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Esthetician vs. dermatology rn, which should i see?

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Dr. James Davie
Pathology 23 years experience
Depends on need...: ...are you looking for a cosmetic procedure, or a dermatology exam for a diagnosis? Esthetician is restricted to cosmetic procedures, but is specifically trained that field. A dermatology registered nurse may or may not have experience or training in cosmetic procedures, but would be able to handle dermatology examinations and treatments almost at level of a dermatologist.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Estheticians are: great for cleaning your skin but not for prescription medications or medical condition diagnosis

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Last updated Apr 26, 2015

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