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Do i need a dermatologist for laser resurfacing?

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Dr. Megan Jack answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

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.

Answered 6/5/2013

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Dr. Joshua Fox answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Laser: Dermatologist revolutionized the field. But other specialist may have some knowledge also.

Answered 8/1/2015

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Dr. M. Christine Lee answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Thomas Fiala answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

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.

Answered 5/18/2013

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