Dr. Ling and the staff at Innate Beauty Medical Spa have your safety and wellness as our top priority. Before most procedures (common exceptions are traditional facials, superficial peels, and laser hair removal) you must meet with Dr. Ling to go over your medical history in detail as well as discuss your concerns and make sure there are no contraindications to the treatment. You will also receive a thorough explanation of the treatment and have an opportunity to ask questions as well as share your expectations of the treatment. This annual, face-to-face consult is required by Texas law.
You should be wary of any med spas offering treatments that are considered medical treatments and these treatments are being performed without close supervision by a licensed physician medical director. These medical spas are not only breaking the law, but they are putting their patients’ health in danger. Our promise to you is that we will strictly adhere to the law as set forth by both the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for estheticians.
In addition, the term “Medical Esthetician” is a misnomer, as there is not an official licensure for this designation…estheticians are all simply licensed estheticians. Some estheticians do call themselves medical estheticians, as they work in physician offices, but they do not receive any additional training, or are not licensed to do other procedures (such as injectables), as they are outside the scope of their knowledge. Dr. Ling performs all invasive procedures and all non-invasive procedures; the estheticians perform non-invasive procedures commensurate to their training and licensure.
More information about patient safety can be found on the consumer section of the American Medical Spa Association. The goal of the organization is to keep medical spas and aesthetic practices in the United States operating safely and compliantly. www.AmericanMedSpa.org/page/