2018 Astanza Laser Hair Removal Scholarship Recipient

One of Astanza Laser’s core values centers around changing lives (#changinglives). We help clients build businesses that provide them additional income and assist them in delivering aesthetic services to improve the lives of others! In our efforts to positively impact those around us, we created the 2018 Astanza Laser Hair Removal Scholarship earlier this year. This scholarship established for students pursuing an education in science, medicine, and technology-related fields who wish to positively impact other’s lives and make a difference in their communities.

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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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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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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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Laser Hair Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

With the upswing in people seeking laser hair removal, it’s only natural that aesthetic procedure providers and entrepreneurs have been taking interest in and asking questions about the increasingly popular treatment. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a master list of laser hair removal frequently asked questions (FAQ): all you need to know about laser hair removal, all in one place.  To get started we put together a few of the most popular questions asked about hair removal in this blog. 

You can see the entire list of hair removal FAQs by following this link

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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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 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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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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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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Laser Hair Removal 101

The aesthetic and cosmetic industry is comprised of various procedures that help individuals improve different aspects of an individual’s appearance. Due to the introduction and development of new procedures and technologies, the aesthetic industry is continuously changing. However, one constant that has remained over the years is the growing popularity of laser hair removal.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal ranked 3rd in the top five noninvasive procedures performed in the US with 1,035,783 treatments in 2016. As statistics show, the laser hair removal shows no signs of slowing down. More and more aesthetic practices, medical spas, and physician clinics are looking to add this highly profitable procedure to their list of services.

This blog post discusses the overview of laser hair removal and how it works, how to price treatments for your clinic, and reviews the various types of technologies used to perform this treatment.


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