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

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can? Yes should mayb
I would consult someone with experience doing this procedure.
A board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be my pick.

In brief: Can? Yes should mayb
I would consult someone with experience doing this procedure.
A board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be my pick.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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