"Laser Hair Removal can be the most profitable procedure in any medical spa," says Kile Law, owner of Blue Water Spa, a plastic surgery medical spa in Raleigh, North Carolina. "The key", Law continues, "is the right laser." In the November 2005 issue of Skin Inc. Magazine, Law offers physicians and prospective medical spa owners some valuable tips on running a successful medical spa. First and foremost, according to Law is safe and effective technology. The article discusses all technology in a medical spa including computer software, LED systems and of course aesthetic lasers for a variety of indications.
More sound advice from Law is the importance of staying abreast of technology. "I have worked with aesthetic lasers for more than 10 years. This has taught me many things including how rapidly laser technology changes. For instance, I am looking into purchasing another laser for skin rejuvenation. The laser I and many others believed to be best for skin tightening less than 2 years ago is absolutely not the laser I would choose today. In the article, Law provides some step by step tips for asking the right questions and choosing the best technology for a medical spa or laser center.
In 2006, Blue Water Spa will begin offering consulting services for medical spas across the country. The company will provide DVD's and manuals on topics such as marketing, business plans, treatment protocols, spa layout and more. Additionally, small courses including tours of Blue Water Spa or on-site individualized consulting will be available. Although there have been many requests, franchises of Blue Water Spa will not be available. The Laws' believe that spas require a personal touch that a franchise cannot offer. Law says she is always happy to answer an e-mail about technology. "My competition", she says, "is not the medical spa that opens down the street with the right equipment, it is the practice using ineffective technology and leaving people with the feeling that laser hair removal doesn't work."
The November 2005 Skin Inc article is the first of a 2 part series. Part 2 will appear in the December issue.
Kile Law, president of Blue Water Spa has been appointed to the 2005 board of directors for the National Day Spa Association. She is the recipient of the 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Southern Spa Conference. In 2004, Kile was the winner of the ABBIES award for best editorial feature in an industry (spa) publication. She is often a featured speaker at medical spa and skin care conferences, and interviews with her can often be seen on television and in consumer beauty publications.
Blue Water Spa is a plastic surgery medical spa and laser center owned by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Law and his wife Kile Law. Blue Water Spa and Dr. Law have been featured extensively in both local and national media and have been recognized in “best of” polls in their metropolitan area since opening in 2003. Dr. Law moved his aesthetic surgery practice from Beverly Hills, CA to his hometown of Raleigh, NC to start a family. The Laws' have two young sons, both born in Raleigh.