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A 38-year-old member asked:

do i need a dermatologist for laser resurfacing?

4 doctor answers28 doctors weighed in
Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Laser resurfacing: You can go to a dermatology but plastic surgeons also commonly do laser resurfacing procedures. If you want a deeper and more effective resurfacing its best to see a plastic surgeon who can arrange for sedation.
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 39 years experience
Laser: Dermatologist revolutionized the field. But other specialist may have some knowledge also.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Experience counts: Dermatologists are the experts in skin so tend to be the best specialists to see for lasers especially resurfacing. But not every dermatologist owns or performs laser treatments. There are some derms who only do medical dermatology and no procedures while other derms specialize in cosmetic procedures and lasers. Most important criteria is to find a doctor who is very experienced with lasers.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Plastic surgeons tend to be experts in wound care and also are experienced in this field
May 1, 2013
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
A shared specialty: Actually, plastic surgery, ent, and dermatology all share this area, and there are certainly experts in this field from all 3 specialties. Seek out an expert in your area.

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How does laser therapy work?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Calms blood vessels: Laser shrinks the overactive blood vessels near the surface in rosacea. You may need several treatments.
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What is laser resurfacing?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Wrinkle removal: Laser resurfacing is a way to peel a layer of skin. In doing so, brown spots are removed, reorganization of underlying collagen ocurs, and smoothing of the texture of skin results. Laser resurfacing is generally either ablative (deeper) or minimally ablative (more superficial), the former is more effective on deeper wrinkles but with longer down time.
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What happens during laser treatment?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It Depends: The doctor will use a laser as a tool to essentially burn a very small amount of tissue, but it is used for eye disorders, vaginal disorders, and during some types of surgery. When used for diabetics, they burn blood vessels in the eye that have grown abnormally large.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is laser liposuction a new and therefore risky procedure?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not Really: Laser assisted liposuction is the newest of the technologies to help with fat removal during liposuction. In trained hands, it is vey safe. The major risks that are present are essentially the same as in any liposuction procedure. The main specific risk is a burn from the laser, however these risks should be minimal in experienced hands.
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What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing!: They are slightly different terms for the same procedure.

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