Is Your Injector an Expert?
By Marissa Hicken |
Plastic surgery-gone-wrong stories repeatedly emerge in the news. Although tragic, most of these reports are the sad stories of patients seeking treatment from illegitimate and unqualified doctors and their unfortunate consequences. Patients can avoid these appalling situations by ensuring they are putting themselves in the right hands.
Almost any doctor can purchase and administer injectables. But doctors practicing outside their specialty can put their patients at great risk. That’s why NewBeauty supports ExpertInjector, a program committed to ensuring that patients are seeking properly qualified physicians to perform injectable procedures.
ExpertInjectors are board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists and oculoplastic surgeons who have demonstrated extreme due diligence in regards to patient safety, reliable results and consumer education. They are properly qualified to perform injectable procedures and only administer products that are FDA-approved for aesthetic use.
“The Aesthetic Society is proud to endorse this program, particularly with the disturbing trend of “back room Botox” and other injectable procedures being performed by individuals with no medical training at all,” says Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, past president of ASAPS. “The ExpertInjector program raises the bar for patient safety.”
To find an ExpertInjector in your area, click here.