Medical spas are a booming business across America. The industry globally was valued at $13.82 billion in 2019 and is moving toward an anticipated value of $47.14 billion by 2030. The American Medical Spa Association defines a medical spa as a hybrid between an aesthetic medical center and a day spa” with four core elements: (1) the provision of non-invasive (i.e. non-surgical) aesthetic medical services; (2) under the general supervision of a licensed physician; (3) performed by trained, experienced and qualified practitioners; (4) with onsite supervision by a licensed healthcare professional.
The market has quickly become an industry attracting regulator’s attention because of the lack of awareness about what a medical spa truly is. As a result, legislation is being introduced in state legislatures across the country that would negatively impact medical spa owners, primarily women-owned businesses.
A10 worked with a state medical spa association to defeat industry-adverse legislation from becoming law. A10 quickly noticed that the legislation was a copycat version of legislation that is being introduced across the county by a national association in a concerted effort to stifle medical spas. Through educational meetings with legislators, A10 showcased that medical spa provide medical treatments that benefit all types of patients.
Now that the legislation will not become law, A10’s client will continue to provide patients with the necessary treatment they are seeking.