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INJECTABLE TREATMENTS

INJECTABLE TREATMENTS

Injectable Treatments are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds (“smile lines”), contour the body (reducing the appearance of a “double chin”), and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating a structured framework and volume to the face and lips.
INJECTABLE TREATMENTS
FACIAL TREATMENTS

FACIAL TREATMENTS

Facial Treatments are a family of skin-care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation (physical & chemical), extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are used for general skin health and specific skin conditions.
FACIAL TREATMENTS
LASER SKIN RESURFACING

LASER SKIN RESURFACING

Laser Skin Resurfacing affects human tissue by transferring radiant energy to the target cells. Cosmetic lasers are used to treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Skin Tightening, Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Hair Removal, Acne, and Acne Scars.
LASER TREATMENTS
SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING

SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING

Radio-Frequency (RF) Microneedling uses RF energy to heat the skin to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to tighten the skin.
SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING
COSMETIC SURGERY

COSMETIC SURGERY

Cosmetic Surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance. Procedures include Facelift, Brow/Ft, Eyelid Lift, Ear Pinning, Ear Reshaping, Hair Replacement Surgery, and more.
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Sandia Skin + Face, the #1 Best Medical Spa in Albuquerque, NM, is run by Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Tonya C. Tuggle and offers Injectables (Botox, Juvederm, more), Facial Treatments, Laser Skin Resurfacing, RF Microneedling, Cosmetic Surgery.

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25 BEST BOTOX FAQs ANSWERED [2022]It's 2022, and that "me time" that we've promised ourselves for too long is ready for us to address. You've looked in the mirror, and perhaps you've got a wrinkle or two that you hadn't noticed before. What to do?It's time to consider the Wrinkle Relaxation injection known as BOTOX®.But, you wisely want to do some research before you pick up the phone and make an appointment. Research is always the wisest first step. We wrote this BOTOX FAQ article to address the best patient questions about Botox to assist you in your research.OK, let's get started!TABLE OF CONTENTS1. WHAT IS BOTOX®?2. WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY USES OF BOTOX®?3. WHICH FACIAL WRINKLES CAN I TREAT WITH BOTOX®?4. DO BOTOX® INJECTIONS HURT?5. DOES BOTOX® MAKE MY FACE LOOK UNNATURAL?6. HOW MUCH BOTOX® WILL I NEED FOR MY WRINKLE PROCEDURE? COST?7. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX® AND FILLERS?8. HOW DOES BOTOX® REMOVE WRINKLES?9. DO BOTOX® INJECTIONS HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?10. HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT A BOTOX® INJECTION TO LAST?11. IS BOTOX® ONLY FOR WOMEN?12. DO MEN USE BOTOX®?13. SHOULD I BE OVER 40 TO START USING BOTOX®?14. HOW MUCH TIME WILL A BOTOX® TREATMENT TAKE?15. HOW QUICKLY AFTER A BOTOX® TREATMENT WILL I SEE RESULTS?16. AFTER A BOTOX® TREATMENT, HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?17. HOW MANY BOTOX® INJECTIONS WILL I NEED?18. WHAT WERE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS SEEN IN BOTOX® CLINICAL STUDIES?19. IS THERE A "GENERIC" FORMULATION OF BOTOX®?20. HOW MUCH RESEARCH HAS GONE INTO BOTOX® COSMETICS?21. WHAT DO I DO TO PREPARE FOR A BOTOX® TREATMENT?22. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX® AND XEOMIN®?23. WHAT IS A BOTOX® LIP FLIP?24. IS BOTOX® SUITABLE FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHE RELIEF?25. DO YOU HAVE BOTOX® BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES?1. WHAT IS BOTOX®?Botox is the brand name of a neurotoxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Other brands, such as Dysport and Xeomin, also use Clostridium botulinum. These wrinkle relaxation injectables are also known as Neuromodulators.Botox is the most frequently used term you hear because it was the first injectable bacterium, Clostridium botulinum toxin.Botox is one of the most common Cosmetic Procedures that we humans do for ourselves each year.You can learn more on our website by tapping this link: BOTOX®.[botox faq] #botox #botoxcosmetic #cosmetic #medspa #sandiaskinfaceLEARN MORE: bit.ly/3Gx7Nym ... See MoreSee Less
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BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHICH IS #1 BEST FOR YOU?Cosmetic Medical Spas have popularized the use of Wrinkle Relaxation Injectables for promoting smoother, younger-looking skin. Botox and Xeomin are the two most commonly used wrinkle relaxation injectable treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Botox and Xeomin are both made from the botulinum toxin type A neurotoxin produced by a bacterial species called Clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin creates wrinkle reduction by blocking neuromuscular signals, which relax targeted muscles at the injection site. Although both injectables contain Clostridium botulinum as their active ingredient, there are some differences in how each injectable is used and formulated.You can learn more on our website at: sandiaskinface.com/1-best-wrinkle-relaxation-albuquerque-nm/.TABLE OF CONTENTSBOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHICH IS #1 BEST FOR YOU?1. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: ARE THEY BOTH WRINKLE RELAXATION INJECTION TREATMENTS?2. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHAT ARE THE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES?3. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: IS BOTOX BETTER THAN XEOMIN FOR WRINKLES?4. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHERE IS EACH USED ON MY BODY?5. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?6. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?7. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: ARE DRUG INTERACTIONS DIFFERENT?8. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW LONG A INJECTION LASTS?9. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: ARE THEY COVERED BY INSURANCE?10. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHAT'S A GOOD PRICE FOR BOTOX VS XEOMIN?11. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHO SHOULD BE PERFORMING MY INJECTIONS?12. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: HOW DO I CHOOSE A MEDICAL SPA FOR INJECTIONS?13. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: ARE REWARDS AVAILABLE ON FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTS?14. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: CAN YOU SHOW BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES?1. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: ARE THEY BOTH WRINKLE RELAXATION INJECTION TREATMENTS?Analyzing Botox vs. Xeomin, both are made from the botulinum toxin type A neurotoxin, so there are many things both muscles have in common. The key differences are around the specific formation. Xeomin is called a "Naked" form of Botulinum Toxin Type A. Botox has some added proteins to its recipe. Some data suggest that some individuals might develop an antibody reaction after many repeated treatments of Botox, whereas they might be less likely to do so with Xeomin.Yes. Wrinkle Relaxation Injection Treatments are injections of neurotoxins (nerve poisons) designed to reduce specific muscles' ability to contract and thereby relax wrinkles in the skin above those muscles. Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are widely used on the face to reduce dynamic lines and wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes.There Are Four FDA-Approved Wrinkle Relaxation Injectables:BOTOXXEOMINJEUVEAUDYSPORTAll Of These Use Clostridium botulinum toxin To smooth out wrinkles by relaxing the injected muscular areas. Sandia Skin + Face specializes in the use of BOTOX and XEOMIN.2. BOTOX VS XEOMIN: WHAT ARE THE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES?When analyzing Botox vs. Xeomin, both are made from the botulinum toxin type A neurotoxin, so both have many things in common. The key differences are around the specific formation. Xeomin is called a "Naked" form of Botulinum Toxin Type A. Botox has some added proteins to its recipe. Some data suggest that some individuals might develop an antibody reaction after many repeated treatments of Botox, whereas they might be less likely to do so with Xeomin.LEARN MORE: bit.ly/3FvtU6V ... See MoreSee Less
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JUVÈDERM INJECTIONS (DERMAL FILLER) – 15 BEST QUESTIONS ANSWEREDJUVÉDERM® Injections (Dermal Fillers) are a hot topic for many looking to enhance their appearance. This article seeks to answer the Best 15 Questions about Juvèderm Injections (Dermal Fillers) to help you make the best decision for your beauty needs.You can learn more on our website at: sandiaskinface.com/1-best-injectable-dermal-fillers/TABLE OF CONTENTS1. WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?2. WHAT ARE JUVÈDERM INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS?3. WHAT PRODUCTS DOES JUVÈDERM MAKE?4. WHO ARE JUVÈDERM COMPETITORS FOR HA COSMETIC FILLERS?5. SHOULD I GET A DERMAL FILLER (JUVÈDERM) OR BOTOX?6. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE DERMAL FILLER (JUVÈDERM) TREATMENT?7. HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT JUVÈDERM (DERMAL FILLER) TO LAST?8. HOW MUCH DO LIP JUVÈDERM DERMAL FILLERS COST?9. WHAT ARE JUVÈDERM DERMAL FILLERS SIDE EFFECTS?10. ARE DERMAL FILLERS LIKE JUVÈDERM CONSIDERED SAFE AND EFFECTIVE?11. WHERE ARE DERMAL FILLERS LIKE JUVÈDERM CONSIDERED USED ON MY BODY?12. WHO SHOULD BE PERFORMING JUVÈDERM INJECTIONS?13. HOW DO I CHOOSE A MEDICAL SPA FOR JUVÈDERM INJECTIONS?14. ARE REWARDS AVAILABLE ON FOLLOW-UP DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS?15. CAN YOU SHOW JUVÈDERM INJECTIONS DERMAL FILLERS BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES?1. WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?Collagen used to be the most commonly administered Filler, but now Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers are the newer injectables of choice.Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance naturally produced within your body that attracts moisture. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. When the facial area is injected with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), you’ll instantly see plumper, fuller lips, cheeks, or other injected areas.2. WHAT ARE JUVÈDERM INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS?JUVÉDERM® Is A Cosmetic Treatment Often Referred To As An Injectable Filler. Clients use JUVÉDERM® To Restore Facial Contours And Improve Signs Of Aging. JUVÉDERM® Are Injectable Fillers With A Base Of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). JUVÉDERM® Is A Treatment That Focuses On The Face, Specifically:CheeksLipsAnd Around The MouthJawChinLip Fillers are most commonly made with Hyaluronic Acid (abbreviated HA). HA is a substance naturally produced within the body that attracts moisture and can hold up to 1000 times its weight. When the facial area is injected with Hyaluronic Acid, you’ll instantly see plumper, fuller lips.JUVÉDERM® Is A Cosmetic Treatment Often Referred To As An Injectable Filler. Clients use JUVÉDERM® To Restore Facial Contours And Improve Signs Of Aging. JUVÉDERM® Are Injectable Fillers With A Base Of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). JUVÉDERM® Is A Treatment That Focuses On The Face, Specifically:LEARN MORE: bit.ly/3IdzkFG ... See MoreSee Less
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  • 5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value Dr. Tonya Tuggle is a true professional and such a nice person. I highly recommend her and Sandia Skin.

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    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality Tonya really takes the time to listen to your concerns and is very accommodating. Results were fast and I love them. I highly recommend them.

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    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value Getting botox at Sandia Skin & Face was the best decision I've ever made. No more lines on my forehead 🙂

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  • 5 star review  How amazing! I can’t believe what Tonya has done for me! She took excellent care of me! My first time ever for Botox and Lip Filler. I’m 58 feeling like 30 again! Everyone deserves this! I will be back! My crows are gone. My lipstick goes on smooth with no bleeds. You are totally amazing Tonya! Thank you again ! Tonya was so professional and went over everything in detail with me! Totally amazing place! Treat yourself! We all deserve to look great and feel great! ❤️

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    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality Easy to book online. Seamless appointment and did not feel rushed. Tonya explained thoroughly and made sure i had the best results for botox and minimizing my frown line. Highly recommend!

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    September 20, 2021

    5 star review  The office staff is super accommodating and helpful, and Dr. Tuggle and Tonya Tuggle are both wonderful at what they do. I have had multiple procedures/treatments here over the years and highly recommend them. I never feel uncomfortable or judged, which is huge when deciding on cosmetic procedures. I also never felt pressured into anything and always felt informed about all of my decisions. They have great seasonal specials on fillers, etc!

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  • 5 star review  Tonya is amazing!! She made me feel so comfortable and really listened to my concerns about my skin. She really cares and knows what she is doing. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!! I was concerned my first appointment but I just had my third and I can say it’s so worth it!!! Botox has been an incredible experience and I’m so happy to have tried it, I’m so much happier with my appearance and it looks incredibly natural. I’ve included before and after photos, neither photo is filtered or edited, you can see how makeup would collect in my forehead, and how the after it’s smooth and looks so lovely. It doesn’t feel weird or like I can’t move my muscles at all, it feels super natural. One of my biggest concerns was that I wouldn’t be able to emote with Botox but that’s just not true at all. I feel so confident and that is thanks to Tonya!

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    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value First time getting Botox, I was very nervous. They ARE super friendly. They explained everything to me also answered all of my questions. Tonya is the BEST!!! she is so friendly and professional. I totally recommend this place to get Botox. THE BEST IN ABQ

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    5 star review  I recently relocated from CA. I was nervous to find a new place for lip fillers after going to the same person for several years. Tonya was absolutely amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and instantly made me feel comfortable. Tonya exceeded my expectations. I’ve received so many compliments from friends and family. The entire staff were friendly and professional. I will definitely become a loyal client. Thank you Tonya and team!!!

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SANDIA SKIN + FACE

#1 BEST MEDICAL SPA SERVING SOCORRO NM

Sandia Skin + Face, the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM, is run by our highly-skilled, Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Tonya C. Tuggle. Sandia Skin + Face is Albuquerque’s #1 Choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow.

Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. She received her training in cosmetic injections through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and offered a wide variety of anti-aging and restorative procedures to help you age gracefully.

Contact our office for a complimentary consultation to learn what services will best address your facial aesthetic concerns. Be sure to check out our Loyalty Program for BOTOX & Xeomin!

Our Best Med Spa treatment includes:

FACE FILLER TREATMENT

Injectable Facial Filler Treatments are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds (“smile lines”), contour the body (reducing the appearance of a “double chin”), and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating a structured framework and volume to the face and lips. Tap “Learn More” for info from the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM – Sandia Skin + Face.

FACIAL TREATMENT (FACIALS)

Facial Treatments are a family of skin-care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation (physical & chemical), extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are used for general skin health and specific skin conditions. Tap “Learn More” for info from the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM – Sandia Skin + Face.

LASER RESURFACING

Laser Skin Resurfacing affects human tissue by transferring radiant energy to the target cells. Cosmetic lasers are used to treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Skin Tightening, Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Hair Removal, Acne, and Acne Scars. Tap “Learn More” for info from the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM – Sandia Skin + Face.

SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING

Radio-Frequency (RF) Microneedling uses RF energy to heat the skin to stimulate cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to tighten the skin. Tap “Learn More” for info from the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM – Sandia Skin + Face.

COSMETIC SURGERY

Cosmetic Surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance. Procedures include Facelift, Brow/Ft, Eyelid Lift, Ear Pinning, Ear Reshaping, Hair Replacement Surgery, and more. Tap “Learn More” for info from the #1 Best Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM – Sandia Skin + Face.

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Socorro (sə-KOR-oh) is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is in the Rio Grande Valley at an elevation of 4,579 feet (1,396 m). In 2010 the population was 9,051. It is the county seat of Socorro County. Socorro is located 74 miles (119 km) south of Albuquerque and 146 miles (235 km) north of Las Cruces.

In June 1598, Juan de Oñate led a group of Spanish settlers through the Jornada del Muerto, an inhospitable patch of desert that ends just south of the present-day city of Socorro. As the Spaniards emerged from the desert, Piro Indians of the pueblo of Teypana gave them food and water. Therefore, the Spaniards renamed this pueblo Socorro, which means “help” or “aid”. Later, the name “Socorro” would be applied to the nearby Piro pueblo of Pilabó.

Sandia Skin + Face is proud and honored to be the Medical Spa Serving Socorro NM with our state-of-the-art Medical Spa Services.

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The American Med Spa Association defines a medical spa as a hybrid between an aesthetic medical center and a day spa” with four core elements:
(1) the provision of non-invasive (i.e. non-surgical) aesthetic medical services;
(2) under the general supervision of a licensed physician;
(3) performed by trained, experienced, and qualified practitioners;
(4) with onsite supervision by a licensed healthcare professional.

AmSpa is an organization that was developed in order to keep medical spas and medical aesthetic practices in the United States operating safely and compliantly. AmSpa’s goal is the help the medical spa industry provide you with the treatments and procedures that you want and need while minimizing any risks you may experience due to unsafe practices.

However, it is important for you to take your medical spa safety and wellbeing into your own hands. Take the initiative to inform yourself about the medical spa treatments available to you before you make your appointment—check out our Medical Spa Treatment Directory for this info.

Do some research to make sure the event is safe and compliant. As a general rule, most medical boards don’t exclusively require Botox or fillers to be administered at the doctor’s office.

Provided all the proper protocols and safety measures are in place, they often can be performed anywhere, including at a private residence. Unless you have already been treated at the medical spa (MedSpa) before, you should see a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant before you receive the treatment.

If you are invited to a Botox party held by a nurse you have never met before (who is not accompanied by a doctor, Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physicians Assitant (PA), this is a huge red flag that the party is being held illegally and that proper medical protocols are not in place.

Remember, you should see a doctor, NP, or PA first before you are treated.

It depends on your state, but as a general rule, yes, that’s perfectly fine. Most states allow RNs to inject Botox and fillers, with a few important caveats.

1) You should always see a physician (either MD or DO) or a mid-level provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) before your first treatment. This is not only true for injectables but all medical treatments, including laser treatments and microneedling. If you go to a new medical spa and are treated by an RN without ever seeing either a Medical Doctor(MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physicians Assistant (PA), the medical spa may be breaking the law and does not have proper medical supervision in place.

2) The RN must be properly trained, qualified, and experienced. And don’t simply take their word for it—ask for their license number (all nurses are registered with the state), ask to speak to their supervising physician, and ask for references. These should be readily available.

It depends on your state, but as a general rule, yes, that’s perfectly fine.

Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) are called “mid-level” providers. This means that they can do many of the same things that a doctor can do provided they are properly trained and experienced. They can see new patients, make diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and even prescribe medication.

Most states do not require the doctor overseeing the NP or PA be on-site, although there are often distance and documentation requirements. As long as the NP or PA is properly trained and experienced, there should be no problem with the spa being staffed by an NP or PA.

But don’t be shy! Ask about the NP’s experience, ask about his or her overseeing doctor, and ask to see all supporting documentation if you have questions. All of this should be readily available and, if it’s not, that’s a red flag you need to take into consideration.

No. Botox is considered a medical treatment, therefore, prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa should offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). While each state treats each procedure differently, we recommend that only an RN, NP, or PA practitioner perform Botox or injectables.

Much confusion exists over who can perform laser hair removal and the laws vary drastically from state to state. A number of states have developed specific laws regarding laser hair removal, so you are strongly encouraged to research your state’s laws relative to this treatment. However, most states have not addressed this issue.

As a general rule, most states consider all laser treatments, including laser hair removal, to be medical treatments. Prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa (Med Spa) should offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a registered nurse (RN), a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). Once the in-person exam is complete, most states (but not all) allow anyone with proper training, experience, and supervision by a medical professional to perform laser hair removal.

Most medical spa procedures are considered medical in nature. Because of this, most states require, and AmSpa recommends, that prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa (Med Spa) hould offer you an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA).

This is an important question as medical treatments trigger specific requirements:
1) face-to-face consult with a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, to name one–that non-medical treatments do not.

Medical treatment is a treatment that impacts or affects the living tissue of the body. For example, most states believe that any treatment that affects anything outside the dead skin cells, i.e. the epidermis, is considered to be a medical treatment. There is some confusion about whether certain treatments constitute medical treatments, such as microneedling and dermaplaning. Most states do believe these are medical treatments and it’s always better to err on the side of caution. It’s never a bad thing when a doctor performs a treatment or is on site.

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