Heidi Waldorf, M.D., provided her formula for great filler results. One key to avoiding upset patients is rejecting unsuitable ones, she noted. She also pointed to patient behaviors that should raise red flags.
Las Vegas – Heidi Waldorf, M.D., provided her formula for great filler results this past week at the Cosemstic Surgery Forum meeting here: "You need the right patient and injection plan, and you need to limit post-treatment disturbance" so patients don't get upset over common side effects. She is director of laser and cosmetic dermatology and associate clinical professor of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
One key to avoiding upset patients is rejecting unsuitable ones. Listen to your instincts if a patient makes you or your staff nervous, she advised. "You will never regret not injecting someone," she said. Patient behaviors that should raise red flags include the following:
If you're unsure about a potential patient, added Dr. Waldorf, "Suggest a follow-up discussion or appointment," or refer them elsewhere.