MAR 2014

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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34 MARCH 2014 | Med Esthetics me a patient for something that they don't do, like a laser procedure, I send that patient back to that practice for anything they want to continue doing," he explains. "If a dermatologist sends a pa- tient in for treatment of blood vessels in the face, I am very careful that I don't give them a prescription for something else. I send them back to their referring dermatologist." He attributes many of his closest personal and professional relationships to dermatologic meetings and is buoyed by the growing crossover among aesthetic spe- cialties. "Being a blend of dermatologic surgeons, ocular, facial and general plastic surgeons, has allowed us to really learn from each other in our respective specialties," says Dr. Cohen. "I think it's great our fi elds have gotten to the point where the turf war is sort of disappearing. Many of the older people have continued, and I think the younger people see this as an opportunity to learn and really develop wonderful relationships. It has been a fun and exciting path that I look forward to continuing to build." Janine Ferguson is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. SCIENCE AND SYNERGY Dr. Cohen and his wife, Goldie, created two practices that combine medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. S c i e n c e S y n e r g y M E D 3 1 4 . i n d d 3 4 Science Synergy MED314.indd 34 2 / 1 1 / 1 4 3 : 5 1 P M 2/11/14 3:51 PM

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