Prevention of risks
When performing his procedures Dr. Deutsch uses manual techniques or/and techniques involving special equipment. Prevention of risks and maximum safety for the patient is a priority of his medical practice.
Regarding tolerability of the procedures
Most of the procedures are well tolerated and are at worst slightly unpleasant. However, some techniques may cause discomfort and can even be painful for certain sensitive patients. In this case it is possible to use local anesthesia, either by topical application of a cream, or by injection. Nervous patients can inhale a completely harmless gas mixture (also used to treat children and pregnant women) for 15 minutes which will make them more relaxed for the procedure. Afterwards, you can drive without restrictions. It is also possible to induce relaxation through hypnosis.
Regarding possible risks
To completely avoid risk, it is necessary to avoid doing anything, just like in life in general. Thus, Dr. Deutsch cannot guarantee you that you will not have a bruise, redness, an allergic reaction that has not been detected until today, or another unforeseeable reaction. But he is committed to make every effort to avoid side effects and especially complications. If they do occur, which is very rare, Dr. Deutsch has extensive experience in aesthetic medicine to find a solution to the problem.
What conditions are necessary to avoid risks?
- Excellent education of the doctor:
Dr. Deutsch was the first doctor to organize workshops in 1984, later he participated in the establishment of university programs and he also gave classes as a teacher. He continues to animate workshops in France and abroad.
- Extensive experience (a significant number and regularly of aesthetic interventions)
Dr. Deutsch has worked exclusively in the field of aesthetic medicine since 1978. He is involved in all the key French and international congresses, keeping in touch with colleagues, he published a practical guide “Chemical peelings” and numerous books.
(Doctors performing aesthetic procedures from time to time do not have significant experience. That is why they are exempt from the obligation to pay VAT at the rate of 20% on their aesthetic procedures)
- Use only high quality products having been subject to a sufficient number of reliable studies, distributed by laboratories which have established genuine partnership with medical practitioners. (Purchase price of hyaluronic acid used for injection can vary from simple to triple! That’s why there are so many different rates). There are also many small laboratories and distributors. Equipment (and products) used for aesthetic procedures must have European certification.
- For each problem it is necessary to choose the best procedure giving the highest possible safety (and not, for example, to try to recoup the cost of the device by its regular use)
- Respect the contraindications: procedures are not performed until a thorough diagnostic of the patient’s health is carried out. It is necessary to ask the patient pointed questions, paying attention to details.
- It is required to follow the instructions of use of agents and equipment. Thorough disinfection is a must. Superimposition or accumulation of several drugs or techniques within one area may in some cases cause difficulties.
- The patient should not conceal anything from the doctor about his or her health or use of drugs. He must follow the doctor’s instructions, both oral and written. The patient should immediately contact the doctor if something unexpected or disturbing happened.
What are the responsibilities of a doctor?
- to have theoretical and practical knowledge necessary in his profession. The doctor shall not use techniques he is not very familiar with or which he has little experience with. The doctor should strive to continue his or her education
- to know well his patient’s health condition
- to carry out a long and thorough diagnostic (rather than a few minutes) of the patient’s state of health, followed by a detailed diagnosis
- to carefully explain his findings to the patient and propose to him/her the plan of procedures and compare it with the patient’s wishes: very often they vary significantly (the patient is fixated on the shortcomings he/she sees in the mirror)
- to provide a detailed price estimation, with clear explanations and arguments
- to tell the patient about risks and possible complications
- to give the patient time to think and make a decision
- to use all available means to achieve the desired result
- to stay in touch in case side effects or complications appear, or, if not possible, make an arrangement with an experienced colleague to replace him