Posted on October 4, 2012 by Francis X Acunzo
The Medical Spa Society has contracted with an independent market research firm, Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., to perform a survey of MedSpa facility operations. This collection of information will be invaluable to our industry in establishing benchmarks and planning for the future.
Marketdata is a 33-year old market research publisher and consulting firm that has analyzed a wide variety of service and niche healthcare markets, working with many trade associations. All information submitted will be kept strictly confidential, used only to derive industry averages.
Please use the link below to get to the survey. Answer as many questions as you can. The deadline is June 25th.
Anyone who completes the survey will receive $75 off their next annual membership with the Medical Spa Society plus Marketdata will provide all participants with a free summary of the major findings. In addition, all participants will receive a significant discount off the list price of the final report when it is released. The complete report will contain information about the nature and size of the market, market segments, forecasts, competitor profiles, suppliers, customer demographics, operating ratios and more.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Please contact myself or Mr. John LaRosa, Marketdata’s Research Director, at: 813-907-9090 if you have any questions.
Take the survey now.
Francis X. Acunzo
CEO, Acara Partners
President, Medical Spa Society
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Posted on March 23, 2012 by Francis X Acunzo
No surprise to the team at Acara, the just published 2012 ASAPS Annual Cosmetic Surgery Statistics report shows an increase of almost 13% in total number of liposuction procedures performed in 2011 over 2010.
The Acara team has first hand experience of the strength of Liposuction (specifically driven by laser lipo) in the marketplace through the success of our client’s lipo business. In the past, we were always surprised when Lipo came in second to breast augmentation. This year liposuction has taken the lead and is in first place.
What’s driving this? Increased awareness, increased availability, and more men having the procedures performed.
Read the full ASAPS report, its very insightful.
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Posted on March 9, 2012 by Francis X Acunzo
Colleen Acunzo rejoined the team at Acara this past month. She comes back to us after a successful run as sales consultant at one of New Englands top cosmetic dermatology practices. She will be focused on client services, cosmetic medical sales training for our clients and supporting corporate strategy in her role as partner.
Colleen co-founder of Acara Partners and a leading aesthetic medical sales expert launched Acara in 2003 with her husband Francis to focus on providing business consulting and marketing services to the health, wellness, spa, cosmetic medicine, education and pharma industries. Colleen brings over 25 years’ experience in the health, wellness and cosmetic medical industries to her position.
Colleen’s experience includes working in an aesthetic medical practice as a sales consultant where she was instrumental in taking monthly sales from $75K to $165K in just 8 months. In addition she achieved a record $55,000 in medical aesthetic procedure sales in just one day, oftentimes selling over $20,000 in a given day.
Colleen was instrumental in the 1984 opening of the renowned spa at the Norwich Inn in Norwich CT. She was Spa Director of the Southern California health resort and destination spa Cal-a-Vie, named the number one destination spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. Colleen has served as Corporate Spa Director for Le Pli Enterprises, owner and operator of two urban retreats with health clubs, spas and salons where she managed a team of 125 people with a $5 million operating budget. These locations were named Best of Boston by Boston Magazine more than 15 times under her oversight.
She was a partner in Sage Management & Development Group, a company which owned and operated spas and provided business consulting services to companies seeking to enter, grow or expand in the spa world. She was then part of Stonewater Spas, at the time one of the country’s largest day spa companies with 20 locations in over 16 cities nationwide.
Colleen holds a degree in business management from Becker College.
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Posted on January 19, 2012 by Francis X Acunzo
It will soon cost you less to purchase your Botox and all other cosmetic procedures in New Jersey.
N.J.’s ‘BoTax’ falls as Gov. Christie signs repeal.
Trenton, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that repeals and will phase out the state’s 6 percent “BoTax” — the nation’s first such tax on cosmetic procedures.
The bill’s sponsors, Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) and Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen), said the eight-year-old tax is not only a “burden” to patients, but to the medical offices that must collect the tax and state agencies that enforce it, according to NJ.com.
Read the full article in Cosmetic Surgery Times…
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Posted on May 14, 2010 by Francis X Acunzo
Medical Spas are on the move in India. For the past few years I have been speaking with various developers from India that have been interested in opening medical spas in their country. It looks like it is beginning to happen. If anyone knows of other medical spa business expansions in India please give us an update.
Read further about Evolve’s expansion.
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Posted on November 4, 2008 by Francis X Acunzo
The American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released the results of their recent poll that identifies a drop off in consumers purchasing cosmetic surgery but clearly points to the fact that consumers still remain bullish on minimally invasive procedures that are customary at most Medspas.
I believe the results of this survey point to my position that the market for Medical Spa services continues to expand and the better medical spas with a strong focus on consistent marketing and effective management will succeed even during this tough economic times.
Read more about the results of the ASPS poll.
Please feel free to provide comments.
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