Ethics in Cosmetic Dermatology

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Become an Advocate for the practice of Ethical Aesthetic Medicine

A Q&A with Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Neil Shah, MD

By: Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Neil Shah, MD

Safe & Ethical Aesthetic MedicineCharles E. Crutchfield III, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology.

Neil Shah, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

While many physicians agree that maintaining a strong code of ethics is key in the practice of aesthetic medicine, determining how to achieve that can be a great challenge. Moreover, establishing the extent of a physician’s responsibility regarding the broader upkeep of ethical standards in aesthetic medicine can be a slippery slope. Obviously, there is only so much a physician can control, but the widespread abuses of cosmetic procedures in the US may demand that physicians do more than take stock of their own ethical codes. Ahead, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Neil Shah, MD answer questions on the major ethical issues facing aesthetic clinicians today and how to take action.
How important is a strong ethical center in the practice of aesthetic medicine, and how does it differ in the cosmetic world from the strictly medical world? Continue reading Ethics in Cosmetic Dermatology

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