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Dec
03
2009

Viewpoint: Freeze the Botax

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By: Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS

Proposed in the public option health plan currently being debated in the U.S. Senate, “Botax” would charge a 5% tax not just on Botox, but on all cosmetic medical procedures performed by licensed medical professionals. Dr. Dayan explains the many questionable aspects to this proposal, as well as cosmetic medicine's role in today's society.

Nov
20
2009

New Health Care Plan Includes a Tax on Cosmetic Procedures

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The new health care plan introduced to the Senate includes a proposal to tax some cosmetic procedures in an effort to pay for the plan.

Aug
18
2009

Potential “Botox Tax” Faces Resistance

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A potential tax on cosmetic medical procedures, nicknamed the Botox Tax, is meeting resistance from physicians who provide these services.

Jul
09
2009

Texas Prohibits Indoor Tanning for Minors

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The state of Texas has recently passed legislation restricting the use of indoor tanning devices by minors.

Jun
26
2009

PBA Government Affairs Update

Learn about what's going on in Congress that affects your business.

Jun
26
2009

NC Continues Considering Sales Tax for Spa Services

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Spa professionals can make a difference! Call your congressperson today!

May
01
2009

FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox

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Though none of the reported problem cases have involved using the drug for dermatological or cosmetic procedures, skin care professionals should note the newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated warnings on Botox and other similar products.

Apr
16
2009

Massachusetts Considering Medical Spa Regulation

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Proposed regulation for medical spas in Massachusetts may require licenses from the state's Department of Public Health, as well as a physician or nurse with special training on staff.

Mar
20
2009

New Jersey Backs Down; Brazilians OK

New Jersey has backed down in its attempt to ban Brazilian waxing in the state.

Feb
27
2009

Body and Machine Work Not OK in California

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According to the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, body and machine work should not be done by estheticians.