How does an aesthetic Medical Prescription Work?

Aesthetic practitioners who don’t have prescribing authority need to collaborate with a registered prescriber or a prescriber service to obtain the products required for their treatments.

Botulinum toxin, a prescription-only medication (POM), must be prescribed by a qualified doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber, or prescribing pharmacist. Dermal fillers, while not POMs, can be obtained from pharmacies or manufacturers’ sales reps. When working with a prescriber, both parties should have appropriate certification and insurance. The prescriber must have at least one year of experience in aesthetics before prescribing for others.

Additionally, prior to treatment, every Botox patient must see the prescriber in person for a medical consultation to ensure safety and suitability.

Who are aesthetic Medical Prescriptions for?

Aesthetic medical prescriptions are primarily for practitioners who perform cosmetic treatments. These practitioners, such as dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aesthetic nurses, use prescriptions to obtain medications like botulinum toxin (Botox) or dermal fillers.

These prescriptions ensure safety, proper dosing, and adherence to regulations. Patients seeking aesthetic treatments must consult with a prescriber to assess suitability and discuss treatment options.

What are the Optimal Results?

The optimal results of medical aesthetic prescriptions for patients can vary depending on the specific treatment. Here are some common outcomes:

Botulinum Toxin (Botox):

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines: Botox injections relax facial muscles, minimizing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
  • Lifted brows: Botox can lift drooping eyebrows, creating a more youthful appearance.
  • Treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis): Botox can reduce sweat production in areas like the underarms or palms.

Dermal Fillers:

  • Volume restoration: Fillers add volume to areas with lost fat or collagen, such as cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds.
  • Softening of wrinkles and folds: Fillers can smooth out deeper lines and creases.
  • Enhanced facial contours: Fillers can sculpt and define features like the chin or jawline.

Skin Rejuvenation:

  • Chemical peels, laser treatments, and microneedling can improve skin texture, tone, and pigmentation.
  • Aesthetic prescriptions may include topical creams or serums for ongoing skin maintenance.

Individual results vary, and a personalized consultation with an aesthetic practitioner is essential to determine the most suitable treatment plan.

Considerations before Treatment

Ethical Boundaries: Aesthetic medicine (AM) aims to enhance appearance, not cure diseases. Practitioners must navigate ethical dilemmas related to patient well-being, safety, and confidentiality. Multidisciplinary discussions are crucial to define shared ethical limits within AM.

Patient Assessment: A physical examination is essential before prescribing injectable cosmetic medicines. Consider patient expectations, medical history, allergies, and contraindications.

Risk Awareness: Understand potential complications and risks associated with treatments. Discuss realistic outcomes and manage patient expectations.

Qualified Practitioners: Seek treatments from qualified specialists with appropriate training. Verify credentials and experience of the practitioner.

Importance of Cosmeceuticals in Aesthetic Medical Prescription Treatments

Cosmeceuticals play a crucial role in aesthetic medicine, both before and after treatments. Here’s why they matter:

Prevention and Protection: From age 20 onwards, cosmeceuticals combat oxidative stress and free radicals. Starting around age 35, they protect the skin from environmental damage.

Correction and Enhancement: Between ages 35 and 40, cosmeceuticals correct wrinkles, sagging, and marks They enhance the effects and results of aesthetic procedures when used before or after treatment.