Learn More about the Aesthetic Industry Competitive Landscape in your Area

When deciding to open a laser tattoo removal business, MedSpa, or expand the procedures you offer in your practice,  you have a lot to consider.  What procedure am I interested in offering? What's the best location and office type for my business? Where do I start with financing? 

We hear quite often from entrepreneurs the question  - What about my competition? 

At Astanza, we aim to provide prospective clients with the tools they need to make an informed decision about investing in the aesthetic industry and possibly purchasing new laser devices.  We know that investing in a new device can be a huge step for business owners, and we value our prospects and clients trusting us with their decision making.

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Deduct Your Tattoo Removal Laser: All About Section 179

Unless you are an experienced business owner that has previously purchased capital equipment, you may have never heard of Section 179.

It's a tax break designed to encourage small business owners to continue investing in growing their businesses. 

If you currently run a business – a physician practice, a medical spa, or even a tattoo shop – the Section 179 deduction can save you thousands on your next tax bill.

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Astanza Laser Accepting Bitcoin

One thing we pride ourselves on is our commitment to our customers. We don’t just create relationships with our clients, we create partnerships. So when we received requests from clients about accepting transactions using Bitcoin, we did more than just listen, we delivered. As the old saying goes, “ask and ye shall receive.”

Keep reading to learn more about how Astanza's focus on customer service is changing the way business is done in the aesthetic laser industry. 

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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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End of Year Savings and Special Pricing

The New Year is a wonderful time for new beginnings or to erase the past. This is the primary reason why health and wellness businesses such as health clubs, tanning salons, tattoo removal clinics and Med Spas see an increase in activity with customer appointments at the beginning of each year.  

To be prepared for the increase in activity surrounding the New Year, there are many companies in the aesthetics industry that look to the end of the year to purchase new equipment or to upgrade existing equipment.

Year-end 2017 might be one of the best years ever to purchase a new laser tattoo removal device or upgrade the existing equipment at your practice.


There are three primary reasons why end of the year 2017 is an excellent time for purchasing a new tattoo removal or hair removal device:


1. End of Year Specials
2. Medical Device Tax Savings
3. Section 179 Deduction 

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Why Laser Wavelengths Matter for Removing Tattoos

Just as every patient is different, every tattoo that undergoes laser tattoo removal is unique.

Expert laser practitioners want to be able to remove any tattoo, regardless of the colors of ink in the design – to do so, you'll need multiple laser wavelengths to get the job done.

Different laser wavelengths are needed to remove different colors of tattoo ink.

It is all based on the concept of light absorption – some tattoo pigments absorb some wavelengths of light better than others. To provide effective tattoo removal treatments, you'll want to make sure that the laser wavelengths you use are well-absorbed by the tattoo inks you're treating.

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10 Critical Questions to Ask Before Buying a Laser

For any practice, the addition of a new aesthetic laser is an important capital equipment investment and deserves thorough consideration.

When buying a laser, you're also starting a relationship with the laser manufacturer... it's worth it to make sure the company will take care of you. 

Here is a suggested list of 10 questions worth asking to ensure that you're making the best decision for your practice:

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How to Start a Tattoo Removal Business

Wanting to to profit from laser tattoo removal? You don't have to reinvent the wheel to make it happen.

Standalone tattoo removal practices have existed since the early 2000's.

When you start a tattoo removal business, you can implement strategies that have worked for other successful clinics in the past. 

As tattoos have grown in popularity and awareness of laser tattoo removal has improved, demand has escalated for this procedure. Now is an excellent time to enter the field.

 

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