Acute Communicable
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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Safety Advice for Patients
Below are safety guidelines for non-surgical minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. These guidelines can help you stay safe when undergoing beauty treatment that puncture your skin.

  • Have an initial in-person visit with the doctor, nurse, or physician assistant to discuss your medical history and make sure the medical treatment is appropriate for you.
  • Tell them about any allergies you have, any medications you are taking, and anything that might interfere with your treatment.
  • Ask about any risks and how you will be protected from infection.

  • Any treatment that passes the first layer of your skin is considered a medical treatment and MUST be performed by a qualified medical professional. In California, that means a trained physician, or a registered nurse (RN), or physician assistant (PA) who is supervised by a physician. Licensing status for physicians may be verified at the California Medical Board’s website. Licensing status for nurses may be verified at the California Board of Registered Nurses.

  • Injections should ALWAYS be done in a clean or sterile environment. Aesthetic treatments are medical procedures and the environment should be appropriate for medical treatment.
  • Malls and private homes are NOT appropriate medical environments and may be unsanitary, which can lead to infection.

  • Know the risks, possible outcomes, and safety tips of the procedure you are considering.
  • When considering a treatment, use reliable resources such as government (.gov) or health organization (.org) websites.
  • Check if the business is currently facing any legal issues with the Better Business Bureau.

  • Speak up. Ask questions to make an informed decision.
  • If you are unsure, get a second opinion.
  • If you feel unsafe, stop the treatment and seek help.

For information about specific treatments, including regulations and safety tips, see the aesthetic (beauty) MAIN PAGE.

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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