The Basics of Setting Up Laser Tattoo Removal in a Tattoo Shop

Tattoo artists around the world realize the benefits of providing laser tattoo removal at their tattoo shops. More artists are using laser tattoo removal as a fading tool to shape and deliver the desired artwork clients’ want. Not only do they have a front row seat to the audience and demographic seeking tattoo removal most, but they also have the knowledge and skills to thrive with this high demand procedure.

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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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Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing Considerations for Tattoo Shops

It’s no secret that adding a new service or product to your tattoo shop can increase revenue and help increase profits. Laser tattoo removal is one of the most popular and successful ways to do just that. When adding laser tattoo removal to your tattoo shop, it’s important to think about how to price your treatments. 

There are a variety of pricing considerations that can help streamline revenue, attract a different clientele, encourage repeat visits, and ultimately grow your business. In this article, we’ll discuss the many options that are available for your shop’s pricing needs.

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Astanza Laser 2018 – American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) April 11 - 15

Come mid-April, the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) will be hosting their 38th annual conference right on Astanza’s home turf: Dallas, TX! Astanza Laser will be at Booth 820 and would love to speak with clients, friends, and those interested in learning more about the superior service, training, marketing support, and technology provided by Astanza. 

Astanza will also be providing additional information on DESCRIBE® PFD Patches and will have them available for sale at a special ASLMS show rate. If you can't make it to ASLMS and want to purchase DESCRIBE® PFD Patches at our special introductory rate you can do so by clicking here

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Webinar: 3 Tattoo Shops Discuss Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal and tattoo shops seem to contradict each other as concepts, but tattoo shop owners have found ways to use laser tattoo removal to create better artwork, increase their customers' satisfaction, and to increase their profits. By adding laser tattoo removal to their businesses, tattoo shops have dramatically increased their bottom line. Three of Astanza’s tattoo shop clients will, in our upcoming webinar, “Under the Ink: An Inside Look at Laser Tattoo Removal with 3 Tattoo Shops,” offer an exclusive look into the profitable procedure and how it relates to their existing businesses. They’ll discuss how to increase tattoo shop profitability, market laser tattoo removal, and attract customers with the procedure.

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Is the Length of Your Treatment Times Costing Your Bottom Line?

Medical spa businesses all over the world go to great lengths to create a relaxing and refreshing environment that leaves their clients feeling rejuvenated. One way of ensuring your clients’ happiness and your business’ success is by completing treatments in a timely manner.

Whether you are an established aesthetic practitioner or just starting out in the medical spa business, it is important to keep your total treatment times in check to maximize your growth and profits. In this article, we will explain how shorter treatment times contribute to increased profitability.


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The Benefits of Adding New Services to Your MedSpa

Medical spas have quickly become one of the nation’s fastest-growing businesses. According to a 2017 AmSpa survey50 percent of medical spa owners believe that their revenues will increase more than 10 percent in 2017. Medspas are known to offer a variety of services aimed to rejuvenate and revitalize the appearance for a variety of audiences. Both older men and women wish to live longer lives, be healthier, and look good while aging. Younger audiences are also eager to find ways to preserve their youthful appearance and proactively fight against signs of aging. In fact, Millennials currently account for nearly 20 percent of medical spa patients. This age group (18-34) is dedicated to wellness and prevention and enjoys the non-clinical environment along with the shortened wait times for appointments that medical spas offer.

Due to the types of services medical spas offer, potential clients view medspas as the one-stop convenience store of laser and aesthetics. While Botox, hair removal, and skin rejuvenation are some of the most commonly asked about services, new services such as laser tattoo removal are also gaining in popularity. In this article, we will discuss how adding new services to your medspa can increase your profitability.


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Learn More About MedSpa Marketing and Get Free Marketing Tips and Tricks

With the increasing popularity of beauty and wellness treatments of all kinds, the demand for the services offered at “medspas” is flourishing. The high demand for information and know-how on the specifics of operating and expanding a medspa business has inspired us to host an instructional, absolutely free webinar on: “5 Ways to Increase the Profitability of Your MedSpa.” Before you sign up for the webinar, here are some pre-session basics.

What is a MedSpa?

MedSpas, short for “medical spas,” combines elements of traditional spas and medical clinics. Patients at medspas receive cosmetic procedures, especially ones countering the effects of aging skin, in a relaxing environment. Medspas have become more and more popular with the booming aesthetic industry. Having helped establish medspas internationally, Astanza Laser wants to share insight on how these businesses increased their profitability.

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5 Tips and Tricks for Marketing Your MedSpa


For any business, marketing is necessary to grow and maintain a solid clientele base and increase revenue stream. Medical spas offer a wide range of services that all need to be marketed correctly and effectively. Marketing your medical spa may seem daunting at first, but the results and revenue are well worth the effort.

Today, the number of marketing methods available make it easy for businesses to get clients through the door quickly. In this article, we will discuss 5 essential tips and tricks to help market your medspa, attract new clients, and rise to success.


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