Can my regular doctor do the laser skin resurfacing in his clinic?

Can vs. should. Any md can purchase a laser and use it in a clinic...However, good results with lasers and chemical peels depend on appropriate training and experience. I would check the credentials of any doctor before you consider laser treatments or any cosmetic procedures.
Can? Yes should mayb. I would consult someone with experience doing this procedure. A board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be my pick.
Depends. Most traditional physicians do not have laser resurfacing in their clinic, however if your physician is providing cosmetic services, he/she may have them. Otherwise please see a cosmetic center such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices.
Strictly legally speaking, yes. Yes. What is proper is another matter. Anyone who is graduated from a United States-accredited medical school can legally perform any medical procedure, but that doesn't mean that they should. In my opinion, doctors that wish to perform cosmetic procedures should have trained in a plastic surgery residency that includes thtype of training, not take a weekend course or learn from the reof the company that makes the product.
Talk to previous pts. I'm guessing that you mean your "regular" internist, family doctor or ob/gyn. Yes, these specialists can perform laser skin resurfacing with proper training. That's the key phrase. It might be a good idea to ask to talk to 2 or 3 satisfied patients first.
No. It is done in office but should be done by someone experience in the use of lasers and for appropriate reasons such as acne scars or fine to moderate wrinkling. Healing time varies form 3-4 days for erbium up to about 1 week for carbon dioxide. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation and other options.

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Can any doc tell me what's laser skin resurfacing?

Laser Resurfacing. Laser Resurfacing refers to using a laser to ablate or remove the out layers of skin. The depth of the peel determines the recovery time. The deeper the peel the more smoothing, wrinkle reduction, and pigment removal will occur. Most resurfacing lasers are Erbium or CO2 type machines. Read more...

What information do I have to bring along to do the laser skin resurfacing?

Have pre-op consult. You should have a consultation prior to the procedure so your questions are answered & you receive instructions how to prepare for the procedure & what supplies are needed to care for yourself afterward. Your doctor will want to know your medical history including medical problems, prior surgery and allergies, particularly to medications. Because it's often done with sedation bring a driver. Read more...
Yourself . A good history is essential such as your response to suntanning as well as any history of cold sores and current medications which could cause photosensitivty reactions. Your physician will want to know this as a minimum and even more. Read more...
Medication. There are some medications and skincare products that can adversely affect the outcome of any laser treatment. As such, you should bring and uptodate list of everything you are taking and your skincare. Read more...
Info needed. When getting resurfacing, discuss with your clinician any medical conditions you have, medications you are on (blood thinners especially), metal pieces in your body, low vitamin levels if you know them, how long it takes to heal, and other treatments you have had in the past along with topical creams being used. This helps them better treat you. Read more...

Can having palomar laser skin resurfacing under the eyes - in the dark circle region - cause an ectropion? I was told it could, but not sure about it.

Possible but unlikel. Ectropion is an out turning of the lid margin causing the lid to lift away from the eyeball. Tightening the lower lid in a vertical fashion can cause it to turn outwards but it is very unlikely that the laser could cause this degree of tightening and lid rotation. Ectropion usually occurs in the older population due the muscle laxity. The treating doctor can eval you for any laxity. Read more...

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not. Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. Read more...
Unlikely. Insurance companies typically do not reimburse for treatments that are cosmetic in nature. If there is a medically necessary reason for the treatment, insurance should reimburse for it. Read more...