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  • Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics

    It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Clinics website under services known as ''cosmetic prescriptions consultations,'' the clinics ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 9, 2012
  • Informed Consent in Aesthetics

    Don't take another step - before you have your patient read and sign all consent forms! A patient's written consent and acknowledgement of the treatment and risks is simply not optional anymore. Sure, there was a time when a provider's word was gold. There was little written in a chart about the discussion of risks and side effects. Nowadays, ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on April 24, 2012
  • Healthy, Youthful Skin on the Skinny

    What do our patients want? To look better, look more youthful Look better without down time Look better right away Look better without pain Look better without surgery Look better without costing too much So how do we help them accomplish all of this? First, we have to understand what comprises a youthful appearance. Young, youthful skin ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 13, 2012
  • Light Chemical Peels

    Our skin is not only our largest organ, it is our first line of defense against harsh environmental conditions such as UV damage, pollution and irritants. So, have you thanked your skin lately? What better way than with an effective and inexpensive facial treatment? If you are looking to improve a dull complexion on a budget, a light (superficial) ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 10, 2012
  • The 'Money Is Tight' Consult

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This blog post was written by Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP, who practices at Anushka Cosmedical Centre in West Palm Beach, Fla. The cash-based aspect of aesthetics intensifies the value of the initial consultation. There may be a huge discrepancy between what a patient ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on December 15, 2011
  • Healthy Competition

    First there was Botox, then there was Dysport, and now there is Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA). Xeomin is the latest addition to a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved this new botulinum product to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows, and I'm anxiously waiting for its ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 8, 2011