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Do's and Don'ts When Considering Cosmetic Procedures in a Spa or Salon

(press release from ASDS - American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)

As the quest for the perfect body and a flawless face continues, many consumers have turned to salons, spas and malls to enhance their appearance at bargain prices. While all cosmetic procedures are medical, many consumers are being influenced to believe that certain procedures are easy and free of risks or complications Ė leading many to seek non-traditional settings in which unlicensed non-physicians are administering treatments. To educate potential patients about the red flags associated with non-physicians offering cosmetic treatments, Rhoda Narins, MD, president of the American Society for Dermatology Surgery, has developed a few important doís and doníts for consumers:

Do's

  • Do choose a location carefully. Beware of locations outside of a physicianís office, such as a spa, salon, or store-front in a shopping mall. These locations usually have no medical staff on-site or emergency care services in place should something go wrong. Also, although a medi-spa may be owned or directed by a doctor, the doctor may only visit the facility occasionally. Ask if the doctor is on-site and immediately available to supervise procedures.

  • Do make sure the doctor is on site. Most cosmetic procedures should be performed by a physician who is board-certified in dermatology or another specialty with equivalent training and experience. If the physician is supervising the procedure, make sure he is on-site and immediately available to respond to any questions or problems that may occur while the procedure is being performed.

  • Do check credentials. Putting people in scrubs and having medical charting on the walls make a facility appear professional, but it doesnít make their staff qualified to perform a medical procedure. Ask about background and training. Is the physician a member of a medical specialty organization? This indicates a physicianís desire to keep abreast of the latest scientific data and medical information. For additional information, visit the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery website, www.asds.net.

  • Do discuss pain management options. Discomfort or minimal pain may be associated with some minor cosmetic treatments. Ask about your options? What are the benefits and risks associated with each option? Which option do you recommend and why?

Don'ts

  • Don't ever go to someoneís home or a hotel room to have a cosmetic procedure performed. Cosmetic procedures are medical procedures, which should not be performed in these settings.

  • Don't rely on price. If you are receiving a procedure that costs significantly less than usual, you can assume you are not receiving the best treatment. Price should not be the determining factor.

  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
    • What if something goes awry?
    • What procedures are in place to deal with an emergency?
    • What training does the staff have?
    • Who will perform the procedure?
    • Is this treatment right for me?
    • Is this laser, device or technique appropriate for my skin type?
    • Have you performed this procedure before on the same body part Iím considering?
    • May I see your before and after photographs?
    • Have you reviewed my medical history?


  • Don't go through with a procedure if they canít prove a trained physician is accessible.

  • Don't be afraid to walk away. If it doesnít feel right, then find a more reputable location.

ASDS
http://www.asds.net


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