Navigation Links
Plastic Surgery - Are Tougher Laws Needed to Protect Patient Safety?
Date:5/9/2013

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

According to an April 23, 2013 Reuters article entitled “U.K. Review Warns on Cosmetic Injections, Urges Tougher Rules,” (go to goo.gl/MccDq) there have been notable disasters regarding patient safety over the past few years. This situation has led to a British government review of the medical aesthetic industry and the potential introduction of tougher regulations designed to protect patient safety.

“The situation in the U.K. would be laughable if not for the impact on patients,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione. “The idea that an untrained person could competently and legally provide a medical treatment is very dangerous in my opinion. In California this would clearly be the unlicensed practice of medicine.”

As reported in the article, a British review of the billion-dollar cosmetic treatment sector has found quite a few startling facts. According to the Medical Director of the National Health Service, cosmetic procedures such as Botox and laser therapy are performed without regulations almost 90% of the time. He points out that those who undergo such procedures have no protection and redress; in fact, their status can be considered comparable to someone who is buying a pen or a toothbrush—that is, there are simply no laws in place to protect them.

Dermal fillers, a booming sector of the cosmetics industry at the moment, are a “crisis waiting to happen,” in the U.K. according to the Reuter’s report. It can be noted that fillers are well regulated by the FDA in the United States, but the same cannot be said for Britain. The U.K. has somewhere between 140 and 190 fillers available in the market as compared to just 14 in the U.S.

“Patients need to be aware that dermal fillers, Botox, and laser procedures are medical treatments that except in very limited circumstances, by law, can only be prescribed by a physician. At Epione, though I could have an RN inject Botox or dermal fillers at my direction I choose to do all these treatments myself.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about plastic surgery safety can be found on Epione’s website.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10715986.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Common Plastics Chemical Might Boost Diabetes Risk
2. Myelodysplastic syndrome treated with deferasirox shows beneficial iron reduction, Moffitt says
3. Plastics Chemical Linked to Obesity in Kids
4. Platelet drug shows clinical benefits for severe, unresponsive aplastic anemia
5. Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells
6. Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Childrens Behavior: Study
7. A CNIO team creates a unique mouse model for the study of aplastic anaemia
8. Students win $100K for 3-D printer to turn waste plastic into composting toilets, rainwater systems
9. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal announces global expansion initiatives
10. First comprehensive guidelines for managing anaplastic thyroid cancer published in Thyroid journal
11. New form of brain plasticity: Study shows how social isolation disrupts myelin production
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... business simulation -centric training, today announced the launch of a new research study, ... having the skills needed to execute that strategy, and the actual success of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... ... Janet Schloz is still in shock after receiving a $2,500 Academic Award from California ... she said. , She thinks the coming week is going to be a very joyful ... to help my students.” , The award will allow the 4th grade teacher at Tumwater ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Mt. Angel Vitamins, ... a months-long rebranding effort. This includes the introduction of new packaging and messaging, ... market research, we learned that a simple, proactive approach to wellness is important ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The homeowner improvement and repair market ... utilizing DIY and unlicensed contractors for renovations is also on the rise. Per a ... 2015, and of those, 42% failed to use a licensed contractor.(2) The risks associated ...
(Date:3/25/2017)... , ... March 25, 2017 , ... Norland at Swissray is pleased to ... for large subjects. The ELITE DXA has an active scan window, which is more ... long to fit in the scan area could not undergo an accurate total body bone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017 Summary This ... Bayer and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... an in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one of ... company reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion of ... The report will be delivered in PDF format within ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... LONDON , March 27, 2017 ... require to better understand Eli Lilly and its partnering interests ... Alliance since 2010 report provides an in-depth insight into the ... companies. On demand company reports are prepared upon ... deal and company data. The report will be ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 ... clinical-stage pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based ... offering in the United States ... ADS representing 40 ordinary shares of the Company, ... addition, Therapix has granted the underwriters a 45-day ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: