www.news-leader.com –  It’s a fast-paced world and people want to get in, get pretty, and get out, said Kelly Keys, R.N. She is part owner of Allure Medical Spa, which opened a year ago.

If you’ve noticed more medical spas in the Ozarks, you’re not alone. The industry has experienced explosive growth nationwide. In 2013, it was a $1.9 billionindustry, according to a study by Marketdata Enterprises, Inc.

It was projected to grow 18 percent each year, and sales are expected to hit $3.6 billion in 2016.

Southwest Missouri is no exception. Consumers have an increasing number of medical spas to choose from where they can get a chemical peel, tattoo removal, micropigmentation (permanent make-up), or varicose vein treatment, among other treatments.

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