If a cosmetic treatment is from Europe, is it safe?
Robert Kotler, MD:
I think anything new, particularly introduced from outside the United States it's a yellow flag at least.And the reason is that we have tougher standards here in the United States for medical procedures.And while our brethren in Europe do some good work, their standards are just a little, they are a little more loose, frankly.
Robert Kotler, MD (cont.):
I'd like to see something with track record here in the United States where American physicians have studied it, have learned from their experience, are reporting on it in medical journals,because we're really tougher critics here. And that's okay.A caviler attitude doesn't make a whole lot of sense when it comes to your face,because changes that might occur either from inappropriate procedure or complications,they can't be hidden very easily.