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so i was under the impression that aesthetic medicine physicians have to be dermatologists to do things like coolsculpting, botox, fillers, and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but i've been looking at the owners of multiple medspas in my area and they're almost exclusively owned by board certified emergency medicine doctors. does it really matter what residency you complete as an aesthetic medicine doctor, or can you basically be any type of specialist and get your training through CMEs and fellowships?
 

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Calling yourself an "aesthetic medicine" physician has no meaning. There is no board certification. It is a made up classification.
Heck, there's a guy in Beverly Hills who only finished an internship and has never been Board Certified in anything, nor has he ever had hospital privileges. He claims to be self-taught, no residency, no fellowship, nothing but a license. This was well before the 3 year requirement for licensure in CA. I sometimes wonder if he was not a significant reason for this change in CA statutes.
 
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Calling yourself an "aesthetic medicine" physician has no meaning. There is no board certification. It is a made up classification.
Heck, there's a guy in Beverly Hills who only finished an internship and has never been Board Certified in anything, nor has he ever had hospital privileges. He claims to be self-taught, no residency no fellowship, nothing but a license. This was well before the 3 year requirement for licensure in CA. I sometimes wonder if he was not a significant reason for this change in CA statutes.
so all the EM physicians who decided to start doing botox in my area are technically legally able to do that since there isn't a board certification for non-surgical aesthetics? i honestly thought it was a little shady at first since i thought only dermatologists were trained to do that.
 
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so all the EM physicians who decided to start doing botox in my area are technically legally able to do that since there isn't a board certification for non-surgical aesthetics? i honestly thought it was a little shady at first since i thought only dermatologists were trained to do that.
Maybe the EM guys OWN the faculties, and have dermatologist do the procedures?
 

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Maybe the EM guys OWN the faculties, and have dermatologist do the procedures?
Nope. Members of any specialty (or no specialty at all!) can perform any procedure in a free-standing clinic. The only potential check on their practice is a Medical Board complaint for outcomes, behavior or record-keeping.
 
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Nope. Members of any specialty (or no specialty at all!) can perform any procedure in a free-standing clinic. The only potential check on their practice is a Medical Board complaint for outcomes, behavior or record-keeping.
i wonder if that could be a good moonlighting thing....
 
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Maybe the EM guys OWN the faculties, and have dermatologist do the procedures?
nope. to my knowledge, the EM guys are the only MDs in the clinics. some of them have CMEs in botox and fillers and stuff like that, but some of them have nothing at all tying them to cosmetic dermatology.
 

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There are a lot of courses you can take to learn all the lasers, dermasculpting, Botox, and even liposuction. My buddy owns a business and most of the stuff is pretty easy to do if you have any basic understanding of procedures.

That being said, it’s not an easy market to crack and a lot of the bigger areas where this is in demand are already becoming saturated. In other words, unless you’re already an attending, you’re gonna be late to the party.
 
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