Resources to Start or Grow Your MedSpa or Laser Tattoo Removal Practice

Recently, I attended the AmSpa Boot Camp in my hometown of Dallas, TX to learn a little more about the aesthetics industry and to gain additional insight into starting and successfully running a MedSpa. I found the entire weekend to be very inspiring and full of excellent information that anyone considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal center would benefit from hearing.

While I’m not going to share any of the presentations or materials presented over the weekend, I did want to share a few of my key takeaways and encourage those considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal clinic to attend one of these boot camps in person for themselves.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Training in Prague in June

From its flagship location in Dallas, New Look Laser College has traveled across the country and world to teach students from all over the globe. Prague, in particular, is home to some of the most talented and knowledgeable tattoo artists. Prague’s potential as a major market for the tattoo removal industry has become increasingly apparent, and NLLC team members are eager to add it to the list of countries they have visited.

New Look Laser College will be hosting a training session in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, for one of the richest experiences of your life. The course will be held at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2018

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Learn How to Profit with Laser Tattoo Removal at Villain Arts - Kansas City Tattoo Convention



For almost 10 years, Astanza Laser has been helping tattoo shops around the country establish successful laser tattoo removal practices.  During this upcoming educational session, we are going to hear from 
Blacklist Ink's Tyffanie Rogers about creating better artwork for their clients and increasing their profitability through the use of laser tattoo removal technology from Astanza. 

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Webinar: Under the Ink featuring Guru Tattoo / Evolve 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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Three Reasons Tattoo Artists Love Laser Tattoo Removal

Despite what many people believe, tattoo application and tattoo removal are not at war. In fact, the two procedures actually go hand in hand and complement each other. Some of the most outspoken proponents and users of laser tattoo removal are tattoo artists and tattoo shops that want to either fade or clear an old tattoo before applying new ink. Understandably, tattoo artists want a clean canvas for their artwork instead of having to start with the remnants of someone else’s work as the foundation (especially if the work was done poorly). Below, we lay out the top three reasons why tattoo artists favor laser tattoo removal.

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Astanza to Become Laser Tattoo Removal Distributor of the DESCRIBE® PFD Patch

DALLAS, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Astanza Laser, a worldwide leader and innovator of technology for tattoo removal, hair removal, and other aesthetic procedures, is now an official distributor of the DESCRIBE® PFD Patch. 

Through their efforts to improve the removal of unwanted ink, Astanza has entered into a distribution arrangement with Merz North America, Inc. to provide this innovative technology to its clients that promotes faster ink clearance, better laser access to the ink, and safer treatment compared to tattoo removal without the Patch.  

“For the past ten years, Astanza’s commitment to our clients’ success has made us a worldwide leader in laser tattoo removal,” said David Murrell, President of Astanza. “Being the only laser manufacturer or laser distributor authorized to sell the DESCRIBE® PFD Patch in the United States solidifies that commitment within the laser tattoo removal industry and illustrates how dedicated we are to bringing forth the best approach and results for this procedure.”

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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 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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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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