2018 Update on the ACA Medical Device Excise Tax

In 2013, as part of the Affordable Care Act, the medical device excise tax imposed a 2.3% tax on the sale, use, or lease of certain medical devices in the United States. This medical device excise tax was one of the several taxes and fees included in the Affordable Care Act to help pay for expanded health insurance.

A two-year delay on the application of the medical device excise tax was imposed in December 2015. Therefore, the excise tax did not apply to sales of taxable medical devices between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Manufacturers and importers of medical devices sold during this time did not have to make semi-monthly deposits of the excise tax. When the moratorium expired at the end of 2017, it was expected that the tax would become effective for sales beginning January 1, 2018.

However, on January 22, 2018, the moratorium on the medical device excise tax was retroactively extended another two years and will now go into effect on January 1, 2020.

So, what does this mean for you?

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Why Laser Tattoo Removal is a Better Option for Cover-Ups

People with tattoos change their minds about their ink more often times than not. Most people regret the tattoo they got when they were younger, others no longer identify with the tattoo they once loved, and a large handful of people simply want to make room for new artwork. Whatever their motivation, these people usually end up asking themselves, “Should I get a cover-up or should I get my tattoo removed?”

In this article, we outline some of the reasons why using laser tattoo removal for lightening a tattoo before a cover up or a full removal is the best solution.


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Show Your Loved One You Care By Giving the Gift of Hair Removal this Valentines

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t already thought of what to gift your significant other this year, now is the time to do so. Instead of going down the traditional route of chocolates and flowers, why not give a gift that keeps on giving?

Laser hair removal is the perfect gift for any girlfriend, wife, boyfriend, or husband! Giving the gift of hair removal shows that you care about your significant other’s well being and want them to feel good about themselves. Furthermore, it provides them with a permanent solution for hair removal that cannot be achieved by traditional methods.

Today, hair removal is one of the most sought after aesthetic treatments by women and men alike. Bothersome methods like plucking, shaving, and waxing require constant upkeep and maintenance. Give your loved one time back in his or her day by eliminating the need to shave their legs or chest before every date night. Help save them money on a lifetime of shaving tools or continuous waxing appointments with just a few treatments of laser hair removal.

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Laser Tattoo Removal for a Valentine's Gift?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate with your love. That said, sometimes before finding Mr./Ms. Right, you may have been with Mr./Ms. Right Now. You thought the relationship would last forever, enough so that you got their name tattooed on your body.

Now, with the most romantic holiday of the year approaching, you want to hide the tattoo of your former flame’s name. Is there a way? Read on.

The Reasons People Get Tattoos Removed

Tattoos are the ultimate means of self-expression, and many people who get them think long and hard about what to get permanently inked on their bodies. With time, though, people may change their mind.

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 The Hair Removal Solution that Medspas Have Been Waiting For

Laser hair removal has become one of the most consistently in-demand treatments today. It's safe to say that majority of us are tired of dealing with unwanted hair. Even more so, we're sick of the temporary results shaving, plucking, and waxing provides.

Luckily, we are living in the age of technology and have access to the ultimate permanent hair reduction solution to our hair removal woes. People all over the world are seeking out medical spas that offer advanced laser hair removal services. So if you're an existing medical spa owner and have yet to jump on the laser hair removal bandwagon, the time is now!

In this article, we'll discuss the top three reasons why adding laser hair removal is the smart choice for your medical spa.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Company Spends $5 Million for a 30 Second Super Bowl Spot

Chances are, you won’t see the title of this blog, “Laser Tattoo Removal Company Spends $5 Million for a 30 Second Super Bowl Spot,” in the headlines on Monday morning after the Super Bowl airs.

A single Super Bowl commercial is going for $5 million for a 30-second spot during this year’s Super Bowl and only the largest and most daring companies will spend that type of money on a Super Bowl ad. That’s a good thing considering for many companies, and almost all laser tattoo removal companies, running a national ad, one time, is akin to throwing your money away. Or at least spending your entire marketing budget in one fell swoop.

If you have heard the business/marketing section during New Look Laser College, you will already know that mass marketing (like Super Bowl commercials) for laser tattoo removal doesn't really work. It's not geographically targeted, it's REALLY expensive, and it doesn’t necessarily reach the audience you are trying to attract. What does work well for Laser Tattoo Removal companies is using advertising methods that are digital and geographically focused.

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Astanza to Award 2018 Astanza Hair Removal Laser Scholarship

Astanza believes that we do more than just sell lasers; we change people’s lives. We help clients start profitable new businesses, we help people change their appearances and feel better about themselves, and we care about each other as family.  How you intend to change people's lives is one of the criteria for selection of the 2018 Astanza Hair Removal Scholarship recipient. 

How do you intend to change people’s lives? 

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New Look Laser College Brings Its World-Renowned Laser Tattoo Removal Course to Amsterdam

New Look Laser College is heading to Europe for their first international training course of 2018. In a few weeks, students in Amsterdam interested in learning how to remove unwanted ink with laser technology can receive expert training from the world’s leaders in laser tattoo removal.

New Look Laser College has held numerous courses in Amsterdam in the past and has helped business owners establish successful tattoo removal clinics. We are returning again this year due to the popularity of courses and high demand from students looking to enter this growing industry.

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Yes, Size Does Matter

“Does size matter?” Depending on the scenario, there are many answers to this age-old question. However, in the laser hair removal world, the answer is definitely yes. Various lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies used to permanently reduce hair growth use various factors including wavelengths, fluence, and spot sizes to perform treatment.

While it’s obvious that fluence, wavelengths, and general protocols used during a treatment will greatly affect a patient’s results, there is some speculation whether or not the spot size used will make any difference.

In this article, we explain why spot size matters for permanent hair reduction procedures.


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Tattoos Most Likely to Be Removed in 2018

2018 is finally here which means it’s time for resolutions to take effect. New Year’s resolutions are commonly used as a way to reflect and reevaluate life choices. Most people make resolutions to set goals and improve habits in the coming year. For others, however, it’s all about clean slates and fresh starts.

While the majority of resolutions revolve around eating more healthily, exercising more, or spending less, many tattooed individuals wish to say goodbye to their unwanted ink and eliminate their tattoo regret.

Here are a few regretful tattoos that people might want to get removed in 2018:

 


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