What you should know about your medical spa

Posted by Mords1944 on December 10th, 2020

Question: Who is the doctor in charge and where is he?
A: Medical spas must have a physician present to deliver medical grade products and procedures. Unfortunately, the doctor is often nowhere to be found. All too often, a physician whose primary area of ​​interest and income is anything other than medical aesthetics signs a contract to be the "medical director" of a medical spa. He earns extra income; Spa staff are allowed to use prescription products and perform complex medical procedures, but the doctor is not even present. He could perform surgery or see patients in his own office or even hit golf balls.

If you are considering receiving a medical procedure at a medical spa, find out if the doctor will actually be there during your visit.

Question: Will my medical procedures be performed by the doctor?
Answer: Medical spas are too often revenue as "additions" to a busy medical practice. The doctor may be busy seeing medical patients on the medical side of the office, while an esthetician, medical assistant, nurse practitioner or even a nurse uses potent syringes of Botox and complicated lasers on the spa side. Even plastic surgeons and dermatologists often hire nurses to perform medical procedures in their spa.
Before entering the door, ask if the doctor will actually inject the drugs or perform the medical procedures. If the answer is something like "No, our nurse does, but she's very good," do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

Question: How experienced is the doctor?
Answer: Generally, a doctor would just add a few nicely decorated rooms to his busy office, buy some lasers, hire an esthetician, and call it a medical spa. These doctors often have no real interest in medical aesthetics and rarely perform any of the procedures themselves. They may be physically nearby, but they are generally not familiar with what works well and what does not work.
You only need to trust your face to a doctor who practices medical aesthetics day in and day out. If the doctor spends the vast majority of his time practicing daily medicine or performing complex surgeries in the O.R., can you really expect him to keep an eye on the latest techniques and equipment used in medical aesthetics?

It is perfectly okay to ask, "How many times a week does the doctor actually perform this procedure?"

Question: What type of aesthetic training has the doctor had?
Answer: Many people assume that board-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons are the best aesthetic doctors, but this is not always the case.
Dermatologists spend the majority of their training learning how to treat skin diseases and how to recognize when a particular skin condition means something serious is happening elsewhere in the body. If you have a suspicious or bothersome lesion or rash, see a dermatologist. If you want to soften a few wrinkles and look more refreshed, a dermatologist may not always be the best choice.
Plastic surgeons acquire many complex skills during their extensive training period, including hand surgery, breast implants, facial reconstruction, scar revision, and complex skin transplant techniques. Plastic surgeons can do wonders for patients with these kinds of major problems. They may not be the best choice for a person with facial sun damage or irregularities in the pigment.

In fact, training in Медицинский Тэджон aesthetics is absent or only a very small part of many dermatology and plastic surgery training programs. Most physicians who want to become proficient in the appropriate use of Botox, facial fillers, lasers, and prescription cosmetics usually need to take several courses from national experts on the various aspects of medical aesthetics. These courses are expensive and inconvenient, but remain the most important means for most physicians to become proficient in these techniques.

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