Clinical Update: Aesthetic Treatments

Aesthetic treatments are non-surgical therapies to repair or renew the skin. The most common aesthetic treatments are botulinum toxin injections (Botox), microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. These therapies are used to remove wrinkle or scars and improve appearance. 

Aesthetic treatments are generally elective in nature. Patients may request certain aesthetic procedures based on recommendations from friends or information from the media. Therefore, patient education, informed consent, shared decision-making, and the principles of autonomy and beneficence must always be considered.

 
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Dermal Fillers in Aesthetics: An Overview of Adverse Events and Treatment Approaches
Plastic Surgical Nursing
January/March 2015

“Skin Facts” to Optimize Aesthetic Outcomes
Plastic Surgical Nursing
January/March 2015

Aesthetic Self-Esteem
Plastic Surgical Nursing
January/March 2015

 Avoiding the “Danger Zones” When Injecting Dermal Fillers and Volume Enhancers 
Plastic Surgical Nursing
July/September 2014
 

Overview of Plant Stem Cells in Cosmeceuticals
Plastic Surgical Nursing
July/September 2014
 

 Stop “Cruising for a Bruising”: Mitigating Bruising in Aesthetic Medicine
Plastic Surgical Nursing
April/June 2014
 

The “Nuts & Bolts” of Becoming an Aesthetic Provider: Part 3–Maximizing Your Aesthetic Practice and Client Outcomes
Plastic Surgical Nursing
April/June 2014

Aesthetic Department: The “Nuts & Bolts” of Becoming an Aesthetic Provider: Part 1—How Do I Get Started?
Plastic Surgical Nursing
December 2013


 Neuromodulators—Between the Lines
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


 Overview of Laser Therapy for Common Vascular Lesions
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Becoming An Injector: Physician Approach, Nurse Perspective
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Bimatoprost in the Treatment of Hypotrichosis
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Blepharoplasty Complications
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Complications of Dermal Fillers
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Dermatochalasis
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Nodularity and Granuloma Formation After Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injections
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Position Statement: The Nurse’s Role in the Provision of Cosmetic Services
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Position Statement: The Nurse’s Role in the Use of Laser, Light, and Energy Emitting Devices
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
October 2013


Dermal Fillers and Volume Enhancers for Facial Rejuvenation
Plastic Surgical Nursing
September 2013

Hand Rejuvenation
Plastic Surgical Nursing
September 2013

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening With Three Heat-Producing Devices: Thermage, Exilis, and Ulthera
Plastic Surgical Nursing
September 2013

 Chemical Peels and Combination Therapies
Plastic Surgical Nursing
June 2013


Aesthetics Department: Guidelines for Staff Administering Laser Therapy in an Office Setting
Plastic Surgical Nursing
March 2013


Nanotechnology Applications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Review 
Plastic Surgical Nursing 
December 2012

14 Tips on Optimizing Your Healing After Aesthetic Procedures
Plastic Surgical Nursing
December 2012

Permanent Cosmetics
Plastic Surgical Nursing
July/August 2012

Body Dysmorphia and Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgical Nursing
July/August 2012

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Teen Aesthetic Surgery
Plastic Surgical Nursing
March 2012


The Art of the Aesthetic Consultation
Plastic Surgical Nursing
March 2012


Digital Imaging Analysis of Scar Aesthetics
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
March 2012

 
January/March 2011

Aesthetics Department: Earlobe Rejuvenation
Plastic Surgical Nursing
January/March 2011


What Are the Necessary Practice Competencies for Two Providers Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections?
Plastic Surgical Nursing
October/December 2010


The Ethical Dilemmas of Aesthetic Medicine What Every Provider Should Consider
Plastic Surgical Nursing
July/September 2010


Dermatology Update: Dermal fillers: Help patients put their best face forward
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
October 2010


Nonsurgical Body Contouring With Focused Ultrasound
Plastic Surgical Nursing
April/June 2010


 The Botox® Phenomenon
Plastic Surgical Nursing
January/March 2010


Cosmetic Medical Treatments: Why Are We So Obsessed With Beauty—Is It Nature or Nurture?
Plastic Surgical Nursing
October/December 2009
 

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American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery
 

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