This August marked 25 years since Francis and Colleen Acunzo launched the first medical spa in the world through a business venture with Candela Corporation in Boston.
To say the least, a lot has happened in the medspa industry during the past few decades.
Eleven years prior to the birth of the medspa, in 1985, the Acunzos developed the first resort spa located in the Northeast. Moving along into the early 90s, they became the first day spa operator to install cosmetic lasers into spas in 1991.
In 2004, the Acunzos launched Acara Partners and, in doing so, became the first business consultancy dedicated to the aesthetic medical industry. Nine years later, we launched our marketing division as the first full-service digital agency completely dedicated to the aesthetic medical industry. Fast-forward through an economic recession and a global pandemic, Acara Partners continues to grow. Throughout the years, Acara has touched over 350 aesthetic medical clients, and has launched 160+ medical spas in the US either for ourselves or our clients.
Today, Acara Partners is proud to celebrate this milestone birthday with their team of 24 employees in Branford, Connecticut.