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A 45-year-old member asked:

Would carbon dioxide laser treatment be done by a plastic surgeon?

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Dr. David Humphreys
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Many plastic surgeons do laser treatments as part of their practice along with surgical procedures.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
If laser expert!: Physicians of many specialties perform laser surgery applicable to their specialty, such as ophthalmologists using laser for retina surgery, dermatologists for skin conditions, and plastic surgeons for operations where laser provides the best outcomes. It's not about the type of laser (or manufacturer), or even the specialty of the user, but the skill, training, and experience of the laser surgeon.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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