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How to Build Your Injectable Business
injectible business
by LESLIE BAUMANN, MD, FAAD on
Part 1 of 2 Building a cash-based cosmetic injectable practice is daunting at first because there is so much competition. This three-part series will give you a roadmap for preparing yourself and your practice to be a successful top-tier cosmetic practice. Keep in mind that consistency and patience are crucial for success. Most de novo practices take about five years to develop into thriving cosm …
5 Ways to Make Pediatric Patients Feel Comfortable
pediatric patient
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
1. Use child-friendly language. A blood pressure check could be “giving the arm a hug.” A swab could be a “silly tickle test.” 2. Biopsy ideas: Apply topical lidocaine under occlusion for 15-20 minutes before injection. Use buffered lidocaine (1:10 ratio of sodium bicarbonate to lidocaine). Suggestions for distraction: infants, use sweet-ease® sugar syrup on a pacifier; for o …
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
1. Focus on technologies that have a high likelihood of success in common conditions. 2. Have one room where you focus on many devices in the same space so that you can deliver the full buffet of services without moving the patient. 3. Steer people away from procedures that offer little benefit, even if they've read about them in magazines. 4. It’s a bad idea to buy technologies that ar …
4 Tips for Approaching Patients with Psoriasis
psoriasis
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
This article offers pearls that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in the quality of care we provide to our patients with psoriasis. If all four are too difficult to include in your next clinic visit, focus on just one or two that you can you incorporate into your regular care of patients with psoriasis. 1. Psoriatic Arthritis We all know that 30% of psoriasis patients develop psori …
10 Steps to a Pleasant Interaction with Your Pediatric Dermatology Patient
pediatric dermatology
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
The field of pediatric dermatology is wonderfully rewarding; however children do funny things when they are anxious, scared or sense strangers. The following are 10 tips I suggest to reduce the stress of a pediatric visit for your patients and yourself. Some of these I learned myself, some from mentors. 1. Address the child by their first name Make sure you know how to pronounce the name before …