David T. Harvey, MD, FAAD, FACMS Mohs Surgeon and Cosmetic Dermatologist

A very reassuring article just came out in the Journal of the American Medical Association which confirmed the safety of Laser, Botox™ and Filler Therapy when performed by board certified dermatologists.

The study was a multicenter prospective cohort study evaluating procedures performed with either laser devices, injectable neurotoxins and/or soft-tissue augmentation materials. In their review, 23 board certified dermatologists performed 20,399 procedures with data being acquired over a 3 month period.

The study concluded that adverse events occur in less than 1% of patients (only 48 of 23,399 patients). Most of these were described as minor and transient. Good news for our valued cosmetic patients.

The study can be read in its entirety at this link. ..