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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 534-539

Safer practice of aesthetic dermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations by SIG aesthetics (IADVL Academy)

1 Consultant Dermatologist, ehektagul Dermaclinic, New Delhi, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, India
3 Consultant Dermatologist, SkinSpace Clinic, Mumbai, India
4 Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Kandhari's Skin and Dental Clinic, New Delhi, India
5 Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Vineeta Joshi's Skin n Hair Clinic, Pune, India
6 Consultant Dermatologist, Skin Remedies Clinic and Laser Centre, Noida, India
7 Consultant Dermatologist, Anya Skin Clinic, Ahmedabad, India
8 Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India
9 Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Azeezia Medical College, Kollam, India
10 Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Divya's Skin and Hair Solutions, Bengaluru, India
11 Consultant Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, India
12 Consultant Dermatologist, Derma Circles Clinic, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Arora
Coordinator SIG Aesthetics and Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_328_20

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed the homeostasis of the medical world. In this critical phase, in addition to the general recommendations issued by World Health Organization (WHO) for medical practitioners and health care givers, certain other precautions and safe care practices need to be emphasized which are unique to each branch of medicine. Aesthetic dermatology is no exception. With aesthetic treatments on the rise, it is pertinent to formulate safe practices for aesthetic dermatology to protect the doctor, health staff and the patients from getting exposed during this phase and in the aftermath of the pandemic. Recommendations for surgical and dental procedures advice to defer such procedures. This can be extrapolated to aesthetic dermatology also, but once health care services start, there should be some safety recommendations to be followed until we have definitive management or a vaccine for it.

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