Healthcare Smart Phone Apps – Do They Work for Cosmetic Patients?

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New smartphone apps are helping patients track their health. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills believes these apps may offer a more complete experience for his patients.

Dr. Simon Ourian performing laser skin resurfacing treatment

Dr. Simon Ourian performing laser skin resurfacing treatment

It’s incumbent on practices like ours to provide patients the best information possible and the most up-to-date way for them to access it.

As more Americans seek to improve their quality of life, the focus on preventive medicine and proactive health monitoring has gained importance. According to a January 27, 2013 New York Times article, this focus on prevention has led to a growing reliance on technology to help monitor a wide range of health conditions and parameters. (Go to: goo.gl/Ss9bV)

These revolutionary new apps can be used to track a host of face and body concerns and treatments including cellulite, stretch marks, and acne scar removal. There are also iPhone, iPad and Android apps that can be used as visualization tools to enable a patient to see the potential post-procedural results of treatments for acne scars, dark circles, wrinkles, pigmentation and other cosmetic conditions.

Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills, believes that these applications have great potential to help his patients. He says, “To be able to consistently and effectively keep up with patients while they are off-site would be an advantage for any practice. It seems like these applications can facilitate that.”

While most smartphone apps are used to track critical health parameters, several apps also focus on tracking cosmetic health parameters. These applications allow users to schedule follow-up appointments, set recovery milestones, and even track the dosage of their medication.

Medical facilities have often frowned on self-help technology for fear of a patient's reliance on unverified information. As a result, patients were torn between the information available online and a doctor's advice. Recently, some medical practitioners and facilities have made reliable, patient-friendly, verifiable medical information available on the internet and through smartphone apps.

“Cosmetic patients are especially tech savvy,” says Dr. Ourian. “It’s incumbent on practices like ours to provide patients the best information possible and the most up-to-date way for them to access it.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about using smart phone apps and cosmetic medical treatments can be found on their website.

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