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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.

Physicians 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.


Communications Manager
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

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