Legal

MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2018 Legal Issues

In 2012, 64 patients died and an additional 751 were injured due to contaminated compounded medications formulated and distributed by the New England Compounding Center. As a result, compounding...

MedEsthetics Legal Issues Nov/Dec 2017

Operating a medical aesthetic practice is expensive, and profit margins can be precarious, particularly when a business is in its beginning stages. It’s no surprise, therefore, that practice...

MedEsthetics Legal Issues September 2017

All types of businesses need an online presence to remain competitive and reach potential customers. This is especially true for medical practices that offer elective cosmetic treatments....

Patient Charting

All medical aesthetic practices and medspas are required to keep detailed medical records for all patients, and those records must be carefully protected. Following is a primer on what should be...

Understanding Laser Contracts

Laser treatments have become a staple of the medical aes­thetics industry. More than 2.5 million laser treatments—including laser hair removal, leg vein treatments, and ablative and nonablative...

MedEsthetics May/June 2017 Legal Issues

DUE TO CORPORATE practice of medicine doctrines, in most states the owners of facilities that perform medical procedures must be either physicians or physician-owned corporations. However, there...