The Benefits of Working in an Existing Medical Spa Versus Owning One

Medical spas are currently in high demand, as they provide many non-invasive aesthetic treatments for patients. If you’re a medical professional and are interested in getting involved in a medical spa, you can either work for an existing spa or open your own. Both of these options are distinct career choices that offer unique benefits. Here, we’ll discuss these benefits so that you can make the best decision for your needs as a practitioner. 

Working in an Existing Medical Spa Doesn’t Require High Start-Up Costs. 

The main benefit of working in an existing medical spa over owning your own is that you can avoid high start-up costs. To start your own medical spa, you’ll likely have to invest several hundred thousand dollars to start the business. Unfortunately, it will take a couple of years of working in your spa to recoup those costs and start making a profit. So, while owning a medical spa is a worthwhile investment for many, it’s not the right choice for those who aren’t willing to make a significant upfront financial investment. 

Owning Your Own Medical Spa Involves Greater Legal Responsibility. 

There are many legal considerations required for a med spa to avoid complications and problems that could put your physician’s license at risk or require the use of your malpractice insurance. For one, if you open your own medical spa, you’ll be responsible for educating your team on the scope of the practice and ensuring that the spa doesn’t violate any applicable laws. If you join the team of an existing medical spa, though, these guidelines and practices will have already been established. 

Owning Your Own Medical Spa Gives You Complete Control. 

If you join an existing med spa, you may end up feeling limited by the treatment offerings. On the other hand, by owning your own medical spa, you’ll have the freedom to learn about and offer any range of aesthetic treatments that you desire. This will give you a chance to perform treatments and procedures that you’re passionate about, as well as continually learn about innovations in the field of aesthetic medicine

Medical Aesthetics Academy offers a broad range of courses to train aesthetic practitioners in the latest treatments and procedures. We also offer a business/marketing course to provide helpful tools in establishing and growing an aesthetic practice. Contact us today to register!