janeiro 20, 2008

Noticias Médicas

Many Consumers Seeking Cosmetic Procedures at Mall 'Medspas'

Your patients may be receiving cosmetic procedures such as Botox shots and laser hair removal at mall-based spas, but some providers have only had minimal training, according to the New York Times.
In a feature article on the trend, the newspaper says the medical spas, or "medspas," are typically staffed by nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, and they may not have a physician onsite.
Some practitioners open medspas after taking weekend courses on cosmetic procedures, the Times reports.
Richard D'Amico, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, notes that improperly administered Botox can cause drooping eyelids, paralysis, or blindness, and other spa procedures also carry risks.
New York Times story

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