Renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetics industry entrepreneur, Dr. Grant Stevens, brings you The Technology of Beauty — your new source for the very latest in aesthetic technology. On this podcast, Dr. Stevens will give listeners a look into his world, through exclusive interviews with the doctors, founders, inventors, and scientists who are shaping the future of aesthetics. Subscribe now and don't miss an episode!
Keynote Interview with Brent Saunders at AIS 2022
We are proud to present a very special episode featuring BeautyHealth Executive Chairman Brent Saunders, recorded live at AIS 2022. Best known in the aesthetic world as the former Chairman/President/CEO of Allergan, Brent's impressive leadership resume includes PwC, Bausch + Lomb, and Cisco (not to mention his $1.1 billion SPAC deal to take HydraFacial public in 2021).
In this Keynote Interview conducted by Dr. Grant Stevens, find out what Brent forecasts for the future of aesthetics, along with talk of acquisitions and pandemic economics, incremental vs. actual innovation, enthusiasm for new technologies, why aesthetic consumers are more discerning than others, and much more — all in the next episode of the Technology of Beauty.
Ezra Simons on M&A Exit Strategies for Private Aesthetic Practices
In this episode, Dr. Grant Stevens discusses the intersection of aesthetics and private equity with Ezra Simons of Physician Growth Partners. Ezra's experience with the expansion of provider service networks and service line offerings for health systems gave him a deep knowledge of day-to-day operations of physician practices and groups — which is all to say, he is uniquely qualified to navigate the unique challenges of mergers and acquisitions as they relate to aesthetic exit strategies. With "increasing excitement in the aesthetics space" as Ezra describes it, he tells us how physicians who are looking to sell can get the best valuation for their practices. Tune in for the detailed breakdown with all the facts, figures and multipliers on the latest episode of the Technology of Beauty.
Enrique Rangel on Optimizing Patient Acquisition Through Better Lead Management
When Enrique Rangel first entered the world of aesthetic lead management, he was shocked to discover that practices were waiting an average of nine and a half hours to follow up on their leads. Maybe that doesn't sound egregious at first — after all, plastic surgeons and medspas can get pretty busy. But considering that many other industries respond to their leads within minutes, the need for an aesthetic-focused lead management system that could help optimize and organize follow up and increase conversion rates became immediately apparent. In this episode of the Technology of Beauty, Enrique tells the story of how MyMedLeads grew from a back-of-the-napkin idea to an industry-leading platform that was recently acquired by Nextech Systems. Tune in to hear the story as well as get a preview of upcoming enhancements to the platform, plus much more, in episode 49 of the Technology of Beauty.
Live From ABAM 2022 in Park City, Utah
In this special traveling episode of The Technology of Beauty, recorded live in Park City at the 15th American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Dr. Grant Stevens sits down for micro interviews with over a dozen movers and shakers from the aesthetics business. Tune in to get a feel for the buzz at ABAM 2022 and hear about the latest products and clinical developments emerging in the aesthetic world.
Featured guests include:
00:01:20 Dr. Renato Saltz
00:06:01 Caro Van Hove (Revelle Aesthetics)
00:11:25 Philippe Schaison
00:16:28 Dr. Paul Nassif
00:21:24 Adam Daniells (Influx Marketing)
00:25:06 Terri Ross (APX Platform)
00:28:12 Dr. Kiya Movassaghi
00:35:00 Dr. Barry DiBernardo
00:38:21 Dr. John Meadors (Ideal Curves)
00:43:43 Dr. Foad Nahai
00:50:06 Izhak Musli (APX Platform)
00:55:33 Dr. Nazim Cerkes (ISAPS)
01:05:51 Ethan Minh (Benev Skincare)
The Entrepreneurs of Aesthetics Series No. 1 | The Sperling Dermatology Story
In this episode, Dr. Grant Stevens welcomes Dr. Shari Sperling and Ari Katz of Sperling Dermatology for something a little different from our regular programming — our first installment of The Entrepreneurs of Aesthetics, where we invite innovative aesthetic business owners to break down how they built their practices from the ground up. In only a five year span from opening to becoming the #1 body contouring practice in the country, Shari and Ari established a blueprint for building a wildly successful body contouring-focused practice with over a million dollars a month in revenue. Leveraging digital marketing and enterprise sales strategies, among other unconventional growth tactics — such as a pandemic-proof mobile medspa — they ultimately achieved an an 8-figure exit amounting to tens of millions of dollars.
Tune in for the step-by-step details of how they did it in this episode of The Technology of Beauty.
Karen Cronholm on Micro-Coring: A New Breakthrough in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?
In this episode, Dr. Grant Stevens discusses the Ellacor™ micro-coring system with Karen Cronholm, President and CEO of Cytrellis Biosystems. Promising to improve more severe wrinkles, not just fine lines, this new FDA approved approach to non-surgical facial rejuvenation is designed to eliminate excess skin on the microscale. What's more, healing time for patients is typically faster than with energy-based devices, there's no scarring, and it promises to produce natural-looking results. Tune in to learn how this new technology is providing an alternative path for patients who want to look and feel younger on the latest episode of the Technology of Beauty.
I love this podcast! So many amazing and bright people who share their invaluable knowledge of the business.
Great content ! I always pick up a pearl or two!
If you are in the medical aesthetics space and want to stay ahead of the curve or have interest in learning the business side, this is a great podcast for you. Such keen insights into the industry you simply don’t find elsewhere. Thanks and keep it coming!