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OK to Have a Non-physician Administer Pearl Laser Treatment?

The question is: a non-physician administered the Pearl fractional. She took the course only and works in the clinic. What is recommended?

Also, could there be any long-term damages to my face? It is quite red and swollen with bruising on the sides of my eyes (probably from the block freezing).

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Pearl Laser

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Check with your state and local laws. The laser should not cause bruising, that is likely due to local blocks. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

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Danville Plastic Surgeon
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The law varies in each state

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In Georgia, it's okay to have a non-physician perform Pearl laser. The legal liability varies from state to state. Both of my registered nurses are trained  in Pearl laser under my direction.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Laws vary from state to state

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The legal ability for non-physicians to provide medical services varies around the US. That said, because Pearl is ablative, and tissue is destroyed, I would never delegate this procedure in my office.

Regarding your complication, I'd make sure the clinic's supervising physician checks you out  ASAP.

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New Orleans Dermatologist
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