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AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex Thiersch, takes an in-depth look at today's aesthetic entrepreneurs and what makes them successful.

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    • Entrepreneurship

AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex Thiersch, takes an in-depth look at today's aesthetic entrepreneurs and what makes them successful.

    The Return of COVID Restrictions

    The Return of COVID Restrictions

    Many states are re-imposing restrictions on businesses, as the COVID-19 pandemic has surged in many parts of the country. Join AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex Thiersch, ByrdAdatto Partner, Renee Coover, JD, and AmSpa Legal Coordinator, Patrick O'Brien, JD, as they review and discuss the new restrictions in Illinois, California and elsewhere, and how they may impact your medical aesthetic practice.

    • 52 min
    Greatest Hits: How to Get Relief from Stress and Anxiety During This Difficult Time

    Greatest Hits: How to Get Relief from Stress and Anxiety During This Difficult Time

    As 2020 has gone on it seems stressors have only increased. This week we're reaching into the archives to help you manage an increasingly stressful world. Wendy Collier will offer things you can do each day to give you a break from feeling worried so you can be your more positive self. This includes a powerful daily practice you can do first thing each morning that will make a BIG difference in your entire day. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    When COVID-19 Hits Close to Home

    When COVID-19 Hits Close to Home

    This week, board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Whitfield, MD, talks about his journey overcoming both professional and personal hardships due to COVID-19. The pandemic has affected Dr. Whitfield in both his practice and in personal life, as he lost his father to the illness during the lockdown. He touches on several aspects of dealing with this reality, including:A medical professional’s perspective on losing a family member to COVID;The difficulties of losing a loved one during lockdown;How other team members have also lost close family members;Preparing to re-open while dealing with personal loss;Dealing with “COVID fatigue” among patients and community members;Lessons learned from months of virtual consults;And more.

    • 40 min
    An APRN’s Perspective on AmSpa’s Practice Guidelines

    An APRN’s Perspective on AmSpa’s Practice Guidelines

    This week, Hermine Warren, APRN, DNP, CANS, talks about some lessons she’s learned during the COVID-19 outbreak and gives a detailed analysis of AmSpa’s Guidelines for Non-surgical Medical Aesthetic Practices. Listen in to hear a discussion about:Processes and procedures learned during COVID-19 that will endure post-quarantine;Benefits of using cannulas for injectable procedures;The importance of standards and a standardization of rules;The need to clarify scope of practice for advanced licenses beyond just NP;The risks of publishing guidelines that may eventually become law;Whether the guidelines do enough to support RNs;The need for references and citations in the guidelines;And much more.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Recovering from COVID-19 as a Person, Practitioner and Business Owner

    Recovering from COVID-19 as a Person, Practitioner and Business Owner

    New York-based dermatologist Paul Frank, MD, caught COVID-19 in the early days of the outbreak. He joins AmSpa Founder Alex Thiersch, JD, to discuss his personal journey with the disease, how it affected his health, how it affected his practice and how he predicts it will affect the medical aesthetic industry. He talks about:How living through COVID-19 changed his perspective on business;The importance of focusing on the practice of medicine within the business of medicine;His outlook on the post-COVID-19 future of medical aesthetics;If millennials continue to drive growth as the economy slowly recovers; andPracticing profitably while maintaining legal compliance.

    • 31 min
    The Path From RN to NP for a Nurse Injector

    The Path From RN to NP for a Nurse Injector

    This week, Connie Brennan, RN, BSN, CANS, CPSN, CPC, talks about her lifetime journey of learning in medical aesthetics, focusing on her current goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. She talks about:The benefits of being an RN vs an NP;Reasons why and why not to take the leap;How to choose a school;Challenges of expanding aesthetic education;How to grow the ranks of aesthetic nurses;And more!

    • 54 min

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