Expanding the Role of the iPad and Tablet Devices to Cosmetic Patient Consultations

Jing Wang, Jeffrey T S Hsu, Ashish Bhatia*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The iPad is a useful reference tool for patient education in cosmetic consultations. In this article, we plan to (1) discuss how the iPad can be implemented and used by patients and physicians in consultations, (2) compare the advantages and disadvantages of the iPad with other forms of technology, (3) discuss the optimal way of using the iPad for patient care, (4) see how this tool complies with privacy regulations, and (5) look at other uses of the iPad in the patient care setting. There has been positive feedback from both patients and physicians regarding the addition of the tablet computer during consultations. In addition to showing patients pictures of cosmetic procedures, the iPad also has various multimedia capabilities such as videos and drawing tools that are useful in optimizing patient satisfaction, increasing clinical efficacy, and improving the overall patient experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012


  • Cosmetic consultation
  • Cosmetic patient satisfaction
  • Cosmetic photography
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Dermatology apps
  • Drawings
  • IPad
  • Patient education
  • Patient experience
  • Tablet
  • Technology videos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Surgery


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