Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Information for Providers
Aesthetic medicine is not a highly regulated field. Therefore, it is important to practice standard precautions that protect both patient and health care provider from infection. Equally important is for providers of these procedures to remain updated on best practices that may develop for the field of aesthetic medicine. Below are recommendations to keep both providers and patients safe during aesthetic treatments:

  • Ensure proper hand hygiene is performed

  • Ensure the proper use of gloves. Hand hygiene must be performed prior to donning on gloves and right after doffing gloves

  • If medical instruments are unable to be sterilized (i.e., dermarollers), then its use should be limited to one patient only

  • Ensure single dose vials are used on a single patient only and do not save left over medication
  • When using multi-dose vials ensure that you do not use it beyond its expiration date. It is important to disinfect the hub when re-using the vial, and if the sterility of the vials is ever in question, discard the vial
  • Vials should not be re-accessed with a used needle
  • Use a new needle with a new syringe for each new patient and for each treatment

  • Possible outcomes of the procedure
  • Associated risks
  • How you will keep them safe from infections
  • Your credentials for performing the procedure

  • Always use clean, and if possible, new supplies (i.e., ice packs, bandages)

  • Be responsive to questions that patients may have when they are learning about the procedure in question
  • Encourage your patients to ask questions

For additional information, see the INJECTION SAFETY PAGE.

Additional information and responses to frequently asked questions are available from the MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA.

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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