Derm surgeons warn of risks

October 1, 2006

New York - The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has launched a public safety campaign in response to what it calls the "alarming national trend" of nonphysicians performing procedures such as Botox (Allergan) injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

New York - The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has launched a public safety campaign in response to what it calls the "alarming national trend" of nonphysicians performing procedures such as Botox (Allergan) injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

The ASDS reports that 41 percent of its members have seen an increase in patients seeking second treatments to repair damage from botched procedures performing by improperly trained practitioners.