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Imagine this. You book yourself in for a “Vampire Facial” treatment a la KKW and you end up with HIV? It sounds like a science experiment gone wrong, but this actually happened.
Tragically, two customers of the VIP Spa in Albuquerque, NM, were found to be infected with HIV after having PRP injections. This precipitated the New Mexico Department of Health to offer free HIV and Hepatitis B and C screenings to anyone who was injected there for a specified period before the spa was ultimately shut down after a health inspection found that unsafe practices may have spread blood-borne infections, like HIV.
This may leave you wondering how this could happen in 2019.
Here’s how, according
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Double board certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Someone, M.D is known as a compassionate surgeon with an artistic mind. After receiving his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Miami and a medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, he continued his postgraduate training for five more years in otolaryngology, the study of the head and neck.
His love for the field steered him to complete an intensive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the guidance of world-renowned facial plastic surgeons Dr. J. Regan Thomas and Dr. Dean Toriumi at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Today, Dr. Somenek’s practice in Washington,
Dr. Eric Schweiger believes that clear skin is possible for all people. The New York board-certified dermatologist empathized with acne patients early in his career and founded Clear Clinic to specifically address and resolve this pervasive skin condition. The clinic comprises three locations in New York City, as well as the unique and proprietary Clear Clinic @ Home, which offers Dr. Schwieger’s protocols to patients anywhere in the U.S. Here, Dr. Schweiger tells Beauty in the Bag about some of his learnings and insights regarding the path to clear skin.
How did you get started in the skin industry? How did acne become your passion?
Upon completing my reside
Samuel Lam, MD, founder of Lam Facial Plastics in Dallas, Texas, knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and as a facial plastic surgeon, he takes pride in cultivating this experience.
When evaluating beauty, Lam puts balance before symmetry–and his outside-of-the box thinking is changing the way we see ourselves and others.
“Beauty is instinct,” he says. “You know it when you see it.”
A double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Lam has written five major medical textbooks, Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face, Complementary Fat Grafting, Simplified Facial Rejuvenation, and Hair