To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists from the Cutis Editorial Board answered 5 questions on laser hair removal. Here’s what we found.
Do you perform laser hair removal in your practice?
More than half (58%) of dermatologists perform laser hair removal, while 12% have a PA/NP or aesthetician who performs this procedure on patients. Almost one-third (31%) of respondents do not perform laser hair removal.
Provided by Shari R. Lipner, MD, PhD (New York, New York)
Lasers are an important part of dermatology residency training and not a formal part of any other residency program. Therefore, dermatologists are best equipped to treat patients who are interested in removing unwanted hair safely and effectively. Dermatologists should advocate use of both a mask and a vacuum when performing these procedures to protect patients, themselves, residents, and staff from the resulting plume.
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