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Med Spa Safety Checklist: Do This Before Booking an Appointment


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4/7/2014
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Relaxation and pampering are what most people envision when they hear the word “spa.” However, many of these facilities have expanded their services to include other procedures such as Botox injections and laser hair removal. These are more invasive procedures than the standard spa fare, so if you are considering visiting a spa for one of these treatments, check the med spa safety first.

Med Spa Information: Do These Four Things Before Your Appointment

1. Verify licensure and registration.

Even minimally invasive procedures should be done by a licensed physician. A major med spa safety point is checking that the doctor is licensed to perform the service you are requesting. Unfortunately, med spas have a reputation for simply noting that a doctor is licensed but not in what area.

Try to get a licensed physician in dermatology for Botox and laser hair removal. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff about this. Consider looking through the Georgia Composite Medical Board website to verify this information.

2. Check for cleanliness.

Unsanitary conditions create a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. They easily can spread when the equipment, linens and the environment itself isn’t sterile and clean. This increases the risk of infection, which potentially could be life-threatening, like bacterial infections after surgery at the surgical site. Reading customer reviews of a spa online can add to your knowledge about the med spa safety level.

3. Confirm the doctor has hospital privileges.

Most people don’t go into a med spa thinking something could go wrong. But the reality is that it’s a possibility. For that reason, it’s critical the doctor performing the procedure has hospital privileges. If not, it’s time to look elsewhere.

4. Know the risks.

Even procedures considered minimally invasive carry risks. For instance, there have been cases in which some have undergone laser treatment and suffered burn injuries. Unfortunately, even doing all of these things before booking an appointment doesn’t guarantee good results.

Medical spa cases are complicated, which is why it’s best to consult an attorney if you suffered a lack of med spa safety and subsequent injuries. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz handles medical negligence claims. You can learn about our services quickly and easily by filling out our contact form.



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