Drs. Taub and Fried Discuss the Ethics in Cosmetic Derm – How Much is Too Much?
Richard Fried MD
by RICHARD G. FRIED, MD, PhD on
We were asked to talk about ethics and the issue of when too much cosmetic is too much, and how we notice it and how we react to it. I believe that both of us see things in a similar way and that is there is the objective criteria and the gut criteria. For me the objective criteria or when someone comes in with a great deal of obvious augmentation whether it’s full face, whether it’s lip …
How to Make Fillers Profitable for Your Business
Amy Taub MD
by AMY FORMAN TAUB, MD on
Fillers have a high disposable cost so they need to be priced accordingly to take into account your time and expertise. Also, there is a backend cost associated with their use. Usually after the first filler treatment patients will return for a follow-up visit—note, this visit should be complimentary. These visits are quite important for many reasons: 1. They give you feedback on your techniq …
I Wish I Had Known: Equipment Purchases
Equipment Purchases
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
There are several areas where it makes sense to save when opening a practice. On the other hand, there are some areas where saving money can be a false economy. When purchasing new equipment for a dermatology practice, the most logical thought is to try to save money and purchase the middle of the road forceps, needle drivers, and other instruments. This is what I did when I first started, but sh …
HOW TO BECOME A GOOD BOTOX INJECTOR
Amy Taub MD
by AMY FORMAN TAUB, MD on
Botulinum toxin is really the focal point of all successful cosmetic practices. In addition, it is the easiest to add to your practice and it is the one treatment that you should learn and know, even if you do not perform other cosmetic procedures.To go beyond mastering the basics, follow these steps: 1) Understand how to shape the brow, not just get rid of the lines. 2) Learn how to avoid a …
I Wish I Had Known: Importance of Details
Important Pictures
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
"A picture is worth a thousand words." In my experience, these words have never been more relevant and applicable to my work as a dermatologist. I wish I had known when I was starting out just how important the element of photography is. Especially if one wishes to publish articles and lectures, nationally and internationally. As a young practitioner, I would have taken courses in photography. …