Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Have A Cosmetic Surgery Question For Dr. Robert Young?

We've got a new interactive feature on our blog where you can ask Dr. Young a question. We'll select one question a week and answer it here. Subscribe to our RSS feed and you'll be able to see what others like you are asking about!

You may have seen some of Dr. Robert N. Young's answers on, as he is very active on that site in helping those with questions about plastic surgery, and in particular those with questions about his specialty - breast augmentation surgery in San Antonio. Send your questions to me, Dr. Young's webmaster, and we'll select one question each week for our blog.

We want to respond to questions for Dr. Young right here from our blog because we realize that more and more patients turn to the Internet to get information about procedures. We want to make sure that he information you get is accurate, timely and most important, beneficial to you.

Perhaps you've heard of a new cosmetic surgery procedure that you have questions about, or are curious about the recovery for a particular surgery, or you might even want to send in a review of your experience having surgery with Dr. Young. Drop me a line at

* Please do not send questions needing an immediate response or reply. This is NOT monitored "live", and it may take several days for questions to be reviewed. If you are in need of medical attention, call our offices at 210-496-2639 or dial 911 for emergencies or after-hour problems.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Who Is Giving Your Facial Injections?

Did you know that a physician is supposed to always be on-site whenever an RN, PA or Medical Assistant is performing procedures such as Botox and injectables? 

Whether you get your procedures done at a plastic surgeon's office, a MediSpa, a Day Spa, or even at a GYN or podiatrist's office, an MD must be available to supervise.

A recent industry newsletter advised that the California Medical Board "has increased their efforts to restrict medical aesthetic practices and their 'medispa businesses'." The alert went on to say, "The Medical Board has also significantly increased its enforcement of aesthetic practices that are inadequately supervised by physicians."

We've also read of some horror stories that occur when unlicensed, untrained people perform injections of products that are not approved for use by the FDA. These injections can cause serious complications and even lasting disfigurement.

Texas has had strict rules on "spas" and spa services for many years. That's why Dr. Robert Young or another doctor is always on-site when you're having procedures performed by a Registered Nurse (R.N.) at Aesthetic Enhancement. The bottom line:iIt is good practice to make sure that the place you go for your injectables has a physician on on-site and that your provider has the appropriate training and experience.

#Botox     #Facial fillers