Today in the Sun paper (TX), I saw an ad seeking clients for an aesthetics clinic that just opened. I have also seen television commericals for them. There is no MD's name anywhere on the ad. My question is how--how do you open a clinic like this without an MD? They offer services such as botox inj, laser hair removal, acne scar tx., microdermabrasion, varicose vein tx., skin tag removal, non-surgical wrinkle reduction and mesotherapy (not sure what that is). They both have a BSN. I wish them all the luck. I'm just not sure how they did it. Anybody else know the answer?
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I have offered my MD 20% of the income of the spa (less all expenses). We are both still investigating that and he has not yet accepted. I feel that 20% was very reasonable. He is not on premisis and not involved in the daily operation. He comes and goes doing laser procedures when i can book him enough clients. He has put zero dollars out to start this business so has nothing invested. As for malpractice, you don't need it. He does not carry it and we have a sign in the lobby stating we don't have any. You can't really harm anyone permanently with these cosmetic procedures so the risk is super low. The cost of med spa insurance is at least $26k per year, not worth it unless your making a ton of money and seeing a lot of pts.
In my above post I was wrong about how to set up the operation. It does not have to be a clinic. Just open a corporation and have the MD work as an independent contractor to the corporation. It's that simple.
You need to investigate what you want to do more thoroughly, you can do quite a bit of damage with Botox, if it is not injected properly, such as causing a facial paralysis, damage to the eye muscles, etc. A client can have a reaction tro one of the ingredients in one of the products that you are using for a facial, etc. A problem can arise out of anything that you do, if someone tells you otherwise, run away from them.
If you remember, there is actually a doctor and his wife in Florida on life support because of problems with some Botox that they used. It was not from the company but a copy of it, so problems do happen. And this was injected by another partner of theirs, also a physician. So please never say never.
Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 7, '05
i have my 2 clinics in colorado. services are permanent makeup, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, scar and camoflauge. i also instruct.
In colorado no physician is requiered for me to do this.
Last edit by nightingale on Nov 20, '05
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