Medical spas, which combine aesthetic laser treatments and day spa services, can be highly lucrative for those who understand the industry, says Hilda Demirjian, owner of Hilda Demirjian Laser and Skin Care Center
, in White Plains. In response to increasing interest in the field, she’s begun offering coaching and training for physicians and other professionals wanting to launch or grow their own med spa.
“The med spa business is in great demand,” she says. “Yes, it is profitable. But you need to know about running the business successfully. Having a background of 25 years in this industry, I can say with confidence that someone entering the field needs guidance. I’ve trained surgeons, doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and med spa owners from Manhattan, Florida, California, Greater Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.”
A license is needed to run a med spa. Typical services offered include aesthetic laser treatments, such as skin tightening and treatment for acne, scars, pigmentation, stretch marks and hair removal; anti-aging facials; and Botox cosmetic injections.
Anyone interested in training with Demirjian can come to White Plains to meet one-on-one with her, or she can travel to their location. She also conducts trainings via Zoom. She says the length and price of her trainings vary according to what the individual needs. While some trainees want to understand the business end of the med spa industry, others might want to learn the specifics of aesthetic laser treatments and skin care techniques.
Her med spa business has been successful “since day one,” she says. “A big reason is that I have an endless passion and mission to educate every individual about the largest organ in the body, the skin. Even after 25 years, I’m still following the Golden Rule: I treat every individual the way I want to be treated, with respect and integrity.”
Hilda Demirjian Laser and Skin Care Center offers complimentary skincare consultations. Hilda Demirjian skincare products are available on the store website and on Amazon.