With the overwhelming advances in non-invasive cosmetic procedures over the past decade, we are seeing a rapidly growing niche of treatment centers that focus on various anti-aging therapies ranging from laser hair removal to wrinkles, scars, skin tightening, fat removal and skin discolorations. Coined ‘MedSpas’, the practices of these facilities connotate the merging of advanced cosmetic medical procedures with the ease and comfort of a spa environment. Because of the speed and minimal downtime associated with many of these treatments, several FDA regulated medical devices utilizing lasers, radiofrequency, ultrasound energy and microneedling are being illegally performed by aestheticians or other non-medical personnel, often without the appropriate physician oversight that safety and the law requires. In addition, many of the devices used in these facilities are cheaper alternative technologies that have not yet been evaluated for safety and efficacy by the FDA. Unfortunately, It is estimated that the majority of medspas in the country are currently operating illegally in this manner. Despite their ease and efficacy, all cosmetic procedures carry some degree of risk that may necessitate medical attention and result in negative sequelae. Although laws regarding who can operate these devices vary state by state, what is consistent, is that all aesthetic treatments that go beyond the most superficial of skin layers are considered the practice of medicine, requiring the necessary training, delegation and oversight of physicians within a cosmetic specialty.
At PFRANKMD™ Skin Salon we created and provide a standard of care developed over two decades by renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. At our centers, clients can pursue cosmetic rejuvenation of any kind in a professional, comfortable environment with the knowledge that the treatments they receive are performed by trained medical professionals and aestheticians that oversee their care. We look forward to helping you become the best version of you.