that separates active from inactive ingredients. This practice of labeling skincare products helps consumers understand their ingredients. Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs)  Over time, these acids—which include citric, glycolic, lactic, and tartaric … Read more

What’s New In Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent beautification technique typically used to enhance the perceived thickness of eyebrows. During the procedure, providers create superficial cuts near the skin’s surface and fill them with pigment, creating the illusion of fuller hair. The Treatment For practitioners, microblading is incredibly affordable—all it takes is a $5 disposable device. Furthermore, a practice … Read more

Laser Tattoo Removal 101

Tattoo Removal

According to WebMD, 30% of people in the U.S. have at least one tattoo, and half of all millennials have one.  But not all of them are happy about their decision.  As many as 25% of those with a tattoo say they regret getting it, so laser tattoo removal is a service that you should … Read more

How Spas Harness Feedback for Improvement 

feedback

People go to a spa for a relaxing, stress-free experience. They don’t want to be pressured into buying things or distracted by too much noise, imagery, or even other people. These are baseline marketing practices that most spa owners understand. But, if you really want to satisfy your customers, you must listen to them and … Read more

Affordable Individual Health Insurance is a Click Away

Affordable Health Insurance

If you work for yourself or as an independent contractor, you know how hard it can be to find affordable, comprehensive health insurance. That is, until now. ABE Health is not like other health plans. It is not a minimal coverage plan, a hospital indemnity plan, a faith-based shared plan, or the ACA marketplace.  It … Read more

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished

Often in the spa business, technicians try to help a client who has fallen on hard times or has emotional issues.  Unknowingly, the spa or the technician falls into a counselor/enabler role, which can result in problems with the client, including dissatisfaction, bad reviews, claims, and lawsuits.  Data shows us that the leading cause of insurance claims comes … Read more

Occurrence vs. Claims Made Insurance

Before purchasing an insurance policy for your business, it’s important for you to understand the difference between occurrence and claims-made insurance.  Here’s a brief Q&A to ensure you are educated and informed. How do the two policies differ?With an occurrence-based policy, you’ll be protected and can file a claim with your insurer, as long as … Read more

The History of Botox

When you think of Botox, chances are cosmetic applications come to mind, as it weakens or paralyzes muscles and blocks nerves.  Yet, Botox has an interesting far-reaching history, so here’s a look into its origin. Throughout the 1990s, Botox became known as a powerful tool for helping people maintain a more youthful appearance. Doctors became … Read more

HGH and Its Off-Label Uses

Human growth hormone (HGH), produced by the pituitary gland, spurs growth in children and adolescents. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar, fat metabolism, and possibly heart function. HGH is what helps you grow and what keeps you young. Produced synthetically, HGH is the active ingredient in several … Read more

Laser Maintenance & Repair 101

Let’s face it… medical lasers are expensive and when your laser is out of service, you lose money. So, when you have this equipment as part of your medspa’s inventory, it’s important to conduct routine maintenance to extend the life and functionality of your laser. Most lasers have water circulating through the system and require … Read more