Office Space: A Look Inside a Derm's Practice of the Future
By NewBeauty Editors |
This article first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.
Anyone who has ever watched The Jetsons and their world of 2062 wonders how much things will change (or stay the same). We’ve got the jet packs (or at least Leo does when he’s on vacation), but flying cars are still iffy (sorry, Elon). As to what the future holds for our doctors and their offices? Santa Monica, CA dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD says her number-one wish—besides going bicoastal—is a more personalized experience.
Dr. Shamban predicts appointments could be streamlined (read: shorter!) with the help of activated commands posted to a smart board. “This would prove to be especially useful in retrieving patient files and before-and-after photos.”
Beneath the Surface
Special devices that monitor and deliver information on improvements in cellular aging, biological aging and cellular remodeling that are not visible to the eye may not be that far off. “This kind of programming, plus tools that can lower inflammation to track procedure benefits at the cellular level, are key for the way we deal with aging in the near future,” Dr. Shamban says.
The ultimate test run: individualized imaging systems that would allow patients to view their lips with specific amounts of fillers placed—essentially showing the final product (and giving the opportunity to tweak) pre-injection.
Customized lighting to optimize visual perspective will match to the patient’s home or preferred lighting.
Patients can pop on VR glasses to get up close and personal with videos on procedures they’re curious about to see what they entail.