ASDS Endorses NewBeauty magazine's ExpertInjector program
Aug. 1, 2013, Rolling
Meadows, Ill. -- When faced with the decision of choosing an injector
for cosmetic treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers or botulinum toxins,
many consumers are motivated by factors such as peer influence or even the
price of treatment.
As consumer advocates, the American Society
for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and NewBeauty magazine emphasize choosing an
injector based on their credentials. That’s why NewBeauty created – and the
ASDS is endorsing – the ExpertInjector program.
Physicians who are
part of the ExpertInjector program are among the
best the industry has to offer. Of the more than 1.2 million practitioners
performing cosmetic injectable treatments in the United States, less than 7
percent meet the qualifications to be an ExpertInjector.
with the ExpertInjector designation are board-certified dermatologists, plastic
surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and oculoplastic surgeons who have
demonstrated extreme due diligence regarding patient safety, reliable results
and consumer education.
“Nearly any doctor can take a weekend crash
course in injectables,” said Steffanie Attenberg, Vice President and Group
Publisher of NewBeauty magazine. “He or she can perform a procedure without
receiving the necessary hands-on training or proper understanding of what’s
needed to reduce any risks and ensure the best results—a scary thought
considering the growing popularity of injectable procedures in the U.S. That’s
why it’s important to choose a doctor who is properly qualified to perform
injectable procedures and only administers products that are FDA-approved.”
ExpertInjectors have the training and expertise in their approved core
residencies and/or through additional post-graduate medical education to make
them highly qualified to perform injectable procedures that require a keen
understanding of the underlying anatomy and possible complications.
“The ASDS is pleased to endorse the ExpertInjector program as a resource
patients can rely on to help ensure they select a properly qualified physician
to perform injectable procedures,” said ASDS President Timothy C. Flynn, M.D.
“Soft-tissue fillers and neuromodulators require extensive physician knowledge
to ensure the highest level of care. A doctor’s board certification is of
heightened importance today, as the ASDS has noted a significant increase in
patient complications due to the proliferation of non-qualified physicians
offering cosmetic procedures.”
About the ASDS
The American Society for Dermatologic
Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing
dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the
health, function and beauty of your skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the
field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments
to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work
has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair
and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin
cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer
rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the
life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit asds.net.
Society for Dermatologic Surgery