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It’s no secret, women everywhere want perfect eyebrows. Whether they are plagued with the dreaded uni-brow, or the lack of eyebrows, the desire to have perfect eyebrows is universal. Eyebrows shape and add definition to the face. More importantly, well designed eyebrows show expression and emotion.
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I was very encouraged this week to see the State of California come one step closer to passing the Patient Safety Bill. It is a fabulous piece of legislation which will put controls on med spas operating without any direct medical supervision. AB 1548, a bill co-sponsored by the ASDSA (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association,) and CalDerm, has passed through every step of the California State Assembly without one dissenting vote. It now moves to the State Senate for consideration. If passed, the bill would provide the Medical Board of California and other law enforcement and consumer protection agencies with improved enforcement tools to prosecute larger entities engaged in the unlawful practice of medicine. These corporately-owned medical spa and laser hair removal chains commonly practice without a doctor on premise or contain a “ghost medical director” for the purpose of appearing legitimate.
While the convenience of having an anti-aging treatment performed at a local spa, shopping mall can be appealing, this convenience could jeopardize your health and safety. I feel these unsupervised med spas place patients in unnecessary risk. Think about it, if an allergic reaction or true emergency were to arise, there is no doctor on site to handle the problem. Additionally, physician extenders (nurse practitioners [NPs] and physician assistants [PAs],) providing procedures in these types of settings are proving not be well-trained. I like to say “they don’t know what they don't know.” Left without supervision and with their subpar training, the end result is patients with unsatisfactory outcomes.
You would not believe the number of corrections I have done in my practice resulting from sloppy med spa work. I must see one or two cases a week from patients with scars and pigment left from improper laser treatments; Even higher amount of patients coming in with uneven, drooping eyebrows resulting from Botox injections done from providers with an untrained eye. Studies have shown higher complications when procedures are performed by these physician extenders without direct physician supervision and “non-core” physicians (physicians that are not cosmetic dermatologist nor plastic surgeons.) who are not sufficiently trained. I’m sure you have heard the adage; “you wouldn’t go to a brain surgeon to have open heart surgery?” So, why take such a risk with your beauty to save a buck or two?
The success of any cosmetic procedure is highly dependent on the knowledge and trained eye of the person performing it. Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons take years and years of in-depth training before conducting cosmetic procedures. The same cannot be said for “non-core” providers, who often times take weekend courses on anti-aging techniques and open up a clinic the weekend after. That is why the American Academy of Dermatology recommends all treatments be performed by a core physician or under the direct supervision of one.
Despite all these risks, corporate med spas continue to be big business. According to the International Med Spa Association, the number of med spas has grown by 85% in the past two years, and is currently up to 2,500 nationally. The Aesthetic Medicine News reports that annual revenues from med spas are in excess of $2 billion. But the good news is that, as I write this, there are more than 15 states proposing bills to curb these types of med spas. That is very encouraging.
I cannot stress enough the importance of consulting with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon before having a cosmetic treatment. With their in-depth medical training and experience performing these procedures, we can safely perform cosmetic procedures each year with excellent results
Q: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and comedian Jon Lovitz recently revealed that they suffer from psoriasis. How common is this skin disorder?
A: About 8 million Americans suffer from psoriasis. There are 150,000 new diagnoses annually. It’s the leading autoimmune disorder in the country, so it’s fairly common. Psoriasis is characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin - mostly on the elbows, knees, and scalp. For some, the patches can become extremely itchy. It’s not infectious and many experts believe there is a genetic factor involved.
Q: What causes psoriasis?
A: While the exact cause is not known, many experts say it’s caused by an abnormality in the immune system. It can first occur at any age, but most commonly strikes young adults. Sufferers typically experience a series of flare-ups and remissions.
Q: What can trigger a flare-up?
A: Triggers can vary from one person to the next. Alcohol and cigarettes should be avoided. Stress, infection, certain medications such as lithium,
beta-blockers, and some painkillers have been known to aggravate the disease.
Q: You mentioned stress as a possible cause, yet people who have the condition say that psoriasis itself is extremely stressful.
A: It can become a vicious cycle. When people have an outbreak or flare-up they may become frustrated and angry, which makes the condition worse.
Research shows that as many as one-third of people with psoriasis experience depression, which is almost five times as much as the general population. It’s important to understand that while the disorder isn’t curable, it is manageable. The National Psoriasis Foundation has online support and 40 support groups throughout the country to offer information and assistance. Exercise can be an important tool to relieve the stress of psoriasis.
Q: What are the most effective treatments?
A: Don’t use banana peels on the lesions, as folks once did! For mild cases, hydrocortisone creams can provide relief. Apply them after showering for maximum benefit. Some doctors still use older treatments such as ultraviolet light therapy and coal tar preparations successfully. Newer treatments include medication to tame the body’s T-cells that cause the hyperactivity of the skin cells that leads to the disease. These drugs, called biologics, are used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis and are given by injection or intravenous infusion. A biologic is a protein-based drug derived from
living cells. Instead of just treating symptoms, these drugs get to the root of the issue. The newest biologic drug is called Stelara, which was approved by the FDA in 2009. The main advantage with Stelara is that it doesn’t have to be used as often as other biologics. It’s given twice in the first month of a flare-up followed by just four more treatments a year.
Q: What are some coping strategies for dealing with flare-ups?
A: Women should avoid makeup that is heavily scented and look for products formulated for sensitive skin. Wash your face with nonabrasive cleansers. Use moisturizers that contain ceramides and lipids. The National Psoriasis Foundation has an online product guide at www.psoriasis.org.