Medical Spa Law

Looking to open your own Medical Spa practice in New York? We can help you get started.

What Goes Into Starting A Medical Spa?

Medical Spas have become one of the most rapidly growing types of medical practices. Medical Spas offer nonsurgical, medical-grade aesthetic procedures in a spa-like environment.  The treatments offered vary from the injection of wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers for restoring volume loss in the face, laser treatments for repairing sun damage, body contouring services, microneedling and more. Medical Spas are also able to sell medical-grade skin care products that further enhance the benefits of the procedures they offer.

In the past 5 years, the popularity of Botox in the U.S. has skyrocketed, with a 40.6% increase in procedures according to the latest figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2018, over 1.5 million Botox injections were performed in the United States. The industry has grown so much, and the opportunities for additional growth are exponential.

The American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) defines a medical spa as follows:

“Medical spas operate under the full-time supervision of a licensed medical professional in a spa-like setting. When visiting a medical spa, patients can be pampered with traditional spa services but also have the option of getting medical services like Botox, laser hair removal and medical-grade skin therapies. The medical professionals of the med spa are licensed, educated and trained in the medical procedures and treatments provided to ensure the highest level of care for every patient. State regulations differ as to what type of ‘medical professional’ can be an owner or medical director of a medical spa, so we recommend you contact your local attorney for your state’s laws and regulations.”

Medical spa services have traditionally been provided by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, however, a larger variety of physician specialists (such as OB/GYN, dentists, and pain medicine specialists) have begun providing cosmetic or “medical spa” services across the United States. 

If you’re looking to open your own Medical Spa practice in New York, here are the basics to help you get started while learning how to open a Medical Spa.

Med Spa Tips
From Sara Shikhman, ESQ.

Managing Partner, Lengea Law

How to Start a Medical Spa

Many doctors and spa professionals dream of starting a medical spa and thriving in the aesthetics industry. When opening a med spa there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. As with the beginning stages of any business it is always possible to make some errors that can cause financial or developmental setbacks if a solid plan that follows proper legal protocol is not implemented correctly from the beginning. However, when strategically executed, a medical spa can grow and thrive with many satisfied patients and a huge financial return. Lengea Law specializes in starting you off on the right foot and making sure you stay on the path to ensure success with your new endeavour.

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Cost to Open a Medical Spa

There is a lot of interest in opening a medical spa from people of various backgrounds within the medical, wellness, and beauty industries. However, no matter where your previous experience lies, one of the first questions that crosses the mind of most aspiring med spa owners involves finance and startup costs. This is an important element in starting any business and the answer can vary greatly depending upon several factors. An example of just a few components to possible startup costs are location, supplies and equipment, construction or renovation, labor costs, and marketing your new business. Lengea Law takes great pride in utilizing our specialized skills and experience to successfully help professionals in the med spa industry and to ensure that everything goes smoothly in realizing their dream.

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