Legal

Legal Issues: Resale Equipment

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of aesthetic practitioners and procedures in recent years. This has created a corresponding increase in the number of medical devices that are...

Stem Cells Re-Classified

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently adopted policies that will affect every aesthetic practitioner that employs stem cells in any manner. In a recent mandate, the FDA...

Common Causes Behind Litigation

In an effort to help laser surgeons identify potentially litigious procedures, dermatologist H. Ray Jalian, MD, of the Massachussetts Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center—in conjunction with...

With so much focus on increased competition, the risk of lawsuits and diminishing reimbursement rates, there is one financial threat to private medical practices that is all too often ignored:...

Skin care

Physicians today are compounding many unique and efficacious ingredients through the use of boutique pharmacies. Many of the resulting products are prescription-strength. The process of...

Working interviews—an increasingly common part of the hiring process for many medical practitioners—are an effective way to assess a job applicant’s skills and fit for the work environment. They...