A lot of the money going to the medical beauty business is coming from wealthy medical professionals who make the money because of the high prices they charge, says Vanessa Haggard, author of “The Medical Beauty Business: The Secret Life of the $3 Billion Industry.”
“They’re making huge profits from the cosmetic surgery industry because the surgeries are so expensive.
So that makes them very wealthy, but then, too, they’re very greedy,” Haggards said.
The Medical Hairdresser and Cosmetologist Association of America, or MACA, has been pushing to end cosmetic hair dyeing, which is commonly called “medical hair dye,” for years.
The MACA represents nearly 2,000 medical hairdressers and other professional hairstylists in the United States, and the association has become so powerful that it has a political arm.MACA is a political organization that has played a major role in passing legislation to end medical hair dyeings, including the recently passed Hairdressers Health Care Freedom Act.
It also has taken a strong stance against the FDA’s ban on the use of hair dye in cosmetic surgery.
It’s not just the professional hairdresser who is being targeted by the FDA.
MACA’s executive director, Dr. Jody Wren, has argued that the FDA has failed to protect the public.
“If you want to do cosmetic surgery, you can do it with your own hands,” she said in a statement to CNN.
“We need the FDA to take the lead.”