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Tempering Patient Expectations and Working With Budgetary Constraints When It Comes to a Single Versus a Multimodal Approach

Black, Jeanette M. MD; Pavicic, Tatjana MD; Jones, Derek H. MD

doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000688
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BACKGROUND This article is a review of the literature and the authors' experience in managing patients seeking facial and nonfacial rejuvenation procedures with budgetary constraints.

OBJECTIVE To provide readers with an approach to the cosmetic patient with financial limitations.

METHODS AND MATERIALS This article is written from a review of the literature and the authors' experience.

RESULTS The readers should learn how to better manage a patient with financial limitations seeking cosmetic procedures.

CONCLUSION Because patients seeking cosmetic procedures are often faced with budgetary constraints, it is important for the cosmetic physician to educate patients about available treatment options and their costs. Giving patients realistic expectations and tailoring treatment plans to the patient's primary goals and financial limitations can help maximize overall patient satisfaction.

*Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California;

Dermatology and Aesthetics of Munich, Munich, Germany;

Dermatology Department, Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jeanette M. Black, MD, Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, 9201 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 602, Los Angeles, CA 90069, or e-mail: jettblack2@gmail.com

J. M. Black has indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters. T. Pavicic is a consultant and speaker for Merz Pharmaceuticals, Galderma S.A., Dermaceutic Laboratoires, Cynosure, Beiersdorf and she is conducting clinical studies for Merz Pharmaceuticals and Ipsen. D. H. Jones is a investigator, consultant, and speaker for Allergan, Galderma Aesthetics, and Merz Pharmaceuticals.

© 2016 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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