Board-certified doctors practicing within scope belong to any one of a number of approved societies and are verified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. (Cosmetic dentists and hair restoration specialists don’t receive certifications, but belong to a number of elite medical societies, as well. ) These boards and societies have worked tirelessly to establish guidelines, task forces and protocols to help doctors reopen their practices and offer safe treatment to their patients.
Along with Santa Monica, CA dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD, both Denver dermatologist Joel Cohen, MD and San Antonio, TX dermatologist Vivian Bucay, MD have also made the investment in medical-grade air purifiers for each of their treatment rooms as an additional measure to prevent the transfer of airborne illnesses. “These medical-grade air-purifiers filter out particles smaller than COVID-19,” explains Dr. Bucay. “It is of paramount importance to take care of patients and staff during this time, limiting contact and contamination from a 360-degree perspective,” says Dr. Shamban.
Here, why seeking a board-certified doctor for any and all cosmetic treatments should be priority number one, now more than ever. “Especially now, you are safest in a situation where you’re dealing with a physician with a real clinical background,” says New York plastic surgeon B. Aviva Preminger, MD. “If you visit a medspa, you are being treated by someone who doesn’t have the clinical background to understand infection control protocols.
The Aesthetics Society, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Dermatology and have been working tirelessly to establish guidelines, task forces and protocols to help physicians reopen their practices and offer safe treatment to their patients.