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

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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
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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
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