Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top reasons why a Medispa would be investigated.

Medical facilities should avoid regulatory investigations at all costs, and knowing why these inquiries are typically initiated can help you to avoid them.

Improper Marketing:
There are many mistakes people can make while marketing that can get them involved with an investigation. Since these agencies are generally understaffed a lot of agents begin their investigations by doing internet searches for Medical Spas. terms like Medical Esthetician (which is not a real thing) or any indication that the ownership structure is not compliant might get you an agent at your door. you also might not want to advertise using testimonials with patients names, which would violate patient privacy laws. lastly if you advertise for example that you are the best Botox clinic in your area, you need to be able to back that up. you need to site skills that can be proven. 

No Exam:
If you are doing a procedure at a medical spa, it is most likely going to be medical in nature. It is best to conduct a face to face examination by the medical director or someone who has been delegated to do so by the physician, either an NP or PA.  A lot of practices think these minimally invasive treatments do not require an exam.  This is why it is of utmost importance to have your Protocols and Procedures in place in your office and signed by a medical director. 

Non-FDA Approved Drugs or Equipment:
Regulators are certain to come knocking at your door if they find that you have purchased pharmaceuticals from overseas, or out of the country. So many people have fallen prey to Canadian and Mexican Botox Purchases. The drugs are much cheaper, but almost everyone gets caught eventually. They will come to your office, they will search your products and take anything away that you have purchased, and worse shut you down.  Pharmaceutical companies are compelling the FDA to crack down these types of purchases even if the drugs are the same. 

Improper Oversight (Medical Director or Collaborator) not having the right type of oversight for your practice as a Nurse, NP, or a PA will get you investigated.


These agencies are generally overstaffed, so it is unlikely that you will be selected at random for an investigation, normally it begins with a competitor filing a complaint, so just remember that the more successful you become it is of utmost importance that you do things by the book.

Check out this Business class from Esthetic Skin Institute  , a class designed to help you set up and build your practice from A-Z

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Platelet Rich Plasma Training for Nurses and Doctors

visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information 

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians (Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practical Nurses, Physician Assistants, Dentists, and Medical Assistants by special arrangement) involved in the care of patients seeking aesthetic enhancement procedures.
This comprehensive one-day hands-on-training workshop explores the multiple cosmetic applications of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). In aesthetics, we all know about PRP but little about PRF.  PRF is not a new procedure; it has been used for a long time in dentistry and wound healing, contrary to the hype of the media.  Simply, PRF is a semi-solid form of PRP….with a little extra help, to be used as a filling agent. The didactic presentation will include; PRP theory, mechanism of action, the optimal level of platelets needed for angiogenesis (studies noted).  Are more platelets better? Does equipment matter?  Presentation will include the most recently talked about PRF – Platelet Rich Fibrin injections.We will discuss PRP as a stand-alone treatment, PRP with fat grafting, PRP with fillers (Vampire Lift®), PRP with Ablative Fractional Laser, RF and high-intensity Ultrasound (deep dermal heating) devices. Discussion of other complementary modalities and protocols used with PRP to enhance treatments, such as microtrauma techniques, micro-needling, photo-stimulation, stem cell attractants, how to incorporate PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma),  carboxytherapy and mesotherapy.  Primary focus regarding treatment protocols will be on face and neck aging and treatment protocols for hair loss. However, we will also discuss scars, acne, stretch marks, cellulite and more using PRP and PRF.  A live demonstration will be performed explaining procedure and techniques to bolster your knowledge and ultimately prepare you for the hands-on practice sessions.
With ESI’s low student to instructor ratio, our intense afternoon hands-on sessions supervised by our expert instructors will provide a tailored one-on-one experience.  During the lecture and  Q & A sessions you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of this unique business model for optimal success.  Each attendee will receive a course manual, PowerPoint slide deck, CD’s loaded with articles, studies, business and practice documents  (i.e. consent, standardized procedure and protocol policies, purchasing sources and more).
NURSE CONTINUING EDUCATION
8 Contact Hours (CE) for nurses and NP’s.
This course is co-provided by Educational Dimensions® and the Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc.™ CE fees are underwritten by education funding from Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc. and the speaker, as an employee, hereby declares a vested interest. Educational Dimensions®, the continuing education provider for this educational activity, is philosophically dedicated to the provision of quality continuing education to nurses and does not endorse products or services provided by the speaker’s company. This faculty directed education activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider # 317, and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider # WV97-0217RN.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be mailed to you within 3 weeks.
PHYSICIAN & PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CONTINUING EDUCATION
Note: This course is not approved for CME Cat 1, however, this course is designed with optimal criteria which may be eligible for CME Category II credits, which are self-submitted by the practitioner to their respective State Board. Physicians and PA’s should only submit and claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact any of our ESI representatives prior to the live event at (954) 463-6881.

Brazilian Butt Lift Training Course

visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information 
This course is designed for students whom are already doing Sculptra Aesthetic or whom are expert injectors.
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND AGENDA
The “Brazilian Butt Lift” Using Sculptra Aesthetic- The Surgery Free Way To Get A Better Butt Is Blowing Up & Even Major Celebrities Are Doing It!
This comprehensive one-day hands-on training and certification workshop explores the advanced cosmetic applications employed by expert injectors of FDA approved injectable poly-L-lactic acid-PLLA (Sculptra).
This course offers injection techniques for the most frequently requested advanced areas of the body (Butt, Chest, Knees, & D├ęcolletage). Pertinent information to include mechanism of action, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, and more. A live demonstration explaining procedure and techniques will bolster your knowledge to ultimately prepare you for the hands-on practice sessions. With ESI’s low student to instructor ratio, our intense afternoon hands-on sessions led by our expert instructors will provide a tailored one-on-one experience. During the Q & A session, you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of this unique business model for optimal success. A certification of hands-on training will be provided upon completion of the course (mailed within 2 weeks).
Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved in the U.S. and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body. Sculptra works by stimulating one’s own body to produce collagen in response to the PLLA6, its main component. It takes 2-3 months to appreciate the correction from Sculptra and the results should last years because newly formed collagen lasts 7 years in other areas of the body.
Creating a Brazilian Butt Lift with Sculptra is an extremely easy procedure to get done. There is no liposuction required, no healing/soreness from fat harvest, no need to sit on donuts. Most cases take between 2-4 treatments. Each injection is done using cannulas for minimal bruising and discomfort. Approximately 4 vials are used per treatment. Long lasting improvements in lifting and fullness should be expected from Sculptra which appears gradually over several months.

Botox Training for Physician Assistants

visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information
The Art and Science of Botulinum Toxin A (CME 1 – CE Approved*)

Allergan Partner Privileges - Black Diamond - Participating Member

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians (physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, and dentists) involved in the care of patients seeking aesthetic enhancement procedures.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This comprehensive one-day CME-CE hands-on training and certification workshop, explores the fundamental cosmetic applications employed by expert injectors of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). During the morning didactic, historical perspective on the use of botulinum toxin A as well as a brief analysis of Botulinum Toxin B will be presented. Significant focus and interactive review of pertinent facial anatomy and physiology (the cornerstone of safe and effective treatment) presented will assist you to confidently determine the best treatment plan for your patients.
This CME/CE course offers the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella frown lines, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, bunny lines, brow lift). Off-Label use will be presented and other pertinent information to include mechanism of action, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, and more. Included will be a brief overview of treatment for hyperhidrosis, dental applications, and other advanced treatment areas of the lower face. Video and live demonstration explaining procedure and techniques will bolster your knowledge to ultimately prepare you for the hands-on practice sessions. With ESI’s low student to instructor ratio, our intense afternoon hands-on sessions led by our expert instructors will provide a tailored one-on-one experience. During the Q & A session you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of this unique business model for optimal success. Each attendee will receive a course manual, PP slide deck, a CD loaded with supporting forms and templates of practice documents such as consents, standardized procedure and protocol policies, purchasing sources, procedure video, and more. A certification of hands-on training will be provided upon completion of the course (mailed within 2 weeks).

NURSE CONTINUING EDUCATION
8.5 Contact Hours (CE) for nurses and NP’s.

This course is co-provided by Educational Dimensions® and the Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc.™ CE fees are underwritten by education funding from Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc. and the speaker, as an employee, hereby declares a vested interest. Educational Dimensions®, the continuing education provider for this educational activity, is philosophically dedicated to the provision of quality continuing education to nurses and does not endorse products or services provided by the speaker’s company. This faculty directed education activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider # 317, and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider # WV97-0217RN.

Educational Dimensions

PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT CONTINUING EDUCATION
1. “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

2. The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category1 credits (s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CHEP

DENTIST CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CD provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program
Credit Hours Awarded: 8.5

Botox Training for Doctors

visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information

The Art and Science of Botulinum Toxin A (CME 1 – CE Approved*)

Allergan Partner Privileges - Black Diamond - Participating Member

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians (physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, and dentists) involved in the care of patients seeking aesthetic enhancement procedures.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This comprehensive one-day CME-CE hands-on training and certification workshop, explores the fundamental cosmetic applications employed by expert injectors of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). During the morning didactic, historical perspective on the use of botulinum toxin A as well as a brief analysis of Botulinum Toxin B will be presented. Significant focus and interactive review of pertinent facial anatomy and physiology (the cornerstone of safe and effective treatment) presented will assist you to confidently determine the best treatment plan for your patients.
This CME/CE course offers the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella frown lines, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, bunny lines, brow lift). Off-Label use will be presented and other pertinent information to include mechanism of action, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, and more. Included will be a brief overview of treatment for hyperhidrosis, dental applications, and other advanced treatment areas of the lower face. Video and live demonstration explaining procedure and techniques will bolster your knowledge to ultimately prepare you for the hands-on practice sessions. With ESI’s low student to instructor ratio, our intense afternoon hands-on sessions led by our expert instructors will provide a tailored one-on-one experience. During the Q & A session you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of this unique business model for optimal success. Each attendee will receive a course manual, PP slide deck, a CD loaded with supporting forms and templates of practice documents such as consents, standardized procedure and protocol policies, purchasing sources, procedure video, and more. A certification of hands-on training will be provided upon completion of the course (mailed within 2 weeks).

NURSE CONTINUING EDUCATION
8.5 Contact Hours (CE) for nurses and NP’s.

This course is co-provided by Educational Dimensions® and the Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc.™ CE fees are underwritten by education funding from Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc. and the speaker, as an employee, hereby declares a vested interest. Educational Dimensions®, the continuing education provider for this educational activity, is philosophically dedicated to the provision of quality continuing education to nurses and does not endorse products or services provided by the speaker’s company. This faculty directed education activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider # 317, and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider # WV97-0217RN.

Educational Dimensions

PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT CONTINUING EDUCATION
1. “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

2. The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category1 credits (s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CHEP

DENTIST CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CD provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program
Credit Hours Awarded: 8.5

Botox Training for Nurses

visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information
The Art and Science of Botulinum Toxin A (CME 1 – CE Approved*)

Allergan Partner Privileges - Black Diamond - Participating Member

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians (physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, and dentists) involved in the care of patients seeking aesthetic enhancement procedures.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This comprehensive one-day CME-CE hands-on training and certification workshop, explores the fundamental cosmetic applications employed by expert injectors of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). During the morning didactic, historical perspective on the use of botulinum toxin A as well as a brief analysis of Botulinum Toxin B will be presented. Significant focus and interactive review of pertinent facial anatomy and physiology (the cornerstone of safe and effective treatment) presented will assist you to confidently determine the best treatment plan for your patients.
This CME/CE course offers the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella frown lines, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, bunny lines, brow lift). Off-Label use will be presented and other pertinent information to include mechanism of action, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, and more. Included will be a brief overview of treatment for hyperhidrosis, dental applications, and other advanced treatment areas of the lower face. Video and live demonstration explaining procedure and techniques will bolster your knowledge to ultimately prepare you for the hands-on practice sessions. With ESI’s low student to instructor ratio, our intense afternoon hands-on sessions led by our expert instructors will provide a tailored one-on-one experience. During the Q & A session you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of this unique business model for optimal success. Each attendee will receive a course manual, PP slide deck, a CD loaded with supporting forms and templates of practice documents such as consents, standardized procedure and protocol policies, purchasing sources, procedure video, and more. A certification of hands-on training will be provided upon completion of the course (mailed within 2 weeks).

NURSE CONTINUING EDUCATION
8.5 Contact Hours (CE) for nurses and NP’s.

This course is co-provided by Educational Dimensions® and the Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc.™ CE fees are underwritten by education funding from Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc. and the speaker, as an employee, hereby declares a vested interest. Educational Dimensions®, the continuing education provider for this educational activity, is philosophically dedicated to the provision of quality continuing education to nurses and does not endorse products or services provided by the speaker’s company. This faculty directed education activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 50-574, the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider # 317, and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider # WV97-0217RN.

Educational Dimensions

PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT CONTINUING EDUCATION
1. “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

2. The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category1 credits (s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CHEP

DENTIST CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CD provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program
Credit Hours Awarded: 8.5

Botox and Dermal Filler Training For Dentists


TRAINING FOR DENTISTS
The Esthetic Skin Institute (ESI) is nationally recognized as the #1 choice in medical esthetic training and certification. ESI has been training dentists for almost 22 years, offering 2 modalities of medical esthetic training. ESI offers ADA continuing education credits and Nationally Recognized Certification in Botulinum Toxin A injections (Botox™/ Dysport™) and dermal filler implantation. Esthetic Skin Institute is Accredited through The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. which is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals identify quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dentists will receive 17 total credits for their participation in the Botulinum Toxin A, and Dermal Fillers Workshop.
ESI has been invited to speak and train at many various dental conferences, including The American Orthodontic Society, Cerec Dental Conferences and the New Mexico Dental Association. Esthetic Skin Institute undeniably has the most comprehensive hands-on courses offered in Esthetics.
Esthetic Skin Institute - Fully Equipped Treament Rooms
These services are a natural extension of therapeutic and cosmetic treatments that are already being offered in your dental practice. Many dentists are already using Botulinum Toxin A and Dermal Fillers to treat cosmetic/dental issues.
Today, dentists are becoming more aware of the desired look and are cosmetically savvy due to the high demand for beautiful lips. Dentists work with the lips and the perioral area every day. The lips are the drape to your platform and often times you cannot accomplish it all with dental work.
Harmony and balance of the face exists through a wide range of sizes, shapes and configurations of the individual parts. The practitioner must be able to appreciate this in order to understand the changes the face develops and endures over time. The oral-facial area and the dental field cannot be devided. Dentists need to establish a focus on mutual purpose of the two areas in order to achieve optimal results.
The Art and Science of Botulinum Toxin A (will include Dysport™ and Botox™) and The Art of Dermal Fillers is a 2-day comprehensive hands-on certification program (may be taken individually). Day 1 will explore the applications of Botulinum Toxin A for cosmetic purposes with a focus on the most popular areas requested for treatment. Presentation will include an introduction to history and new developments on the horizon of botulinum toxin A, as well as brief analysis of botulinum toxin B. Significant focus on pertinent facial anatomy and physiology will be presented (the cornerstone to safe and effective treatment). The presentation will include mechanism of action, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, dilution guidelines, and comprehensive information on proper injection techniques and placement, for desired outcome. Focus will be on upper face application and an introduction to lower face and dental applications will be presented. Our intense hands-on afternoon session will include identifying and mapping areas for injection as well as doing the injections.
On Day 2, ESI will present the history and development and characteristics of dermal fillers (Collagen, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Prevelle, Sculptra, and Silicone). Comprehensive didactic will be presented of the different injection techniques, safety issues, as well as management and treatment of complications. Pain management modalities include topical numbing agents, dental nerve blocks and infiltrations. We will discuss the consultation and assessment process, implement selection criteria of filling agents and explore the importance of establishing realistic patient expectations and patient education to ensure positive patient outcome. The afternoon will provide intense hands-on sessions. We will explore the creative and artistic aspects important for a successful treatment outcome, which will include special techniques to create the look your patients’ desire and ways to treat difficult problem areas.
ESI’s Courses are conveniently located in major city centers all over the country and internationally. With schedules that are posted up to 1 year in advance, private training is also available for students in their office, or in our education center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. ESI has pioneered the first and only student education and resource center of its kind.

Visit www.esiw.com or call 954-463-6881 for more information