ASAPS Warns Consumers for Non Surgical Bargain Procedures
Noone can doubt we live in an era where Online Promotions regarding Non surgical cosmetic procedures are flourishing! Groupon and Living Social are the big players when talking about online promotion coupons. ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeery) published an article on September 9 to issue a warning against all these bargain non surgical procedures. ASAPS highlights the importance of such procedures and underlines that though they are not surgical they are still medical procedures that need many precautions to take place in order for the safety of the consumer.
President of ASAPS, Jack Fisher states “Patients must do their homework when choosing where and with whom to have any medical procedure,” and includes “Cost is always a factor, but it should never be the deciding factor in cosmetic surgery. Safety and quality are always the key issues.”
This is why ASAPS encourage possible consumers to do their homework and ask a few questions before they opt for “pretty cool” online promotion. Questions like “Is the Medi-Spa located inside the Physicians Office”, “what are the credentials of the physician that supervises the whole treatment”, “is the procedure FDA Approved for the specific use” and many others are essential in order to secure consumers!! For a complete list of the questions a consumer should ask have a look right here!
The feedback of physicians regarding the ASAPS announcement is definitely positive. For example yesterday Dr. Kimberly J. Butterwick, a board certified Dermatologist supported the ASAPS warning “This is a great reminder to consumers everywhere that non-invasive skin care treatments are not to be taken lightly. Yes, they are safe and have proven very effective, but only when performed by a licensed, experienced medical professional,” and adds “I understand that cost is an important factor when a patient is seeking a cosmetic treatment, but because all medical treatment involves some risk, no one can really afford to make cost the only factor. Treatments like Botox injections and chemical peels can have some pretty serious side effects when not performed properly, so you have to ask yourself if it is worth the risk to save a little money,”
Dr. Butterwick in total agreement with ASAPS announcement also underlines that such procedures, which don’t involve incisions can be proved pretty dangerous and this is why it is necessary for every consumer to evaluate this plethora of online bargains by asking the previously mentioned questions!
We at LipoAdvisor.com also second ASAPS opinion and also encourage our visitors to follow the same tactic when considering such treatments. Safety is above all and noone should neglect that!