What the best approach when giving teen patients who desire an aesthetic treatment an answer they may not want to hear? Our experts offer their advice.
When evaluating teenagers for cosmetic procedures, it's important to keep physical and emotional maturity in mind and take a heavy approach to education.
What’s right and wrong in terms of cosmetic procedures for teens is not black and white, experts say. There don’t seem to be formal guidelines to determine whether a teen should or shouldn’t have a cosmetic procedure. So, often, it’s left up to the discretion of the physician consulting with the patient.
The teen years are a time of mental and physical development according to Gia Washington, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.