Celebrate YOU on International Women’s Day at DermaTouch RN

Today is International Women’s Day, a global holiday created to celebrate the cultural, political, economic, and social achievements of women. With that said, we wanted to take the time to honor our highly trained staff of women here at DermaTouch RN—without whom we would not have the thriving business we have today (10 years and going!)—in addition to all the women we serve on a daily basis. Let’s also not forget all the men in our lives that support our goals, achievements, and more.

As women, we want to look and feel our best, which is why DermaTouch RN has a wide variety of services and products to meet a number of skin care and cosmetic needs. We offer treatments like dermal fillers, such as Voluma and Juvederm, Botox, top-of-the-line skin care products, Bio-Identical hormones, and Laser therapy, which can treat anything from loose skin to skin tags to rosacea. We also understand that beauty starts from the inside out, and we will work with you to develop an approach for overall well-being in your life.

Take the time to celebrate you this week in honor of International Women’s Day and contact us for a consultation @ 281.895.9090. Consider bringing a friend to celebrate with, as well!

We put our patients first and will work with you to develop a plan of action to treat all of your skin care and cosmetic needs.

 Who Legally Can Inject Based on The Texas Medical Board RULE §193.17?

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Not all MedSpa and Aesthetic Centers are created equal. In fact, you want to do your homework and have at least a basic understanding of who can perform certain cosmetic procedures in Houston under Texas law. With so many MedSpa and Cosmetic procedures being offered to supplement income for certain health and beauty establishments, you want to make sure you walk through the door of a reputable and safe establishment that knows what they’re doing, and you want to make sure they’re following the legal code of requirements.

So this might seem a bit boring to some, but please bear with us, as it’s important to at least know the basics when it comes to who can or cannot legally inject for cosmetic procedures before any practitioner puts her or his hands on you.

What is the Purpose of Texas Administrative Code RULE §193.17?

As outlined in Texas Medical Board RULE §193.17 – Nonsurgical Medical Cosmetic Procedures

“the purpose is to establish the duties and responsibilities of a physician who performs or who delegates the performance of a nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedure… These procedures can result in complications, and the performance of these procedures is the practice of medicine. This rule shall not be interpreted to allow individuals to perform procedures without a physician or midlevel practitioner being onsite, or a physician being available for emergency consultation or appointment in the event of an adverse outcome.”

Who Can Legally Inject for Cosmetic Procedures in Texas?

Per the Texas RULE §193.17, a midlevel practitioner, in addition to a physician, can inject with a written order. A midlevel practitioner is defined as “a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse.” Procedure is defined as “a nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedure, including but not limited to the injection of medication or substances for cosmetic purposes, the administration of colonic irrigations, and the use of prescription medical device for cosmetic purposes.”

In other words, nurses can inject with a written order. A doctor or midlevel practitioner must see the patient and then write an order that is good for a year to allow for future H&P (history and physical examinations)—a review of current prescriptive drugs and over the counter medications of the patient to assure continued safety of treatments rendered.

When is it illegal to inject in Texas? 

Per the definitions above, only a physician or midlevel practitioner—a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse—can inject for cosmetic procedures such as fillers, Botox, and any procedure that requires numbing injections, and so forth.

However, delivery of prescriptive drugs must be part of the individual’s scope of practice. Anyone who is injecting that falls below the level of a nurse is practicing illegally, even if employed by a physician. It’s tough for the medical board to police all of the physicians who utilize illegal practices unless they are turned in to the medical board by another organization or individual.

Who Do You Prefer for Your Filler or Botox Injections?

All things considered above, having a licensed, qualified physician or registered nurse backed by experience is the preference when it comes to conducting and overseeing cosmetic procedures; and don’t be fooled, in some establishments, the registered nurse has more skill and experience than the physician does when it comes to injections, so ask about experience.

DermaTouch RN has a highly trained staff backed by years of experience in cosmetic procedures, including Founder and Director of Nursing, Renee Moschitto, RN, BSN, and Medical Director, R. Scott Yarish, MD and Board Certified Medical Surgeon. DermaTouch RN’s treatment and care for the patient is unprecedented for MedSpas today, with national recognition from patients.

For more information about the DermaTouch RN team, visit their About page. For more information about Texas Medical Board RULE §193.17 visit SOS TEXAS CODE.

Top Five Cosmetic Procedures to Lift and Brighten Your Holiday Season

As the holidays approach and party plans start to take shape, both men and women are scheduling cosmetic procedures to ensure everyone looks their holiday best.  Gift certificates are also proving popular stocking stuffers.

Among the top five pre-holiday procedures individuals seek include:

Simple cosmetic procedures can transform for the holidays.

Simple cosmetic procedures can transform your holidays.

 

Injectables and Fillers

While among the most popular cosmetic procedures year-round, injectables such as Botox and DySport and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Sculptra and the latest in injectable treatments, Kybella, top the list in requested cosmetic procedures in preparation for the holidays.  These simple procedures take little time to perform in the office and produce immediate results – eliminating furroughed brow and forehead lines, reducing the appearance of crows feet, smile and lip lines, as well as lifting brows and subtly plumping lips.

Skin Rejuvenation

Enhanced skin rejuvenation laser therapy helps shed the visible wear of the past year, reinvigorating sun-damaged skin and reducing visibility of age spots, lentigines and facial telangiectasia. Patients with photo-damage and photo-aging often benefit from this type of procedure.

Skin Rejuvenation Laser Therapy Specifically Addresses:

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Photo-aging
  • Lentigines and facial telangiectasia
  • Vascular and pigment irregularities

“Painting” the entire face with the laser, patients typically see clearing of sun damage, wrinkle improvement as collagen forms and overall younger looking skin.  Optimal benefit may require three to eight treatments.

Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal procedures are very popular in preparation for skin baring holiday styles. Utilizing the latest in laser hair removal technology, registered nurses safely remove hair by heating the area at the base of the hair shaft, permanently preventing hair regrowth.

The laser procedure targets the pigment in the hair follicle, which works on either black or brown hair, and must be performed during a specific phase in the hair’s growth cycle (active or anagen phase).  Multiple treatments are required and vary with each individual and by body site.

Skin Tightening with SkinTyte

Skin tightening treatments are among the fastest growing laser procedures in the aesthetic industry. Using infrared energy, SkinTyte is safe for all skin types and can treat any area of the body (face, neck, arms, abdomen, knees), giving skin a firmer and more youthful appearance. There is no need for topical anesthetic, no down time, and no excessive redness. This is truly a lunchtime procedure!

Laser Vein Therapy 

A beautiful pair of legs can greatly enhance a holiday dress.  With a revolutionary new laser vein therapy treatment,  spider veins and other distracting veins are quickly and safely eliminated.  Vein removal treatment, including Sclerotherapy and Alscera, effectively eliminates broken capillaries up to 4 mm in diameter on the face and legs as well. Utilizing advanced technology redness and bruising associated with traditional treatments are minimized. This laser vein therapy technology also allows treatment for people of any ethnic origin and skin type, including tanned skin.

Check out weekly and monthly DermaTouch RN specials and schedule an appointment before your next holiday party!