Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(1): 045-049
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1245064
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The Medical Spa: An Opportunity or Nightmare?

Jason N. Pozner1 , Anne Cohen2
  • 1Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2A. Cohen Marketing and Public Relations, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
29 January 2010 (online)


Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures have become increasingly common and important to plastic surgery practices. Many physicians have either opened a medical spa or have thought about integrating a medical spa into their aesthetic practices. The authors (plastic surgeon and marketing professional) have shared their views on opening a medical spa and the trials they went through. This article describes the positives and negatives of opening a spa from construction through personnel.